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DIY Rustic Box

Hello again! The Spring is almost here, well actually not for everyone (sorry Australia) but for those of you who live in Northern Hemisphere – happy Springtime! So spring cleaning is pretty essential part of the Spring but why not give a new and rustic touch to your rooms with some new design elements, such as DIY boxes. If you live in Estonia or anywhere else in Northern Europe you know that tangerines are super popular fruits in Christmastime and that they are often packaged into small wooden boxes. One of these boxes is the one that we used for our DIY box project. And honestly there’s only one thing that you have to do – paint it!

We used black acrylic color that can be used for canvas metal, wood, wall etc. You can choose whatever color you like but we went with simple yet sophisticated black. It is from an Italian company called Maimeri and the color’s precise name is Carbon Black. By the way, we looked from H&M’s website that they offer wooden boxes that look a little similar to the one we made but H&M offers them from 14,99 euros while ours didn’t even cost a half of that price – wooden box itself was “free” since it is actually just packaging and acrylic color cost about 5 euros. So you can achieve an awesome look and practicality for very cheap price and by recycling. You can use this box as storage box or also for growing your own windowsill herbs. We’re sure it’ll look great!

 

What You should do with $10?

Aren’t we all sometimes wasting our money on things that have no practical use or reason? Like that phone case that is shaped like a real banana or that golf course for your bathroom. That last one actually sounds pretty entertaining… Anyway, today’s post is something interesting and different even to Pinterest because we found so few DIY-s about Picture Frame Clocks that we even felt embarrassing on behalf of Pinterest. So we’re here to fix that mistake.

By the way it is relatively easy to make Picture Frame Clock, which made it even weirder that no one really do these, considering they look really beautiful and artsy. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it should only costs you up to $10, if you make a medium-sized clock. It will of course cost you 2 or 4 times more if you want to make a HUGE clock! You can also use an old picture frame and in that case the whole project would cost you only few dollars.

So the things you’ll need are:

  • Picture Frame
  • Quartz Clock Movement Mechanism Kit (Buy from Amazon, Ebay etc)
  • Cardboard
  • Handmade Decorative Paper

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  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Super Glue
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
  • Pencil

1. Take the picture frame and remove its pack and glass part, you won’t need them. Take a cardboard and cut it out in the shape of the frame. It has to fit to the place where glass and pack part were before. Apply glue to one side of the cardboard with glue stick.2. Put the decorative paper to the glued side of cardboard, be careful not to break the paper. Next turn cardboard to the side that doesn’t have the decorative paper.
3. Set the cardboard into the frame and fixate it with frame’s metal clips.
4.  Measure out and mark the center of the cardboard with ruler and pencil. Poke a hole to the center carefully and make it big enough for clock movement mechanism.
5. Put some super glue to the edges of the hole (not too close to the actual hole though) Place the clock mechanism to the right place and stick the pointy part through the hole.6. Place and assemble the clock movement mechanism as showed on the package (usually mechanism is fixed with a nut and then clock hands are pointed to 12 o’clock, after that you can set the correct time).

It might seem like a lot of work but actually it isn’t! It took us only 10 minutes to make this clock, so you should try to make it yourself too! Perfect for your own home and also as a (housewarming) gift.

 

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30 Simplistic Christmas Tree Ideas

Merry Christmas!

Christmastime is almost over this year, but it is never too late to get inspired by beautiful Christmas photos. Who knows, maybe one of these ideas is a reality in your own living room already next year.                                                                         When it comes to Christmas trees, it does not matter what size or height it is. The most important is the joy that comes from decorating it and later enjoying it’s beauty and smell.                                                                                                                       If you would like to aim for Scandinavian style, then use white or lighter coloured decorations and remember- less is more!                                                                            If you like bright colours, go for it! Red, pink, blue and violet will bring out the happy and festive feeling and there is never too much happiness and festiveness!  You may also go for classical golden and silver decorations, which will never go out of style.

Here are only some ideas, how to decorate your Christmas tree –

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Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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