Fast & Easy DIY: Paper Bag Star!

My paper bag star. All pics by Franzi.

Have you decorated your flat festive already? I may be the last human being on earth discovering the magic of paper bag stars. They are simple to make and incredible pretty! Just in case there are still some of you out there, who also never made one before, here is the fast and easy instruction:

Instructions:

You need: 

8 paper bags, 2 cardboard paper strips (as long as the paper bags, app. 0,5 cm wide), a glue-stick, scissors, some ribbon for hanging, a hole puncher.

Steps:

Place a bag on the table with the opening facing you. Apply glue centered from top to the bottom and from left to right along the bottom of the bag (in “T” shape). Repeat this step until all eight bags are glued on.

Cut the right and the left side of the bag to a point, to create the star pointers.

Add slits, curves or triangles to the side as you like.

Then the cardboard paper strips are used: Apply glue on each strip, place it at the center of the paper bags and press firmly. Proceed the same way on the backside. Round off the overlapping ends of the strips with a scissor.

Punch a hole in the end of the strips (at the triangle-shaped end, as hole for the ribbon).

Unfold your star and be happy :).

Have a beautiful week!

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Sewing Books! #fbm16

sewing3The Classic: Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Let’s start with the books I found on the Frankfurt Book Fair this year! Like I let you know last week, I am now the proud owner of my own sewing machine. So it’s not very surprising that I looked out for some instruction books on sewing. Here are the best sewing books I found :).

Have a beautiful day!

sewing4Sewing for babies and kids (German): Nähen mit JERSEY – kinderleicht!

sewing1Make your own fashion (German): Mode schneidern – das Buch.

sewing2My favorite: Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time.

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Papermeals!

The culinary animation series PAPERMEALS by the Australian production studio yelldesign presents in short clips the preparation of a dish like Ramen or penne with meatballs… and now comes the fun part: everything is made out of paper!! The meatballs, their ingredients, everything. Worth watching – and there are also more papermeals available at vimeo :).

I wish you a fun weekend! Have a delicious one :)!


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Last Minute Easter DIY Ideas!

Upper Row: Concrete Bunnies via LOOK WHAT I MADE – Origami Bunny via LOOK WHAT I MADE – Glitter Eggs via girl. Inspired.
Lower Row: Birdy Sweets via Sweet Sugarbelle – Mr. Humpy Dumpy Eggs via Mama Mommy Mom – Pom Pom Chicks via Crafts Unleashed.

Only two days left until Easter! Do you still need some DIY ideas for decorating your flat? Some cute pom pom chickens, a bunny made from concrete or Mr. Humpy Dumpy eggs? Here are six fast and easy Easter crafting ideas!

 Happy crafting :)!

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Last-Minute DIY Gifts!

Upper Row: Coffee CandleReindeer BeerWatercolor Portrait.
Lower Row: Cat MugWitty GlovesMason Jar Lid Coasters.

I am pretty sure that everyone has all presents for everyone right now. Just in case, that there is a last-minute (gift) emergency arriving… here a some DIY ideas!

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Under the X-Mas Tree: DIY Ideas!

Only one and a half weeks left until X-Mas! Nothing makes as happy as some handcrafted presents from those you love, because it deserves time and effort to prepare those little treats. Here are some more DIY ideas.

I wish you a wonderful start into the next pre-X-Mas week. May it be filled with cookie baking evenings and gatherings around the mulled wine stalls on pretty X-Mas markets :)!

P.S. Don’t forget to participate on the My so-called Luck advent calendar!

Sharpie-and-glitter-mugA personalized X-Mas mug! Via Nest of Posies.

momtasticA dip dyed coaster! Via Momtastic.com.

glamourA fancy necklace! Via GLAMOUR.

a beautiful mess1A pretty ornament! Via A Beautiful Mess.

A beautiful messSpiced latte hand soap! Via A Beautiful Mess!

a beautiful mess3Pretty bracelets! Via A Beautiful Mess.

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Happy Easter Ideas!

Happy EasterI, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

Only two more weeks until Easter! …Wow, I just had a flashback – it’s not very long ago that I wrote my countdown to X-Mas and now already Easter is arriving. Impressing how fast time is running when you have a full schedule. So, maybe Easter is a good occasion to take a short break from ordinary life, to calm down a bit, to relax, to enjoy some time with friends and family, to decorate your home and maybe even do some hand-crafting and egg-painting with the kids. My pal Isa and me searched for some great happy easter ideas to prepare yourself for Easter.

Have a fun week with lots of creative projects … and look out for the next Special Monday post, which will be about Happy Easter Activities!

Thanks Isa for supporting me with this post. It’s a great co-production!

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