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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A Garden Wedding!

The beautiful wedding cake – with the names of the bride, the groom & their little daughter! All pics by Franzi.

Now we are definitely in the midst of this year’s wedding season! On Saturday Stephan and me were in Hesse at the beautiful garden wedding of his second cousin Simone and her groom Olli. It was such a wonderful feast with lots of inspirational ideas. Here are some impressions…

I wish you a wonderful fresh week! Have a lovely one!

I loved the table decoration: Collectors cups and saucers & wild flowers.

A candy bar!!!

In the night they lit a fire – and smoked salmon, which was later served as midnight dinner!

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Inventory: Necklaces!

Kette2My necklaces collection! Pics by Franzi.

This week I had a closer look onto my necklaces collection. Since I nearly NEVER wear any necklaces I was surprised that I own approximately twenty necklaces nonetheless. A lot of them are fun plastic items, some are made of wood – and nearly all are quite long. Fun fact: I use them more as a decorative element on hooks on my walls than on my own neck. Do you wear necklaces more often than me?

Have a beautiful day!

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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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X-Mas Decoration Ideas!

Upper Row: Gingerbread GarlandPumpkin SnowmenBurlap Garland.
Lower Row: Fruit TreeBook Stack TreeAcorns.

Is your flat decorated already? Mine is full of crafted Froebel stars, but could still use a Christmassy make-over. Here are some decoration ideas… and I will definitely make a book stack tree!

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My New Flat: Apartment Tour!

Last week I finally put some pictures on the walls of my new flat in Hamburg. Now it really feels like home. Since I wanted to make some apartment tour stories on this blog anyways, I thought it may be the right time to start with my own. Here are some impressions of my new home.

Have a wonderful start into the new week. Let it be a beautiful one!

HH1I found some old microscopic drawings by my grandpa from 1960 and framed them. (All pics by Franzi.)

HH2My living room is bright and cozy.

HH3The bedroom still needs a few more pictures, but ist also bright and friendly.

HH4My new house friend – the yeast. …A present by my pals Isa & Conny.

HH5Like in every past flat of mine, the doors are carrying heavy on my cardigans, coats and scarves.

HH7The flat has a lot of doors – you can actually walk in a bg circle from the kitchen into the living room into the bedroom into the corridor into the kitchen and so on…

 HH6The one thing I am really missing in Hamburg is my big balcony, but at least I have some herbs on the window sill and a kind of community terrace in front of the house.

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Hop On! It’s Easter Again!

Upper Row: Almond Chicken Baby by Fork&Beans – Paper Sac Bunny Bag by Clear and Simple Stamps – Wooden Egg Family by Handmade Charlotte.
Lower Row: Washi Tape Easter Eggs by Lovely Indeed – Sprinkled Easter Eggs by Studio DIY – Bunny Napkin by Tortelina.

Hop, hop, hop… Easter arrives fast! Every year I am asking myself: Didn’t we just celebrate X-Mas?! The answer is – like always – yes, but it’s also already three months ago ;). Now it’s time for celebrating spring and bunnies. To get you into the right mood, I present you – like every year – a few DIY easter ideas!

Hop, hop! I Wish you a wonderful start into the easter week, my bunnies! Hop, hop!

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Those Dreamy Rooms!

I will not move until June, but already I am dreaming about decorating my new rooms in Hamburg. Those following rooms are true inspirations! … I guess I have to look out for a loft or an old industrial building ;).

westelmVia WEST ELM.

thebowerbirdsVia The Bowerbirds.

little--leafVia little–leaf.

gravity gravityVia gravity-gravity.

architecturaldigestVia AD.

andthenIfound5quidVia Andthenifound5quid.

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Pretty X-Mas Wraps!

X-Mas is coming nearer with BIG steps! Do you have already all gifts for your loved ones? I have … zero (plus a slightly panick attack). But hey, at least I found some pretty wrapping ideas for my not-yet-existing gifts ;).

Happy Wrapping!

youaremyfaveConfetti!!! Via You Are My Fave.

NormansPrintery2Nautical! Via Etsy//NormansPrintery.boxwoodclippingsCozy! Via Boxwood Clippings.

NormansPrinteryGalactic! Via Etsy//NormansPrintery.

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New Easter Ideas!

Upper Row: DIY Love EggsDIY Stamped EggsEaster Egg Sewing Cards.
Lower Row: Egg Crate GardenDIY Marbleized EggsDIY Easter Egg Pinatas.

In two weeks we will celebrate easter and I am looking forward to spending a few days at home with friends and family. Meanwhile, there is still some more time to prepare some DIY home decorations 🙂

I wish you a week full with pleasant easter anticipation!

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