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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Hobbit inspired Coffee Cup


To The Hobbit lovers! Mae G'ovannen!

Dear Mellons,
I made this and wanted to share it with you all. It's a takeaway coffee cup and on it is the majestic Thorin Oakenshield's map from The Hobbit.


Just wanted to know what you think!

If you like it, please leave a comment below in the comment section, if you don't you can still leave a comment. Feedback is always great!
N'i lû tôl
No veren 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Botanical Print Wall

Botanical Print Wall:



















I saw an idea like this while browsing through some DIYs online. I unfortunately didn't save the website's link and it was months ago so I couldn't remember the name of the blog. Anyway it inspired me to do this Botanical Wall Print. This has been going on for a while. I started it over a month ago and never really got time to finish. Now it is done and I am quite happy with the result.

What you'll need:
- vintage botanical prints (from a book or online)
- a printer (optional)
- blue tac or tape
- scissors

How to do it:
1. I started by collecting as many vintage botanical print as possible. I have around 40 different prints which I got from the internet.


















2. I printed each of them out on an A4 sheet of paper.

3. I cut some of them to have a variety of shapes and sizes.

4. This is the part which is a bit long and demands a bit of patience. I stuck them to the wall using blue tac. I arranged it to match my quirky looking room. I also glued some on top of the other to make it more interesting to look at.



















And that's it! It was so simple and I must say really fun to do!


















Now it's your turn.

































Enjoy!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Lovely Finds

Here are this week's lovely finds:




The first find is this awesome "Gone Fishing" throw pillow which I found on Redbubble. I absolutely love the idea of fishing in a tin of sardines in olive oil. Quite strange!
http://www.redbubble.com/people/seasidespirit/works/13535061-gone-fishin?grid_pos=2&p=throw-pillow





Sherlock Comic T-shirt

Sherlock Comic T-Shirt in Tri-Black by Society6.
Need! Need! Need!
http://society6.com/product/sherlock-comic_t-shirt#11=50&4=136







Yubaba's Bathhouse Area & Throw Rug



For those who love the japanese cartoon Spirited Away, this is what you need! Since it is one of my favourite movies., I seriously have to have this! I think it would look lovely at the entry of my bathroom.

http://society6.com/product/yubabas-bathhouse_rug#36=288





Grand Budapest Hotel Wall Clock


The Grand Budapest hotel clock! No way! This is amazing! I love whoever made this! Aaaaaah! It's so pretty!
http://society6.com/product/grand-budapest-hotel-ljc_wall-clock#33=284&34=286









The Earth Laughs in Flowers. I love the colours! So pretty and bright! A good mug like this would cheer me up when i'm feeling down!
http://society6.com/product/the-earth-laughs-in-flowers--pink--gold_mug#27=199








This Shed Antler Chandelier from Anthropologie is absolutely beautiful! it is crafted from naturally shed deer antlers collected in North America. This magnificent chandelier makes a dramatic focal point in a room!
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-lighting/33557158.jsp#/


Lovely Moroccan Wedding Throw. I love the colour! Adds a cosy feel to a room!
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-bedding/33798976.jsp#/
Polaroid Sun 600 LMS Light Management System - Bicentennial Limited Edition - film tested and working special edition

 I've always wanted a polaroid camera. Actually I've always wanted to have a vintage camera collection and I think I shall start with the polaroid sun 600 like in Warm Bodies.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/120811825/polaroid-sun-600-lms-light-management






Enjoy!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Teen DIY Iphone Cases

Teen DIY Iphone Cases:



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So my iphone's case is pretty much ruined now and I can't seem to find a case that I like therefore I decides to make my own one. Of course I went with a Hobbit theme but I have others as well. Here is how to do it.

What you'll need:

















- a clear Iphone case
- a picture of your choice
- scissors
- cutter

How to do it:

1. Print out your picture large enough to fit into the Iphone case.

2. Cut it out. Make sure it fits in well.

3. Cut out the camera hole using your cutter.

















4. Admire your super easy DIY Iphone case!

















































Enjoy!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Lovely Finds

This is going to be a thing now.

So i'm going to start posting every week lovely finds from the internet or even stuff I come across while strolling around.

Today's finds:




I love this so much! So artsy! Watercolor Iphone case. I need this right now especially since I don't have a case at the moment.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/99706427/watercolor-set-iphone-4-case-palette?ref=fp_shop&aref=25302179785






Who wouldn't want this! A Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass necklace. It's so cute! I'm obsessed with BBC's Sherlock so I definitely need this!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/167145773/sherlock-holmes-magnifying-glass?ref=hp_mod_rf




Oooh! A scientific cushion! I love how the moon is represented! My bed is yearning for this!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118925924/cotton-linen-fabrics-pillow-sham-science?ref=shop_home_active_9






Such a simple top but I love everything about it! I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan as you all know by now so this lovely blue top needs to be in my closet!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183059559/lotrfellowship-of-the-ring-womens?ref=shop_home_active_14





I like both these Constellation Wall Stickers. Either of these would fit my Blue wall perfectly! Teal or Dark Blue, which one do you prefer?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202878169/teal-constellations-wall-decal-astronomy?ref=listing-shop-header-0






https://www.etsy.com/listing/202732232/lyra-constellation-wall-decal-astronomy










A Cable knit blanket! they might be a bit pricey but definitely worth it! Every home needs one!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/207752639/milky-white-cable-knit-blanket-it-fits 






My BIGGEST and BESTEST find is definitely Lorraine Loots limited edition miniature painting book. Lorraine Loots is an artist from Cape Town. She creates miniature paintings which are also for sale. In 2013, she did a project where she has to paint a miniature every single day for 365 days. Once the project was completed she released her book entitle 365 paintings for ants. She then did the same project in 2014. The book is available on ETSY. There are only 365 copies worldwide and at the moment there are only a few left so you better get your copy quickly before they run out! I already bought mine and I can't wait for it to arrive! Here sneak a peak to see what it looks like inside. Each page has a miniature painting on it and the date it was painted on.

I hope you liked my Lovely Finds!
Enjoy!
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Sunday, 4 January 2015

DIY The Hobbit T-Shirt

DIY The Hobbit T-Shirt:



















As some of you might know, I am a huge Lord of The Rings and Hobbit fan sooooo... I decided to make a Hobbit T-shirt! I was meant to buy a t-shirt for the release of the Battle of the Five Armies but unfortunately they don't sell any here.
I got the idea when I saw my sister making stuff out of her old t-shirts. I know it's a bit late because the film has been out for quite some time now but I made one anyway for myself and I love it. I'll have to figure out later how to arrange it so I can wear it outdoors and not just at home. It's way too big! Unfortunately I didn't get to take any step by step pictures for you but I hope you understand. It's really not hard. It is definitely the easiest way, especially if you don't have any transfer paper, to get an awesome t- shirt to show off to your friends. It doesn't have to be a Hobbit t-shirt. Let your imagination run wild.

What you'll need:

- your choice of picture (preferably printed on a thick paper)
- scissors
- a black marker (sharpie)
- t-shirt
- cardboard or newspaper

How to do it:

1. Pick your picture or pictures. Print them out.

2. Cut them out like a stencil.

3. Put your stencil on your t-shirt. Center it if possible.

4. Color in your stencil using your black sharpie. Make sure to put a cardboard or some papers in between the t-shirt so that the marker doesn't bleed through.

5. Take a step back. Admire your work.

Easy!























Enjoy!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

So I wrote this on New Year's Eve and I thought I had actually published it, turns out I saved it to drafts.




Anyway, I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you have a fantastic year (full of DIYs I hope) and I wish you all the best for 2015. Can you believe it's been a year? Time passes so fast! I'm going to miss 2014, I don't know why? There wasn't anything special about it. I guess I liked the number. Wow! I've had my blog since 2013. What happened? Almost two years already!
So once again Happy New Year and may the odds be ever in your favour! (Yeah I don't know why I just said that) :)







Enjoy the fireworks!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Printable Party Poppers

Printable Popcorn Poppers:

Christmas is tomorrow! What better to celebrate than with these printable popcorn poppers which I found at ohhappyday.com.

What you'll need:
- 3 pieces of 8.5 x 11 colorful card stock
- 1 piece 8.5 x 11 white card stock(for tags)
ruler
glue (not pictured)
screw punch or hole punch
string
How to do it:
1. Print out the Printable Popcorn Poppers on 8.5 x 11 colorful card stock.
2. With the bone folder, score all indicated fold lines on the popper. The score lines will go through the center of the triangle shapes and then perpendicular above & below the triangles (see template).

3. Using the craft knife, cut out the popper template.

4. Fold all of the scored lines on the popper using the bone folder.

5. Cut out the triangle shapes by folding each side and cutting with scissors (see photo for detail).

6. Use bone folder again to fold the scored lines that are above and below the triangles. These will be the ends of the popper.

7. Glue the small flap and assemble the triangle shape popper by pressing the small flap under the large flap. Allow glue to dry.

8. Once the popper has dried, press the triangle cut-outs inward and tie off one side with pretty string or ribbon.

9. Stuff your popper with popcorn! Cut out one of the “pop” tags and punch a hole in the top using the screw punch or hole punch.

10. Tie off the popper some with the tag and string.
Printable Popcorn Poppers | Oh Happy Day!

Done!



Enjoy!