DIY Cloud Light

This is my latest DIY for Apartment Therapy. All you need is a metal hanger, string light and pliers. See the whole Cloud Light tutorial over there!

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What You Need

Materials

  • LED Lighting Chain
  • Metal Wire Hanger

Tools

  • Pliers

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Instructions

  1. To get the frame for my cloud I bent a metal wire hanger in the cloud shape I wanted. You’ll need some strength and patience to finish this step.
  2. After that I started wrapping my lights around the wire (I went around two times).
  3. If you would like another color of your wire you could always spray paint it first.
  4. Leave the end of cord (the part without lights) so that the controller will reach a spot to rest on.

(Please remember that cords can be a strangulation hazard for small children.)

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Have creative Friday!

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DIY Triangle Christmas Wreath

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Materials
Simple greens (I picked these in my garden, what ever they are)
Red berries (I used rose hips)
Thick wire
Thread (black or green)
Scissors or secateurs

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How to
Start by making a large triangular shape from your wire. Take one long branch and secure to one side of your triangle with the thread. Continue the same procedure on the next side, and then to the next. Cover any visible wire with small pieces of your greens or gently pull leaves from under the wire to disguise. Trim up any parts that look too bushy. The final step is to add the berries, just squeeze the stems in under the thread where ever you like them.

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Modern and super easy to make! Happy holidays!

DIY Ceramic Bells

I’m happy to share my third DIY project for the inspiring blog House that Lars built! Over there I will show you how turn thrifted mugs into beautiful ceramic bells. To see the full post and tutorial, head on over to www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com!

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Ceramic bells from repurposed flea market found mugs.
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I went for pastel colors.
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The more the merrier, perfect for the holidays.
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The material and tools you’ll need.
Project and photograpy: Therese Vikman at Miss Vintage Valentine

DIY painted shoes

I’m so happy to share my second DIY project for the inspiring blog House that Lars built!
Over there I show you how to paint a pair of vintage leather shoes. For full post and tutorial head on over to www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com!
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Upcycled vintage oxfords.
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Use leather or acrylic paint.
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Step by step, how to.
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The finished shoes.
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Before and after.
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Now put on your painted shoes and dance!

Project and photograpy: Therese Vikman at Miss Vintage Valentine

DIY upcycled lampshade vases

I’m super excited to tell you that this week I’m a guest contributor at the amazing arts, craft and design blog House that Lars built! Over there I show you how to turn old lampshades into vases. Se the full post and description how to make them here! Thank you Brittany for having me!

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You can make the vases from lampshades in any shape and size.
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Add cord and you can make hanging vases.
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Some elderflowers to go with it.
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The creative process.
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Step by step.
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The vases shining in their new robes. Project, styling & photography: Therese Vikman

Now, go make something!