Making A Leather Necklace

- Accessories
DIY A Leather Necklace. Upcycling idea for a leather bag.
 A couple of weeks ago i saw a great tutorial for a leather chain necklace on cucumbersome and since i bought myself a new handbag as a Christmas gift, i thought i should take advantage of the old one! So now i have a new bag and a new leather necklace and a bracelet! Here’s how to do it!
 This is the before, emptied and ready to be torn into pieces!
                                          handbag turned to necklace


 I removed the leather and then using the template i had laready downloaded i traced and cut the leather. I only managed to make 25 links for the leather chain. So instead of doing a long leather necklace using only leather -there was not enough material for it anyway- i decided to add another material too. I used 19 links for the necklace an a piece of black satin ribbon for making it a bit longer. With the leftover 4 leather links i made a bracelet.                                           
 Since i did not have a closure for the bracelet, i used a piece of elastic rubber, making sure the length fitted my wrist and sewed it on the back side of a ribbon. I then sewed the ribbon on the leather, like i did with the necklace.

diy leather chain bracelet
leather chain bracelet
leather chain necklace
 Now i have to find something to do with the leftovers from the links!



Mantel decor using a pair of trousers…

- Home Decor
 I have plenty of stuff i no longer wear. I gave some of them away and the few i kept i try to reuse them! So, i took an old pair of trousers and used it for decorating our mantel. I also used 2 glass bottles, 3 plastic bowls, leftovers from  delicious profiteroles! Branches and beans! Here we go…

 I spray painted the bottles black. Covered the bottle with white glue and wrapped around it a piece of the trousers. I also used white glue to secure it.
 I did the same with the plastic bowls. I covered the bottom of them with a piece of black ribbon. Like that…
fabric covered decoratins
 To fill the bottles i got some brances from a nearby empty yard, which i spray painted black! To fill the bowls i spray painted beans. And made flowers and a bow, which i glued on wire, with hot glue.
mantel decor with bottles
diy mantel decor
decorate with bottles
Have a great weekend!

Giving New Look To An Old Chair

- Home Decor
 We love our new bedroom! And the room divider is a great solution! The bed area of the room is always nice and tidy and the other half is the closet and ironing part! Really helpful!

 I made some small changes in the room lately. You know what i used ? Sheets. When we bought the bedding, we also bought a pair of sheets. I used the pillow cases to decorate the bed, as you see in the photo above.  One sheet is with flowers and the other with stripes. I used the one with the stripes to make covers for a pillow on the bed and make new covers for the pillows of a chair we have in the room.
 The chair had red covers, from our previous home.
 I wrapped the sheet around the pillows and folded it around each one, like wrapping a present. I hand stitched the sheet on the pillow, to keep it in place.
diy pillow covers

 As simple and fast as that we have a new chair!

sheet as pillow cover
diy chair covers
 I used another piece of the sheet to cover a pillow for our bed. I wrapped the sheet around it and cut a piece of sheet to wrap it in the middle, so as it looks like a bow.
no sew pillow covers
bow pillow

 There are some more things to do in our room! I will use the sheet with the flowers for them! I plan on using it as curtain! We will see how that turns out!

 Take care!

Our Christmas Decorations : The Grand Tour!

- Uncategorized

 After some serious thinking, i decided i should let the world see our unique Christmas decorations! And have a shock!!!!!!!!! People who know me, know i am not a Christmas person! I have not covered the house in lights, santas, elves, mistletoes and similar stuff. And i do not have a Christmas mantel! Some of you might remember the wreath i made last year!

 And the ribbon Christmas tree , which decorates our dining table all year round!
 But…this year we have even more stuff!!!!!! Are you ready for this? Let’s go…We have two, not one, but two Santas! Santa #1…
 He is hanging at our hallway.  Next , Santa #2…
 And here’s another photo of him, to understand his size!!!!
 There’s more people! This is the moment you have all been waiting for…Our Christmas tree…dada…
 Our home is full of Christmas!!!!!!!!

Framed Dried Flower

- Home Decor
 I am not a romantic person, neither is my loved one. And i do not keep souvenirs, from anything. But this one was special! On our wedding day, when we returned home, my baby had a beautiful rose bouquet and two wine glasses waiting for us! And that was more than a surprise for me! I thought i should keep that bouquet, or a part of it. At first i considered cutting the flowers and placing them in a picture frame, but i was not excited with the result. So , i took them apart and with the rose petals i created a large 3d flower. Here are the flowers and the frame i used.

 I removed the glass from the frame. I used it as a cadre. I started by drawing a circle on the cardboard , to use as a guide.
 I applied white glue around the circle and started placing the petals. I used nothing but white glue for all the petals.
3d flower art
dried flowers
 My first souvenir is ready!!!!!!! Have a great month everybody!!!!!!