Archive of ‘DIY’ category

{DIY} Paper Cherry Blossoms

20 April 2012 One of my favourite times of year in Edinburgh is when all the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the Meadows: Usually that’s around mid to end April and they were just beginning to show at the end of our holiday. I’m really sad that we missed them, but luckily one […] Read more…

{DIY} Egg Tree for Easter

2 April 2012 Are you as excited as I am that it’s almost Easter? Eggs everywhere, hard boiled, chocolate, hidden, rolled, in trees… What’s that? In trees? Really? Yes, here in Germany, people like to decorate the trees and bushes in their front gardens with coloured Easter eggs (‘egg trees’, as the husband calls them). […] Read more…

{DIY} Deluxe Paper Napkin Flowers

27 March 2012 So, have you all been busy practising your paper napkin flowers ;-) As promised, here is the tutorial for a deluxe version. I experimented a little with different options for making different coloured centres for the flowers and making everything a bit more neat and secure, and found that this was the […] Read more…

{DIY} Basic Paper Napkin Flowers

26 March 2012 With Spring in full swing, I’m in the mood for flowers both inside the house and out. But as we’re heading off on holiday soon, I need some that are a bit longer lasting and don’t require daily fresh water. Which reminded me of the paper napkin flowers I used to make. […] Read more…

{DIY} Cushion Covers

23 March 2012 Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog front this week, I’ve been busy with something very important and exciting, all of which will be revealed soon. In the mean time, how about another DIY project for the weekend? The boy absolutely LOVES throwing himself into piles of cushions, so I […] Read more…

{DIY} Make Your Own Braces

5 March 2012 Whether you’re moving from non-pat to expat, or from expat to ex expat, one thing all moves have in common is settling into your new abode. It’s been exactly 6 months last week that we’ve been living in our new flat (not counting our first two weeks in Berlin where we were in […] Read more…

{DIY} Paper Snowflakes

22 December Do you need some last minute Christmas decorations? Then you can’t really go wrong with paper snowflakes. I love making snowflakes, in fact, in Edinburgh we had them up almost all year round but that was more due to the fact that the ceilings and thus windows were so high it was always […] Read more…

{DIY} Hand made Christmas tree

I didn’t quite succeed with all the things on my weekend list (no gingerbread house and no Christmas movie), but I did manage to make a Christmas tree. Yes, that’s right, make! Due to the boy’s tendency to pull out, pull down or pull apart anything decorative, and having witnessed his hands-on approach to the airport […] Read more…

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