Neon Renewal – 5 D.I.Y ideas

Let a dash of D.I.Y neon spruce up your spring. I’ve gathered 5 doable examples to inspire some neon renewal and revamping of an old pair of shoes, a clutch, a purse, some glass bottles and your hallway mirror. Link to tutorials under each pic – Enjoy! D.I.Y Nail polish Painted Neon Sole High Heels […]

Cork hacks – 6 D.I.Y ideas

Weekend’s coming up, and perhaps some festivities along with it. Parties are awesome, but cleaning up after them can be a bore. Sneaking in some D.I.Y into the mix will make it a whole lot more enjoyable. Corks are awesome raw material for hacking, so I gathered 6 easy DIY ideas on how to un-cork […]

D.I.Y Collars – 10 ideas

Today is International Womens Day…today is also the day of the H&M and Marni designer collaboration global launch. I say celebrate girl power and Marni by letting the collection inspire some D.I.Y action. There are lots of goodies among the Marni pieces, a personal favorite is the Sequin Peter Pan collar… It so happens that […]

Dot-ify your life – 5 Ideas

I´m a huge fan of polka dots – always have been, always will be. In my mind, the graphic black & white duo goes with anything, anytime…I’ve gathered a bunch of ideas (and links to awesome tutorials) on how dot-ify and reinvigorate whatever you’ve got lying around the house…Hope these tips will inspire some hacking […]

DIY Plate Wall Ideas

Plates are a dime a dozen in thrift stores which creates excellent upcycling potential. One awesome way to let them shine anew is to create a plate wall. Grouped together plates create a lot of sculptural drama, adding an edgy focal point in any room of your home. However, you don’t want to throw up […]

DIY Upside Down Planters

Sometimes a tiny tweak from a designer presents a giant leap for the design thinking of mankind…Oki, so ’a giant leap’ might be stretching it, but I really think the twisted logic of design hit ’Sky Planter’ from Boskke is a great example of simple, yet startling design (ps. did you know Boskke is derived […]

D.I.Y Cutlery Upcycling

In drawers, attics and thrift stores of the world, stacks of cutlery just keep piling up. Although we might on occasion appreciate antique cutlery, most of us stick to our everyday IKEA sets, leaving inherited sets or thrift finds all packed up. This fact made me search for reuse ideas, and my gosh, there are […]

D.I.Y Chalkboard ideas

So yeah…I know this ain´t exactly new. But somehow, I can’t seem to tire of chalkboard paint and it’s multitude of creative applications. Although covering entire walls is pretty awesome, one of my personal favorite hack ideas is that of taking an old empty frame and add a chalkboard centre, either of basic cardboard or […]

Tissue Paper D.I.Y lantern

Now ain´t this pretty? Spotted this awesome D.I.Y hack idea over at Martha Stewart. Best part of it is…that it´s a super easy D.I.Y project, all you need is a basic lantern, tissue petal-like paper cut-outs, some scissors and double sided tape. The fact that IKEA´s ”Regolit” lantern is priced at only $5, gives this […]

Genius in a Bottle

This hack from blog CreativeJewishMom is simple yet stunning. It makes use of common old beer & wine bottles – a waste staple everywhere… The graphic bottle hack idea shows that some spray paint & geometric pattern easily morphs them from drab to fab. The magic transformation is acheived by 1.) simply removing labels, spray […]

Hula Hoop D.I.Y rug

A hula hoop ring, some old yarn (or old tees!) & some finger knitting action is all you need to make a rug! Anne of crafts blog Flax&Twine made a great hula hoop rug inspired by a recycled tee hula hoop project she spotted at the Disney Family Fun site (see pic below) Anne wrote […]

Fors(-å) of nature

During a walk the other day I grabbed a few branches from a pile, thinking I wanted to make something out of them…and back home, a couple of hours later, I found myself the happy maker of 2 brand new branch lamps. I hacked an IKEA Forså Lamp work lamp to get the parts I […]

Brand New Branches

Rising tall, with arms stretching out as if to serve, the shapes of trees & branches are naturally endowed with excellent coat rack skills. Of course, hacking branches into various forms of racks is no new hack idea, yet new takes on the old trick renders it full of fresh hack-appeal. As we do not […]

Mixtapes revisited

Remember these? Back in the days, cassette tapes were the epitome of pop culture, the heart beat of the Walkman era. Then came the advent of sharp and shiny Compact Discs, and these analog ancestors were tossed into landfills or dark corners of the attics of the world.  Today, multiple media generations later, these great-great-grandparents […]

D.I.Y Stenciled Pillows

Pillows, strangely we can´t seem to ever get enough of those. Their popularity might stem from the simple fact that they´re the key to any quick fix, new pillows it seems, have the visual influence to change a look of an entire room. But instead of going loco and buying new pillows, you can easily […]

D.I.Y Bottle Lamp Ideas

Glass bottle lamps are fun way to accessorize your home! The variety of looks and shapes of bottles and shades out there make customization easy. I´ve gathered a few below to get your hacker juices flowing, hope you´ll find a way to make your very own & unique version. A Cork Stopper Lamp Kit (with […]

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