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DIY Muttertagsgeschenk selbermachen: Blumen-Karte Basteln mit Papier

Ein Echter Hingucker: DIY 3D Pop-up Karte zum Muttertag Selberbasteln

Mit wenig Aufwand großen Eindruck machen: diese 3D Blumen-Pou-Up Karte ist ein perfektes selbergebasteltes Muttertagsgeschenk. Der Zeitaufwand liegt bei 10-15 Minuten, was es zu einem tollen last-minute Geschenk macht.

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DIY Origami Bookmark
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3 Easy Flower Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

Flower embroidery can seem quite daunting, especially if you’re a beginner. In today’s video, you’ll learn three easy and beautiful flowers to embroider. The great thing about these is that they take so little time, so you’ll not get tired of them easily, and lets you break down your project into small portions.

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3 Easy DIY Easter Decorations | Origami Edition

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How to Fold an Origami Flower Bookmark

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Nikolausstiefel aus Filz: Ideal zum Befüllen und als Deko!

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3 Easy DIY Easter Decorations | Origami Edition

Here are 3 cute Origami Easter decor ideas!

  • Origami Easter Egg Basket
  • Origami Butterfly
  • Origami Easter Bunny

Scroll down further, to find each tutorial. All you will need for each of these is one, or sometimes two, sheets of Origami paper.

Origami Easter Egg Basket

Perfect for Easter egg-hunting, or as a decorative centre-piece. You will need two squares of Origami paper, best in different colors. One color will be used for the basket, the other will create the decorative elements.

Origami Butterflies

These can be made in multiple different sizes and colors, to create a beautiful effect.

Origami Easter Bunny

Very cute, and perfect to go with the first idea, the Origami basket, to create an Origami Easter landscape.

And these are all ideas for today, hopefully there was something in them for you.To view all of my Easter tutorials (not just Origami) check out my Easter playlist

Happy Easter!

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Mal ‘was Neues: Laternen aus Milchtüten Basteln | Sankt Martins Tag

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easy origami paper bookmark (origami butterfly) tutorial

DIY Origami Bookmark

The second Origami bookmark tutorial I had in the making is now live: the butterfly version!

All you need is some rectangular Origami paper  (or any colored paper), I cut mine to 15x10cm (6x4in). When you’re done, don’t forget to share the finished bookmark with me, either on Facebook or on Instagram using the hashtag #aroundtheyear! I’d love to see your versions.

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3 Easy Flower Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

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3 Easy DIY Easter Decorations | Origami Edition

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How to Fold an Origami Flower Bookmark

After my book review last week, we have a DIY bookmark tutorial live! When I found this Origami bookmark,  I loved it right away, so here is how to fold your own. (Don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks!)

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3 Easy DIY Easter Decorations | Origami Edition

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Mal ‘was Neues: Laternen aus Milchtüten Basteln | Sankt Martins Tag

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3 Vintage Classics You HAVE TO READ!

With all the lock-downs and event cancellations we’ve had, it’s easy to get VERY bored staying at home. Today I’ll be sharing my 3 favorite book series, all of them vintage classics as it happens. Lets jump right into it!

1) Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Some of you might not know, but Little Women is actually a series of 4 books:

The story is set in the 1860, civil war America. It tells of the lives of 4 girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, who are left at home with their mother, while their father is an army chaplain in the Union troops. The family is quite poor, but they still do their best to help people still poorer then them, by giving up their Christmas breakfast, for example. Throughout the book, each girl faces her own challenges in trying to overcome the little flaws in character everyone has, which makes this book very relatable, even now, 160 years after it’s written.

Good Wives continues the story, with the girls now grown up, and finding husbands. New challenges! This is my favourite book from the series.

The 2 last books, Little Men and Jo’s Boys deal primarily with Jo and her family, who opened a school for boys. Jo had always been fonder of boys than of girls, being a tomboy herself, so this school was the perfect opportunity to take care of as many little boys as she could take in. Of course, with so many boys around, trouble is sure to come in all shapes and sizes!

2) The Little House Books, Laura Ingalls Wilder

In the little house series, Laura Ingalls Wilder tells of her own childhood in a pioneer family (1870s-80s), and how she and her two, later three sisters, moved all over America, to find a new home in the west. The family starts out  in Wisconsin, moves into Kansas (which is described in the most famous book in this series, Little House on the Prairie), then on to Plum Creek, Minnesota. But due to the grasshopper plague, things don’t work out there, so the family finally moves to De Smet, South Dakota, where they finally settle.

  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Little House on the Prarie
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek
  • On the Shores of Silver Lake
  • The Long Winter
  • Little Town on the Prairie
  • These Happy Golden Years
  • The First Four Years

Then there’s also Farmer Boy, which tells of the childhood of Almanzo Wilder, Laura’s future husband, who is first mentioned in On The Shores of Silver Lake.

3) Anne of Green Gables, Lucy M. Montgomery

By mistake, an orphan girl, Anne, is sent to live with Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert, on Prince Edward Island. Marilla and Mathew are middle-aged siblings, who originally wnated to adopt a boy, but then decide to keep Anne instead. Anne is overjoyed to finally have a home to stay, where people will be good to her. Marilla is very strict with Anne, tryig to “bring her up” after the old principals, which don’t always agree with imaginative Anne. Yet she is very happy there, and as time goes on, Marilla and Anne begin to understand each other.

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Avonlea
  • Anne of the Island
  • Anne of Windy Willows (where she teaches a school for three years, away from home)
  • Anne’s house of Dreams (she married)
  • Anne of Ingleside (from here on, the stories are mostly about Anne’s children)
  • Rainbow Valley
  • Rilla of Ingleside
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DIY Frühlingsdeko: Papertulpen Windspiel

Diese süßen Papiertulpen sind schnell gebastelt und eignen sich perfekt als hübsche Frühlingsdeko, Osterdeko, oder als Muttertagsgeschenk.

Ihr braucht:

  1. Mithilfe der Druckvorlage jeweils zwei Blätter und zwei Blüten ausschneiden.
  2. Jedes Stück einmal längs in der Mitte Falten, so daß ein Knick entsteht.
  3. Wieder auffalten, und je ein Blatt und eine Blüte leicht überlappend aneinander kleben.
  4. Beide Tulpen direkt aufeinanderlegen und auf dem Knick in der Mitte 5-6 Mal zusammen tackern. Wer eine Nähmaschiene hat, kann auch auf dem Knick entlangnähen!
  5. Die Tuple einmal in die Andere Richtung auffalten, damit sie dreidimensional wird, dann oben einen Faden zum Aufhängen anbringen, und fertig.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Glitter Nails

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DIY Valentine’s Day Glitter Nails

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to go a little crazy with sparkly pink nails. If you don’t have any glitter nail polish at home, you can easily create your own using a clear nail polish and some craft glitter.

I used a natural/vegan nail polish, as there are less toxic ingredients in it than in regular nail varnish. Check it out here: Happy Nails Clear Nail Polish.

 

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Making a DIY 2021 Planner/Bulletjournal from Scratch

Now that the new year is still young, we have to think about getting 2021 organized. Making your own planner is very easy and a lot of fun, as you get to design every detail just the way you want it.

A lot of people decorate their planners elaborately, put in habit trackers, goals etc. It’s up to you, how much detail you add. I went with quite a simple design, compared to what other “bullet-journalists” make, but it’s good base for more complicated set-up options.

The first step is to decide on the paper and size. You can either use a plain-page notebook, or design the pages one-by one on white sheets of paper and ring-bind it. I decided on the latter, so I started by making myself a template that I copied until I had a page for each month. I also created a 2021 year overview, to go on the first page.

After that, it’s just a matter of decorating. You can incorporate different scrapbooking techniques, use sentiment stamps etc. I used calligraphy to write the name of each month, and decorated the pages with little drawings doodles, and yes, I also used stamps on some of them.

You can also stick some sticky-notes and to do lists to the inside of the front cover, so you always have them handy.

 

A little overview of the things you will need:

  • a plain-paper notebook or paper
  • different pens & pencils
  • craft knife & scissors
  • glue
  • plenty of ideas
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Gesundes Brot selber backen: mit diesem Sauerteigbrotrezept gelingt es sicher!

Wolltet Ihr immer schon mal Euer eigenes Brot backen? Sauerteigbrot ist da eine einfache und gesunde Möglichkeit, die auch Anfänger ganz leicht selber backen können.

Euren ersten Sauerteig, die Grundlage aller Eurer Brote, könnt Ihr Euch entweder fertig kaufen, oder selber züchten (siehe HIER)

In unserem neusten Video lernt Ihr Schritt-für Schritt alles was Ihr zum Backen von Sauerteigbrot wissen müßt.

Ihr könnet Euch das Rezept außerdem HIER als PDF-Ausdrucken, damit Ihr es immer griffbereit habt.

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