Thursday, 21 March 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Just wrote a post about TimeCapsules at BKids ... a new BEST present created by Dutch product desginer Anouk van der El and graphic designers Mae Engelgeer and Marloes Sijm.
More info over at BloesemKids or at TimeCapsules.
Friday, 15 March 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Hello there! I’m Pien Neve from Amsterdam and I am very proud to be the brand new guest blogger on Bloesem Living. Irene invited me to become the new DIY/craft contributor after seeing my DIY wall hooks.
For this first edition, I made a DIY notebook which is very easy to make ... just a few simple steps.
I got this idea when I caught my boyfriend using those horribly boring, cheap-looking and old fashioned school notebooks. Remember those? The kind you didn’t even want to use during college :).
About thime to give these notebooks a fresh look. I have to admit that my boyfriend is now going to work every day with a big pile of loose papers, while I am using his notebooks now. They have become to beautiful to bring to the office!
Read the steps and see the result by clicking here...
Step 01: Get rid of the staplers!
Be warned! Do not do this with your nails! I tried to do it 3 times because I was too lazy to look for another option. For instance, you can use tweezers to undo the staplers and your fingers won’t be bleeding.
Step 02: Sew the new cover
Fold your new cover (a beautiful color cardboard or a self-designed cover) and sew it with a needle and thread through the tiny holes of the staples.
Step 03: Stamp
To finish it off, I stamped words on the new cover with alphabet stamps.
If you want to give it as a present, this Is a nice way to wrap it up!
Thank you for reading my post, hope you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to sharing more with you in a couple of weeks! See you soon! ~Pien
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 by Irene Hoofs
An absolutely wonderful DIY idea from Pien ... just thought you would't want to miss these...
Photo credit: Pien
..Made by Pien
Friday, 21 December 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...with a little glitter and sparkle. These shapes might look familiar to you, we used simple Ikea cookie cutters
. It was a little tricky cutting the ply wood. But we managed to create these simple magnets. Last minute decision to not paint over the wood, we love it's natural color and a little gold.
A tip or two...
*The type of wood we got is soft and light. Perfect for cutting and making small magnets.
*Not advisable to do with children, but decorating it once its cut is something fun they can enjoy.
*Sand paper the sides if you want a smooth finish.
*That is all... so easy and looks good too.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Hi everyone. We had some great feedback with this DIY project and would like to share some other ideas with you. Party brooch, party pack gift, party theme brooch? What's your pick? It would definitely make a thoughtful homemade gift. Explore different shapes other than balloons. Maybe a heart for your love ones this holiday season. Go to Bkids here
for the tutorial.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Wouldn't it be much nicer to make your own Christmas streamers? You can choose your own colors and you know what it is very easy ... just click through
for the tutorial Christmas Streamers