DIY Photo/Memo Wall

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Want an easier way to show of your memorable photos and easily be reminded of your events or things to do. Or just need some creativeness in your house. Try out this fun project that only takes an hour and is super cheap.

What you need:

  • Photos
  • Clips (can use anything to hang photos, I used Foldback clips)
  • Removable Hooks (can use nails or screws)
  • String, Wool, Ribbon
  • Superglue (optional)

How:

  1. Decide on your design. I went for the simple zigzag, but there are many you can do.
  2. Place dots with a pencil where you are going to place the hooks. I used removable hooks in case I needed to change anything and I didn’t really want to put holes in my wall.
  3. Place your hooks, nails or screws. With the removable hooks I had, I found that the pads where you put the hooks on were not sticky enough and I figured the hooks would probably fall of if I put something heavy on. Therefore I decided to put some superglue to the hooks to connect them to the pads. This gives a nice strong hold.
  4. Attach the string. On the first hook I circled around the hook a few times, so it wouldn’t slip of. After that I simple circled around the rest of the hooks and made the zigzag pattern I wanted.

TIPS

– Make sure when you’re putting on the string you make it as tight as possible as the photos will bring the string down, making it looser.

– Leave a tail of string at the end in case you want to change your display around.

– To decorate you might want to put ribbon around your string.

– You can hang photos, memos, notes, invitations and stuff.

– Have fun with it and make it your own.

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Funky Dotty Nails!

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This is a fun way to upgrade your nails from one block colour to simple funky dotty nails. I used a toothpick to do the dots, if you want more dotting tool ideas check out our post Nails: Dotting tools at home.

For the first base colour I used a pinkish-brown colour and then applied a clear top coat. I then went and added the black dots after it had dried. You can be as creative as your want with the dots; any pattern, any colour and any size. So be creative and also remember to add a clear top coat again over the dots to protect the design.

Happy Painting!

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Easy DIY: Messages

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So last week my close friend came up to me and gave me this ultra cute and simple message and I just adore it so much. It is simply cute and a great way to tell someone you love them. I love how it’s such a small and simple thing but can still show you care.

The message doesn’t have to be ‘I love you’, it could be ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘I hate you’ no matter what, it’s easy to make and can be used for any occasion.

So for how to make it;

1. Take a peg
2. Measure out a piece of paper fitting for your peg.
3. Write your message on it and fold it in half horizontally so the message can fold when the peg closes.
4. Just simply tape/blu-tack/glue the message in.

I told you it was easy! I hope you have fun with this one and be creative!