DIY: wooden word art

DIY wooden word art by momentstolivefor
This is, as always, a very easy and fast DIY to create a beautiful wooden word art as decoration. All you need are a wooden word, some acrylic paint, a good brush and a cute washi tape. I used white and gold acrylic paint and the cute washi tape from the Masking-Tape Christmas (Set C).
DIY wooden word art by momentstoliveforDIY wooden word art by momentstoliveforDIY wooden word art by momentstolivefor

First I applied a ground coat of white to the wooden word twice, to make sure nothing of the wood was to be seen anymore.

DIY wooden word art by momentstoliveforDIY wooden word art by momentstolivefor

Then I painted the upper site gold. Make sure not to paint over the edges.

DIY wooden word art by momentstolivefor

Finally I applied three stripes of washi tape to the word at the straight letter parts. For the dot on the ‘i’ I arranged the tape that way, that the borderline of the tape from one pattern to the next represented the borderline of the dot to the rest of the letter.

DIY wooden word art by momentstolivefor

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DIY: colorful dot notebook

DIY: dot notebook with washi tape by momentstolivefor

This little DIY is pretty simple and fast and oh so pretty, don’t you think? All you need are some cute washi tapes with different colors and patterns, that fit well together. Some wax papers, so the washi tape is easy to peel off. A new notebook with a blank cover and a 1 inch circle punch.

DIY: dot notebook with washi tape - what you need by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape - hole puncher closeup by momentstolivefor

All you have to do is, choose two tapes and adhere them next to each other on the wax paper. Then use the circle punch that way, that both tapes fill half the circle. In this way you get a whole bunch of pretty circles with two different tapes, that you can stick easily onto your notebook cover. Just fold the circle between the both tapes, so you can grab a corner of a half circle. Have fun!
DIY: washi tape dots by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape - close-up by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape by momentstolivefor

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DIY: ideas for your instagram photos

Moments to live for - DIY: ideas for your instagram photos I
{ a simple photobookprint them in a larger size and ‘frame’ them simply with some white paper –
make a minialbum with these free printablesmake a canvas artlet them print on wood via InstaThis }

I love Instagram, although it’s a little bit quite at momentstolivefor at the moment, I love to look at all the photos I’ve created with this gorgeous iPhone app. Lately I try to figure a way out to print them and make something with them. So I searched for some inspiration over at Pinterest and found a lot. I pinned the most special ideas to my board PHOTO | iPhone fun. But here are my definite favorite DIYs.

Moments to live for - DIY: ideas for your instagram photos II

If you want some more inspiration, then look over here to my pinterest board PHOTO | iPhone fun.

have fun creating beautiful things with your photos

Wintertime: winter decoration

The Seasons Project: Wintertime

It’s time to start with the Seasons Project again. This time naturally “WINTERTIME“. So every week I will post something seasonal like a winter DIY or inspiration for a winter minialbum.

To start, here are my favorite winter decoration ideas (many with tutorials) – will definitely try some of these, when I find the time. It wasn’t that easy to find real winter decoration, precisely not Christmas inspired things. Of course the dominant color is white, snowy white and much glitter. But I really like the use of navy blue and red, to bring a little more color into the room. I think, light blue and turquois is a wonderful option too for a winterly landscape in your room.

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craft away ๐Ÿ™‚

minialbum: 2012 was a good year

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (cover) by momentstolivefor

Instead of just writing my experiences down I made this year, I wanted to do something special, because this year was a special one. And because I wanted to craft again, I made this little minialbum. The photos were all taken with my iphone 4s and posted on Instagram.

For every month I wrote down, for what I’m grateful. It let me realize, what an amazing year this was and where my focus was set and what things never made it on my grateful list. This will help me to set my new goals and priorities for the next year. I feel it in my bones: it will be an exciting one!

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (January till June) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (July till December) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (back) by momentstolivefor
Here you can see some more details of this minialbum:
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (details) by momentstolivefor
wish you all a good start in this exciting new year 2013
Sabine

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link to my minialbums by Moments to live for

 

last minute advent calendar

Only two days to go and you have no idea, how to craft a last minute advent calendar? Then how about these inspirational ones?






Just recognized that red and blue are favored this year on advent calendars. I really like this color combination. But a full colored one is just as wonderful, like this fun one with the big kid truck. But I think, I will go with the envelope calendar; it’s the fastest one, which can fill a whole white wall. And if I use different colors, maybe green tones, it will really look like a Christmas tree.

You can find more advent calendar ideas on my pinterest board DIY | advent calendar.

finally fall: fall inspired DIYs

cute fabric owl maple owl by merwingรขล“ยฟlittle dear

It’s time to get crafty. Love this season, because I always feel like cuddling under a warm blanket with a hot tea at hand, browsing in magazines for new craft ideas and make them real on rainy days. And how about this cute owl sitting next to you, while you’re reading?fall leave wreath by the Diary of Daves Wife by the Diary of Daves Wife

This door wreath is adorable and I love especially the warm and sunny colors. It must have been a lot of work to cut out all of these leaves, but it was worth it. Amazing.

by Dear Lizzy

This idea is just wonderful – how about a card filled with some real leaves to send someone special fall greetings?

pinecone collection by Cori Kindred by Cori Kindred

Or make a collection of pinecones or something similar like chestnuts, acorns and so on with your kids. It will definitely be a wonderful fall decoration for your home.

by maya*made

How about graditude leaves? Just cut out some leaves – maybe use a stamp to get the right shape – and then write on the back everything you are thankful for. Displayed on your wall it will remind you to be thankful everyday throughout the fall season.

by Jeanne McGee

My special favorite fall DIY – leave stamps. Just look at the different shapes and imagine how gorgeous they must look on paper in green, brown, yellow and orange.

by Alisa Burke

Don’t want to have a regular pumpkin with cut-outs? Then how about these beautiful colorful examples? At Alisa Burke’s blog there are even more inspiring ones.

wish you a crafty weekend

Sabine ๐Ÿ™‚

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DIY garland for reading corner

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

This little garland should remind me to read more everyday. It hangs above my reading armchair next to my book shelf. Until now I only read in bed, till my eyelids drop. But since I reorganized my books and my reading space, I read every day for a little while between appointments or tasks from my to do-list. Love this new place.

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

The garland is very easy and fast to make.

1.You take an old book you won’t read anymore and tear out some pages, foremost pages with text only and no heading or pictures. Then you fold them always on the same line of text. It’s the easiest way to get the same length for all pages.

2.-4. Draw 3D-letters on the pages with a black marker. This way you make sure, that the text isn’t visible under it.

5. Choose a ribbon, place it on the inner fold and glue the short end of the page.

6. Then fold it over and run over it, to ensure that the two parts of the page stick together.

And now you are already disposed to hang the garland. Easy, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor
DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

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Summer love: summer minialbum

minialbum: summer love by momentstolivefor

If summer isn’t going to happen here in Germany, I will make it happen inside of me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Inspired by jaszmurka and her lovely “yummy spring”-minialbum I created this summer minialbum, to remind me of those special moments, which are only possible in summer. Loved this little project very much, because I got to use many of my beloved washi tapes ๐Ÿ™‚

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The other reason, why I loved this little project so much, is because it put me out of my comfort zone. Normally I like clean simple page designs. But this time I wanted to try something new, so I chose a messy style. Not to bad for the first attempt, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m already in the mood for another minialbum. Any ideas for a theme?

minialbum: summer love by momentstolivefor