DIY summer garland with neon washi tape

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

This summer I’m totally in love with neon. In America this isn’t a new trend, it’s alreay a little older, but in Germany this year was the year of neon. I think these colors are perfect for summerly decoration. So I used them within these tapes to create a summer garland for my craft space. I tried to make it as simple and fast as possible, because I’m really short on time at the moment. So here’s what I did:

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

The supplies: three types of tape – I used pink, orange and green neon washi tapes, white DINA4 paper, glue, a white ribbon, a set square und a pencil. That’s it.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

1. At first you fold the paper lengthwise a little bit over the half. Then you take the little rest and fold it over again and glue it to the back of the folded paper. This way you get two closed sites. Turn the paper around, so the unglued side is up.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

2. Then you draw triangles on the side without the little folded edge. With help of a set square you get triangles of the same size and width. I used the angle 75°, this way I got four triangles.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

3. After you drew the lines, you can simply tape three washi tape stripes parallel to the long side of the paper. A little tip: If you tape the outer two washi tape stripes first, it’s easier to find the perfect middle position for the last tape.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

4. The next step is to cut out the triangles. Repeat the steps 1.-4. at least two times so you get 12 triangles, better more often, so the garland will be longer. It depends on how long you want your final garland to be.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

5. When you have enough triangles, you take the white ribbon, position it inside the triangles and then glue the triangles close. If you want to know, how this step works more closely, look over here.

And that’s it. The garland is finished and can immediately be used as decoration. Have fun creating your garland in your own style. It’s perfect for different tape combinations.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor
DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor
DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

 

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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).
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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

Hope you enjoyed this little DIY. If your are interested in my other craft tutorials, then look over here:
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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!
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spring fling: minialbum ‘i love spring’

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
Spring is here and I had the urge to create something beautiful to honor spring time. Because I love my Summer love minialbum, I tried to craft something alike for spring. And this is the pretty result, naturally in light and bright spring colors and with lots of washi tape:

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' overview by momentstolivefor
I thought about things, I’m happy to see or experience in spring. Little details like spotting the first snowdrop or the first ladybug of the year. It was more than inspirational to go through my photo collection and search for spring photos. Although the raindrops and snow crystals are monochrome pictures, they bring out the statement pretty good – that changing weather from snow to rain means, that spring is back, don’t you think? What do you love most about spring?
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
For the minialbum cover I used simple cardboard and covered it with washi tape. The pages are grey and white papers, which measure 10 cm x 10 cm. The stamps are from Elise Blaha-Cripe and Evalicious.

Do you need some more spring inspiration? Then look over here:
spring fling by momentstolivefor

You can find my other minialbums here:
minialbums by momentstolivefor

what’s on my craft table?

new reading stuff

This week was a very busy one. So I didn’t craft that much. But I managed to make some mood boards for my branding ideas and got some inspiration from those three lovely magazine: The Simple Things, We Love Living and Mollie Makes. Three of my favorite bloggers are featured in these magazines: Susannah Conway, Katie from the Skunkboy Blog and Holly from Decor8. Can’t wait to sit down with a big cup of coffee and these inspiring magazines in my reading corner. 🙂

Susannah Conway featured in The Simple Things
Katie from Skunkboy blog featured in Mollie Makes

Furthermore I managed to grabbed my beloved tapes and paperscraps and made some mood boards for my branding. Yes, it’s getting serious. I want to do this right, so it’s much work, but I love, love, love this planning process. Could brainstorm all night for new ideas and branding ideas. But the problem is, I have to decide soon, what I want to do. The craft fair is drawing near.

branding mood board by Moments to live for
branding mood board by Moments to live for
Inspired by Elise’s beautiful stamps I made this little minialbum and journal. It’s just to write my most important thought for the day down, even if I don’t have much time. And my lovely tapes are as always very helpful and a fast way to give the pages some color.
Today is documented-minialbum
Today is documented-minialbum
Today is documented-minialbum

And this package arrived today with even more lovely, lovely and colorful tapes. Can’t wait to use them. But for now they have to wait, because I will only open one up, when I finished a task for my project. It’s a little treat to keep me going. 😉

washi tape delivery
new washi tapes

have a beautiful, sunny weekend

Sabine 🙂

DIY ‘i love photography’ – picture

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
Like I promised last week, here comes the tutorial for the second picture I made for my livingroom wall. It’s very simple, but takes more time because of the paint. So lets get started. 🙂
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

You need a little canvas, some paint – I used varnish – in different colors, a stamp, washi tape that matches your chosen colors and some scrapbooking letters.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

At first you paint a background with different colors. I used one color for each layer, let everything dry for at least half an hour and went to the next layer. I used black as the first one, so it wouldn’t pop up so much. The accents I set in gold and finally white. I had in mind, that I wanted to use the white area for stamping and writing, so I filled this part entirely.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

Afterwards I stamped three cameras on the white area and painted two of them black and golden.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

For the final effect I used one of my favorite washi tapes with matching colors to add some accents and those lovely letters from Bella Boulevard – Sophisticates. And that’s it. Easy, isn’t it? 🙂

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

If you feel inspired by this, I would be very interested in what you came up with. So please send me an email or leave a comment with a link to your picture. 🙂
You find the mini-tutorial for the other picture here.

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DIY ‘let the sunshine in’-picture

DIY canvas 'let the sunshine in' | momentstolivefor

Here’s a teenie tiny DIY, that’s fast to do, but can make your wall look much more sunnier. I’m still looking for some inspiration for my livingroom wall, but last weekend I started the process by creating this picture in only half an hour.

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I chose a little square canvas and some yellow and orange washi tapes. Finally I went with only two of them – the bright yellow ones, which fitted most the theme of sunshine.

 

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I taped two lines at top and bottom of the canvas. Be sure to cut it long enough to go to the back of the picture, so the ends of the stripes won’t pop up. After that I went for my scrapbooking supply to search for a happy alphabete and found this:

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The most difficult part was to bring the letters in the right position, because I did it without measuring, just free hand. But I think this is very close to perfect 😉

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Next to it hangs the other picture, I made last weekend. I will post the tutorial next week.

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have a wonderful day 🙂

 

Sabine