DIY: natural wall hanging with clay


Do you know the “wabi sabi” philisophy from Japan? It is about appreciating things as they are, with defects, marks and repairs, letting ager and see beauty in it. This means enjoying natural materials and let their aging process be a part of their natural life cycle. Continue reading

DIY | tailored gift box


Isn’t it always the same story? A nice present but no adequate packaging. Neither color, texture, size or even price does not fit. Here is THE solution: a bit of salvaged cardboard (admit it, you have a pile in your basement since the last time you moved), a cutter and this tutorial. You will NEVER be in this embarrassing situation again! Continue reading

DIY | Storage for spices


This could be a beautiful idea of a gift. I brought some fresh spices from my latest travel (I definitively have to upload the pictures of this travel on the blog) and the original packaging was… how to say… it did not correspond to my taste. (Was it tactful enough? ) So I came to the idea to DIY something totally different. Here is the tutorial to custom these adorable little jars. Continue reading

Gift packaging idea: Pokémon balls


The past week-end, I went to a wedding. The friends who married wished some money to finance their honey moon as guest gift. Also, it is tradition in Germany for the guests to organize some game related to the couple during the party. We had the idea to combine both: the couple would have to ‘earn’ its gift by winning a game. We choose the theme ‘ Pokémon, catch them all’ and we needed some Poké-balls to play. Continue reading

DIY Monthly organizer

I know, it is not really the time of the year when people usually search for calendars. But I moved in a new apartment at the beginning of the month and since my boyfriend and I have dissimilar life rhythms, we found necessary to own a common calendar to organize our time. I find that an a analog version, traditionally hung on the wall of the kitchen, would be perfect. This way, I made this:


In case you were wondering what this is: a DINA3 monthly organizer. Wanna make the same? Here you go! Continue reading

Make your own diary


Professional, personal, electronic, paper, calendar… everyone needs an interface to organize their time and not forget appointments: begin a new year equals new diary.  It may be old fashioned but I like to write, cross off, and bring some colors in a paper version… and it is a nice way to remember the events of the past years when you take a look at your old agendas/diaries. This is the reason why I begin a new paper diary every January and this year I chose to make it myself. This article is a tutorial to reproduce it for you, with free downloadable design!

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