The Rijksmuseum, a museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam, wanted people to be inspired by its online collection, the Rijksstudio, so they started a design competition. To enter, you simply had to create a new design using something found in the Rijksstudio and enter it in their "Make your own Masterpiece" contest.
The winners of the 2015 Rijksstudio Award for "Make your own Masterpiece" are Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker. They created this amazing Rembrandt Book Bracelet which is inspired by De steniging van Stefanus, a circa 1635 artwork of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.
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For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016.
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.
Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.
Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
Create a Vertical Garden with a Vintage Stepladder and your favorite Flowers and Herbs
The idea of upcycling an old wooden ladder as a pot stand is mostly used as a solution for small spaces.
Your tiny balcony, a small back yard, even your own living room, can be totally transformed into a space of greenery and fresh air.
Colorful pots, bright flowers, fresh herbs for your cooking. The possibilities are endless.
The ladder itself is participating in the space transformation. Painted either in a bright color (so as to stand out) or a more soft one (so it can totally fit into the surroundings)
Here are 11 Deco Ideas with Ladder Plant Stands for your eyes only
1. Paint it Pink
|Pink Ladder Plant Stand|
2. Play with Pastel Colored Pots
|Pastel Pots on Stepladder Plant Stand|
3. Plant your Herb Garden on this Wooden Ladder
|Ladder Plant Stand with Herb Pots|
4. Fresh up the interior with a White Ladder Stand
|Ladder Flower Stand in the Living Room|
5. Use Bright Colored Pot Deco
|Vintage Ladder Plant Stand and Neon Pebbles|
6. Add a pop of Vintage Look
|Vintage styled Flower Ladder Stand|
7. Sometimes, less is more, when it comes to interior
|Minimal Interior Plant Stand Vintage Ladder|
8. Paint it pale green and let your plants stand out
|Pastel Green Pot Ladder Stand|
9. Arrange Pots on the Ladder Stand by size
|Beautiful Ladder Plant Stand|
10. Add White Pebbles between the Pots
|Ladder Plant Stand with Round Pots and White Pebbles|
11. Use Pale Aqua Hues for a Spring Garden Look
|Houseplants on an Aqua Ladder Plant Stand|
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Read also : 13 Small Garden Ideas
7 Halloween Wreaths with Tutorials
Halloween is near and I am sure you are thinking about a really unique (and scary) wreath for your front door.
But you want something that is easy to make, not very expensive and with a haunty feeling.
How about using an old laundry basket for your wreath? Sounds intriguing?
So keep reading!
I have chosen 7 Halloween Wreaths for you, and guess what? They all have step-by-step tutorials. Yeah!
1. The Scary Owl Halloween Wreath
DIY Scary Owl Halloween Wreath
Rose used an old twig wreath for her Owl.
2. The Candy Corn Halloween Wreath
DIY Candy Corn Halloween Wreath
Such a lovely color combination
3. Yarn Pumpkin Halloween Wreath
DIY Yarn Ball Pumpkin Halloween Wreath
If you are a yarn addict like me, then this is the ideal wreath for you
4. The Minimal Halloween Wreath
DIY Minimal Halloween Wreath with Felt
If you want something minimal, use felt in bright orange color
5. The Chevron Halloween Wreath
DIY Chevron Halloween Wreath
So easy to make, yet so pretty
6. DIY Witch Crash Halloween Wreath
DIY Witch Crash Halloween Wreath
Not just a wreath, for this one you will have to use an old laundry basket
7. The Pinecone Monster Halloween Wreath
DIY Pinecone Monster Halloween Wreath
Linda used Pinecones and Green Spray Paint for her Halloween Wreath
Send us a photo with your Halloween Wreath
and we shall post it here and in our FB Page!
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Do you like crafting, sewing or jewelry making? Do you spend hours searching in stores for the perfect beads, threads, fabrics and patterned papers? Do you rush afterwards home with your new supplies and your mind full with creative ideas? Do you order online and then anxiously wait for your package to arrive?
But where do you keep all these pretty little things?
Is your crafting room filled with boxes? Do you find yourself wonder where are those cute flowered patterned fabrics that you bought two months ago? Do you spend your precious time on trying to find where everything is?
No more time to waste, let’s get organized!
Craft Room Organization Idea
Use empty jars as storage. It is an inexpensive solution since you can buy them in any store (try to find them in bulk) or use the empty ones you keep at home.
All your little beads and buttons, from now on, will be found at a glance!
Organize Buttons in Jars
Jars can be used for your yarns too.
Just make a small hole in the lid and you will never have a yarn-mess again.
Organize Yarn Balls in Jars
Keep Reading 9 Organizing Ideas for your Craft Supplies
Fall is here. You are thinking that now is the right time to start making all those pretty things you have in your "Crochet Ideas" Pinterest board. So, here are 11 organising tips and ideas, that will make your knitting time relaxed and happier.
A good way to start is by making your "yarn inventory". This way you will not buy something you already have and you can match up yarns you've used previously and want to use again.
How to keep your balls of yarn in order
Use a clean sugar dispenser by threading the end of the yarn through the hole in the lid.
Make a hole in the lid of a jar and place your yarn inside the jar
Fall is all about apples, oranges, cinnamon and cloves. So let's make a natural scent for our home, full of fall flavors.
It's really easy, we can decorate our home with it and it's also great as a gift. I found the recipe in Melissa's blog and I am sharing it with you today.
- 1 thinly sliced orange
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
- peel from 1 apple
- a mason jar