Notre miroir transformé en calendrier de l’avent!

Et voilà, c’est parti. Le mois de Décembre qui sera très riche en événements dans notre petite famille a commencé! Hier, j’ai finalement “posé” le calendrier. Au départ, je voulais de jolis branchages à mettre dans un gros beau vase qui ne sert pas souvent. Mais avec le temps des dernières semaines (on habite le Var…en gros, il pleut depuis je ne sais plus quand!!), je n’ai pas eu l’occasion d’aller en ramasser. Il me fallait bien trouver une solution de remplacement et éviter aussi de faire des trous dans le mur (on a du placo partout ici et dès que tu veux mettre des trucs au mur, faut sortir la grosse artillerie pour éviter que ça tombe!). Le miroir a donc été la solution finale! Le calendrier est fait avec des restes de la Cultura Creative Party et de la déco trouvé par ci, par là à la maison. Dedans, il y a un mélange de petits jouets et de chocolat…le premier chocolat Kinder de ce matin a été un succès of course!! Hâte de voir la tête de bambolotta tous les matins à l’ouverture de son petit paquet!calendrier-de-l'avent

Mes petits bougeoirs géométriques – DIY de Noël (#Cultura Creative Party)

Il y a quelques temps, j’ai reçu un mail d’une nana qui bosse chez Cultura qui me proposait de participer à un atelier créatif sur le thème de Noël pour l’inauguration du nouveau magasin à Aubagne. Hyper surprise d’abord (ahah, j’ai pas l’habitude d’avoir des propositions de partenariat ou autres!) et puis, super contente! ça tombe bien car la Nonna (ma belle-mère) était là pour la semaine et je pouvais donc m’éclipser quelques heures sans problème! J’attendais déjà l’ouverture de ce magasin avec impatience mais pouvoir s’y balader alors qu’il est quasi vide, c’est juste impressionnant! Cette semaine, Bambolotta est chez ses grands-parents du côté de Perpignan et je pense bien y refaire un tour (rien que pour acheter quelques trucs pour faire un calendrier de l’avent…et ouais, ce petit atelier m’a donné des envies créatives!)

J’ai fait plein de rencontres sympas de blogueuses de Marseille et alentours. Allez faire un tour sur leur blog : Les Trouvailles d’Alma, My Sweet Family, Pöm, Il y a des fois et le MagalireCe qui est génial dans cette petite party, c’est de laisser libre cours à sa créativité et se servir comme on veut sur la table parmi toutes les décos et créations dispos.

Alors, ça peut paraître un peu tôt de préparer Noël maintenant mais de mon côté, il le faut car le jour J, normalement, la petite bimba 2 montrera le bout de son nez et il faut que tout soit prêt pour les autres! 😉 Vite, je prépare mes achats de Noël! (c’est fou je sais!)

Et pour les dernières news, je viens de me lancer sur Instagram (autrement dit, je suis scotchée dessus!) J’avais repoussé sachant que ce serait très chronophage mais j’adore! : retrouvez moi là-bas!

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DIY Chair makeover : from dirty to classy

My neighbour is from Tibet and she just arrived in Marseille. She needs everything in her house but still on a budget. I helped her to find stores where you can find cheap second-hand furnitures. It’s amazing how a simple chair can change with a bit of painting and new fabric.

Remove the seats and make sure you cover with tape the parts that don’t need to be painted. Sand your chair to have a smooth surface!

Cover with the fabric of your choice the seats using a stapler. We already used this kind of stapler to place a painting on a wooden frame but it was a first for a chair. It is really a piece of cake! Just make sure the fabric is tight around the seat. I like the fun green flowery fabric my friend chose (vintage spirit!)

Paint a first time with the primer. Let dry. Paint with the color of your choice. Let dry. Paint another time. let dry. The longer here is to wait for the paint to dry between each layer.

Et voilà a beautiful new chair!

Budget : 2,5€ the chair (Emmaüs) + 5€ white paint + leftover primer + fabric (already at home) = 7,5€ the chair

Do you like it? If you already painted a piece of furniture, leave the link in the comments. I love the “Before / After”.

DIY Play felt Christmas tree for my baby

I’ve been surfing a lot on pinterest to find interesting ideas for Christmas. Mostly, what i am looking for are recycled Christmas decoration. But looking for this, i came across this super idea for babies (i think the original idea is from Natalie ‘s blog Johnny in a dress – photo below) and i thought it was an excellent game for littles ones and seriously, not so difficult to make! (my crafty abilities haven’t reached yet a strong level ;-)).

And maybe this way, they take their little hands out of the real big tree!!

So, i spent another evening crafting for my little bambolotta. I really hope she will enjoy playing with this play tree. And felt sticks to felt…so glue needed!

DIY clothespins magnets.

I recently found a lot of wooden clothespins in a box. i have no use of it for clothes because they are too fragile. They would break too easily with the wind we have over here. So, what else can we do with clothespins? (apart from another activity with baby…i don’t know why they love so much to put things in and out of a box!)  I decided to turn them into magnets for my fridge…

Yesterday was crafty evening in front of the TV. I tried to gather all things i have at home to make something nice : old nail varnish, washi tape, flowers, feather…and also, the essential to make magnets : magnetic tape… after an episode of an american serie whasoever its name, i managed to do these lovely magnets!

My fridge is way cuter with them! A pity i didn’t have more choice of washi tape at home!

DIY rope vase with recycled bottles

How to create a vase out of ugly looking wine bottles? easy, just use a bit of rope, some double-sided tape and you have a new vase. I think this is the easiest DIY you can find and it’s a lovely decoration! you can have some fun by using either champagne bottles, bordeaux wine bottles, bourgogne wine bottles (so many different shapes! but don’t drink up your wine cellar just for that purpose ;-)). You can also use whatever glass bottle you find. i know this diy is not new but we always forget nice & easy things to make. Do this one!! (don’t look at the strange clock…weird Italian design! ;-))

And here is my selection on Pinterest using either rope, wool or felted wool…(such an easy source of inspiration this Pinterest!). My parents being sailors, i really have to try with nautical rope!

Flower crown DIY

I wanted Flavia to wear something special for the wedding of my little cousin. I had lots of different dresses to choose from a selection her Nonna Anna (Flavia’s granny) gave Flavia. Nevertheless, i wanted to add a little something and i thought a flower crown would be great.

I am not really a crafty person (although i would love to!) but this time, i decided i would do it by myself. And actually, it is super easy and doesn’t take long at all. The hardest is to find the right flowers. I ran through different shops to finally find one close to my parents’s home ideal for diy-addicts. Once you have the flowers, check out the size of the head of your little one to make sure it will fit and use the floral wire as the base. Then, one by one, add all the little flowers on the base.

For the time it took me and the small cost, I find the result really nice. And people found Flavia adorable with a little crown. I have to admit I was quite proud of myself!

But, of course, knowing our little bambolotta, at the first occasion, she was taking it off!! The photo below is her making a bit too much noise during the ceremony…