Hello friends! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and emails, Bix’s cold is much better today and my ankle is getting there slowly but surely. Today I have a few projects to share, found on the Norway-based Stylizimo blog – I hope they inspire you as much as they did me. Enjoy!
DIY #1: SCRABBLE ART
Nina Holst, who authors Stylizimo is constantly changing things up in her home, so it always feels fresh and inspiring. Whether it is a seasonal arrangement of branches and berries brought in from outdoors, a simple DIY project, or something as big as painting her floors white, I know when I visit her lovely place there will always be something new to feast my eyes on. Lately she has been on a black and white kick, and I am loving it! Above you will see DIY idea #1: a sweet little art print made from scrabble pieces and stamps on paper.
Here is a view of the office she recently redecorated, all crisp and cool in black and white. She did this one for her fiancé, though her own office is all black and white now, too. I told you she was on a roll!
DIY #2: CHALKBOARD CALENDAR
Back in Nina’s own office is one of my favorite DIY ideas, it is her own version of the Ferm Living calendar wall sticker. Instead of a sticker, Nina created hers using chalkboard paint which I think is total genius. Don’t you want one of these now? I think it would be perfect for a busy household with kids.
DIY #3: BUTTERFLY TREE
Another beautiful DIY inspired by a Ferm Living product is this beautiful butterfly tree. So pretty, right? Nina insists it’s not as difficult to do as it seems. Ahem. I think it’s perfect how she incorporated the two floating shelves – this is definitely going into my idea file for the future!
DIY #4: WASHI TAPE ANTLERS
If you’re looking for a really quick and simple yet creative DIY project, why not try your hand at these cute little antlers made from washi tape? Yes, yet another way to use this wonderfully addictive product: wall art!
DIY #5: BIRCH BARK PLACECARDS
I really adore this sweet DIY idea for marking places or leaving other kind messages at the table. The rustic birch bark hearts combined with clean modern label stickers is so unexpected and cool, and the tiny pine cones and natural twine are just the right finishing touch. If I were hosting Thanksgiving I would give it a shot!
Well, that wraps it up for now. I’d love to hear which project was your favorite – I’m itching to try all five! :)
(all images: Nina Holst for Stylizimo)