I guess that everybody should have smoke detectors installed in their house, just in case...... We never came around it, I have 3 smoke detectors in a drawer in the living room waiting to be installed. This smoke detector is a fun way to rethink a product - maybe I should buy one and get it installed in one of the girls room.
On Sunday it is first day in Advent and the girls and I are going to a girlfriend of mine to make Christmas decoration, eat Christmas cakes and have fun. Maybe one of the projects could be salt decoration.
It is very easy to do, here is the guide: Salt dough recipe: 2 parts flour + 1 part fine salt + some oil + a dash of hot water. When mixed together, knead the dough until it is smooth and easy to work with. Make a good deal of dough. Roll out the dough and punch your favorite shapes, we did stars, mushrooms, leaves and hearts. You can choose to use a form or cut out the desired motif with a knife.
Important: If you want to hang them on your tree remember to make a hole in each shape before you put them in the oven. Have in mind that the dough "shrinks" a bit in the oven.
Bake at approx. 150 degrees for 11/2-2 hours Big things take longer.
When they have cooled of you can start decorate them.Let the paint dry, give them a ribbon and then hang them on your three.
Some weeks ago in the kids fall holiday, we went to the summerhouse. At one of our trips, we went by this nice shop, and when we saw these stone we all fell in love with them. Sadly I can not find the name of the artist.
This fall the bObles have got an owl in the family, mini bObles "SANSETUMLINGERNE" special edition, made in wood, acrylic and the well-know foam. And great new colors. For some reason they never made it through my door. Who knows maybe there will be bObles under the tree this year.
A palce for the toothbrush - the regular or electrical. We have just bought an electrical toothbrush and I have been looking for a nice devise to store the brush. This "vase" could be my solution. Great idea by Karen Skotte-Lunds.
Fold and place these cute houses among your plants and create a mini village for decoration or for the fun of your kids. Love the idea and the houses are made out of waterproof paper so they should be able to last long in the pots.
Some years ago on a trip to New York I was so lucky to find and bought a big box of old buttons. A friend advised me to sort them in colors and lucky for that because they kind of came back to "life". Inspired by many of the amazing Japanese DIY book I came up with idea to make this cute neckless, made from old buttons and haba plastic pearls. Try and sort your thing in colors and see what you find.