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Easter Decoration

I love working with natural materials and after having moved to our new house last summer, with a garden that is filled with lovely trees and bushes, I can just take a step outside, and I'll find an enormous amount of inspiration right in front of me. We were told that the previous owners planted 25 different kind of trees here.
 
This decoration is suited for both in- and outdoor. Use it as a centerpiece for Easter-Lunch or place it outside, where it will stay a beautiful decoration for a long time, when it´s still cold outside (even though the tulips are without water). The plate is made out of birch branches. Form a ring from the branches, and secure with wire. Add branches untill you get the size you want. Leave the tulips without water for a couple of hours, that will make it easier to bend them, and secure them with wire. Finish the decoration by placing eggs in different colours and sizes in the middle.
 
Have a wonderful Sunday /Sussi
Have a look at Fabriken for Sunday inspiration

 

MUSCARI CENTERPIECE

As I mentioned the other day, Sussi was going to make this beautiful spring decoration. We are having a birthday party today, so the decoration is made as a centerpiece.
 
You can make this with pretty much any cut flower of your choice. The flowers are stuck into a piece of flower foam. The bark is functioning as the vase/container and the foam is covered with brown sand and some moss. This is a fairly easy project with lots of room for creative ideas. Have a great Saturday! /Annika
 
 

TULIP DECORATION

This decoration will work wonder as a hostess gift and instead of the typical bouquet.
 
MATERIALS:
20 tulips (depends on the size of you pot)
Flora foam
Twine/string
Flower wire or pins,
A pot (we choose an oval pot 25 x 13 cm)
Salal (or green leaves of your choice)
Moss (any kind will do, this one is a silver moss)
 
HOW TO:
Soak the flower foam well in water and cut it to fit the shape of the pot.
Strip the tulips for leaves and cut the stem about 5 cm from the head. Roll some of the stripped leaves and secure with pins or wire. Start by placing a couple of salal on each side of the pot in the foam. Then randomly place out the tulips and the rolled leaves as you like. Take the moss and fill in the gaps. Make a bow from the string and secure with a pin on either side of the decoration and Voila! You're done!
 
Have a creative Saturday! /Sussi

TYING UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS

I think twine is a beautiful material. I love the different textures and colors it comes in and especially when it's all nicely presented in a basket or box. The only problem is that, it might not be practical to store it that way. Sometimes you need a more "easy access" solution. Terracotta pots often has a hole in the bottom and they can actually function as a pretty cool twine dispenser. You can secure the pots with wire and hang it on a nail or board. It will work best with a roll of twine, where the end is pulled from the inside.
 
Have a great day! /Annika
 
 

PLANTS AS WALL ART

I like little green plants, but sometimes they look kind of tiny and sparse opposed to bigger and more artistic decorations. So I thought I could combine the two and make a fun decorative piece from little green plants. I wanted it to be a bit unusual and decided that it should function as wall art too.
I had this old bulb tray, which I thought would make a nice frame. I attached little metal flowerpots to the netting of the bulb tray, with some wire, and added some flowers. An easy project where you can make all sorts of results based on different pots and flowers.
 
Have a crafty Sunday! /Annika
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more great Sunday inspiration
 
 

RAW SIMPLICITY AND ELEGANCE

I have been looking forward to be sharing these pictures with you. As you might have noticed, it's my sister who's the flower master around here...and I'm the lucky one getting to photograph all of her creations. I know a lot of you really like to photograph as well, so you probably know what I'm taking about when I say that; not everything looks as good on camera as it does in real life. The interesting thing is that, what we perceive with our eyes, can be adjusted. We often choose how to see things, leaving out one detail and including something else. But the camera sees everything, nothing can be hidden. This makes certain shapes or objects more fit than others to be photographed. So when my sister came with this beautiful, odd shaped bouquet, I was not only thrilled about her ability to be creative and original, but I knew the photo shoot was going to be such a pleasure. The raw simplicity and elegance of this flower piece was breathtaking. 
 
The decoration is made from anemones and cut of branches(preferably not too crooked) in different sizes. The flowers has uneven lengths to give the piece some layers. Secure everything together with some coarse string. 
 
Happy Saturday! /Annika
 
 

TURNING OLD TO NEW

I like the thought of using found objects when decorating.
It's fun to come up with new ways of using flea marked finds and combining them to make new things for the home.
For this little project I have used a couple of embroidery frames as wall decoration. I have then attached a  cover from an old music sheet and for the other frame I used a small crochet tablecloth. The candle is made from an old oil lamp and a small tray. /Annika
 
 

BOTTLE UP SOME FLOWERS

This is a very quick decorating project and easy to do. You can use any old bottles you might have. These clear blue/green bottles are former white wine bottles and have a great color that gives a bit of airy spring feel. Take any piece of fabric and wrap around the bottles and secure with some string, ribbon or lace. We used a piece of fur, that was found at a flea marked, and some silky looking string to create contrast. Pretty much any cut flower with a long stem will do, but even twigs or branches would look really nice. This is a great "use what you have" project.
 
Have a creative Wednesday! /Annika
 
 

SPRING COLOR INSPIRATION

We felt like creating a bit of spring inspiration today. This is a nice way to create some spring feeling in your home, even though spring is a few months ahead :) A couple of twigs or cut of branches together with a handful of colorful flowers. Make it look a bit casual by not arranging it to perfectly. Have a great Tuesday! /Sussi 
 
 
 

little cake mold candles

I love candles and I had been thinking about using these little muffins molds and turning them into candles for a while now. Thought they would be perfect to use on Christmas Eve for the table decoration. 
 
This is quite an easy project. You use tea candles, take out the candle wick and place the wax in the mold.
Place it in the oven and heat at 150 °C for ca. 10 min. You might want to place it on an oven tray. When the wax has melted you take it out of the oven, put back the wick and wait for it to cool down.

The molds I used were rather small, but it'll work in any size mold. Just adjust the amount of wax you use by cutting extra pieces and place it in the mold. Happy project!  /Annika

 

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