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Wall calendar

DIY wall calendar ideas for the New Year

Pinecones

Christmas decoration ideas made of simple pinecones

Instead of pumpkin lantern

Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween – without pumpkins

Table lamps

Unique table lamps made of old objects, even DIY

Creative bookshelf

Instead of a simple bookshelf

Flower pot

Are the similar terracotta pots boring? We can make them unique with easy but spectacular painting.

Shoeboxes

We can make esthetic and cheap storages from shoeboxes with a little handcraft

Mother’s Day gift

DIY interior decoration gifts for Mother’s Day

Natural egg dyes

Easter is coming soon, it’s time for painting eggs. Let’s use natural dyes instead of artificial paints available in shops. Several vegetables and fruits contain easy dissolving and intensive pigments.
Add water and the required natural pain in a cooking pot. Boil it for 30 minutes then remove it from the heat. Add salt and 20% vinegar. When it is room-temperature, put boiled eggs in it. It’s practical to choose eggs with white shell, hues will be much clearer. The intensity of the color can be a bit affected by the time the eggs soaking in the coloring water. If they are ready, take them out and let them dry on a grill. The process above has to be done every time a new color is desired.
Since natural dyes are more unpredictable than chemicals, prepare ourselves that we won’t get exactly the expected result. Colors of the eggs in the same dying are not always similar also. Here are some natural dying materials and the effect colors, without limitation:
Spinach, parsley – light green
Coffee – light brown
Peel of onion – light orange
Red cabbage – light blue
Blueberry – blue
Beetroot, peel of red onion – soft pink
Saffron, turmeric, carrot – yellow
Red vine – light purple
Colors achieved this way are less intensive than those by artificial paints to which we might be accustomed. These pastel shades will look good in interiors with almost any style.

Pot rack

DIY hanging pot racks in the name of recycling