Pebble Monsters

pebble monsters

Want an easy DIY to do with the kids before Halloween? Collect pebbles, paint them and add eyes and then you’ve got yourself some cute pebble monsters!

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To make these pebble monsters the way I did you’ll need:

  • Pebbles, can be found at the beach or you can buy some at e.g. Michaels
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Self-Adhesive Eyes (Or glue-on eyes and glue)
  • A paint brush
  • A sponge
  • A paint brush
  • A sticker which will be used as a tooth template
  • A utility knife
  • A sharpie

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How to

  1. Paint the pebbles. You’ll probably need at least 2 layers.
  2. Fasten the eyes
  3. Cut out a triangle from the sticker, fasten the sticker onto where you reckon the tooth will be and add a couple of layers of white paint using the sponge. If you are steady on the hand you can of course use a small brush and paint the teeth as well. I am not so steady, hence the sponge and sticker.
  4. Use the Sharpie to draw the mouth and to frame the teeth.

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My son Albert (now 10 months) puts everything in his mouth, so he did watch this DIY and nothing more. Hopefully he’ll be taking a more active role in crafting next year ;-)


Dotted Wall Art

dotted wall art

This summer we moved into our new place and spent July and August to paint and make the house look good. One thing have been missing for quite a while in the living room and that’s something on the wall. We weren’t sure if we should go for a photography or a poster, or simply make something ourselves. Well, we chose the latter and made our own dotted wall art!

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Supplies: To make this I used colored paper, a glue stick, a circle cutter, a sheet of white paper size A2 and a RIBBA frame from Ikea. My circle cutter cuts 1″ dots and I fitted 13×18, a total of 104 dots inside the passepartout. With all the dots cut out I started with gluing them on one by one, making sure every dot had a different colored dot next to it.

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This took some time I must tell you, but I gotta say, I’m pretty pleased with the result. The light wall needed some color! You may think the frame is placed too far left on the wall? That is because I’m putting up another frame right next to it, not sure with what content yet…

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Sharpie Mug

sharpie mug

My sister returned from a trip to the U.S. a couple weeks ago and brought home Sharpies in different colors. Unfortunately Sharpies are not as accessible here in Norway, so the the gift was spot on. I’ve done something like this before, check out the posts Decorate your mugs! and Apple Mugs, but that was with a Porcelain Painter. This is the first time I’ve made a Sharpie Mug.

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To make this “city” you’ll need Sharpies in many different colors, a mug and an oven. I’ve used the cheap Färgrik mug from Ikea (only $0.99).

I’ve seen skylines drawed on mugs before and think it looks cool. I wanted to try a different twist with houses like the ones you find in Amersterdam. So I googled Amersterdam+houses and used a photo as template.

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I drew the houses first and added colors to them afterwards. When done (this took quite a while – thorough work) I baked the mug for 30 minutes at 175°C/350°F. Be careful when you take the mug out of the oven – it is hot!

You might experience that some of the light colors, for example green or pink might not cover as good as it seemed before baking. In that case you’ll have to add more and rebake :-)

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