A little video introduction on how to knit Loop stitch. The video also shows Loop Stitches from pearl side.
DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
So much fun to make for christmas! We would like to share with you this cute knitting pattern that can be used in so many fun ways!
These little trees are perfect for decorating your presents for someone special. For hanging on your christmastree, doorknobs or cabinets.
Knit many and you can use as a garland. Perfect for both kidsroom – and livingroom.
Use up all your scrapyarn and have fun making your own trees!
Pattern includes two sizes and tips for making different sizes.
You can find the pattern here: Christmas Tree knitting pattern
HAVE FUN! #DIYchristmas #LittleKnittedtrees
OLD CHAIR MADE NEW BY YOU
DIY HOME INSPIRATION – UPCYCLING AND THRIFTSHOPPING FIND MADE NEW.
Too many beautiful old furniture gets thrown away because they look worn out or old. There are also so many unique pieces to find secondhand. By reupholstring / refurbish you can easily renew your old chair, with your favorite color or fabric. Bonus is that you get a one-of-a-kind furniture !
The most important tip : Take pictures of the chair while you remove fabric, so that you can look back if you wonder how they were attatched and done! This way you can almost do the job without any guidance at all, but- here is a step-by-step with lots of pic:
STEP 1: TOOLS AND FABRIC.
Fabric you can get in hobby shops or bigger interior/home shops. You can also use curtains, big tablecloth among others. Search online or go to your local shop. You may also need new cushion material or foam/wadding if the old one is worn out or smells.
Tools: Scizzors, hammer, needle (circular shape, to sew the fabric on the backside) , pliers and screwdriver. You also need staples and staple gun , and also furniture nails if you wish (the finishing is better/more pretty). If you remove the fabric carefully , you may use the nails again on your new fabric.
STEP 2: REMOVE ARMRESTS AND OLD FABRIC
Pry and yank the staples with a screwdriver and pliers or side cutters. Remove the upholstery and cushion material inside if you need to.
STEP 3: NEW FABRIC AND CUSHION MATERIAL
Use the old fabric to measure up before you cut new pieces. Always estimate a little to much. You need 3 pieces! Cut cushion or wadding material in pieces that fit the chair.
STEP 4: INSTALL THE NEW FABRIC
For the seat, start in the center of one side, secure your fabric in place with the staple gun, and begin to staple around , pulling the fabric tightly. Staple the corners last and try to work the fabric over the corners smoothly. Corners are important! Trim the corners for extra fabric. Use old fabric as guide, and try folding them several ways to see what gives the best result (Also you can look at before pictures of the chair you hopefully took, to see how the folded in the corners, if you find it hard)
Check the fabric several times when stapling around, that there is no folds or lumps.
The seat and back fabric are to go in opening between seat and the back/backrest, and stapled at the back. Push it through with help of the screwdriver or another slim non-sharp tool. Pull the fabric tightly.
STEP 5: BACKSIDE OF THE CHAIR/ SEWING AND FINISHING
The hardest part. Staple the fabric on the top, and put the wooden plate (or cardboard paper plate) on top , then pull the fabric over. Fold the edges, and staple / use nails where you manage to reach. Stretch the fabric all the way to the bottom and fasten it under the chairseat. Here you have to use a a sewing thread same color as fabric, and a circular shaped needle, so that you can sew the fabric on the sides of the back for a perfect finish!
Sew the back piece together on the sides.
STEP 6: SCREW ON ARMRESTS , SIT DOWN AND ENJOY YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND FURNITURE PIECE!
and maaaybe before, if needen.. give the teak wood some loving! See Teak wood tip below!
TEAK WOOD MAINTENANANCE:
A little tip you can use on armrest if needed:
Examine the wood for any cracks, splits, and damage. If the chairs are perfect, skip this step. Sand the entire surface of the chairs with fine/220 sandpaper. Teak wood can dry out overtime and needs to have oil reapplied. Sanding the surface will ensure that there is no residue or foreign material on the wood. By creating an even surface, the oil will absorb nicely. Apply any Teak Oil. Using a clean dry rag, follow the instructions on the back of the oil. Between coats, let the wood dry overnight. Put 2 to 3 coats of oil on the wood.
Want some changes at home? Painting is a fast and fun way to give your walls or furniture a new look.
Our kitchen is white, and we used to have white walls. We were looking for a calm and colorful paint for the walls. After trying a blue-grey color, we were not quite happy, and landed on this beautiful peach color.
The color is supermatte, named “Blushing Peach”, from Jotun Lady. We painted 2 coats, and used a 3 liter can. Painted the floor list as well, but kept the top list in white, as the ceiling is also white.
On the kitchen-side we kept it simple with clean walls. We love to decorate with a lot of green plants.
DININGAREA- DIY TABLE.
All our chairs are old, from thriftshopping and secondhand.
The dark teak works well with the peach wallcolor.
On the opposite wall we have posters and family photos, and a DIY cabinet we made ourselves, painted in blue.
Lamp over kitchen table is from a dumpster outside a building area, another “upcycled” interior piece. From trash to treasure- we love it!
This cabinet is made from 2 old windows. Feet are from an old kitchen table. MDF board used in the back,
wooden boards on the sides and as shelves inside. The blue paint is a mix form different blues we had in the house.
We love plants and cactuses!
So many different shapes and personalities! Perfect way to add some color to your home
We also bought a light green color,also from Jotun Lady, that works well with the peach wallcolor.
The plan is to paint some of the diningchairs.
Ready for spring!
Lots of scrapyarn laying around? Wanting to make fun knitted toys and friends? Our new ocean friends knitting patterns are perfect! Includes three different patterns – two fishes and one octopus.
Find the pattern here : Ocean Friends Knitting Pattern
Use them for toys, interior decor, baby mobile or wallhanging.
As an example we made a wallhanging for kidsroom, or livingroom.
Your cute knitted friends, thread, scizzors, a needle, wooden stick and some paint if you want to color the stick. We used acrylic paint on the side of this (available in most hobby shops).
Cut the threat in wanted lengths, and use a needle to pull in through the knitted toys. Tie it on top of the wooden stick, in different lengths. Use one thread for hanging, tie it on both side of the stick. Put a nail in the wall – and hang your beautiful DIY wallhanging on it!
A perfect one-of-a-kind art made by you! Perfect in the kidsrom or livingroom!
You can also put a “rattle soundmaker” inside and use for toys, for baby carriage or just interior details for example to hang on a door knob.
We love playing with patterns and colors – HipKnitshop.
Old footstool made new with a cool dotty pillow case.
Bought an old footstool in teak from the markedplace Finn.no for 50 nok. It was old and the fabric torn.
What a quickfix! This is how to:
Take off old nails underneath, fabric and foam. Repleace with new foam and the fabric of your choosing. Use something you have around the house like an old curtain, cloth or as I did, a pillow case. It is also quick to change if you want a new look.
Cut the foam in size of the stool. The fabric needs to be a bit longer so you can attach it underneath. Use a nail gun and tighten the fabric as you go.
Ta- daa! A pretty little footstool – one of a kind !
A fun and easy diy!
For a dreamcatcher or walhanging. Time : 10 minutes!
This is a simple version without much detail. You can also make beautiful versions with different colored yarns, use sticks and thread inside the hoop, SO many ways to make it fit in to your home. Perfect project to use up all your left over yarn .
One ball Chunky thick wool
(Thread for hanging, or a nail)
1.Get all your stuff together. Paint the hoop white or keep in in trendy wood color.
2. Cut off threads, 50 cm long (about 25 cm long when folded and tied on hoop), 10 threads in one bundle, and tie the yarn on the hoop.
3. Tie on as mutch as you want.Here 8 pieces.
4. Use the scissor to even out the edges. Put a nail in your wall, and hang up your beautiful and simple DIY wallhanging. Fits perfectly in all nordic looking homes.
The wallhanging is made form one yarn ball in color “Cloudy dark grey blend” from hip wool