Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Decorista Chronicles:Adorable DIY Washi Stand!

When my aunt gifted me this glorious overload of washi goodness, I faced a wee little problem.Storage. I did have ideas in my mind like this fabulous one ( here ) but call me weird and stubborn, I just had to see it in sight all the time just because it was so pretty! So I needed a thrifty way to have it sitting smug on my workspace without it looking cluttered.And here it is! This stand is just perfect, and because it's white it gives a clean look and charms at the same time! Plus, it's crazy simple!

Here's what you'll need to recreate this:

1. Your wayyy- too- gorgeous washi collection to be hidden!
2.Sturdy plastic plates, mine were transparent, take two if you want it two-tired, the base one being bigger in diameter, you could also use cheap glass plates (think vintage china)

3.Something to support the top-tier to the bottom one. I've seen cakestand tutorials use candle holders.  You could also invert a stem glass. Here, I used a small transparent glass vase from Ikea.
4.This is optional. I downloaded a free printable name tag and tagged the words Washi Whimsy in there. Skip this one if you want.
5.A glue gun or any super strong glue to glue your assorted parts together.

1.If you want to spray paint your plates and the support (like the vase or candle-holder), do so first( I did mine white, but left the vase as is) and let it dry according to the time it says in the instructions on the can.
2. After that, center your support on the base plate, don't glue it down yet and see how it looks with the second plate on top.
3.After your are happy with your arrangement, you are ready to glue it down.
4. I simply tied the name tag using a red ribbon around the neck of my vase.
5. Display your washi and enjoy!

Things to consider during assemblage:
Keep in mind the weight of the items that you would be putting on those plates. Lightweight plates are probably not a good option if you are putting too much stuff in there. The base plate should be the heaviest and depending on the amount of stuff, the support should be pretty sturdy too.

Catchya all next time! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Give em pretties a home!- DIY Trinket Jars

If your lil knick knacks keep getting lost in the midst all your bigger hobby or household supplies, here's a super-quick and super-cute way to get them organized!

You'll need:
1.A pair of scissors
2.Empty cream jars (usually used up skincare tubs, especially handy if they are see-through or semi see-through)
3.Washi tape, I chose two different kinds, a pretty floral one and a beige based floral one
4.And your little trinkets and baubles!

How to:
I know how many of us reuse empty jars, but this is a really instant way to refresh their look!
Just wash the jars and let them dry for an appropriate time. My brand's name was worded in the center portion of the jars which is why I aligned the washi that way. You can align it as per your requirement. Snip off after covering the entire circumference of the jars and fill em up with your pretty trinkets and voila! You're done!

These are so cute and go so well with my workspace, they are efficient and adorable storage solutions at the same time!
Till next time..

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The freebie Jubilee!

We all know we just love freebies, don't we? Wish granted! Print this bright, bold and funky image inspired from here (source) I designed for you which will fire up an empty wall or hang it by your workspace to have those cogwheels alive and bursting with energy!
Live life colour! <3



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