Author: Lynn

Hi everyone,  I'm so excited to finally share my new website with you! As an ever evolving illustrator, creator or crafter I realized that the new content (that I am willing to share with you) didn't really fit into the old website layout. So the best solution to this: a new...

Free printable easter tags + paper

Eggs, Chicks, Bunnies, Ducks, Birds, Flowers, and Carrots!
YAY! It's Easter time again! You're not really into the easter mood yet? Well ... let me help you with that: I want to share a special freebie with you. To say THANK YOU for your continued support, feedback  and to welcome all my new followers. All you have to do is to download the files, print them and cut them out. Freebie Easter, Ouschteren

Option: Make your own hand-drawn easter pattern!

Create your own paper cactus Hi paper lovers,  you know...

BREAKING NEWS ! New diy projects are coming soon! ...

COSYMORE's creative start 2016 I know. You are waiting for some new creative stuff. Right? Good news: It's all in progress. Bad news: you have to be a liiiiittle bit patient ...

Free gift wrapping paper HOHOHOooo, only 1 day left until Christmas! Do you still have to wrap your last little gifts? Or maybe you're just looking for a simple way to relax a few minutes – maybe even longer? Just focusing on one single thing? Well.. I may have...

Customize your gift wrapping paper

Did you know that in Japan gift wrapping paper is as important as the gift itself? They say that:
"Wrapping a gift = wrapping the heart"
Contrary to the western approach using 'random' wrapping paper to hide the present, Japanese choose the style of wrapping paper which harmonizes with the present. By showing how you wrap you express how you feel about the person, the receiver. The gift is marked by mindfulness and consideration. The process of giving, not the gift itself is the most important part.  So why not adding a very personal touch to your gifts?Christmas_DIY-(5-von-78) I'll show you some inspiring ideas to customize your own wrapping paper using brown craft paper. You're only limited to your imagination! Just follow these simple DIY-steps.

Brown craft paper meets lint roller

Supplies you need: 
  • brush 
  • craft paint (whatever you have at home) 
  • lint roller
  • foam paper + scissors
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  • It doesn't have to be the glue as shown in the picture above. 
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  • Cut out 3-6 shapes matching the season. It's Christmas time so I guess, little Christmas trees should work well for our purpose :) Of course you're free to choose other shapes (little hearts, stars, cactus, teddy bears...) Just think about the receiver. Which shape could suit him/her? I'm sure you will come up with a cool idea! 
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  • Add some texture. Any tool with a narrow edge will work fine for this part.
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  • Glue your different shapes all around your lint roller. 
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  • Here comes the fun part: Use a brush to apply craft paint onto the shapes. AND THEN: SIMPLY ROLL IT! (this action may take a few attempts, but it's not that difficult, just try it out and surprise yourself ;)
Christmas DIY Wrapping Paper Maybe they won't look as perfect as you have expected it, but HEY- it's handmade. You should love the little imperfections!  Christmas DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas DIY Wrapping Paper Want to see more wrapping ideas? Christmas wrapping paper

 Crazy block printing

Christmas wrapping paper

Lets' make some funky cork coasters Here is another very easy and eco-friendly DIY project which has also been part of the X-mas DIY-workshop in cooperation with Orla Collective: Making funky cork coasters! I wanted to show as many ways as possible for making mindful christmas gifts – in a...

Thrift shop upcycling Last month has been filled with exciting projects and you know what? a very big dream of mine has been fulfilled: I had the amazing opportunity to lead a DIY workshop, thanks to Orla Collective - a wonderful community project in Luxembourg, realised by Linda and David. (I told you once before....

A little guide about starting a DIY-blog + with free printable worksheets to get started! Several people asked me how they could start a DIY-blog. Well.. I’m a little bit surprised when I’m asked for some blogging advice, because I still see myself as a bloody beginner, even after one...