Ikea Hack: MICKE desk lamp

Yesterday was Earth Day and what better way is there than to celebrate it with another purpose DIY, am I right? Not long ago we still had an IKEA MICKE desk in our apartment that we just recently sold to make room for a dining table. We live on 45 square meters in an apartment under the roof. Which makes it extra tiny due to the roof sloping! I’ll post an update on our new living room layout soon but first let’s get back to that MICKE office desk. Funny as it is I owned the exact same one in the same color combination in Wiesbaden which I sold when I moved in with Chris. But we still had the one at his place.

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Soap Dispenser DIY

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We had an empty Jack Daniel’s bottle hanging around and I thought that it’s way to cool looking to end up in the trash. Why not use it as room decor instead? So as thrifty as I am I decided to upcycle it. I found a great looking Jack Daniel’s bottle into a DIY soap dispenser tutorial over at Curly Birds. This DIY craft takes about 5 minutes to accomplish once you have the right soap dispencer pump. It makes a great industrial, functional and useful addition to our small bathroom.

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Star Wars: Concrete Death Star DIY

Hi there,

the new Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens is out! Who else is exited about that? I didn’t have a chance to see it yet but I can’t wait to finally go to the movies.

While living in America my hostkids even gave me the nickname Anakin for a while since Annika isn’t too far away from that haha.

In celebration of the new Star Wars movie and Christmas around the corner I did a little Star Wars related geeky DIY: Concrete Death Stars! But wait not just regular Death Stars but concrete Death Star Flower Pots and concrete Death Star tealight candle holders.

How does that sound? It’s so easy and cheap to make. Want to know how? Well let’s get started!

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Halloween Wicked Witch of the West Selfie – Photoshop Tutorial

As you might know by now if you follow this Blog on the regular Halloween is coming up and that means it’s time for a new Photoshop tutorial.

Every year for Halloween I change my profile picture on social media. Last year I turned into a Skeleton. I also used Photoshop once to turn myself into a demon for Halloween. For Halloween 2015 I will transform myself into the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Also known as Elphaba, Theodora or Zelena. Actually Zelena from the TV show Once upon a time inspired me to create this Halloween picture. I know you’re all waiting for the tutorial. So let’s start. It’s a super easy and fast step by step Photoshop tutorial.

Wicked Witch of the West

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Antler ring holder DIY

Who doesn’t love some upcycling? Raise your hands or better leave a comment!:) This organic looking antler ring holder is done in under 2 minutes with only 4 key materials. That’s how I like my DIY’s quick and easy! Oh did I mention that it also doubles as a jewelry stand? Killing two birds with one stone!

I found this cool antler laying around at my parents attic and decided I need to create something out of it. That antler shape is perfect for a ring holder so I thought about how to make one and here is the result! What do you think? If you want to make one for your own I’m happy to show you how.

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Black Widow Costume DIY (The Avengers)

Hi everyone,

so spontaneously I decided to create a Black Widow Costume for Halloween. You know the Scarlet Johansson The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man kinda one and not the spider version :p

It’s a really cheap DIY Halloween or Cosplay costume you can do in less than a day! I paid about 20$ for the Materials I needed since I had all the other things on hand.

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Demon Halloween Selfie – Photoshop Tutorial

I change my profil picture every year for my favorite holiday Halloween. This year I turned myself into a Skeleton. But a few years back I did demon. I really like the demon selfie and wanted to show you how I created it. There’s still a couple of days left before Halloween arrives and this step by step tutorial only takes like 30 minutes from start to finish.

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