DIY gift wrapping by Søstrene Grene

A fun and alternative type of gift wrapping which certainly will evoke joy, Anna believes.

Watch the video and discover how Anna makes a gift look like a handsome dress shirt.

Materials:

Gift wrap, prices from EUR  1,12 / GBP 1,04
Buttons, Price per pack EUR  1,67 / GBP 1,63

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DIY gift wrapping by Søstrene Grene
DIY gift wrapping by Søstrene Grene

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May 21st, 2017

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diy finger painting

Create wonderful animals and fun family portraits with finger paint.

Have a look at the video in which Anna transforms colourful handprints into fun motifs.
This is an activity for the entire family.

Materials:

Finger paint, price per item EUR  3,79 / GBP 3,44

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DIY finger paint for toddlers
diy finger paint for toddlers

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May 18th, 2017

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DIYDIY, Storage jars with dainty details

Anna has come up with the idea to decorate simple storage jars with lovely leather details, and in this video, you can see how.

DIY organizer idea, Storage jars with dainty details
DIY organizer idea, Storage jars with dainty details

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May 14th, 2017

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“Have the children cut and decorate cardboard butterflies in fancy colours,” Anna suggests.

Afterwards you simply hang the butterflies from branches as sweet springtime home decor.

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DIY butterfies. Creative project for children by Sostrene Grene
DIY butterfies. Creative project for children by Sostrene Grene

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May 11th, 2017

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“Only for decoration,” Anna explains, while she carefully adds tape and a thin layer of paint to the porcelain.

Watch the video and be inspired to make your own personal still life.

cactus and interior diy
cactus and interior diy

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May 7th, 2017

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DIY beads free pattern

Many hours can pass when creating wonderful patterns on bead plates, and Anna has made two templates which you are welcome to use for your own projects.

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DIY wall decoration with beads. Free template
DIY wall decoration with beads. Free template

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May 4th, 2017

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Remember to decorate with festive hot-air balloons when setting the party table.

 Anna suggests that you fill the baskets with sweets for all your guests.

diy party with airballoons
diy party with airballoons

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April 30th, 2017

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embroidery diy

A lovely, little embroidery project for adults and children alike, Anna smiles.

Have a peek at the video in which Anna shows how you can embroider personal keychains and jewellery.

embroidery diy with sostrene grene
embroidery diy with sostrene grene

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April 27th, 2017

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“You can paint sweet hostess gifts and colourful decorations for your home,” Anna suggests. The air-drying paint is easy to work with and available in boxes of four colours.

After 24-48 hours, you can wipe a wet cloth over the glass.

diy with glass paint
diy with glass paint

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April 23rd, 2017

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Decorate the walls in your home with personal ornaments which you made yourself.

Anna is using both polymer clay and glitter cardboard for this creative project.

diy clay wall decoration

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April 20th, 2017

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Lovely gift bags can easily be made by combining gift wrap and a bit of glue.

Typically, however, Anna also adds a personal detail, which you can see in the video here.

diy gift wrapping
diy giftbag

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April 18th, 2017

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Make a petite cactus landscape on which you can display your jewellery.

In the video, you can watch Anna make dainty jewellery holders from self-hardening clay.

diy cactus of self-hardening clay

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April 16th, 2017

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diy easter egg decor

You can make your own Easter eggs and fill them with treats for your loved ones.

In this video, Anna demonstrates how you can shape lovely Easter eggs by means of a balloon, glue and some yarn.

easter egg diy
easter egg diy

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April 13th, 2017

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diy ornament with patchwork

“Patience is a virtue”, as Anna always says. She is currently sewing lovely patchwork ornaments by hand and you are welcome to join the fun.

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diy ornament with patchwork

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April 9th, 2017

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garden diy with plants

Anna has decided to create a plant arrangement in several heights for her terrace, and in this video, she demonstrates exactly how you can make your own version.

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garden diy plant

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April 2nd, 2017

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diy garden

Remember to make use of the vertical surfaces in your garden or on the balcony. As Anna always says, “You can never have too much space for flowers and herbs.”

Watch and discover how you can make your own wall decoration for flowerpots.

diy garden plant hanger
diy garden plant hanger

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March 31st, 2017

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diy table setting

Even though Anna has hosted many a festive gathering, she makes a virtue out of renewing the table decorations every time.

Have a peek as she creates unique place cards and embellishes the green joys.

diy table setting
diy table setting

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March 26th, 2017

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table setting diy and inspiration

Anna suggests that you decorate your springtime table with elegant butterflies and fluffy flower napkins.

In this video, she will show you how to fold wonderful napkins for your spring party.

table setting diy and inspiration

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March 23rd, 2017

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crochet free pattern penguin amigurumi

“Penguins can pick up your spirits any day,” as Anna says. In a collaboration with www.ojhæklerier.dk, she has made quirky, round crochet penguins from soft cotton yarn.

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free recipe crochet amigurumi penguin

Crochet a penguin

Abbreviations:
Rnd = round
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
[*…*] repeat until end of round.

Crochet needle size 2,75 mm

This is a crochet pattern of medium difficulty.

Body:
Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1: 2 dc in every dc (12 st).
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 5: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 6: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 7: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 8: *1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (54 st).
Rnd 9: *1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (60 st).
Rnd 10-19: 1 dc in every st (60 st).
Rnd 20: *1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (54 st).
Rnd 21: 1 dc in every st (54 st)
Rnd 22: *1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 23: 1 dc in every st (48 st)
Rnd 24: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 25: 1 dc in every st (42 st)
Rnd 26: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st)
Rnd 27: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 28: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 29: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 30: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st).
Rnd 31: 2 dc combined in next 6 dc (6 st).
Stuff the body and sew the opening closed.

White body part:
Make 11 ch. Turn with 1 ch.
Row 1: 2 dc in first stich, 8 dc, 2 dc in last stich (12 st).
Row 2: 2 dc in first stich, 10 dc, 2 dc in last stich (14 st).
Row 3: 2 dc in first stich, 12 dc, 2 dc in last stich (16 st).
Row 4-11: 1 st in every stich (16 st).
Row 12: 2 dc together, 12 dc, 2 dc together (14 st).
Row 13: 2 dc together, 10 dc, 2 dc together (12 st).
Crochet a border of dc – stop at the beginning of row 13.
Skip 2 st – crochet 10 triple treble in the same stich, skip 2 st, 1 dc, skip 2 st, crochet 10 triple treble in the same stich, skip 2 st, 1 dc.
Close – leave enough yarn to be able to sew on the white body part.

Wings (2 pcs.)
Crochet in the colour of the body:
Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1: 2 dc in ever st (12 st).
Rnd 2-3: 1 dc in every st (12 st).
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 5-9: 1 dc in every st (18 st).
Crochet the opening closed, close and cut the end of the yarn. Remember to leave enough yarn to be able to attach the wing to the body.
Sew the wings unto the body with a needle.

Eyes (2 pcs.)
Crochet with black yarn:
Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
1 Rnd: 2 dc in every dc (12 st)
Shift to white yarn:
Rnd 2: 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc.
Shift to black yarn.
Close.
Embroider a tiny white dot on the black part of the eye.
Sew the eyes unto the head; you decide the exact location.

Beak
Upper beak:
Crochet with orange yarn:
Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (9 st)
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st)
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (15 st)
Crochet the opening closed and cut the yarn. Leave enough yarn to be able to attach the beak to the head.

Lower beak:
Crochet with orange yarn:
Start with a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (9 st)
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st)
Crochet the opening closed and cut the yarn. Leave enough yarn to be able to attach the beak to the head.

Attach the upper and lower beak to the penguin’s head.

Should you wish a penguin that can hang from the ceiling, you can apply a row of ch in the wanted length. Attach the final cord to the top of the penguin’s head.

By Søstrene Grene and www.ojhæklerier.dk

free crochet pattern amigurumi penguin

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March 18th, 2017

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crochet recipe diy

In Anna’s opinion, crochet is a good way to keep your mind healthy and relaxed. In this video, she and www.ojhæklerier.dk demonstrate how you can crochet graceful, striped rabbits.

You can find the crochet pattern by www.ojhæklerier.dk here:

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crochet bunny with free recipe

Crochet a rabbit

Abbreviations:
Rnd = round
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
[*…*] repeat until end of round.

Crochet needle size 2,75 mm

This is a crochet pattern of medium difficulty.

Body/head:
Crochet with two different colours. Change colours every third round. Use colour 1 for stripes on the body – crochet head and ears in colour 2.

Start with colour 1 and crochet a magic ring with 6 dc.
Rnd 1: 2 dc in every dc (12 st).
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 5: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 6: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 7: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 8: *1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (54 st).
Rnd 9: *1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (60 st).
Rnd 10-27: 1 dc in every dc (60 st).
Rnd 28: *1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (54 st).
Rnd 29: *1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 30: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 31: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 32: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 33-34: 1 dc in ever st (30 st).
Change to colour 2.
Rnd 35: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 36: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (42 st).
Rnd 37: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 38-47: 1 dc in ever st (48 st).
Rnd 48: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (48 st).
Rnd 49: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (36 st).
Rnd 50: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (30 st).
Rnd 51: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 52: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 53: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st).
Rnd 54: 2 dc together in next 6 dc (6 st).
Stuff the body and sew the opening closed.

Ears (2 pcs.):
Crochet in the same colour as the head (colour 2).
Start with a magic ring with 3 dc.
Rnd 1: 2 dc in every st (6 st).
Rnd 2: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (9 st).
Rnd 3: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st).
Rnd 4: *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (15 st).
Rnd 5: 1 dc in ever st (15 st).
Rnd 6: *1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 7: 1 dc in every st (18 st).
Rnd 8: *1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (21 st).
Rnd 9: 1 dc in every st (21 st).
Rnd 10: *1 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat until end of round (24 st).
Rnd 11-17: 1 dc in every st (24 st).
Rnd 18: *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (18 st).
Rnd 19: *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc together in next dc* repeat until end of round (12 st)
Crochet the opening closed, but leave enough yarn to be able to sew the ears unto the head.

Eyes and nose:
Embroider eyes and nose unto the rabbit with a needle.

By Søstrene Grene and www.ojhæklerier.dk

crochet bunny with free recipe

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March 16th, 2017

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