Upgrade old glass jars with electrical tape

I’ve wanted to combine electrical tape and DIY projects for a long time. Yes, may sound a little funny, but ever since I saw this fabulous wall decoration by Molla Mills, I’ve wanted to see what I could do with the tape. Of course, my plan was to start with something slightly less ambitious than an entire…

DIY: black and white storage boxes

I’ve been very crafty this weekend. If I’ve not been in the garden digging and moving plants, I’ve been crocheting a rug, barbecuing, or embarking on new DIY areas of crafting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I saw some beautiful boxes made of leftover plastic floor at the Recycling Factory. The boxes are made…

Origami headband from recycled leather

I saw a beautiful headband the other day, with a large origami fabric flower. The design is simple and elegant, by Tyra Therman. I decided to try it myself, as I’ve had an old leather skirt in the closet for a while, just waiting for a DIY-project. Here’s the final product. It looks maybe a bit…

Recycled candy wrappers and felted licorice allsorts

I recently visited Tampere, a town some 150 kilometers North West from Helsinki. Have not been there that often, but wanted to do some local travel this summer, check out good cafés and one particular shop, SuperMukava (will post about that separately later). Anyway, I found two types of things that made me smile. Both…

Cleaning Day takes over Helsinki

The Cleaning day took over Helsinki for the first time on the 12th of May. In Helsinki, there were about 450 registered sales stands all over town, and I’m guessing some more unregistered ones. Registration here refers merely to having your sales table shown on the map of the event, nothing related to having a…