101 Woonideeen

While I was in Amsterdam over the weekend, I had to pick up a recent copy of 101 Woonideeen, a Dutch home magazine first introduced to me by Danielle that has turned into an addiction for me.

It's easily one of my favorite Dutch magazines right now because of the clever and quick budget DIY ideas. It's fun to spruce things up around the house each season, take a few of these simple ideas that I came across - you're sure to like them.

Here are some simple ideas. The first one is a fun and functional solution for magazine storage using white plastic hangers. I think this would be great for a workspace to display pretty papers or fabrics, too. And the next is even easier - tie pretty ribbons around a lampshade - something you can change per season. You can even embellish them with brooches, don't you think? You don't even have to use glue to secure them, but of course if you'd like to go for it. You can try double-sided poster tape cut to size.

Another simple touch I love - using old belts, you can create colorful and sturdy handles for storage boxes. I'd go a step further and display a pretty gift tag from each identifying the contents.

This would be a fun rainy day project. Sew buttons onto a table runner to spell something out. Of course, the shorter the word, the easier the project. Supercalafragalisticexpialladocious may require too much patience. :)

Although this page from 101 Woonideeen isn't to show a specific project, it's more of product spotlight, I couldn't help but think that you could take a plain vase and decorate it for Fall/Winter by slipping on a sleeve from a sweater that you no longer need. If your vase is quite slim and your sleeve is a bit to large, opt for children's sweaters from second-hand stores. It's a great way to recycle and decorate on the cheap. Knee socks work great, too.

(images from 101 woonideeen)

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