DIY paracord hangers

Lige nu er Morgan ved at sætte sit showroom i stand til PARCA, og har derfor haft brug for en masse bøjler. Han ville gerne have nogle der lignede dem her fra HAY, men når man man skal bruge 100+ bliver det lidt peberet i længden. Så derfor besluttede vi os for at lave dem helt fra scratch.
Det er noget af en DIY, så jeg har egentlig kun valgt at beskrive hvordan vi fik looket og ikke hvordan vi fandt frem til selve bøjlens form. Det vil jeg selvfølgelig gerne forklare i et senere indlæg. Men hvis man bare vil have 10+ bøjler som en ekstra edition på klæderækken, så vil jeg tilråde at købe færdiglavede wirebøjler. 

Du skal bruge 10 wirebøjler.
Ca 10 m. tyndt paracord (nylonreb, som du kan få masser af i BAUHAUS)
Knibetang, saks og lighter. 

Åben bøjlen ved at vikle wireren op. Mål ca 1 m paracord op og klip af. Hiv de hvide nylontråde ud, så rebet er "hult". Træk derefter rebet over bøjlen. Jeg startedet ved bøjlehovedet, da jeg synes det var nemmere med rundingen. Når rebet er nået hele vejen til den anden ende af bøjlen, stræk rebet ud, så det sidder forholdvist stramt. Tag en lighter og varm hurtigt og forsigtigt rebets ende og pres den flad så den lukker til. Gentag på modsatte ende.

Og der har du dem. Dine helt egne cordhangers! De ser bare SÅ fine ud på klæderækken. Mix farver og mønstre for et look der passer dit eget klædeskab.

TUTORIAL:
Super easy paracord hangers for a more fun wardrobe! 
This is a really simple project. All you need is 10 wire hangers, 10 meters of paracord (which you can get at any hardware store), scissors and a lighter. 
Undo the wire hangers. Cut up 1 meter of paracord and remove the white nylon treads. Carefully insert the wire into the cord until it is fully covered. Make sure the cord sits tight on the hanger. You don't want any sloppy corners. When tight, cut of any remaining cord and quickly heat up the ends and press them together. Close up the hanger and there you go! Try mixing different colours and patterns for a personal look. Enjoy!

CELEBRATING DIY OCCASION CARDS

There is nothing better in the whole universe than receiving a handmade present. The only thing I can think of that is slightly better, is making one yourself! It's no lie. I love giving presents. Had I a bank account full of  jewels I would be giving out tons more. But being a freelance creative makes present giving a tough job. Instead I have been making cards. DIY occasion cards are nearly as good as handmade gifts. Expect that they are flat. So don't think your young nephew will love one for his birthday. He absolutely wont. But your friends will! And of course your mum and dad. No matter what you make them they'll love it! It's great.

DINNER PARTY FOR ONE..

I have been living in limbo for the past 3 months. The big move overseas went pretty well considering we are both here now. We still haven't received all of our belongings, so all the cool projects I had planned to do while looking for work, have gone straight to the big pile of undone stuff. Wu-hu. BUT this is where creative OCD comes in handy. I have found a million things to do, like organizing all of my pictures, deleting stuff I don't need on my computer, BACKING UP my computer (whaaaaat!!?), and making lists of projects I want to do in the near future. The first note was: "Renovate dining table". Tick. Done. Finito. I have had this table sitting at my parents house since I moved to Australia in 2008, so it has been a pretty delayed progress. But now it is finally off the list. Joy! Next project will be to renovate the chairs that came along with this beautiful 1960s Danish design table. I will have to find some nice but durable milky blue wool fabric to recover the seats in, but other than that, it seems like a pretty nice follow up project.

A GOLDEN BOWL

This little bowl is made by me. But it is nothing fancy. It just looks like that because it has gold in it. It is actually just made out of sculpy which I baked in the oven and then (again) went overboard gold leafing.. Sigh. I then made it look pretty with photo editing. Because I want to do more stuff like this. Styling homes and homewares. So I guess I am just practicing and sharing it with you.. But if these pictures have made you feel like making a golden bowl (which is totally what I was hoping for!) then I can tell you that sculpy is a really easy material to work with. It is kind of like clay but you don't have to make it wet to get a smooth finish or bake it in fire. You just have to warm it up in your hands and bake it in the oven. But it has to have a rather thin surface. Otherwise it doesn't go hard.

For this bowl I used 2 shapes: A circle (4mm thick) and an edge (2cm wide, 4mm thick). I just rolled it out on baking paper with my rolling pin and made sure the edge was long enough to fit around the circle. You only need to press slightly to make the shapes stick together. I used a ruler to press it together so you get a nicer edge finish. And then you bake it on 110c for about 10 min. If you also feel like gold leafing its' inside (silly question) then you need to let it cool completely. Brush on a thin layer of tannin sealer and let it dry to tack. Then you press the gold leaf onto the surface and use a brush to press it into place. You can add as much as you want. The shinier the better! When you have had enough (never) spray a layer of all purpose gloss sealer. And there you go. One extremely good looking bowl ready to use wherever your home needs a little more sparkle.