DIY minimalistic ring cones

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Today we are making something decorative yet useful, and once again we are learning together from my mistakes when it comes to the choice of the right material. If you wonder why don’t I make a couple of prototypes first and show you only the successful ones, the answer is: I want to show you the whole process. I have been seeing these little guys all over internet. Etsy is also quite packed with them right now. Let’s get down to business and make these freakingly awesome minimalistic ring cones.

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3 Adorable Rustic Wrapping Paper Ideas [DIY]

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Whether you will be wrapping gifts for the upcoming Christmas season or for some other occasion, today’s post will come in handy, especially if you are sick of the traditional bling bling wrapping paper. Don’t get me wrong, bling bling wrapping paper is great, but we all need a little break from it.

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DIY Drawstring Bag

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You know the situation when it is raining, you have your bag in one hand, umbrella in the other, there is also your cell phone somewhere in this equation. God forbid that another object appears, because the fact is – you don’t know how to juggle. I like my hands free as a bird. Sometimes I sacrifice that for a nice purse, but I always try to make sure that the nice purse can be thrown over the shoulder as well. Because of this love for free hands, I have developed the love towards backpacks. I have recently fallen in love with how casual drawstring bags look and decided to make myself one. You have probably seen this drawstring bag in the background here and here. Today you can learn how to make your own.

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DIY Protective Passport Cover

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The way I pack now is nothing like the way I used to pack – now I do it much more compact and efficient. Still, I am not one of those people at the airport who have only their suitcase next to them, a purse over the shoulder and a passport in the hand. I wish I looked as put together as they do. The inside of the front pocket of my backpack looks like the atomic bomb just landed there. What I keep in there are the “on-the-go” “essentials”: lip balm, keys, passport, mobile, wallet, bubble gums, pads, small pads, tissues, coins from god knows when… As you can see, way too much “just in case” stuff. When I look for my passport, the pad falls on the floor, keys get stuck to the passport. At least my headphones don’t get wrapped around everything, thanks to the holder we have made earlier here on the blog. Since I want to turn myself into a slightly more organised human being and protect my passport from all the rough circumstances of my backpack pocket, I decided to make the passport cover. 

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Tassel Earrings DIY

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I don’t believe in seasonal fashion, at least not in the world of accessories.  When someone says “This is more of a winter bag.” or “These earrings are for summer.” I just can’t help but think that accessories have no clue about the seasons and if you find them pretty they are going to stay pretty all year long. In that light, DIY tassel earrings are in the spotlight of today’s show and I plan to rock them irregardless of the season.

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DIY Pom Pom Sweater

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You probably haven’t noticed yet, but I am a pom pom addict. Ever since I made a pom pom sandals here, I can’t stop thinking about what I can add the pom poms to. I think they can look boho, chic, childish, stylish, all depending on the colors and the placement. This time around, I decided to put them on a white sweater.

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Vegan Curry with Peanuts [Recipe]

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What does cross your mind first when you hear “Indian food”? Probably some chicken curry dish. It was when I recently decided to throw the meat out of my diet when I realized that it is not the meat which gives the food good taste, but spices and vegetables. Inspired by Indian cuisine, I experimented and came up with today’s recipe for vegan curry with peanuts. All Asian food lovers will love this recipe. If you like aromatic dishes, try polenta with mushrooms which we prepared a couple of posts ago.

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Faux Leather Headset Holder DIY

Faux Leather Headset Holder DIY www.unpretentiousme.com/en

If you are anything like me, this is how the process of taking the headset out of your purse looks like: first you dig around for a certain amount of time; than you finally touch one end of the headset; you start pulling and pull the half of the content of your purse along with the headphones; finally you take them out but what you have in your hands looks more like a ball of cables which needs to be untangled first than like a proper headset. Fear no more that kind of ordeal because today we are making the faux leather headset holder.

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