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Bohemian cushion easily made

This is perfect DIY for both experienced as well as new crocheters, make a trendy bohemian cushion, easily made in a few hours.

I mixed a few stitches, such as;


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Spring cloths for the home

I’ve been making some cute spring cloths for the home, in light colors like offwhite and yellow. Crochetted in 100% cotton, therefore washable in machine so that they can be reused.

Half double and single crochet stitches in a mix

Yellow cloth: made of half double and single crochet stitches in a mix

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White cloth: made of shell/mussles stitches


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DIY toilet paper holder for tiny powder room

Here’s how to make a smart DIY toilet paper holder for tiny powder room or guest WC;

  1. Buy a simple roll holder that can be screwed or glued onto wall or a piece of board
  2. Measure for a shelf on top of the roll holder from an even piece of board, I used a piece that was a left over from a shelf project
  3. Screw or glue on the roll holder onto the board
  4. Add brackets on the same side of the board as where the toilet paper roll holder is mounted
  5. Screw the whole piece onto the wall

This is a perfect shelf for you phone while using the wc.

Example of handy toilet paper roll holders can be found on Amazon, Wayfair, Home Depot and Ikea.

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Handmade Dish cloths

Handcraft by Grip now presents handmade Dish cloths, crocheted by hand using cotton yarn. These dish and wash cloths can be washed and reused over and over again. Great when aiming for zero waste in the home. I make these as give aways to friends and family, and can also made to order in a variety of colors.

It is easy to make your own cloths, they can be made from many different stitches, and also in mix of stitches. Have a look at Instagram for inspiration.



Abstract Art made in 2020

This year has started more creative than any other. I have just finished my first Abstract Art Painting, but I am working on a larger piece meanwhile.

This painting in grey, pink, black and white, with plashes of gold, is made of a canvas and hangs in my bedroom. The grey is of the same color as the bedroom wall.

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A crocheted moderns granny blanket

A crocheted moderns granny blanket can be striped instead of made out of granny squares. Have a look at this colorful piece used on a sofa. It is made out of left over of yarn which has been used in other projects.

Wanna make one yourself? Tutorial here.


Welcome the spring with colorful nails

I welcome the spring with colorful nails in light colors. See more on Instagram #nailartbygrip

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Bathroom rug fit for all type of rooms

I find that this bathroom rug fit all type of rooms, I use it ant the exit to the outdoor terrace. It matches the living room rug nicely!

Check out my Instagram account Home Deco Grip for inspiration for the home. I focus a lot on Compact Living.



Nail stamping with Konad plates and polishes

Nail stamping with Konad plates and polishes is good for beginners as well as pros. I believe their nail polishes takes a bit longer to dry which can be good when using them for stamping.

They sell lots of stuff for nail art, such as the specific nail polishes for stamping, regular polishes, nail art pens and even Gel.



Tutorial for Ombré nails

To achieve gradient colors on nails, which are a perfect base for nail stamping, I am learning how to make ombré nails to perfection. You can also use this technique to get a nice french manicure.

Tutorial for Ombré nails

  1. Choose one or more colors to use. Regular nail polishes will work perfectly. (I prefer OPI).
  2. Use one color as base, choose the one lightest in color.
  3. Cover the whole nail with one layer of the base color and let dry.
  4. Add color from all the chosen polishes, including base color, on to a makeup sponge.
  5. Dot the sponge on to the nail and let dry.
  6. Repeat if needed and cover with Top Coat. I usually do this right before the polishes has dried.

Get inspired at Glamour UK

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Colorful nail art using sponges

Make some colorful weekend nails which are fun as they are or can be a perfect base for nail stamping. This nail art is simple to do, but make sure the nail polishes have time to dry between coats.

Colorful nail art using sponges

  • Make a base, I chose white. Make sure the color covers. Let dry.
  • Cut a kitchen sponge in small pieces to make some colored dots.
  • Just drip some polish from the colorful nailpolishes you wish to use onto the smoother side of the sponge.
  • Damp the sponge lightly onto a couple of nails but put new nail polish onto the sponge after every second nail.
  • Let dry.
  • Put on top coat.

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An old sewing machine table as sideboard

Behold this old sewing machine table acting as a sideboard and placed by this window looking out on a terrace. It get lots of morning light and invites to act also as a make up table with the old mirror.

The nailpolish bottle by Kosta Boda is the piece of added flair.

The underneath of the table is a perfect place for cosy slippers collected from hotels.