DIYs: What to do with a Bunch of Straws

Some time ago I made the ornament for the Christmas three with some IKEA colorful straws. Since the straws are something really easy to handle and cut and they makes every kids room a bit quirky, I had a look on the blogosphere and found some ideas that can be made by your self.

But first I wanna show you my own straws frame that I simply made with a white IKEA frame and a bunch of colorful straws.

happy cookies4 Tools and material: Scissors and glue, straws and a frame.

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And here I show you some amazing DIYs that I’ve found in pinterest. Actually I’m kind of in love with the plant hanger!

DIY: Himmeli Ornaments


DIY: How to Use Neon Straws and String to Make Easy DIY Hanging Planters


DIY: Letter made by Straws


DIY: Another Straws “Squared” Frame


Happy Crafty Weekend!



DIY: Upcycled Toy Storage Containers

Who has babies or toddlers knows how many diapers a child needs…

Commercially there are many kind of diapers, for every taste and age. Speaking about the one that you trow away, normally they are folded and wrapped on some light plastic, but how doesn’t know the Pampers ones? (p.s. the most expensive but sometimes with promotions you can get them for a fair price)

In this case, they are packed in some cardboard boxes with some kind of grips that remind me a lot of a drawer from IKEA.

Ok, also through my little network of foreign friends and relatives, I’ve also noticed that really few people don’t have the simple squared white IKEA library!!! Unbelievable but true. I think it just marks a typical furniture of a generation!

That’s it is just to show you how to save some money but overall how to use some creativity, making some library drawers out of simple Pampers boxes!


All you need is…

– Boxes of pampers (or whatever has the right sizes for a drawer)

– Washi tape (normal black tape is also fine for contrast)

– Colorful paper sheets (or it would be cool to make them with your own drawings!)

– Vinyl glue

– A marker








Definitively my library is now more colorful and my house more tidy. And my boy loves it! …Till he will crash it. J


P.s. My library is a mess, I know… but slowly I will fix it. ;-)

Make you too some colors out of this autumn!

And enjoy leaves falling and sunshine on the balcony with a fresh breeze,