DIY Decorated Wall Hanger From Popsicle Stick

DIY Decorated Wall Hanger From Popsicle Stick


Hello again! Just a couple of days ago I have posted on how to make an organic rope ornaments. Today I’m going to use the ornaments to decorate a wall hanger from popsicle stick. Yes, more functional home decoration piece idea from ice cream / popsicle stick. Two other popsicle projects I have posted were painted coaster and a flower pot holder.

What do you need to DIY wall hanger from popsicle stick?


How to make a decorated wall hanger from popsicle stick?

  1. Apply glue (for wood) evenly along the popsicle stick surface. Glue the ice cream sticks to each other one by one. Watch for the same length and width.
  2. Line them all up until around 25 cm / 10 inches (or twice more the length of the popsicle stick).
  3. Let it sit for a while until the glue dry and become a firm wooden panel.
  4. Spray or apply white color paint to all the surfaces of the popsicle stick panel. Let it dry.
  5. Tide around each both mini hangers with organic rope and secure it with wood glue. Let it dry. The purpose is to give more space from the hanger to the popsicle panel so that the nail / screw can fit in the hanger.
  6. Glue the both tided hangers on to the back of popsicle hanger. Let it dry.
  7. Glue three of drawer knobs onto the front of popsicle hanger. Let it dry.
  8. Glue the organic rope ornaments (“love” word and love shape) onto the front of popsicle hanger by the upper area. Let it dry. You can use other ornaments you like, just be creative with it.
  9. Your diy wall hanger from popsicle stick is ready! Now you can hang it.


It’s not a difficult project to do, easy, open wide for more creative twists and most important thing is you don’t need heavy tools to make a creation from a wooden material. Usually you have to saw some wooden plank to do this kind of project, but this… everything is glued, isn’t that great? Even your little ones can help you with this project.


Well, I hope my idea (without tools) this time will move you to make one of your own diy home decoration. Good luck!

Don’t forget to follow me for more DIYs, arts, crafts, designs.

I entered various challenges on these wonderful sites below:

  1. The Male Room – Include An Unexpected Item
  2. Altered Eclectics – Anything Goes
  3. Creative Moments – Anything Goes
  4. The Corrosive Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
  5. 4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes


See you soon!

Pop your creativity!



Sunflowers Oil Painting – Home Decoration

Sunflower Oil Painting – Home Decoration


Inspired by this summer blooms… I painted Sunflowers in a vase with oil paint. My husband bought me some sunflower seeds because I love flowers and he likes sunflowers. But until now, I haven’t grown any of the seeds, I just don’t have enough space for the spot to grow a one big sunflower plant. So, as usual, if I could not have it, I will paint it 😀

I started it with a sketch of pencil on 30 cm x 30 cm canvas to have an order of the composition. Well, this is my second attempt of painting using oil paint. The first oil painting I made was the Hydrangea Oil Painting. This time I have more confident than the first time.


I started to paint the background, then the sunflowers. After that I painted the vase and the leaves which I continued in the next day. I wanted this sunflowers painting to be bright and cheerful, so I chose the background with the light blue color which faded into white then darker mixed colors. And the vase is also yellow, but darker.



It was quite tricky when I came to the part of painting the sunflower’s petals. I have to show how the petals in individuals, the shape of the petals, the twisting petals. How to separate each bloom but still as one arrangement is also a challenge to me.


The oil paint colors I used:

  1. Primary Cadmium Yellow
  2. Ultramarine Blue
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Sap Green
  5. Burnt Umber
  6. Cadmium Light Red
  7. Ivory Black
  8. Titanium White


I’m quite happy with my sunflowers oil painting, I can add it to my home decoration collection of paintings and drawings. This is just a great flower for representing summer, as it is has a look of sunshine. And also, this painting is a thought for my fellow blogger who also loves sunflowers, Our Little Red House.


By the way, I entered a lot of challenge for this Sunflowers painting. Somehow, challenges motivates you to create and be creative due to its challenge theme. And the best part is when you got picked for top 3, top 5 , winner, favourite, any category, that will surely give you more motivation to create more and brighten up your day. Plus the badges you earned that you can display it proudly in your page. So, check all of this wonderful challenge sites I’ve entered:


So, that’s it for today, I hope you enjoy my Sunflowers Oil Painting. Or maybe inspired to paint one yourself or even making a great craft out of the inspiration of my painting. It will be a great piece for your home decorations.

See you again!

Be brightly creative!


DIY Topiary From Coconut Coir

DIY Topiary From Coconut Coir

On my previous post, I have shown you how to re-purposing a cooker pot into a flower-pot. Since I made the flower-pot for decoration purposes, so I have to fill it with some decoration to complete its look. And I want to make the decoration from recycling something.


I thought to myself that a green topiary would be great for the flower-pot. Give it a purpose. But what should I made it from? I can easily buy some fake petals or synthetic leaves, but what is the fun of it? I have to make the topiary from something unusual but easily found, free, and easy. I need something durable to give some roughness on the topiary surface, a texture. Then I straight away think of coconut coir. And it’s cheap, well in my case it’s considered free. Because I bought the young coconut for consumption, enjoyed the sweet coconut flesh and water, then save the coconut coir to be dried under the sun.

So, what do I need to make a coconut coir topiary?

  • A young coconut coir
  • A wooden stick
  • A styrofoam ball
  • Green spray paint
  • Glue
  • Cardboard protector
  • A flower-pot
  • Ribbons


How to make the coconut coir topiary?

  1. Dried the young coconut shell (under the intense sun) for couple of days, then shred the coconut coir, if it’s not completely dry, dry it again for a day or until it is perfectly dry.
  2. Glue the shredded coconut coir onto the styrofoam ball until entire surface are covered nicely.
  3. Wrap the coconut coir ball with plastic wrapper tightly to have the coconut coir glued evenly and perfectly into the styrofoam. Let it sit for half day before unwrap it.
  4. Spray paint the coconut coir topiary  with green spray paint.
  5. Do the same to the cardboard protector.
  6. Let it sit for a half day just to be safe.
  7. Fill the flower-pot with the painted cardboard protector. Then arrange it until tight as a good base and fluffy until it rise up a bit from the flower-pot.
  8. Connect the wooden stick to the styrofoam ball and to the cardboard protector base until it secure.
  9. Tie some beautiful ribbons with the color that you favor to the wooden stick, right under the topiary. I chose neutral colors since I made this simple green topiary, so I used yellow and ivory ribbons. Finished!
  10. You can use the topiary as an element to your home decor or party decor; can be as a center piece, a table or shelve decoration. It is suitable for spring or summer theme decor.


So, this is an easy and cheap project that anyone can do. The recycled flower-pot and the topiary from coconut coir, the topiary base from cardboard protector; together as a recycled decoration that cost you less. A Diy home decoration that comes from re-purposing three things.


Well guys, enough for today, I need time to explore my thoughts with more ideas to come out with new creations to share with you.


Note : I submit this project to Everybody Art Challenge (Pimp it – recycle), That’s Crafty (A Summer’s Day), Make My Monday (Go Green – up-cycle), Crafty Gals Corner (Summer colours), International Art And Soul (Nothing square or oblong), Altered Eclectics (Anything Goes)

See you again!

Explore your creativity!


DIY Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting for Home Decoration – First Attempt

DIY Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting for Home Decoration – First Attempt

When I was a little, my mom used to have blue hydrangea at our backyard. I love this flower, it looks so elegant yet calm. I always want to grow one but I can’t, because sadly, the city I live in is too hot to have a hydrangea to bloom. So I guess that is one of the reason I’ve been longing to paint a Hydrangea. And i also been dying to try oil painting. So, eventually i have a courage and time to try my first attempt  on oil painting of blue Hydrangea that i can proudly used for my home decoration.


Besides roses, hydrangea always look good as a vintage flower, and it’s also one of the most flower to be used by designers to decorate interior. Don’t believe me? Start pay attention to any decor or interior magazines, etc; you will find lots of Hydrangea as an interior decor element.

The gradations of the flowers in one stalk is so beautiful and unique. And it has so many variations in color; such as blue, purple, pink, green, white and etc. It’s presence can elevate the room’s interior into more high-end look.

Well, enough of my praises to Hydrangea, let me show you my blue hydrangea oil painting.


I was starting to paint with dark blue and dark purple, then slowly I paint it with lighter and lighter blue to get the 3 dimensional look. Same with the leaves. But to me, coloring a leaf always the hardest part, you have to get the perfect gradation and mixed of colors to make the leaf alive. But i’m quite pleased with the result, considering this is my first attempt on oil painting.


To achieve this blue Hydrangea painting, I used phthalo blue, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, titanium white, magenta, sap green, lemon yellow and black. I’m a newbie in oil painting, so i just used colors i have from whatever inside the box of a cheap oil colors.


Finally, I get to try to paint with oil colors and paint a blue hydrangea. This painting will definitely become one of my personal best home decoration. Do you want to try yourself? Pick one of your own favorite flower to paint with, then it can become a spring decoration that you would proud of and a piece to talk about.

Note: Thanks for Paint Party Friday and Try it on Tuesday for letting me joining your wonderful site.

Welcome to creative spring!

See you!