DIY Recycled Wine Cork Geometric Earrings






Upcycling wise, wine corks are one of the easiest materials to work with, they are easy to cut, lightweight and work great as jewelry pieces. I particularly like using them to make earrings, since corks are so light, the earrings made from it are super comfortable to wear all day round.

So here's how I made this recycled pair of jewelry:

DIY Super Simple "The Handmaid's Tale" Inspired Bonnet | DIY Costume





I’ve finished watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” a couple of weeks ago and remembered that I have a red cape in my closet that my grandma actually made, it was designed for a Little Red Riding Hood costume, but I thought that it would be fun to make my version of the iconic bonnets of the show and create a second costume to wear with the cape.

I found it surprisingly difficult to find a red outfit to match the shade of red on the cape, so I resigned for a basic black skirt and tights, with my beloved brogues and a sweater borrowed from sister. Not really true to character but, I think the point comes across anyway.

DIY 3 Colorful Room Decor Items



It has been a while since I've made a home decor item, and there was an empty frame on my wall that definitely needed an artwork, so this was the perfect excuse to create this set of small and colorful home items. I ended up creating the so much needed artwork for the frame and two other items: a set of coiled paper jewelry dishes and a jar photo display. These are ideal if you're decorating on a budget, all of them cost me almost zero, except for the balloons and wooden skewers, which I just picked up from the supermarket and were pretty cheap.
The step-by-step photos are all stills from the detailed video of this project and if you would rather watch moving images you can watch that below.


DIY Symmetrical Painting Notebooks | Back to School




Hi everyone, the other day I was playing around with paints and I remembered something I used to do in primary school, that was symmetrical painting, I didn't even know there was an actual name for it.

It might seem something just for kids to make, and it is, they will for sure love it, but I keep loving this technique just as much as when I was younger.

The pattern is just perfect to cover notebooks for back to school or even make wall decor out of it, so here's how I made it:

7 DIY Pinterest Pages to Keep You Inspired




I've been super active on Pinterest this year, mostly because it's a great place to share what I make but also as a font of inspiration for crafts and also my design work.

Of course, I follow just about every craft blogger on Pinterest by now, they all have amazing ideas, so I thought that I would share some of the ones that have been catching my eye recently. Some of these have a huge following, others might be new to you, and that's the goal with this post, to show you accounts you might not know yet.

I also want to know who are your favorites, do you have any, maybe lesser known pages you'd want to recommend to me?

How to Make a Sliding Knot | Slip Knot Jewelry



Summer is here and for me, lightweight jewelry is always my go to. I made these with satin cord and combined with the sliding knots makes whatever piece you create very comfortable to wear and perfect for the beach. You can then personalize it by adding charms and beads that you like.


DIY 5 Styles of Hair Tie Bracelets | Friendship Bracelets


This season I've been seeing some stores sell this sort of mix between a bracelet and a hair tie that I find super handy. Not only looks good as a bracelet but it's also functional. 

So following this trend I created this set of different styles that you can try, all of them very easy to make. 
These are also really cute to make with your best friend as a friendship bracelet or make a complete set to give as a gift.  

Watch the video bellow for step-by-step instructions and all the supplies are listed bellow it.




Free Download Premade Gold Foil Blog Logos


On the weekend, I was testing some symbol ideas with paint and then though they would work great as logos, so I scanned them and created this set to share with you.

Keep in mind that this is not one of a kind design and it’s being made available as a freebie. Many more people might use the same logo. Being a designer myself, If you’re looking for something professional, I recommend hiring someone to create a complete branding targeted to your needs and audience.

You will need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to be able to edit these files. You can easily add the name of your company and tagline in each text area.

The files provided in this freebie are:
• Editable Adobe Photoshop file.
• Editable Adobe Illustrator file.
• Links to the free fonts used

If you don’t know how, can’t use the adobe programs listed above, or want to personalize the logos a bit more, email me at curlymade@gmail.com and I will create a special Etsy listing for the personalization of the logos (from 5€)

The Fonts used in any of the logos are available for free and each one is listed along with the respective logo on a pdf in the link bellow. Please install the fonts before opening the files.


DIY Speech Bubble Dry Erase Board






This DIY came pretty much out of nowhere, I had this idea that I wanted to try and tried to figure, out of the supplies I had in home, what would work for this. I actually had some trouble with the "dry erase" part of the board, because the contact paper I had, did not let erase the marker, it absorbed the paint slightly, so you will see I had to use something on top of that for the board to work.

Materials: A big piece of cardboard | x-acto | scissors | white contact paper | clear plastic | electrical tape | two magnets | D-ring | glue



DIY Upcycled Cement Vase Using a Plastic Bottle






Cement DIYs have been super on trend for a while, but somehow I haven't got to make anything with this material before. I actually found it surprisingly easy and inexpensive, making the mold out of cardboard is free and the pack of cement, for me was less than 3€.
The only bummer is the drying time, this piece took me a whole week to dry, but I think that might be different depending on the mixture of concrete you get.

Materials: Cement | Water | Mixing Bowl | Plastic Bottle | Iron | Cardboard box | Acrylic Paints | Paintbrush | Painters Tape | Scissors | Sanding Paper



DIY Watercolor Bookish Quote


How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

It was my best friend Bianca's birthday this week, and honestly, I can't even remember all the presents I've made her over the years, though, most of them I know have been jewelry related. This year I went for a decorative piece, a watercolor with her favorite colors and a bookish quote that she can hang near her bookshelves.

I was not intending to make a video out of this, but I had a hard drive problem, and lost the DIY I was editing, wich sucks, so to at least make up for it and keep the creative juices going, I ended up making kind of a quick vlog of the process.



How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote

How to make a watercolor calligraphy bookish quote

Free Valentine's Day Hand Drawn Graphics

Free Heart Vector Graphics for Wedding Invitations, Cards, Heathers, Posts

It's been a while since I released a new freebie, so I decided to sit down and do some valentine's day themed doodling. Here's the result a set of completely free vectorial decorative elements to use on your valentines day cards, blog posts, or even wedding invitations, the files are vectorial wich means they can be resized to any dimension without loosing definition. To Download just click the button bellow and you'll be redirected to a Google Drive folder with all the files in eps and png.

If you use this set, share your creations with me using the #curlymade on Instagram.