Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY tangram game

I'm pretty sure everybody know Tangram game, it's a puzzle made of 7 geometric shape. Simple to play with endless puzzle shapes possibilities.

My kids have that game on a little book to play in the car, and they really enjoy it (even if, most of the time, I have to do the puzzle). So I made a bigger version to play on the fridge using flexible magnet sheet and nice color paper!

I was planing on making a tutorial BUT I'm to lazy I found this Tangram site, where you can find explanation to make your own set and a lot of puzzle shape (with solutions).
So just draw the shapes on the paper, glue it on the magnet sheet and cut! I made it in 5 different colors (to avoid siblings fights...let me hope!) in no time, so have fun!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY duo zipped bag

Because I always need want new bags, I couldn't resist when I saw this Celine Bag I had to try to make one inspired of! It's not the same but I really like how it turns out!

And today I made a photo tutorial. Take a look and make your own bag!

I broke the zipper I customized the zipper by hanging a link as zipper. Et voila!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DIY wall decoration / Decoracion de pared

This is an easy idea to decorate your wall with wood sticks! I made an hexagon but I will work with other shape, just give a try!
You gonna need 25 sticks (18" length), a drill, needle and threat, and 3 pushpins (to fix it in the wall)

Una idea sencilla para decorar una pared con palillos de madera! Hice un hexágono pero lo pueden hace con otras formas, so hay que intentar!
Van a necesitar 25 palillos de madera (45 cm), un taladro, una aguja y hilo, y 3 chinchetas (para suspender lo en la pared)

Start by making the shape with the sticks and mark the intersections where you must drill a hole to join sticks together.

Empieza por hacer la forma con los palillos de madera y marca las intersecciones donde deben hacer un agujero para unir los palos.
Tie the sticks together passing a thread with a needle in the holes, end with a node. Paint the color you want.

Amarre los palos juntos pasando un hilo con una aguja a través en los agujeros, amarrar con un nudo. Pintar del color que le guste.
Hang on the wall with push pins in the three higher angles of the hexagon.

Suspender a la pared con chinchetas en los tres angulos superiores del hexágono.
Et voila!

And if you want to know about the bookcase the DIY tutorial is here!
Y si quieres saber de este librero el tutorial esta aqui!


Friday, February 8, 2013

The fishing game / El juego de la pesca

Last post over the princess party! Not sick of  pink yet?
I made a fishing game where children can grab little surprises! They had a lot of fun!

Último post sobre el cumple de princessa! No estan aburridos del rosa todavía?
Hice un juego de pesca donde los niños pueden agarrar sorpresitas! Fue muy divertido!

How to:
Wrap surprises and tie a fish with rope (prettier than mine will be better).
Make a loop with the rope so kids can grab the gifts with the fishing rod!
Put all the gifts in a box and cover with newspaper leaving fishes above.

Envuelva las sorpresas y atarlas con una cuerda a un pez (más bonita que la mía). 
Haga un bucle con la cuerda de tal manera que los niños pueden agarrar los regalos con la caña de pescar.
Ponga todos los regalos en una caja y tapa con papel de periódico dejando los peces encima.
Made the fishing rod with an unfolded hanger that you attach on a wooden stick with tape!

Haga la caña de pescar con un gancho (que se desdoblo) y pega lo a un palo de madera con cinta!
Have fun fishing! Pink fish had girl's surprises and blue boy's surpises (I know, very original!).

Diviertanse pescando! Los peces rosas tenían sorpresas para las niñas y los azules para los niños (ya sé, muy original!).


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY Bookcase / Librero

It's been 5 years since we move from Belgium to Mexico, and there are still unopened boxes ! Ok, that was easier when we change home two years ago, but it's time to deal with this problem!
Most of the boxes contain books and comics, so a library was needed! I've always loved this Bookcase created by Charlotte Perriand, so I took some inspiration of it. The original is better, but don't fit in my budget!

Hace 5 años que nos mudamos desde Bélgica hasta México, y aún hay cajas sin abrir! Bueno fue mas fácil cuando nos cambiamos de casa hace dos años, pero ha llegado el momento de resolver el problema!
La mayoría de las cajas contienen libros y cómics, por lo que
se necesitaba una biblioteca ! Siempre me ha gustado esta biblioteca creada por Charlotte Perriand, entonces la tomé como inspiration. El original es mejor, pero no cabe en mi presupuesto!

 I did cut the plywood boards with a carpenter,on the following dimensions:
A/ 16 pieces of 10" x 10"
B/ 4 pieces of 10" x 63"
C/ 1 piece of 10" x 36.5"
D/ 4 pieces of 5 "x 10"
E/ 1 piece of 5" x 36.5"

Hice cortar los paneles de triplay con un carpintero, con las siguientes dimensiones: 

A/ 16 piezas de 25 cm x 25 cm
B/ 4 piezas de 25 cm x 160 cm
C/ 1 pieza de 25 cm x 93 cm
D/ 4 piezas de 12 cm x 25 cm
E/ 1 pieza de 12cm x 93 cm 

A small sketch to make it clear:
The first step was to glue two by two the "A" pieces, to make the vertical parts. I used wood glue and clamps to hold them together until it was well stuck.
I did the same with the D pieces to make the base.
I sanded all the pieces, flat and edges (booooring part). I stained shelves in chocolate color and applied  transparent varnish on the other pieces. I like the contrast between the two colors, this can work with any other colors combinations, give a try.

El primer paso consistió en pegar de dos en dos las piezas "A", para hacer las partes verticales.
He utilizado pegamento para madera y abrazaderas para sujetar las juntas el tiempo que se seque el pegamento.
Hice lo mismo con las piezas D para hace la base.
Lijé todas las piezas, bordes y planos (aburriiiiiiiiido). He teñido los estantes color chocolate y apliqué un barniz transparente sobre las otras piezas.

I assembled the D and E pieces to make the base of the bookcase. You have to put the D pieces perpendicular to the E piece, put some glue between the pieces and then fasten with two screws on each side. 

Armé las partes D y E para hacer la base de la biblioteca. Tiene que poner las piezas D perpendicular a la pieza E, poner un poco de pegamento entre las piezas y luego fijar con dos tornillos en cada lado.
Then I did the same with the C piece and two A pieces (after gluing them 2 by 2) to make the back of the bookcase.  

Luego hice lo mismo con la pieza C y de dos piezas A (después de pegarlas 2 por 2) para hacer la parte de atrás del librero.

After, I assemble three A pieces with a B shelve. I put glue on the shelf and lay the A above, be sure they are verticals. I did it twice.

Después, ensamblé tres piezas A con un estante B. Puse pegamento en el estante y coloque la pieza A encima, fijense que sean verticales. Lo hice dos veces.

 Almost done, we can start to assemble the shelves, put the base on the floor ad some glue and put a shelve on top. Use clamps or weights (books or tool box) to have a good adherence. Then add glue and put the other part on top, and so on....until the last shelf!

Ya casi terminamos, podemos empezar a armar la partes, colocar la base en el piso, poner un poco de pegamento y poner un estante en la parte superior. Utilice abrazaderas o pesos (libros o caja de heramientas) para presionar y tener una buena adherencia. A continuación, agregue pegamento y colocar la otra repisa en la parte superior, y así sucesivamente .... Hasta el último estante

I hope you like it, and explanations will allow you to realize one! Do not hesitate to ask me questions if you have any doubt!

Espero que les gusta, y que las explicaciones las ayudaran a realisar uno! Preguntan me si les queda duda!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Homies

I take part of  "The Homies" on Apartment Therapy ... so if you want to vote for this blog, go on!! It's on the Best home project and DIY blog's list. Have a look, there is a lots of cool blogs to discover!
I work on a bookcase, I will share it very quickly!

Tomo parte en el concurso "The Homies" en Apartment Therapy ... así que si quieren votar por este blog, vayan! Está en la lista Best home project and DIY blog. Echan un vistazo, hay un montón de blogs interesantes por descubrir! Estoy trabajo en un librero, lo subire en el blog muy pronto!


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