25/04/2014

Free Stock Photos: Room With A View

Free Stock Photo via lovefromginger.com // new free image uploaded every Friday

A little while back I posted a pretty view of the Eiffel Tower in the Free Stock Photo Library and I thought this room with a view would be the perfect addition to the French theme.

Such pretty buildings in Paris. The view from everywhere feels just perfect.

Download your room with a view photo, and as usual, you can alter it however you like under this Creative Commons License.

Share This

24/04/2014

Loved It, Made It: DIY Animal Makeovers

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

I’ve seen these fluoro animals floating around Pinterest for ages now and had them bookmarked to try.

I had some paint left over from the little geometric painting I did last weekend, so I thought it was the perfect time to make good on the make-overs I’d been promising these little guys!

This is a really cute kids project, perfect for a Spring update on all those animals in the toy box.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Supplies:

  • Plastic animals (recycle some from the kids’ room)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter

Tip: Use a selection of contrasting fluoro, gold and silver colours to make your animals pop.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 01: Paint all of your animals with a base coat of white.

I painted on two layers to make sure all the original colours were covered nicely.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 02: Divide up the sections of your animal and paint each section a different colour.

Be bold and mix and match contrasting colours.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 03: Get your glitter on and cover the feet and tails and trunks with some sparkle.

Contrasting glitter grain size is fun too.

DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com DIY Easy Animal Makeovers | Love From Ginger | www.lovefromginger.com

Step 04: To make sure your house doesn’t become a glitter festival as the kids play with these, apply a clear layer of Mod Podge or sealer.

This will keep the glitter in place and your sanity in tact!

DIYAnimalMakeovers1

I love how these turned out – they’re bright, bold and completely over-the-top!

Have you tried this cute trick before? Link up in the comments so I can check out your cute animals too.

22/04/2014

DIY Easy Geometric Painting

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

I wanted to re-launch The Craft Room here at Love From Ginger (now that my broken arm is healed!) with a really simple DIY project, perfect for any season of the year.

This easy geometric painting can be made in one afternoon and you can change the colours to match the palette of the season or the shades of your home.

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

Supplies:

  • Canvas
  • Paintbrushes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic Paints

Tip: Use an old plate to mix your colours.

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

Step 01: Mask off your triangles with your painter’s tape.

To save time, start from both ends and work into the middle so you can paint two triangles at a time.

I didn’t measure mine out to be even as I wanted a more organic look.

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

Step 02: Paint your triangles and leave to dry.

If you want your paint to dry quickly, place your painting outside in the sun.

Once dry, paint another coat to make sure the colours are vivid.

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

Step 03: Keep painting all of your triangles until you’ve covered your canvas.

The most fun part of this project is choosing the colours. You could make a bright, contrasting palette for summer, or a muted, dark selection of tones for winter.

DIY Easy Geometric Painting | Love From Ginger

Place your painting on a shelf that needs a pop of colour and you’re done!

I’d love to see your paintings – link up in the comments so we can share the geometric love.