Ever since my mom and sister gifted me this ah-mazing dried flowers bouquet for my birthday, I have been searching far and wide for the perfect vase. Quite succesfully I might add but, of course, all my favorites cost some serious $$$ - bummer. That's why I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Oh, this faux ceramic DIY stole my heart instantly.

WHAT YOU NEED: a vase, acrylic paint, baking soda, a mixing bowl, a paint brush, optional: a palette knife


Start with cleaning the surfaces of your vase. Use a cleaning spray that degreases and gets rid of all traces of dirt and bacteria. Your paint will affix better to your vase this way.


Paint a base layer in your desired color on the vase, but leave the baking soda out of it. Give it enough time to fully dry. This is important: if your base layer isn't dry enough yet, the next layer of paint can shift and there's just no way back from that.

Next, mix baking soda with your paint of choice. I used acrylic paint from Royal Talent (the Amsterdam Standard Series) and a house-brand baking soda. I'd start with a 50-50 ratio and see how grainy you'd like the result to be. I ended up using ⅔rds baking soda and ⅓rds paint.


TIP: paint the top part inside the vase as well for smaller and/or less full bouquets


Start painting! Use a bigger brush and paint in long, horizontal strokes for that deluxe look.


Let the paint dry before use!





Comfirmed: Justin Bieber wrote 'Yummy' about this smoothie bowl. Can't tell my source, but it's true.


This banana-almond smoothie bowl is perfect for brunch. It looks lush and it tastes ah-mazing. I love how you can play around with the toppings and create something new each time.


INGREDIENTS

✰ 1 banana

✰ 1 teaspoon of almond butter

✰ almond milk

✰ topping: banana, granola, chia seeds, coconut flakes, an icecream cone

RECIPE


✰ Chop a banana into six parts. Put the banana pieces into a small container. Leave them in the freezer for at least four hours.

✰ 10 minutes before making your smoothie bowl, take the container with the banana pieces out of the freezer.

✰ Put the banana pieces in your blender. Add a teaspoon of almond butter. Add at least ¼ cup of almond milk.

✰ Blend in ice-crushing mode. If your blender doesn't have this, use the most powerful stand.

✰ Add more almond milk if the smoothie is too thick for your taste.

✰ Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add whatever you like as topping. For the unicorn: use chia seeds as eye lashes, put the ice cream horn and slices of banana in afterwards and finish with granola and coconut flakes. 


Bon appétit!

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Bon vivant based in Belgium 28 years brb, I'm thrifting always sipping coffee, making diy projects and capturing small joys on camera ✰ 

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