Hi Anna María! We are so happy that you’ve started blogging with us here at Photowall. How does it feel? It’s been great fun! I’ve had an eye on Photowall for a little while and thought you had lots of exciting products that I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to getting more familiar with your catalogue and also working on things myself! I think it’s going to be great! For those who might not know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Anna María Larsson and I work primarily as a creator. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been quite deft and have built my own stuff and created things with my hands. I love finding new uses for things that already exist — sometimes I like to pretend I’m MacGyver. I am a trained Digital Art Director and have worked in advertising and design agencies as a graphic artist, designer, and art director. In 2017 I came in second place in Superskaparna (Super Creators), a competition for do-it-yourself and home improvement projects. I hold workshops for both adults and children and have been a DIY editor in several different magazines. You can occasionally spot me on TV, most recently on Dessertmästarnas Jul (Dessert Masters Christmas). I also have a blog, an Instagram and a YouTube channel.What are you working on now and what do you hope you can offer with your blog?I enjoywriting articles and creating DIYs that hopefully inspire more people to take up their own creative projects. I intend to take a close look at the trends in this coming year, do some of my own tests on the various products available, and come up with some exciting DIY projects that you can easily follow along with and do yourself. It’s fun to be able to change something yourself with few means and see how something completely new comes out of it. Aside from that, Ienjoy creating things with my hands. It has a soothing effect on the body and can really reduce stress.How did you come to start blogging? And what is your favourite thing about it? I have been blogging for many years. It started out as a diary form when I moved to Piteå to study. It was around 2014 when I started posting my DIY projects with some regularity and sharing the things I was creating. It was partly to collect everything I made into one place, but I also began to notice that people were really taking an interest in my projects and wanted to know how I had done it.After that, the blog became a channel where I could share a little bit of everything from my life — but usually centred around creation and the things I was making. Since then, the blog has partly been a diary where my audience can accompany me during my days. It’s a wonderful collection of the many great and beautiful memories of all the things I have done, seen and experienced. It feels nice to have so many nice memories gathered all in one place.What is your most memorable DIY project?All of DIY projects I did as part of Superskaparna. To make things while under such intense time pressure, with five cameras constantly around me, all as I strove to be creative and to make nice pieces. It was a real challenge! I am still incredibly pleased that I managed to make everything that I did, from a great chandelier to a lamp made from of old toy cars. I also concocted a necklace made from PET bottles, a doghouse, a headboard for a bed, a folding wall, and I even transformed a bureau from a flea into a vibrant piece full of fabric and colour. There was also a necklace of rope, table settings for a party, and honestly much much more. I'll never forget that experience. It was a fun and absurdlydifficult challenge!
The best decor for a nursery is made by you. Create pennants, mobiles, wall decorations and hot air balloons. Best of all: So much can be done just with wallpaper. Here are two easy DIY decorations you can make all by yourself to personalize any nursery. Create unique hot air balloons with wallpaper. All you need is your favourite wallpaper, glue, scissors and thread:
It’s wedding season and preparations are in full swing. We can plan everything – except the weather. That’s why part 1 of our Wedding Special is all about ideas and crafts for celebrating your wedding indoors. Step into a creative world of inspiration full of wild flowers and retro details. Start with a muted color scheme, then add pops of color with candies and confetti for a romantic and playful style we like to call Romantic Retro. Romantic Retro how-toCapture the right mood by choosing a romantic venue with turn-of-the-century details, and use the same color scheme in your decor and crafts. Bring your personality to the mix with some playful, unexpected – almost modern – touches. When you select decor and furniture for an indoor wedding reception, think glass vases, brass candle holders, antique chairs and flowery china. But don’t forget to delight with paper cones and yummy popcorn. Our top wallpaper tips for this style is Wild in My Garden by Peppercookies, Confetti by By May, and Changing Waves by Sne Design.
Wild flowers, playful details and wallpaper pennants. This year’s final Wedding Special is brimming with tips and ideas to make your classic Vintage wedding a night to remember. Get the Vintage Vibes lookYou needn’t go all-out vintage. With the right details, you’ll get the look you want. Hand-picked wild flowers look lovely in flea-market vases. If you pick a rustic yet romantic venue for your reception, soften the setting with white textiles and pops of colour. Hang pennants from the ceiling and set the table with whimsical drinking jars. Don’t forget the candles and personal greetings for guests to create the look we like to call Vintage Vibes. Our top wallpaper tips for this look are Wooden Plank Wall, Colorform Monogreen and Rusty Patched Plate.
Fly off and get married – then come home and celebrate with your loved ones. Follow these tips to transform your wedding celebration into a truly delightful party – at home. But have in mind these useful takeaways when you get married in another country.
With Easter around the corner, we’ve been crafting with our young friends, seen what Easter means to them through their eyes and been inspired by their ideas. This led to daffodils and wallpaper chicks on drinking straws that would delight any three-year-old.
Our best DIY-tip is to use your favourite wallpaper motif to create unique decorative origami diamonds. They are the perfect element to a birthday party or a cute detail in every kid’s room. Here we used the wallpaper Linen Pink by Lemon. Take a look at our guide and follow the steps below to create your own hand made diamond.
Here at Photowall, Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, crafts and wallpaper, but also a day we are happy to send greetings to our loved ones. This year we did it with cards and wallpaper envelopes created by designer Linnea Nilsson Lundell using her new wallpaper motifs that fittingly is called Lovebirds.
Celebrating the great outdoors in your garden with friends and family can often make some of the best summer memories – the warmer weather often means your outdoor space becomes an extension of your home interior and gives you the opportunity to let your creativity spill out. Whatever your home style, or occasion, we’ve take a look at the top five garden party ideas to transform your unloved outdoors into a flourishing space fit for the perfect summer soiree. Shine bright Extra sunlight in the evenings creates the perfect backdrop for parties that go long into the night, but when the sun finally sets, lighting is key to add a spark to an outdoor get-together. Industrial-style bulb string lights are really having a moment and add the perfect finishing touch to gardens that are long and thin. Draping your lights across the garden and positioning them in a criss-cross style adds to a rustic effect, which is ideal for an outside setting. If you’re looking to add your own personal touch, making your own lanterns can be a great way to brighten up your space and add in a unique handmade feel to your garden. Pockets of colour If your garden is in need of a colour injection but you don’t want to go about installing planters, a great option is to upcycle tin cans and transform them into beautiful vases. Simply rinse out the cans and remove any external labels, then add wallpaper designs to the outside and finally, take a small selection of flowers to pot. These are a great way to add temporary colour palettes to your outdoor space without having to give your garden a complete overhaul. Contrasting patterns work well here too, as well as vibrant repeat motif wallpaper such as Flora.
Christmas is soon here and we are preparing for the festivities with a day full of crafts and gift wrappings – everything done with wallpaper. Here we have three simple crafts you can create for your Christmas tree. A very easy one, easy and a bit more difficult one. Take a look at our guide and follow the steps to create your own decorations in minutes. Very easy – Christmas Tree 1) You will need – your favorite motif, a scissor, pencil, string, a hole puncher and tape. 2) Draw a tree in any size on the wallpapers back, or print a finished template, there are plenty to find on Pinterest. Add the template with the top toward the drawn pine tree and draw another. 3) Cut out the pine trees, but do not cut the middle off. 4) Fold them together with the motif out and tape them together. 5) Make a hole in the top and attach a string in the desired length. 6) Finished! Hang as a decoration on your Christmas tree.
‘Tis the season for festive fever, with Christmas just around the corner, the countdown to 25 December is well and truly on. Of course the annual Christmas tree may be firmly on your decorative tick list, but what else can you do to ramp up the merriment throughout your home? We’ve got plenty of simple DIY tips to inspire your festive style this December, to help mirror the feel-good cheer of the holiday season. Cinnamon centrepiece Transform run-of-the-mill candles into attention-grabbing centrepieces for your Christmas table. Layer the exterior with dried cinnamon sticks and finish with sprigs of holly, berries or mistletoe. As the candle warms, it will create a heavenly cinnamon scent that will waft through every inch of your home.
Easter is finally here. Here at the wall mural factory, we have made ornamental lanterns from the Beetles and Flourish motifs in our Peppercookies wall mural collection. They’re very easy to make – check out our guide and make your own in just a few minutes.Wishing you a wonderful Easter!Kind regardsfrom all of us at Photowall
DIY Easter decors that your family will loveEaster is one of the fun and exciting holidays celebrated by the Christian world. It is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is represented by various symbols such as Easter bunny, egg, and chick. Here we have the information that you need about DIY Easter decors that you and your family will love.What’s good about DIY?If you want to make your home interior attractive and inspiring, but tight on the budget, then DIY projects are the best answer to your problem. You also get to be your own boss when doing DIY projects since you are the one in control. Sometimes it feels rewarding to do and accomplish things on your own. Imagine making your home interior look amazing by creating the design and decorative items yourself, from available or recyclable items like wallpaper scraps or old cloths. These are something to be proud of. DIY projects may have started just as a hobby, but sooner or later, these may be elevated to the next level and be your business. Successful entrepreneurs may share their own success stories. Many of which have humble beginnings. From being a hobby, their products may have become known and popular worldwide. So what are you waiting for. Do not hesitate to create your own DIY home improvement projects and be proud of your accomplishments.
Be festive with Thanksgiving CornucopiaCornucopia literally means horn of plenty. In general, it is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, which is commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. It is an emblem of Thanksgiving and can create a beautiful centerpiece for the celebration. Here we have the information that you need about decorating your home with Thanksgiving Cornucopia.Thanksgiving Cornucopia – how it all startedCornucopia is an emblem of Thanksgiving and has traditionally been added on the Thanksgiving table as a bustling centerpiece. Historically, cornucopia can be traced in ancient Greece, around 5th century BC. During that time, the horn was made of a goat’s horn, unlike with what we know of today, which is a trumpet-like basket. It is filled to the brim with lush vegetables, fruits and grains and placed at the center of the table. Goat’s horn was originally used as based on a legend in Greek mythology. The story tells us about the birth of Zeus who was feared by his father Cronus of overthrowing him when Zeus grows up. Cronus was then determined of destroying Zeus. Rhea, the mother of Zeus, then devised a plan of protecting her son by hiding him from Cronus. Zeus was then nurtured by his foster mother, Amalthea, until he was grown up. As a sign of gratitude for the kindheartedness of Amalthea, she was presented with a goat’s horn, imbibed with the divine power to replenish itself infinitely with whatever she desired. Since then, cornucopia is a symbol of bountiful harvest, gratitude and good fortune. These are all the symbols of Thanksgiving. Decorate your home with Thanksgiving CornucopiaAdding cornucopia in your home for the Thanksgiving celebration is one of the most popular home décor used. It is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. It is actually a horn shaped container and filled with the Earth’s harvest. Create your own Thanksgiving cornucopia and display them in your home for the holiday. You may start with simple wicker cornucopia basket, which may be purchased at a local craft supply store. Pick something that is at least five inches tall at the mouth so that you may have enough space to fill with your goods. In creating a Thanksgiving cornucopia, you will be needing the following materials: large serving tray or cookie sheet, assorted colorful fall leaves, raffia or straw, burlap fabric, assorted fresh gourds, vegetables and nuts, and some ribbons, flowers, or stems of wheat.Start by lining the tray with burlap and create folds such that the surface remains flat, but slightly uneven. Tuck the corners under the tray and allow the edges to fall naturally. Add a layer of fall leaves on top of the burlap. Place the wicker basket flat side down on top of the burlap and leaves. With the use of straw or raffia stuff the wicker basket no more than an inch high, and create a soft bed for your goodies. Start placing the largest item into the largest items into the basket first. Remember that flowers and grains should be facing outward. Smaller fruits and vegetables should be added to the outer rim, and allow the looser goods such as nuts and grapes to overflow. Continue adding fruits and vegetables until the cornucopia is full. Fill in the spaces and remember not to leave any space.If you are going to visit stores or even check online, you will see that there are also edible cornucopia that you can use to decorate your home.
Create your own Christmas decors that kids will loveChristmas is one of the most awaited holidays in the world. Many people get excited especially if you already feel the cool breeze of air and see your neighbors start bringing out their Christmas decors. The truth is that, there is something about Christmas that everybody loves. Of course, we all know why Christmas is celebrated and that is to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. In addition to this, people around the world celebrate Christmas differently. There are even countries which celebrate the holiday longer than the others.Christmas would not be complete without the colorful and attractive decorations that make the home beautiful. If you are going to visit stores during the season, you will see that there are many different kinds available. Sometimes you feel that you just want to have them all as you feel that most of them will look good in your home. That is possible of course, but not appropriate. In addition to those sold in the market, you can always create your own Christmas decors to personalize your home., Not only that they will make your home attractive and inspiring, but they will also be loved by your family and friends, especially the kids.DIY Christmas DecorationsThere are many ways to prepare yourself and your home for Christmas. Some people even start decorating months before the holiday, either because they're too excited or because they are going big and splendid. Festive wall murals would make a wonderful Christmas decor along with lights, wreaths and garlands. We are aware though that buying new decors may be quite expensive and that the budget that you have for decors might as well be used in other means. Therefore creating your own Christmas decors is one of the most efficient ways to make your home attractive for the season and you will be able to save money as well. In addition to these, it is also recommended to allow your kids join you in creating the Christmas decorations. In that way, they will be able to appreciate the finished product better.Here are some of the DIY Christmas decorations that you and your kids will definitely love:1. Make your Christmas tree the focal point of your room. This can be achieved by selecting the right theme and palette. Arrange the gifts around the base of the tree and keep the wrap treatment monochromatic and consistent. The most common colors to use are shades of pink, traditional red and green palette. Metallics and shades of blue also look great.