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DIY of the day: fascinator / ukras za kosu

Step no. 1: glue the coffee beans to faux leather and decorate with nailpolish and/or acrylic paints/ prvi korak: zaljepiti zrna kave za eko kožu i ukrasiti lakom za nokte i/ili akrilnim bojama

For the next and the last step you will need  a bit of thread and a needle/ za zadnji i posljednji korak trebati će vam igla i konac

step no.2: sew the fascinator to the hairpin/ drugi korak: ušijte ukras za špangicu


I won't get into why I usually have extra coffee beans around the house, ok? Indeed, to explain how I drink my coffee would take too much time. The point is that I usually do have some coffee beans (the ones that are not deemed good enough to end up in my coffee cup) and they inspired me to make a head fascinator....a little bit of glue, a piece of faux leather, one hairpin...and  voilà!

Neću ulaziti u to zašto obično imam viška zrna kave kući, previše bi si vremena oduzela da objašnjavam neke svoje navike, nego ću samo reći što mi je palo na pamet da napravim s onima koja mi se nisu dovoljno svidjela da bi završila u mojoj kavi. Napravila sam ukras za kosu! Malo ljepila, komad eko kože, jedna špangica za kosu...i eto ga ili kako moji otočani kažu: eccola:) 


  1. A creative and interesting D.I.Y project. A great way to turn your old coffee beans into a fashion project.

  2. It's a very beautifull DIY.

  3. It looks quite interesting, Ivana! You are very imaginative, I believe you've got a million ideas in your head. I have a lot of extra coffee beans in my house too, but I have never doing anything from them, except making a cup of fresh coffee:)

  4. Really interesting! Thank you so much for the DIY!
    Enjoy the weekend Ivana!

  5. really original!
    new post:

  6. That's really unique, what a cute creation and a nice way to use unwanted coffee beans!

    Away From The Blue

  7. Haha that is so cool and innovative! You have such an active and wonderful mind! xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

  8. That is such an interesting DIY. I must try is out soon <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  9. Zanimljiva ideja, super! :)

  10. Really Nice post. Smile, Face and Location is Beautiful....
    Beleave or Not your face so quite & smile is so heart..........
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  11. Great idea!!!
    Have a nice sunday!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  12. lovely..thx for sharing

  13. Good idea, Ivana!!! You are a very original! Caterina

  14. Simply brilliant, Ivana! Pretty, plus it smells good too! xoxo

    1. the smell of coffee isn't really felt so I can't say it smells that great.

  15. What a cool idea! I like the texture the coffee beans create.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  16. Kako je ovo fenomenalno! :) Nikad nisam ni pomislila da bi zrna kafe mogla da imaju drugu funkciju. Nosila bih to bez razmišljanja mada uz rizik da zrna ne ostanu na mestu jer kafi ne mogu da odolim :)

  17. Hi dear! Beautiful post,your blog it’s gorgeous! <3
    I’m coming back!!! There is a new SPECIAL POST!!!!

    What do you think about supporting each other by funning? 
    If you are interested,so please let me know or just me and I will fan you back! ;)
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  18. You are so creative Ivana! This DIY is amazing!:)

  19. Oh this is so cute! Now we need to see you wear it!x


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