Fun Home Decor: Bring Bardic into Your Life with These 6 DIY Home Decor Ideas Part 2

Fun Home Decor: Bring Bardic into Your Life with These 6 DIY Home Decor Ideas Part 2

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Then start painting with your watercolors to fill in the spaces. Wait for it to dry and add more layers if you want to darken it or add more detail. But remember to make sure each layer is dry before you apply the next one so you don’t smudge it. You can take your time and enjoy the process. When all is dry, you can gently start peeling off the masking tape. Then peel off the masking liquid. You can use tweezers to peel off the liquid as some parts can be very sticky.

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After peeling, you can do some extra finishing touches, such as highlighting the pattern with gold paint or preparing a nice frame to hang it.

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Fun home decor: kitchenware

During the time that the epidemic stayed at home, many people improved their cooking skills or tried to recreate traditional dishes. Not only is cooking at home cheaper than ordering in, but it also reduces our exposure to the outside world. Because it will be a while before it’s safe to go out again, it makes cooking at home even more fun and exciting for us. Paint your kitchen utensils with Badik Kawung patterns that are shaped like geometrically arranged coconuts.

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According to research, Badik Kawung patterns have been around since the 9th century. However, it is said that Badik Kawung only started to develop during the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate era in the 18th century. According to history, the philosophy of this Bardic way is about wisdom and self-control. So, may your cookware design remind you to be kinder, wiser and more self-aware.

How to make Bardic pattern cookware

You can use old wooden spoons or buy new ones to make a range of Bardic style kitchen utensils. Here we used light colored wooden spoons, acrylic paint, paintbrushes and masking tape. Create a pattern by covering some areas with masking tape and then prepare to paint the uncovered areas. To create a non-solid brush effect, you can try tapping your paint with a sponge instead of a brush.

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If you choose to paint with basic white and dark blue, you can blend them into a light blue and create a third color for emphasis. First, paint the basic layer. Let it dry. Then proceed to add the Kawung pattern in the center of the lines as decoration. Leave it to dry completely and then peel off the tape. This way the beautifully decorated wooden spoon is ready to be added to your favorite kitchen utensils!

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Fun Home Decor: Toolbox

Decluttering your home by organizing items will make you feel relaxed. With more usable space, our house will look cleaner and we feel more comfortable. Let’s get organized! Start with the big stuff first, then put the smaller things like stationery, cosmetics and souvenirs in glass jars that you have decorated with badiq patterns.

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It originated in Madura and is different from other kinds of Badik because its pattern is made from an old jar soaked in fabric. It is unclear when the Badik Gentongan was first invented, but it is thought to have been passed down through generations. The philosophy of freedom and creativity behind the Gentongan Batik pattern in your Wawa toolbox will inspire you to become more efficient.

How to make a glass bottle organizer jar

This is another DIY project using old jars. We can use old cookie cutter glass jars to make a chic desktop organizer to store our craft supplies. Prepare the glass jars, acrylic paints, sponges and brushes.

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Clean and dry the jar, then use the sponge to pat the white acrylic paint on top. This white acrylic paint will serve as the base color. Paint your favorite areas or create areas by covering some selected areas with tape. Begin creating the pattern by drawing with a black marker or acrylic paint. Then let it dry.

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Now, prepare other colors to fill in the outline pattern. You can even use a nail art tool to easily fill the glass surface with color and create perfect dots. Set it aside to allow it to dry completely before using it to preserve the craft.

Fun Home Decor: Waste to Use

Tips for DIY home decor from waste so you can add some creative and unique touches to your home while being eco-friendly.

How to use waste to make again

First of all, waste utilization. We often produce waste in our lives, such as old newspapers, used cartons, bottles, and so on. These wastes are not really garbage, through clever DIY, they can be turned into unique home decorations.

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Next, craft skills. Learning some basic craft skills, such as paper cutting, origami, sewing, etc., will allow you to better utilize waste for decoration. For example, it’s good to make some easy pillow covers from scrap fabrics or create a unique organizer from scrap cardboard boxes.

Further, creative design. When doing DIY home decor from waste, use your creativity and try some unique designs. You can give new life to the waste and make it the highlight of your home by doodling and stickers.

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Finally, share your results. Sharing your waste DIY results will not only inspire more creativity, but also serve as a positive example in terms of environmental protection.

We hope these suggestions can inspire you to make life more fun and eco-friendlier when it comes to waste DIY home décor. If you like these suggestions, please like and subscribe to discover more interesting life hacks with me!

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Ready to give your home an Indonesian vibe with these Badik style decorations? Try to complete these DIY ideas one by one and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to finish them as you have plenty of time. Don’t forget to relax, breathe and stay positive. Make sure you have your wish list ready so that when it’s finally safe for you to go out, you can see the beauty of Indonesia with your own eyes again. Until then, stay home and plan your trip for tomorrow.

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