Finally I have managed once again to write a contribution for the category “DIY in Person”! Today, there’s just a little interview with my friend Anke, the creative mind behind all the post-it posts in the last few weeks, and then the instructions for her last guest post: a woven post-it heart card. Here we go!
Dear Anke, first of all many thanks for your four guest posts with great Post-It DIY tutorials! How did you come up with the idea of doing crafting with Post-It’s?
I always find it important that even people with DIY’s can do something that does not have the drawers full of crafting stuff and no two golden DIY hands! That’s why I came up with something that everyone has at home, like Post It’s.
If it is not just Post It’s, you have a material with which you particularly like to work?
I like to work with everything that is lying around at home. Also happy with things that would throw away others, such as things from the flea market and heirlooms from Grandma’s sewing box. Since I work a lot with children and adolescents (and there money is scarce), this meets well. Working with children does not necessarily mean buying expensive things from the craft shop. Creativity does not always have anything to do with the material, but above all with imagination and openness.
When do you find the time to be creative next to your job and the distance learning?
Most of the time I think of things when I can not sleep again. But then I’m too lazy to implement them immediately. But at some point I remember one of my 1000 ideas and then just put them over. But unfortunately far too rarely …
Where do you take your 1000 ideas and inspirations from?
Of course, I like to watch DIY and other blogs on the net. Most ideas, however, come when I’m faced with a specific problem, such as how to place my sheets in my mini-apartment, or how to put the floor in the toilet or need a present for a friend.
If you like to be on the net you surely have a favorite DIY blog, would you tell us which one?
Next to Johanna’s blog is one of my favorite blog’s Designsponge.com, because of the many furnishing ideas and before / after DIY projects.
With so much input, there is certainly something that you have always wanted to realize in terms of crafting. What’s on your to-do list and why have not you made it yet?
I still need a cool lamp for my living room … (the old one does it too). A pallet sofa-lying landscape … (too small apartment). A quilt from all my scraps … (too impatient). I’d love to do more, but most of the time it’s the lack of time.
Thank you dear Anke, with so many projects on your To-DO-list, we will certainly read from you again 😉
Anke Meyer is an art educator, cultural anthropologist and soon a cultural manager. She likes to make things, but, as she finds, unfortunately too rarely. In addition to study, job, job search and all the other construction sites but she sometimes finds time to realize small projects. Because she finds it very relaxing to do something with her hands after all the brain work.
To the instructions for the Post-It heart card’s here:
You need this:
- big post-it’s
- a postcard-sized piece of gray cardboard about as heavy as cardboard
- an equally large piece of plain paper
- transparent tape
- double-sided adhesive tape or foil for laminating
- Cutter + cutting pad
And that is how it works:
Take the piece of gray cardboard and cut at a distance of about 0.8cm – 1cm strip into it. There must always be an edge of about 2cm at the top and bottom. Then you cut some post-its in strips of about 1cm.
Now the strips are woven into the cardboard, always starting from the back and fixing the beginning and end with a piece of tape. Finally, cover the back with a piece of plain paper. FINISHED!
Have fun when tinkering!