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DIY IKEA FLIP | Boho Clock + Modern Abstract Plant Pot *IKEA DECOR HACKS*

Jun 08, 2021
Hello YouTube family, welcome or welcome back to my channel if you are new here. My name is Tina and I make home lifestyle and DIY project videos every week. I'm actually filming this intro the day it's released, so I want to wish you. Guys, a very Merry Christmas because today is Christmas Eve and if you are, oh my God, as I was saying, this will be the last time I can use this background, which is very sad, I mean, I could keep using it. but then it wouldn't be relevant so it probably won't be anyway over the weekend i went to

ikea

to buy some items and then i saw some things i could totally DIY so i bought a bunch of

ikea

items and today I'm going to make two of those things and I'm really happy with how they turned out and I think you'll like them.
diy ikea flip boho clock modern abstract plant pot ikea decor hacks
I use some very simple techniques to achieve a truly amazing high-end look. I also wanted to point that out. If you want to try any of these projects, you definitely don't need ikea items. You can totally make these with other items you find in other stores, so I'll link some other options in the description box in case you don't. i want to go to ikea to buy all these items there are definitely other ways to achieve the same look okay without further ado let's jump to the first project hello from voiceover tina so something i don't have in my apartment currently is a watch, so when I saw this one at Ikea for only two dollars.
diy ikea flip boho clock modern abstract plant pot ikea decor hacks

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I knew I had to take it and transform it. The design of the watch is very simple and minimalist and it is made of plastic, so it was very easy to take apart. Everything I had to do. A plastic spatula was slid between the two pieces and the clear plastic cover came off from there. It was easy to separate the hands and also the battery on the back, so now that we have a blank canvas it's time to draw. After the design, you can make any design you want and I'm just going to use a pencil to do this and I'm going to use a lid to create a half sun design and you'll see I actually tried two different ones. sizes to see how it would look with the

clock

hands and it was a bit of trial and error to get it right and if you've been watching my channel for a while you probably already know that I love the design centered around the sun. the moon and the stars, so I'm just doing a simple sunset design with some waves underneath.
diy ikea flip boho clock modern abstract plant pot ikea decor hacks
Then I'm painting my background color and I decided to use a very light pink color just because I'm going for more of a desert bohemian vibe color and I really love this color. It took me about two coats to even it out and I'm going to take the color all the way to the edge. I also cleaned the holes that were covered a little with paint and just used them. A thread needle and it worked perfectly. So I'm going to go ahead and paint my little sunset. I first used this burnt sienna color, but then I found that it looked a little too dark against the pink, so I went ahead and lightened it.
diy ikea flip boho clock modern abstract plant pot ikea decor hacks
I used it to create a yellow ocher color, just to brighten it up a little bit and again this took me two coats and I would also suggest using masking tape if you want a perfectly straight line, but you can always go back and forth between the two colors. To clean up all the edges after everything was dry, it was time to paint my waves and I really took my time here and tried to make the lines look as even as possible. I always get questions about this particular fine tip brush and I love using it. for line work is my favorite and I will have all the details in the link below as well as all the other materials I am using for each project.
One of my biggest tips when working on smaller details is to balance your hand as best you can so you can see that I'm always placing the bottom of my hand against the surface and this will really help stabilize it and don't be afraid to move your piece as you work on it, this is really going to stop you from moving your hand in awkward positions, which will make it harder to paint, so I'm really happy with how things look so far. I'm going to go

clock

wise and I'm just using a liquid. Gold paint here and I gave it two coats for even coverage.
I think this color just ties everything together and gives it a little shine since everything will be protected by the plastic cover. I didn't think about sealing any of the paint. It was necessary but you can take an extra step if you want and while it was drying I worked on the numbers and I wanted to look more cohesive with the vibe of the watch so I threaded some raffia onto a thread needle and that's it. It was a back stitch through the holes. I think it worked perfectly and I really like how it looks compared to how it looked before with just the holes.
I also tried this with thread and I think it looked great too, but it didn't. matches my vision exactly, so if you're looking for an alternative that totally works too and now it's time to put all the pieces together, I found this super easy since it's just a couple of pieces and all I did was get it up and running . Just put in a battery and it's ready to go. I am very happy with the result of this watch. The design brings a fun pop of color to my space and I love that I was able to create a custom piece that's not just for looks. cute but also functional and for only two dollars I think this clock looks amazing if you've been following my channel for the past year you know I love renovating pots and this one is very minimalist from ikea and I thought it was a great base to start with, first I'm going to clean it with a little bit of alcohol just to remove any excess dirt and oil on the outside, now I'm going to take some polymer clay and I'm going to roll it. a long coil that I did my best to make as uniform as possible.
The one I created was a little over a quarter of an inch thick. I thought it was perfect for the handles that we're about to make, so after that I just cut my coil and just sawed it to the length that I thought would fit the pot and as you'll see, I'm just going to measure that against the pot just to make sure I get the perfect size and from there I'm just going to cut my second handle to make sure both coils were even I ended up coiling them a little more and then I cut them to match again a little trick to stabilize the pot is to use two little bits of clay on both sides to keep it from moving, so you'll see me use this little trick throughout the tutorial to adhere the handles.
I'm just going to mark where I thought they looked good and sanded that area as well. To create a little bit of grip, I'm actually not sure if this is necessary, but I wanted to do it just in case because my pot has some shine, but if yours doesn't, you could probably skip this step now. I'm taking a Sculpey bacon roll and I'm going to add a little bit of glue to each of these dots. This was the first time I used it and this glue can be used to bond raw or fired clay and It is cured by baking it in the oven.
Once I was happy with the placement, I carefully moved it to a tray and then put it in the oven and baked according to the instructions. I wanted to mention that I baked it with a handle first. Just to make sure it was really there, especially since every time I picked it up the handle would start moving so I wanted to be sure and do it one at a time. You could see the handle came together perfectly, so I moved on. and repeated the sanding and gluing steps on the second handle and put it back in the oven.
The nice thing about polymer clay is that you can bake it multiple times as long as you set the oven to the right temperature, it's perfectly fine and that's how the pot is looking before moving on to the next step. I made sure everything cooled completely so I sanded the handles a bit, but you can honestly skip this step if you want because the paint will hide most of the imperfections. It's time to paint and I'm going to start by adding baking soda to my paints and I find the baking soda method to be very good, especially on ceramic pieces so you can emulate a ceramic texture.
I'm using this rust color. and I'm just going to stir it well. I always like to mix my baking soda paint in a small container that I can seal and this will help prevent it from drying out between coats. I'm painting it directly. on the pot and the handles and I'm just going to leave that little ceramic part on the bottom. I ended up doing two coats of this color and let it dry between each coat. A pro tip I have when painting pieces like this. is to elevate it, so I always put it on top of a plate or a bowl and that way I can use it to turn the piece and paint it without having to handle it directly, so I think the pot already looks great.
So you can stop here completely, but I'll add a little interest by adding a line design with a lighter paint color. I didn't really plan this too much, but I'm just going to start with one floor. Brush to paint some wavy lines, curves and arcs. I did this freehand and I traced everything painting it lightly first and then I went over the lines again and made sure to make them a little sharper and I did this all over the entire pot and if you make a mistake anywhere like I did here or your lines They don't look very sharp, you can always go back with the background color to clean it all up and now all you have to do is add your

plant

and it's ready to go.
I've been looking at a lot of pots online in this similar style and I think my version came out just as good. This is a really fun update that you can make to any pot. I think it adds a lot more. I'm interested in it and it looks much more different than anything else I already have in my collection and I love how it looks with the rest of my

plant

s, so those were the projects for today's video. I am very happy with how the pot turned out. Here she is, ah I really love it, I can't believe I was able to make this with a pot from Ikea.
This planter cost six dollars and with just a few upgrades with things I already had, I was able to turn it into this. and I love how it turned out and this design, honestly, I made it on the fly. I didn't really know what I was doing, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. Oh my god, I love him so much. I'm so excited for you guys to recreate this project, so if you do, tag me on Instagram. I would love to see it. I actually have a few more ikea items that I want to give a little makeover to get the video out. below, but I'm also curious if you've ever remade anything from IKEA, whether it's a piece of furniture or a small piece of

decor

like I did in this video, so if you've

flip

ped any IKEA items, I'd love to know.
There are so many interesting and creative things you can do with your items and I can't stop because I now have too many items to redo. Don't forget to give this video a big thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe. If you haven't already, I post every week and follow me on Instagram. If you haven't already, I post there every day. Thank you all so much for watching and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. No matter what you celebrate, stay inspired and see you next time, goodbye.

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