Published on April 24th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker


sandrine’s show and tell

sandrine means craft queen in french. okay, it doesn’t but after seeing the bunch of stuff she sent me – all crafted from ikea items – i am inclined to think that way. i am especially taken by the tindra candle collages. aren’t they just so fun?

she says, “my name is sandrine. i live in nantes, france and i do things like these…

the magnetic frames bubbla are decorated with a collage of photos cut from magazines.

the pillow aina is intended for a girl who likes purple. the horse is decorated with ends of fabrics (tissues), pearls and glitter stuck onto it.

cut out collages of photos and pictures from magazines varnished onto the tindra and tindra ljuv. more here and here.

the pillow hanna (can’t find the link on ikea’s website) is transformed into an owl, using fabric (tissues), some wool and buttons. on one side is the first name of the girl to whom it was intended.

visit sandrine’s blog (it’s in french) to see more do-it-yourself goodies.

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8 Responses to sandrine’s show and tell

  1. Yara says:

    Hi there

    Being French i can add some info on here. I’d just like to add that the cool thing about the way she personalized the candles is that she personalized accordingly to the recipient’s taste…she coordinated the colors of the candles to people’s living rooms and the collage for some are pictures of their kids, or inspired by the 60s or 70s for some friends. Some are Moroccan inspired, or have fish on it for a fisherman..

    i love how she took something so neutral and gave it a “custom feeling”

  2. erin says:

    link to pillow on website (since I loved the owl pillow):

  3. Katherine says:

    so super cool! i LOVE your blog. i work at domino mag and have just started my own design blog, i linked to your site, and would be forever indebted to you if you did the same for mine! in the meantime, keep up the awesome work and cheers!
    xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea

  4. Vladimir says:

    These are some goodies.

  5. de_kerinchi says:

    Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-) .

    online explorer

  6. Petite Sand says:

    Thank you Jules for your nice post! I don’t know if i’m a “craft queen”… but since this message, a lot of visitors come on my blog and we speaks about craft we love. It’s fantastic.
    Tanks too at yara, erin, katherine and de_kerinchi for yours nice messages

  7. Anonymous says:

    The owl pillow is hilarious. Nice work!

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