Thursday, July 30, 2015

DIY: Gift Bag with Animal Printable

Hello my dear readers, happy Thursday evening! It's time for a new DIY and new free printable.
Last year, I made those cute and super simple illustrations and attached them to handmade gift bags which I filled with sweets for my colleagues. I am showing you how you can do it yourself.

What you need:
- (Gift wrapping) paper
- Scissors, masking tape and a stapler
- Pen and paper or a printer
- Sweets / candy

Make your own Gift Bags with the Animal Printable

Of course you need sweets, many sweets - or you fill your bags with any other kind of surprise.
Use a printer to print out my free animal illustrations or use pen and paper to make your own ones.

Download the Animal Illustrations

Download the illustration with cat, robot, racoon, dog, bear and box. Print them out and leave them black and white or color them yourself.
Next, choose different kinds of pretty (gift wrapping) paper and masking tape.
Cut out rectangular pieces of paper in any size you want. The bigger the pieces of paper, the bigger your bags will turn out in the end.
Put the paper onto the table, the right side facing it. Then fold the left and right edge to the middle, make sure the edges overlap a bit and then use tape to attach them to each other. Fold over the bottom part. The wider the fold, the more depth your bag will have.
Take the longer edges of your fold, fold them to the middle and stick them together with tape.
Your bag is ready.
Now take your printable or the illustration you made yourself.
Use scissors to cut them out, fill the bags, close them and punch the illustrations to the bags.
In my case, the illustrations were fitting to my colleagues who got them. One has a dog, one is a fox lover, one loves robots...
Have fun with this DIY and feel free to show me your bags and the usage of the printable on Instagram (find me as @luloveshandmade). :)

Happy day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sponsored Post: Ice Cream Heaven and Movie Night with Ben & Jerry's in Berlin

Wohooo, yesterday was wonderful! Those of you who have been following my blog for a while might know that I am a big ice cream fan and that I have already been working on a few fun coop projects with Ben & Jerry's in the past year. :)
Last summer, I visited Ben & Jerry's Taste and Tunes tour in Berlin and took tons of photos and I went to their ice cream tasting party in Hamburg in February and and to their other ice cream event in June.

Peace, Love and Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry's Movie Night 

This time, Ben & Jerry's planned something completely different: a tour through Germany with free ice cream and open air movie nights, such a wonderful idea for summer!
The event took place at the Malzfabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof, thousands of ice cream lovers came for free ice cream and to watch 'Her' in the open air movie theater and I was invited to join the crew, eat as much ice cream as I could and to use the location as a photo playground, yippie!
The silence before the storm. I wish I could have taken one of those wonderful chairs with me, I love those bright colors. :)
As every time, the crew is wonderful and brings lots of joy into the day, everyone has fun and is excited about ICE CREAM and a fun day in the sun!
Ben & Jerry's is not only about delicious ice cream, but they also have a mission: to help to make the world a little better by means of supporting different projects and good causes (read more about their mission) and of course they also want to help to stop climate change. Make sure to help and contribute to the mission, it is super easy, you can simply sign the petition for climate justice!
When the crowd came in, there was a welcome speech and all the people were so so so excited about getting ice cream for free and to try out new flavors they haven't tried before. :)
Inside the bus, there were freezers with as much ice cream as the eye could see, paradise!
Yippie yay, seconds before the bus opened to serve ice cream all evening.
Ice cream bus playground! Wuoah, so many people waiting for refreshment!
Just like last year, I was able to play ice cream fairy myself, so much fun! As I already said a few times, in my next life I'm gonna be an ice cream vendor with my own pink ice cream truck. :D
People sat in the grass, soaking up summer sun and enjoying their ice cream.
Because the line outside the area was soooo long, the lovely crew took shorties to the entrance to give it to the people who were still waiting.
Mhhhh, ice cream as far as the eye could see! :D
Save our swirled and do it better!
Could. not. stop. eating. ice. cream! Too good! :) The speculatius one is my fave ice cream of all times, mhhh!
Playing Ben and Jerry.
My lovely friends aentschie and Anna Sterntaler joined the ice cream fun as well and took lots of fun photos with me. :) Anja has also taken all those photos of me you can see here in the blogpost. Thaaank you again! :*
Berlin, inofficial ice cream capital! :)
Whohooooo, such a fun day with such a great crew!
When the sun went down and all bellies were filled with tons of ice cream, all the people got ready for watching the movie, took out their blankets, picnic snacks and ate even more ice cream.

Watch a Video by Andy Kaczé from the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Event

Peace, Love & Ice Cream.
Movie Night with Ben & Jerry's.

My friend Andy Kaczé who is a videographer did lots of filming during the event. Enjoy his video for even more impressions! :) You can also find him as @andykacze on Instagram and check out his Facebook fanpage. :)

That was fun (and we have been photobombed and just noticed this when looking at the photo ;))! Thanks for joining us and enjoy summer to the fullest!!

P.S.: This was a cooperation with Ben & Jerry's and I had a blast. Of course I only write what I think and everything you can read in this blogpost is my personal opinion and experience!