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Time to get your DIY on!

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It’s no secret we love Pinterest. Full of scrumptious recipes, great interiors tips, beautiful photography and stacks of creative inspiration, we cannot get enough. 

Of course, we enjoy finding, pinning + sharing lovely stuff with you on our profile, but we thought it might be fun to bring some of those gorgeous Pinterest ideas to life. What do you think?

Every month, we’ll pick a Pinterest DIY and make it right here on the blog. We’ll share our efforts - then you share yours! Make the project then post pics with hashtag #Sticky9 and, well, it’ll be a whole load of fun :)  Ready to get your DIY groove on and give it a go? Great! 

Let’s make Oh Joy’s DIY Dip Dyed Easter Eggs

You will need: 

Hard-boiled eggs (we chose white eggs to make the colours more vibrant)

A bright and cheery selection of food colouring

White vinegar

Plastic cups or similar containers (each one big enough to fit an egg!)

Protective gloves (unless you want rainbow fingers tips)

Kitchen roll

Paper/sheeting/plastic bags - something to protect your work surface

Step by step.. 

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Before we begin, check your hardboiled eggs have completely cooled. You might want to let them float around in cold water for a while to make sure. 

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While your eggs are cooling off… prepare your craft area! Cover your work surface with a protective sheet/paper/plastic bags to prevent stray food colouring ruining your lovely kitchen. Lay out your paper cups/little containers. You’ll need as many containers as you have colours. 

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Now you’re ready to mix your dyes. First, fill each of your plastic cups with enough warm water to immerse an egg. Then add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to each cup. Next, add approximately 20 drops of food colouring to each cup. (The colours you use are totally up to you). Now stir!

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It’s time to dip dye your eggs :) Wearing protective gloves, dip the end of one of your eggs in to one of your plastic colour cups. The longer you allow the egg to stay in the dye, the deeper the colour will be.

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When you’re satisfied you’ve achieved the shade you want, remove the egg from the dye and gently pat dry with some kitchen roll. Once your dye has dried, dip the other end of the egg into a different colour cup. Again, once you’re satisfied the egg has been in the dye long enough, pat dry with kitchen roll. 

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Continue to dip your eggs - experimenting with colour combos and dipping at different angles. You can create some really beautiful effects.

Don’t forget to take some snaps of your finished results!  We’re dyeing to see! (Apologies). Hashtag your photos #Sticky9 on Instagram so we can find you. 

Have fun! 

Source: Original DIY project by  Oh Joy! via Pinterest + made and photographed at Sticky9 HQ by our girl Clare :) 

Wish You Were Here?

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Whether you’re gearing up for a fun holiday weekend, winding down for a much needed springtime rest or feeling a bit testy because you don’t have the luxury of an Easter break (boo!), we hope these gloriously cheerful photos by Dacian Groza will balance your brains and set you up with smiles for the next few days! 

We’re definitely adding Portuguese fishing village, Costa Nova do Prado, to our (ever-growing) list of places we’d love to visit.  With this amount of colour and pattern, it’d hard to feel sad - and just imagine all the marvellous Instagram photos you could take! Now that would be a lovely Sticky9 magnet collection ;) 

Whatever you get up to this weekend, enjoy yourselves.  We’re wishing you all a very Happy Easter. 

Source:  Frankie Magazine + Dacian Groza

Welcome to the Sticky9 Egg Hunt!

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As we skip towards Easter, we’re throwing a Sticky9 Egg Hunt on our Pinterest profile

We’ve decorated 9 eggs and ‘hidden’ them on our boards for you to find. When you spot them, just repin them for a chance to win a pack of our all new Classic Large magnets! 

You can repin as many eggs as you find and you can pin them more than once if you are so inclined! 

9 winners will be drawn at random and announced on our Pinterest profile and here on the blog on Tuesday 23rd April. 

Have fun! 

Chick-chick-chick-chick-chicken!

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In his series 'Poultry Project', London-based photographer Mitch Payne temporarily removes farm birds from the coup and positions them instead against sparse, colourful, high-contrast backgrounds to dramatic (and comedic) effect! Who knew chickens were so stylish and photogenic?! 

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To see more from Mitch, visit his website.

It’s Easter in a matter of days and for many of us, this means Spring holidays and fun eggscursions! (Sorry). Whatever you get up to, keep your camera phone handy and be ready to capture those special moments spent with friends and family :) 

Source:  Trendland

Pink for a girl + blue for a boy…

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Jeong Mee Yoon is a visual artist from South Korea. In her work, ‘The Pink & Blue Project’ she explores and photographs the colour-coded bedrooms and belongings of children across the world in a bid to better understand and visually depict how gender and gender stereotypes shape our identities from our early years. 

Not only is Jeong Mee Yoon’s project insightful and thought provoking, it’s a visual feast of candy colours!

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To see more from Yeong Mee Yoon, click here

Source:  Brain Pickings 

Sticky9 Spotting!

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Oh, you are a creative bunch, aren’t you? Every week we find you using your Sticky9 magnets in fun and interesting ways. Makes us smile :) Your collections look GREAT. Here are some of our favourite #Sticky9 photos… 

Let’s go Sticky9 Spotting > > > 

@jonicamelanie has sent her Sticky9 magnets as super-cute card inserts/fun fridge mementos! 

@anydirectflight64’s carefully curated foodie magnet pack looks DELICIOUS! 

@kwilkinsphotography needs some extra magnetic surfaces in her life! Would you just look at this fabulous Sticky9 collection! 

@ygallegos1987’s canine themed photo set is adorable! 

Oh, we do love a Sticky9 magnet heart shape.  This one is just right :) Well done, @jrockwell!  

This gorgeous Sticky9 still life by @sapa  was one of our favourite highlights this week. Marvellous! 

Oh!  And now we have a Classic Large magnet option, you’ve a whole new world of magnet fun to explore!  Just think of all the things you can do with THOSE!  Take a look here

Little *AND* Large: The Best Combination!

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We launched our all new Classic Large magnet pack this week. Now you have two Sticky9 sizes to choose from! Know what else? They look GREAT together! Just like these guys…

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[Jeff Eppinette]

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[Tokuma Tumblr]

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[somesai]

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[Marco Mattiusi]

With our Classic magnet packs measuring 5cms x 5cms and our Classic Large magnets measuring 7cms x 7cms, your photo display options just got a whole load more playful!  Imagine the patterns you can make combining both :)  Show us what you get up to via Instagram.  Tag #Sticky9 so we can find you!  

Source:  Bored Panda

*NEW* The magnets you love just got bigger!

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Yes! The Sticky9 magnets you know and love just got bigger!

40% bigger, actually. See?

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Our Classic Sticky9 magnets (the ones you currently have displayed on your fridge) measure 5cms x 5cms.

The *brand new* Classic Large measures a bumper 7cms x 7cms! Even MORE magnetic photo fun for you :) 

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A pack of yummy Classic Large magnets (9 per pack, of course!) costs $19.99 USD. That’s a whole lot of magnet for your money. 

Give them a whirl now! Juicy  ;) 

And remember, when your order arrives, post a pic and tag #sticky9 so we can find you.  You might find yourself on the blog! 

When Everyday Life Goes LARGE…

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Teeny tiny, itsby bitsy things are sweet (and we love them). But large things? Well, they make us stop, stare and say, ‘WOW’.

Here, for your eye-popping pleasure, are a few super-sized, WOW-worthy everyday objects!

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[mmarsupilami]

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[Bhavesh Bhuthadia]

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[Florentijn Hofman]

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[Sylvain Dumais]

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[Robert Therrien]

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[Neal1960]

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[john4kc]

You’ll want to save some eye-popping energy for later. We’ve got something planned for you on sticky9.com. You’re going to love it. We’ve done it LARGELY because you asked us to! Stay tuned :) 

[Source: Hongkiat / individual image credits as above]

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