Our visit to Japan Hobby Show 2015: Part 2

When we went to the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo earlier this year we saw lots of new stationery and decoration we really loved. We will certainly think about getting some of the articles that we don’t carry in our shop yet. Again and again we were stunned by the attention to detail with which the creators care about even the tiniest features of their little pieces of art. Especially the clay decoration we discovered looked so sensationally realistic, it was hard to believe that those were fake sweets. With so many spectacular designs to look at, it’s no wonder it made our mouth water for more of these incredible DIYs.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Some of the amazing clay sweets at the Japan Hobby Show.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Many of the exhibits were incredibly detailed.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Looking really yummy. Cute clay deserts and pastries.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies - we carry lots of them in our shop.

Lots of clay sauces and crafting supplies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

Cute construction. A spectacular house of cookies.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

These little bears would feel home right away at modes4u.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration.

Everything small. These tiny decorations are a big inspiration to us.

'Honey I shrunk the china.' Incredibly detailed tableware.

‘Honey I shrunk the china.’ Incredibly detailed tableware.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

What beautiful clay flowers we found here too.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

A presentation of some clay crafting at the trade show.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

We wonder how many people asked if they can get a slice of this cake.

Amazing DIYs for Easter

If you are looking for some great ideas for a unique Easter decoration, check out the lovely Easter products in our shop. For more inspiration, here you can find some of our favorite ideas online for cute bunnies, chicks and eggs that will turn your home into a happy Easter garden. There are some easy and more advances ideas like adorable paper bunnies and beautiful flower arrangements. And how amazing are the colors of the Easter eggs?

These super cute bunny and chicks  marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

These super cute marshmallow decorations can be used in so many ways.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

Have you ever seen a lovelier Easter table? Yet, quite simple paper and egg decoration.

With enchanting pastel colours and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

With enchanting pastel colors and a little fantasy, you can create real egg art.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Who framed the Easter rabbit? At least for these eggs the mystery has been solved.

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella are like a poem to our Easter guests

Lovely spring water tulips in an umbrella. A kind poem to our Easter guests.

Nothing says better 'you are welcome', than a rusty watering can with flowers

Nothing says better ‘welcome’, than a rusty watering can with flowers

For the little ones it's great fun to make decoration from every day appliances. Like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

For the little ones it’s great fun to make decoration from every day appliances like these toilet paper roll bunnies.

Christmas DIY: Washi Christmas Napkin Rings

Some cardboard stripes and pieces of Washi Tape can bring a real Christmas feeling to your dinner table. These are the ingredients you need to make some super easy Christmas napkin rings. Happy crafting!

Christmas DIY: Super easy Washi Christmas Napkin Rings

Christmas DIY: Super easy Washi Christmas Napkin Rings

You only need some cardboard and Masking Tapes

You only need some cardboard and Masking Tapes

You just stick the tape on the cardboard stripes and glue the ends together

You just stick the tape on the cardboard stripes and glue the ends together

green Christmas stocking Washi napkin ring

green Christmas stocking Washi napkin ring

Christmas scene Washi napkin ring

Christmas scene Washi napkin ring

Christmas DIY: Christmas cards with Masking Tape

It’s no secret that we love using Masking Tape for our Christmas cards, you might even have seen some of our Xmas cards from last year. This year we tried to come up with some new ideas using Masking Tape for our Christmas cards.

Christmas DIY: Christmas cards with Masking Tape 2014

Christmas DIY: Christmas cards with Masking Tape 2014

Which one of our 3 designs do you like best?

Which one of our 3 designs do you like best?

Christmas DIY: Easy Christmas bunting

Another super fast and easy DIY idea for your Christmas decoration. Make a fun mini Christmas garland with colorful Masking Tape, a pen and some baker’s twine. We combined the Xmas bunting with some of our cute Christmas figurines and think they look really great together.

Easy Christmas bunting with Masking Tape

Easy Christmas bunting with Masking Tape

Crafts: Halloween wall decoration with Masking Tape

Some cooking paper, a pen, a pair of scissors, colorful Masking Tapes and some Halloween designs are all you need for these easy Halloween window or wall decorations. Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper, stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little), cut out the shape and carefully remove the cooking paper. Happy Halloween crafting!

Craft these easy Halloween wall decorations with Masking Tape

Craft these easy Halloween wall decorations with Masking Tape

You need: Washi Tapes, Halloween designs, cooking paper, a pen and a pair of scissors

You need: Washi Tapes, Halloween designs, cooking paper, a pen and a pair of scissors

Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper and stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little

Trace your Halloween designs onto the wax paper and stick the Washi Tapes onto the pattern (make sure the tape strips always overlap a little

Cut out the shape

Cut out the shape

Carefully remove the wax paper

Carefully remove the wax paper

kawaii pumpkin Washi decoration

kawaii pumpkin Washi decoration

kawaii ghost Washi decoration

kawaii ghost Washi decoration

bat Washi decoration

bat Washi decoration

Your wall decoration can alos be put onto windows

Your wall decoration can also be put on windows

1 minute DIY Washi Tape screen

Do you have pieces of Masking Tape leftover? Don’t throw them away, you can use them for a super quick computer screen makeover. We still had lots of bits of Washi Tape in pink and green from a project and just put it on our computer screen. It’s super colorful and lots of fun. Of course you can remove it any time you want.

Happy computer screen embellished with leftover Washi Tape

Happy computer screen embellished with leftover Washi Tape

Super fun and quick DIY

Super fun and quick DIY

Great sewing tutorial videos by Riley Blake

Do you sometimes need inspiration for your sewing projects? Or would you like some tutorials on how to sew certain things? You should definitely check out the great tutorial videos by Riley Blake. They have lots of great videos with easy sewing projects, explain certain techniques or give general sewing tips. We now selected a tutorial for an easy fabric tissue holder, but it’s worth checking out all the videos. Of course you find lots of the Riley Blake fabrics used in the tutorials in our shop.

Christmas crafts: Washi Tape Christmas Coaster

This is a good decoration idea if you just have little time but still want to have a unique Christmas decor. Just take some old coasters and stick Washi Tape on them. You can always do the same pattern or design each one in a different way. After Christmas you can remove the tape and have your old coasters back.

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas Coaster

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas Coaster

You need Masking Tapes and coasters

You need Masking Tapes and coasters

A super simple decoration idea for the Christmas table

A super simple decoration idea for the Christmas table

Christmas crafts: Washi Tape Christmas Tree Bunting

A cookie cutter can be such a handy crafting tool. For today’s Christmas DIY we used it to make a colourful Christmas tree bunting. We made a Masking Tape pattern and then traced the shape of the cookie cutter onto it. Then you just cut out your shapes and string everything with the help of needle and thread.

Today's Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas Tree Bunting

Today’s Christmas craft: Washi Tape Christmas Tree Bunting

You need cardboard, Washi Tapes, scissors, a pen and a cookie cutter

You need cardboard, Washi Tapes, scissors, a pen and a cookie cutter

Stick a Washi tape pattern on the cardboard and trace the shape of the cuttie cutter onto it

Stick a Washi tape pattern on the cardboard and trace the shape of the cookie cutter onto it

Cut out the trees

Cut out the trees

Use needle and thread to sting them

Use needle and thread to string them

Now you can hang the bunting

Now you can hang the bunting