Edited by Amy Christie. Has the weather turned cold where you live? In my neighborhood, temperatures have dropped and my instincts are to spend the day cozied up with a favorite book and favorite mug full of hot cocoa. Are you the same? I’m sure you have many fellow book worms in your neighborhood, so I thought it would be fun to create a charming little bookmark that would make a great anytime gift for anyone that needs a little fall comfort. It was actually my daughter’s clever idea to make yarn pom pom balls in the style of a bookmark. Supplies: -yarn -scissors That’s it! *Before you start, cut an 8-10 inch piece of yarn and a 15 inch piece of yarn and set it aside. To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. At this point, your yarn pom pom ball should look like the picture above. Accessories and Gifts. Lil Blue Boo Living a creative Life....
You are here: Home / Accessories and Gifts Accessories and Gifts Pin It Search Lil Blue Boo. Favorite Projects. Hair styles : hair trends : haircuts for women : mybestfriendshair.com. How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.
I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap.
Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. DIY: Recycled T-Shirt Tote Bag. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY Purple Striped Market Tote. Last year I made a striped beach tote and this year I found some perfect purple striped canvas weight fabric at my local fabric outlet for only $4 a yard and knew I wanted to make another version.
Would you like to learn how to make one too? Okay! Keep reading! 1. Cut two pieces of striped fabric about 17 x 17, heavier weight fabric is better. Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote. When you're on the road, doesn't it always seems to be the ordinary, everyday things you are suddenly in desperate need of: gum, nail clippers, your headphones?
I get a little panicky, certain I've left behind the most obvious items... as if perhaps I'm on an arctic expedition and won't see civilization for weeks. But the opportunity for replenishment doesn't matter; I want my stuff close at hand. That's the theory behind our handsome travel tote: plenty o' pockets to stash all your stuff.
There are four big outside pockets that wrap front and back plus a deep inside compartment (exactly deep enough for a magazine, I might add!) With its own generous interior pocket. We offer a full set of pattern downloads below for the tote body as well as all the pockets. We recommend using a twin needle to do the decorative stitching on this project. The finished size of the tote is approximately 12½" tall x 11½" wide with 2" deep sides and base. Carabiner Keychain Mod: Stop dropping your keys. I used to keep my keys on a standard carabiner, which I could clip to my belt loop.
Most of the time, that worked fine. But every so often, when I unclipped the carabiner from my belt loop, one of the key rings would slip off without me noticing. I had spare keys, so such events were really just a minor nuisance. Then, I got a car with an (exorbitantly priced) keyless entry remote. One day the inevitable happened, I reached for my keys and the ring with the remote was gone. Staring at the mangled corpse of my absurdly costly key fob, I resolved to solve my key loss problem once and for all.
Easy DIY transforming purse-backpack. If you are anything like me, you're tired of buying stuff and using it for a few months at which point it falls apart and you need to buy a new one.
That's the story with me and backpacks. They are all made out of this really easy to tear material which only lasts PART of a semester at best, before I need a new one. I've come to realize purses are made to carry small stuff but are limited as far as long journeys, whereas backpacks are made for long distances, but tear apart easy, so I thought why not combine the two? How to make nail polish.