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25+ Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Balloons. Plot and Character Development. How to Turn Your Satchel Bag into a DIY Camera Bag. Turning a retro satchel bag into a real photographer’s bag is quite easy.

How to Turn Your Satchel Bag into a DIY Camera Bag


Ink & Paper

Loose Leaf Tea? Make Your Own Tea Bags! Like many of you, I LOVE loose leaf tea.

Loose Leaf Tea? Make Your Own Tea Bags!

However, I'm always looking for cute and creative solutions to use my tea. These D.I.Y. tea bags are super cute. I think they would make amazing gifts! Here's how you can make your own... Supplies needed: Coffee filters, Scissors, Sewing machine, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Embroidery thread, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), Optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, ground ginger, etc.) Step 1 - Cut two coffee filters into a rectangle. Step 2 - Stitch the filters together on three sides, leaving one of the smaller sides open. Step 3 - Fill the teabag with the loose tea leaves. Step 4 - Stitch the top of the tea bag closed. Step 5 - Fold down the corners, placing a 3-4in. piece of embroidery thread under one of the flaps.

Step 6 - Fold the tip of the tea bag down, and use a stapler to hold it shut. Step 7 - Cut paper tags and glue, stitch, or staple them to the ends of your embroidery thread. DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers. Home Office month is in full swing!

DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers

And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. And filing. And paying bills. It's also about the area you do your work within. My desk is pretty neat and tidy and I have been really happy with how the organization has held up over the last year plus, however, there was one drawer.... How to Reuse Jars.

Craft Projects - Easy Craft Projects and Ideas. Oh Snap! Snapguide is the Ultimate How-To App. Let’s be honest: we live in a “how-to” world these days.

Oh Snap! Snapguide is the Ultimate How-To App

Both the Internet and traditional media have enabled us all to more easily pass along ideas and instructions for new ways to do things. In fact, these days, we’re able to learn about how to do things everywhere from the Food Network to Brit + Co. :) And today, there’s another tool that has launched that makes it even easier for doers and makers to learn how to do anything. It’s called Snapguide, and it’s a super simple way to create and share “how-to” guides from your phone. I’ve been playing with Snapguide for a couple weeks now (I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek before the launch) and have been extremely impressed. I used the app this morning to make a guide about How To Use Snapguide. As a DIY publisher myself, I think these kinds of tools can only help spread knowledge and information to more people. Download the app and check it out for yourself.

Cross-Stitch Your Own iPhone Case. Yesterday, I wrote about JackBacks, a customized, wooden back for your iPhone.

Cross-Stitch Your Own iPhone Case

While digging around the Internet and scouring iPhone covers, I also found one more that caught my eye. Is not available. Necklines Page 2. Is not available. Search - Clockwork Mouse. Shoe Lacing Methods. Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe.

Shoe Lacing Methods

This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 50 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Over Under Lacing This method reduces friction, making the lacing easier to tighten and loosen plus reducing wear and tear. Gap Lacing This simple variation of Criss Cross Lacing skips a crossover to create a gap in the middle of the lacing, either to bypass a sensitive area on the instep or to increase ankle flexibility.

Straight European Lacing This traditional method of Straight Lacing appears to be more common in Europe. Straight Bar Lacing.


Character Development. 21st Century Boys. Translations by Miyu Arai and Laura Bartholomew Herbivorous males, Mori girls, Buddha boys… the Japanese media just can’t get enough of filing people into obscure categories.

21st Century Boys

If the current crop leaves you cold, though, you might find what you’re looking for in Moe Danshi Gatari (roughly, “Dream Guy Gallery”). Released at the end of last year, the book collects illustrations by 52 female manga-ka of their own ideal men, ranging from the commonplace (“pudgy guy”) to the downright weird (“macho drag man,” anyone?). Here are a few of our favorites. All extracts are taken from Moe Danshi Gatari (Bookman, 2009, 112pp, ¥1,260), available at bookstores throughout Japan. © Takeshi Matsu Sujikin Megane Danshi “Chiseled bespectacled man” By Takeshi Matsu, author of Gokujyou Oyaji and Takuhai Spirit!!


Craft. Notebooks.