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No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch. Take your duct tape skills to the next level with this great zippered pouch.

No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch

The interior is water-proof, making this bag great for carrying, pens, make-up, whatever you can imagine. Choose an outer fabric that suits your personality and function. I knew when I saw this adorable Hello Kitty satin in my favorite color, I just couldn't resist. In fact, I blame the fabric itself for the inception of this entire project. Rollie Pollie!

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Rollie Pollie!

Felt Flowers. How to make a fabric rose. It's the last stiffened fabric project and then I'm moving on!

How to make a fabric rose

I wanted to try an oversized, realistic fabric rose just for fun. Vintage book travel-tech organizer. As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones.

vintage book travel-tech organizer

I can’t get over how awesomely small our entertainment devices are becoming; it makes traveling with them so much easier. But one issue I keep running into is how to neatly organize everything, especially the power cords and connector cables that accompany my favorite devices. Wallet-to-Tote On the Go ~ Tutorial. Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial.

Wallet-to-Tote On the Go ~ Tutorial

Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design. Paracord Wrap Bottle. Now we have 8 stands.

Paracord Wrap Bottle

Step 1: Take two of the strands that are next to each other and make an S shape out of the cord having the right-most one cross over the left strand bringing the bottom half of the S under the left strand. Step 2: Bring the left strand underneath the S and feed it between the two cords at the very top to the left of itself. Step 3: Now feed the same end through the bottom of the S in step 1 and pull it tight. Make a self-zipping coin purse from a ribbon. Look what came in the mail today from my mom.

Make a self-zipping coin purse from a ribbon

That's some 7/8" ribbon I designed. Attached to a zipper. And lined with fabric on the back. You start zipping, around and around. Book strap tutorial. Bow tie paper clips from fabric scraps. I had a couple little scraps left over from stiffened fabric projects, and after fiddling with them, I noticed they'd easily make tiny bows.

Bow tie paper clips from fabric scraps

Which I attached to paper clips because... I don't know why. These could work as bookmarks, on wedding invitations, Valentines, etc. Or attach the bows to hair clips for little girls or pencils for bridal shower games. I used fabric scraps, stiffener, large paper clips, a scissors, an iron, twist ties (or wire), and a hot glue gun. Apply stiffener to your scraps (learn more here) and iron them flat. T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars. The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night.

DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars

These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive.

Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill. Guest blogger - Sasha from The Guilded Bee: Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.

guest blogger - Sasha from The Guilded Bee:

Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. DIY Market Bag. With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration. In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Floored by these staggering numbers we were motivated to do a quick and easy DIY, recycling an old t-shirt into a reusable fringed market bag. We hope that it will also inspire you to use less plastic and paper! Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. DIY Fabric Notepad Cover. I have been working on fabric covers for steno pads for my children’s teachers. Composition book cover. To make this cover you will need:*strips of varying widths with at least 16 inches in length.*2 rectangles of muslin cut out to 5 1/4 by 11inches*one long rectangle with the measurement of 25 by 11 inches*one button*one elastic hair band. first get you a boring looking composition book measure your composition book. mine was 10 in length and when i measured from one end of the cover to the other end, it turned out to be 15 inches in width. cut strips with at least 16 inches in length and i varied my widths because i wanted it to look a little wonky...you will want to make your strips come out to at least the width of 11 inches total when sewed together. sew your strips and press them flat with an iron. trim sown your middle section to 15 1/2 by 11 inches next i used one of my daughters hair ties.

5 Super Crafty Eco Etsy Finds for the Home. It’s not difficult to find page after page of awesome organic, upcycled and otherwise eco-friendly stuff at online handmade goods market Etsy.com . But, some of the gear you’ll find stands out in a crowd because it’s just plan ingenious. Check out these five ultra-crafty, creative home décor items made from old books, glass bottles, light bulbs, license plates and wine barrel staves. Pennant rubber stamp roller in Crafts for home stationery and paper for birthdays, anniversaries or dinners.

Time capsule in Crafts for decorating and home decor. Wonderful and easy idea to store all your family memories in a glass jar, from movie tickets, up to clips, photos, tickets, coins or toys.