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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. 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. Rather than spend another plane trip rummaging through my catch-all carry-on bag searching for my headphones, bumping my head on the seat in front of me every time, I decided to make a small tech-accessory organizer using elastic ribbon and an old vintage book cover. This project can be sized up or down and customized in many different ways — the best approach is to gather all the tiny tech things you travel with and see how much there is. Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Galaxy on Clothes I love galaxy inspired prints and jackets but did not like the price tag($75 for leggings? I could just buy an entirely new wardrobe at a thrift store and still have enough money for lunch!) and thought it would be awesome to make an Instructable to make your own "galaxy" clothing article! This is a great gift for those who are on a tight budget this Christmas or for those who want to make their plain old black sweatshirt, t-shirts, jeans, whatevers into space-tacular stylish wear! It even glows in the dark and is great for parties under black lights hahaha If you have plain old boring black clothes laying around that you don't wear anymore... It's an easy way to make a "one of a kind" wardrobe! If you can't paint... It's super easy to do and takes maybe an hour or two depending on how much you want to "build" the paint. T-shirt Paints: ANY COLOR YOU LIKE! Got everything on the list?

Made with love by Agus Y.: Cute Painted Pasta - Pasta decorada I had received so many nice comments about the last two cards (first card, second) using pasta, that I decided to show a bit of what I have been making....I have had a lot of fun painting this pasta bows! I think is one of the things that really push your creativity! (: He recibido muchos lindos comentarios sobre las útlimas dos tarjetas (primera tarjeta, segunda) en las cuales he usado pasta, es por esto que he decido mostrarle un poco lo que he estado haciendo!! I dont know if it is notable in the photo but the one in the middle have glitter is the one that I used in my lastest card. Hope you liked and get some inspiration! I would love to see your! Me encantaría ver los suyos!

THE WEEKENDER Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Forget the luggage (too bulky); you need a versatile tote made specifically to carry all your belongings from wallet to swimtrunks for a quick weekend getaway. Here is a fun choice in a cotton waxcloth outer with leatherette base and trim, perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, similar to the Lex Trip Bag from PROPERTY OF. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X

Delicious Chocolate Honey Lip Balm (updated with link to pop art packaging) Beeswax The first time I made this I used an old candle, but for this batch I bought 2 oz from the farmer's market for $1.75 -- definitely get the fresh wax if you can, the difference in flavor is stunning! Cocoa butter This can be found in any pharmacy. I've seen it at Rite Aid, Duane Read, etc, usually near moisturizers. Almond oil You could probably try other types of oil, but I would steer away from ones with heavy smells or flavors like olive oil -- you don't want to dissimulate the honey and chocolate flavor. Vegetable glycerin (OPTIONAL) You can find this in health stores, but I've also seen it in craft stores. Vitamin E This is also an oil, with the thickness of fingernail polish when it's pure. Cocoa Dark unsweetened cocoa will give you the best flavor Honey Any kind is fine.

How to make a fabric rose It's the last stiffened fabric project and then I'm moving on! I wanted to try an oversized, realistic fabric rose just for fun. Make a template with six petals. I traced around a dinner plate and a small bowl on the back of some ugly wrapping paper. (Tip: if the paper is too curly, iron it flat and your life will be better.) I've included my feet so you can admire my cute socks. Prepare some stiffened fabric. Using the template, cut three flower shapes from the prepared fabric. In the first flower, cut a slit along one of the fold lines to the center. On each flower, overlap the two petals adjacent to the slit and secure with a little glue. While they're drying, curl the double-petal and single-petal cutouts. Heat the remaining flower petals one at a time with your iron and curl the edges back. At this point I stacked the pieces to see if they looked nice. So I cut off the point. I hot glued the petals together at the base, then added a felt circle to hide the trimmed ends.

Stenciling with Bleach So here’s tutorial #3 in the bleach series! It’s an easy way to customize a shirt, fabric by removing color instead of adding it. For my first project I used a $1 doily as my stencil. I placed it on a navy t-shirt and sprayed a mist of bleach over top: I moved the stencil to another location and sprayed again. Navy….turning to a dark pink/purple: Finished: You can also use vinyl or freezer paper stencils. I used a sponge to dab the bleach around the stencil and I used a spray bottle to mist around it: Once the shirt began to change colors, I sprayed the back of the shirt with bleach. Bleach stenciling is an easy way to add lettering to a shirt too. Finished! Visit the other two projects from this week by clicking the images below:

Weltschnellster Stempel {DIY} ::: worlds fastest stamp {DIY} « neuerStoff Liebt ihr Stempel auch so wie ich? Es gibt ganz wunderschöne fertige Stempel z.B. von margamarina. Man kann aber auch Stempel ganz super selber machen! Das ist das schnellste DIY-Projekt, das ich jemals gemacht habe. Do you love stamps like I do? You can buy wonderful stamps like hers: margamarina. But you can even make your own stamps quite easily! This is the fastest DIY-project I ever made. Ihr braucht: KorkenStreudekoKleber You need: corkdeco-confettyglue Ich konnte es kaum fassen, als mir kürzlich diese kleinen Vögelchen und Herzchen aus Holz begegnet sind. Gibt es Streudeko nicht sonst immer nur in hässlich? I found these wonderful little birds and hearts made of wood. Aren’t they beautiful? Also los geht’s: Here we go: Ein bisschen Kleber auf ein Herz der Streudeko geben… Put some glue on one of the hearts… …Herz auf den Korken drücken. Und Zeit gemessen? Ich würde sagen höchstens 3 Sekunden. Also das ist mein absoluter Rekord auf dem DIY-Sektor. …stick the heart in the middle of the cork. - Anja -

Decoupaging with Lace - Urban Comfort Once in awhile I'll come up with a project that I get a little obsessed with and can't stop making. This decoupaged lace container that I made for Better Homes and Gardens was one of those projects. It all started with my love of textured pottery, but as I've been embracing my more feminine side lately, I was drawn to using lace as well. Admittedly, I wasn't even sure it would work. But not only did it work, it was one of the fastest and easiest projects I've ever undertaken. I started with white containers, cut a strip of eyelet lace wide enough to cover it, applied a layer of Mod Podge in matte finish, and wrapped the eyelet band around the container. Since then, I've moved on to different shapes and tried my hand at tapered containers (Cutting small slits around the bottom edge of the fabric helps when you're dealing with a tapered shape. I think there are a lot of possibilities here. I decoupaged this deep bowl with a piece of embroidered cotton. Title photo by Rob Brinson for BHG

shoji-style table lamp I bought an A3 sheet of tracing paper (90g/m2) and cut it into quarters. (It would be easier to get 4 sheets of A4, of course!) I had way more chopsticks than I can ever use, including 20-odd cheap square bamboo ones, and they seemed like an easy way to make the frames (in my local Asian supermarket you can get a pack of 20 of these for under 2 euros). I sanded off the pattern that was stamped on, and cut down 8 of them to the width of each sheet of paper. (Ideally I would have split them in half lengthwise but couldn't think how to do this easily) Then I applied a very thin layer of wood glue along one side of the chopsticks and stuck them to the paper, lining up the outside edge of the chopstick with the outside edge of the paper. Glue along the sides of each the front and back panels, on the back of the paper, and fit the 4 panels together to make a cube - well, one without a top or bottom (see diagram for how I fit them together).

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. 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. From Lorraine: Hello, Everyone. These little bags have been around for as long as I can remember, and I thought they’d be a useful addition to the arsenal of summer gear I stash in my car and/or purse. I have three little girls, aged 3,4 and 6, and we’ve found that summer always takes us on adventures we hadn’t planned for– detours to farmer’s markets, dancing in the rain or treasure hunting en route to the park. We always appreciate an extra bag or two for our loot (and wet clothes)! Part One: Assemble the Wallet:You will need: Note: Please see Part Two & Part Three for a full list of supplies. The bag is completed!

Scarf 2 Vest This genius idea {which I am in no way claiming to have originated but merely stumbled upon a youtube video of it a few months ago} is yet another way to make your scarves work for you. Light scarves, as we all know, are the perfect transitional accessory from Summer to Fall. They warm us up just enough while adding a little pop to our ensemble. This is a brilliant way to add a light layer on a chilly day without spending a dime or even pulling out a needle and thread. Here’s What You’ll Need… Specifications: look for your longest scarves in your closet. Steps… * Fold your scarf or fabric in half lengthwise. * Now grab the top two corners of your folded scarf or fabric… * And tie them in a small knot with the least amount of fabric possible. * Open your folded scarf and you should see two arm holes… now go ahead and slip your arms right through those Voila! psst! Have Fun! Find all my DIYs here!

Tiny Pumpkin Pie My family’s Thanksgiving meal always features a magnificently high homemade pie-to-person ratio. I love the warm wafting scent of spices, pumpkin, and expertly rolled-out crusts emanating from a hot oven, and that anticipation of dessert after any already delicious dinner spent with friends and family feasting. Is your belly rumbling already too? For this week’s How-Tuesday post, Jessica Partain from Inedible Jewelry, a shop dedicated to mouth-wateringly realistic faux food jewelry, and author of The Polymer Clay Cookbook, has shared with us a tutorial on making miniature polymer clay pumpkin pie charms that actually smell like pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie! Purchase The Polymer Clay Cookbook right here on Etsy. Materials: For the crust: 3/8″ (9.5 mm) ball ecru clay 3/16″ (4.7 mm) ball ecru clay For the filling: 5/8″ (15.9 mm) ball orange clay For the whipped cream: 3/8″ (9.5 mm) ball white clay Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Urban Comfort If I were brainstorming gifts for my son it's unlikely that a pencil holder would come to mind, but that's exactly what he's getting from me this Valentine's Day and I think he's going to love it. It all started with pottery classes, which I've been taking since September. My son has enjoyed watching my progress, taking particular delight in my mishaps since I am always reminding him that we get better at just about everything through practice. He mentioned recently that if I ever got past being able to make something other than bowls, I should make something for him. I think he suggested something totally ridiculous that I could never make in a million years, but I appreciate his confidence. At any rate, I had purchased a wood grain texture mat and made a vase to use for the holidays, which I liked a lot and was continuing to experiment with, working to create a more organic, slumping profile that felt treelike. Here's how: Step 1: Create a base. Step 2: Make slip. Step 6: Scoring.

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