DIY Leather Pouch Contributor post by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth What do you give to someone who already has everything? A DIY leather pouch made just by you for all of their little somethings. I'll teach you how to modify a craft store leather bag kit to make this project modern, well made, and cost effective while still being the work of your hands. Materials: Scissors A 3/4" silver rivet In case the term "belt bag" threw you off a little, don't fret! Next, remove the snap that would normally be used for the belt loop, and replace it with a simple silver rivet for aesthetic purposes. For the sides, lay the leather pieces rough side facing rough side, and align the outer punched holes. As long as you're sewing as tightly as you can through the aligned punched holes, then you're sides will form correctly even if they pucker a bit at first (see top photo). Finish it up with clasping hardware by inserting the screw through the inside of the pouch, and then twisting the clasp onto it from the outside.
Rare Photos Of Audrey Hepburn Remind Us Why She's Still A Style Icon DIY GIFT IDEA | Gold Gilded Geode Ring The holiday season is my favorite time of the year! To celebrate, I will be dedicating all my DIY's for the month of December to the holidays, including a few gift giving ideas. I always love gifting handmade jewelry, and when I saw this inspiration I knew what my first holiday DIY would be. Materials: - geode (here or here) - ring blank (here) - liquid gilding (here) - e6000 adhesive - paintbrush Steps: 1. 17 Badass Women You Probably Didn't Hear About In 2014 38 Best DIY Food Gifts 53 Of The Most Swoonworthy Love Songs From 2014 DIY Christmas Giftables: Earphone Cord Keepers with Printable Packaging This Christmas season I've been trying to branch out to crafting not just jewelry but into other things that more people would like to have - today I made this earphone cord keeper with free printable packaging to share with you. It's easy, takes up less than an hour of your time and would be a cute stocking stuffer for your techie friend or an accessory for you! :) What do you need: Bamboo stick / really thin dowel Cutter Sandpaper First, knead your clay and flatten it - then cut out your shape. Next, use your sandpaper and dab on the clay until you get the texture of a gingerbread man. Add your details using a contrasting polymer clay color - here I was trying to imitate icing. Next, poke your hole - after a few tries I realized the sharper end of the bamboo stick would produce a cleaner hole. Poke two more holes and make two more sets of parallel lines connected to them. Yay, I'm almost done my Christmas list.
An Exclusive First Look At London's New Cereal Cafe DIY: Arrowhead Earrings Trial 1 Whew. After four days without power, thank God it has been restored. So what have I been doing during my down time? Painting, painting, crafting a tiny bit and painting some more. What did I craft? What do you need: A paint stick/stirrer Nail polish/ acrylic paint Small chain Earring hooks Jewelry Pliers Sandpaper (Yes, a paint stick. Measure out 2 1.25" across the paint stick, then cut them up. After cutting those pieces up, measure about 0.25" from the top of the box. Cut it up like so. Sand the edges and both sides of your wood. Drill holes for your jump rings. The earrings should look like this now. Paint your earrings - I always use nail polish to paint small objects because they're cheaper, I have more nail polish color varieties than I have paint and I like the finish. Add your jump rings, chain and earring hooks. And there you have it, your very own arrowhead earrings. What do you guys think of this easy craft?
The Year In President Obama's Facial Expressions - BuzzFeed News