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It's a Book! It's a Bag!

It's a Book! It's a Bag!
For today’s DIY I’m gonna show you all how to make a book bag. Now, when I say book bag I don’t mean a bag to carry your books around in. I mean an actual book made into a rad and totally useable handbag. Sound cool? Here’s how it’s done! You’ll need: A hardcover book (preferably with a pretty cover). Making the Purse Base: 1. 2. 3. Cutting out the pieces for the lining: 1. 2. After cutting all of your lining stuff out you should have five pieces in all: one book-size rectangle and four trapezoidal side-panel pieces. Assembling the side panels: 1. 2. Adding the straps: 1. 2. Also, if your straps are leather (or pleather, vinyl, or any other thick/heavy material), you’re likely gonna need to weigh them down with something (weights, heavy books, etc.) while they dry. Making your book look less ugly (aka it’s time to get our deco on): This part of the tutorial is for those of you who weren’t able to get your hands on any books with neat-looking covers. For decoupaging you’ll need: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. Related:  FROM OTHERS

How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry September 23rd, 2010 Email 419 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together! Diane Gilleland Magazine paper lends itself well to this colorful little project. This pendant is made with parts of three different pages. There are tons of design possibilities... Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all Before you recycle those old magazines, turn some of their pages into pretty coiled pendants. What you'll need: Magazine pagesScissorsBone folderThin wooden skewerLow-temp glue gunWhite craft glueEye pinBlank cardstockClear acrylic sealerJump ring A note on glue: After much testing, I've found that my low-temp hot glue gun works well for this project. As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set. First, you'll need several magazine pages. View 3 member project galleries posted in: necklace, paper, recycled magazines Find us on:

10 Ideen wie du aus alten Stoffen neue Dinge zauberst Drückst du dich vor dem Ausmisten des Kleiderschranks? Magst du dich von manchen Dingen einfach nicht trennen? Dann ist vielleicht das Upcycling von Stoffen genau die richtige Alternative. Statt T-Shirts, Hosen, Hemden aber auch Handtücher im Schrank vor sich hin gammeln zu lassen, kannst du viele, nützliche und schöne Dinge daraus basteln. Manchmal ist etwas Talent zum Nähen gefragt, doch oft sind nur wenige Stiche und Knoten notwendig, und schon hast du etwas herrlich Neues geschaffen. Die schönen Erinnerungen an besondere Momente können nun in neuen Dingen fortleben. 1. Ein sehr einfaches Projekt ist das Verwandeln von alten T-Shirts in neue Tragetaschen. 2. Aus alten Stoffen, am besten aus Frotteehandtüchern, Waschlappen oder sogar flauschigen Strümpfen, lässt sich leicht ein Kirschkernkissen herstellen. 3. Erkältungen und Heuschnupfen werden besonders lästig, wenn die Nase vom Taschentuch wund wird. 4. Dem Schnupfen beugst du mit entsprechender Kleidung vor. 5. 6. Laufmasche? 7. 8.

Book Art- How to Fold a Book into a Word. I recently saw the following instructable on how to fold book pages into a number and it caught my attention. Instead of just a number I wanted to do a word or image. I love reading and thought this would make good gifts for friends. In particular is a couple with a huge collection of books that hosts monthly game nights. They make everyone feel welcome and I thought this would be a great gift for them. The instructable said to draw the image on the book; my problem is a word or image might get complicated and I am horrible at drawing. The beauty of this project is its simplicity. **NOTE** When trying to find instructions for book folding I found the above referenced page in French, did not see the translation.

29 Types of Paper for Making Paper Beads | I Love Paper Beads One of the best things about making jewelry with rolled paper beads is the huge number of sources to get your paper. Almost any type of paper that is flexible enough to roll into a cylinder is can be used for making paper beads. Once you start looking around, you’ll notice sources for paper beads everywhere! Experimenting with different types, weights, colors, and thicknesses of paper is a great way to expand your creativity. Magazines – Magazine paper usually has shiny colors from all the photos. I’m sure I haven’t covered all the sources, but that’s all I can think for now.

Paper Mache Beads – Homemade Beads DIY Tutorial | Rags to Couture This is probably the cheapest craft ever. What you’ll need to make your own paper jewelry: Newspaper, get some of those free ones for extra cheapness.Bowl.Water.Craft paint or whatever type of paint you have at home. As long as it sticks on paper, it’s cool! (Probably shouldn’t use water colour though..?) Tear up the newspaper in small pieces and put it in a bowl of water. Either wait a day or two for the paper to dissolve or blend with a mixer. WARNING: If you use the blender for food, you are going to need to thoroughly clean it afterwards and IT WILL GET DISCOLOURED!!! When the paper mass looks something like this it’s ready to shape into beads. Shape the paper goo into beads. Put them on a newspaper and let them dry for a few days. Use sand paper or nail files to smoothen the surface of the beads. Drill holes, paint and varnish. Here are some other great tutorials on how to make homemade beads: Paper+Boiling water+Mod Podge= Very pretty earrings at Infarrantly Creative. Good luck!

paper bead template 1000 × 752 - 1920 × 1080 - 3000 × 1983 - 986 × 739 - 500 × 375 - paperclip statement necklace | paper, plate, and plane I’ve had a pewter-gray jumpsuit stashed away in my closet, in want of a statement accessory. My parents’ early Christmas party this weekend was the ideal occasion to don the outfit and motivation to make my own crafty diva-on-a-dime jewelry. I decided on making a statement necklace out of less than $2 worth of paper clips from the dollar store and some leather string I’ve had stored in my craft drawer for years. Quite timely, my old leather string is a very current, trendy shade of burgundy (wines are making quite a reappearance in the fashion scene, as is every trend from the nineties). So there I am, striking a no-nonsense pose in front of my parents’ beautifully adorned tree, boldly wearing my homemade necklace, which no one seemed to guess was fashioned out of paperclips until I pointed it out. You will need 280 paperclips and 3 strings or chains of your choice material, each being 2″ shorter than the next. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Like this: Like Loading...

DIY: Paint Chip Ombre Earrings I like candy corn - but I would not dare wear candy corn-colored earrings. So I figured orange ombre can be a good substitute, you know, for Halloween festivities. It's pretty easy, takes about 15 minutes (or less) to whip up. Ready to start this project? No need to explain, right? If you want, you could also glaze it with diamond glaze or a similar paper glaze to be more sturdy and glossy.

Funky Junk Jewelry JOTW #10 | M@de by Lakshmi Hello buddies :) This week I made a Funky earring made out of pure junk. Its made of a completely surprising material :) Guess what ? Pista Shells and old resistors looted from college lab ;) See how I made these Supplies Required : Shells of one pistaTwo resistorsBell pinsEar hooksPliers and wire cutter My Method : Drill a small hole on the pista shell such that a bell pin goes through itI did this very slowly by hammering on the shell with paper weight as hammer and a small needle as nailInsert the Bell pin through this hole and bend it as shown in the picture Take the resistor. Do you like these stuff ? Like this: Like Loading...