2-in-1 Bow

DIY Tutorial: 2-in-1 Bow | @onelmon

In case you missed it, I made a double bow tutorial the other day and today I’m sharing yet another bow tutorial! It’s a double color or 2-in-1 bow! The steps are quite similar to the previous one (both are super easy and need just a small scrap of fabric to make) but they are different but still cute in their own way. You can use any fabric combination that you like, of course but for this tutorial, I used felt as the fabric just to make it easier to see. Join along and let’s make some bows! Continue reading

Snapshot Necklace

DIY Tutorial: Snapshot Necklace | @onelmon

A few days ago I saw a lady wearing a cartoon character necklace in the station and I thought it was kinda cute. But hey, why not make it funnier and more fun by using a real image of a person instead? I have 2 sisters that are very fond of doing jumping shots and I thought those shots could work well for this accessory. Of course you can use a standing (still) photo of yours but I think a shot with two hands up or any other gestures would make cuter necklaces. Let’s jump to the easy how-to!

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Pressed Flowers

DIY Tutorial: Pressed Flowers | @onelmon

Sakura season is over in where I’m living now actually, but because this craft took a bit of time (the waiting part!!), I can only manage to share this post this week. So, this is my very first spring in my entire whole life. I’ve been living in tropical 2-season countries for the past 25 years so I’m very excited with the transition from the cold winter to the warm spring season :) As a memento for my first spring, I collected the sakura flowers just as they are about to wither (they have a relatively short blooming season, only a week or two) and turned them into pressed flowers. They are pretty as bookmarks (oh yes, another bookmark for me!) or they are great for table display too! Continue reading

Spring Bookmark

DIY Tutorial: Spring Bookmark | @onelmon

As a proud bookworm, I’ll never get enough of bookmarks, which is one reason why I’m still not getting myself a kindle ;-) To welcome the spring (and match the atmosphere), I made this flowery bookmark this week. I so wanted to use real flowers for this but I’ve yet to learn the alchemy on how to prevent flowers from wilting so thank you plastic flower for being here to fill the gap. I bought a stick of sakura (with a few branches and flowers in different sizes) which is now on sale because the blooming session is almost over. So, are your ready to prettify your book with some flowers? Continue reading

Bead Button Necklace

DIY Tutorial: Bead Button Necklace | @onelmon

Do you have a lot of random beads from broken bracelets or necklaces and random spare buttons that were clipped inside your shirts or trousers? I have, lots of them. I always keep the spare buttons even though I have donated the shirts like 8 years ago. Just like the toilet roll, I can’t seem to throw them away because who knows when Pinterest will show me amazing projects that need them. So here was I a few days ago, trying to put these buttons and beads with no master into some use. So, are you ready to join me in transforming these lonely little tinkrets into a simple and cute necklace? Continue reading

Ink-Splattered Wrapping Paper

DIY Tutorial: Ink-Splattered Wrapping Paper | @onelmon

When giving someone a present, do you buy the whole package from a gift shop complete with the fabulous wrapping or are you the type that DIY everything from handmade gift to personal greeting card? If you are reading this post, chances are you ARE a DIYer, crafter, or someone who loooooves things handmade and guess what? With only a few basic materials, you can make your gift even more personal by making your own wrapping paper. Read on to see how! Continue reading

Pocky Memo Box

DIY Tutorial: Pocky Memo Box | @onelmon

Nothing beats the feeling of coming home after being away for some time. It feels great to be able to gather with the family and eat all the food you have been missing for (my to-do list whenever I visit a place always has something to do with food). So here I am, back home from Japan for a short holiday before the new term starts next month and I bought a few boxes of Pocky sticks with different flavors that are not available in my hometown with me (not the one I used for this tutorial, strawberry flavor is one of the most basic flavors). I love Pocky’s box packaging and thought that it could make a great memo box. Continue reading