Clip-on Card Holder

DIY Tutorial: Clip-on Card Holder | @onelmon

I’m a fan of backpack bags and I use mine everyday! I prefer using a backpack because it can balance the weight on both my shoulders and it’s more unlikely to fall off. But, the downside of the bag is that whenever I need my wallet or my commuter pass, I’ll need to take it off before I can look for what I want, which is kind of frustrating sometimes when I’m in a rush (mine is a zipper type with a fold-over, double frustration!). And so I made this simple card holder to hold my train pass that I can just clip it on my backpack strap. Continue reading

Drinking Straw Bracelet

DIY Tutorial: Drinking Straw Bracelet | @onelmon

The drinking straw challenge continues! Today we are making a bracelet by beading the ‘straw beads’. For this round, you basically just need 3 simple things that you probably already have at home! Read through to learn how to make your own ‘straw beads’ and craft yourself your own unique beaded bracelet! Continue reading

Chopsticks Placecard

DIY Tutorial: Chopsticks Placecard | @onelmon

Since coming to Japan, I hardly eat anything with a spoon. Everytime I buy my meal, the cashier always inserts a pair of bamboo chopsticks into the plastic bag. Honestly, I rarely use them and just toss them into the drawer. As I’m cleaning up before the summer break, I realized that they have piled up in my drawer. So rather than leaving them collecting dust, using them as craft materials is always a good idea. Continue reading

Zipper Bracelet

DIY Tutorial: Zipper Bracelet | @onelmon

Summer is almost here everyone (yay!) and today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a bracelet from zippers with pop bright colors to brighten up your look! I saw a pack of colorful zippers sold in Daiso (¥100 shop, something similar to A Dollar store) the other day and I thought this is the chance to try my new sewing machine that has just arrived! Today’s craft will only need minimal sewing but if you don’t sew, you can always substitute all the sewing steps with glueing. Here goes the how to! Continue reading

Ice Cream Sticks #4: Photo Charm

DIY Tutorial: Ice Cream Stick Photo Charm | @onelmon

In today’s digital era, do you still print out your photos from holiday or special occasions? I did and still do. It’s just nice to have a nostalgic photo on your table when you are working or a good picture inside the wallet. So today, I’m bringing out the crafting with photo theme again for the last craft from the ice cream stick series, a photo charm that is so small that you can bring it anywhere. Continue reading

Ice Cream Sticks #3: Key Holder

DIY Tutorial: Ice Cream Stick Key Holder | @onelmon

Hi there, still in the ice cream stick craft challange, we are back for the third item today! This week, we are making a simple personalised keyring. This is great for you who live in a big family or with friends where accidentally swapped keys always happens! For those who live alone like me? Doesn’t matter, personalised thing makes everything better, right? You can even make a bunch of this for your friends too :) because it’s easy, fast, inexpensive and handmade!  Continue reading

Ice Cream Sticks #1: Hexagon Pendant

DIY Tutorial: Make a hexagon pendant from ice cream sticks | @onelmon

Last time I posted “4 things you can do with clothes pin” series here, here, here and here and this time, I’m challenging myself to make another 4-post series with ice cream sticks! Ice cream sticks are inexpensive crafting materials so I can experiment a lot with them. Here goes the first from the series, the hexagon pendant that is made out of ice cream sticks entirely! Scroll down for the how to! Continue reading