Glowing Beads

 

DIY Tutorial: Glowing Beads | @onelmon

I got this glow-in-the-dark squeeze bottle paint during a craft supplies’ sale period last month but had no idea what to do with it (it’s a bad habit of mine, purchasing things without further thinking what I would do with them). Browsing back to all the crafts I did, I stumbled upon this experimental dried paint project from last year and decided to add a little mysterious and fun twist to it with the glow-in-the-dark effect. Just in time for Halloween!
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Sanding Brush

DIY Tutorial: Sanding Brush | @onelmon

Today’s post is more like a tip rather than a craft. Do you use sandpaper a lot when you are making your artwork or craft? I recently use it a lot and I was taught how to make sanding easier so that you won’t hurt your finger… and the sandpaper. The trick is really simple, you just need to paste your sandpaper onto something flat. But as I think it’s a bit hard to hold, I add a handle to it so I can use it even easier. Here goes your sanding brush! 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

Glow in the Dark – Constellation Tumbler

DIY Tutorial: Glow in the dark - Constellation Tumbler | @onelmon

Hi there! Finally, it’s summer here and I can definitely feel the heat these days. I sweat like crazy and carry my water bottle almost everywhere to avoid dehydration. So, early this week, my water bottle finally gave in (after a heavy usage, flipping the cap open and close for umpteenth time in a day). I saw this “create your own tumbler” tumbler during the open campus at my school the other day and decided to purchase one myself. I was thinking of designing something with a ring of summer and I don’t know why but I always relate star gazing with summer. So here goes the constellation tumbler (with a little magic!) Continue reading

Human Bookmark

DIY Tutorial: Human Bookmark | @onelmon

Judging from the title, you know I’m going to bring back two things that I love the most, photo and bookmark! I think my obsession to bookmark has increased in a ridiculous pace lately because I kept thinking of making more and more (the number of books I read can’t even catch up with them). Nevertheless, I made another one again this week with a more unique and personal touch on it! Scroll down to see how to make one for yourself too! 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

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