Carbon Barcode

DIY Tutorial: Carbon Barcode | @onelmon

Today I’m gonna show you how to waste use your mechanical pencil lead to make a barcode. Frankly, the result doesn’t work with the barcode reader (most probably due to the poor arrangements of the lead) but it was a fun experiment and you can totally give this a try (with those broken lead) to make a cool, sort of geeky pendant ;) Scroll down to see the how to! Continue reading

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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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 Place Card Holder

DIY Tutorial: Drinking Straw Place Card | @onelmon

So here we are today for the final item from the drinking straw series. This time, we are using the drinking straws to make a place card holder. It’s a very simple craft and takes only a couple of minutes to make one (the card design took much longer time for me!). So, shall we get started? 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

Pencil Case Bookmark

DIY Tutorial: Pencil Case Bookmark | @onelmon

It has been a while since the last time I handstitched something. So when I saw a pencil case that is attached to a notebook in a stationery shop the other time, I thought “Hey, I can make that! (And I can use it as a bookmark too!)” It’s super easy and it takes less than 15 minutes to make one. Scroll through to see the how to!
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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

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