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

Ice Cream Sticks #2: Arrow Bookmark

DIY Tutorial: Ice cream Stick Arrow Bookmark | @onelmon

Hello! We are back for the second craft from the ice cream sticks series. This week we are making a bookmark! (Again??) I know, it’s not a secret that I love making bookmarks. If you love bookmarks, you can check out other bookmark’s tutorials that I’ve made so far. For today, just take out your ice cream sticks and let’s start making! 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

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