Going somewhere? While travel is exciting and full of promise, nothing can suck the romance out of it then staring at the endless line of black luggage on a conveyor belt. Shake up your suitcase with your very own luggage tag, made by you and totally original courtesy of BLDG 25. You can use scraps of leftover fabric or leather to create your unique tag and adorn it with whatever you choose. We love the idea of a sturdy leather tag with hand painted adornments like the one on the blog, but along with the step-by-step instructions, you can also find inspiration on how to go your own way with this.
Tag: diy tuesday
This little DIY project from P.S. I Made This really struck us as something neat. Matchbooks are something we may all take for granted, but they can act as little tokens from faraway lands, favorite restaurants or a fabulous flea markets that take you back to another place and time. Now you can display your collection in the form of wall art. All you need is a shadow box (or multiple if you want to expand your collection) and push pins. Shove the pins through the matchbooks directly into the shadow box and cover when complete. It makes a great conversation piece so you can tell all of your house guests how well traveled you are. Check out the full post here.
If you didn’t make little purses out of jean pockets when you were a wee one, then you were probably a normal child playing with Barbies and/or race cars and not dreaming of a successful stint on Project Runway before the show ever existed. Well, now is your chance to get back some of those lost creative years by making your own phone case out of old jeans. It gives a whole new meaning to the term “butt dial.” Check out the step-by-step directions here on BLDG 25 and happy sewing (or gluing if we’re being realistic).
Maybe it’s our desire to spend lazy days curled up on the couch that is inspiring all of these DIY Pillow posts, but it also could be that these ideas are great and pillows are an affordable way to change a room without buying new furniture. Double props when you can make them yourself and use what you have. This Quote pillow is from the charming DIY blog Wit & Whistle and is inspired by a similar, pricier one ($149) from Vivaterra, but encourages creativity in picking a quote all by yourself. You just need a blank pillow, a ruler, a letter stencil, a pencil and a fabric marker to turn your couch into a literary oasis. Follow all the directions here. Maybe write a little love note to your Valentine this year, quote your favorite song or line from a movie. The ideas are endless.
Image via Wit & Whistle