Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zipper Bracelet // DIY // Repurpose October

I'm afraid of fire. 

Kinda funny that I'm a Chemistry major and, well, we have Bunsen burners.

Anyways, what does my fear of fire have to do with crafts? You'll need a lighter or a candle or matches or a blowtorch (pick your poison) for this one!

And it takes literally five minutes.



We're finally down to the last week of REPURPOSE OCTOBER! How sad! Of course, I will always be posting new DIYs each week (that is, after all, the purpose of this blog!) but I have really enjoyed trying to be extra creative and repurpose things!

Don't forget to keep sending in your repurposed crafts for a feature post of my favorites at the end of the month!


I have seen this done a few other places before, but I can't seem to pinpoint the original creator. If that is you, feel free to send me an e-mail and I'll post a link to your site for credit!

Ready to learn how? Read on!
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Studded Leather Foldover Clutch // DIY // Repurpose October

I hope you all enjoyed last week's Twister Board Raincoat! If you missed it, be sure to check it out here. Seriously. Go do it.

Continuing with the REPURPOSE OCTOBER series, I have an awesome project for you all today.

A Studded Leather Foldover Clutch!

And it's lined. That's class right there, folks.



How is this a repurposed item? Those "studs" in the clutch are office supply store brads! Easily accessible and cost effective!


Don't forget to keep sending in your repurposed project ideas to elementalcarbon12(at)gmail(dot)com! I will be making a feature post at the end of October with my favorites!


Yes, it has a zipper, but I promise it's not scary! (I didn't even use a zipper foot...gasp!)

This tutorial can also be used to make a non-studded, non-pleather foldover clutch! (But what's the fun in that, right?)

Ready to learn how you can make your own? Read on!
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Twister Board Raincoat // DIY // Repurpose October

Freaking Pablo, this project is seriously the bomb diggity.

In the continuation of my REPURPOSE OCTOBER series, today we will be making a Twister board raincoat!

Yep. A raincoat. From a Twister board.

BOOM.

Ya heard me.



This would also make a cool Halloween costume!

Don't forget to be e-mailing me your repurposed item crafts during the entire month of October! I will be making a feature post of my favorites at the end of the month, which is a fantastic way to get some great exposure!



My mom got me three (yes, three!) Twister boards from yard sales for about a buck each. This whole coat only took one board, though, so now I have some Twister boards left to play around with!


Ready to learn how? Read on for more!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monopoly House Pendant // DIY // Repurpose October

It's here! It's here! REPURPOSE OCTOBER has finally arrived and I am so excited to share all of these awesome repurposing projects with you! 

I know you've been waiting on the edge of your seats for this. 
C'mon, you know you have, don't deny it!

Today for the first week of REPURPOSE OCTOBER, we will be making these really cute necklace pendants from the houses/hotels that belong to a special edition of a Monopoly board game!



Don't forget to keep sending in your repurposed item crafts during the entire month of October via e-mail! I will be making a feature post of my favorites at the end of the month.


The houses come from a special edition of a Monopoly game that my mom got for me at a yard sale. If you can't find similar houses to these and still really want the necklace or pendant, I have them for sale in my Etsy shop!

You can find the listing for this in my Etsy shop here.

Read on to find out how to make them!

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