Tuesday, 23 July 2013

DIY - notebooks and baskets from boxes and bags

In my opinion there are two kinds of DIY.  The kind you need to plan and shop for.  Sourcing materials like beads and paints is half the fun of these DIYs, but sometimes isn't it nice to find a DIY you can do right now, with what you have on hand?  That kind of DIY is great for an evening when there's nothing good on TV or a rainy weekend.  These two DIYs are the second type.  One uses cereal boxes and the other uses paper bags.  What attracted me (aside from the instant gratification) is how good they look considering the humble materials they are made of.  

First up - mini notebooks from a cereal box from Creme de la Craft.  Natalie specialises in upcycling everyday objects into beautiful things.  If you ever get the itch to make something, her blog should be your first stop.  See the full instructions here.

Second but no less wonderful - paper bag baskets by Sarah Lipoff of Popsugar.  This is what I'm going to use next time I need a gift basket.  I love pretty gift wrapping but I like it to cost less than the gift!  Read the full instructions here

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