DIY: Tote Bag Decoupage

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Alright! We have to be productive guys! Do what you like and make it happen!

YESS!

 

Hahaha. Okay, now we are continuing to craft.

It’s been awhile since the end of last year I posted about how to make embroidered christmas necklace. Now we’re gonna talking about decoupage!

Recording to Wikipedia, Decoupage or Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Commonly, an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers.

But we’ll try it something different here. We’ll gonna do it on a tote bag. Come!

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Here is what you need guys. Pretty simple.

  • Tote bag
  • Pattern tissue
  • Scissors
  • Glue for fabric
  • Brush
  • Sponge
  • Water

 

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Arrange some decorative looks from pattern tissue that you have. Then, cut it into the shape that you want.

 

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Put some glue on the surface that you have planned to put the pieces of your tissues. Let it dry.

 

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After dried, put your tissue on the glued surface. Take your sponge and make it a little bit wet at the tip of its (squeeze your sponge to get not to much water on the tip. Note: just a little bit of water). With your wet sponge, press your tissue softly. Let it dry.

 

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After the surface is dried, let’s make it protected by gluing the tissued surface. Let it dry then gluing it again to varnish them.

 

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And you’re done! Now you got the beautiful canvas tote bag for your daily activities! 😉

 

Hope this will be useful for you and see you in the next tutorial! Tchzüss!

 

 

 

P.s:

Dry it using the light of the sun is much better than it dry by itself.

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Christmas Necklace DIY

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HELLO! Merry Christmas EVERYBODY! 😍

 

How was your Christmas? Merry Christmas and may you live a long and happy life filled with goodwill and friendship 🙂

And here’s my DIY for you to keep stylish through the day with a little bit signature of Christmas. Go, check this out!

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Those are the things that you need for this DIY. Yes, we’ll gonna make a cute necklace from many simple ingredients. Here’s the details for you.

  1. Cloth-paper.
  2. Embroidery thread.
  3. T-shirt or another fabric that no longer you use.
  4. Needle.
  5. Scissor.
  6. Embroidery hoop.

(for you who live in Indonesia, especially Jakarta, you could easily find those materials on traditional market that sales many fabric, like Tn.Abang)

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First, put the cloth-paper on your embroidery hoop. Then, sketch your Christmas icon on the cloth-paper using pencil. I chose Christmas tree for my Christmas icon that I framed with trapezoid shape.

And now it’s time for stitching! Stitch the cloth-paper with the pattern icon that you already sketched. I used horizontal and vertical line for mine. I also used french knot to make the little bunny lamps on the Christmas tree.

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After the pattern is closed with thread, let’s start to hide the back side of this embroidery! Release the embroidered cloth-paper from embroidery hoop. Then cut your embroidered pattern by following the shape of the pattern. Don’t forget to give space around 0.5 cm from the embroidered pattern when you cut the shape. And also you have to cut a copy of the embroidered shape for us to use it as the cover of the back side of this embroidery.

Then we stitch again the embroidered pattern with a copy of the embroidered shape to make them unite tightly.

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In the meanwhile, we have to prepare for the rope of the necklace.Take t-shirt or fabric that you are no longer use it, then cut the fabric to get 3 long ropes with the wide around 2 cm.

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After we get all 3 ropes, then we have to make those unite through a braid.

After we’re done make those unite, then we could attach braided rope into embroidered pattern. And, voila!

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Hope this is gonna useful for you. And.. Happy holiday! 😉

Padlock & Keys Coloring

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This padlock and its keys look cute right? 😋

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Hi!! Hello again 🙋
Do you know what DIY it is?
Yeah that’s right! Padlock and its keys coloring for us not to be confused with so many keys we have to secure our home sweet home. 👻

Let me tell you what do you need for make this cute one by my steps! Come!

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So, here’s what you need:
Paint, brush and varnish
(I use varnish that usually use for decoupage, haha. I don’t know if it’s gonna make the colors of paint long lasting or not, but let’s find out!)

Don’t forget the padlock and its keys too.

And here’s the steps:
1. Paint the padlock and keys with the colors that you like.
2. Let them dry for awhile.
3. Apply the varnish and let them dry again (I only use one coat to cover all the colors. I think that will be enough 💋).

And voila!

 

 

And buddies, may I introduce you to my official crafty Instagram? Haha yeah!

That is @kendut_craft!

Actually I started this account from 2015. But, I started to consistent to post photos is from this year. All the things are about art, craft, design graphic and room decorations. Of course, made by me and I also try to make something from wasted materials. There’s so many things that people throw away but actually we can still use them and make it more useful. That’s why I love recycling.

I hope I could share as many as I can about recycling and crafting with you guys!

Don’t forget to follow @kendut_craft!

 

Bye! See you again! Tchüss! 😉

DIY Business Card Box

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Heyyy!

Here I’m gonna give you a tutorial how to make business card box for your desk from wasted cardboard. It is really easy and simple. All you have to do is follow the instruction below. Check it out! 😉

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Here are the things that you need.

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Then paint the box with color that you like.

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After you have painted the box, decorate the box with sunflower seed shells.

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Varnish the box after you decorated it.

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And here it comes. A beautiful business card box ready to use.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. And if you want to seek it more, please click this sentence below. Have a nice day all! 😀

Business Card Box DIY

 

My First Decoration Project! #KUTalk15

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YEAY! I was soooo excited about that! This is my first decoration project and I was able to give my ideas freely. But for the first time, let me tell you about #KUTalk. So, Kampus Update (KU) is youth opportunities hub based on social media Twitter. They provide information about part time jobs, internships, volunteer & scholarships for college students. They also provide various informative programs such as #KUTalk and #KUChat that running continuously.

And….

#KUTalk is a series of talkshow managed by Kampus Update team every month. They invite guest speaker to share their inspiring thoughts & story and give informal workshop session for students and public.

Do you get it now? 😉

Alright. Let’s move on. So, in this project I have two friends who joined in this team too, Ammy and Rio. For this decoration I develop the main branding from KU which is blue and professional, but still fun and young. For 15th of #KUTalk, KU wanted more creation for the event’s place, wanted a lil bit decoration but still good, but low budget. Than I concepted as our team (the rest of committee of #KUTalk15) wanted with wasted stuff. And my two friends helped on the produce of all things that we need for the decoration.

Got many feedback and advice from team too. Than, here’s the result…

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I made this one for photo booth section.

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Here are the hand props!

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And beautiful sketches from Ammy Elvietta Riyani for this event’s decoration too. We hanged those up on the wall so people could see that those are who ever inspired people through KUTalk.

 

Actually, all of the stuff above not all of it wasted. There was combination from two ingredients, wasted and new stuff. The curtain I made it all from new stuff. But the hand props, there was +/- 50% wasted materials and 50% new materials.

So happy I have this opportunity and honored that the team trusted me to make it happened. Hope next time could be better than this, create more amazing works, and also use wasted materials much more but still have high quality standard. My dream is to create amazing stuff based on recycle. And this project was the part of my first movement… 😀

DIY Yakult Bottle

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Hey! How are you guys?

This week I have a loooong nice weekend from Thursday-Sunday. ABSOLUTELY, I have to use it properly. And post a nice article for sure 😉

Today I want to show you my experiment with probiotics drink bottles. I often feel bad when I have to throw something to trash but I think that something still gonna work if I do a little touch to it. So here is it, my work to the Yakult bottles. Let’s check it out!

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Yeah. These two bottles that I’m gonna work my magic to something useful and also beautiful.

Let’s get start it!

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The first thing we have to do is cut off the top section of the bottle so we can have the more big circle for the top. 

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Then it’s time for painting!

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After we done do the painting, now we are moving to varnish those bottle so the color that we applied don’t fade away.

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Let those varnished bottles dried with the sun. Then we are ready to decorate those with natural rope.

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And we are done! You can place little things like paper clips or pins inside those pretty bottles.

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Or maybe you can add some beads to decorate them. I choose to not decorate them with beads because I only have one bead for the type of beads that I want to add on those bottles.

 

I hope this DIY gonna useful for you and I can’t wait to see yours! 😀

Creativity Inside Inacraft 2016

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So last week was the week of Inacraft’s euphoria. As people known, Inacraft is an annual craft exhibition in Indonesia. The biggest craft exhibiton in Indonesia actually and last week was the 18th for this event. And yes, I did. I also got two days of that event’s euphoria. So let me tell you what I was felt there.. 🙂

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Beautiful recycled paper

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Beautiful flowers from corn husk

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Great collage from woven fabric

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We all miss our traditional culture :”

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Cute giraffes

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Scandinavian living

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The ‘jadul’ stuff

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Necklaces {I love the purple on the right side :(}

 

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He..llo..! I..am a.. ratt..an robot!

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Gunny sack dolls

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Paper recycle

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And really amazing big ‘Gunungan’

I was really amaze with all of these stuff inside this exhibition. The crafters made creativity with hard work, you can see it by yourself from their works. They made them then sell them. One thing I realize here is when you buy something, you are not only buy a thing, but you also buy the creativity of that thing.

Million creativity inside here. Creativity will always grow up and continue to be something new, fresh, and modern. Creativity has no limit.

See you next year in Inacraft 2017! 😉