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Back To School :Fabric Covered Bata Ngomas

Happy New Year!:) I sure hope your Christmas and New Years’ celebrations were filled with pure bliss and love. I’m still adjusting to the new year and month and basically every other thing that is new, (well apart from me, still the same old me). December was pretty intense with the results of all national exams being released way earlier than usual and for some people that means campus is a couple of months away! And that’s a pretty big change I understand. It doesn’t have to be though, at least not when you’ve got your DIY skills in check and you know that’s what I’m here for. For those that are not freshmen and are going back to school, this sem doesn’t have to be dull and boring. That’s exactly what this post is about. School for me is all about comfort. I mean you have to be able…

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Jewelry for Corporate Official Wear Pt 2| Sheeart

Jewelry for Corporate Official Wear Pt 1| Sheeart Part 2 of the office jewelry series is here! Shee (once again) is sharing a ring tutorial with us! I mean, it’s about time, right?So, What you need; Wire. A thicker gauge works better Round Nose Pliers Flat Nose Pliers Mini bottle perfume or any other container with a small diameter will do too I talked about the tools used here in a previous post.    How; Measure your wire about 10 cm or the length of the pliers you are using and cut it using your wire cutters Wrap the wire around the perfume tube or your container. A simple trick to finding your perfect container is to use a ring you already own and try to push it through the tube. Where it fits perfectly, that’s around the are where you should wrap the wire   Coil your edges, using…

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Jewelry for Corporate Official Wear Pt 1| Sheeart

Hello hello people:) October is gone! It was 1st October just the other day man?! However, I’m excited because Shee (sister from another mother) is sharing another tutorial with us. You know how I like doing things myself?  Well,  that applies to jewelry, as evidenced by these feather earrings and this leather tassel necklace, to name a few. Over the  years ,(just 2) I’ve been able to make casual jewelry over the years and it’s always bothered me for a long time that I’ve not been able to make jewelry that I can wear to work. That changed when I met Shee, the Jeweler. The rumor out there is that one cannot wear crafted jewelry to work but with the steps she’s going to share with you below,  you’ll be one step closer to creating beautiful pieces that you could wear to work!:) What you need; 1.Flat beads.  These can…

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Casual Work Jewelry: DIY Name Bracelets|SheeArt

DIY Name Bracelets #DIY name bracelets in the making A lady that’s talented, passionate, fun and drop dead gorgeous (OMG you guys she is flawless!!). That’s what I’d say if anyone asked me about Agnes Wanjiru from Shee Art. You take a look at her blog and her social media sites and you know she’s not just your usual jeweler. An actual screenshot from her Instagram for proof. I got lucky to work with her on a collabo project and I had the best time of my life. For the next couple of posts she will be guiding us on different types of jewelry one can wear to work, both in the casual and corporate world. Today though I am honored to have her share a tutorial of one of her bestselling items right here on this blog! (*cue happy dance!*).  Incase you’re wondering, yes you can wear this type…

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Gifts

How to: DIY Organic Coconut Honey Lip-balm|DIYbyMoe

DIY Organic Coconut Honey Lip-balm|DIYbyMoe Hey,  I know it’s been a while since I engaged y’all.  This is the case because for the past month I’ve had a lot on my plate. Also,  I wasn’t really organized enough to fit all my activities on said plate, so one aspect of my life had to suffer, that being my blog and hence you my dear readers. I’m sorry, I’m back now and about to blow your minds with all the DIYs I have lined up *if all goes well*. As I was busy-beeing, I got some beautiful people to review some of the organic products I’ve been concocting and I’ve received nothing but positive reviews. See I have a vision to create all-organic beauty products that will be safe for my skin and general whole being. I want to tell you the reason I’m doing this is cause I don’t want…

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Recycled Plastic Bottle Bracelets|DIYbyMoe

I love recycling and reusing. I loved recycled stuff, If I can get more than one way of reusing anything,you best believe I’m doing it. I’ve been collecting water and soda bottles I’ve used for the  past week and I also asked my family members not to throw away theirs and I used them to make recycled friendship bracelets for my sister and her friends. She absolutely loved making them with me as this is a safe-to-do project with kids. What you’ll need: Plastic bottles Masking tape Knife or pair of scissors Iron box Nail polish OR Acrylic paint How to: The procedure for this is quite easy actually. You need to cut out desired size of rings from the bottle. The 500 ml bottle is ideal for tiny hands, like a child’s. Use the 1 litre bottle for adults. Use the masking tape to map out what you want…

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How to: Glue Gun Crafts #2- Glue Gun Key holders|DIYbyMoe

Glue Gun Key holders|DIYbyMoe Good Morning, I’ve finally posted! Its been a bit busy and I know I haven’t posted as much as I want to but I’ll try keep up, ey? This project was so much fun and simple to do and it was inspired by my small sister. She keeps losing her school locker keys and when mom asked her she said “I just don’t like how the key holder looks:(” lol. I decided to make her and the whole of my fambam customized key holders,using Hot Glue! This is a continuation of my last glue gun crafts where I made hot glue gun phone cases. In case you missed that, click here. Without wasting any more time, let’s dive right into it. What you”ll need: Key rings/ Large Jump rings Hot Glue gun and sticks Aluminum foil Nail polish How to: Plug in your hot glue gun….

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Glue Gun Crafts #1: Glue Gun Phone Cases|DIYbyMoe

Glue Gun Phone Cases|DIYbyMoe Glue Gun Phone Cases looking so fly. It’s August!:) time sure does fly. I hope the new month is treating you well and that you’re all doing fine. I am amazing and I want to thank you guys for your feedback on my last post, the one on crafting tools. I like that I can be of assistance when it comes to all things DIY, cause that’s all I’m about, so hit me with the questions, comments or suggestions when you can, I would really love to hear them. Also, you could subscribe to receive blog posts straight to your mail. (I’m not going to spam your inbox. Scout’s Honor ). I’ve talked about this specific project for two blog posts now and it’s high time I shared with you how to make these hot glue gun phone cases. I like these cause it’s very unlikely you…

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Basic Crafting Tools

Basic Crafting Tools Hey Guys, Lately I’ve been receiving questions on some of the #DIY-ing/ Crafting tools I use and that’s what today’s post is all about. The problem is that most people here in Nairobi don’t have the slightest idea on where to get these tools! However though, all of these crafting tools can easily be found in Nairobi’s CBD at very affordable prices. The best part is, you don’t have to keep buying these as they are really durable. I bought most of these about 5 years ago when I started crafting and I still have them to date. It’s an investment worth making. Below is a list of crafting tools that I own and would recommend for anyone Hot Glue Gun This is the staple of all crafters. It uses glue sticks,which are a form of thermoplastic adhesive commonly supplied in solid cylindrical sticks of various diameters…

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Taking Stock 1

Hey guys, My first taking stock!! I am pretty excited as you can tell. I just can’t believe I made it six months! six months people! I’ve always wanted to share what truly makes me happy,(#DIYing does make me really happy),but every time I started posting, there was no motivation to continue. Well now I’ve made it this far and I have God and you guys (my readers) to thank for that. So today I want to take time off the usual business and tell you guys more about me, Moe, founder of DIYbyMoe, a blog that’s all things DIY. I got this template from ThisisEss because she’s bomb and her growth continues to inspire me everyday. Here goes… Making; hot glue gun phone cases:) I love how 3D they look and I can have whatever color of phone case I want. 30 minutes is such a short time considering they…

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