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Accessories, Gifts

Back To School: Pencil Cases

The 3rd and final day of  DIY Back to School is here:) In case you missed the first two, it all started by this revamp of the super comfortable Bata Ngomas and then DIY number two was some really pretty and durable fabric bookmarks. For this last bit, I made these trendy no-sew pencil pouches using jeans. I like these cause I’ve tried washing them and the glue holds perfect. Without wasting any more of your precious time, What you’ll need: Old Jeans- or any other fabric you may want to use Hot glue gun+ Hot glue sticks/ Fabric Glue/ Conta Glue Zip- depending on the size of the pouch you want Iron box- you don’t have to use this if your fabric is a sturdy one Pair of Scissors Pins (optional)   Bad and Boujee Start by figuring out the size you need and cut out two equal pieces,…

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Accessories, Gifts

Back To School: Fabric Bookmarks

It’s day two of DIY Back To School up in here and today we’re talking books. Not ati the actual books, (we’ll come to that) but the accessories to the books. I’m making bookmarks! Last year I did these tea-cup bookmarks out of paper and they looked super adorable. I had one problem with them though, paper is not as durable as I wanted it to be. I had to make other ones after like 3 months. There’s no problem with these ones though, these ones are perfect and way more durable cause I made them using fabric. What you’ll need: Scraps of fabric- I used bits of soft leather, hard leather and jeans. Fabric Glue – this costs around Ksh 75 in most fabric shops in the CBD. You could get yourself a tube as you head home even:), you know what, do it! I dare you. Pair of…

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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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