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Phone Stand from Empty Tissue Roll -3 ways (Recycling Project)

I love catching up with my favorite programs and series. A few examples of my favorites are; Being Mary-Jane (which is back for season 4 by the way!!), Blackish (who doesn’t love Bow?) and This is Us. However, I find that with crafting, studying and housework, I barely get enough time to watch my episodes undisturbed. I have therefore learned the art of multitasking. I watch the episodes while doing other activities, i.e, cooking, dressing, putting my make up on. One sad thing about that though, I can never find a stable place to place my phone and watch while I move around, especially in the kitchen. (as evidenced by my cracked screen). Being a DIY minded girl, I got to the internet to look for ways to solve this small problem of mine without spending a lot, and I found not one, but three ways to make a  phone…

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Earphones and Cable holders: 3 ways

We all love music. I have not found a soul that doesn’t like music. I mean preferences may change but at one point or the other we all shake our heads and move our feet to a certain tune. For me, I listen to music when I’m crafting or studying, I find that it helps with concentration and well, you don’t notice time pass by when you’re singing along to your favorite tunes. I like to have it play loud most of the time but there at times I need earphones. You know, when working out, walking on the streets and even on public transport. So I always…ALWAYS have earphones in my bag, but every time I get them out of my bag, I end up using countless hours (not that much) to disentangle them! And it used to drive me crazy! Of late though, entangled earphones are the least…

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Can-Do Attitude

Hey people, Today’s DIY is soda-licious! January (njaanuary) is here with us and is it just me or does the sun feel like its only 10 meters away?! Afternoons are just unbearable and I’ve found myself asking for ice cold soda to accompany my lunches. Now, is this in line with my new year resolutions to stay fit? Well of course not (duh!) , but whoever has a problem with that can pick it up with the sun.(talk to the hand emoji) Anyway, one day as I was enjoying my cold can of coke (honestly salivating as I write this), I noticed the recycle part and I got curious cause I’m always throwing them out. I know I’m not the only one. 15 hours on Pinterest and I think I got the perfect way to recycle your soda cans, heck even your beer cans, whichever you get to first. So…

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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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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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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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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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