I’ve been traveling a lot. Not to any place exciting, though. But when I am on the go, I often have to bring clothes to get dirty in and clothes to dress up in.
I take my flat iron a lot too because I have a habit of sleeping with my hair in a bun. I know, I have bad hair habits. Back to the travel…
I’m usually in a hurry, so wrapped up my hot flat iron and throwing it in my bag isn’t an option. I needed something safer. Which is why I needed some sort of travel pouch. Of course, I wasn’t about to buy one if I could make one that’s cheaper.
Want one? Keep reading.
Materials needed for a DIY Flat Iron Pouch
Try to get a hot pad with a loop at the top for hanging. You’ll be able to pull the cord through to hold it in place.
Step 1: sew the hot pad
Fold the flat iron in half.
Sew up the bottom and side. Leave the top open.
When you’re finished slide your flat iron through the top pocket.
You can use the loop to hold the the cord in place.
Hopefully this quick sewing tutorial can save you some money and make traveling with with your hair accessory a bit easier.
Place the glass orb over top of the leaves you’re considering.
When you’ve chosen the placement, cut or rip around the orb so that your leaf shape is round.
Step 2: glue the leaf to the glass
Add a drop of glue to the glass orb and press your leaf down firmly.
Step 3: glue the orb to the pendant tray
Glue the orb to the tray and press it down firmly.
Let it dry.
Look how cute that is! Oh, and that texture looks amazing. Now you can have the changing seasons forever. You can put it on a necklace, bracelet or hang it from your Christmas tree. What a fun way to remember autumn.
I’d love to know what you think! Leave your feedback in the comments.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I have a big lip balm addiction collection. I’ve been using the stuff every day for years. Long enough that my lips no longer produce moisture on their own. I wish I was joking.
My shameful collection
If people asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I’d tell them lip balm because I’ll definitely use it and it’s cheap. But how cheap is it really? Prices range from $2-$5 depending on how picky you are. I’m picky. So we’re looking at the $5 end of that range.
About a year ago I decided to try making my own, not only because it’s practical but also because it’s more affordable than $5 a tube. I started with a peppermint lip balm. I like that flavor a lot, but it’s also potent so I can smell just how much I’m using. It was a good starter batch.
Now, all of those are gone and I’m ready to make more! Since fall is here and I’m not quite ready to let go of summer’s warmth and fruity flavors, I decided to make some grapefruit flavored lip balm to get me through the winter.
It was a very successful DIY project and if you’d like to make some of your own, you can follow my tutorial below.
I do not have a craft to post today, because this past week was the first week of InkTober!
InkTober is a drawing challenge that was initiated by an artist that wanted to get better at drawing with ink. He dedicated time every day for the month of October to improve that skill. That challenge is accepted by artist everywhere, including myself, from Oct 1-31st.
I’d love it if you would join us! Artists are sharing on all social media platforms using the hashtag #inktober or #inktober2016.