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DIY: Travel & passport organiser.

Hey guys! So ive been thinking (and getting excited!) about our trip to the US and decided some DIY’s are in order! So first up is a passport holder. I love having heaps of space for tickets, pens, maps and of course thy passport! Here is one that I made out of an old book…

Supplies needed: An old book, any lace or ribbon strip, hot glue gun, craft knife and metal ruler.

First I gutted the book out with a craft knife and metal ruler. I left the two end pages which I then cut to size to cover the centre of the book (see photo 2, 3 & 4). I used a hot glue gun to secure this.

Next I hot glued a piece of pleather (found at any craft store) to the front and inside. Make sure you leave about a centimeter either end. This will get covered up later with one of the pockets so dont worry if its a bit messy on the inside! Using one of the cut out sheets of paper I hot glued the edges to the book and cut accordingly- this is where my passport fits! You can add the same on the other side or, like me, make a smaller pocket using the same technique. For the pen holder I used some of the same paper and glued either edge to the inside spine.

Clean up any edges by using a craft knife. Voila! Im thinking a matching bag tag of some sort may be in order…! xo Bec

Phone Photo Friday!

Friday again! This week has been full of lots of fun DIY’s and getting stuck into more drawings for the Clouds of Colour Etsy store. Im also getting into photographing places around my hometown to show you all- alot of kiwi landscapes and animals so keep an eye out! Hope you all have an exciting weekend planned :) xo Bec


DIY: Birthday card & fabric flower giftbox.

It was Arlo’s mums birthday yesterday! I bought her jewellery and decorated this box in sweet wee fabric flowers which I found the DIY for on Pinterest. Also, do you remember the card DIY I did for mothers day? Well here is a birthday version of it! I used the same technique, just added more to it including the DIY stamps I made. We are organising a wee party for her tomorrow so I am off to find supplies…some sweet as DIY’s to come! Have a lovely day xo Bec

Mother Day DIY idea: Cross Stitch Cards.

Helllooo again lovelies! Mothers Day is just around the corner so Ive been thinking up some home DIYs to share. Here is a simple card I made using cross stitch!

Supplies needed: Heavy weight card, needle and thread…thats all!
First I sketched out my design with pencil, then with the needle I punched holes along the lines making it a lot easier to stitch. Stitch your design on and youre done! Too easy right? xo Bec