I love DIY projects. I lurve them, I loave them, I luff them.
Maybe it's the girl scout in me.
Necklace I made using plastic lanyard, some beads, stickers and an empty film canister. Accents my nylon windbreaker nicely.
[Side note: Remember film canisters? God, I used to hoard those things. And they smelled kind of chemical-y and cool. How amazing and sad that kids these days have no idea what they are...]
A few weeks ago, I was in a store that had a variety of items made from recycled newspapers. They also had these woven coasters made out of old magazines. For like $25. And I looked at them and thought, "I can do that."
So I did. I admit, I had to Google it because I wasn't sure just how to get it started. But after I figured out how to put the first two pieces in place the rest just fell together.
I started by gathering different magazine pages with the same color schemes. Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Greens, Blues, Purples, Pinks, Blacks and Whites. Each page gets cut in half lengthwise.
Then folded in half, and then into thirds.
Then weave away.