DIY Recycled Water Bottle Boot Shapers Tutorial from …Love Maegan here. Really good gift idea and easy to make your own version of this using recycled plastic bottles. She’s thought of everything from the ribbon pull to pull your shapers out of the boots to decorative tassels. Filing under cheap gifts for the upcoming holiday season. *On my sidebar I have “Cheap Gift Ideas” and “My Favorites” where I try and keep track of possible gifts I can make. Also, you can search my blog (or other Tumblr blogs) by typing in www.truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/TAGGED/FAVORITES. When I used to be a DIY editor it’s how I searched blogs quickly for DIY projects.
These Altoid tin toolboxes look like miniature versions o everyone’s favourite red metal tool boxes. Perfect for Father’s day or just as a gift for being awesome. Now I just need a friend who eats Altoids.
Truebluemeandyou: Love this idea and just saw it on WIRED, but of course checked to see who else posted it. I get asked about “manly gifts” all the time and this may just make the cut. I also love altering altoids tins and post a lot of tutorials doing just that from a zen garden, pool table, vampire hunting kit, survival kit etc… here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/altoids-tin
DIY Latitude and Longitude Pillow Tutorial from Crafting Rebellion here. I don’t know how I missed these when she originally posted them, but found them on Font Crafts here. Really good gift idea for someone who is going away to college or just because. Crafting Rebellion also has a site online where all you do is type in your town’s name for the latitude and longitude.
DIY “trompe l’oeil” Canvas Tote Bag Tutorial and Template from Martha Stewart. These use tee shirt iron on transfer paper that you run through your ink jet printer. I have talked about tee shirt transfer paper so much because I’ve had great luck with the transfers holding up after being abused and laundered numerous times. You can find an example of the tee shirt transfer paper here (no affiliate links). First seen at Brooklyn Limestone here. *For hundreds more bag/tote/clutch tutorials and ideas go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/bag