That’s right. No point saying any more. The headline says it all. We have all sorts of bits and bobs to put around your neck made from everything recycled, all this week!
Today we’re doing a delicate DIY rhinestone necklace.
Ladies with long necks, rejoice.
You love your girlfriend, sure. But if you also love the environment, here’s how you can do something for both.
So this Friday as you set out to impress your lady love with a bunch of red roses, make sure the packaging is not plastic.
While red roses are an acceptable cliché, girls love a guy who makes an effort. So wrap your flowers in this hand-made flower wrapping paper.
You Will Need:
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Poster Ink In The Colour Of Your Choice
Dip the cookie cutter in poster ink and make a pattern.
Wrap up your flowers with a coir rope. Trust us, it looks elegant as hell!
Hand it to your girlfriend or the girl you like.
Sit back and wait for your French Kiss.
If you can’t give it to her personally, deliver it on cycle through an eco-friendly messenger service. http://www.cyclercity.com/ (This only works in Bangalore).
Material Girls’ Tip: Enjoy your Valentine’s Day! :)
Skirting that thin line between sentimental and non-committal is this notepad with an appropriately edgy Penguin cover.
Penguin covers are our absolute fave when it comes to book cover design. So we photo-shopped our feelings onto the cover design and created this dinky little notepad.
Things You Will Need:
A line that you’d like to write
We requested our friend to add this line on an existing layout. As we posses no art directorial skills WHATSOEVER!
We then took a print and pasted the same on chart paper.
After stapling together used sheets, we glued ‘em on to the existing board.
Our book was ready.
Here are a bunch of sample lines you could try:
I’m kinda probably sorta interested in you.
Screw this. Let’s hook up.
Sex. E. Beast
I think you have a great brain too.
I.N Tell Ectual
That’s our cat sunning himself with the book.
That’s a still from the glorious movie ‘Her’ again with the Penguin colour scheme. The protagonist plays a letter writer at beautifulhandwrittenletters.com Seemed like a perfect fit for our first Valentine’s day post.
Material Girls’ Tip: You could also make cards, with a similar cover.
It’s the 21st of the month. Wallets are running thin, bank accounts are as good as empty. Life is a bit dull and dreary. Christmas is gone. New Resolutions are forgotten or ignored. The fat has started to gather around all the wrong places again. And in all this trauma, how can you be expected to carry a old dowdy bag eh?
So you go shopping. And then you realize everyone has bought all the stuff that you wanted to buy. And that gorgeous bag you like and no one owns is obviously not on sale (it’s new season stuff).
This is where we come in. Bag Savers Ltd.
If the name didn’t say so already, we save bags. Like this one;
We made these cute little tea cups for personalised messages this week.
These tea cups are perf. for casual afternoon parties. Or maybe even brunches. You could doodle a theme on them or write the name of the person you’re serving the tea to. It makes for a thoughtful personal gesture.
This headline and this amazing storage rack are sent in by Megha Ramesh. Megha, has a quirky, colourful style and this rack or space brings it out
perfectly. For the stalkers: Megha is the one with the bob in that little photo on that table.
So Tejali Shete; friend, Creative Director, dimple brandisher and maker of somewhat phallic lamps, sent us this idea. Moving into a new house has set Tejali on a string of really fun DIY experiments and we love this one best. :)
We might sound like a broken record, but humph, you could totally make this one at home. ;)
You Will Need:
An old record
Get your carpenter to pierce through the front of the record and attach the rest.
Tejali melted the center by heating a hole, using a match-stick.
We recommend using a push-pin, if you fear fire. (We do).
It would however, be simplest to hand this over to your local watch-maker and get it done in a matter of minutes. :)
Material Girls’ Tip: Use bright, pop colours like Tejali has for the watch hands if you have a funky home. Or go with serious vintage watch hands for an eclectic, quirky clock.