DIY Sunday: Heart-Shaped Origami Bookmark

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At a time of the year when everything is heart-shaped, your bookmarks should be too! What better way to celebrate your love for reading (and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit) than this origami DIY to mark your favourite page.  Follow the steps below to make your own!

Materials:

15 x 15 cm piece of origami paper

You can be creative here, and don’t have to stick to pink or red coloured paper. There are patterns, textures, and a whole lot of hues to choose from! If you’re ambitious, why not make one of each.

Instructions:

With so few materials needed, there isn’t too much that goes into making the bookmark. All you need is a little patience, practice, and this easy step-by-step video by Kawaii DIY.

Not too bad, right? By now you should all be origami masters who are ready to tackle more intricate projects. Feel free to show how your heart bookmark turned out by sharing a snapshot on twitter –tag @ThePoshDish!

Style is served!

DIY Sunday: The Jewelled Oxford Shirt

DIYshirtAn Oxford shirt is a classic, whether layered under cardigans or peeking out from cable-knit sweaters. But whichever way you wear it, the collar is often the one that stands out. So why not make it dazzle? Sow on some jewels and skip the need for a necklace  –this DIY will show you how!

Tools:

Thin clear fishing wire

Needle

Assorted flat jewels

Glue stick

Plain Oxford/collared shirt

Steps:

1. Pick out your jewels, and spend some time deciding the pattern in which you will arrange them.

2. Once that’s settled, apply glue to the back of each and stick them in the position that they will be sown. This will prevent them from moving around until they’re secured with the fishing wire.

3. Sow each one on, tying a knot at the end. Cut the thread and voila!

Layer with your favourite frock or tuck it into a skirt for instant glam.

Style is served!

DIY Sunday: Wrapping Paper& Gift Bag Wreath

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With the holiday season in full swing, we’re surely buried in mountains of gift bags, boxes,  and wrapping paper. Not to mention, all those shopping trips have left us with more bags than we’ll ever use to carry our lunch. But that doesn’t mean they have to be thrown out! Those things can come in handy for when it’s time to decorate. You can make a wreath so fantastic, the neighbors will ask for one too. Here’s how to put it together:

Materials:

Wrapping paper

Gift bags or paper shopping bags

Scissors

Thick needle & thread

Thin wire

Stapler

WREATHsteps

Instructions:

  1. With a sharp pair of scissors, cut up 7x7cm squares of your chosen papers.
  2. Scrunch up each one from the bottom, like a flower.
  3. With a thick needle, thread each one on to a string in your desired pattern. When complete, tie a knot at the end and staple the two end  papers together.
  4. Mount the finished wreath onto a circle shaped wire, by tying it with string in 4 quarter areas.

Now you’re all set to deck the halls! The wreath can look fabulous on your front door, or just as great used as a table centerpiece.

Style is served!

DIY Sunday: Document Clip Bookmarks

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Make your mark with these document clip bookmarks! Yeah, you can get a paper one with your book purchase but those don’t last long. And they’re not personalized. So add some flair to your pages with this easy to make project. It’s time to say goodbye to dogears –after all, books are for reading not origami.

Here are the materials you’ll need:

1 small document clip

Ribbon, rope, shoe laces, twine, string, or any material that you’d like to use

Scissors

Scroll down for the instructions!

Bookmark2Instructions:

1. Take your material and measure the length that you would like your bookmark to be. Cut it at double that length because you are going to fold it in half.

2. Pull it through one of the clip’s loops.

3. Tie one knot in the middle, and then another to secure the material all while ensuring it remains untwisted.

And there you have it. Bookmarks to call your own.

Style is served!