Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Emergency Kit

Hello Lovelies,

This is the introductory post of a new feature: Tutorial Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will offer a clever found how-to, or muster up one myself! Since I’m blogging from my sister’s apartment for the next few days (helping her out with the new baby) today’s TT will be found. :)

In the clutch: An emergency pot-holder kit.

We’ve all been there, out somewhere when we find we’re missing the singular thing that we need so desperately. An Advil for our post-party headache, the spare key you lent to your roommate, a fem. product to fend off our friend who arrived early, a band-aid for the blister about to form on the back of your heel… the list goes on. Well thanks to Jennifer, Jamie and Jodie at Eighteen25, I have a simple fix.

It’s a too-freaking-cute clutch made from a pot holder, button, ribbon, some snack sized zip lock bags and a tiny measure of elbow grease.

First find or buy an attractive pot holder (preferably with a handy outer hand pocket). Tip: Target always has a good selection of home goods.

Second, get out your sewing kit ( or machine ), a button and some ribbon. Sew your button in the center of the outer front of your soon to be emergency kit. Then loop your ribbon, crossing the two ends, and sew a simple line across, securing the ribbon.

  

Now lay the pot holder flat, inside up and grab your zip lock bags. With the zip edge on the outside, place one bag on one side of the pot holder. The other edge of the bag will probably overlap at the center or the pot holder. Tape the outer edge of tha bag down to keep it from sliding.  Repeat on the opposite side. Continue alternating sides with the bags until you’ve used ten bags. Next sew a line down the middle of the pot holder, securing all ten bags where they overlap.

 

Now fill your baggies with your emergency kit necessities.
Suggestions? Advil, Tylenol, fem. products, bobby pins, an extra hair tie, mints, a small compact, band aids, tweezers, an extra two bucks, a pen, a mini bottle of mouthwash, a mini sewing kit. Whatever floats your boat. :)


And there you have it. An emergency kit for your post-party pull it together, your  interview saver, the on the go medicine cabinet.

Hope you like and special thanks to eighteen25!

xoxo,
-E

Need more help? More detailed instructions here!

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Wrapping Woes Be Gone

Hello  all,

I’m sure you’ve probably come across these new-fangled-contraptions in you’re own blog browsing. They’re called furoshiki wraps. They’re pretty pieces of fabric you tie around gifts in the place of wrapping paper.  All over the internet, these things are pretty simple to use, adorable, and perhaps most importantly, Eco-friendly. What they are not, is always easy on the wallet. They range from $6 bucks for smaller plainer wraps, to upward of $100 for larger designer cloths.

Here, at Uncharted Style, Michelle whipped up a DIY version perfect for father’s day. I think the print is just the right dose of masculine.

If you like, head on over to Uncharted Style for the easy to follow how-to. For an environmentally friendly obsessed pal, this trick will feel like an extra gift (as wrapping should feel).

Thanks Michelle! I love these things, but I never even considered making them myself! Duh!

Enjoy!

xoxo,
-E