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PROJECT DIY | Chain Link Camera Strap.

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I love the latest DIY from Project DIY as part of their Film Noir collection... It's a DIY camera strap, that can also be turned into a belt. Pretty cool. It was actually just going to be a belt but then I insisted they make it so that it could be either. I just got my box and did one up quickly. Of course, I need all these straps, since I have about 10 cameras now.  The kit also comes with another project, a charm bracelet, and they all can be linked up together. Instructions are HERE. I hate being in pictures. But here you go! Friday is the last day to order this  PROJECT DIY box, and you … [Read more...]

DIY // How To Make Block Print Napkins.

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This is one of my favorite DIY's ever, because it came out so damn awesome looking. A few months ago, I collaborated with Apothic Wines on three cocktail inspired DIY's. The first was the lucite and leather handle tray... this is the second one. I used their rubber corks to create a stamp, and then made some pretty amazing block print napkins, if I do say so myself. They look SO LEGIT. Here's how I did it. YOU WILL NEED: Cork or rubber stamp maker Pen X-Acto knife or rubber carving tool Stamp Pad (Uninked is an option, then you can make your own colors) Instructions: 1. Start with … [Read more...]

M&J Trimming launches Project DIY!

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It's funny how sometimes you end up with someone who is kinda in your industry... (Like how Crystal from Rue married a guy whose family runs the amazing furniture line Palacek?) Well, its not a secret that my husband's family owns the DIY mecca known as M&J Trimming for the past 70+ years. Although I was making hook rugs and braiding lanyard as a grade schooler at summer camp, when I married David 7 years ago, the term "DIY" barely existed. (Of course, I still milked him for all the free shit I could get, he would bring me home crystals on dates. I once glued thousands of tiny crystals to … [Read more...]

DIY: Leather & Lucite Tray.

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  Hey guys! Today I'm excited to finally unveil one of 3 DIY's that I created in a sponsorship with Apothic Wines, a California based wine maker that is known for their signature blends. The DIY's range in complexity, but we figured we would start with the simplest and work our way up! They are all things you can make at home, and that relate to entertaining and wine culture. The first one is a lucite tray with leather handles.  Lucite is one of my favorite materials to play with: its elegant in its simplicity while also being very modern. Because lucite is basically plastic, I love … [Read more...]

DIY: Bri’s Tumbling Block Gold Leaf Table.

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Do you guys remember Bri Morris's awesome blog called Me, You and a Wiener Dog? The blog was hilarious, plus Bri is a genius and meticulous DIYer. Anyway, she shuttered her blog and doesn't miss it (!!!) but we still keep in touch via instagram. I saw her process shots of this amazing piece and asked her to share it with us on Sketch42! Here is what she did to make this bad boy: The inspiration came from cube patterned ables she had seen on 1st Dibs. The tumbling cube pattern has been popular in design forever... First, she made a small stencil by using tracing paper on her iPad and then … [Read more...]