DIY: Make a fab tote from plastic bags

An eco-friendly project by blackfrangipaniblackfrangipani eco-friendly tote

When I was faced with a big stash of plastic bags, I decided to reduce my carbon footprint and turn them into something useful. I made a tote. Fashionably upcycled from plastic bags, it has become the bag I carry when I shop. And when I traveled to Maldives, it became my trusty beach bag.

This tote was featured in the press recently. Here’s the tutorial that came with it. I hope you’ll have fun making one for yourself. Continue reading

blackfrangipani eco-friendly tote featured in press

blackfrangipani Eco-friendly tote feature in press

Hey guys! I have some good news to share: my eco-friendly tote was recently featured in The Straits Times, Singapore’s leading newspaper. I’m so thrilled about it. Soon, I shall be posting the tutorial that comes with the feature. Watch out for it.

DIY Tutorial: From Matchboxes to Stunning Dresser

Stunning miniature matchbox dresser tutorial by blackfrangipani

I like playing makeover artist with matchboxes and I hope you enjoy it too. Remember the matchbox chests I made? Well, I’ve taken a step further embellishing and transforming one of them. This time round, I turned my beautiful chest of drawers into a stunning dresser; complete with a “mirror” and an indulgent number of “perfume bottles” on the dresser top.  I’ve added a cup and saucer charm for a whimsical touch and a tassel for more drama.

Let’s get started on how to create this dresser.

Please note that this tutorial continues from previous tutorials – DIY: Beautiful miniature chest made from matchboxes tutorial and DIY: How to embellish your miniature matchbox chest. Continue reading