Tag: Velcro

DIY: Velcro Patches

Never had a tattoo because you can’t commit to a design? Feel the same way about trends? Me too. I love looking at all the beautiful things designers grace the runway with every season but I can never manage to semi-permanently adopt a hot new trend. Patches have been a staple since the spring of 2016 and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. So I thought to myself, what can I do if I want to cover my things with unicorns and emojis without really committing to the trend? The answer is *drumroll* VELCRO!

Fun Fact: The word Velcro is a linguistic blend of the French words velours (“velvety fabric”) and crochet (“hook”). It’s one of those companies (yep, it’s the company name) that’s become synonymous with the product.

You can watch the video below to see how you can use Velcro to attach patches and scroll down for more details.

 

Here’s What You’ll need

Velcro

Patches

Scissors

The thing you want to put patches on

1

Cut the Velcro to the size that you need. You can cut both sides of the Velcro so that you have a matching set.

2

Peel off the backing for the adhesive and stick one piece of Velcro on the accessory or clothing and the other on the patch.

3

Now you just have to attach the two pieces like you would do with Velcro normally. Switch ’em out for different patches.

*Note that the adhesive might not stick to some materials.

Kind of a no-brainer huh? I love simple life hacks.

You can also do it with shoes:

 

 

 

Mail & Envelope Holder

By Dara

Bills, bills and more bills!  They just seem to keep coming, one right after the other.  Sometimes organizing them or just simply remembering where you placed them can get difficult. 

 For example, I have a habit of opening them after I get home and throwing them on whichever table or draw is closes to me.  I guess it’s not the best habit when I have to pay the bills on time.

I finally came to the conclusion that I need some help.  So for this week’s project, I’ve decided to make a mail holder.  I wanted to buy one from the store, but it’s a lot more fun to make it myself.  Plus the one’s at the store are so dull.  

 Materials:

  • White on white poster foam core board (Two posters glued together with a thin layer of foam in between the posters)

Above:  Poster foam core board

 

Steps:

mail_box_sizes1 <— Here’s a pdf of the measures for the mail holder that you can print and trace.

  1. Measure and trace two 2″ x 8″ on the poster foam board.  This will be for the side of the mail holder.
  2. Measure and trace 4.5″ x 10″ on the poster foam board.  This will be for the back of the mail holder.
  3. Measure and trace 4.5″ x 6″ on the poster foam board.  This will be for the front of the mail holder.
  4. Using a box cutter carefully cut the pieces off the poster foam board.
  5. Using sobo glue, glue the edge of the 2″ x 8″ onto the edge of the 10″ piece.  Repeat this on the other side as well.
  6. Then glue the 6″ edge onto both of the 2″ x 8″ piece.
  7. Let it dry for about five minutes.
  8. Then after it dries, the mail holder should be sitting up right.  Place it on top of the rest of the foam board and trace the bottom.  This will be the support for you mail holder.
  9. Using a box cutter, cut of the piece, and then glue it onto the bottom of the mail holder.
  10. Now you can spray paint the mail holder any color you like.  Remember not to put too much paint because it will dissolve the foam.
  11. Let it dry for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. After it dries, you can now decorate it using the velvet ribbon to hide the edges.  Use glue to add this on. 
  13. You can then also use glue to add on the bullion crest.
  14. Finally, add some nailheads to the top of the mail holder.
  15. Leave it dry for about 15 minutes and then add the velcro on the back so you can add it onto your wall. 
  16.  Now your mail holder is all done and ready for work.  Enjoy!