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DIY Washi Tape Pencil Toppers

19 hours agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

I can’t remember the last time I posted a washi tape craft on Zakka Life.  I do know It’s long overdue.  So today I’m sharing how to make washi tape pencil toppers.  These toppers easily slide on and off pencils.  They’re also easy to make. Supplies: Wide straws – I use bubble tea straws that […]

Life Hack: How to keep your Handbag Clean

2 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

After lots of searching for the perfect handbag (which could be a post in itself), I finally found one.  There was just one problem, this bag was made of soft leather.  In other words, this handbag could soak up dirt quicker than a toddler in a mud puddle.  That combined with me having to set […]

Printable: Speech Bubble Origami Paper

4 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This week’s printable was inspired by comic books.  I decided to leave out the common images associated with comic books.  Instead, the paper features speech bubbles and dots.  This way the paper is more versatile.  I also like that you can write your own words in the bubbles.  This origami paper lends itself well to […]

Superhero Lollipop Templates

I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for the basic superhero lollipop templates so I’m posting them again (previously posted on Zakka Life in 2011). Click here for the Superhero Lollipop Template For full directions on how to construct the Superhero Lollipops, please visit the Superhero Valentine post.

Book Review: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop( A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga) by April Vollmer Between my love for Japanese aesthetics and the arts, April Vollmer’s book Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop immediately caught my eye.  I was first drawn in by the bright print that’s on the cover of the book (one of April’s […]

Printable: Sun and Cloud Origami Paper

A couple of weeks ago I asked what origami prints you would like to see next.  Rin recommended “baby prints suitable for a nursery”.  I must admit, this was a challenge for me.  When I think of a nursery, I see pastels and animals.  However, I know nursery rooms are more contemporary now featuring greys […]

Electric Eraser Giveaway

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Have you seen these electric erasers before?  You just push the button and hold the eraser to the  paper.  The electric eraser does all the work for you. Last year they were the trendy school supply at my daughter’s school. Seeing that we’re quickly approaching the first day of school, I decided to give one […]

Printable: Vine Origami Paper

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Last week I asked what new origami prints all of you would like to see. Michelle from Mich L. in L.A. suggested a vine print.  As a result, I made a vine and leaf print with a blue and purple color palette. Click here for the Origami Vine Print I found the directions for the […]

What should the next origami print be?

3 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Every Monday, for the past nine weeks I’ve been sharing a free origami printable. I’m curious to hear what you would be interested in seeing next? Please make a suggestion in the comments. Thanks!

Printable: Origami Binder Paper

3 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This week’s origami paper is inspired by, you guessed it, back to school. More specifically, it’s inspired by doodling on binder paper.   When I was in school, my binders were always filled with silly drawings and sayings.  How about you?  Did you like to doodle?  Did you have a favorite thing to draw? Click here […]

Origami Koi Fish

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Hi everyone!  Sorry there’s no origami printable this week.  It’s been a very busy month for me.  I just returned back from LA.  It’s the second time I’ve driven there in two weeks! Instead of posting all my trips and activities on Zakka Life, I’ve been posting on Instagram.  Pictured above is a recent photo […]

Pencil Scarf Pattern Featured in Knitsy

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Some of you have been asking about the knit pencil scarf pattern I had on my old site.  I’m happy to share it’s now available in the latest issue of Knitsy. You can get the issue for free in the iTunes app store (click here).  You can also find it at My Craft Academy.

Printable: Cactus Origami Paper

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Have I ever told you about the time I ran into a cactus?  True story:  When I was in the sixth grade, my parents let me go to Mexico with my best friend’s family for a month!  Everyday we would go hiking. One day I was running down a hill that we just hiked up […]

Printable: Origami Chopstick Holder

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Have you ever heard someone say, “Itadakimasa” right before they start to eat?  It basically means “let’s eat” in Japanese. It’s comparable to saying, “bon appetit” or “thanks for the food”. With that in mind, I chose to incorporate it into the chopstick holders.  I like that it gives the chopstick cases a bold and […]

Printable: Paint Splatter Origami Paper

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Origami paper with texture and depth has always appealed to me.  Texture can add character and life to a piece compared to a flat color. With the bow (pictured above), there’s the illusion of texture with the paint spatter. This kind of print is versatile and lends itself well to folding, animals, flowers, and clothing. […]

Printable: Origami Beach Ball

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Who likes beach balls?  I designed this week’s paper to look like a beach ball when folded into the traditional origami ball.  Make them for fun or use them for decoration.  You can find the free printable plus origami directions below. Click here for beach ball printable. Your paper should look like the picture above […]

Printable: Pineapple Origami Paper

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This weeks origami print was inspired by Hawaiian Style Origami by Jodi Fukumoto.  There was a cute model for an aloha shirt in the book so I designed this pineapple paper to compliment it. Click here to get the free printable.  The copyright stamp will not show up on the actual print.

Japanese Craft Book: Rose Window

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Rose Window As I was browsing the Japanese craft book section, I noticed a new trend. Or at least, it’s a new trend to me. There were quite a few craft books for faux stained glass.  The fuax stained glass in all the books was made from cut tissue paper.  But what really grabbed my […]

Printable: Rocket Pop Origami Paper

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Every Monday I post an origami paper printable. This week’s printable is adorned with mini rocket pops.  Just in time for summer.  Get the download below, print it out, cut it out and fold it into anything you want. Click here for the free printable.

Giveaway: Paper Chains and Matryoshka Doll Sticky Notes

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Have you been to Daiso lately?  They have so many cute things.  These paper chains and sticky notes were a couple of the items that caught my eye while shopping.  As a result, I decided to purchase them for an impromptu giveaway. To enter, please share in the comments your favorite stationary or craft store. […]

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