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Printable: Halloween Origami Paper

4 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Now that it’s October, I figure a Halloween printable is in order.  For this origami print, I made the witches on the kawaii (cute) side.  This print is perfect for folding containers to store treats.  You can also use this printable for Halloween cards and digital scrapbooking. Click here for the printable Halloween Origami Paper. […]

Craft: Vintage Halloween Votive

Here’s a craft project I created and published back in 2012.  I don’t have a witty introduction for it.  Simply, here’s the tutorial: Supplies: Glass candle votive Tape Scissors Vintage clip art – The images that work out the best have a good amount of white space in them.  The clip art I used came […]

Printable: Ginkgo Leaf Origami Paper

One thing I miss about Connecticut in the fall are the vibrant colored leaves. Now I’m surrounded by California brown.  There are some trees here that have color but it’s nothing like the trees on the east coast. So today, I’m bringing a little fall my way and yours with this ginkgo leaf origami print.  […]

We Adopted a Pug!

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

You may have noticed there was no “origami printable” this week.  Well, there’s a good reason for that. I’ve been busy taking care of this sweet little pug.  Her name is Lilly and she’s about six years old.  We adopted her from Pug Rescue of Sacramento.  We started the process in June and we finally […]

DIY Boho Necklace

2 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Boho Necklace from the book KNITLESS: 50 No-Knit, Stash-Busting Yarn Projects by Laura McFadden, Photograph by Allan Penn If you’ve read my blog for a while now, it’s no secret I like to knit.  And like most knitters, I have a massive decent yarn stash.  Which always has me asking, “what am I going to […]

Grandma’s Biscotti Recipe

3 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This is one of my favorite recipes that my grandmother passed down to me.  When I would visit her, she would always have a large jar of this on the kitchen counter among other treats.  As a kid I would just eat it plain but now I enjoy it with tea or coffee.  This is […]

Printable: Vespa Scooter Origami Paper

3 weeks agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Raise of hands, who likes vintage Vespa scooters?  I personally have always found them charming. Perhaps it’s because I associate them with Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  So when Dessy recommended a Vespa for an origami paper print, I was on board. Since the Vespa print is larger than usual, I made the origami paper […]

Printable: Origami Paper with Coffee Cups

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

More recommendations have been coming in for the origami printables.  Thanks guys!  This coffee cup print was suggested by Colleen.  If you want to recommend an idea, leave a comment on this post or email me (jessica (at) Dessy, I’m still working on a vespa print for you   Click here for the origami […]

DIY Washi Tape Pencil Toppers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

2 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

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 months 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 months 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?

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months agoHobbies / 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

2 months agoHobbies / 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.

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