DIY Onigiri Coin Purse

Onigiri are rice balls wrapped in seaweed, and I think they are both tasty and cute 🙂 Their round shape inspired me to create this coin purse tutorial. Instead of filling your onigiri with dried plums or shrimp, you can instead stuff it full of coins and the miscellaneous debris that gathers at the bottom of your purse. Continue reading

T-Shirt Transformation: DIY Sailor Girl Uniform

As Halloween approaches (only 1 week left guys!), I want to share a tutorial that uses very basic materials and is relatively quick and simple.  This sailor girl uniform only requires two tshirts; no super fancy fabrics or materials required! You can make this a cute and girly costume, or you can unleash your inner Japanese horror movie, Grudge-style schoolgirl. Continue reading

Gintama “Elizabeth” Snoodie

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This snoodie is probably one of the funniest and oddest things that I have ever made.  I made it in honor of a friend’s birthday, and it was inspired by one of her favorite characters, Elizabeth, from the anime Gintama.  I thought it would be funny if it looks like Elizabeth is eating your face when the hood is on, and the end result was an interesting snood hoodie 🙂 Continue reading

Moon Festival DIY: Bunny Plush and Moon Cake Plush

Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! For those of you who don’t know, the Moon Festival is celebrated during the first full moon of September and is a time to appreciate family and eat delicious foods. In honor of this holiday, this tutorial teaches you how to make a white bunny plush and a moon cake plush! Continue reading

DIY Wire Headband

Bunny, bunny , bunny ears! This cute wire headband can be twisted into adorable bunny ears or a simple bow.  I love how it easily dresses up a hairstyle and adds a unique and personalized touch.  It’s very retro, very girly, and quite a simple DIY.  The project takes about 30 minutes total, and it is a fun way to use up old fabric scraps 🙂

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Hamtaro Beanie

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Do you have those friends that remind you of certain animals?  Like you just know what their spirit animal is, even though they refuse to accept it? I have one friend who is just so small and cute and reminds me of Hamtaro the Hamster (and he constantly denies it).  In honor of his birthday this past week, I made him a Hamtaro beanie.  It’s warm and fuzzy and perfectly captures his cuteness 🙂  Continue reading

DIY Totoro Beanie

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Totoro, the big lovable forest spirit featured in Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!!) is a classic and cute costume for any sort of anime or comic con.  This tutorial teaches you how to make a cute Totoro beanie, complete with side flaps to keep your ears warm. One of the flaps even has a little zippered pocket to hold all your must-have items!

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