DIY Flower Lei

We were in Hawaii for Valentine’s Day this year and decided to make some leis at home rather than going out to buy something pre-arranged. I made a trip to Wal-Mart and purchased a couple of lei needles and thread – all you need to make your very own lei! I think you could easily use a long needle found at any craft store, since it might be difficult to find a lei needle on the mainland. ¬†We collected some plumeria flowers from a tree growing in the yard for our lei’s, but you can use whatever is available at your local farmer’s market.
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DIY Modern Business Cards

I am not a graphic designer, and certainly don’t claim to be. But I do know my way around photoshop and illustrator and was able to quickly create a temporary business card. I didn’t want to use a standard template from word or office depot, as they don’t fit for a designer of any kind, so I spent a little time roaming around Michaels to see what I could come up with. I ended up finding some great craft punches by Recollections, which are offered in many different shapes and sizes. This turned out to be the perfect tool for creating DIY business cards! Check out my tutorial below, and the template is available to download for free here:

Free Business Card Template

The finished product, front & back! Sorry to blur out my phone number.

The thickest cardstock I could find was 110lb, but it still felt quite flimsy. So I simply printed the front and back on two separate sheets and adhered them together with spray adhesive. Let set for 15 minutes before punching.

Once the adhesive has set, carefully punch away!

A modern and unique DIY business card! Feel free to contact or comment with any questions.