Lookie What I Made

As you all know from my previous posts, these past few months I’ve been really into postcards. So far I have received 13 postcards from many places, including Tasmania, Ukraine, Germany, USA and Palembang ๐Ÿ˜€

To be honest, I was most ecstatic when I received a postcard from fellow Indonesian, there’s this ‘Holly Molly!! An Indonesian postcard!!’ย there’s this proud feeling I had when I received it. Twas’ a nice feeling..

So yeah, now I have a nice *albeit small* pile of postcard from around the world, and it made me wonder how to showcase these beautiful postcards in my room. So I made this:

fyeah commercial wall art, I'm rolling in the DIY Wave
fyeah commercial wall art, I’m rolling in the DIY Wave

I’m a fan of DIY works :]

Granted I’ve never post any DIY works I made in my blog, so prolly not many of you know of this closet hobby of mine *guilty as charged*.

But I did made this stopmotion video for mum’s birthday.
And I did made this green notebook by my self.
And there’s this DIY book I made for my friend ๐Ÿ˜€

Point is, I like getting down and complicated with sticky glue, sewing machine and busting my camera’s memory card.

Coastal Caroline in tribal wave
Coastal Carolina in tribal wave

About this wall art, it’s a simple job that cost you around 30k. I bought the fabric at jalan Solo Yogyakarta, there’s a bunch of fabric shops in that area which sells various fabrics.

This crepe fabric with tribal pattern cost me 20k for a 1×1.5meter wide.
I use two ribbons, light brown and maroon red. 5 meter each, cost around 4.5k
The pipes *there’s another one on the bottom to make sure the fabric stay rigid and won’t sway with the wind* came from private inventory
The pretty wood peg are from a store in PVJ Bandung, if I’m not mistaken it’s called Blowfish shop. I forgot how much it cost.. But you could always use IKEA standard peg and it will be fine *tho people will question the aesthetic of it*

Making this piece is an easy job. All you need to do is to sew a loop in both ends of the fabric for the pipes and Voila! What makes this particular deco tricky is the fact that crepe fabric is very light and thin. It’s a bit hard to align the fabric with the sewing machine’s needle and making sure that you’re sewing the ribbon to the fabric in a straight line.

But I enjoy the whole process and I’m happy with the result.

As you can see, it’s not finished. I planned to sew the remaining 10 meter ribbon to the fabric, but yesterday I was feeling a bit off and decided to postpone the sewing until next time.

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing this past couple of days ๐Ÿ™‚




4 thoughts on “Lookie What I Made

    1. coba aja dibuat, bisa untuk pajangan yang lain-lain juga kok
      Aku juga pernah lihat di satu situs, kayak gini ini malah dipakai untuk menggantung anting sama kalung ๐Ÿ˜€

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