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 😀
To be honest, I was most ecstatic when I received a postcard from fellow Indonesian, there’s this ‘Holly Molly!! An Indonesian postcard!!’ 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:
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*.
Point is, I like getting down and complicated with sticky glue, sewing machine and busting my camera’s memory card.
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 🙂