Here’s a “life-hack” for you.
Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.
I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”
It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.
That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.
So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
Happy DIY Friday! Today’s tutorial is how to make a caterpillar sinnet- a pretty way to store paracord or make a decorative rope. This would be a neat touch for the many modern and post-apocalyptic larps, and with the right color cord, I could even see using is as “elven rope”. Enjoy!
Happy DIY Friday! Today’s project is these lovely (non-drinkable) potion pendants! Though, you’ll notice, one of them is a love potion. Remember, while their consensual use can be fun, by themselves love potions are not consent!
Happy DIY Friday! If you like the idea of painting up, here is a tutorial for making custom lipsticks from crayons that can easily be adopted to body paint. Since bodies are obviously bigger than lips, you can use jumbo crayons or the pick-your-own-color boxes to stock up. Enjoy!
Happy DIY Friday! Today’s feature is this lovely spangled hairpiece, but pay attention to the techniques she uses to make it because they are super adaptable. Have fun!
Happy DIY Friday! Today’s project? A much cooler version of a diving helmet, using a globe as the base. Enjoy!
(Or, if you are super hardcore, there are these 1930s instructions…)