Thursday, April 18, 2013

Passport Holder | DIY


 With summer well on its way, I'm sure most of you are itching to get out and travel. I am going to India in less than three weeks and I can hardly wait. While packing and planning out necessities I need to travel, I thought it would be nice to have a cute holder for my passport. This took me only fifteen minutes and fits perfectly!
Materials: Leather, Chalk, Passport to measure Optional: paint, paintbrush, q-tips, stamps, hammer
Lay out passport and draw with chalk around leaving two inches on each side to fold over. Cut out. Fold sides over and sew around rectangle. (For sewing leather I have some tips here.)
 To decorate the outside, I used q-tips to make a dotted pattern. Use your creativity and make stamps out of erasers or tape out a design and paint over it. Finally, I took a hammer and metal stamps to imprint the words "Just Go"

I am beyond excited to get some stamps in my passport! Are you traveling this summer?
For some great travel accessories & wish list, I guest blogged for my pal Chelsea at Sea, Field & Tribe a few days ago, you can find it here.

-Courtney

22 comments:

  1. That's so cute! It also looks fairly simple to make :)

    http://allthatglitters.co.nr

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  2. very pretty. i def need to apply for a passport asap. maybe when i get one i'll make this! w/ some mint green paint.

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  3. I love that DIY! I just got back from a trip to Mexico, wishing I had that little passport holder to show off!

    I love your blog, glad I found it!!

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  4. this is so lovely courtney! i wish my butterfingers allowed me to be a bit more crafty :) x

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  5. oh my gosh, this is daring.
    also, i lovelovelove chelsea's blog.
    def checking out your guest post. ;)

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  6. So cool and creative! I have been searching for the perfect one, making one is a better idea!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  7. This is super cool!

    X
    Molly
    thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

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  8. this looks amazing <3

    xxx Zari
    http://le-style-blog.blogspot.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6811423

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  9. This is such a good idea to make a passport look less plain.
    I'm heading to India next year! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures there.

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  10. This is adorable! Where did you buy your metal stamps? I've always wanted to get into that kind of craft, but haven't really seen them around. Thanks! :)

    xoxo
    Melyssa
    http://thenectarcollective.com/

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  11. ahh it's SOOO cute!! I just ordered some metal stamps like this, I'm so excited to use them!! This is seriously so adorable I love it!!

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  12. this is great! love the letters you put into the passport! glad i stumbled across your blog!

    Chandler

    broadspectrums.blogspot.com

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  13. where do you get your leather from? it's so expensive, i usually buy it as fabric pieces and use that but your looks different i like it

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    1. I get my leather at my local leather store- it is incredible. I find very affordable leather, scraps for as low as .60! I would say search locally for a store that sells leather, but hobby lobby and other craft stores sell faux leather, it just doesn't compare to the real thing;)

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  14. i think my passport holder needs to be updated now. i really love that you added the words too

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  15. This is BEYOND amazing!! I feel so inspired to make one of my own!

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  16. Traveling next summer to Europe, and this is the perfect thing to keep me busy... well somewhat busy. :)

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  17. That is adorable!!! I really love do it yourself projects and this one I haven't tried out yet. I understand that these passport holders are important for our passports because they will protect our passport for getting wet or dirty however, at the same time we can also be fashionable with our holders just like what Courtney has made. -www.passportcoversandmore.com

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  18. Cute! Where did you get your stamps? I have been looking all over but am having trouble finding cute, quality ones.

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  19. I'm in love with this! I may make it for a few people for Christmas this year. Thanks!

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