My coffee addiction partnered with this need to take advantage of all promos brought me to this. I now have two (extra) Starbucks planners to raffle off to my beloved readers–yes, all three of you.

I Try DIY | Raffle for 2012 Starbucks Planners

So, here are the mechanics. By Friday, December 30th, leave a comment in this post with the following information:

  • Your name, of course
  • A DIY idea you would like for me to try out
  • Your planner preference: Bamboo or Oak

How do I select the winners?

  • The one whose DIY idea I find the most interesting (but doable, of course), will get first dibs.
  • The second planner will be selected using a random number generator.

When will I announce the winners?

  • Saturday, December 31st.

If you have any questions, just let me know by e-mail or via twitter. Please spread the news about my new blog itrydiy.me, and comment away!

December 29, 2011



  1. Reply


    December 30, 2011

    Camille Quiambao

    I saw the locals in Boracay making cute and eco-freindly bracelets out of old magazines.
    Cut 1/2" strips from a glossy magazines. Roll the strip completely around a toothpickn. Next, take a glue stick and quickly cover the remaining paper surface with glue. Slip the paper "BEAD" off the toothpick. Do this to the rest of the strips. Bead them using a nice string. These bracelets when stacked together look chic πŸ™‚

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    Paul Chua

    December 30, 2011

    Paul Chua

    Make personalize bed sheet and pillow case out from old clothes..

    bamboo planner

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    December 30, 2011

    April San Pedro {designsofartisanblog.com}

    I would like to see a DIY fabric bag charm and can be used as a necklace at the same time…

    *Bamboo planner

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    December 30, 2011

    NAME: Kristine B. Miranda

    DIY IDEA: DIY floral headbands and hairpiece!

    I've been thinking that what you mostly prefer DIY projects at the moment are regarding embroidery floss. Although you are just starting new, I believe that you can do these floral headbands and hairpiece while spending less and although without a sewing machine! πŸ˜€

    I think the materials that you can use here are artificial flowers, fabric cloth(old pieces of clothing like printed long skirts), colored felt papers, plain headbands, colored beads or buttons, hairpins or hair clips, scissors, needle and thread, and a glue or a glue gun.

    Here are some of the photos I have searched from the internet related to my idea:


    *photos from Elsie Larson

    Hoping and will definitely wait for your DIY online store soon πŸ˜€ Good luck and God bless the works of your hands.


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    December 30, 2011

    Jaziel OLiveros

    I would suggest something minimalistic. Use your old shoes and stuff toys and create a community-like park or display inside your house. Paint the shoes with building colors of typical house colors and put the stuff toys as the citizens of that place.


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    December 30, 2011

    Iona vida rivera
    Diy: make a kitchen toy out of old cabinets and braided jersey bracelet 

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    December 30, 2011

    Iona Vida Rivera
    DIY in mind: recycled tire seating and dismembered doll wall hangers

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    December 29, 2011

    NAME: Monique Torralba

    DIY: Beaded Origami Earrings
    >> Basically make an origami — you can either use authentic origami paper (which would be good since these papers are equal in size in terms of its width and length), but usual paper would still do. There are lots of origami ideas online πŸ™‚
    >> Since it's paper and can easily get 'destroyed', that's when you glue gun the beads on it to help strengthen it, and that would add color to it, too.

    PLANNER PREF: Any of the two will do

    All the same, God bless in your everything DIY! πŸ˜€

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    December 29, 2011

    Name: Jessan Miramon

    The title of your blog crocheted into a blanket. Take photos of it once you are done with the project and choose the best one as your blog header. I think it would be wonderful, and gives your readers the DIY-feel once they open your blog.

    Planner Preference: Oak

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    Gian Rei A. Mangcucang

    December 29, 2011

    Name: Gian Rei Mangcucang
    DIY: A unique stylish wall clock
    1. Find a long rectangular piece of wood, old functioning wall clock, paint, old plastic posters, drill.
    2. Remove the mechanism from the old clock, be sure not to destroy the mechanism. πŸ˜€
    3. Drill hole in the wood that would fit the mechanism.
    4. Paint the would according to your preference.
    5. Cut out random numbers from a plastic posters (any font will do)
    6. Place and secure the mechanism of the clock in your wood.
    7. Randomly place your cut-out numbers on the edge of your new clock.




    Planner Preference: Any will do

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    kristine cabaluna

    December 28, 2011

    Name: May Kristine Joy Cabaluna
    DIY idea: Make a knapsack of hope!
    You can put simple things like a coin, an eraser, a rubber band, etc.
    I know it sounds weird at first but you should put a piece of paper inside the knapsack where it all makes sense. Written in the paper should be the meaning of the things inside.For example,a coin/penny so you'll never be completely broke,an eraser to make all those little mistakes disappear, and a rubber band to help you stretch beyond your limits. By the way, the knapsack looks like what hobos carry at their back.
    Planner reference: oak

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    December 28, 2011

    Name: Vera Paola Reyes
    DIY idea: framed stained glass art (you can use cellophane and Japanese paper) its a nice craft for decoration in your room, especially when sunlight strikes it πŸ™‚
    planner: Bamboo

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    December 27, 2011

    Name: Amiel Guiteng
    DIY Idea: Make a family Happy New Year card! Take a photo of family members holding stencils of numbers 2, 0, 1, and 2 to make up 2012. It can be a group shot, or single shots then just piece them together for the card. Print them out and send them to relatives and friends.
    Planner preference: Oak

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    Number Two Lover

    December 27, 2011

    What about those 9-in-1 (or was it 8? Or 7? Haha!) dresses? I think it's just a long piece of cloth modified by some sewings or so.. I (and any other girl, I think) would LOVE to have that in my closet! A 9-in-1.. Wow. Haha! Or if not, what about a DIY denim bag? I once saw my friend whose mom made a bag out of worn pants :O

    Almira de Villa
    I would prefer the Bamboo! πŸ™‚

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    December 27, 2011

    Name: Manuel Cadaing
    DIY Idea: A DIY cool board of New years resolution list for 2012.
    Planner preference: Oak

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    Mary Ann Sanchez Cueto

    December 26, 2011

    My name is: Mary Ann Sanchez Cueto
    My DIY idea: make a scrap book using your old magazine!
    My planner preference is Bamboo!

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    December 26, 2011

    My name: Clarice Cabanlit
    My DIY idea: make earrings and bracelets out of recycled items –> this will truly challenge your creativity and you get to help the environment!
    My planner preference: Oak πŸ™‚

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    December 26, 2011

    Name: Esther Faith Bawa-an
    DIY Idea: Notebook/Journal/Book cover out of used denim jeans then you embellish it with sequins or just emboss it with your name or initials. A friend of mine used to do it. πŸ™‚
    Planner Preference: Bamboo

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    Richard Martin

    December 26, 2011

    Your name:RICHARD MARTIN
    Your planner preference: OAK

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    December 26, 2011

    diy idea : learn how to tango or so skydiving hot air balloon festival at clark is getting closer :]
    planner pref : oak

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    December 26, 2011

    Name: Vincci Monique Salud
    DIY: Windchimes using old CDs/floppy disks
    Planner preference: Oak

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    December 26, 2011

    Name: Ira Balucan
    DIY idea: Charger Organizer box: This will save up time finding all those lost chargers.
    You can use an ordinary box. Cut holes off the box then put all the chargers inside with an extension (the one with many socket). Plug the chargers in the extension then label all the holes with its corresponding gadget. You can put design on the box if you want to πŸ™‚
    Planner preference is bamboo.

  23. Reply

    Pretsel Maker

    December 25, 2011

    Mark Magno
    Try to make a miniature model of your dream house =)
    Planner preference is Oak :p

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    December 25, 2011

    Ruby Ty
    DIY fun, cool personalized theme for your website.

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    December 25, 2011

    Your name: eddie Rico
    DIY idea: you need a camera on this, make a unique quote or copy from someone but give credits and do a similar shot like this -> http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6458667015_8bf944469e_z.jpg

    you can try a different angle, do it for someone you love or someone special to you <3

    or maybe this one, http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6078/6079071014_cc894d9b76_z.jpg :))
    planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 25, 2011

    Name: Rhozallino Chua Ramones
    DIY Idea: Unique T-shirt or Bag Design!
    planner preference: OaK

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    December 24, 2011

    name: Jovie Espino

    DIY suggestion: since its new year after this christmas season, might as well do a DIY pensieve (like the one in Harry Potter)or in human language–memory boxes. i suggest two because the first one is for the year 2011-the things you love to remember and the other box is for the coming 2012-so that you can start storing various things and memories πŸ™‚ sorry i'm sort of a sentimental person haha.

    planner: bamboo πŸ™‚

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    December 24, 2011

    Name: Angela Fernando
    DIY project: Unique nail art!:)
    Planner: Bamboo

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    December 24, 2011

    Name: Tzaravich Lungay (tzaravich@gmail.com)
    DIY Idea: A matchbox camera πŸ™‚
    planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 24, 2011

    Name: Gene Iriz Bellin
    DIY Idea: Make your own personalized book shelf/ a very cute desk organizer. πŸ™‚ It's perfect to keep your books or file in their places right? If you're a bookworm.. it is also a plus since you'll be able to use your bookshelf for a long time. :">

    Oak also for me. πŸ™‚

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    camille chan

    December 23, 2011

    Camille Chan

    DIY IDEA: Make a plain tank top into a nice fringe tank top!

    LIKE THIS http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-115-Wvh9HZU/TrSsNfp_O-I/AAAAAAAABQo/OlNZaPHwzsA/s400/Scrapbook%2Bfringe%2Btop.jpg

    OAK for me

  32. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    Name: Kimberly Calub

    A DIY idea: channel your creativity by painting or designing your plain sneakers, creativity is the limit be bold and have fun… Plus you can falunt and express your self everywhere your shoes will take you πŸ˜‰

    Your planner preference: Bamboo

  33. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    Name: Jerome Gabao
    DIY idea: Geek keychain. Look for old computer accessories or parts that is relatively small to put on your pocket or bag and try to make a hole that is enough for a keyring to fit. I think you got the idea.
    PR: Oak

  34. Reply

    Leah .:)

    December 23, 2011

    name. Leah Nunez
    DIY idea. Be a santa claus for the victims of Sendong in CDO,donate all the exist or old clothes,shoes and bags..ang send this as a gift to them..Merry christmas! May d gud Lord bless u always πŸ™‚
    pref.ref. OAK

  35. Reply

    Jay-Ar Prado

    December 23, 2011

    Name: Jay-Ar Prado
    DIY Idea: Dolly Lamp/Light Bulb. Blow a balloon. Wallpaper-glue white-lace patterns to it. Leave it to dry. Pop the balloon. Cut a little hole to insert light bulb. Voila! You've made your own lace-pattern chandelier. πŸ™‚
    My planer Reference: Bamboo

  36. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    Name: J. Anne Gonzales
    DIY Idea: Pool together old or "so yesterday" jewelry and accessories, where strings have lost their elasticity and the only place they're going is the trash bin, and create one long vintage necklace or colorful layered bracelets out of these retro finds. Put together the pearly stones or matte beads, not to mention ribbons and grungy charms to create an all-occasion yet unique look. Of course make sure the string or wire is new and you're all set for another decade.
    Planner preference: Bamboo

  37. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    Name: John Karel Cabasug
    DIY idea: Draw your own t-shirt design for screen printing. So you'll not be worried that you will encounter people wearing a shirt that has same design as yours when going out. Be creative and be fashionista! =)
    My planner preference: Oak

  38. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    * Your name, Jullian Dy
    * A DIY idea: A affordable bracelets made by cute strings from your room or any place that you can gt one,
    * Your planner preference: Oak

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    December 23, 2011

    Ma. Elinor Semira
    DIY idea: Making your own decorating accessories to add style to your space. Reusing old items into something new! πŸ™‚
    My planner preference: Oak

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    December 23, 2011

    Name: Rachel Canales

    DIY IDEA: make a doodle on a bag. i preffer plain bags πŸ™‚ designs like UK. France .hehe

    planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 23, 2011

    Name: Lea Ducay

    DIY idea: a wooden laptop table with a knockdown feature; or a wooden bread basket (u can use small pieces of wood or ropes to serve as enclosures) and use spray paint — gold color looks best.

    planner preference: oak

  42. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    Name: Marie Lyzette Cuenca
    email: lyzette_cuenca@yahoo.com
    DIY ideas: Okay, I have many ideas in mind! Haha! Do a vintage record book cover (a great way to make your favorite book’s life longer while recycling old vinyl record), rolled newspaper stool (this would help the environment too!), an old tv bookshelf, or a sling bag made out of neck ties. πŸ˜€
    Planner preference: Oak

  43. Reply


    December 23, 2011

    β€’ Mary Ruth Joy Santos

    β€’ Gift wrap made from printed pictures in grayscale/vintage colors. Sylish & unique! Any occasions will do πŸ™‚

    β€’ Bamboo

  44. Reply

    Trixy Jane

    December 23, 2011

    Trixy RaΓ±on

    DIY Idea:
    Paint your room with a luminous paint. Pattern it with the stars. (tried this and it was really fun to do and I have an instant light in my room:P)

    Planner: Bamboo

  45. Reply

    princess yingying

    December 23, 2011

    luningning arabiran

    DIY Idea:
    How about stenciling a ceiling medalion for your room lights. ^_^ I tried this on my door and it was pretty good if I do say so myself.

    Planner: Bamboo

  46. Reply

    jared's mum

    December 23, 2011

    Name: Vix Parungao
    DIY idea: lend a hand at recycling or doing good deeds to benefit mother earth…
    planner preference: 2 – bamboo

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    December 22, 2011

    Name: Claudine Enduma
    DIY Idea: A DIY laptop. πŸ™‚
    It's a 13" or 14" wooden box (but still looks like a laptop)
    Inside you can find:
    (a)Journal-sub for your blog,
    (b)Pen and Paper – sub for Microsoft Office, (c)IPOD/MP3- for music,
    (d)autograph notebook- sub for Facebook, (e)pictures,
    (g)mini dictionary,
    (h)inside part of your 'laptop' box can be a chess board/ scrabble – for games,
    (j)alcohol- as an anti-virus xD
    (k)little scissors and glue – for cut and paste options
    (l)cellphone and diana cam
    (m) you can also add 7 windows in its design- for its OS xD
    (n) etc. Your call πŸ˜‰

    Planner Preference: 2-Bamboo

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    Cindy P. Dominguez

    December 22, 2011

    Name: Lucinda Dominguez

    A DIY Idea : Instead of buying cleaners, make your own. It's eco-friendly and cheaper. An excellent DIY cleaner is a combination of baking soda and vinegar. Add baking soda to a clogged drain and pour vinegar to clean the pipes or use a 50-50 mix for cleaning toilets. Save money and the planet when you use the DIY tip.

    Planner Preference: Bamboo

  49. Reply


    December 22, 2011

    Rolly P. Nunez

    Try to create a bag from your old jeans. Cut it in half and sew all holes except the waist part. Put a lace to each belt band to create a handle, shoulder jeans bag.

    Preferred Starbucks Planner: OAK!

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    Lawrence Andrew Fernandez

    December 22, 2011

    Name: Lawrence Andrew Laureta Fernandez

    DIY: A do-it-yourself car seat belt. But it's not just an ordinary car seat belt. Since seat belts are used just like the sash of beauty queens, you can put interesting titles on the DIY seat belts for everyone to see. Once you use it, they can see that you are the self-proclaimed "Mr. Pogi" or "Ms. World Peace". The possibilities are endless!

    Preferred Starbucks Planner: Bamboo

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    December 22, 2011

    Name:keith villamia

    DIY:Printing on Tshirt or Reversible Bag!

    Planner: Oak β™₯

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    December 22, 2011

    Name: Nicolo Quieng

    DIY IDEA: Use your old jeans and make a handmade shoes or sandals. πŸ™‚

    Planner: bamboo

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    December 22, 2011

    Zyra Bambico
    A DIY Idea: maybe you have already done this, but since it is near new year, why dont you improvise a new way of celebrating it, grab a soda with a cap (a coke perhaps) then place a mentos inside it, quickly return the cap, shake, then throw it mightily on the floor then boom —- shout HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! yey!

    Planner of preference: Bamboo

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    December 22, 2011

    Name: Elaine Chua
    A DIY idea you would like for me to try out: DIY Crochet scarf or sweater ex: http://www.planetpurl.com/planetpurl/images/pattern_photos/24/28/78/3914_242878100116342_large.jpg
    Your planner preference: Bamboo

  55. Reply


    December 22, 2011

    Kristian Paolo Torres
    DIY idea: colorful notebooks for the kids in CDO/ Iligan who lost everything and need a morale boost.
    Planner preference: Oak.

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    The Dreamer

    December 22, 2011

    Girah Panopio
    DIY idea: Personalized planner! You can put the usual calendar stuffs and you fill it up with your goals for next year and pictures or mementos of 2011 that can surely bring a smile to your face everyday. πŸ™‚
    Planner Reference: Oak

  57. Reply


    December 21, 2011

    Arabella Deane Micu
    DIY: make an aquarium out of an old CRT monitor
    (hehe) i DID

    Your planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 21, 2011

    name: Jesusa Onato
    DIY idea: cool statement shirts
    planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 20, 2011

    Name: Flerida Dela Pena
    A DIY idea: Have your own customized design wall clock, where you'll put all your pictures on all the number, or perhaps all your loved ones.. or maybe all the names of the month of the year. that would be cute.
    Planner preference:Oak

  60. Reply


    December 20, 2011

    -Camille Patricia De Lara
    -DIY yung sa canvas iguglue gun mo yung crayons tapos iinitan mo ng blower para makagawa ng astig na effect tulad nito http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv71kd27VQ1qdqpi5o1_500.png astig siya, pwedeng cover ng scrapbook, display, bookmark, etc.

    hahah bura ako ng bura sorry

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    December 20, 2011

    Jose Lorenzo Manongsong
    DIY idea: Use calamansi and apply it on your dark elbows and knees. πŸ™‚
    Planner preference: any of the two

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    December 20, 2011

    Name: Ma. Paula Rhove R. Ortega
    DIY Idea: Old jeans to be transformed into a hip bag. Design with sequins, feathers, etc. πŸ™‚
    Planner preference: Oak

  63. Reply


    December 20, 2011

    Name: Recarlo C. Concepcion
    DIY Idea: bracelet spoon and fork just put a little design or right something using colorful pen (specifically yung hindi agad natatanggal) or try to put like mga crystals (using glue gun) pwede siyang couple bracelets. πŸ™‚
    planner preference: Bamboo

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    jane manahan

    December 19, 2011

    Name: Mary Jane Manahan
    DIY Idea: Make a DIY gadget case since numerous people are into expensive gadgets.It's a good project to have an economical yet trendy gadget case like laptop bags and cellphone cases.
    Planner Preference: Bamboo

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    December 19, 2011

    Name: Ana Marie Perante
    DIY Idea: transform your used or old clothes (jeans/shirt) into other useful objects like bag or purse! πŸ˜€
    Planner Preference: Oak

  66. Reply


    December 19, 2011

    erickson martin
    bunjee zipline

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    December 19, 2011

    Name: Krissa Marie Buniag
    DIY Idea: try to make a pink or blue crochet bag or dress.. (i think its lovely)
    Planner Preference: Oak

  68. Reply

    Mary jane

    December 19, 2011

    Mary Jane Pineda
    Diy- Plant a tree

  69. Reply


    December 19, 2011

    Allan Reyes
    Diy-Tie dye a t-shirt

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    December 19, 2011

    – Ma. Bernadette Villarin
    – DIY party-planning!
    – Bamboo

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    Merry Jane Ocol

    December 19, 2011

    Merry Jane Ocol
    A DIY idea:I would say redecorating the house with scrap things
    Your planner preference: Bamboo

  72. Reply


    December 19, 2011

    name: Michael Vincent Baldonado

    A DIY Idea:Personalized your own design scrap book and planner that see on your room, be creative.be personalized.

    Planner preference: Oak

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    Jom Sadie

    December 19, 2011

    Name:Jomar T. Sadie
    A DIY idea:

    I'd like to see a DIY USB Flash Drive. Something catchy and unexpected. Like covering it up with other electronic devices, for example, a USB keyboard cord, cut at the keyboard end, to make it look like well, a cut cord, but then it's actually a USB. Eye catching!

    Planner preference: Bamboo

  74. Reply


    December 18, 2011

    Name: Jarred Barra
    DIY Idea: ReUse your old or unwanted T-shirt and easily transform them into a TOTE BAG.. How? Tahiin mo lang yung nasa baba na damit then konting ayos sa may shoulder fabric then voila!! Your newest Tote Bag!!!!

    Planner Prefernece: Bamboo

  75. Reply

    Mister Engineer

    December 18, 2011

    Name: Mark Jeuel Echaore
    DIY Idea: please try my "DIY mini drawer". It is made of rolled magazine leaves,illustration board, glue, poster paint(optional), imagination, & your creativity. Actually, It's one of our TLE projects during high school. very useful !
    Planner Preference: Oak

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    December 18, 2011

    Name: Shirley Mae Tabora
    DIY idea: Why don't you try DIYing your bedroom? Like create a personalized headboard, customize your light switch plate, add fabric pompoms or chandeliers.
    Your planner preference: Bamboo

  77. Reply


    December 18, 2011

    Name: Cendrille Alinea
    DIY Idea: Girls/Women love bags. So why not try to make DIY bag designs or patterns that can turn an old/simple bag to a fashionista's accessory.
    Planner preference: Oak

  78. Reply


    December 18, 2011

    Name: Joana Pearl
    DIY Idea: Make a braided cloth headband from old shirts! πŸ™‚ I love them, they are cute, useful, plus you get to save the environment by using those shirts that are too damaged to be even donated. And they are fairly easy to make! πŸ˜€
    Planner Preference: Oak

    thanks for hosting a cool giveaway!

  79. Reply


    December 18, 2011

    Name: Ma.Blanca Dela Cruz
    DIY idea: couples statement shirt with slogans such as bitter half (Mr. and Mrs. Amapalaya cartoons) hehe
    Planner preference: Bamboo

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    December 17, 2011

    Name: Kat Mendoza
    DIY idea: cute knitted cellphone charm or strap (pattern for friendship bracelets can also be used)
    Planner preference: Bamboo

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    abigail ong

    December 17, 2011

    * Your name, Abigail Ong
    * A DIY idea: Print out your favorite picture on tarpaulin and make a personal one-of-a-kind bag.
    * Your planner preference: Oak