Archive of ‘diy + handmade’ category

Bicycle Print Tom Shoes

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We came across these cute Toms shoes with a print of a retro beach cruiser on each shoe from scout mob for $85.00. Toms shoes make the prefect summer pedaling footwear to and from the office. Blue or grey? Hmmm, decisions….. (more…)

DIY Chalkboard Bicycle Wheel Calendar

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We are swooning over this DIY we came across on a blog called Thistlewood Farms to make a chalkboard bicycle wheel calendar that actually spins. What!?

Supplies you will need:

  1. bicycle wheel without the tire
  2. plywood
  3. hot glue
  4. chalkboard paint
  5. sticker labels

Check out the full DIY at the beautiful blog Thistlewood Farms.

Bike DIY: Decoupage Your Bike

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Are you sick of your boring plain colored bike? Why not update your bike with a little decoupage and frill. We found this great DIY on Plaid.com. Trust me, you will definitely turn heads in a good way.

What you’ll need:

  1. Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Pool
  2. Martha Stewart Crafts ® .75oz Gold Liquid Gilding
  3. Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish – Durable Gloss, 8oz
  4. Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Lace Trims – Geometric Ivory
  5. Scissors
  6. Fabric of choice (Floral Calico Print) Steel wool to sand and clean bike
  7. #12 flat brush
  8. Wax paper

Instructions:

  1. Clean and sand bike removing dust and rust.
  2. Basecoat bike with Metal Primer following label directions.
  3. Basecoat bike with Pool Blue or a color that complimentary to your fabric. Let dry.
  4. Cutting random size pieces of fabric, using a mosaic technique, overlap and cover entire bike with fabric and Durable Gloss Finish. Let dry.
  5. When bike is completely covered, add a final coat of Gloss finish over entire bike. Let dry.
  6. Wash basket with soap and water, let dry. Using lace trim and durable gloss finish, apply lace to basket as shown. Let dry.

Found out more on Plaid and other DIYs.

5 Must See Bike Powered Lawn Mowers

We recently purchased an old farmhouse in upstate NY and we are encountering new chores such as mowing a lawn . Living in Brooklyn, I never had to mow a lawn before. So I have been researching lawn mowers and I came across these creative bike hacks of a bike powered lawn mower. Enjoy! Bike_lawn_mower (more…)

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

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With this warmer bike riding weather lately, we have been on the hunt to spruce up our wardrobe and bike basket with more Springlike color. So we came across the cutest DIY blog called claireabellemakes. Claire lives in the UK and creates simple DIY projects that we are crushing over. On Claire’s blog About Page she declares “I have a small obsession with all things bicycle themed” which clearly shows in her Etsy shop. Well Claire, we do too and we just had to share your DIY pom pom bike basket project.

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DIY: 4 steps to start a local bike gang

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Image Source: Masika Wa

Ever wanted to start you own local bike gang? Here are 4 simple steps to help you get started.

1. Find local stylish riders-Create a Meetup event to spark local interest.

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2. Meet-At the first meeting decide on when and where you will meet. Select a bike gang name and create t-shirts or jackets to unify the group.

She Devils On Wheels Maneaters Backs { grolsch }

3. Ride Together-Select a location like a local park or event. Swap stylish biking tips.

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{ chicks and bikes }

4. Be seen and heard-Ride around, ring your bike bell and have fun with like minded bikers.

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