"I would like to invite you to a taco night. Bring Mexican hats. And some swirly straws. We'll order some Mexican food. In the meantime, let's make some wire tacos."
This is what happens when I ask my little sister to write a blog post for me.
Not entirely what I had imagined. I was thinking more of something along the lines of starting off the New Year in an organized fashion. I might have thrown in a little metaphor about untangling wires and making structured life choices.
I wasn't planning on going down the taco route. Though it makes sense. And since I had tacos at my favorite Mexican place only yesterday, why not! Filled with wires and headphones, and a vegan option with pens and brushes - simply delish!
I'll give you one thing though, little sis. Your abstract is concise and to the point. That's always a good thing.
"Here's how you do it: Let Motte do it."
But since I can't be around all of the time I'll give you a quick guide on how to make these cute wire tacos all by yourself.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED for one wire taco:
- imitation leather/pleather
- needle and thread
- golden bead
- masking tape
- printer, or pen and paper
- exacto knife
Step 1: From a piece of paper, cut out a circle in the desired size. You can print off a template from the web as I did, or trace around the rim of a glass to create a circular shape. For a playful touch, add a scalloped or zig zag edge.
Step 2: Tape the template onto the back of the sheet of pleather using masking tape, and cut around the template with a pair of scissors.
Step 3: Remove the template and fold the circle you have just cut out in half. Eyeball where you'd like the bead (which will function as a button) to go and make a small mark with a pencil both on the right side and the left side of the pleather. Be precise so the edges will line up.
Step 4: With a needle and thread sew the bead onto the left side of the pleather, right where you made the pencil mark.
Step 5: Using the exacto knife cut a small x where you made a mark on the right side of the pleather. Careful not to make the whole too big; the bead should just be able to fit through it.
And that's it! Not much more to it, except now you can transport your headphones in a fashionable manner - in their own taco purse!
Caution: Not fit for human consumption!