G Tongi spends a colorful afternoon designing bags with her kids; find out how to make your own!

May 12, 2014
G Tongi and daughter Sakura Walters paint on their Eco Bag with son Kenobi Walters in the background.

Functionality meets creativity in basic clothing and accessories.

Turn bags, shirts and home cabinets into your canvas.

With just a tweak here and there, you can have your own customized bling that speaks Y.O.U!


Eco-Bags. Go green! In most cities, plastics are now forbidden, and using brown lunch bags can be a hassle as these get easily destroyed.


Show your love for Mother Earth while also bringing out your true colors through personalized Eco-Bags!

Get some dye and brush, then start creating your masterpiece!

You can also add buttons, pieces of cloth and pins for a trendier look.

You can also turn this arts and crafts session into a bonding opportunity with your kids.



Neutral colors. Try buying grey, black and white shirts or dresses that you can sew on when your fashion muse beckons.

Cut it, add lace, sequins or beads, or just wear it as is for a refreshing look. You can never go wrong with the basics.

Check out this website for ideas!



Room Inspirations. Your room is your own personal space, and your wooden drawers or cabinets are great to experiment with.

Don't have them? Try MUJI. Its newly opened branch at the Bonifacio High Street has lots of materials to start your DIY projects.

Buy some paint and go all out with the design. Try using permanent markers to create drawings, or print your photos and glue them all over.

You can also turn this into an inspirational board by printing out photos of your dream destinations and anything that makes you feel good and happy.

Check out this book to keep the creative juices flowing!

The possibilities are endless! What's your next DIY project?

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