How to Draw: Oak Tree Leaves and Acorn

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Leaves, leaves and more leaves. It seems that I'm sweeping the apartment almost 3 times a day because the leaves keep blowing in. So much so that I've now invested in a leaf blower. :P

Even though these pesky leaves keep trailing in behind me, I can't help but admire their beautiful shapes and colors. So with fall in full swing, I've decided to kick off the re-start of my #drawwithjeng tutorials with oak leaves and acorns! These shapes are super simple and can be layered to create the perfect journal spread.  I added some color to this drawing, but it also looks great in black and white.

How to Draw: Monstera Leaf

Here's another drawing tutorial.  This has shown up in my spreads a few times and I absolutely love drawing them because they are super easy but instantly adds a pop to any spread.

 

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Grab your template here for easy tracing of the teardrop shape.

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If you tried out this tutorial in your journal let me know! Tag photos with #inkbyjeng and @inkbyjeng so that I can add you to the upcoming feature on my site!

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How to Draw: Banana Leaf

My tropical leaf April theme has me so excited.  I've been filling my weekly spreads and my collections with banana, palm and monstera leaves. This theme was inspired by my love for all things tropical and my recent trip to Sydney, Australia where I think I took more photos of giant leaves than people.

I decided to do a how to draw banana leaf tutorial within my Bullet Journal®. Follow me on Instagram for more tutorials!

Feel free to grab this starter template for Step 1 to copy in your journal. Print it, slip it behind the pages and trace!

Tutorial: DIY Felt Ornaments

Tutorial: DIY Felt Ornaments

If you've been following my Instagram Story you've probably seen my holiday ornaments. I'm super excited this year because this will be the first year that my husband and I buy a tree together! What better way than to celebrate with DIY ornaments? I'm a huge fan of felt because it's easy to work with and inexpensive. I usually prefer a hand sewing my felt together, but I've been time constrained and decided to use my trusty glue gun. Get the free tutorial and template below!

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Make: Baby's First Prints - Nursery Decor

Make: Baby's First Prints - Nursery Decor

I recently decorated my sister's nursery with a black and white theme.  She had purchased a first prints kit from Carter's, but the colors didn't match the theme.  I had suggested that I could look for a frame with two open windows.  It turns out nothing really fit what I was looking for.  Baby prints are pretty small so the standard 4x6 and 5x7 windows were too big.  So I decided to try cutting my own custom mat for this project.

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Make: Sewing a Tiny Racerback Tank

Make: Sewing a Tiny Racerback Tank

It's sunny in San Francisco and I'm in dire need of new tank tops.  I live in my workout clothes because they are comfortable and are racerback.  I've been on the hunt for woven racerback tank tops, but most don't fit my short torso, so I decided to make my own!  I found Pinterest to be full of ideas for making the Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank and Wiksten Tank.  Larissa from mmmcrafts even provides a great post where she compares both tanks.  However, these two patterns don't provide racerback options.

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