Lets Craft for Mozilla “MozBags”

Few months ago, after PAN Community India meetup I was very eager to do something crafty for Mozilla Crafting Community. And so I did.

Craft needs your thoughts, imagination power, interest, efforts and finally art of your hands to implement it. Before making anything I had few things in my mind that whatever I make it would be great if that is:

  • Crafty as well as Eco- Friendly.
  • Easy to learn and follow by others.
  • Something useful and enhanceable.

So I am presenting a small effort I made to make these Handbags. I have named them MozBags.

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Lets take a look How I did it:

Materials needed:

  • Orange Pastel Sheet, PVC Glue, Scissors, cutter, Ruler, Pencil, Punching Machine.
  • Sketch Pens, Pencil Colors or Wax Crayons, Glitter Pens.
  • Small ropes.

Steps to be followed:

  1. Take a pastel sheet, fold it and paste the end with the glue.

IMG_20140608_2135592972.  Fold the side you have just pasted vertically by 1 cm.IMG_20140608_2137270923. Fold the 2 vertical sides by 4 cm and press them. Leave the top and bottom as it is.

IMG_20140608_2145534204. Open the fold and try to push the folded edge inside.

IMG_20140608_2147544985. You will have something like this. Repeat the same with other side.

IMG_20140608_2149123236. Cut the chart paper from the middle into 2 parts and you can make 2 bags.

7. If you repeat step 2 to step 5 with bottom side, you will have something like this.

IMG_20140609_2120068118. Take 2 small strips of chart paper and paste them on the top from inside.

IMG_20140609_2130052349. Punch 2 holes on each side of the top and pass a rope from them and tie a knot.

IMG_20140612_12561899310. You can Draw or write anything you want related to Mozilla on front.

IMG_20140618_18175858910. And back can have some quotes on it.

DiffIts very easy to implement what you think. The first step is “to think”.  So anybody can make things like these or I should say better than this.

This is the first contribution as a craft from my side but there are a lot more to come……..

 

 

Mozilla Crafting Community: A “Crafty” Initiative

This PAN India Community Meetup 2014, Hyderabad, I had this wonderful opportunity to introduce a completely different and very interesting community “Mozilla Crafting Community”  in India.
As I am a Web developer and a Craft lover , the idea of building a community of people who love the web as well as art & craft inspired me quite well. So I took this initiative to take this community further in India.

The overall mission of Crafting Community is to

  • Connect new people to the mission that haven’t had a way to connect to in the past.
  • Cool way to recognize people.
  • Doing crafty projects together at events.
  • Creating a new community in Mozilla that crosses interests.
  • Recognize creative crafty output of contributors

Ideas:

  • Through this community we can gather people who don’t know anything about Mozilla but a name of an Open Source Organization.
  • For small events we can also make handmade swags in case of urgent need which can be possible with the help of more contributors.
  • Many contributors may not be technically strong but Wonderfully creative.
  • This list is not restricted to these ideas only, there are a lot of different ideas one can have.

I am currently working on few handmade crafty items, I hopefully plan to showcase them in MozCamp Beta, Bangalore.

I have created a etherpad , any one can share ideas there and also can add their names and contact to the I am interested list.

References:

Wiki:
Join Mailing List and share your “crafty” ideas:
IRC : 
  • Channel #crafty On irc.mozilla.org
Community Calls: