Jourdan Fairchild is one seriously crafty lady. the former editor of some big-name publications (liiiiiike Daily Candy, Country Living, and many more), Jourdan recently had the opportunity to travel to Malawi with an organization called Watering Malawi, which brings water, water-based resources, and education to impoverished areas.
the result is a book that's chock-full of easy DIYs, gorgeously-photographed by Carolina Mariana. you can purchase the book via Jourdan's website and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Watering Malawi.
she tapped Chicago lady business-owners to moonlight as models for each craft. since I'm always up for an adventure, I was asked to show off this crazy-rad geometric passport cover, which was made out of a drawer liner. YES A DRAWER LINER. like I said, Jourdan is a DIY genius.
that passport cover will come in handy this October, since I just booked tickets to be in Europe for a month! PINCH ME. we're going to Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, and Paris. I'd love to try to pick up a project while I'm out there, or at least connect with some other creatives…if you live there, let's chat! also, if you have the hot tips on any thrift shops or flea markets in those cities, PLEASE SHARE.
I feel super lucky to have played a teeny tiny role in the birth of FlyDIY. the best friends are people who are inspiring and encouraging, and Jourdan is such a great example of someone who decides to do something and then she makes it happen.
so whether you're leaving on a jet plane OR you just want to try some rad DIY projects that are 100% original (seriously, none of these things were on Pinterest before Jourdan DIY'ed 'em!) OR you just want to feel awesome about supporting a creative entrepreneur and a worthwhile charity…pick up a copy of Fly DIY and get crafty.