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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Decorated Ganesha Wall hanger-made from CD

Hello everyone..

Its good to be back after a long time.. Today I have posted a decorative wall hanger made with CD. 

With the new age of teeny tiny storage devices, Cds have almost become a collector's item.. But its a wonderful base for several art and craft works because of its usual compactness and the wonderful reflective surface.. 

how many of us have age old CDs at home which is of no use to us and just gathers dust? Well, we can see infinite methods to reuse them in the internet.. This craft is one of a million ways to reuse an old CD.. 

Here is my wall hanger..


 

My wall hanger was made as a gift. I have pasted a precut golden colored plastic Ganesha in the center of a CD. The outlines are decorated with several colored beadstrings..

By placing a satin ribbon at the back of this CD, paste another CD facing outwards and stick stone patches and a beadwork at the bottom part finishes this beautiful home decor... 

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Have a nice day..

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Handmade toy for Kids-Bus

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Last week, When my kid showed me her school circular about doing a home project (Topic-Ur kids favourite means of transport),little did I know that she likes bus this much.. I thought of doing a simple car with some paper plates and chart paper..

When she was excited about the big bus, then came the idea of turning a toy box of Talking Tom into a bus..Though I had an idea in my heart, as it was  my first attempt, I was a little nervous.. The finished bus was like this..




It all started with the outer carton of a toy and a piece of thermocoal.. Cut out the external flap and fold the cover to form the shape of the front of the bus..


Now for the wheels, I have made circles of about 4 cm radius..out of thermocoal and pasted it onto the sides of the box with fabric glue..






Now comes the fun part.. We can decorate the bus with color papers, some stickers and shiny cards for the windshield and back glasses..

Voila..






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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Handmade Flower chariot with old CDs


Hello everyone..

Gifting always brings us joy and comfort.. In a way, Gifting is also twice blessed like mercy. Gifting someone something gives both the giver and the receiver a great feeling of happiness and satisfaction, even pride.. Isn't it?

When I wanted to gift a ring..I thought that the box was too small and then suddenly it hit me..why not I present my gift in a little more bigger sized box? With that thought, when I was youtubing,I came across these wonderful flower carts and cycles made with plastic cups and old Cds. Inspired by those videos, I made this flower cart with sponge,CDs, readymade plastic flowers, popsicle sticks and some decorating materials..

The finished cart looked like this..





 I colored the CDs in brown color to give an earthern feel to it.. The cart was made with a packing material sponge and colored in brown and golden dust.. The artificial flowers are inserted into an oasis flowerbed and the ring is placed in the center..

When I gifted this ring in this way, It surely gave me pleasure and pride in creating something rather just handing out a small box .. When my aunt received, she thought that the cart itself is the present and the ring was icing on the cake.. I felt so happy to be felt that my creation with simple things gave her  more happiness than a golden ring..

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Learnt through youtube- DIY Satin Ribbon Garland

Hello everyone..

Celebrations always provide joy and a feeling of unitedness among us.. So with Janmastami and independence day we all might have made much more good memories.. With that thought, I realized that another grand festival is just around the corner.."Ganesh Chathurthi"..

I wanted to do something for my Lord Ganesh idol.. The height of the idol is about 40 cms.. And I wanted to make a garland for him..

While youtubing,I came across this wonderful video of making a large satin ribbon garland..Though making garland with satin ribbon by inserting a thread though it is an almost common craft, this little variant in the making method takes this garland to a new level...

I have made an almost same colored garland by inserting a needle through the center of the ribbon..You can view my Satin Ribbon Garland Post here.  

Though this newly learnt method is tricky and time consuming, the finished garland is worth every second...

This is the link of the youtube video from which I have learnt this method of making satin ribbon garland..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNprCAqZ7XM

Inspired by that video, I have made this garland according my imagination and style.. 


Step 1:Make small strips (the quantity of the strips vary according to the height of the garland)of any colored satin ribbons of about 10 cms.Fold them as shown..


 Step 2: Fold them again along the center..

 Step 3.. Now when you hold the lower half together, You will get a petal..


Now, Insert the needle through each of the petal to make a full garland..We can heat the end of the ribbon strips to avoid them from tearing down..


We can add beads as a decoration ..
 
The finished garland looked like this..
 

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hand made Thailand Accessories

Hello everyone..

Kids are always cute... But you will be amazed when a liitle fancy dress party comes in their way...and they look completley adorable.. For my daughter, the theme of the fancy dress was Traditional costumes of different countries other than India, as they celebrated  "World Population Day" in their school. 

So I researched throughout the net and finally decided to go with Thailand.. For dressing her up, I decided to use her own dresses and layered it like a traditional Thai costume.. But when I wanted to accessorize her, that's when thing got interesting.. 

All of Thailand's accessories were unique  and I started making them with the things that I had..

First of all, I made a head dress with golden leaf like structures around her hairbun..
This required some satin flowers and golden glitterd foams(As I could not find golden foil leaves)..
They were all tied up over a thin golden wire that is usually used in making stocking cloth flowers..





After stitching the flowers on to the wire, we can attach the golden leaves and let the glue dry for about 2 to 3 hours.. Now the headdress is ready..



Now for the hip belt, I have glued two circles of chart paper on both sides of an old bangle.. And attached it onto some golden laces.. we can decorate the center piece of the belt with stones and gems...




 At last comes the hair pin. We know that beaded hairpin is essential for Chinese and Japanese costumes, But it is also a part of Thailand's traditional costume..

I have decorated a piece of flower shaped chart and attached some toothpicks for  the comb..The finished hairpin looked like this..



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Saturday, 29 July 2017

DIY- Decorated Hairclips

Hello everyone..

Beautiful things lies around us everywhere... Its up to us to identify it.. So when I bought a strip of plain hair clips for my kid, I thought of beautifying it .. 

I have used some gems,  stone lines, beadstrings, and pasted them with fabric glue..




Here are different designs on different color clips..
 




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