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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... 

Hope you liked my craft. Thank you for visiting my blog

Have a nice day..

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Handmade toy for Kids-Bus

Hello everyone..

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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Have a nice day.. keep on crafting..






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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Have a nice day... Keep on crafting..


 

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..
 

Hope you liked my craft..Thank you for visiting my blog..

Have a nice day... Keep on crafting..


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..



So that is all for today friends.. Hope you liked my post..Thank you for visiting my blog..

Feel free to comment below.. Have a nice day,,,Keep on crafting..



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..
 




Hope you liked my craft..

Feel free to comment..

Thank you for visiting my blog.. Keep on crafting..

Monday, 17 July 2017

DIY Handmade Queen's Crown

Hello everyone.. 

Schools are the places where children learn many things.. Apart from academics, it is good to see other talents and skills of our children which they display at their school. So, for one such occasion,my kid needed a queen's crown for her skit..

So,I thought, why not make a crown myself? It would be a fun craft..Isn't it? My daughter loved the idea was very happy to help  me..



 I have started making this crown using an old hairband and a paper plate..


Note:
The paper plate in the above picture is a complete plate which is folded into half.Please don't cut along the center of the plate..

Fold the paper again into its quarter size and draw the crown picture on top of it..

Now cut along the design..




Now, when you open it, the main layout for our crown is ready..





Fold the crown shape along the hairband by inserting the hairband though its center..

Now decorating this crown is up to us... I have used the back side of the crown as the center part like this..


and the back side looks like this..



Now, we can cover this entire crown with golden paint and decorate it with beads,stones,crystals and anything which we think will make this crown look royal..

After some enhancements and embellishments.  Voila...




 The side of my crown looks like this..




This is just my version..Why don't you try your version of this crown and comment below...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.. Hope you liked my crown..

Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..





Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Flower Basket

Hello everyone..

This flower basket that I made was very special to me.. I learnt this craft in my school days and I recreated it last week with those memories. It turned out quite good... This flower basket has hand made cute little red flowers among precut fabric leaves on a small basket bought from a craft shop..... 

The flowers are made of petals in which the stocking cloth is strectched on a ring made with thin golden wire.. This flower basket is decorated with satin ribbons and cloth lace.....



Hope you liked my flower basket..

Thank you for visiting my blog.. Have a nice day...Keep on crafting..




Sunday, 18 June 2017

Art with Oil Pastels-Tulips

Hello everyone..

Tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers in the world... Be its bright and dashing colors or its unique shape or the perfect contrast of its petals to its long thin stem and long leaves..Tulips are always a feast for our eyes..

With that thought, while I was going through an old school book of my daughter, I saw a picture with these beautiful tulip flowers... And I attempted to draw it with oil pastels and it turned out like this..

Thank you for visiting my blog.. Hope you liked my painting... 

Have a nice day..Keep on painting..

Monday, 12 June 2017

One Stroke painting-Rose and Butterfly

Hello everyone..
 One stroke painting is a wonderful technique for painting flowers.. It is very beautiful and interesting to paint..But the mst important feature of One stroke painting is that painting is done easily and also consumes very less time..

Check out some of my one stroke paintings in http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/11/one-stroke-fabric-painting-flowers.html

One stroke painting works well on smooth surfaces ..It helps with our strokes and gives a cleaner look to the picture..

This drawing was done on my daughter's hand.Take a look at it and comment how you feel..

Have a nice day.. Keep on painting..

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Garland using satin ribbon

Hello everyone..

Making crafts gives us a wonderful feeling.. But if we do something for deities or for pooja purposes. it will really give us great satisfaction. So, today, I have made a small garland with yellow,green and red colored satin ribbons...

This craft is a classic one but looks really colorful.. This garland is made by sewing the satin ribbon along a single side.. I have added some beads and a centerpiece for decoration..


You can see another type of garland made using oasis flower by clicking my oasis flower bed garland post.

Hope you liked my garland.. Thank you forvisiting my blog..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..




Friday, 2 June 2017

Art with Oil pastels-landscape

Hello everyone..

I love painting... If you are a regular visitor of my blog or you are familiar with my blog posts, you might know that some how or other, flowers and colors will feature in almost every post... But today, I have tried a landscape by using oil pastels...

 I have drawn a line of trees in fall season(without leaves) on a grassland.. I have drawn a stone laid pathway inbetween.. The background colors orange,ochre and lemon yellow are blended...

As drawing landscape is new to me, I hope you will overlook my flaws ... I am happy with my first attempt but I know I have a long way to go and I will keep on practicing..

Feel free to comment.. 


Thank you for visiting my blog... Hope you liked my painting..

Have a nice day... Keep on painting...


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Learnt through youtube-Crape Paper Gladiolus

Hello everyone..

The discussion of whether internet is a boon or ban will always continue... But today, I have tried one of the DIY flower making ideas which I have learnt through youtube.As  I have searched for ideas how to make flowers since my childhood,I am feeling great to see the step by step procedure to do almost any flower in youtube..

I am so amazed to see the creative ideas from around the world.. And I have started to try these ideas myself. I have made a gladiolus flower using crape paper..

The video with which I have learnt this method is..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc3gdjW2zPA



 This is my first attempt and I am feeling good about the result..

Thank you for visiting my blog...Hope you liked my post..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..
 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

OHP Sheet Butterfly

Hello everyone,,

OHP sheets are one of the best craft supplies which can used in a variety of ways.. They are a nice alternative to glass and works best with glass colors.. Whoever wants to learn glass painting, I would highly recommend them to start with OHP sheets.. For detailed illustration about using glass colors on an OHP sheet, kindly check out my following previous posts..

http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/there-are-always-flowers-for-those-who.html
http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/glass-color-painting-on-ohp-sheet-diy.html
http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/acrylic-painting-on-ohp-kalasam.html

Today I have done a butterfly using Ohp sheet as its feathers and shilpkar mseal as its body... I have inserted the ohp feathers into the mineral clay ball and made its eyes and body lines.. we can colour it after it dries..

 
Thank you for visiting my blog.. 

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting...