Duck clay coaster – DIY

Few days back we featured a tutorial on how a coaster can be made using clay. Here is another tutorial on similar lines… this is a colorful clay coaster made using air dry terracotta clay.
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Clay butterfly decor – DIY

Sometime back, I was telling you about a craft exhibition organized by Dastkar… I bought two small butterflies made out of clay at this fair. These butterflies each was prices at about ten bucks (Rupees) and I had to buy them. There is a small loop made

Clay owl coaster tutorial

This clay owl coaster tutorial post is a little special to me. This is the first post by a guest contributor on this site… and who is this guest contributor you ask?! Just like me, he has a deep interest in arts and crafts and has been

Colourful Birthday Card

Here is a colorful birthday card made with supplies that are easily available. And making this caard takes less than half hour…so that’s pretty cool too!!

Tiny Sikku Kolams – 3 X3 matrix

There is a smaller entrance to our house and everyday, we draw some small kolam pattern in front of this entrance. I got bored with the usual small patterns that I drew and so, I came up with these tiny sikku kolams which are drawn on a

Dastkar – a feast for handicraft lovers

Dastkar is a society for craftspeople based out of India.The organisation conducts various exhibitions and melas to bring the work of craftspeople to a common platform in an organized manner. I had been to one of Dastkar’s recent exhibitions at Chennai and loved it! A glimpse of

Toonish Foam Magnets – Tutorial

Craft foam is a fun material to work with. The bright colors are suitable for a variety of craft projects. Here is a simple project with steps on how to make foam magnets.

‘Missing You’ – Quilled Card

A ‘Missing you’ quilled card has been made using plain white card stock and quilling strips. 

Quilling Christmassy Earrings – DIY

This is a DIY on making quiling earrings in the Christmassy colors red and green. This is my first attempt at making something using Susan’s beehive quilling technique as well! So let’s begin the tute on making these pretty pair of Christmassy earrings…!

Quilling Christmas Tree Card

Here is a handmade quilling Christmas tree card made using patterned card, white card stock and paper strips for quilling. Small white rhinestones have been used minimally. The colors are mild giving the card a simple and elegant look.

Tulsi Pot Diya Decor – DIY

Tulsi pot or tulsi maadam as it is called is considered auspicious and adorns many homes. This tutorial shows how a tulsi pot shaped diya can be decorated in a simple and charming manner.

Tightly Quilled Earrings in Purple – DIY

This tutorial shows how to make a pair of tightly quilled earrings using purple and magenta color quilled strips.

Kundan Flower magnets – DIY

Easy and quick craft project… kundan flower magnets made using rhinestones and craft foam… to add sparkle to your festive decor.

Fabric tape tea lights – DIY

Here is how you could add some color to tea light candles… A set of fabric tape tea lights have been made using fabric tape in different colors and patterns… Such a simple craft project to instantly add color to your homes!!

Pink beads ankle bracelet DIY

Here is an easy ankle bracelet diy project which explains how a beaded ankle bracelet can be made using acrylic and pearl beads.

Yellow n’ Blue Re-arrangeable Kundan Rangoli

This tutorial explains how a re-arrangeable kundan rangoli can be made using OHP sheets as the base. These rangolis can be used to decorate your homes around the Navrathri and Diwali season.

Kalash Tikka Holder – DIY

This is a simple activity which involves embellishing a plain roli tikka holder with materials of your choice. This decorated tikka holder can be used to invite guests for festivals such as Navrathri and Diwali.  These can also be cool giveaways for Navrathri!

Yarn wrapped gift envelope – DIY

Here is quick way to embellish a plain gift envelope using yarn and some floral embellishments. Instead of floral embellishments, buttons in different sizes, rhinestones or felt die cuts may also be used.

Transparent Kundan Rangoli in Blue – DIY

This tutorial shows how a transparent Kundan rangoli can be made with OHP sheet as the base. These decorative rangolis can be used during the festive season or to adorn your puja room.

Origami Favor Box – Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to make origami favor boxes using patterned paper. The steps have been explained in detail although this is an easy beginner level model and can be made quickly.

Yellow n’ White Quilled Jhumkas – DIY

Here is a tutorial on making a pair of quilled jhumkas with studs using paper quilling strips. The steps are similar to some of the tutorials we saw earlier but these have a more complete and traditional look due to the studs.

3D Origami ladybug – Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how to make a 3D Origami ladybug using triangular units of paper. This is yet another easy 3d origami model which beginners could also try. 

LadyBug Magnet – Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to make a cute refrigerator magnet using self hardening clay. This ladybug magnet is easy to shape and paint…so you could give it a shot!

Handmade Cross Stitch Card

I’ve been thinking of trying my hand at cross stitch for a long time now… and so when a friend gifted me a cool book on Cross Stitch designs, I had to try it out. So here goes… my first attempt at making a cross stitch pattern

Green and Magenta bead hoop earrings – DIY

Here is how you can make a pair of traditional style bead hoop earrings with small gumball beads and tear drop acrylic beads. Another simple earring design with a tutorial.

Patterned Card Fortune Cookies – DIY

Fortune cookies can be made quickly using colored paper or card and can be converted into cool favors for weddings and parties. Here is a tutorial on making patterned card fortune cookies!

Lucky Hearts – Simple Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on making tiny lucky hearts using patterned paper. These can be converted into cute cup cake toppers, you can fill in a jar of these lucky hearts to give your loved ones, make jewelry out of them…. so many possibilities!!

Easy rakhi making craft – with card stock

With raksha bandhan coming up, here is an easy rakhi making tutorial on how to make a rakhi with card stock and paper. The technique is pretty simple using basic supplies and you can make this along with your kids.

Clay Jhumkas in silver hoops – DIY

A simple silver hoop can be transformed into a piece of jewelry with a traditional touch… here is a DIY on making clay jhumkas and using them to make some unique jhumka hoops. 

Raksha bandhan card – Simple pattern

Raksha bandhan… the day to celebrate the treasured bond between brothers and sisters is here… and to celebrate this lovely occasion, here is a simple and elegant raksha bandhan card that can be made using some basic card making supplies.