Purple kundan rangoli – DIY

It felt like it had been quite a while since I made a kundan rangoli and this time wanted to use colors which I hadn’t used before for a rangoli. So, here is a purple kundan rangoli made of rhinestones, decor beads, bead ball chain and a
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3D Origami cactus with flower – Tutorial

It has been quite a while since we had a tutorial on origami… we bounce back with this tutorial on making a 3D origami cactus and a lovely pink flower to go with it! Let’s waste no time – heading to the tutorial…

Polymer Clay Jewelry – Gautami from Florida

With this post, we start featuring works by some of our visitor friends… Gautami from Florida had sent me pictures of her polymer clay jewelry collection. Such a lovely collection… I wanted to feature all of them… here are a select few.

White n’ yellow hoop earrings – Tutorial

Ridiculously easy tutorial on how to make hoop earrings using beads… enjoy!!! You ought to love beads!! I bought these pretty yellow beads from etsy.com and the white crystal beads from RS Shopping Adyar, Chennai…the two are definitely made for each other

Coral beads necklace with earrings – DIY

A rich and dignified piece of jewelry using coral beads is what we would be making today. This coral beads necklace requires just a few basic techniques of beading.

Black and white beads bracelet – DIY

Here is a beading project using white crystal beads and acrylic pillow beads. This beads bracelet is our first project with screw clasps.

Jade hoop earrings – Tutorial

This pair of semi-precious hoop earrings are made using jade beads.

You are precious – embellished card

A simple embellished card made using acrylic decor. A friend got these acrylic decor pieces which look like little drops of dew… I have been waiting to try them and here is my first project with these decor pieces.

Red beads necklace – Tutorial

Here is a simple project of stringing wooden and acrylic beads in red and dark peach colors to make a beads necklace.

Pink jhumkas with bead – DIY

You can make a pair of elegant pink jhumkas with bright magenta beads and silver spacer beads. Let’s quickly head over to the tutorial!!

Red and white Kundan Rangoli mat

A semi-circular kundan rangoli mat is made using white and red rhinestones, some paisley shaped embellishments and a transparent plastic sheet (OHP Sheet).

Quilled Paisley pendant – DIY

This tutorial shows how a quilled paisley pattern pendant can be done. Quilling strips available for making jewellery have been used for this pendant. (Bought from : Ananda stationery, Adyar Chennai), And as always, steps in detail can be seen as you scroll down!

Rhinestone pot decor – DIY

Here is how you can use rhinestones and acrylic colors to decorate a pot made of clay… It is a simple project…I have chosen the color, pattern and way of decorating the pot purely based on the shape of my pot. You can get creative and try

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.

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!