There are a lot of ways and designs to make bookmarks. The ones shown here are really easy to make and you can make these with your kids – you would need craft foam and a few paper clips to get started.
Archive for April, 2012
Decorated wooden spoons can be hung in your kitchen to add a little color and as a piece of adornment. Making these doesn’t take too much time either. What’s more, you can experiment with different designs and colors to suit your mood.
Lace Rosettes are used to adorn dresses, on hairbands and as embellishments on gifts or greeting cards.
Gift boxes can be done quickly from card stock using this simple technique. This technique is definitely age old, but nevertheless comes in handy every time around the holiday season.
A felt key chain could be pretty gift for almost any occasion – this one here is suitable to gift your loved ones.
A very natural looking three dimensional origami orange fruit can be done by following the steps explained below.
Here is a tutorial on how you could make a modular origami strawberry by assembling triangular paper units.
Here is the tutorial based on my attempt at making an Origami vase. As you can see, a round vase design has been made.
Pen/pencil toppers can be made in different designs and using different materials. Construction paper and foam are more suitable as craft materials for kids. This is a simple ‘how-to’ on making pencil toppers using foam. It is also a cool craft which kids can show off to their friends at school!!
Pirate costumes are fun to make and can be easily done by kids. Here is how you can make a pirate eye patch using construction paper. This could be made for your kids’ Halloween party too.
This is a quilled greeting card for Mother’s day. Quilling strips of different colors have been used and the word “MOM” has been quilled and glued on at the center of the card.
Okay…., so there is nothing great about this work of mine (but then so, that’s the case with most of my works! :p ). Just got up and felt like quilling a pair of eyes and I here I am sharing them with you.
A tutorial for an easy to make pair of quilled earrings is outlined here. You will need quilling strips, jump rings, earring hooks and two pearls to make this earring.
I thought of starting a series of quilled jewelry drawing inspiration from things I come across in the so called ‘everyday life’. The first in the series is this pair of quilled earrings inspired by traffic signals.
For beginners of 3D/Modular origami, this origami hat model would be ideal. It would not test your patience much and it is simple to assemble too.
Its been a couple of months since I started quilling. It was high time I started using quilling comb and other tools. I was quite fascinated by the pattern one could do using a simple comb and quilling paper.
Here is how you could make petal structures using a regular comb (no I haven’t used the quilling comb).
Patachitra paintings, the traditional paintings of the state of Odisha (Orissa) are paintings done on fabric such as Tusser silk, cotton, jute and on palm leaves. The name Patachitra stems from the Sanskrit “Pata” which means cloth and “Chitra” which means painting. This form of painting is said to have originated in the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.
With just a few more days for Easter, I just thought I’d make a 3 dimensional origami Easter Egg.
The Andy Warhol effect is one of the beginner level effects that you could try out in Photoshop. This is a simple tutorial with some basic photo editing utilities of Adobe Photoshop CS5 used.
A caterpillar could be made out of play clay by kids using a few simple steps outlined below.
The origami fortune teller is one of the origami models we would have made during our childhood days. This fortune teller has sure helped me make some ‘important’ decisions!
Here is how you could make a colorful origami fortune teller model. Now you can get to know what the future has in store for you!