Monthly Archive:: May 2012

Cherry Blossoms Kusudama – Tutorial

There are many types of the traditional kusudama. This beautiful art of paper folding will never stop surprising you. The various patterns and the different method of making the units only result in increasing my kusudama addiction! The one we see here is a Sakuradama or a

Origami Samurai Helmet

Hat making is always cherished by kids as it is something they can make, wear and ‘show off’ with pride. Origami Samurai helmet or hat is a fun origami model for kids to make and wear. It involves a few easy steps and will come in handy

Origami Heart Corner Bookmark Tutorial

A lovely corner bookmark made using a few simple folds of paper. This bookmark can be made as a Valentines’s Day give away with initials inscribed. I’ve used handmade paper to make this bookmark. You can even make a banner with these paper hearts.

Stone Studded Push Pins

Push pins can be transformed into pretty pieces with rhinestone toppings in a few minutes. These board pins can add an element of sparkle to your work space and lift up your mood. Crystals can alternatively be used for this.

Foam Masquerade Mask

Craft foam Masquerade Masks – in a few quick steps.

Beginner Idukku Pulli Kolam – Steps

Idukku pulli kolam is a type of pulli kolam (dotted kolam) which is drawn on a base of interlaced dots/oodu pulli/idukku pulli. This is a simple idukku pulli kolam for beginners to get comfortable with this type of pulli kolam.

Tissue Paper Doilies – DIY

This is how you could make tissue paper doilies using the technique of kirigami. The method is similar to how we made paper snowflakes. You can make similar kind of doilies using starched fabric as well with crisper cuts for a clear pattern.

Spiral Foam Roses – Tutorial

This DIY tutorial will show you how to make foam roses using the spiral cut technique. This is one of the old techniques to make roses quickly. The technique is simple and you can make these along with your kids as a fun project. Supplies: We will

3D Origami Butterfly – Tutorial

3D Origami is so addictive…I just can’t stop making these models… albeit time consuming! I loved the colors in this origami butterfly…

Lace Earrings – DIY

A piece of lace ribbon can be transformed into a piece of elegant jewelry within minutes. Here is the tutorial… But before we begin… the steps to make these earrings depends on the type of lace chosen, so this is just to give an idea and get

Father’s Day Foam Pin

Here is a simple craft that kids could do using craft foam for father’s day.

Easy Ribbon Flowers Tutorial

Satin ribbons are used for making a variety of accessories and embellishments. Following the tutorial on making hair bows, here is how you can make cute ribbon flowers using satin ribbons.

Satin Anemone Rosette Headband

Satin ribbon has been used to make this simple satin anemone flower rosette. These rosettes can be used to adorn headbands, to make boutonnières and so on..

Sikku Border Kolams

Our earlier collection of Sikku Kolams turned out to be useful for a lot of our readers. So I thought of following that with this collection of border kolams in sikku designs (using continuous lines). 

Oyster Shell Wedding Ring Holder

A friend of mine brought a small oyster shell when she had been to the beach some time back. Here is the oyster shell transformed into something else which is suitable for a DIY wedding… ‘Beach theme’ maybe?!

Pretty Pink Princess Crown – Foam Craft

Craft foam can be used for multiple craft projects for kids. Here is one such craft which you could make along with your kids and they will have fun too.

Origami Heart Wreath – Tutorial

The art of making origami models using triangular units is an awesome technique indeed! Triangular paper units can be used to make different models ranging from simple to complex. The model shown here is a simple heart wreath and is perfect for Valentine’s Day decor.

Paper Roses Quilling

This is a simple tutorial on paper roses quilling. You will need a paper strip and a slotted quilling tool to make these roses. This isn’t really an advanced technique, so even beginners could get this done quite easily.

Rhinestone Coasters – Party Special

These simple to make rhinestone coasters are suitable for parties bringing with them some sparkle. You would need a wooden or ceramic tile of a suitable size, some rhinestones and white adhesive (or Mod Podge). Pre-cut wooden floor samples (laminated) work very well for these coasters.

Vintage Lace Bookmark

Different styles of  bookmarks can be made using cardstock. Shown here is a simple vintage style bookmark that can be made using lace and handmade paper. Few embellishments and glitter have also been used.

How to Make Accordion Flowers

Paper accordion flowers are one of the ‘really easy’ flowers to make. You can put these up as party decor, make a bouquet of these flowers or use them as embellishments on cards and gift wraps.

Felt Hydrangea Flowers – DIY

Hydrangeas, the small and pretty flowers are one of my favorites. I made a little bouquet of pink hydrangeas to give my mom this mother’s day. And the cherry on top is that I get to use my favorite material – felt. I saw a beautiful bouquet of clay

Decorative Incense Sticks Holder

A small work of mine – giving a makeover to a dull incense holder using acrylic colors. I found an incense holder which was dumped in the closet some time back. Probably I had thought it was too dull to go into my puja room. But today

Paddle Hand Fan – DIY

This is the ‘how to’ on making a paddle hand fan using corrugated card board.