Crafts Archive

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 the 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!!

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 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.

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!!

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.

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

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.

Ethnic Clay earrings – DIY

A simple tutorial that will show you how ethnic clay earrings can be made using self hardening clay, acrylic colors, eye pins and fish hook ear wires.  The technique used is simple and can be used to make your own terracotta jewelry style earrings to go with

3D Origami Mini Fish – Tutorial

Here is a tutorial explaining how to make a 3D origami mini fish… this is a model suitable for beginners with simple assembly and requiring only a few paper triangular units.

3D Origami Dragon – Tutorial

One of the popular Chinese origami models is the three dimensional origami dragon made using triangular units of folded paper. This is a mini dragon model and the assembly is pretty simple!

Floating Kundan Diya in green shades – DIY

The previous kundan diya tutorial evoked a good response and I was asked to add a few more such designs… So here goes – a floating kundan diya made using different materials in shades of green. As always, a tutorial follows!

Quilling Paper Jhumkas – DIY

Here is a pair of  quilling paper jhumkas made using quilling strips in red shade and green crystal beads with an ethnic touch. The colors of the bead and paper used provide a rich contrast to the piece.

Quilling Jhumkas with daffodil bead – DIY

A simple paper quilling coil can be converted into a jhumka to make your own pair of pretty earrings with a different style. The earrings pair made here uses paper quilling jhumkas and frosted daffodil beads in two mild colors.

Nursery wall art – DIY

Here is a tutorial on making a cool nursery wall art on a piece of card stock. The technique can be extended to make a similar piece on canvas and cloth to adorn your wall!

Madhubani Bookmark – DIY

As the love for Madhubani continues to grow, here is how you could make some classy bookmarks designed the Madhubani way. Following is a tutorial on making madhubani bookmarks…