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…
In this project, we attempt to make a wall hanging of quilled flowers and leaves in a simple and elegant pattern. Quilling strips in Orange, Off white and green have been primarily used for this work.
Popsicle sticks or craft sticks as they are referred to can be used in a variety of easy craft projects for kids. This tutorial shows how a Popsicle sticks coaster can be made in a few quick steps.
Its hard to imagine how a few rhinestones and a piece of foam can give us these lovely pieces of adornments for a home. Here is a tutorial on how to make a floating kundan diya with simple tea-light candles and rhinestones.
The 3D Origami Penguin is an easy modular origami model that is suitable for beginners and can be done with a total of just 147 units!
This newspaper basket DIY shows you how to weave a basket out of newspaper strips. A cool up-cycling project that can be done by kids too! All you need is some old newspapers, thin cardboard, scissors and glue.
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After a brief hiatus, I am back with this tutorial on how some really lovely and cheerful tulips can be made using crepe paper or duplex paper. The technique of making these flowers is explained below…
For some time now, we’ve been seeing different kundan rangoli designs made on wooden bases. This rangoli here is made on a transparent sheet. It is designed such that it can be set around a puja lamp. This is a single piece rangoli and does not need to be assembled. Contrasting color stones in blue and orange have been used.
A few types of quilling hearts have been showcased here. This is just an idea of the various patterns one could do with the quilling technique. Quilling heart patterns can be done by fringing and crimping the strips too. These quilling shapes can be used in making accessories, as embellishment on cards and more!
Quick to make heart cake toppers can add more charm to your Valentines day celebrations! These toppers are made using patterned cards and mounted on toothpicks.
Handmade Christmas card made using card stock, patterned card, floral embellishments and paper quilling strips.
Here is a handmade Christmas card made using patterned card, card stock and paper strips for quilling. Small rhinestones have been used minimally for an extra bling. The colors are cheerful and that’s what I like about it!
Bead earrings made with the typical five petal quilling flower in black and white – the colors that never go out of style! Basic beading and quilling techniques used in the DIY that follows.
Star ornaments are the easy origami models to make and they are yet so charming!! The origami star ornament we see in this tutorial is one of the simple models around and can be made as a Christmas ornament, a holiday decor in big and small sizes or even as a pair of earrings!
A few neat paper folds can get you these pretty decorative origami Christmas trees – you can use them as ornaments, table center pieces and decor. These are very simple to make too… Check out the tutorial below.
This tutorial shows how a quilling poinsettia ornament can be made to add charm to your Christmas tree. These adorable ornaments are pretty simple to make and are quilled using strips of paper.
Madhubani or Mithila paintings are one of the traditional paintings of India and are known for their bright colors and distinct style. In this tutorial here, we try to bring this beautiful art form in small colorful magnets made out of clay.
Here is a handmade christmas card made using red card stock as base. Patterned paper, glitter glue, rhinestones and sequins have been used to make this simple Christmas card.
Around Diwali time, kids are enthusiastic to play with colors and make something that they can proudly show everyone. This is a Diwali decor that kids (ages 7+) can make using primarily paper cups, colors and sparkle glue. Minimal adult supervision would be required. This decor piece is good as a year around doorway hanging too.
Wooden Rangoli making tutorial made on a wooden base and decorated using green metallic acrylic color, kundan stones, pearl beads and glitter glue.
The technique of quilling leaves with paper strips has been shown. Leaves can be made in different patterns – here two such patterns are shown. The technique shown here is also used to make flowers and various other designs. Let’s see how to quill leaves…
A selection of 4 decorative diyas (lamps) has been showcased. One of the diya designs comes with a tutorial – these ideas are fairly easy and are made using metallic acrylic colors, rhinestones and sparkle glue.
Instructions to make a 3D Origami Tulip using triangular units of paper with the Modular origami technique have been provided. The steps are fairly simple and this is a beginner level modular origami model.
Navratri, the nine days of celebrating victory of good over evil begins today. On this day, we have a round-up of simple Navratri craft ideas that could make the “Golu” – dolls display more special.
This is a handmade card for Diwali. Basic card making supplies such as card stock, pattern paper, glitter glue and few embellishments have been used to make this card. This Handmade Diwali Card can be made in little time and the design is hence suitable for making many cards in a short time.
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Today we will see a 3D Origami Bowl model to hold colorful candy. This 3D Origami bowl is a bit time consuming and can be done in different sizes and designs depending on your taste. The tutorial here will give you an idea of the technique.
Instructions to fold an origami turkey using paper. This is a simple model which kids can do as a Thanksgiving day project. Many such turkeys can be made in different colors and strung like a banner – easy Thanksgiving decor!
Continuing in our series of Diwali crafts, here we attempt to make a set of decorative diyas and thali. For a change, shades of blue have been used in this decor set. This decorative diya – thali set can also be gifted to your dear ones.
Make these cute cupcake toothpick toppers in no time using construction paper and some colors. This could be a fun halloween project for kids to do too! You can come up with different designs to suit your theme.