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
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
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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. So shall we begin?
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
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.
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.
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.
You are going to be seeing kundan rangolis a lot more for the next few weeks. Its festive season and what can bring more sparkle and color to Navratri or Diwali celebrations than a colorful kundan rangoli?! Here is one such floating rangoli plate made on a
Here is the first kundan rangoli in the series of rearrange-able kundan rangolis that I plan to feature. Let’s get ready to welcome the festive season with these colorful and sparkly floating rangoli designs.
This is a simple craft which can be done for Lord Ganesh marking the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. This work would take about 30 minutes of your time and can be customized in different colors and designs as per your choice.
This tutorial will show how to make a glass painting design on glassware for a stained glass effect in a few simple steps. The stained glass effect is generally seen on windows and decorative glassware. This is one of the widely used techniques in painting glass other
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.
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.
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
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.