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!
Category: For your Home Craft Ideas
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.
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 to be assembled. Contrasting color stones in blue and orange have been used.
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.
Wooden Rangoli making tutorial made on a wooden base and decorated using green metallic acrylic color, kundan stones, pearl beads and glitter glue.
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.
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.
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 wooden base in rich gold and silver colors.
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.
Recently I made quite a large painting on a sheet of thermocol for my wall. Here is the thermocol wall art…
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 than the reverse glass painting technique.
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 I was in a mood of putting it to use but there was no way these elephants were going the same way.
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.
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.
Here is the tutorial based on my attempt at making an Origami vase. As you can see, a round vase design has been made.
Clay murals can be done on almost any surface. In this tutorial, you will see how a clay mural can be done on a block of wood.
This is just a simple tutorial on how you could add a little ethnic touch to your cushion covers.
You need about 15 minutes to get this done.
Madhubani Paintings, also known as Mithila paintings is one of the ancient forms of painting which originated in Mithila, in the state of Bihar. The paints were made using natural dyes/pigments and painted using twigs or fingers. In the ancient days, the mud walls of houses served as the canvas for this art while these days Madhubani paintings are done on canvas, handmade paper or cloth.
As an admirer of this form of painting, and as a beginner, this is my first attempt at making a simple Madhubani design on a mud pot.
There were so many gift wrappers lying around and I had to use them up. So I took an old terracotta pot and decided to give a decoupage face lift to the old pot.
Here is a simple method of making jute coasters. If you’ve got ten minutes to spare, you can make these coasters for your table.
Any old bottle lying around at your home can be converted into an elegant vase. You can use jute or woolen yarn (or use them both!) to make vases with this technique.
Here is a simple technique to make corner bookmarks using card stock. These corner bookmarks are quite useful and they look cute too!
You can make unique bookmarks in different designs using this method. Bookmarks make good giveaways too. You can customize these to suit different occasions.