Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cardboard swan - Wall hanger/decor....

Recently I got many packages from amazon and my storage was filled with lot of cardboard boxes...
So I thought to use them in my craft work and it came out well...
here is what I have tried

Items used
Black Velvet cloth
white paper
Craft knife
a lace
All purpose glue/Fabric Glue

Step 1
Cut the cardboard in to A4 size(8.3inx11.7in) using craft knife/scissors.

Step 2
Take a velvet cloth 1 inch more of cardboard. Here we took cardboard of 8.3 in x 11.7 in. so we need velvet cloth of 9.3in x 12.7in. 

Step 3
Using fabric glue or all purpose glue, cover the cardboard with velvet cloth.
Step 4
Now draw a design(here i took swan) on white paper, and cut each piece of design into individual pieces.

Step 5
Take another cardboard and trace each piece of design on it.
Cut those design pieces using crafts knife.
Drawing on white paper and tracing makes the design crisp and neat.

Step 6
Now stick the cardboard pieces on the cardboard covered with velvet cloth.

Step 7
Rest is our taste. I used glitter to cover the card board edges and as a border I used a beautiful lace.

Step 8
Make a provision for hanging using the same lace.'s done...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Freezer paper stencil for fabric painting

Yesterday I brought a white t-shirt for my son and he started complaining that he did not like that shirt at all.....
I asked him the reason for that and he told it is just a plain white shirt, and it did not have any pic on it. So I thought and said him why not we paint a pic on your shirt and then you can wear it. So he became so excited and agreed to that idea. So now it's time for him to choose a pic and he wanted to paint that pic all by himself. Now it's a problem for me...then I remembered the article I read on Pintrest, how we can make stencils from Freezer paper and do fabric we tried that and it really came out well....and he is happy to wear that shirt...he is happy and so I am happy...after all that's all that matters right...

Items we used

  • Freezer paper
  • A train picture(that's what my son liked)
  • scissors to cut
  • Iron (to temporarily stick freezer paper to the fabric)
  • Fabric color
  • 3D Liner
  • Sponge (to paint)
  • Empty Cereal box(to protect other side of the fabric)
  • T-shirt(of course!!!)

Here is what we did...

  1. Pre-wash the fabric and dry the fabric to remove any chemicals.
  2. Iron the fabric to remove wrinkles.
  3. choose a pic of your choice and print it on normal paper.
  4. Now place the freezer paper on the pic and trace it.
  5. Now cut the pic
  6. Place the glossy side of freezer paper on the fabric and iron it for 30 sec. It will stick to the fabric.
  7. Take an empty cereal box and make it flat. Put that in between two layers of fabric.
  8. Now it's time to paint. Use the sponge and paint it inside the pic.( my son did this part all by himself...and he was very happy with that)
  9. Remove the freezer paper.
  10. using the out liner decorate your pic.
  11. let it dry for 24 hrs. then its ready to wear....

Friday, November 15, 2013

Candle stand/holder with Lemon juice bottle-Recycling craft

Whenever I see a plastic bottle of any kind I feel like either recycle it or doing some thing out of it. Lemon juice bottle, which I rarely use, is there in our fridge from so many days. I thought it crossed it's expiration date and I just emptied it. When I saw the bright color of that bottle and as Christmas is around, I could just think of a candle stand out of it. So i tried and outcome was wonderful.
Here is what I did....
Items Used
1. Lemon juice bottle
2. Glitter
3. Glue
4. Scissors
5. Hot glue
6. Candle, of course.
7. Marker(brown or purple)
8. Cotton swabs-2


1. Separate the base of the bottle using scissors. Keep this base aside, later we will use it.

 2. Draw petals as shown and cut them using scissors.
3. It should look like this.
Just press it a little bit to open up the petals as shown.

 4. Remove the cap and trim it as shown.
5. I used candle to avoid sharp edge.

6. Using marker, in the center, draw some pollen.
7. apply glue around inside of the petals, and sprinkle glitter.

8. Shake off the extra glitter. I used cotton swabs to remove glitter that stuck on.
9. Repeat the same thing on the outer side of the petals.
10. Using hot glue attach the base as shown in the pic.

11.Ta da.... You are the candle and light it...and enjoy !!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pongal My favorite festival specials....

In my native place, in January we have a festival called "Pongal". For this festival there are so many fun things we do. Bhogi mantalu ( bonfire), rangolis, bommala koluvu( display of different kinds of dolls and statues and replicas of parks..etc) are few of those fun stuff... I like all these things and these are few pics of those lovely events....
growing grass on soil


replica of a park