Tuesday, March 18, 2014

stocking(nylone knee-Hi) flowers

Stocking flowers are very popular in India, and I wanted to make them very badly. But it's hard to find stocking cloth here in US(if some one know where to find them Pls let me know). So I looked for something that looked just like that.
Here is what I found and what I did.


Items
Queen size Knee-hi Sandalfoot
(bought at Walmart for 33cents and is used for 6 to 8 flowers)
floral wire (thin and thick)
floral green tape
thread
scissors
wire cutter
Sharpie Permanent markers




1.Cut the thin floral wire about 8 inches- need 5 of them


2. Using something that is round in shape and make a loop using that.

3. Do the same with all the 5 wires.

4. Now twist the wire and form the loop.

5.Open the Knee Hi's and cut of the top part and cut it to open like a rectangle. 





6.start from one end and cover the loops that we made with this cloth.The cloth is stretchable, so pull cloth as far as possible.

7.Close it and tie it with thread.

8.Using sharpie marker color them just you like.


9.take some plastic pollen (I made the pollens using thin floral wire, glue and Mustard seeds)and attach to thick floral wire using floral tape.


10.Now attach the petals.and tie a knot using thread.Just make sure it is tight and secure.


11. Now cover the bottom part using floral tape.




Arrange them just the way you like.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Card board Display rack

Yesterday, in my son's school there was an award function. Each kid gets an award for their unique quality. That function was really lovely. This is the second year my son is getting that award. He got some other trophies too, which I wanted to display in him room. So I was looking for a nice display rack. While searching I came across this nice cardboard display rack. This is really easy to make and is cheap. I spent 2$ for this rack.
Used cardboards(on hand)
Sticker sheet(1$)
Hot glue(1$)
Here is the link for that beautiful rack.
http://aweekfromthursday.com/2011/01/d-i-y-cardboard-shelf-tutorial/

I just replaced paint with sticker sheet that we use for counters.

here is the my display rack with my son's awards....