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Clay modelling – Pen holder for kids DIY


Clay modelling till some time back was associated with something that kids play with, but thankfully no longer! Clay has taken the imagination of crafters by storm and every day they are churning out beautiful pieces in scores. There are so many types of clay available and we always get the one available which suits our requirement. Of these, my favourite is Shilpkar. It is actually not clay but epoxy and works very well for my crafting needs. It is air dry clay and doesn’t require any baking. You can make almost anything out of it – be it jewelery, decor pieces, murals or utility articles. So there was something ...

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Silent night – quilled Christmas Card – DIY


It has been a while that I have written a blog on quilling, wait no longer! Paper quilling is one of the most and trending crafts nowadays, one of the reasons would definitely be it is so simple to do and the results are so pretty. Quilling has been around for a while now.  Nuns of the middle ages used to decorate their prayer books with paper filigree which has been reinvented to be named as quilling. Christmas is around the corner and it is time to spread some holiday cheer with quilling! Make this gorgeous card with the little ones. Initiate the hobby and in no time you will ...

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How to make a paper lantern for Diwali – DIY

diwali lantern diy

A very warm hello and a Happy Diwali to all the readers! I hope this festive time is real fun for all of you and the New Year brings in loads of joy and success to all of you! Diwali, my favourite festival, is a time to rejoice and spread love and happiness. I totally love the bright faces and bright lights all around. Every year people find out newer ways to decorate and light up their homes! I always wanted to make a nice kandil (paper lantern) of my own, since childhood. Most of the houses in our locality used to have this quintessential star lantern at the entrance ...

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Simple beautiful decoupage on bottle

Bottle decoupage

It has been sort of slack for a couple of weeks now but guess not for long now as we are almost into the festive season. Come August and there is little respite till the New Year. I was reading an article on how more and more people in urban India are getting into the DIY mode. DIYs or ‘Do it yourself’ has been very popular these days and it has become a part of our culture. There is an introduction of an unheard product, concept or hobby almost every month. Like the other day I came to know about milk paint which is made from milk products and is ...

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Origami Knick knacks boxes – Tutorial

Hi guys! How is this year treating you? One quarter gone already in a jiffy and there is so much to do and learn. I happened to learn a new craft last month called ‘Kirigami’. It is cutting of the paper in intricate patterns and shapes. It is a variation of ‘Origami’ and dear ol’ Origami needs no introduction. The appearance of ‘kaagaz ki kashtis’ in the aftermath of torrential rains and the subsequent fun is still as fresh as yesterday. Origami the simplest and at the same time the most complicated of the crafts. Avoided till recently as not complicated craft enough for serious crafters, it has come back ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Decoupage

Decoupage - Image 3 - Letter Holder

Derived from the French word ‘découper’ which means to cut out, decoupage refers to the art of layering cutouts of pictures onto an object. The process is completed by coating the object with multiple layers of varnish. Paper-mâché items, glass, wood, and vases can be enhanced using this technique. The winning quality of this art is how the varnish causes the end product to look like it has been meticulously painted upon. What could you decorate? A wide variety of household items may be decorated, including boxes, flower pots, mirrors, photo frames, trays, lamps, and furniture pieces. You may either choose to revamp the existing objects, or buy plain items ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Paper Quilling Tools


A Beginner’s Guide To Paper Quilling Tools The thought of starting a new craft seems to be quite intimidating for most of us. It is not the fear of whether you will be able to excel in it or not, but the fear of lack of right tools to get started. Thankfully, it is not the case with paper quilling. To begin with this fantastic paper craft, you simply need a quilling tool, glue, and quilling strips. But as you proceed further, you need to invest in quilling tools to excel in this craft to complete some fantastic projects like wall art, home décor, jewelry, painting, photo frames and more. ...

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