A semi-circular kundan rangoli mat is made using white and red rhinestones, some paisley shaped embellishments and a transparent plastic sheet (OHP Sheet).Read More »
A very warm hello and a Happy Diwali to all the readers! I hope this festive time is real fun for al...
For a few years now, we have been seeing interesting ways to decorate diyas to deck up your home dur...
Here is a set of brightly colored clay diyas for Karthigai. This is yet another diya decoration proj...
Have you seen the traditional silk sarees of Kancheepuram? If yes, you would have seen the famous te...
Diwali is the time when we get to exchange sweets and gifts with our close ones… Here is a tha...
A semi-circular kundan rangoli mat is made using white and red rhinestones, some paisley shaped embe...
This tutorial shows how a quilled paisley pattern pendant can be done. Quilling strips available for making jewellery have been used for this pendant. (Bought from : Ananda stationery, Adyar Chennai), And as always, steps in detail can be seen as you scroll down!Read More »
Here is how you can use rhinestones and acrylic colors to decorate a pot made of clay… It is a simple project…I have chosen the color, pattern and way of decorating the pot purely based on the shape of my pot. You can get creative and try with different patterns depending on the shape of your pot – let us head over to the rhinestone pot decor tutorial!Read More »
Few days back we featured a tutorial on how a coaster can be made using clay. Here is another tutorial on similar lines… this is a colorful clay coaster made using air dry terracotta clay.Read More »
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 out of metal at the back with which these butterflies can be hung to make pretty pieces of decor. So here we are about to see how to make clay butterfly decor.Read More »
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 a closet artist for long. My continuous nagging has finally brought one of his art projects to light… our latest guest contributor – my dearest husband !! This coaster has been made using air dry terracotta clay. He had bought this in Ananda stationery, Adyar Chennai.Read More »
Here is a colorful birthday card made with supplies that are easily available. And making this caard takes less than half hour…so that’s pretty cool too!!Read More »
There is a smaller entrance to our house and everyday, we draw some small kolam pattern in front of this entrance. I got bored with the usual small patterns that I drew and so, I came up with these tiny sikku kolams which are drawn on a 3 X 3 dot matrix. Some of these kolams are age old patterns while the rest are just products of my imagination. These are real simple to drawn and will also come in handy for those living in apartments.Read More »
Dastkar is a society for craftspeople based out of India.The organisation conducts various exhibitions and melas to bring the work of craftspeople to a common platform in an organized manner. I had been to one of Dastkar’s recent exhibitions at Chennai and loved it! A glimpse of what I got to see is here…Read More »
Craft foam is a fun material to work with. The bright colors are suitable for a variety of craft projects. Here is a simple project with steps on how to make foam magnets.Read More »
A ‘Missing you’ quilled card has been made using plain white card stock and quilling strips.Read More »
This is a DIY on making quiling earrings in the Christmassy colors red and green. This is my first attempt at making something using Susan’s beehive quilling technique as well! So let’s begin the tute on making these pretty pair of Christmassy earrings…!Read More »
Here is a handmade quilling Christmas tree card made using patterned card, white card stock and paper strips for quilling. Small white rhinestones have been used minimally. The colors are mild giving the card a simple and elegant look.Read More »
Tulsi pot or tulsi maadam as it is called is considered auspicious and adorns many homes. This tutorial shows how a tulsi pot shaped diya can be decorated in a simple and charming manner.Read More »
This tutorial shows how to make a pair of tightly quilled earrings using purple and magenta color quilled strips.Read More »