MOM is the word

Yesterday was Mother’s day and I had to do something special for my mom. I can’t describe in words what she means to me or what she has done for me. I guess this applies to all of us, no?
 
So this is what I made for her, a card with the word ‘Mom’ quilled. The card took me around 6 hours to complete. I used my mom’s favorite colors in the design just to make it more personal 🙂
 
So here is the sketch as well and the final design. Let me know what you think!
The sketch:
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The design:
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This is my entry for Pratvam Progs contest.
Also, Happy Mother’s day to all the mommies reading my blog.​ 

Home Sweet Home

It’s been few months since we moved into our new house and I am still coming up with ideas to decorate it. The husband is nice and let’s me do whatever I want and that just make things better for me:D

So, I came across some cute ‘home sweet home’ wall art on pinterest and I was oh so inspired. So this is what I created using canvas, acrylic paint, mdf alphabet cut-outs and glue.

I made the first design basis the decor of my living room. The tree is a wall decal from kwikdeko (they have some awesome and affordable wall decal options. Do check the out!) but the birds and and the bird house are painted by me.

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So this is Version 1:

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My friends and family loved this so much that I decided to come up with another version. This was a gift for my parents 🙂 My dad is very fond of owls and hence I decided to paint that on their piece.

This is how version 2 looks like:

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These are the 2 versions 🙂 Which one is your favorite? Do share your feedback! Happy Crafting!!!

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DIY Moroccan t-light holder

So I made this Moroccan t-light holder and posted on my FB page. It was loved by many and hence I decided to come up with a tutorial which will help everyone up-cycle + have this beauty in their own house.

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Supplies needed: Empty Jam jar/pickle jar, solvent based glass colors, brush, glass liner (That’s it!)

Step 1: Clean the glass bottles nicely and remove all the labels.

Tip: You could soak the jars in warm water to expedite the process 🙂 Use the jar only when it is completely dry and clean.

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Step 2: Use solvent based glass colors to color the inside of the jar. All you would need to do it is pour the colors and swirl it till all the inside surface is coated. Use a brush only to touch up the missed areas. Let it dry for an hour at least before you touch them.

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Tip: Invert the jar and use the lid of the jar to drain off the excess color

The jars drying after the initial coat. I have used single coat only as I wanted to make them translucent. Too many coats will make the jar opaque and hence affect the brightness when you light a candle.

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Step 3: Post that use a glass liner to draw some fine intricate designs. Moroccan lamps are generally very colorful and have designs in golden or black. So you could use either of those 2 colors for making the designs.

Tip: If your freehand drawing is not good, then you could take a henna design and and stick it with tape on the inside of the jar. Then you could trace the design from outside with the glass liner. Remove the tape once done.

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Step 4: After your design is done, let it air dry for 2-3 hours. Do not touch the jar till then.

Tip: Use a forcep (chimta) to put the t-light inside the jar.

This is how the jars look finally with the t-light inside 🙂

This jars are now an integral part of my living room decor. Do leave your comments if you liked the work 🙂

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DIY 3D Butterfly

Hello peeps

So finally I present my first DIY project on the blog. This is a simple idea to decorate your wall, soft board or a piece of furniture. You don’t need to be a crafting genius to do this, its simple and quick and most importantly very pretty. I was inspired by Liana Marcle’s video on YouTube. I  loved what she has done, but I have added my own twists to it. Check the step by step instructions to make your own butterfly 🙂

This is what I did with these beauties. Made my Urban Ladder mirror look pretty and dressy. Now it’s your turn!

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The 3D butterfly

Supplies needed: Butterfly prints,scissors, black acrylic paint, paint brush, wire, pearls, double sided tape or glue drop and m-seal or black clay

Step 1:Google for butterfly images online. You could pick whatever attracts your attention the most 😉

Step 2:Print them, in a size you want. I had 2 butterflies on one A4 size sheet. Pick a size basis the place you will be using them

Step 3:Cut the butterflies along the border

Step 4: Then fold the butterfly along the center (3D effect)

Step 5: Take some m-seal, mix it well and make a small cylindrical shape out of it (This for the body). You could use clay to do the same thing as well. Stick it to the center of the butterfly and let it dry. Color the shape with black acrylic color

Step 6: Get regular wire from a hardware store. Something which can be easily cut with scissors. Cut small pieces for the antenna and insert them in the m-seal or clay shape while they are still wet.

Step 7: Use a small size pearl to create the head (Not a compulsory step)

Step 8: Turn the butterfly after the m-seal/clay has dried and stick either a double sided tape or glue drop to it

Step 9:The 3D butterfly is ready for decoration!

Here is the collage of the steps. Do try it out and share your picture with me 🙂

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C.A.R.N.I.V.A.L

C.A.R.N.I.V.A.L

My latest creation, a quilled carnival mask 🙂 This is my entry for the Handmade n Beyond Carnival contest.

Here I have tried my hand in paper cutting along with stone setting and of course quilling. I wanted the mask to look glamorous and thus crystals did the trick for me. I have also used feathers for embellishment.

So what do you think? It does justice to the theme?

Awaiting your comments 🙂

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

Butterflies have always inspired , delighted and astonished me. A sign of change, beauty and freedom. I just love them!

So when we moved into our new house I decided to have at least one wall-art dedicated to them. I came across many options online (paintings, decals, etc) but none of them made me go ‘WOW’! Hence I decided to do something myself. I saw some online reference and sketched the entire butterfly and decided to quill it. Post that was the mammoth task of mixing and matching colors. This entire piece took me around 20-25 hours to complete. It was exhausting, but am finally happy with the outcome.

Here are the pics! 🙂 Do let me know if you liked it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Close up!

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