Thursday, July 17, 2014

DIY Twig Craft

Oscar Wilde said, "No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist"

Oh ,What truth did this great man speak! Creativity needs an illusionistic and an experimental mind. A mind that can see beyond the regularities and similarities between the colossal things around us. Ahem, just like how you see a big fat chicken and imagine a dish of hot & steamy chicken tikka masala crossing the road..yeah..that's also the work of a ingenious brain. 

Everyone is creative in their own way. Small children are creative in ways that we adults cannot imagine. An unperturbed mind of a child is so full of ideas and imagination that it could lift a big barrel of water with its weight, shoot it in the crisp air and pour it down in its rainbow colors of rain even shying away the rain gods. Observe an ant, and you will see how creative it is in kidnapping those small droppings of food in the kitchen to its ant haven. 

The twig craft?? 
  O.K let's come to this.
 Getting natural elements into the interior of a house gives a splendid and earthly look.
 I tried to inculcate a lot if twigs into crafting. 
Here are the things that I did.

A swarm of tiny twigs with woolen Pom Poms
in a vase that looks like , ....I guess a duck!
 Makes a good centerpiece for a table.

A hanging wall art made with twigs, leftover mount boards of used photo frames and lace. 

Another hanging wall art made with twigs and woolen. I then painted the silhouette of birds perched on it.

Branches of a tree festooned with beads adorned the huge vases. 

Note: No tree or plant was harmed or broken or felled during the making of these crafts. And if you wanna try these crafts, please do wash the twigs and stuff ,with water and drying it before working on them. 

Ok, all you ladybugs, before I hit the trundle and snore to wake up my neighbors, wish me goodnight!

Friday, April 18, 2014

DIYs for my New Home

Like empty vessels, they made noises. They cried, they cribbed, they vowed to denounce the greedy, mean and the selfish.
But alas, what a shame! When it came the time to show off our power to dethrone the bad, they kicked up a fuss, they partied, they vacationed, they slept and they just forgot about it!
This is the state of our country! 
Social responsibility is like the wrapper of a candy thrown on the streets in our country. Eat all the goodness our country has to offer and don't bother to clean up the wrapper when the time comes. 

Change can only come when people allow the good changes to come. 

Moving on!

Here's a big show off of all the DIYs I did for my new home;)

Canvas wall art in the photo gallery

Bead hangings

Art on a wood piece

Sewing Machine cover with old clothes and jeans

Paintings in acrylic

Art in embroidery loops.
Chandelier made with beads on a fruit basket.
Above is mirror frame art, below is kids room decor on door

Thats's all the Diy for now. 

Those of you who still in India and still have  a chance to vote, plz VOTE!

Take care.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello there and DIY tiny planter

Hello there, all you lovely people. I know I know , it's been such a loooooooong time that you almost forgot this small space of mine on the internet, right? 

'twas a big change in our lives. We moved back to india, getting settled here, setting up the house, school, office, work , that and this, and oh you know how it is when we have to accommodate such a big change. 

So that was all going on and so this past year I was inactive in here.

Its joke time;
Hubby while watching cricket :yes its a six
My son: Appa not six,its seven;)

Moving on...

Now lets do a tiny planter. I'm in really love with those tiny white planter which succulents available in the market these days. So I thought of making one in my own style. 

What u need:
Rope or any thicker thread of your choice
Yellow and green felt clothes / artificial flowers
Sand/ pebbles to fill in the container
Any small container or an old box
Glue , scissor

How to:

I had this small thing that looks like a container. It's about the height of my index finger. 

Apply fevicol or any glue you have and start applying it from the bottom and simultaneously take a rope and start taping it from bottom up until you cover the whole container.

Next, time to make few felt flowers. I just made 3 of them .

Like see in these pics above, you have to make a small circle on a thick paper or cardboard and put the string around it, wrap green felt on string for the stem.

Cut  a long yellow felt ribbon, make tiny cuts along its length for the petals or just leave it plain and just roll it and paste it on one side of the cardboard. Cover the other exposed side of cardboard(that's the behind of flower with felt).

Now all you have to do is fill the container with pebbles or sand, place the felt flowers in it. I also placed tiny store bought white flowers ( or make your own ) along with it. 

Voila done! 

Now you can place it on your window sill like me or put it wherever , whatever place you want to adorn it with. 

Rain or Shine, it will make you Smile!

Happy crafting until next time.