Yellow Craft

Imagine… Craft… then touch your imagination…

Murals and 3D Paintings

Learn Murals, 3D, Ceramic, Relif art work...

Paper Mache Craft

Make these beautiful things with Newspaper..

Kids Craft

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Polymer Clay Crafts

Homemade Colorful clay, for all 3D art works.

Recycle Redesign Reuse

A crafty touch works like magic wand, Does the glue bottle doll looks like Cinerella? ;)

Paper Crafts

So many color shades, easy to work, let's use Paper today.

Pressed Flower Art

Fresh or Dry, a flower gives beatiful memories, Let's preserve its beauty.

Clay Dolls

Dolls.. Playing with them or creating them, they are always Fun.

Cone Art

Super easy, Cone work, for the setisfection of creating Intricate designs.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plastic Bottle – Mini Basket

“Gifts” are wonderful things. Isn’t it? Both the persons become happy. Return gift of gifting your loved one is viewing the mild facial expression changes - while receiving the gift, opening the wrapping paper and the happiness after watching the gift. But what makes it more special is “how” you are giving the gift.
Some days back my best friend visited my house and I brought a small gift for her. It was nicely packed but handing over that small box was not doing well, so I thought of creating this small basket. I am happy that she liked everything, first the basket, then the gift packing and lastly the gift – small box of Anklets.

The only effort to make this basket was cutting the moisturizing lotion bottle. Here is the procedure.

Material Required – Plastic Bottle (I used body lotion bottle), pencil knife, sketch pen (any pen that writes on bottle, with washable ink)

Procedure –
With sketch pen, mark a basket design with handles of your choice.
Cut the basket.

Now draw the other details for basket, like I made squares, you can choose diamonds or anything. Avoid circles because they are difficult to cut.
Cut out the small squares.

Wash the basket to remove the sketch ink marks (optional).

Here is the basket ready.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Plastic Bottle - Lamp Shade

That night, I was sitting in porch, enjoying the heavy rain and the feeling of moist cool breeze. Because of power outage, it was dark all around. My husband and daughter were playing with the candle and shadows, by putting various objects in front of candle and changing the shape and size of shadow by moving the candle and object. It made me think about the beauty of lights and shadows. And, this is how the idea of this lamp shade was born.
When I saw the light from this lampshade, it felt like I have made a Rangoli of light. And I was satisfied with my idea and execution.

For those who want to try. Here is the procedure.

Material Required – Plastic Bottle (Any thick bottle), pencil knife, cardboard, sketch pen (any pen that writes on bottle, with washable ink), scissor

Procedure –
Make a flower or any design of your choice, on the card board. Cut the design.  (As Above)

Using this cut out, draw the design on the bottle. All the flowers should be connected together.

Start cutting the outer part (everything except flowers)

Cut the top and bottom portion of the bottle, to make hollow.

I made a mistake that I cut only the top portion and made it like cup, and when I lit candle inside, it got deformed because of heat :(  so you please cut both Top and Bottom portion of the bottle.
Once all cutting is done, wash your bottle with soapy water to remove the pen ink (Optional)

Here is the lampshade ready to light you home and delight your heart.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shubh - Labh

Its “Diwali” time in India. Families are upbeat for Diwali preparation and you can feel the festivities in the air, my eyes got a crafty treat during my last shopping, beautiful lanterns, Diyas, Rangoli, Gift boxes, Pooja items excreta excreta… At this time and after seeing all such things, who can stay away from creating something new, so this is what I have created this time.

“Shubh – Labh” written in “Hindi”, are actually two sons of Lord Ganesha. They mean “Good Luck and Prosperity”. So we write “Shubh - Labh” at the entrance of house to welcome Good luck and Prosperity.

The base is made with paper mache clay and after painting with acrylic colors, I did some cone work for embossed "Shubh labh" and design part - get the clay tutorial here. Cone work tutorial can be find here.