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Some more creativity ...

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Been busy unleashing my creativity on the paper ... so don't feel like pouring anymore on the net ... :)
But can't stop showing off my latest creations ... :D
So here you go ... 










DIY ... Diya painting

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Painted Diyas make a very apt Diwali gift. Tried it myself this year and it has turned out really amazing. Here is the plan ...
Requirements:  Diyas afcourse ... :) You get them in variety of shapes and sizes in the market. When bought in bulk they come really cheap. Primer and thinner - this is for a white colored base coat.Colors - base colors would be the usual fabric colors. For detailing, you can select tube colors including sparklers for really good effects.Brushes - larger ones for the coat and base paint. Thinner ones for detailing.For the finishing touches - plastic sheet, different colored satin ribbons and stock paper to make tagsSmall decorative stick-ons, colored pens et al for decorating the tags.Preparations:

Dip the earthen diyas in a bucket of water and keep them overnight. After removing them from water, keep them to dry in sun if possible for a couple of days.Start with the base coat. For this we use the primer directly on the diyas. you may require thinner if the prim…

DIY ... Handmade Diwali Cards

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This year I wanted to  try out some new DIY ideas for the Diwali cards and came across some interesting options. Here's how I've tried to implement a few ...
Requirements:


Stock Paperset of colorful craft papersset of other stick-on craft itemsscissors and gluecolored pens for borders/writings
Preparations:
Start with cutting your stock paper into cards of required size and shape. I've stuck to simple rectangular shaped cards. Decide on a theme, so that you can shortlist few items which depict that theme - here I've opted for Diwali, so I went for 'Diyas' - simple and apt for the festive season. Other common option can be flowers - which can pretty much suit any occasion. For other stick-on craft items I've used gold-red brocade laces to resemble the festive season. Alternate option would be to use colorful paper.This is for the borders. For generic decorations, star shaped gold-red colored stick-on's and shiny flowers or any other color/shaped stick-on'…

New Entries ...

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Added few new plants to my little terrace garden ... a Tulsi, a hibiscus and a money plant ...  was lucky to come by a hard drink (not mine ... ;)) bottle .... dark green in color and an interesting shape. So used it for the money plant. Money plant can survive in only water like in this case or you can plant it in a pot as well ... but its a home plant so you can not place it in direct sunlight. you need to keep it in a shady place. I've placed it in my front room. The Tulsi n hibiscus adorn my terrace. And the hibiscus is in its full glory. Simply love the color of its flowers ... not much of a fragrance though ...  so thinking of getting a rose or 'Mogra' for its fragrant flowers ... :)