Pari & Dad made another beautiful Wall Art. This time, they used Q-tips. Pari loved to paint the entire canvas with beautiful yellow color. Dad introduced the darker shade, and Pari blended them very well. Dad then drew the outline of the tree and colored brown. Pari took Q-tips dipped in various colors and made the below pattern. It was super fun & they both enjoyed a lot.
And this is the completed look in our bedroom. It looks so adorable.
Over the summer, we made this super easy & beautiful Sunburst Mirror for around 8$ or less. To make this, we need
- Wooden BBQ Sticks
- Some Paint and Hot Glue Gun
- Rhinestone Stickers
For this project, I bought this mirror, which costed 1.49$ and Rhinestone Stickers of various sizes from AC Moore for 5$ or something. Other things I already had. I picked lime green color as I want my living room to have green & gold theme.
I didn’t had this exact color paint, so we mixed paints to make this lime green color and painted the Barbecue sticks.
After the paints were dried, stick to the back of mirror using hot glue gun. The more sticks, better it looks.
Next, stick the rhinestone stickers on the barbecue sticks and the mirror face. As this was already a mirror with hanging, I did not had to worry about how to hang.
And this is beautifully decorating my living room.
Over the Summer of 2015, me & Pari made this beautiful Nail Paint Stand to organize her ever increasing collection of nail paints. This was a 2 hour project, costed almost nothing, as we had everything already. For this, we needed:
- A box – Recently, I received a big, sturdy UPS box in the courier. A perfect size for our project.
- Glue Gun
- Duck Tape Contact Paper.
- Foam Board
- Cardboard Cutting Tool
Here is the box.
To begin with, I removed one face of the box facing me.
Covered the face with Duck Tape Contact paper. I had zebra print.
Now, to make levels in this box, I measured and cut 2 foam boards, so that it fits in this box. Along with this, I also cut small strips which can be attached in the front.
It should look like this.
Now, cover the foam board cut-outs with the contact paper. Glue it to the box with the help of glue gun. And this is the finished project:
This project was actually inspired from Pinterest. Pari loved making this Nail Paint Stand especially sticking the contact paper, and using the hot glue gun, ya ya she was extremely careful. This nail paint stand is proudly sitting on my dresser :).
From our last trip to AC Moore, just before Summer Holidays, we got these two 16×20 canvas for $6.99. And, as soon as the holidays started, everyday, Pari wanted to do something on the canvas.But we had no idea. Finally, on Father’s day, Pari and Dad spent lots of time on youtube and internet, and decided on doing a Chevron Wall Art. We went to Walmart and she selected mint color. Back home, they both started and finished in 2 days time. 2 hours each day. We spent sround $8, and got this amazing Wall Art, decorating our living room.
- First, paint the canvas with mint color preferably with sponge brush. Apply another coat for better results.
2. Next make the patterns on the canvas as shown below according to your specification.
3. Using masking tape or Washi Tape, paint the patterns using the color of your choice.
4. We added glitter too. We applied modpodge to glitter after its dried, to avoid any drop-off..
And this is the final project. Pari loved it a lot. Our first DIY Canvas painting.
Earlier I was happy that Pari will be doing this canvas painting on her own. But, later realized, it took a whole lot of measurements to make a perfect Chevron pattern like above. Well, this was all done by Pari’s Dad. And Pari did all the painting and color selection, This beautiful Wall Art is now beautifully adorning our living room 🙂
Here goes the pic of the pooja Thalis, on which I have been working on these days. Very simple to make
- Paint any stainless steel plate with enamel paints. I used Asian Paints enamel paint ( the ones that are used to paint window or door. Difficult to remove the paint from brushes, once it dries)
- Allow it to dry in sun for 4 hours or leave overnight.
- Stick kundan/sitara/jewels using fevicryl fabric glue according to the design.
- Use 3D outliner cone to make the designs.
- Once, it’s complete, and all dried, apply a single coat of varnish to get the shine.
- With this varnish, your jewels will never come out and it becomes water-proof. While cleaning the paint, never scrub. After few months, if you feel, the plate is losing it’s shine. Apply a coat of varnish again.
My first creation
I learnt this from my friend ‘S’ (Dino’s mother), She is a wonderful artist. This thali has been made by using home-made 3D outliner (with ceramic, fabric colors and fevicol) with much help from S. This was the first time I used a cone.
So, the next time, when S was not around, I decided to use 3D outliner cones (from Fevicryl & Faber Castell). You can see very well, how much I have improved :).
Kalash & Thali
My photography skills on Aarti Thali 🙂