Looong time…. back with a craft project.

Hi all,

Sorry had been busy last month. But i did get to make a cute li’l craft for my Princess’ school project. Here are the step by step pics. Let me tell u everything that is used here was at home. We hadn’t purchased anything. 🙂

First i took a cardboard and cut it into the shape of tiny feet. I used the foot measurement of my brother’s 2 yr old daughter for this. But u can eyeball it too. Photo0143

Then i made slits like so. 2 at the top for the thumb and 2 in the middle for the foot. first I marked the lines and then used a knife to slit them.



Then i covered it in some left over gifting paper carefully made slit again.



Then I took a regular drinking straw and flattened it with a knife for making the bands.


cut it appropriately in to two pieces, one small and one big, to put into the slits we made before

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Then I stuck the pieces at the back with hot glue as shown above. (second pic)

Finally i gave the finished slipper to my daughter and she added the bling and it turned out like this….


Neat huh?



Christmas Party

Hi, The Princess had a Christmas party in her school on Friday 14th Dec. She had already decided on her dress and wanted a fancy hair do to go with it. So i decided to go a really nice and easy hairstyle which i could do in minutes. The tutorial for that hairstyle can be found here.

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The original style has only the bun, but the princess’ hair at the front is very fine and frays away a lot. So i made my fav micro braids at the front – 5 of them. I added little metallic dots that i had found at a local store. The Princess loved her hair and her dress so did everyone at the school. She said that her teacher just praised her a lot and even called in the other teachers to show the hair. Her friends did not believe that it was her own hair. 🙂   Wishing all the readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We are going to a vacation to Mumbai our native so I’ll be posting only after i come back. I will click pics for sure if Ido get to make some styles on my Diva 🙂   Bye

A wee little Christmas tree

The princess got a Christmas project to decorate a little Christmas tree. Her teacher gave her a cut-out to decorate which was promptly handed over to me 🙂

I painted it in green n brown poster colors and added glitter to look like confetti. Then i added little thermocol balls at the base. The tree sort of shriveled up after the paint dried. Here’s how it looks


Then i cut out a stencil from an old wedding card and stuck the tree on to it. Now the tree stood rigid and tall. 🙂


The teacher at her school just loved it. She especially loved the little bells. 

Next project is 2 stars… will post the pics soon.

Pony tail diamond :)

I didn’t know what to call this one (LOL). It’s just a simple style that is self-explanatory. The hair has been parted and tied up into little pony tails. Then i sectioned off the lower ones to form a diamond. The link to this tutorial can be found here.

The style featured there has more diamonds but since the princess was getting ready for school I had little time. It was her birthday that day so she wanted a fancy hairstyle to go with her dress. 🙂


Sorry about the picture quality. My camera acted up and i had to click these on my cell phone. It was a foggy monsoon morning so the light wasn’t good.


Ladder Braid

Hi all,

Last Saturday I tried this hairstyle on my princess. Its called the ladder braid and the tutorial can be found here. I didn’t follow the exact instructions so my princesses hair “ladder” looks all loose. Moreover although I had started with wet hair, by the time I finished one side, her hair had almost dried and I had to work with whatever I got.


later she git bored so I took her hair into a pony tail and wrapped this “ladder” around it.


Making her sit in front of  the TV makes her a lot more patient than making her sit in front of a mirror 🙂




Multi Braids

The Princess asked me to make this particular hairstyle the other day and we had lot of time on hand as her dassera vacations had started. It’s really simple but time consuming. Tie a pony tail and make as many micro braids as u want. 🙂

The next day when i opened her hair, we got these beautiful waves.

Yes the snaps were taken together at the same time. One was before removing her braids and the second one is after.


Another Hair Idea

This is another one that i usually do on my Princess’ hair.

Here i made a pony tail first and then made two micro braids on the side and then had her hold them. I made a braid with the remaining hair and then twisted these two micro-braids around the bigger one.


School hair


Some days my little one just doesn’t want her usual two pigtails for her school. Who does when u have a head full of long hair up to (her) lower back! So i need to come up with something new and quick to make her hair. Moreover the school rules are pretty relaxed about how the girls wear their hair. The only constraint is that they shouldn’t fall all over the face.

So here’s one of our quick and easy style that i do for my princess. First part hair in the front and make 3 sections. Braid them into three micro braids and have your kid hold them. Next gather the reamining hair into a pony and add these three micro braids into the rubber band or scrunchie(used here). Make a simple braid. Done!!!













If u notice here i have left the braids and added all three of them to one middle strand so that the give off a nice little accent to the braid.


I love doing her hair. So much that my husband teases me that princess is my barbie doll 🙂

DIY Hairclip board


I made a cool little clipboard for my princess. Her clips were almost everywhere and i used to have a hard time finding them when i needed them. I had them kept together in a box but everytime i wanted to find a pair i would have to tumble out the entire content and then search then clips and then put them back again. One day i stumbled on this cool DIY tutorial for it and i decided to make one for my darling 🙂

First i took a piece of thermocol that i had leftover from a gadget. I covered it with colored paper and then wrapped some ribbons in rows. Then made a loop to hang the board and in the end i covered it at the back with a piece of paper. The detailed instructions can be found here in this link.

The pictures below 🙂

This is the completed board.

This is after we attached most of her clips to the board. There are still many more clips in the box so i guess i will have to make one more soon. The last row of ribbon was a little loose so that we could insert her hair bands and leave them without the fear of cracking that thermocol board.

Glass painting

My first craft,

This is the nameplate of our new house. There was a piece of glass that was left over from the centerpiece in the hall. Our carpenter smoothed the edges and made appropriate holes for nails and gave it to us in April!!! I finally got around finishing it in August end.

Hope you guys like it.  I downloaded the Ganesh image form the net, and made a template in Photoshop. The border still needs to be done on this but for now its outside our door instead of accumulating dust in some corner at home 🙂


My first glass painting