Another DIY

Hi all,

I have taken up Quilling a wonderful craft to make jewellery, little flowers etc… (That is an entirely separate blog post 😉 )

Anyhow, I was storing my supplies in my bedside drawer and it started piling up. I needed to organize my drawer asap cos things started getting lost in them… 😮

So this is the same organizer as my previous post but smaller.

Here’s how it looked before… (I know I am messy)

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This time however I didn’t measure things as I found an old mango box that fitted perfectly. I cut out its sides and used them as the separators.

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I covered the box in newspaper… I don’t know why but I find it charming and much more practical than buying wrapping paper and using it in a box that will be hardly seen once all the things fit in.

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This time however I didn’t use duct tape. The cardboard was thicker and sturdier. So I just pasted the news paper on to the separators and stuck the long ones horizontally using Fevicol. Then I measured the smaller ones and cut the card board accordingly. I just eyeballed the size. This time I didn’t use the ruler.

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So here’s the Final Product…. tadaaaaaaa. Once again the drawer looks much better.

20150216_150719Please leave a comment below and let me know your ideas, feedback or suggestions

Ciao!

Sorry I have been away

Yes.. once again… I have been away. Primarily because my daughter doesn’t want her hair done any more. It’s always micro-braids in the front and a pulled back pony tail at the back. I have been looking to get a mannequin to practice hairstyles but somehow I never got to that.

Mean while here is a craft I made to organize my wardrobe drawer.  Its made entirely out of recycled materials… cardboard boxes from last season of mangoes (yummm) and newspaper. The only thing that I purchased was brown packing tape.

Here’s a picture of how it was before the makeover:

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ugghhh…  (i know) 😀 😀

Here’s the Step-by-step:

1) Measure your drawer and mark it accordingly on the base of the box. I forgot to take a picture of this step. My bad 🙂

2) Decide what kid of boxes u want and make a rough sketch. I wanted it for storing my stationery and other tidbits so I made 2 long boxes and several short ones. The small ones here are 10cmX10cmX11cm. The long ones are 20cmX10cmX11cm.

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3) Stick the boxes to each other with glue and then stick duct tape to make it sturdy.

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4) Then cover newspaper all over. You may use your choice of paper like wrapping paper or tinted sheet.

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5) Lastly, put it inside your wardrobe drawer and arrange your stuff. 🙂

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Hubby loved it and my daughter now can find her pencils, erasers etc whenever she wants them without hassling me. 😉

Craft… bookmarks

I’ve started reading (again) recently thanks to a dear friend who happily lends her books to me and doesn’t pester me to return them back. 🙂

So I made some bookmarks to return them with the books I took from her. Some of these are actually cloth tags which were fancy enough to be used as one. 😛

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This next one was given to the princess at her school as a christmas gift.

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This one is made after cutting the corner of an envelope in he shape of a heart and a teddy bear and roses from an old wrapping paper.

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And another similar cloth tag… to cool to throw away….

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Ciao

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.

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

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

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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….

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Neat huh?

🙂