18.8.17

DIY Handmade Bag Charms

Handmade Bag Charms
Hi friends ,the current craze in my daughter's school is bag charms ! Being DIY enthusiasts we tried making our own handmade bag charms with  craft supplies we had at home!
Handmade Bag Charms
These are just the type of craft to do with hoarded beads and any cute embellishments in your stash!
Handmade Bag Charms
We used jewelry making supplies[long eye pins and jump rings] and resin embellishments to make the bag charms.
Bag Charm Making Supplies
We used a local brand of adhesive called Fevibond [easy for older children to handle]to stick the resin princesses to the  background frame...you can use any strong jewelry grade adhesives like E6000 also if you are making these on your own without involving children.
Handmade Bag Charms
My daughter has a minimalist style and exclusively designed the 2 charms shown below. She die cut 2 sparkling circles from silver holographic paper and stuck them onto acrylic discs before gluing on the resin princesses .
DIY Princess Bag Charm
The beautiful  blue rose chain on which the  cute blue princess dangles is a broken bracelet!Hehe yes I am glad I hung onto this broken bit of jewelry!
Easy DIY Handmade Bag Charms
These bag charms are going on my daughter's school bag and purse but I just couldn't resist using one on my own handbag too!!
What do you say friends...how do you like them...?
Linking to 
1.Simon Says Kids Only Summer Challenge Anything Goes with Sparkle . Used sparkling silver holographic paper

8.8.17

Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project

Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
       Hi friends life is slowly settling down for me and since I have been missing my blogger friends I thought I will restart blogging but not with my creation but my daughter's!
This is a school project my 11yr old made for her Geography school project on Asteroids and Meteoroids.
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
       We really put a lot of  paper-crafting supplies to good use to make this 3 D chart. The letters were cut from glitter foam using Spellbinders dies and  spray paints and  glitter glue came in quite handy to create the planets and other celestial bodies!
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
 The base of the 3 D chart is a sheet of thermocol  painted in  a splotchy manner with black spray paint and glittered up with patchily with sparkling silver glitter glue!
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
 The "Asteroid belt" between Jupiter and Mars has modified "pompoms" made sparkly with generous helpings of silver glitter glue!
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
 Jupiter is my favorite...love how the splattering of paint and the glitter glue gives it a misty,shimmering look! And in the photo below you can see the closeup details of the Asteroid belt!
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
 My daughter was so proud of her model and I think for a long long time she will remember about this little topic in geography !
Asteroids and Meteoroids School Project
I will be visiting you all soon! I sure did miss my blogger pals!
Linking to
1.Simon Says Kids Only Summer Challenge Anything Goes with Sparkle
2.Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Splatter it.

25.6.17

DIY Lantern Ornaments

DIY Lantern Ornaments
        Hi friends it feels like I have been away from crafting and blogging since ages when actually it has been just a month....life had dealt quite a few blows on several fronts and I was mentally completely drained out.
      My creativity is at an all time low right now but I had to make my DT project for Maureen's Rudolph Day Challenge and so do forgive the simplicity of this project.

Foam Crafts
        I made Christmas Lanterns using the Tim Holtz Rustic Lanterns die using chipboard and glitter foam . The gorgeous magnolia is my favorite and was made using the Spellbinders Magnolia die.
Christmas Decoration
I used glitter foam as it gives so much dimension and is lightweight too.
DIY Christmas Lanterns
 Festive Christmas colors always cheer me up and making this project was actually quite therapeutic for me!! It is at times like these when one truly appreciates the difference a hobby can make to your life!
DIY Christmas Decorations
 The white lantern is very simple but I love the cute mushrooms and the way the golden light bulb look!
DIY Festive Decorations
 I made the bulb portion of the lanterns using shiny golden holographic paper I had picked up from my local stationary shop...it shimmers so prettily when light falls on it.
Easy Christmas Decoation
 The berries are pollen and the glitter foam pine leaves were cut using a Poppy Stamps die.
Handmade Festive Decorations
These lanterns would work as festive home decorations or tags or even as a card front!
I hope you like this simple idea.
Don't forget to participate in the Rudolph Day Challenge !
Supplies : Dies :  Sizzix Tim Holtz Rustic Lantern ,Poppy Stamps Pine Boughs , Spellbinders Magnolia , Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip

29.5.17

DIY Earring Holder Tutorial


DIY Earring Holder 
Hi friends this DIY Earring Holder is my final post as Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  where the theme is "We're Going Around In Circles"



I love to incorporate recycling in my crafts and here I recycled CDs and cardboard tubes to create my earring holders.
DIY Earring Holder 
Each layer of this earring stand can hold 11- 13 pairs of earrings and the whole stand can display 30-39 pairs of earrings!
Handmade Foam Rose
 Foam is a material I have enjoyed crafting with even before it became the "in thing"!! All the roses and rosebuds on the earring holders were made using thin sheets of pink foam and Spellbinders Rose Creations  die.
Handmade Foam rose bud
 Here are some of the Tutorials to make the foam roses : Handmade Flower Tutorials. You can adapt most paper flower Tutorials to make foam flowers ...the main points are to use thin sheets of foam and to use hot glue as the adhesive.
 Before I made this stand I used to store my earring in Ferrero Rocher boxes...it was okay but I had to go through stacks of boxes to get to a earring I needed...this way the earrings are clearly displayed and dangle so prettily!

Handmade Foam Rose
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
Materials Required
  • CDs- though you may be tempted to use other materials for the layers, CDs are the sturdiest and easiest option. I used 4 CDs here.
  • Supporting cylinders- you can use any sturdy cylinder which is easy to glue to the CDs. Easy choices would be toilet paper rolls, the cardboard tubes inside cling film/ Aluminium foil rolls/wrapping paper rolls etc. I used the cardboard tubing of a party popper [you can see the  picture later down in the post]. You can also recycle plastic bottles to create your cylinders but plastic is trickier to stick to a CD and you need to have a bottle that is aptly shaped! You need 3 Paper rolls
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial
  • Paper- to line your CDs and Paper Rolls.
  • Adhesive- Liquid adhesive and the Hot glue gun.
  • Foam circles- optional- will explain why soon
  • Something to punch holes in the CDs- You can heat a nail and pierce through the CD but it requires a lot of patience and it can be frustrating! Easiest is to use a Cropadile or a good strong punch such as the WRMK hole punch.
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
Pretty up your CD with circles of pattern paper cut slightly smaller than the area of the CD. [It is better to cut your paper not to cover the entire CD so that you dont have to worry about strong adhesion at the area where the holes will be punched].
Punch holes in 3 CDs only as the 4th CD will be your base layer and will not hold earrings.
Punch holes at intervals of approximately 1/2 inch...you dont need to measure anything just eyeball it! Dont punch the holes right at the edge of the CD...punch 3-4mm inside the outer circumference of the CD.
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
Optionally add a circle of foam to the under-surface of the CD...adding foam and hot gluing the paper roll cylinders to it gives a more secure adhesion!
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
 I have used adhesive backed foam sheets which are nowadays available in the market but you can use regular foam too.
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
For one of my earring holders I recycled  a confetti party popper we had used in my daughter's birthday party.
DIY Earring Holder Tutorial 
DIY Earring Stand
In the first earring stand I made ,I was not sure if the rack would topple over after adding earrings so I created a weighted base using a plastic container.
Handmade Foam Rose
DIY Earring Stand 
But later on I found out that it was stable and sturdy with just  a CD as the base.
DIY Earring Holder 
I hope you liked this idea and I hope this will be useful for not only for others like me who have a good collection of dangling earrings but for also talented ladies who make and sell earrings at craft fairs and exhibitions.
DIY Earring Holder 

I have had so much fun creating for Simon Says Stamp and I hope you liked my posts as well.
Do drop by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  blog to be inspired by  gorgeous creations by the amazing DT and also to participate.You can link in 5 times and you have a chance to win a $50 prize each week!






























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