Category Archives: Recycled

DIY Desk organiser

Having a pretty neat table, all my requirements on it A Computer in the middle a pen stand, phone stand, small succulent plant, cute keepsakes tiny photo frame having all this is my favourite wish to top all this I wanted most of them handmade. Since I am used to making handmade gifts to friends and family. I planned to make these things all by myself and I am halfway done

All of a sudden my best buddy gifted me one of this amazing gift a “Handmade Desk organizer”. Since I haven’t received many handmade gifts this one totally amused medesk organiser2

An amazing beautiful piece of art. I was impressed and so much happy and you know what ! Its completely handmade. I wanted to share it with all of you. He has even taken step by step photos ( My craft buddy is so adoringly creative)

Check out the design so beautiful such perfection ( The engineer in him claims for the perfect proportionate design ) so adorable. The choice of colours, the pretty floral pattern added as embellishment he has cut and pasted every piece separately such patience it takes. Such a worthy and most creative gift that made me go to clouds. Here we godesk organiser1

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Water colour painting

Watercolours is one of my most favourite painting colours. Every one of us must have used it from our childhood. We have been familiar with those colours but we never could easily predict the outcome :). That’s the interesting part of water colours they behave in their own way.

I haven’t done much of paintings but have done a few greeting cards and bookmarks with water colours. So I decided to do a simple painting with water colours along with my nephew who has come home for school annual holidays. And I have to admit it was lot more fun than we expected and there was more learning for both of us. Here we go with the two paintings we both made.scenary

This one I painted I loved the way the colours merged with each other

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This one I helped my nephew to paint he is one creative kid ! What a lovely creation isn’t it. It was fun with him

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Valentines day Gift – Custom Photo Frame

Hello Buddies 🙂

Its valentine season ! Love is in the air. People are busy making creative gifts for their loved ones. I have also made a delicate and beautiful gift using quilling technique. A Photo frame in the heart shape with floral embellishments made using quilling techniques. I wanted to share it with you.It was easy and fun to make and the nice part was the quilling embellishments I made. It completely changed the look of the frameFrame

Supplies Required :

  • Cardboard
  • Handmade Paper
  • Quilling paper (White, Green and Red)
  • Quilling needle
  • White Glue
  • Rhine stones
  • OHP Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife

My Method :

  1. Take two A4 size cardboard actually I used an old notebooks binding cover since it was thicker than the ordinary cardboard
  2. Draw a heart shape in the middle of one cardboard and cut it outcut out
  3. Now this is the basic for our frame
  4. Take handmade paper and cover the heart cut out cardboard with itstick handmade paper
  5. While sticking the handmade sheet on the top cardboard leave a little extra on all four sides to fold it and stick behind the second cardboard
  6. I loved this peacock blue colour of the handmade paper I used
  7. The inside of the heart shape was like this after sticking the handmade paper on the first cardboardBack side
  8. This forms the top of the frame
  9. Stick an OHP sheet behind the first cardboard
  10. The photo has to be stuck on the second cardboard on appropriate position right below the heart cutout in the first cardboard. You can align it with the first cardboard to place it in proper position
  11. After placing the photo keep the second card board behind the first and stick the excess handmade sheet by folding on all four sidesstick with second card
  12. Now cut out another piece of handmade paper to cover the back side of the frame in exact size of the frame and stick it
  13. The frame part is over the frame is ready now.
  14. Next is the embellishments partFlower
  15. I made three flowers with quilling technique and stuck Rhine stones on the middle of themFlower emblishments
  16. I used three techniques for making the flowers tight circle, eye, leavesQuilled flower
  17. These embellishments were stuck around the heart shape and now the frame has become awesome ! 🙂heart Frame
  18. I love the way it turned out !
  19. Try making frames of your favourite shapes in the same way and do share with me how did you like these

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DIY- Recycled coconut shell planter

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How are you people doing ? Finally I got time to make a DIY project and write post of it. As always this time also I have done a recycle project. This will be of interest to people who has a green thumb and interested in gardening. I don’t have any mud floor in my house so all I can do is only pot planting.

Hanging Planter

I almost use all the scrap as planters broken mugs buckets pet bottles so many things has been transformed as planters in my tiny roof garden. Adding to the list Last week I made a tiny hanging planter for my succulents with coconut shell.Lets see how I made it

Supplies Required :

  • Coconut shell
  • Old Bangle.
  • Burlap Thread
  • Dirt
  • Tiny pebbles
  • Succulent plants

My Method :

  1. Tie three thread to the Bangle as shown in the picture.Bangle and thread
  2. This forms the base for the hanging coconut shell
  3. Clean the coconut shell
  4. Put the pebbles on it and fill it with dirtShell and pebbles
  5. Now plant your succulents or any tiny plant on itDirt and plant
  6. Place the shell over the bangle
  7. Connect all three threads together and hang it on a perfect spot
    Connect threads together
  8. You can even colour the shells, add tiny beads to the thread and add jingles to the bottom of the shell so that you will get sound when it moves in wind.
  9. There are so many other options.Hanging coconut planter
  10. I didn’t have time and I liked it plain so no decorations for my planter.
  11. It looks pretty the way it is !
  12. Thats it pretty recycled planter ready !Hanging Planter

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Hello buddies 🙂

Its been long time since I have posted now I am back with one completely useful recycle craft which is useful and fun to make. Its a paper mache project. All of us might have tried many paper mache crafts since its an easy ingredient and recycled one as well.

Everyone might have tried making a bowl or pinata with paper mache. I have also made one of these crafts with paper mache but I wanted to try a different project so I chose lamp shade.Lamp shade

I made a small lamp shade using paper mache and my buddy helped me make a Table lamp out of it. I will show you what we made and how we made it. It was all fun 🙂

Supplies Required :

  • Old Newspapers
  • Mod Podge (Paper mache paste)
  • Old 20 ltr water can
  • 6mm Iron Rod
  • Any jar or vessel in the shape of lamp shape (for mould)

My Method:

  1. Tear newspaper into small pieces.
  2. Take a vessel of desired shape. I took an old mixi Jar.This will serve as mouldmould
  3. Make Paper mache paste -Mix 2:1 ratio flour:water.Mine was not watery but it is better to make it watery.It will be easier to apply
  4. Apply butter on the mould.This will help you remove the paper mache from the mould after d
  5. Dip the newspaper strips in paste and carefully place them on the mould.
  6. Completely cover the mould with one layer of strips.Let it dry for around half hour
  7. Repeat it 3 or 4 times. We need around 4 layers to make it thick enoughthickness
  8. After all the layers are done let it dry overnight
  9. Once dry gently remove it out of the moldDSC00281
  10. Now its time to decorate. I used ad pages from magazines on the outside to make it look colourful. But creativity is yours. Inside i used plain printed pages.DSC00276
  11. Trim the edges with sharp knife and cover the edges also while decorating.
  12. Thats it my part is done. I made the lamp shade.lamp shade
  13. Next part it the table lamp. This was done by my buddy. I will show you how he made it. It was really more creative and more fun than the lamp shade making part. My favourite part is he also used almost recycled materials 🙂
  14. First the lamp head was assembled. My paper mache has opening on both side so we closed one side with a round shaped thermocol/foamthermocol
  15. A light holder was inserted in that thermocol and wires were connected to thatlamp holder
  16. A 6 mm rod was bent as shown in the picture. It was the back bone of the table lamp.Rod bent
  17. We had an old 20 ltr water can and we sliced the top part of it.That part was used as the base for our lamp shade. The 6mm bent rod was inserted inside that and tied with the plastic can with thin copper binding wire.Binded with plastic
  18. The base part was ready.Table lamp base
  19. Then he connected the shade on the top end of the rod, the pointed rod is inserted inside the thermocol. and a small wire was used to bind the shape with the rod on the other edge to fix it in place.shade
  20. Then the connections were made for the light. My buddy added an extra feature plug in the plastic basewire connections
  21. I covered the rod with newspaper and spiral binding spring rod
  22. Thats it pretty handmade and completely recycled table lamp ready 🙂 Thanks to my buddy 🙂 I am excited to place it on my reading table. 🙂 Lamp shade

 

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DIY Recycled Soda Can Butterfly Wind Chime

Hello Buddies,

Once again I am back with a wonderful recycle craft 🙂 and I love it. Its so simple all of you will be tempted to try it. Almost all those things required will be lying around at your house. This recycled material I am going to use is something all of us might have used and thrown out. Its a soda can. Haven’t we ? Yes I am going to show you how I made a beautiful and simple Butterfly wind chime using waste soda cans.Butterfly wind chime

Supplies You will need :

  • Soda Can
  • Hanger
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • White thread/Fish line
  • Lead boxes (optional)
  • Sound makers

My Method:

  1. Take a soda can and cut out the top and bottom parts
  2. You will get a plain aluminium sheet
  3. Draw the butterfly design directly on the aluminium sheet or another easy way
  4. Draw the butterfly design on a paper and cut it out .steps
  5. Stick the design on  the aluminium sheet and cut out the butterflies.Cut seven butterflies
  6. Punch small holes on bottom and top sides of the butterflies and connect the lead boxes using a white thread on the bottom
  7. These lead boxes are for adding little weight to each thread
  8. Connect loose white threads on the top hole of the butterfly. Its for hanging the butterflieshanging
  9. Now lets make the circular hanger for hanging the butterflies
  10. Take an old wire hanger and bend it in the shape as show in the picturehanger
  11. Take another can and cut of the top and slice the side walls like petals of equal size
  12. Now folding part you have to fold each petal and insert it underneath the next petal
  13. Before starting the folds place the hanger and fold over it so that the flower shape holds around the hangersteps
  14. Once all the folds are completed the hanger will be readyTop hanger
  15. Connect all the six butterflies at equal distance around the hangerhanging
  16. I had the sound makers of my old wind mobile so I connected it in the middle and a butterfly under that as well.sound maker
  17. Pretty Recycled Butterfly mobile ready
  18. Find a perfect spot and hang it 🙂windchime

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DIY Junk Mail craft

Hello Buddies 🙂

I made a couple of recycled junk mail crafts which are pretty and purposeful. I wanted to share them with you. I am sure all of us are getting unnecessary junk mails and we didn’t know what to do with them. Always the same snowflakes and Here is a fun way to re-purpose them.Junk Mail craft

Two things I made with them One is a BOX with a Lid and another a small BASKET. Actually I was inspired by this newspaper basket made by Jeffery and wanted to make it based on that I made this tiny Box with junk mail instead of newspapers because Junk mails are colourful as well .I also made a spiral Basket is the same way we make newspaper coasters Like I made the heart coasters. But this one needs more Patience Seriously ! I decided not to make one more of this. But I like them both mainly because they are recycled cute and purposeful !

Supplies You will need :

  • Junk Mails
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Patience (Really!)

How to make it :

  1. I folded the Junk mails into small strips. I actually used two colours of junk mails mainly Blue and whiteBox
  2. I used them alternatively. Prepare of lot of strips Before we actually make the craft
  3. To make the BOX weave the Blue and white strips alternatively for making the baseBox with lid
  4. Once the base is ready Fold the ends vertically and weave the strips on the vertical side to form the walls. Same way I made the Lid as well and small spiral and stuck on top of the lid for handlelid
  5. For complete tutorial check it out here
  6. To make the BASKET same way stick the small strips continuously in round shape.spiral
  7. Once you reach a desired size push in the middle of the spiral to form a basket shape.Basket
  8. Now apply a mixture of fevicol and water mixture in the ratio 1:2 part.
  9. This is for keeping the shape fixed and for little water proof.
  10. Thats it ! Pretty Basket and Box ready Use them to store your tiny treasures 🙂clip box
  11. I use them to keep my tiny clips and Pins.

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