Friday, December 12, 2014

Finger painted cardboard wall art made with coffee-tooth paste paint

Hi, I am going to show a new way of making wall arts. For sure, this is a very very easy thing to make without spending a penny. Yes, we are going to use only 2 ingredients: 1) tooth paste 2) coffee powder.
Mixing the tooth paste and coffee powder with little hot water, we can get thick brown paint. I like to call it as "Coffee paint".
We can make a variety of arts with this paint. I like to paint with my fingers, so applied the coffee paint densely on a cardboard, and drawn the arts which I
We can simply draw flower patterns, henna patterns, or natural arts with using our fingers.
I show here some of the samples which i drawn and hanged on my wall.

Coffee paint making:

ingredients are: coffee powder, tooth paste, Luke warm water
method: mix coffee powder and tooth paste with little water with the thickness as u need. 

Mix thoroughly till you get a smooth brown paint.

That's it... Apply on a cardboard and make your arts with your own fingers!  
Very easy...
Very fantasy...
After drawn the art, leave it to dry for a whole night. Then, using double tape at the back side of the cardboard, fix it on wall.

This will be really beautiful. If you interested, please go ahead and try this... Thank you.!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Recycled Milk jug crafts: Zinnia flowers made with plastic milk cans

This is a very easy craft, we can make these flowers easily... For the tutorial video, CLICK here.

Things needed:

Empty milk cans

Scissors, Acrylic paints

Glue gun/Instant glue

Mustard seeds/Large-sized tea powder

News paper, Floral tape


Cut the milk can in three different round shapes. The Diameters of these rounds are mentioned in the picture below.
Draw flower petals on the rounds-cut pieces.
Cut through the petals and take out the extras.
For each flower we need three layers with larger to smaller petals. Fix the petals one over another.
For the center florets, apply glue like small coin, and sprinkle mustard seeds or tea extract on it densely.
For stem, cut the news paper in a rough square, roll it from one side towards its opposite side, and glue the end.

Cut both ends, now we get a stiff paper stick.

Apply glue, and fix the stick with the lower center of the flower. Cut leaves and fix with stem.
Paint the flower with suitable color. 
For stamen give a little yellow color on over the seeds.
Make 5-8 flowers and insert them in a glass jar painted, and decorated with stones.
Now we can get a beautiful zinnia flowers with different colors.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Coconut shell flower vase decorated with news paper beads

We can reuse the coconut shell to make a lot of diy crafts like decorated umbrella, candle holder, flower vase etc... In this post, we are going to see the making of Coconut shell flower vase decorated with news paper beads. This flower vase look so good with lotus flowers. We can see the method of making now. If you want to see this craft tutorial video, CLICK here.

Materials needed:

      *Coconut shell (please try to open (break) the whole coconut with one side bigger (3/4 th) and one side smaller (1/4 th) which I couldn't make out perfect :-( )
       *News papers
       *Glue gun or instant glue (normal glue cannot be used to fix newspaper beads with the shell.
       *Bottle cap (like BRU coffee bottle cap with octagon shape)
       *Acrylic or oil paints (Oil paints take long time to dry)
       *Beads/color stones/pipe cleaner/small paper flowers/grains - for decorative purposes


Fold and tear the news papers into small square shapes.
Roll each square-cut papers by holding one end and rolling through the inner side to get paper strips.
Stick the last end of the paper with strip using glue.
Make strips 50-70 in numbers (depending upon the strip length and coconut shell's size). With each strip, hold and fold one end of the strip to get round beads. Fix the end using glue. Now we have 50-70 beads with roughly round shapes.
Take an octagonal shaped BRU instant coffee bottle cap (if available, or else any bottle cap with flat surface.) and fix the inner side with the bottom of the coconut shell using hot glue gun.
Fix paper beads one by one either from the upper side or bottom side of the coconut shell, closely and compactly.
Paint the inner side of the shell with complete black to hide the shell color.
Paint the beads with colors of your choice using acrylic paints.
After the paint dries perfectly, we can either simply use this as flower vase or we can decorate further with beads and color stones or whatever we have at home.
I have decorated with color stones, beads and pipe cleaners.

That's all... A very beautiful and creative flower vase is ready!
I accept that it takes time to make beads in large numbers, but when you finish this project, you seriously would not believe this is made with simple papers and coconut shell.
Thanks for reading my blog post. Feel free to share your comments and feedback. 

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