Upcycled Skillet Chalkboard – Old skillet chalkboard

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Description

Upcycled Skillet Chalkboard:-)

I had a couple of frying pans/skillets that had gone bad that I didn’t want to throw away. I was thinking of making something useful/a DIY project to put them to good use.

Voilà!!! Here it is….upcycled skillet chalkboard using an old skillet.

It is a very simple but amazing project (Good job to me ;-)). I just followed the instructions on the chalkboard paint bottle.

Materials Required

  • Old skillet/frying pan – 1 (any size)
  • Chalkboard paint – 1 bottle (any brand – I used “Color factory – Chalkboard paint”)
  • Satin Ribbon(optional) –1 meter (Any ribbon works fine)

Instructions 

STEP 1: Wash the skillet, wipe clean and dry.

STEP 2: Apply a coat of chalkboard paint and wait for a couple of hours before applying the second coat. Please follow the instructions on the paint bottle.

 STEP 3: Apply a second coat of chalkboard paint and let it dry completely. I let it dry for 24 hours.

STEP 4: I applied the third quote as I felt like 2 coats of paint was not sufficient and was worried the paint would peel off. But this is totally optional. Let the third coat dry for 24 hours.

STEP 5: Tie a ribbon making a bow on the handle of the skillet. This is just for decoration.

Pretty, super simple skillet kitchen chalkboard ready!!!!

TIP: Try and follow the directions on the paint bottle regarding the drying time.

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Handmade Spring Floral Wreath – DIY

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Description

Handmade Spring Floral Wreath!!

Happy Spring Season 🙂

I was planning on making a DIY wreath for spring last year but never got a chance. This time I planned well ahead of time (spring hasn’t even officially begun and it is still chilly here in Ontario :->) made a trip to the dollar store and got supplies for making a spring wreath. The floral ring base, flowers and ribbon are all from the dollar store.

I am very happy with the way the wreath turned out. I spent $7.50 on the supplies which include the foam floral base, 2 bunches of yellow flowers, 2 bunches of white flowers and a bunch of decorative yellow berries. I already had the ribbons that I used to cover the floral base and the ribbon used to make the bow.

Materials Required

  • Foam floral ring base – 1
  • Decorative ribbon – 5 – 6 meters (to cover the floral base) – I used green color mesh ribbon which I already had. You can use any color, material ribbon that goes well with the flowers.
  • Flowers – 2 bunches (yellow or any color of your choice)
  • Flowers – 2 bunches (white or any color that looks nice with the other color flowers)
  • Decorative faux berry bush – 1 bunch
  • Decorative Ribbon – green with white polka dots – 2 meters (Any ribbon works fine)
  • Door hanger
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions 

STEP 1: Wrap the decorative ribbon all over the foam ring completely without any gaps and secure with hot glue wherever needed.

STEP 2: Cut the stems of the flowers and remove each flower (with 5 – 7 cm stem) from the larger bunch.

 STEP 3: Repeat the same with the white flowers.

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STEP 4: Place the flowers at the bottom of the floral base and once happy with the arrangement start inserting/tucking in the flowers. As the stems are made of metal wire it is easy to insert them in the foam floral base. If required hot glue the flowers on the base.

STEP 5: Cut the berry bunches to the desired length and insert it on one side of the flower arrangement. This gives a little bit of height and will look nice along with the flowers.

STEP 6: Attach/tie a ribbon at the top of the wreath for hanging. Make a large bow with the same color ribbon and hot glue it just below the ribbon used for hanging.

Beautiful Spring themed floral wreath ready!!!!

TIP: You can use any kind of decorative ribbon or any flowers to create a design based on your creativity.

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DIY Quilled Christmas Greeting Card!!!

Description

DIY Quilled Christmas Greeting Card.

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper to create designs. With some creativity and interest you can create beautiful designs. You can buy quilling paper in different colors and sizes or you can make quilling paper by cutting printer paper or newspaper in desired size.

Christmas is all about presents, Christmas tree and lights so the Christmas card I have made has a Christmas tree with some presents and red coloured bows to add a pop of colour and decorative stones to add more glitter.

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Materials Required

  • 1/8” width quilling paper.
  • Green color – 5 Strips (1 strip makes 3 triangle patterns for the tree)
  • Red color – 6 strips (1 strip for tree topper, 3 strips for gift boxes and 2 strips for bows)
  • Purple color – 1 strip (Gift box ribbon)
  • Fluorescent yellow color – 1 strip (gift box ribbon & tree topper star centre design)
  • Brown color – 1 strip (for the tree)
  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Quilling circle sizing scale (Optional: Will make sizing easier and also uniform)
  • Optional – Border Quilling tool (Triangle, Square and circle Shape)
  • Glue
  • Plain greeting card & envelope
  • Christmas greeting card to cut out “Merry Christmas” (you can also write it yourself)
  • Decorative rhinestones & decorative pearl sticker

Instructions 

STEP 1: Take the desired color quilling paper and insert one end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool.

STEP 2: Roll the paper end that is with the quilling tool using the quilling tool. Roll it to make a tight coil.

 STEP 3: Remove carefully from the tool, the rolled up quilling paper and place it in the circle sizing scale. The coil will loosen and unroll based on the size you have chosen.

STEP 4: Once the desired size is reached, remove from the scale and glue the free end to the rolled coil. This will ensure the coil does not unwind.

STEP 5: Let the glued up paper coil dry. Make as many paper coils as desired and then shape them all.

STEP 6: Hold the coil between the left hand thumb and index finger and the right hand index finger and thumb to press the coil and make the following shapes.

  • 15 Tightly rolled green triangle patterns for the Christmas tree (I used border quilling tools for making the triangles but you can also make regular circle coils by rolling paper over a pen and press to create triangle shape).
  • 4 loose circle shapes in brown colour for the base of the tree (may use circle sizing scale)
  • 1 large tightly rolled square pattern in red colour to make the tree topper. Remove from the quilling tool and shape the rolled square in such a way to make a star design.
  • 1 tightly rolled yellow circle patterns without gaps in the middle for the centre of the tree topper star.
  • 2 red colour squares for the gift boxes. 4 loosely rolled circle patterns to fill the centre of one gift box and 2 loosely rolled rectangle patterns to fill the centre of the second gift box.
  • 1 yellow colour ribbon for the gift box. Take half of a strip of yellow quilling paper and roll both the ends and wrap it around the gift box by gluing it to the square patterns
  • 1 purple ribbon to decorate the second gift box. Make 2 tear drop shapes using ¼ of quilling paper for each.
  • 8 tear red drop shape designs for the bows and 4 “V” shape designs for the 4 bows.
  • Glue together 2 tear drop patterns to each side of the inverted “V” design creating a bow design.

STEP 7: Place the shaped coils on the greeting card. If you are happy with the design, start gluing the quilled shapes on the greeting card.

STEP 8: Glue together all the green triangles creating a large triangle pattern (Christmas tree). At the bottom of the tree stick the 4 brown coils. Attach the red star with the yellow coil in the middle as the tree topper. Add a pearl sticker on top of the yellow coil.

STEP 9: Stick the gift box patterns on either side of the tree at the bottom.

STEP 10: Glue the bows at different spots to cover up the empty space on the card. Attach a rhinestone to the bows.

STEP 11: Insert the text “Merry Christmas”. I cut out the text from a greeting card and attached it to the quilled greeting card but you can write it as well.

TIP: Use the same technique and create more designs. You can also glue together 2 different color papers, roll and shape them to form double colored coils.

Handmade, personalised Christmas card is ready!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spectacular DIY Christmas Wreath-budget friendly project-dollar store ornaments and craft supplies

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Description

DIY Christmas wreath!!

It’s holiday season and people have started decorating their house beautifully with Christmas trees, lights and Christmas wreath. I was planning on making a DIY wreath for spring and got a willow wreath from the dollar store but never got a chance to make it in spring. Now since it is Christmas, I used the willow wreath I had as a base to make a Christmas wreath. All of the ornaments, garland, decorative bells are from the dollar store.

I am very happy with the way the wreath turned out. I spent $18 in total but since the ornaments and other decorative items came in a pack I still have some supplies left.

Materials Required

  • Pine Garland – 2 packs
  • Decorative glitter flowers – 1 bunch (the green glitter leaves and a green glitter floral stem in the wreath)
  • Christmas tinsel garland (I got the one with cute gift boxes attached)
  • Decorative pipe cleaner strings(chenille stems) to attach the ornaments to the wreath
  • Decorative bow (1 big), ceramic ornaments, tiny bows, ball ornaments & bells
  • Decorative Ribbon
  • Door hanger

Instructions 

STEP 1: Wrap the pine garland all over the base completely without any gaps. As the pine garland is attached to a wire you just have to wrap, twist and tuck it in.

STEP 2: Wrap the tinsel garland on top of the pine garland.

 STEP 3: Secure the glitter bow using chenille stems to the wreath on the top and the bow with the bells at the bottom.

STEP 4: Cut the flowers from the stem and attach them in desired spots. I have used a green glitter pick. I separated the leaves and the flowers and attached them at different spots using the Chenille stems.

STEP 5: I have used 2 ceramic ornaments, Santa and snowman on either side. But this is optional you can use ball ornaments, flowers or the little red bows to decorate.

STEP 6: I have used the ball ornaments to decorate the empty spaces. I tied 3 red ball ornaments together using the chenille stem and attached to the wreath. On the other side I used a green glitter ball ornament attached to a red bow and secured it to the wreath.

STEP 7: Attach a ribbon to the top of the wreath, to hand on the door hanger.

DIY Christmas Wreath ready!!!!

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TIP: You can use any kind of decorative ornaments and create a design based on your creativity. Some of the options are berry garland, battery operated lights, ribbons, pine cones and glitter poinsettia flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcycled decorative flower vase – Fall appropriate room decor & DIY decorative aroma reed diffuser

Description – Project 1

Upcycle decorative flower vase

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Materials Required

  • Clean, empty glass bottle (I reused a 350 ml jam bottle)
  • Any color acrylic paint – I have used orange color to make the project fall appropriate
  • Contrast color ribbon
  • Embellishments – pearl stickers
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions 

STEP 1: Clean the bottle and wipe it dry. Add 15 drops (increase or decrease the amount of paint depending on the size of the bottle) of orange paint into the bottle and turn the bottle upside down and place it on a paper plate.

STEP 2: Wait till the paint flows down and covers the whole bottle. The paint usually covers the bottle evenly with the paint when turned upside down but if there are spots without paint make sure to turn the bottle gently letting the paint flow in different directions to cover the left over spots. Once the bottle is completely covered with paint turn the bottle over and let it dry for a couple of hours.

STEP 3: Once dry, start decorating the bottle from the outside by adding the ribbon and embellishments.

STEP 4: Apply glue on the top of the jar and stick a piece of ribbon to cover the neck of the bottle. Make a small bow using the same color ribbon and stick it on the top of the jar covering the glued spot of the previously glued ribbon. Stick a pearl sticker/rhinestone in the middle of the bow.

STEP 5: Take a strip of pearl sticker and stick it around the bottle 1 centimetre from the base of the bottle. Take another strip of pearl and stick it around the bottle just below the ribbon bow.

Project 1 Completed!!!!!!!

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Description – Project 2

DIY decorative aroma reed diffuser

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Materials Required

  • Clean, empty narrow neck glass bottle
  • Any color acrylic paint – I have used blue
  • Contrast color ribbon
  • Embellishments – rhinestones in 2 different sizes
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions 

STEP 1: Clean the bottle and wipe it dry. Add 5 – 7 drops (increase or decrease the amount of paint depending on the size of the bottle) of paint into the bottle and turn the bottle upside down and place it on a paper plate.

STEP 2: Wait till the paint flows down and covers the whole bottle. The paint usually covers the bottle evenly with the paint when turned upside down but if there are spots without paint make sure to turn the bottle gently letting the paint flow in different directions to cover the left over spots. Once the bottle is completely covered with paint turn the bottle over and let it dry for a couple of hours.

STEP 3: Once dry, start decorating the bottle from the outside by adding the ribbon and embellishments.

STEP 4: Apply glue on the sides just 0.5 cm above the base of the bottle and stick a piece of ribbon.

STEP 5: Take a strip of the smaller rhinestones and stick it around the neck of the bottle. I have added 2 rows one at the top and one at the bottom. Use the bigger size rhinestones and stick them randomly to cover the empty space on the bottle.

Project 2 Completed!!!!!

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Quilled Birthday Greeting Card – Handmade – Personalised – Birthday Card – Quilled Designs

Description

DIY Quilled Birthday Greeting Card.

Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper to create designs. With some creativity and interest you can create beautiful designs. You can buy quilling paper in different colors and sizes or you can make quilling paper by cutting printer paper or newspaper in desired size.

The card that I have made is for Birthday so I have made a cake design and balloons to match the Birthday theme.

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Materials Required

  • 1/8” width quilling paper
    • White color – 3 Strips
    • Red color – 5 strips
    • Blue color – 2 strips
    • Yellow Color – 3 strips
    • Florescent yellow color – 1 strip
    • Green color – 1 strip
    • Black – 1 strip
  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Quilling circle sizing scale (Optional: Will make sizing easier and also uniform)
  • Glue
  • Plain greeting card & envelope
  • Orange color construction paper

Instructions 

STEP 1: Take the desired color quilling paper and insert one end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool.

STEP 2: Roll the paper end that is with the quilling tool using the quilling tool. Roll it to make a tight coil.

 STEP 3: Remove carefully from the tool, the rolled up quilling paper and place it in the circle sizing scale. The coil will loosen and unroll based on the size you have chosen.

STEP 4: Once the desired size is reached, remove from the scale and glue the free end to the rolled coil. This will ensure the coil does not unwind.

STEP 5: Let the glued up paper coil dry. Make as many paper coils as desired and then shape them all.

STEP 6: Hold the coil between the left hand thumb and index finger and the right hand index finger and thumb to press the coil and make the following shapes.

  • Tear drop shape for Balloons (Purple, red & blue color – 1 in each color)
  • 3 Triangle shapes for the base of the balloon (Purple, Red & blue color – 1 in each color)
  • 2 small triangles for the bow around the threads of the balloon (Red color)
  • 3 white quilling papers rolled only at the bottom for creating threads to attach the balloons.
  • Elongated oval shape for the base of the cake stand (White color)
  • Rectangle shape for the stand (White color)
  • Elongated rectangle shape for the top portion of the cake stand (White color)
  • 3 triangles for the first cake layer (Red color)
  • Glue together the 3 red triangles and wrap a yellow paper around the glued triangles to create a border and then shape to make a rectangle.
  • 3 triangles for the second cake layer (Yellow color)
  • Glue together the 3 yellow triangles and wrap a red paper around the glued triangles to create a border and then shape to make a rectangle.
  • Small rectangle to make the candle (Blue color)
  • Tear drop shape for the candle wick (Florescent color)
  • Green quilling pattern to create the border/base. This pattern can be made with just the slotted tool and no shaping is required (OPTIONAL)

STEP 7: Place the shaped coils on the greeting card. If you are happy with the design, start gluing the quilled shapes on the greeting card.

STEP 8: To create the border, cut an “L” shaped 2 cm width orange color construction paper and glue it to the card forming an inverted “L” shape. Take a black color quilling strip and stick over the inside edges of the construction paper to form a border.

STEP 9: Insert the text “Happy Birthday”

TIP: Use the same technique and create more designs. You can also glue together 2 different color papers, roll and shape them to form double colored coils.

Handmade, personalised Birthday Card is ready!!!

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DIY Foam Flowers

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Description

DIY Foam Flowers.

Foam flowers are easy to make, pretty looking and everlasting 😉

Foam flowers can also float in water. It can be used as a wall decal or can be used for decorative purposes.

Materials Required

  • Foam sheets – different colors – I have used orange for the petals, green for the base and orange circle on the top to cover up the glued petals.
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Embellishments (I have used rhinestone stickers)

Instructions 

STEP 1: Cut the foam into the shape of a petal, like in the picture below. 6 large petals of 7 centimetres each & 6 small petals of 5 centimetres each.

STEP 2: Cut out a small circle shape foam of 5 cm diameter. This is for the base of the flower.

STEP 3: Hold on to the petal firmly on one side and stretch the petal on all the sides to make them look natural. Follow the same procedure with all the 12 petals.

STEP 4: Place the circle shaped foam on a flat surface. Using a glue gun, glue the large petals one by one. The petals should overlap on one another.

STEP 5: Let it dry for 2 minutes.

STEP 6: Start gluing the second set of smaller petals on top of the large petals. The tip of the small petal should fall in between 2 large petals.

STEP 7: Cut out a small foam circle measuring 2 centimetres in diameter to cover the spot the petals were glued.

STEP 8: Decorate the centre part of the flower with rhinestone stickers.

Handmade, beautiful foam flowers are ready!!!

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Quilled Greeting card

Description

DIY Quilled Greeting Card.

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Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper to create designs. With some creativity and interest you can create beautiful designs. You can buy quilling paper in different colors and sizes or you can make quilling paper by cutting printer paper or newspaper in desired size.

I love giving handmade greeting cards so I started using paper quilling to decorate the greeting cards.

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Materials Required

  • 1/8” width quilling paper. One quilling paper per petal.
  • Pink color – 6 Strips
  • Red color – 4 strips
  • Blue color – 7 strips
  • Black – 1 strip
  • Slotted quilling tool
  • Quilling circle sizing scale (Optional: Will make sizing easier and also uniform)
  • Glue
  • Plain Greeting card & envelope
  • Embellishments (I have used pearl stickers)

Instructions 

STEP 1: Take the desired color quilling paper and insert one end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool.

STEP 2: Roll the paper end that is with the quilling tool using the quilling tool. Roll it to make a tight coil.

 STEP 3: Remove carefully from the tool, the rolled up quilling paper and place it in the circle sizing scale. The coil will loosen and unroll based on the size you have chosen.

STEP 4: Once the desired size is reached, remove from the scale and glue the free end to the rolled coil. This will ensure the coil does not unwind.

STEP 5: Let the glued up paper coil dry. Make as many paper coils as desired and then shape them all.

STEP 6: Hold the coil in the left hand and by using the right hand index finger and thumb press the coil to make a tear drop shape. (I have created a floral design so this will make the petals).

STEP 7: Place the shaped coils on the greeting card. If you are happy with the design, start gluing the quilled coils on the greeting card.

STEP 8: Use the same technique and create more designs. You can also glue together 2 different color papers, roll and shape them to form double colored coils.

STEP 9: Decorate with pearls or stone stickers. Add wordings based on the occasion.

Handmade, personalised greeting card is ready!!!

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Homemade Potpourri

Potpourri

Description

DIY potpourri. Don’t throw away those dried flowers anymore…There is a great way to make use of them in POTPOURRI.

A bowl of dried flowers, some whole spices and a few drops of essential oil can do the trick!!!

Potpourri Ingredients

Materials Required

  • Clean, dry paper plate
  • Dried flowers/petals (I have used rose flowers, petals, gerbera flower and lavender flower)
  • Whole spices – cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, black stone flower
  • Lavender oil
  • Vanilla essence

Instructions 

STEP 1: Cut the flowers and air dry those in a mesh pouch until all the moisture content in the flowers are gone. This process may take several days.

STEP 2: Take a clean plate and toss in the dried flowers, all the spices, 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of vanilla essence and mix well.

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STEP 3: Transfer the contents to the bowl in which you would like to display the potpourri.

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Easy to make, natural, fragrant homemade Potpourri is ready!!!

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DIY wool wrapped bottle vase (2)

Description

DIY Flower vase created by wrapping glass bottle with wool

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Materials Required

  • Clean, empty glass bottle (I have used an oil bottle)
  • Wool, any color (I have used brown and pink)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

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Instructions

STEP 1: Apply glue on the neck of the bottle and start wrapping the brown color wool around the bottle tightly without any gaps. Wrap until ¼ from the top of the bottle is covered.

STEP 2: Take the pink wool and start wrapping from the spot where the brown wool is glued. Wrap till half of the bottle is covered and stick with glue.

STEP 3: Again start wrapping the bottle with brown wool until you get to the bottom of the bottle.

Project completed.

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