Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DIY Inspiration - Desi Gift idea!!

Wondering what to gift your friends and family this festive season? Do you want a touch of unconventional and personal to your gifts this year, instead of spreading cheer with the random and benumbed gifts spun out of the big-box retailers?


Or maybe you want to add your personal design stamp to your home or work space? Maybe create a conversation corner around your "desi" style?


Then - here's your perfect recipe! A DIY inspiration post by a guest blogger - Divya, owner and author of The Craft Angel. Divya and her inspirational ideas, which we love, can be found at http://creadivya.blogspot.com/. Read on!!


Feeling crafty today? Have an hour to spare? Then make these fun photo frames that add a dash of desi colour to your home. Nothing depicts India better than vibrant colours and some good old bling! These photo frames are easy-breezy and look so chic and artsy. They can instantly dress up a wall, like they do here in our home...and if you’re a picture-crazy person like me, they are the perfect accessories to personalise your home with your most favourite memories.
Let’s get started then. This project is super simple, as easy as 1-2-3! Here’s a photo tutorial for you...
Gather your supplies –
And get crafty!
The possibilities to decorate them are endless!

And your handmade photo frames are ready!
Here are a few handy tips –
·         I use frames from Ikea. But you can get them at your local craft store too.
·         While painting the frames, make sure you go over all the sides, even the back, to achieve a more finished look. Get into all the nooks and crannies J
·         And you could go all crazy with the colours, or stick to a more conventional colour scheme. That’s the best bit, these are so easy to customise!
·         Allow the paint to dry completely before you get on with decorating further.
·         I find that hot glue holds sequins quite well, but you could also use any other strong glue. Especially if you don’t like stringy glue all over the place J
·         If you have more time to spare, get creative and use string, Popsicle sticks etc. to add texture to your frames.
·         Once you’re done with the decorating bit, seal the frame by spraying (or coating) a thin layer of acrylic/water resistant sealer.
 

These would look great in your home. But they also make wonderful handmade gifts. Simply make a few, stack and tie them with jute string and add a little handmade tag. Rustic, elegant and oh-so-special – the recipient is sure to love the thought behind it!

Hope you try this quick ‘n’ easy project! For more handmade projects and ideas please see my blog – www.creadivya.blogspot.com.
Happy crafting!
Divya

7 comments:

  1. Loved it!! My DIY weekend project :)

    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Looking forward to seeing pictures from your project Sripriya!! Come back for more ideas and inspiration!! Happy Diwali!

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  3. You sisters are so cool - so creative and arty! Thanks again Supri for having me here :)

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  4. I saw a frame in an exhibition recently where in the corners were decorated by using rice - i guess the rice grains were dipped in different colors and just sprinkled on the edges along with some glitter it looked fabulous..we could try.

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  5. That is a fabulous idea Sneha! Could try that. I want to do some of these projects for Christmas gifting with the girls this year. This could be so much fun!

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  6. Thats a great and simple DIY project, thank you :)

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  7. Thanks for providing DIY inspirational gift ideas with tutorial. You can also gift them rings with quotes engraved

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