DIY Floral Valentine’s Day Tag

Hi everyone, Ann here Valentine's Day is just around the corner and here's an easy DIY craft to impress a dear one. The tags I am making today are very versatile.... they can go as gifts or can make wonderful accompaniments with other gifts. You can express your sentiments on them or just add them to gifts for an extra fancy touch!! Step 1: Use heart shape cut outs in MDF or cardboard.   Step 2:  Paint the cut outs using chalk paints or acrylic paints in colours of your choice. Read more...

Easy Recycled Mixed Media Project

Hi Everyone! This is Ann. Today I have a video tutorial for you, showing how to create a cool and easy mixed media project. https://youtu.be/EICoyd4ZgfA Step 1: Recycling is charming, hence lets put together things we can recycle! I am re-purposing a chocolate box and other knick-knacks. Step 2: Use decoupage glue to stick  a layer of crumbled tissue paper to the surface of the box.  Create a composition on the surface of the box and glue the objects using a strong adhesive. Step Read more...

Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art

Happy New Year to you all! Its Ann here.... Lets look at an altered bottle art, up-cycling project today. This project is easy and can be done in a few easy steps. 1. Prepare the surface Make sure the surface of the bottle is clean and dust free. Apply a coat of gesso.  Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept  paint. 2. Dab metallic paint Use a sponge dabber to dab Tinted Metallic paint onto the center of Read more...

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Good day Y'all! This is Ann with a new festive craft idea. When it's time for holiday decorations, the handmade ones steal the show. Here are some fun and easy glittery handmade Christmas ornament ideas. Itsy Bitsy's own brand Little Birdie recently introduced the 'Glitter Melody' which includes 24 sheets of 6x6Inch glitter handmade card stocks in four colours. So, I chose to go with it because it was really handy while I made different Christmas ornaments! Glittery Christmas Picture Frame Read more...

Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Holiday Decor!

Hello friends! Ann here... The holiday season is here and most of us are already prettying up our homes. Here is an inexpensive and easy step by step tutorial to create a some stunning glittery holiday decor. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a sponge dauber to apply a coat of tinted metallic paint onto the surface of the bottle and let dry. Step 3: Working in sections, apply tacky glue (I used Little Birdie's Texture Tack) Read more...

DIY Tutorial: Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame

Good day Y’all! Today, I’m sharing an interesting DIY Altered Picture Frame tutorial in few easy steps. Step 1: I'm altering a wooden picture frame and I've assembled a few knick-knacks to go with mixed media project. Step 2: Compose the elements on the frame and adhere them using a strong glue. Step 3: Paint a coat of black gesso all over the frame to make it jet black and let dry. Step 4: Spray Gold alcohol splash in colour of your choice and let dry. I have used 'Black Read more...

DIY Tutorial: ‘Uncovering Secret Script’ Altered Tin!

Good day Y'all! Today, I'm sharing an interesting DIY Altered Tin tutorial in few easy steps. Step 1: Cut out a decoupage paper keeping the dimensions of the tin in mind and glue it using decoupage glue. Since my theme is 'secret script', I have chosen a design that has script on it. Step 2:  The outer layer of sheet has to be a little thick and hence I'm using pattern paper. Rip the sheet halfway through the center as shown. Step 3:  Paste the outer layer and twirl the torn ends Read more...

Altered Bottle Art using Chalk Paints

Altered Bottle Art is a great idea for making wedding centerpieces and home decor stuff. Here is a step by step tutorial to re-purpose bottles to create a lovely centerpiece. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a stencil and apply modelling paste to add texture to the surface of the bottle. Let it dry for a few hours. Step 3: Apply a coat of chalk paint and let the paint dry. I have dabbed the chalk paint using a paint brush Read more...

Nurture your Kid’s Creative Spirit with these Fun Craft Ideas!

Good day to Y'all! A study by Dr. Richard Rende revealed that creative interaction between parents and young children engaging in activities like arts and crafts not only provides immediate and lasting cognitive benefits, but also creates a unique bonding experience that lasts for a lifetime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J560wfw5OsA I began engaging my son in art when he was just 18 months old and I can confidently vouch that it is very fulfilling and beneficial for children. Taking Read more...

Transformations using the Craft of Decoupage

Hi All, This is Ann and today I'm here with a decoupage tutorial. A little history about Decoupage: Decoupage is a traditional paper craft - the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts. The word decoupage comes from the French verb decouper, 'to cut out'. It was in the 17th century that the craft reached its height of popularity with aristocrats, noble ladies as well as the more humble practitioners trying out the art of decoupage. Today, decoupage remains a popular Read more...