Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY Flower Light - Recycle Craft


Hello there.....
How do you like this pretty little Flower Light????
Adorable...Isn't it???


DIY Flower Light

This Light is made from the top of a water gallon.....Surprised????
Yes, it really is a plastic bottle top!!!!


Flower Light DIY Tutorial

I cut it with scissors and then colored it like a dainty flower.....
When it was completely dry, I inserted a small LED tea light in its bottom....


Flower with Tea Light



Recycle Craft 


And there it was....quick and easy Flower Light......
Ready to adorn any table as a centerpiece.... on its own, or with a few more
 flowers like this.....
This definitely is a conversation piece......
And it cost me almost nothing.......I had the colors and tea light  on hand.....



Flower Light

Hope you liked it as much as I do :)
If you make one like this, do not forget to credit me and link me to your site/ blog.....
You can also view another flower light I made earlier here.....
See you soon with more such crafts.....
Till then, 'Like' the post and enjoy!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY Instant Wall Art- 2

Hello and welcome to view my Instant Wall Art-2....
I call it so because a few days back, I uploaded a post on Instant Wall art- Shoebox Lid Upcycling.....You can see the post by clicking here.
I made this wall art in a similar fashion using a shoe box lid and a scrapbook paper.

Instant Wall Art- Shoe box Lid Upcycling
This is the shoe box Lid I used for this wall art....

Shoe box Lid
This wall art is little different by accident!!! Funny Story :)....
Let me tell you.....
The scrapbook paper comes in a specific size and it fit my earlier shoebox lid perfectly....
However, this lid belonged to my beloved hubby's shoebox......it was a huge box!!!
It had to be....These were the shoes!!!!



So imagine my despair when the paper kept falling short from all sides......
After racking my brains for quite some time, I still couldn't make it fit.....I thought of using two pieces of scrapbook paper, but I wasn't feeling very happy about the idea...... But, I was not ready to give up.....
And then, out of nowhere an idea struck!!!
I decided to give the frame a boxed look.....( a box for a box....lol)......
I cut the paper in a way that it fit on the box, leaving an uniform border all around.....

Scrapbooking Paper

Then I painted the border with black color.......
See how it looks here......


When the color dried completely, I glued the paper on to the box lid........
It turned out like this!!!

Shoe box Upcycling
Here's how it looks on the wall :)
The black border gives it a look of certain depth, which is what I like about this wall art....

Instant Wall Art

The beauty of this wall art is in its uniform design.....which gives me the flexibility to hang it any way I like.....It looks good horizontally, and equally good vertically!!! Ain't that awesome???It is, right???



I used scrapbook paper here, but you can use any gift wrapping paper with a uniform design too!!!
Hope you liked this......
You can also view my earlier Post on DIY Instant Wall Art here.....
I will be posting more stuff soon, so do keep coming back.....
Thanks for visiting and comment below to let me know you were here.....



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY Instant Wall Art- Shoe Box Lid Upcycling

Hi....
Good to see you.....
This is an Instant Wall Art that I made......
They say, "Necessity is the mother of Invention".....
Wow, thats so true!!!!
I had guests coming over to our house in which we moved recently.....
So, my house isn't done sprucing up (read putting artwork) yet :)
And, I did not have time to go buy any.....so I made this!!!!!
This wall art is made from an old shoebox lid, I had lying around....
So, its a shoe box upcycling of sorts!!!

Instant Wall Art

Here's what I did....
I dusted up the cardboard box lid and then cut a scrapbook paper according to the box's 
dimensions.....
The picture shows the paper cut to size....


Shoebox Lid Upcycling

Then I glued the paper to the box using regular PVA glue......
I had to take care to align the edges properly......
I let the lid dry for around 30 minutes.......

Shoebox Upcycling

After the paper dried, I colored the edges of the lid black......
The black color gives the lid a solid framed look.....
You can see it for yourself here......


Shoebox Lid Wall Art

This is how the artwork looks on the wall.....
Cool....isn't it....
Very easy to make and much easier on the pocket too ;)

Instant Wall Art
Hope you found it interesting......
You can also visit my post on DIY Instant Wall Art-2 here.....
Let me know through your comments.....
Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more!!!


Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY Recycle Craft- Pen and Card Holder

Pen and Card Holder

Welcome to my latest post on Recycle Craft......
I have made a Pen and Card Holder by recycling toilet roll tube, cardboard and a scrap piece of wood......
I prepared the base by sanding the wooden piece......
Then, I glued the tube on the wooden piece using a hot gun......



I cut two cardboard semicircles and glued them on the wood as a card holder....
I also used PVA glue to  create texture on the roll and the cardboard and left it to dry.....


You can see the initial assembly in the picture below....

Recycle Craft
After everything was nice and dry, I painted the whole thing with acrylic color- black......
When the paint was dry, I used 3D outliners to create some wavy string designs and added a few diamantes for some added glitter....
I also dusted some golden powder on the whole piece to give it an antique look....
To finish the borders I used some braided golden lace.....
Finally, I gave it two coats of spray varnish for a glossy finish.....and it was ready!!
This Pen and Card Holder now sits on my hubby's desk :)

Recycle Craft



Do leave a comment, to let me know if you like this craft.....
Have fun, and.....Recycle !!




Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY Easter Wreath

Wishing all my readers and fellow bloggers a very Happy Easter.....
Today I am posting how I made this Easter Wreath for my house....
Easter Wreath

I recycled an old grocery bag, styrofoam eggs and my son's old bunny toy to make this wreath..........
Watch the video tutorial below to know how......
The wreath now hangs daintily on my door, with the cute bunny smiling at all :)





Here's the tutorial....Enjoy !!!
video


Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY Decorative Table Centerpiece

Hi and welcome.....
Today I would like to tell you how I made a Decorative Table Centerpiece......
I am a big fan of Recycling.....Its amazing how a little effort on our side can make a huge
 difference in saving our planet.....
I made the flower in this picture using the bottom of a water gallon....
I used acrylic colors for painting this flower.......

Recycled Flower
But the lonely flower did not serve any purpose, so I decided to make something useful from it....

Decorative Table Centerpiece
I had a decorative plate with me, which I used as the base.....
To it, I added a few glass fillers in the center.......
And then, I placed the flower in the center of the fillers......

Recycled Flower Centerpiece
To add to the glamor, I added a LED candle in the center of the flower......


My Centerpiece was thus completed, and now it sits on my dining table, casting a soft 
glow of happiness :)


 I hope you liked the Tutorial ......Have fun trying it yourself !!
You can also view my post on DIY Flower Light here.....
 And remember........Please Recycle :)





Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Art on a Bottle

Old Bottle
Hello again.....
You must be wondering what this bottle is doing here, looking so sad and lonely......
I thought so too, and after giving it some thought, I decided to dress it up a little!!!
I used acrylic color as the base and covered up the whole bottle.......
Then I used a 3d outliner- gold to make small circles and the twirls.......
After it dried, I added tiny red rhinestones inside the circles........

Upcycled Bottle

And to make it a little more cute, i replaced the bottle lid with a crystal Hibiscus flower !!!



The Upcycling gave the bottle a very dainty appearance.......
Everytime I look at the bottle, it just makes me Smile :)
Hope you keep smiling too......

Art on a Bottle

Here, I have also added a small video tutorial for this project.......Have Fun :)


video