Showing posts with label upcycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycling. 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!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Rose Branches

Roses are a crafters favorite!!!!
And I am no exception to that....
I made this Rose Branch Decorative Piece at a very low price :)
Let me tell you how.....

Rose Branches

I collected some branches that fell from a tree outside my house.....
The photo shows only two but there were some more....

Branches

I chose the best of the branches and got out my ammunition.....a spray can!!



I spray painted the branches gold.......ohh I love shiny, blingy stuff!!!
I loved the way they turned out :)

Gold Painted branches

When the branches were drying, I made some paper roses of different sizes....
Here they are!!!


Paper Roses

You can use ready artificial / silk flowers like these too....



I stuck the roses randomly on the branches with a hot glue gun....



Then, I took a glass vase and filled it with glass fillers for the base.....



Finally, I arranged the branches together in the vase....
This is how the final product looks....
It gives a very chic look to the house at a very minimal cost....

Chic Decor

This is a close up of a rose stuck on the branch.....

Rose

Some more snaps that I took are here.....
Hope you enjoyed....

Rose Branches


Also check out my tutorial for DIY Flower Light here.....
Thanks for visiting and do come back 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 !!




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