Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

DIY Dreamcatcher by DT Mounika


Hello Everyone, 


I am Mounika and am here today with my very first post as a DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. It is such an honour to be on the blog and I have a tutorial for you all. 

Here is what I made ... A Dreamcatcher, to catch the dreams as they flow by :)


Let's begin making the dream catcher


1. Gather all the materials mentioned in the supply list below. 

                                         
                                 

2. Take a smaller embroidery hoop and stretch a fabric in it, for the base. 


                       

3.Using a brick stencil create a background with texture paste, allow it to dry. 


                         

4. Now take a larger hoop and stretch a lace fabric. We will use this as our main base. I  applied glue on the sides to keep the lace fabric intact and not move.  


                        

5. Now go back to the smaller hoop which would have dried. Using Lindy's Sprays add colour to the brick background and dry it using a heat tool.


                       


                       

6. Next, take a sheet of white card stock and cut out multiple leaves, shape and colour them using different shades of distress inks. Attach a  thick cotton thread at the back of the leaves and add some beads into each leaf thread. 


                       

7. To make hangings for the dreamcatcher, I have cut down 1.5" strips of lace fabric on long side and then tied them to the larger hoop along with the leaves. 




                                    

8.For the sentiment, I have used an MDF embellishment.  To colour it, I first sprayed orange photo colour, once dry I added blue and yellow colours with dry stroke technique.


                                              

                                   

9. Finally, it's time to assemble everything. Using a glue gun, attach the smaller hoop onto the larger one, and then added flowers, some feathers, butterfly and the MDF sentiment and any other embellishments. Tadaaa..your dream catcher is ready!


Here are some detailed shots of my dream catcher: 



                         

                                   
                                  

                         

                           

                         


                                


Supply List:

  • Embroidery hoops -two different sizes 
  • Papericious Sigma Card Stock
  • Texture Paste
  • Stencil
  • Lace fabric and Plain fabric for base
  • Mulberry flowers and fillers
  • Cotton threads 

  • Beads

  • MDF Sentiment
  • MDF embellishments
  • Artificial feathers
  • White glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Lindy sprays- Gossamer Gold, Violaceous Violet  
  • Acrylic colours- Yellow Ochre, Light Blue

  • Camel Photo Colours


All the above listed materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can e-mail your pre order at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!
Participate in the ongoing challenge here: http://tinyurl.com/y9lvzxxg

Happy crafting
Mounika

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

DIY Gifts for a friend by DT Ishani

Hello Everyone,

Today I am here on the blog with my first post in this new term. My post is an inspiration for our August challenge, which you can find here.

August is the month for celebrating friendship and so I planned to put some love and make something for my best friend.

To tell her how I cherish our sweet friendship, I decided to make a card for her and a pair of quilled earrings.



I chose to do some hand lettering for the quote on friendship, as the sentiment for the card. For the design, I chose to build a wreath, around the quote. A wreath is circular and symbolic of eternity and I wish our friendship also lasts forever." The quilling done here is not very traditional, I thought of experimenting with different coils and was happy with the texture it gave to the flowers. After arranging my quilled elements for the wreath, it was stuck on a black card base.







I made a pair of quilled quirky earrings for her. The shape here is also a circle, symbolising our everlasting friendship. I chose the violet, indigo, blue and minty green 3mm strips to make this pair.






Hope you were inspired and would join us in our ongoing challenge.

Supplies used:

(a) For the quilled card:-

  • Neenah Classic Crest White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Pentel brush pen (black)
  • 3mm Quilling strips (assorted colours)

(b) For the earrings:-

  • 3mm Quilling strips (assorted colours)
  • Ear hook findings
  • Mod podge matte (as sealant)


All the supplies used are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order the products by sending email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com


Happy Crafting

Ishani

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Quirky Gifts Tutorial for the Festive Season by DT Anila


Hello, Friends!


I am Anila Dikay and am so happy to be joining the Design Team of Rainbow Craftykari for a new term.

I am back on the blog with my very first Tutorial post for this term.

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and all are busy with the last minute preparations, gifts etc. 

For all those who haven't purchased the perfect gift for your Brother/Sister yet... 
How about some DIY gifts with some personal touches to it..? 
I am sure your siblings will love them and so will you.

Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am here with two DIY gifts with detailed tutorials for them. 
Friends, This is going to be a long and a picture heavy post, but hopefully, you will enjoy it.

Over to my first Tutorial.


A Memory Box


All of us have some small trinkets or things that are a part of some awesome memories. It maybe a small toy, an old bracelet or a broken earring for that matter. 

But the memories they bring back are priceless. 

Here is a memory box to hoard all these. 

It can also be used as a Jewelry box or a Chocolate box for that matter.

Let's begin making this:

Take 2 cardboard pieces of size 4" x 6" and 1 piece of size 2" x 6".

 


Stick them on the back of a pattern paper, leaving gaps in between as shown.



Cover the top with another piece of the same pattern paper. While sticking, insert 1" thick matching coloured satin ribbon on either side, sandwiching it between them. 




Score the gaps after sticking. This forms the base and top of the box. 

Take 2 more pieces of cardboard of size 2" x 3.75" and 1 piece of 2" x 5.75".



Arrange them in a straight line leaving gaps in between and cover them with the same pattern paper. (Sorry I completely forgot to click this while arranging - but here's a hand-drawn sketch for it)





Score them to reinforce the folds. Arrange and stick them using liquid glue on the base of the box made earlier. Let dry.





The box is ready.

Now take a cardboard of size 4" x 3" to make the frame on top.  Cut a window of size 3" x 2" on this piece.(Refer sketch)


Cover it from all sides with the same pattern paper. 



Stick strips of foam matching to the pattern paper from three sides leaving top side open, to insert the photograph. Adhere it to the top of the box.



The box is now ready for decoration. Here are some embellishments I gathered to decorate my box.



Here's the final look of the box.






Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • 1" Satin Ribbon
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard
  • Sentiment die-cut 
  • (Image Courtesy- Pixabay)

Let's move onto our second tutorial 

Name Art


Don't we all love things with our names on it..?? A Personalized gift that speaks "ME"!!

Here is a Name Art which can be used as a door hanger or a wall piece. It can also be used for the personalization of cupboards.

To begin, Draw/Trace the alphabet on a cardboard. Cut 2 pieces of the same and stick them together to make it stronger.









Cover the alphabet with a pattern paper from all the sides (as shown below)




 Fold in all the sides so the edges are also covered.



 The alphabet is now ready for decoration.


I have gathered all these embellishments/flowers for the decoration. 



Try various arrangements to suit your idea. 




Print the name with bold alphabets and cut each alphabet apart. Mount them with foam adhesive. Lastly, cover the alphabets with glossy accents. This gives them a shiny tile look and also protects the paper from damage.Tie a long twine at the top for hanging and add a bow to the twine.

Here's the final look 





Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • Name Print
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Twine/satin
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard


It was so very exciting and fun making these gifts. I am also sure this love will definitely be visible in all the creations. I would love to see if you make any of this.
Thank you for sticking till the last and not losing out in between.Do leave your lovely feedback in the comments below.


  

All the above-listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered.