Turn a shoe box into vintage suitcase

Hello Dear crafters,

Its been a long time again. I dont know what is keeping me so busy ;). I had a fantastic and refreshing vacation this month to Goa, India. Amazing lively place with lot of young crowd.And it was girls only trip so had a blast!

I have turned this shoes box into a vintage suitcase and I use this suitcase as a memory box to store all my letters to my kid and husband. I am typically old fashioned who likes to write down letters to my loved ones. It feels amazing the way it creates memories. My kid will always have the written proof of how obedient she was while growing up.
I have used a scrapebook paper which I bought from amazon at unbelievably cheap price.And then by using vintage ink pad I have given that 'oh so beautiful' vintage look!
I have painted the brads golden using spray to give it vintage look as black was looking rather so dull.
I request my daughter to give her waiste belt and stuck them on the top with help of silicon glue and brads.

I have made two pockets inside. One on the inner side of the suitcase lid and one as side pocket. I had total fun while making this. loved the use of paper and ink and  finishing. My friend who lent me her shoe box could not recognize that it was her box that I had turned into such a beautiful vintage suitcase.

Do let me know how you find it. I would love to hear your comments.This is #bestoutofwaste creation. You can check out for more best out of waste ideas on my blog. Below are few links which will take you straight to ideas:

1. Homework caddy using toy box
2. Pen holders using whisky box 
3. Organizer using plastic bottles
4. Ear ring organizer using mobile box

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Cheers,
Pooja

DIY : Learn to make shadow box frame

Hello Everyone,
How are you all? Its been long time since my last post. I was little kept up with my office work, year end processing and important enhancements were scheduled to go live. By now, you know that I am into IT industry ;)
Okay, so I wanted to share this with you all long back only, However, could not get enough time to compile the post. Today we are going to learn to make Shadow box frame. This can be used for any of your quilling art work or punch craft art work or anything that you think needs a temporary frame or you dont want to spend lot of money on getting the frame done. In all such cases, you should learn to make shadow box frame. Its very very simple!
The basic materials are as below. I use nail cutter for crisp folding. Its very important that you make your folds properly.
Now take 12 inches by 12 inches cardstock of any colour you want to make frame of.
Mark from every corner at 4 points as shown: 1.5cm, 3cm, 4.5cm, 6cm. This decides the width of the frame border.
Once you mark the points, join them as shown and the cut out the 4 squares as shown and marked in red
Once you cut the 4 corners, mark as below for the two opposite sides of the square.
It should look like below after you mark at two opposite sides
The cut out as per the markings made in red and it would look like below. Then with help of bone folder or any thing which you can use as folder fold on all the three lines starting from edge inwards. Make sure that you do not fold on the innermost line
Apply while glue on the edges marked in red.
Make sure that fold corners perfectly. It should make a proper square at corner like below
And thats it!! Our shadow frame is ready!!!

I would soon come up with many more posts. As I have done many many creative and crafty things.
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. Lets talk about new year resolution in the next post. It would be fun, right??!!

Cheers,
Pooja 

Organize your leggings in 5 minutes

Lets de-clutter wardrobe in 5 mins. I was just kidding. I know its not possible to de-cultter in 5 mins. We never want to give away anything and want to have everything in our wardrobe even it fits you or not.
This article is about organizing leggings in a simple way. You would be shocked to see how it was before I decided to organize them. 
This is like 'Before' photo of my mess with the leggings.First of all, I do not like to fold cloths. I feel there is no point and there is no use. Because while taking out the bottom most piece of cloth you are surely going to ruin the folds of the top ones. And when you are in hurry, I bet you would end messing up everything ;)

So this is how I started, I had two empty boxes lying around the house for few days. Until finally I decided to put them to good use.
Cut out the two sides of the box. I tried one with cutting the top and other with closed one. Its enormously simple to put and take out legging from the box without top.Believe me!
Then I just rolled all the leggings and kept them one over the other. Now, mind you! you need not waste lot of time in rolling.Once they are into these organizers they are not going disturb neighboring pile of cloths
Even though the photo here is of the one that is being pulled from top, I want to tell you that pulling out legging from bottom or middle is also that easy. And when you put it back just slide it from the top :)
I would like to share some tips and idea which worked for me :
If you liked these organization ideas and tips do not forget to give like and recommend my blog and facebook page to others. Your comments and love are important for me to keep going. 

Cheers,
Pooja 


DIY : Bed side organizer


You have Television Set in the bedroom? You love to lie down on bed and watch TV?And often you keep remote controls somewhere which you do not find when needed while lying down on bed.Then this DIY is for you..
Don't throw your old jeans or baggie pants (which has so many pockets). These are going to be basic need for this DIY. I had to take consent from Sandeep(The husband) before cutting down his pants (This is very very important).
Those of who are still not clear about what I mean by bedside organizer, this is for you.
Material requirement is simple. You can also re-purpose your old jeans for this.
No need to stitch. You can use glue gun.


Organizing is the way to clutter free life. Its not only necessary to organize but it is also important to have it functional. Otherwise if you organization fails to work after a month, you are surely going to get frustrated.

I would like to share some tips and idea which worked for me :

1. Organizing craft supplies
2. Organizing kitchen drawers

Please comment with what worked for you and what not.Keep vising the blog for new updates, new idea and some tips.

Cheers,
Pooja 


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