Homework caddy

2:42:00 AM Pooja 0 Comments

Hello Crafters,

So I asked this question to 8 year old, "what all you require to do homework?'. And he gave me a long list.Many of you may or may not be familiar with idea of home work caddy. Actually its a caddy which can be used to keep all the instruments you require while doing homework. And I feel, it should have a handle so that you can hold it and take it to any room you want to do your home.

Then I sat and designed a caddy for my friend's kid. And decided how many compartments I would need. How am I going to put handle on it. What colour combination I want to use and what message I what to give to this little one.Its always inspiring to have a good thought to be in front of you.

I first settled down for thoughts :

1. Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss it, you will land up in stars.
2. Keep looking up, there may be a rainbow waiting for you.


Then I settled down for the color combination. I wanted to use bright colours and I bought these colour papers from nearby shop.

I started making the caddy using puzzle boxes of my daughter.I am compiling a video to show step by step instructions on how I went about doing it.

Meanwhile, let me share some photos with you.



I Hope Anish would like it. My little friend, for whom I am making this. Do let me know your comments and if you like it or if you think something can be changed and made better.




DIY Socks organizer..under 30 minutes!!

7:00:00 AM Pooja 0 Comments

Hey There ,
I'm back with one more organizational DIY. This is to help you de-clutter your closet, arrange your closet and be able to access the things easily.
In India, we do not have big houses. Specially in metro cities like Mumbai/Delhi/Pune/Bangalore. If there are 2 people in the house. Each one would have one cupboard. We do not have the luxury of walk-in closet. So it is really your test on how you are smart enough to keep all your stuff in limited space.
Today, I am going to show you an organizer that I created to keep mt socks. As I have only 3-4 pair of them, they tend to get mixed up with other cloths and then it becomes difficult to find them when needed.
What I designed and created is a simple socks organizer.This is a four step process.I have taken long empty box and cut it from one side. I have used old cloth and colourful scrapbook paper to decorate it.
It takes less space. It can stand as well can be kept side-wise.

Organizing is the way to clutter free life. Its not only necessary to organize but having it working functional also. 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.




Decoupage step by step

10:30:00 PM Pooja 0 Comments

Hello People,

So what keeps you going everyday. For me its craft. I can think about what can be done from the materials available at home endlessly. Recently, I am in love with #Decoupage art. I have already completed few projects and planning to complete few more. Its fun.

Today, I am going to show you step by step process of decoupaging a small box. I call it as #jewelry keeping box. This was gift to my mother in law.
You can buy the small wooden box from any craft store or you can also use one having at home. Step one is to apply primer throughout the box.I use Gesso (Daler-Rowney Artists’ White Gesso Primer 250 ML) to make the surface even and ready for paint.
Once you have applied gesso, you can paint it with white or whatever colour you want. Note that the colour you give as base would be seen through the decoupage napkin that you are going to decoupage.
I chose to apply, yellow acrylic colour.
Let the paint dry. Then apply mod podge with brush evenly on the surface where you are going to stick the napkin.
You might some wrinkles when you apply thin decoupage napkin. once you have the napkin stuck to the box, let it dry.Once its dried, apply 3-4 coats of Mode Podge. Let it dry for 24 hours. Then seal it with varnish.
You can check out the different varieties that you can do with the decoupage, like the treasure box I posted earlier.


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