Agency as a platform

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The wind chime that was.

When on airports, we often indulge in impulse purchases for the lack of anything better to do. I once bought a cookies recipe book. The primary motivation was not the recipes, which are now easily available online, but the cookie cutters that were part of the package. I often buy such things that look like…

DIY Candle-stand Decor with Newspaper Flowers

I found this ‘headless stick with a stand’ at home and wanted to redo it. Out of the many things newspaper upcycling can do, it most certainly can prettify this broken piece. Here is a quick video capturing how this bland stick was turned into a beautiful candle-stand.

New Country, New House, New Home-Prettifying Solutions

August 2016 – We shifted from India to Sri Lanka. We left our family, friends, people and house to experience a new culture, a new country. Colombo is beautiful. It is much more organized, clean and green than Delhi NCR. There are broad walkways for pedestrians, something me and my husband missed terribly in India. Surprisingly,…

The Dancing Shadows: From Empty Jam Jar to Candleholder

Those of us who love jams, definitely have these empty glass jars at home. We hardly dispose them off and often make them a part of our kitchen storage space. Well, here is a common, yet interesting way of reusing them – as Candle-holders. We all love these little “red flowers” that brighten our houses,…

Decoupage: From Boring Tin to Vintage Box

Gone are the days when I was gifted new things. These days I am more happy receiving waste material. This empty tin box was my share of the last shopping we did. While experimenting, I failed to paint the box without spoiling it one way or the other. Lack of perfection gave me the idea of creating…

Mediterranean Memories: From Waste Wood to PhotoFrame

While cleaning my balcony the other day, I saw this waste piece of wood.It was love at first sight. I could only imagine one thing being made out of it-  a blue photoframe! Yes, blue. I always wanted a blue, wooden photorame. And I knew I would make it on my own; I just did not know…

Frame of flowers from fellow prettifier

The world is full of amazingly creative homeprettifiers. Often their creativity remains hidden in private spaces of their homes or offices. But every now and then it shines through, either in get-togethers at home or on whatsapp groups in this case. Recently, I shared this blog with my friends on a whatsapp group. We got talking. Soon…

Chaos Served on Plate

I had a cracked plate, which I wanted to convert into a wall hanging. I always imagined the wall hanging to have a string of flowers on its circumference and stuff like that. But when I started work on it, I was not in the best of my moods – to put it bluntly, I…

Absolut Bright

If you have beautiful empty glass bottles at home and think about converting them into lampshades, then we think alike. But the tricky part for me was, if I do not wish to buy ready-made shades, how do I make them? Finally, seem to have found a simple, pretty solution. I take pride in introducing the…

The Floating Bloom: Origami Flower Ball from Waste Paper

So here I am, upcycling waste magazines to create these beautiful origami flower balls. Kid you not, this looks simple, but needs a lot of time and effort. However, the end result is so beautiful and satisfying, that you will never regret the hardwork 😀    

How to use diwali fairy lights?

I love lights, especially dim lights. Correct lighting can drastically change the look of a house. I personally find my house a much calmer place with lamp shades all around and music that matches/dominates my mood. When I have a get-together at my house, white tube-lights are a complete no-no. I just switch on all the…

Crafty Diwali

Home-made Candle Use any broken glass or cup at your home to create this beautiful DIY candle. Material Required: Left-over candles, crayons to color, candle wick, a glass container and any material to decorate the container. Steps: 1. Melt candle wax along with half a crayon of any color you want. To melt wax use…