What NOT to do in Ceramics

Failures are more common than successes while experimenting. Here is a damaged coaster set that taught me much about making and glazing ceramics. List of mistakes: 1. The lid did not fit after glazing. Should have accounted for the space glazing takes. 2. Should have scored and applied slip properly while making the coaster cover….

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.

Art Blossoms with Age: 3D Origami by a Fellow Prettifier

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” Pablo Picasso While I can just hope that as I age, I do not lose the art of imagination, I know a lady who has kept the artist in her alive even at the age of 65. She is my…

Avoiding Side Effects of Facebook

I have a love-hate relationship with facebook. While I hate the run for likes and shares, which should never be my motive of sharing my work on the platform, I must say that I am not very good at avoiding the trap of this number game. I realized, not only this, facebook has one more side effect…

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 😀    

Paper lantern from fellow prettifier

Paper Lantern 16 October 2015. Tajinder Kaur This is the first guest post on homeprettifiers and the guest being my mom makes it all the more special. After all, she is the source of my creative genes. She visited me 2 days back. Seeing all the craft material lying around and keeping the spirit of…

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…