Monday, June 23, 2014

Pen Holder - from Toilet Paper Rolls

Hello Everyone,
Its been long since I wrote a post about Up-cycling. Hence today's post is an up cycling project I made a few days back.
One fine day my father in law was doing some of his office work at home and he felt the need of a pen holder on his computer table. He asked my mother in law to put up an old glass there, which would do the needful. That was the time I thought I should make one for him, which looks nice on his table and add some life to it ;)
So, i thought why not use something which I was about to throw??!! Yes the cores of the toilet/tissue paper rolls. Once they are empty we throw them away, but i could see them as the new Pen Holder!!!

Here's how it turned out to be. I am sorry i forgot to take the step by step photographs! But don't worry its too easy to make hence my step by step (without pics) tutorial will surely help you make one!
The final Result:

Material Required
Toilet Paper Roll (Core) OR Cardboard - using which you can make such rolls.
1 piece of cardboard for making the base (take any like from your shoe box - because you are going to cover it!)
Designer paper or fabric which ever you wish to cover these rolls with.
Stuff for decorating - Here I have used my handmade flowers and ready made leaves and pollen's, some buttons and ribbon from my stash. You can use anything you like.

Step 1:
Cover the cores in the paper or fabric of your choice neatly. You can cover one, two, three or more as per your requirement. You can also cut them in different heights as per your needs and to add a bit of drama to your designer pen holder ;)
Also i have added washi tape to cover the top end edges of the cores. This makes them look very neat and guess what... its easy!! :-D

Step 2:
Cut a base on which you will place these cores on. The shape and size it totally on your discretion. I have cut a Rectangular piece and later chopped of the edges. The base is needed to cover up the other end of the cores so that they can hold whatever you put in them.
Once cut cover it up in desired paper or fabric.

Step 3:
Glue the Cores on the ready base (made in Step 2) in the manner you like it!

Step 4:
Decorate as per your wish!!!

Your lovely Pen holder is ready to hold whatever you like! Do let me know if you liked this post. and dont forget to share the pictures of the stuff you make! A lot of people get inspired by them and i love it too!!
For any further queries do leave a comment below, i ll be happy to respond! Till then,

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Card with Handmade Painting

Hello Everyone!

Here is a card that I have made using a painting that I made. It is actually a copy from one of the stamps that are available in countries outside India. As I do not have the stamps, I thought why not draw them and paint them my self to add them to my cards!! I have colored this sketch using water color pencils and then outlining the whole thing with a 0.05 fine tip black pen.
I hope you like it! So here we go!! The first attempt...

Do let me know whether you like it or not.... Also you can place orders for any of my cards (already posted on the blog or custom made) Just leave a comment below and with your contact details and I will get in touch with you. Or email me at

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 9, 2014

My First Custom Made Card for Client :)

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing the first custom made card that I did for a client! This guy wanted me to make a card for his wife for her birthday. He told me that she love Red color, is very bright and vibrant. Also loves flowers...
So what else did i need....i started working on the project with these things in mind.
I made an easel card with basic color theme as red. I have added a lot of flowers (all handmade by me) and created a window in which i have attached two cute butterflies on strings! The card is complete with a matching box to send it in!!
And I am delighted to share the final results with you!!!
Do let me know your comments on the same... <3 p="">

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Quilling Flower Basket

Hey Friends!

Today I am sharing the Quilling Flower basket that I made..
It is very small (though does not look like in the pictures, as they are close ups ;-) ). I made it when I was admitted in hospital and was only under observation. So I just had to keep lying in the bed all time! I was getting bored and asked my husband to get my quilling stuff and I got started!! And know what... i gifted this basket (after attaching a Thank You tag to it) to my doctor, when I got discharged!! She was very happy to see it!! So I thought I would share this SPECIAL basket of Gratitude with all of you!