Raji's Craft Hobby: December 2016

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Saturday 31 December 2016

Peacock Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are said to act as dream filters, allowing only good dreams to reach the sleeper!

The dream catcher is a handmade craft originated from the Native American culture and now have become popular with everyone.The idea is to hang the dream catcher over one’s bed and it's supposed to catch nightmares in its webs while allowing the good dreams and positive thoughts to escape through the middle hole and enter the sleeping mind.

Thursday 29 December 2016

Calla Lily - Cold porcelain clay

Calla Lilies are some of the most beautiful flowers,both in the garden and cut for bouquets. I love them for its simplicity and purity.The best of all is it's very easy to make a bunch of Lily with air dry clay. The shape and form of a Calla Lily is sleek and delicate.

A bunch of these flowers would be great for decorating your home year round and are sure to brighten up your decor. A beautiful bouquet of these lovely flowers would also make a great gift for any occasion.

Calla lilies come in variety of colors. Try playing with different colors as a whole or give a try at painting the flowers.

Tuesday 27 December 2016

Clay Carnation Flower


Creating lifelike flowers from clay is getting more and more popular.These Clay Flowers have the distinctive characteristic and they look and feel very real.These amazing clay flowers can be used as a beautiful assortment of decorations or make them for yourself or make them as a gift for a friend or your loved ones.

Clay Carnation flowers are simple to make.The best thing about making your own clay flowers it that you can really play around with the colors of your choice.Let your options speak and see what kind of beautiful creations you can come up with.

Monday 26 December 2016

Thai Clay Rose

A rose is one of the most beautiful flowers you can make from clay. Making one is relatively simple and it is the easiest.

Here I have used Thai Clay.Thai Clay is sort of air dry clay imported from Thailand which does not need frying or baking to dry the clay.Thai Clay is significantly flexible and soft to work with and it can be easily molded.It dries without any crack. It gives a light translucent finish when dried. 

Enjoy making these flowers as a gift for your loved ones or just make them for yourself and use them for decorating your room.

Materials Used:- 
  • Thai Clay 
  • Oil Paint 
  • Clay Tools 
  • Artificial Stem

Crochet Santa Ornament

Christmas time is right around the corner and it’s time to start getting ready!Decorating Christmas tree is probably one of the most exciting things to do with your family during the holiday season.Handmade holiday projects are so much fun to make.

Make these very cute little Santa ornaments to hang on your tree.It is very quick to make and they would look really cute on your tree. 

These also make really great easy gifts to give for the holidays.

Friday 23 December 2016

Simple Crochet Flower

Everyone loves flowers and they just brighten up our day and make us smile as soon as we see them.Flowers are always a fun crochet project to make at any time of year.

If you need a little flower for dressing up your crochet projects,then give this simple flower a try.

If you are a beginner,chances are that you are looking to learn how to make a simple flower to start with.Well,to begin with these flowers are very easy work up with no complex stitches involved.

Thursday 22 December 2016

How to make a Vase from Cardboard Roll - Best Out of Waste Idea

Do you throw those round tubes of cardboard which comes with your tissue paper roll or the aluminium foil roll? What if we could make some decorative projects with them!!....Sounds interesting ...right!!!! 

I love to explore the creative potential in waste or reusable items and Its always a fun idea to convert those waste rolls into something innovative and useful. Some of the things that would otherwise end up in the dustbin make great materials for craft projects that can be made into interesting and beautiful DIY crafts at home.

Creating new things out of waste is very satisfying and ever since I started making craft out of recycled materials, I have developed a habit of saving things and am on the constant look out for ideas to turn them crafty and productive. 

The possibilities are almost endless!

So come, let your creative side unleashed and turn the waste into art!!!!

CD Key Holder - Best out of Waste

 Materials Used:- 
  • Glue
  • Tissue Paper
  • Water
  • CD
  • Acrylic Bronze Colour
  • 2 J-Hooks

Wednesday 21 December 2016

My First Clay Mural

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. I've always been intrigued by this form of art and since long I have been exploring about this. There are many tutorials available on YouTube on how to make beautiful piece of art using this technique.This tutorials really triggered my interest to learn this art.After watching couple of videos I learnt that clay murals can be done on almost any surface.

Friday 16 December 2016

Ribbed Crochet Cap

This crochet hat pattern is very simple and perfect for a beginner.The ribbed effect comes from working only in the back loop of each crochet stitch.
Also, the size can be worked as desired,for a baby and adult size.You just need to change the starting number of chain stitches(which forms the height) and the length(which forms the circumference) of the cap.

Yarn Pom Pom(Using Your Fingers)

Pom poms give an adorable look to any project. No one can resist the chance to adorn stockings, candy canes, and wreaths with cute pom poms. 

Pom pom ornaments are not only nice to look at, but they are also very durable. Deck your walls or hang them on your Christmas tree for a simple way to fill everyone with the holiday spirit. 

Make them in bright colors and have a colorful Christmas this year. 

There are lot of tools available to make these, but it is much more easy to make it with your fingers. Yes....you would not need any complex tools to make it.

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Simple Crochet Coaster

This is a very easy and simple pattern you can work upon.The simplest crochet coaster pattern is to just make a circle. You can make this with any type of yarn.You can make it in any size, be it as small or as large as you want. Here I've just used double crochet stitches.

Materials Used:- 

  • 8 ply Acrylic Yarn 
  • 6mm Crochet Hook

Friday 9 December 2016

Make your own Glitter Jar and Tealight Candles at home

Do you spend hundreds and hundreds on scented candles each year? Have you ever considered making your own? Come....lets see how to get started with making your own candles at home.Don't get intimidated thinking candle making would be a messy or a very scientific chemical process which would need to put your thinking cap on.Trust me , when I wanted to try my hand at candle making, even I was very skeptical about the process.But,it's just easy to get started with making your own candles.You just need a few simple ingredients.

Easy Crochet Doily Free Pattern

Doilies are great for beginners because they work up quickly and they are fun to make. These are great for gifting and doing your own home decorating.

Homemade Clay Oil Lamps - Diya

Diwali is around the corner and its time to get ready to lighten up your home with colorful festive lights!!!!!

Diwali, lovingly known as the festival of lights, represents the coming of the new year according to the auspicious Hindu calendar.The festival of lights is known for its vibrant decorations,the joy, and the excitement it brings along with it. An important part of Diwali celebrations is the variety of Oil Lamps - diyas, candles, and electric lights that brightens one's home. 

Have you ever tried making handmade lamps ? Yes, with simple ingredients like flour, which I guess most of us always have it at home,or clay, you can make beautiful and vibrant diyas for diwali.

How to make these homemade lamps??? There are umpteen number of ideas available on the web, which you can use to make and decorate your house wonderfully. With minimal supplies and a bit of creativity, you can create your own lamps this year and make your Diwali memorable.

I wanted to have a "Homemade" Diwali theme.Here, Am sharing with you the lamps I made for Diwali.

Thursday 8 December 2016

Handmade Name Plate

I am totally obsessed with clay and mural art form.Once I started trying my hand at this ,I just couldn't stop myself from trying out various clay crafts.

Recently I decided to try out this handmade nameplate for my place. And I totally enjoyed making this.

A nameplate identifies and displays a person or product's name.You can just use about anything to make your custom nameplate.

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