Showing posts with label upcycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycling. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A 3D wall Art DIY with a recycled box


I always look things which I can make myself. My talents are limited. I can crochet, I can make my own jewelry, and I can play with paints ( but, I cannot make a great painting or anything like that...)

The bog Once Upon a dream aka Craft a doodle doo has ton of ideas, which I can try with my limited budget.
On Nash's blog, I stumbled on this awesome 3D wall art idea.

She is very creative and crafty. I decided to copy her idea and to work on my project.
I was given an Elizabeth Arden gift box for Mother's Day. The box itself is very pretty. So, I kept the box to do something with it. But, didn't have an idea...
I do have a lot of crochet flowers from my Etsy days. Decided to use few of them. 
The markers and the patterned paper..few beads... some glue... (My Glue Gun needs more Glue sticks and I have to wait to purchase anything..Ya, too bad.. Oh, cmon.. I have some tacky glue which can stick the beads...So, I used that  liquid glue for this project)
 The project on my working table aka the foldable Ikea dining table.

I wrote the words using sharpies. (No, I am not paid by the Sharpie company). I used a red color pencil on top of the mesh onion bag to get the texture. The craft scissors gave the wavy cuts.  The words are separated by sticker bindi's I bought from India. 


The plants are hand drawn using markers. Some sticky 3d acrylic embellishments are prettying my plants. 

The butterfly is crocheted using a pattern from Crochet Today Mag, I believe. (FYI, they are not paying to put their name too).


Crochet flowers are my made with my ideas in the past.I glued the patterned paper with all my embellishments on the inside of the box.

 I am loving it. Thanks to Nash and Craft a Doodle Doo.
I put on the dressing table near to my jewelry.

I am still looking on my finished project and enjoying it. 
Do you like my Box art?

Bindu Designs

Friday, May 9, 2014

Shoebox organizing idea : Another recycling project


I always have a problem in organizing. Now a days, I really wanted to reduce clutter. So, I was brainstorming for ideas.

My family's wardrobe is really a problem. Yeah... Not any more. 
Because, I found out clothes can be filed. 
I found that people folding and filing clothes in the chest drawers.
I have to tell you all.. It is really great and I have a lot of space now. Better yet, I don't have to mess up to find things.
I had few Ikea organizers, which were under utilised. So, I used them to file T-shirts and pants. 
When the boxes are all used, instead of going to Ikea, I used some shoe boxes, which happened to be in the home.


 Those are shorts, filed in the box.

Now look at the T-shirts...

This is really great upcycling (or is it recycling?) project. I didn't even bother to pretty up the boxes. That can be done later. Right now, it is fine. Sure, I will find some old magazine papers or wrinkled gift wraps or used gift bags to line the boxes.  
If you have any organising tips, please, please  share with me. Need more ideas to tame the papers, like important documents, bills....
Bindu Designs