Wednesday, February 24, 2010

framed flower

I wanted  to try making the frame that I have seen in so many blogs.I got the template for the frame here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

quilled kolam

Here's another quilled kolam. must stick it on to an old C.D and use it as decoration.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Couldn't resist this heart.easy instructions.

For the joy of folding paper.

quilled heart.

Happy valentine's day,
Today is also my dad's birthday.


Friday, February 12, 2010

crepe paper flowers

I found these flowers here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010



Saturday, February 6, 2010

quilled kolam

While going through my kolam book, I got inspired to quill some of the designs  in the book . So I am calling this quilled kolam

valentine's day box

Cut out  a heart shape from a thick cardboard paper for the inner box. Cut out a strip of thick chart paper and stick it along the edge of the heart shape, this will be the side of the box.

Next cut strips of thin white paper of width about a centimeter more than the height of the box(tissue paper or newspaper will also do) ..Mix glue with water and stick the thin strip along the sides of the box all the while
sticking over the edge of the card board and the joint between the base and the side . Apply glue (mixed with water )with a brush over the strips as you stick. Stick as many strips as you think is required all around so that the edges are covered so also the joint at the base.The paper and the glue together will make the box strong.

Now let it dry and then decorate with wrapping paper or colour paper.( I have used white chart paper for the sides and a gold colour paper that I have cut out from a old wedding card, on the inside of the inner box and the top of the outer box)..
Follow the same for the outer box .Obviously the size of the heart for the outer box should be a little bit more, for the  inner and the outer box to fit.

I have decorated the outer box with a quilled flower.
I think it will be a wonderful valentine's day gift.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

paper roses

I have used chart papers to make these flowers , The leaves are artificial.
I was surprised at the result. these flowers are too elegant considering how easy it is to make.
We don't even have to be precise, while cutting out the shapes. It gives it  a natural look.

My friends ask me how I did these flowers without a punch so I thought of adding a tutorial.

   Cut three circles of equal size.

Fold the circle into half , then again fold it into one fourth and again into one eighth.Repeat this with all the three circles.

   Cut all the three folded circles into a petal shape as shown in the picture.

     Unfold the three folded circles now they will look like this.

    Cut one petal out of the first circle, two petals out of the second circle and three petals out of the third.

   Apply glue on top of one end petal as shown.

   Stick the petal on the other end on top of the glued petal. Repeat this with all the three circle.

    Curl the petals with a pen or a refill like I have, repeat this with all the three circles as well as the petals that we have cut.

     Just apply glue inside and stick them all together as shown.

    You get a beautiful rose, this way we can make roses of any size.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

paper flowers

I found these paper flowers here.

I have made these flowers using paper from old magazines ,newspaper(comic page) and wrapping sheets. This is a great way to recycle . Can be used while wrapping gifts or for decorating.
Looks very pretty.

Monday, February 1, 2010

gift bow

I had seen this in the site folding trees  .Very easy to make but looks elegant.

This is a beautiful gift bow can be made in a few minutes with any paper even colourful magazine pages. can be used while wrapping gifts.