Saturday, February 28, 2015

DIY Ideas For This Weekend

You may want to try your hand on some easy DIY this weekend. Here is a list of newspaper crafts that I have shared earlier on my blog. Click on the respective link to know the complete procedure.


I have made different kinds of trays and baskets using newspaper and let me tell you no one believes that they are made of newspaper. If you want to have a look of them then click here to see my newspaper baskets and click here to see my newspaper tray.


Newspaper Craft



Newspaper wind chime is what I never saw or heard about. So I gave it a try and was a big hit. Do you want to learn how to make Newspaper wind chime, then click here.

Newspaper Craft


First I tried making simple newspaper coasters and then tried making them in different patterns and designs too. Coasters are liked by one and all. All my customers and friends are happy using and flaunting them. Click here to check out the video tutorial on how to make newspaper coasters. 

Newspaper craft

Newspaper Crafts


I am so sure that you will enjoy making these paper crafts. 
Wish you a creative and happy weekend!!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Newspaper Coasters

   I have been getting requests for posting video tutorial on how to make newspaper coasters. So here I am sharing the tutorial, hope you all will like it.






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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Diary Of a Design Blogger

One who knows me more than anyone in this world, gifted me this thoughtful gift- a diary. He knows that I plan everything well in advance and for that I need a diary. Not only I write my favourite quotes and all those things that make me happy everyday but I write about my  blogging journey too. 
Though my husband's gift was very thoughtful but it's cover was so dull, that the moment I held it I wanted to change it and I did so. Now it's totally my kind of and it sure is a diary of a design blogger.


Diary of a design blogger

I told you on my Facebook page today morning that I will be coming up with an easy peasy DIY, I was talking about this diary makeover. Hers is how I did it:
First I covered the diary in my favourite green handmade paper.

Diary of a design blogger

Now I wanted something interesting on the diary cover. I have been hoarding cuttings of this elephant picture from incense stick's pack because I don't know why but I find it very intriguing. So I used decoupage technique and pasted the elephant cut out on the diary. 


Diary Of A Design Blogger

And added some cut outs of flowers and tree trunk from a magazine that I found lovely.

Diary Of A Design Blogger

For bookmark I punched a hole in an elephant cut out and tied it with satin ribbon. Here's bookmark is ready and going pretty well with the diary.

Diary Of A Design Blogger

Here is a close up of my graceful elephant.

Diary Of A Design Blogger

Did you like this Diary Makeover, I totally liked the outcome. It's my kind of :)


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Home Through Asus ZenFone 6 Lens

There is no place like home. Given a choice I would prefer my home over an exotic holiday location. In my spare time I just love to click images of my favourite things around my home so much so that it has become mundane task. For such mundane thing I prefer my Asus Zenfone 6 over any fancy camera for clicking images.
In my earlier post about ZenFone 6, you all watched 'Lippan work tutorial' that I shot using ZenFone 6 and quality wise video was excellent. Even I got few appreciation mails also. Thanks to all the readers for all the appreciation. Some of you wanted to know more about its camera and picture quality. Hence this post.............

Here is an image that I clicked when I was reading about 'Power Couples' and having power cuppa. I couldn't resist, wanted to capture the view right in front of me so picked up my ZenFone 6 and clicked this picture. I only put watermark on it and nothing else, I didn't edit the image. It was clicked and posted here :)

Asus ZenFone 6

Now for the below image I used ZenFone 6 image editing tool. I liked this tool very much. No need to upload image on other site and then do all the editing then download it and then upload it in blog....Phew!! lot of work. Instead I just clicked the image, selected edit option, enhanced the look of image and it's here. Saved lot of time :)

Asus ZenFone 6

ZenFone 6 works well even in bright day light. Do you want to see? This image I clicked with my tab just to show you that Zenfone's display works fine in bright day light, everything is clearly visible.

Asus ZenFone 6

Then I wanted to test its picture clarity, so I clicked this tray which has fine detailing on it. Image that appears on ZenFone's display is crisp and very clear.


Below is the picture that I clicked with ZenFone 6. Can you see the details. Amazing picture quality!!

Asus ZenFone 6

Then I went berserk with my ZenFone 6 and I kept clicking images. Check out some more images. Some with effects and some with out any effect.
Some colourful bottles sitting pretty on my chimney. Image with out ant effect...

Asus ZenFone 6

Then I added filter even before clicking an image.

Asus ZenFone 6

And here is the outcome. Doesn't the effect look awesome. I really liked it.

Asus ZenFone 6

Now some more for you...
See how choosing an effect can hide some flaws like rough wall in below image appears bright and flawless after using effect.

Asus ZenFone 6

Some more images with effects...

Asus ZenFone 6


Asus ZenFone 6

In below picture you can see I clicked the picture and then edited it using ZenFone's image editing tool, where we can find lot of options to choose from.
Asus ZenFone 6

And here is the final result....

Asus ZenFone 6

One more thing that I found extra ordinary in this phone is 'Instant Access' feature. I liked this feature because calling, taking pictures and messaging are the most used options. Let me show you how it works. When the phone's screen is locked you can see three icons of Camera, Phone & Message respectively, you don't need to unlock and type your password, just tap your finger on desired action and move it anywhere on the phone's screen and viola...it's open :) Instant isn't it.

Asus ZenFone 6

I am totally in love with this phone. For all of you who have inquired about this phone and asked me whether you should buy this phone or not, I would say with low price tag it seems the best buy for mid range phones. Hope you can  decide better now :)

Stay tuned for the 'DIY' of this month in my next post!!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Accessorize Your Home

I love having guests not only in my home but in my blog also. It's always a pleasure to learn something new, interesting and different from each one of them. One such guest is joining us today here on 3D. One who is very good when it comes to accessorize home. Any guesses.....well let me introduce you to one of my dear friends, a very talented, warm and pleasing personality - Vandana ChoudhuryShe blogs over at 'Seasons in the Sun', a blog that truly reflects her sense of aesthetics. Today she is sharing some wonderful tips on 'how to accessorize your home', so read on and get inspired. Over to Vandana -

Accessorizing Home


Accessories....... I am so used to using this word for myself. Having the right accessories for my outfits, that's what comes to my mind the moment I hear this word. What an attractive word it is! But, at the same time, my home too comes to my mind. Buying something for my house is like buying hair clips, bands, watches, bags and shoes for my child! Yes, that is how I treat my home.

Home Accessorizing


These days, we have a wide variety to choose from as far as accessories go. Right from ethnic to contemporary to fusion to eclectic, what not is available in the stores and the flea markets. So why not indulge our nest, shop for it at times and dress it up beautifully. I am sure, we all love to do that! And we really do not need to burden ourselves in any way to doll up our home. Here is how you can start:

Cushion Covers:

Home Accessorizing


The most common accessory that comes to my mind are cushion covers. These days, the market is full of pretty ones. The ones with captions on them are such show stoppers. A couple of them causally thrown on the settee and there you have a conversation starter. Try it out yourself and share your experiences with us here :-)..... My accessory mantra is 'cushions'. I love the way they change the look of any place instantly. Floral patterns, the funky, quirky ones, the simple and plain cottons in solids, the Kalamkari prints, the more royal ones in brocades and Chanderi, the list goes on. A couple of floor cushions tossed in here and there and a comfortable seating arrangement is created.

Mats:

Accessorizing Home


I love colourful mats or chatais. They certainly create a warmth in any living space. I call them the 'informal' rugs and carpets. These days they are available in attractive shades of green, blue, purple, rust and yellow. The matted cushions, table mats, runners, here again, it is a long list. The little coasters can even be used to highlight a gorgeous decor piece. The  matted shelving units and chest of drawers are eye candies. Simple and unique yet classy.

Flowers:


Home Accessorizing


How can I ever forget fresh flowers as accessories for the home! Living in a city with a beautiful weather, flowers are a staple on my plateful of accessories. They light up a dull corner instantly!


Home Accessorizing



Be a thrifty chick:

Home Accessorizing
Did you notice that framed wooden comb. Brilliant idea...isn't it!!
The right kinds of accessories for the wall, the windows, for any part of our home ,go a long way in making our space come alive and ooze out oodles of warmth. And accessorizing depends to a large extent on one's imagination. Using recycled things in an innovative way; a wine bottle turned into a lamp base or mason jars as flower vases, pretty pieces of fabric or even handmade paper with an interesting motif can be framed as a wall art. It need not be a Jamini Roy or a M.F.Hussain on the wall. I once came across place mats on the dining table made of handmade paper that was laminated. Interesting,isn't it? :-).... loved this idea to bits!

Bored of your dupattas? Make use of them as a throw or a runner. These ideas are like our grandmothers' home remedies, useful, effective and inexpensive. 

Accessorize your garden too:


Home Accessorizing


How can I forget our gardens! They,too, need accessories to dress up and why not, the number of garden boutiques in the cities, stocking some fun garden accessories come in handy at such times. A few interesting and colourful ornaments in the garden and it is all decked up. Fabulous pot holders, chimes, terracotta figurines and colourful shelves create a beautiful setting.

Home Accessorizing


One can be so innovative when it comes to dressing up the garden. Painted plastic bottles and jars, painted twigs, cute little nests hanging from the twigs, wrought iron figures of birds and animals, the terracotta ones,too, go in creating a dream garden.


I have shared a few photographs from our home. I am sure each one of you must be having your boxful of ideas ready and handy when it comes to dressing up your space beautifully! Do share your tips on accessorizing here, would love to hear your opinions and suggestions on this. 
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Thank you Vandana for sharing amazing tips on accessorizing home and images of your home are like icing on the cake. I am definitely going to follow your tips and it sure will help me transform my home into a warm and pleasing abode. How about you readers. How did you find these tips, aren't they just quick and easy. Happy decorating!!
Stay tuned and I'll be coming up with loads of images of my home :)





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