Friday, August 14, 2015

SUMMER CRAFT WITH KIDS : DIY FAVOR BAGS


Ok, first things first, a certain little one is celebrating her birthday this weekend at This Design Journal abode. We are celebrating at one of her favorite places CHUCK E CHEESE , where there is a birthday party package option, but that hasn't deterred us from adding some of our own DIY touches . For starters we painted some DIY Favor Bags - together and that is what I am sharing here today .


So onto the project -

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL : CUSTOMIZE THE FILE FOLDER


In-spite of loving almost all types of DIYs and customizations, it is the simplest of the ones that catch my attention and it is the simplest of ones that I love to do for myself too. Since it is the season when the students and kids are in full fledged "Back-To- School mode, I have one such project apt for the season.


Friday, August 7, 2015

SUMMER CRAFT WITH KIDS : THE NAME BANNER

Summer Craft-Name Banner

So, this is the second installment of our summer craft series. Is there crafts specifically for summer? Well, no - I call it so only because these crafts are part of our (me & my little Akshara) summer vacation time pass fun. If you haven't seen the first one - please do check it out here.

This time I am sharing a name banner we created with wood plaques we found at Michaels for cheap. You really don't need wood, packaging box material, even thick scrap book paper would do the trick. Akshara is in love with all fruity colors - pinks,yellows,oranges. So those are the colors we chose.

If it was up to me I would have chosen geometric sophisticated pattern - but order and minimal is not what a typical 4 year old would have in mind right!. So the pattern courtesy goes to her.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

QUICK FIX DECOR : THIS PAINTED BASKET

painted old basket

I browse through lot of home tours most of the days. And I have noticed things that draw my attention in most of the spaces are the little personal touches people add to their homes. And I love to do the same in my home. Even with the store brought mundane things, I like to tweak them a bit to add my stamp on it. Sometimes these tweaks take effort and time and sometimes it is quick and trivial changes. Today's quick fix is one such quickie.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SUMMER CRAFT WITH KIDS :THE BIRD HOUSE



The great summer vacation is half way through in this part of the world. While there are summer camps of all sorts all around me, I could not justify the idea to send our little one for one with her mom at home to take care of her. So we devised strategies to spend time, a little bit of reading, writing, crafting, park,games and a bit of the idiot box and a few craft and music classes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DIY : UP-CYCLED ACRYLIC TRAYS

upcycled acrylic tray


This clearly is not a well thought out project. Rather it is a spur of the moment one, exactly salvaging a packaging box just before putting it in trash - kind of effort. But it is definitely a lovely one, because I am sure you wouldn't guess what it is made of,  if I didn't tell you. So please meet my rescue trays here.



Sunday, July 12, 2015

DIY : TERRARIUM THAT YOU CAN'T KILL


Every year when summer approaches,plants and home gardens become high priority.Since the last few years, it is terrariums that are all the rage.It isn’t surprising when one considers the beauty and character of most terrarium plants, such as succulents and cacti. But as pretty as they look, these individual plants also tend to be expensive and are delicate in nature. So I figured, why not give the traditional terrarium a cost-effective twist? One that is friendly enough for busy peeps and even those that consider themselves as having a black thumb.
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