Tops DIY – 3 Quick Styles

I love my sewing projects – like the a-line capedupatta drape and embroidered belt – but I constantly receive requests for no-sew style DIY projects. So today I am presenting to you 2 no-sew and 1 embroidery style DIY. Each surface ornamentation style can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Get crafty!

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Indian Wedding Planning Checklist

While planning the direction for the blog this year I realized there is a huge gap in the online world for Indian wedding craft projects. There are quiet a few well detailed articles regarding Indian weddings taking place in countries like the US and UK, but none catering specifically to weddings happening in India. As much as I love websites like WedMeGood and TheDelhiBride– they are inspirational but not too detailed about self planned mid-budget weddings and definite DIY projects. So in my quest to assist brides and the bridal party I have created the ‘wedding‘ category wherein I am posting wedding related do-it-yourself projects and styling inspirations.

Today we will be discussing the timeline planning details for a self managed wedding, from the bride and her family’s point view. The wedding planning checklist is based on a six-month courtship period. Even if the time between your marriage being finalized and the wedding date is different, less or more, the headings will remain the same. You can also grab the free printable of the checklist by signing up at the end of the post (or click here).

wedding planning timeline checklist



First and foremost is deciding on marriage. 😉 Next comes the first function called either roka, shagun or an engagement. The usual process for most functions starts with the panditji (Hindu priest) taking out an auspicious date for the ceremony. The next most important thing is the guest list, often times this is a private affair with only the very closest of family and friends being invited. Once your date and number of guests are finalized- decide on the venue for the shagun/roka.

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Gift Card Wrapping Ideas (with Printables)

Gift card is a common choice of gift but that does not mean the presentation has to be common too. Presenting to you five creative gift card wrapping ideas to add a ‘wow’ factor that your friend will love. Easy to print and make in under 10 minutes!

I have gone with the gender neutral and bright color palette of yellow, blue and white to make it universally usable. If you are looking for further customization leave me a message here. 🙂

All you need are access to a printer, medium thick paper and the printable files. Let’s get started.

how to gift wrap a gift card

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Custom Rug DIY

In January I saw this striped woven rug at a local handicrafts fair and instantly fell in love with the color combination. Bought it and placed it near my desk area, and since it lacked any textural detailing I added my own. In just an evening I was able to add a whole lot of personality to the room.

Four surface ornamentation detailing have been used. Depending on the size of your rug and the time on hand you can go in for a mix of these textures. Let’s get started!

tassels and pompom rug carpet

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Blog Planner with Free Printables

I agree that mid-February is a bit late for a planner but I wanted to be completely satisfied with it’s usability before sharing it with you. Last year too I had made a planner (my first DIY on the blog ;)) and it was more of a technique post on how to make customized planners instead of a focused idea . Today I am sharing a fully planned out Blog Planner with free printables.

The blog planner printable includes : calendar, monthly planner / post checklist / monthly analytic tracker / annual analytic tracker / giveaway planner / guest post planner / sponsorship tracker / affiliate tracker / monthly finance tracker / user-id and password keeper / contact page / 52 week challenge tracker and 30 day tracker.

blog planner 2016


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Custom Jewelry Dish (geometric)

I have been wanting to try my hands at using air dry clay for a while, and after some snooping around finalized on these custom jewelry dishes. The step-by-step tutorial did involve a few trial rounds, so you can relax and not repeat the mistakes I did.

These jewelry/ trinket dishes make for a great organizing tool for your precious baubles. I have kept mine on the dressing table and placed all my go-to daily earrings, neck-chains, ring and watch on them. Now I can just grab-and-go, making my dressing routine easier.

Jewelry Dish DIY

I used my nick-name ‘AKI’ and hearts for the engraved impression, and made a set of three geometric jewelry dishes- octagon, hexagon and triangle. You can go for your brand’s logo, a friend’s name or even your own name. Also select the number of jewelry organizers you wish to make with a custom color palette and tint of metallic paint.

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