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Felt Organizers (DIY)

Hi,

The inspiration for these organizers is Etsy. I have been looking for similar organizers in India but couldn’t find them, so thought of making my own. There are four items in this organizer set- card holder, pen case, cord organizer and a keyring. It does involve machine sewing but you could hand sew or use the help of a local tailor.  I have used the colours mustard, grey and black for my set, choose colours according to the gift receiver.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

organizer materials

Craft Felt: Approx 30 cm or 3 A4 sheets (I have used a mix of the polyester felt sheets and black furnishing felt.)

Suede Cord: 2 meters ( I have used suede bar cord from Ebay that I had in my supplies from a year back.)

Matching Sewing Threads: 3 colours

Sewing Machine and accessories: I have used the Usha Janome which also has embroidery options.

Keyring: 1 pc

Thick Needle

Fabric Marking Pencil

Measuring Ruler

Scissors

I have linked to online craft stores. If you are in Kolkata you will be able to find most supplies in Starmark.

CARD HOLDER

card holder

Approx. time: Less than 30 minutes

Step 1: Download the measurements from here.

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Homemade Scrubs

Hi,

I, like my mother, am an ardent lover of all things natural when it comes to skin care. Since adolescence I have been applying raw ingredients like honey and lemon and touch wood I have had decent skin. In the past few years, inspired by bloggers, I have started experimenting with homemade scrubs too. They have given me positive results and today I will be discussing 3 of my favourite scrubs! The best part is that you can customize it to your liking. Most ingredients will be easily available in your kitchen and it takes less than ten minutes to make each scrub.

The scrubs also make for interesting gifts and favors. I am gifting a set to my friend for her birthday but you could even give it as bridal shower favors.You could gather your bridesmaids and have fun making them as mehendi favors too. I have packed the scrubs in glass jars with customized labels along with a detailed pamphlet and tea-lights.

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1. HONEY LEMON FACE SCRUB

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 An exfoliating sugar based scrub with detoxifying properties of lemon. Honey acts as a revitalising agent along with the calming properties of lavender essential oil. 

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Bridal Emergency Kit

Indian weddings are a mix of various events/functions, and some mishaps are bound to happen. Being the bride or bridesmaid you try to make sure all is taken care of, why not just add a little essentials kit into the mix. The bridal emergency kit includes everything a bride or bridal party could need for a last-minute emergency. Make one for yourself or gift one to the worried bride.

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Below is my idea of a bridal emergency kit and the list of essentials, feel free to add your own items to it.

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Christmas Cheer

Hello,

I am always excited about Christmas! The web is filled with Christmas celebration posts and I thought of doing one for us people who love the festival but don’t want to buy a Christmas tree for one day. Following are 4 Pinterest inspired tree ideas that you could easily DIY. I have been making a magazine tree since the past two years!

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You could buy most of the materials at the online Itsy Bitsy store.

1.MAGAZINE TREE

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Materials required: 1 old magazine + 1 Christmas streamer (optional)

Approx. time: 10 minutes

Step 1: Start folding the magazine from the front cover. Take the right top corner and fold towards the binding of the magazine.

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Planner 2015

Hiy,

This is my first DIY post, and with the New Year coming I thought of doing a customized planner tutorial. Personally I have found it very difficult to get a planner/diary suited to individual needs and taste. But with this DIY anyone can tailor make their own planner.

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CUSTOMIZED PLANNERS

 

MATERIALS:

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Materials

  • Notebook with ring filing (You can select as per your requirement)

– Post-its (In various sizes and shapes)

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