Sunday, June 15, 2014

Paper Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends,
How are you doing today? Its Sunday and very hot outside. I couldn't sleep this afternoon so I thought of doing something fruitful. Well I am posting tutorial on Paper Bag which i have made for my friend's son as he has to submit the summer project tomorrow.

If you have any questions on tutorial please mail it to kalahaat@gmail.com

Here is the tutorial for you: -

All you need is
1. Paper rolls from any newspaper - 27nos. If you want bigger you can add on.
2. Adhersive / Glue
3. Paper Punch (Optional)
4. 3inch thick paper /card for base support
5. Clip.
7. Embellish.


The tutorial is very simple and easy to follow. 

What I have done is I have taken 13 paper rolls for one side. You keep on inserting the tubes one after the other until 13th roll. Similarly for the another side same thing to be done.

The Below images shows the detailed process.

You keep on rolling the paper roll till 13th. You can add if you wish to make bigger bag or even reduce if you want mini bag. Don't forget to clip the circle on completion of each roll to make paper stick strongly otherwise you will totally mess with the roll.

I have made 2 such circles (Jalebi).

Take hard paper to join the two circle. Use the glue generously.  Below is the image. In each step you must use Clip.  See the sheet is cut in triangle both the sides so that twisting and turning becomes easy.

 Here how it looks after joining both the circles.

Punch both the edge and with 1 roll left use it as handle.  Embelish it with flowers /glitter or any paper cuts.

Ready to go..........Happy shopping

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Till then Cheers!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tutorials - Hair Pin from Fabric

Today is the day I am posting my stuffs after short break. I love sharing and learning new things so I keep of searching for it.

Here is the tutorial made from fabric.

You Need :

1. Fabric 1/2 mtr appox 12 flowers
2. For base I have used Foam, You can use card board or some hard base.
3. Glue gun / any Strong Adhersive
4. Hair Pin
5. Optional : I have used Die using Big Shot. You can use print out for cutting fabric. If  you are good in cutting directly any shape you can do that as well.

Die I mentioned on top

Give the shape to the fabric. The one that I am holding is taken from Alteration.

First fold half and again from the half folded fold it again.

Use glue gun in the first fold
 Use glue gun in 2nd fold. This will make the folding intact.

 Stick to the base using Glue Gun.
 Stick all of them. 12 nos of cuts. 8 to the base
 Another 4 on top of the 8 foldings
 Here is the one. This is how it looks
 Stick Hair pin as shown in the picture below
 Decorate the flower with pearls or plastic stones.
Thank you for stopping and checking the post.

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Happy Weekdays!!

Clay Toys

This is the new art that I  learnt during volunteering had at our organization.Oggy, Angry Bird and Tortoise are my son's favourite so I thought of making one for him.

It is very important to understand the basic models rest is all upto you. I learnt the basic like how to mold, give share and how to make cartoon character. What is important is how to make model cute and cartoon like character.

Its really fun and I am happy and thankful to my organisation that i got such opportunity. Now that i know the basic I can make any character.


The below is what i learnt.

I created this by seeing various cartoons pictures and drawings from the search.

I made this by seeing drawing.

 Angry Bird is all time favourite amongs children.


Do watch for more such toys along with tutorials. Till then Cheer!!!!!!!!

Bye and have a great week ahead!!!

Summar Workshop Done with School Children

Well, too hot weather and really feeling lazy to work on any thing. I am little diverted to other activity. These days I am busy volunteering at Summer Camp with school children, did some mural paintings and just had fun.

Well i taught them recycled craft, many of them were too young so I thought of showing them pen stand made out of tissue roll and jute.

Well, here are some glimpse of activity.

Fabulous Work.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Taking on the Giant

 Dear Friends,
I have something to share with you today. Actually I am very touched with the NGOs who are working for the betterment of youth. I thought of putting it into my blog so that the interested group can Join the movement of Taking on giant.
I appeal to all to visit the site http://www.takingonthegiant.com/  and like Facebook  page: https://www.facebook.com/TakingOnTheGiant.
Here is a brief note about Taking on the giant.
Taking on the Giant is a blog promoting, celebrating and encouraging the work and accomplishments of young change makers and entrepreneurs from around the world. Young people are transforming their passions into successful charities, foundations, businesses and movements from a young age. These are stories that deserve to be told. By sharing these stories, we aim to inspire other young people to pursue their dreams and passions and turn them into reality. To date, the blog has over 100 stories of incredible young change-makers, from Africa to Australia and the US to China, who are fundamentally shaping their fields of interest.
The blog supports and promotes the developing shift in education focused on the promotion of student entrepreneurship and creativity. It intends to be a resource for teachers across the globe. It has already been used in Germany and France with great results. Taking on the Giant is currently working to be part of the core curriculum being implemented across the U.S.
In order to encourage young people to pursue their dreams as well as develop their entrepreneurs and creative skills, Taking on the Giant not only publishes articles on amazing young people, but also lists opportunities, trainings, contests and funding available to youth.
On the long-term, the blog hopes to contribute to a shift in the understanding of employment, from the one currently geared toward simply finding a job and being employed to one in which individuals create their own workplace. At the same time, it aims to provide alternative role models to rock stars and athletes in the shape of these young, creative, driven, intelligent and generous young entrepreneurs and changemakers, who are working to better our world.
 Taking on the Giant

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Challenge 78 - Mothering Sunday


Greeting, this is Alka from India. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please do leave comment, its valuable to me.

I am so excited for entering this card for Dream Valley Challenges. I have made this card using On the Bright side Paper pad, they are so beautiful. This is the very first Vintage card I have made. I have distressed card all over.

You could see that beautiful Cream Flower in the middle and butterflies. Pearls have beautified my card.

So, That's all about the card. Please do comment for any correction for future challenge.

Love you all!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hexagons: Happy for Hexagons Challenge

Its About Hexagon. I am submitting this challenge for Moxie Fab Hexagon.It was fun making this card. I have used pattern paper for hexagon and distress ink.

I have embossed the heart and sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!

Felt Flower

Here I am showing you the felt flower. This is very easy tutorial. Well, i have used Alterations Die and big shot machine. I have used felt cloth in this. Papers may also be used in case you want to make paper flowers.

After cutting this is how it exactly looks like

Arranging them altogether the flower looks like 
You may stitch all together or just use glue or glue gun to stick them.
 To beautify i have used sticker pearl and arranged them on paper. Trip the paper well and that it doesn't come out.
 The embellishment.

Recycled Art -Tutorial for Coin purse

Dear Friends,

I once again welcome you to my blog with recycled art. I love recycled art as it has so much of creativity in it. These days pet bottles are very often used. Today I am going to show you i have used plastic bottles to main coin purse.

Material you need:

1. Soft drinks Plastic Bottles /Since I don't drink softdrinks I used amla juice bottle 2 nos cut the bottom as shown in the picture.
2. Scissor
3. Needle and thread
4. Zip
5. Ofcourse Glue to stick
5. Optional - Paint of your choice / laces / pearls

Start stitching the zip to the bottle taking all around. You may you the matching color thread. This thread is bit thick one and color was not tracable to me, so i had to use white.See how it looks after stitching. My thumb is still paining as i have to give pressure to stitch. :-)

 The above picture show how it looks like after stitching the zip. You maycolor them or leave it as it is. I think leaving as it is looks more beautiful. So better leave as it is.

I have used lace this is optional. I wanted some girlish type to decorated with satin lace.The final touch and the coin purse is ready to use.

Start keeping coins on your desk.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tutorial - Satin Ribbon Flower with Video tutorial

Warning : - Children below 18 should work under parents supervision. 

So its time getting ready for new creation. This Saturday I spent almost 3 hours making ribbon flower. It easy to make but requires little bit of technique and caution.

Satin Flower -Hair Band

Material Required:-

1. Satin Ribbon  - 7.5Cm and 5.5 cm in length
2. Pearls 7 nos
5.Hair band
5. Glue Gun
6. Felt or Card board or some hard base

Step 1

Starting with making petals.
I have taken 2cm width orange ribbon. Cut 7.5cm in length 15 nos and 5.5 cm 10nos.


 Fold the ribbon into half as you can see in the picture. Cut the ribbon in diagonal, to trim the ribbon use lighter and fix the ribbon.

Step 3
The tail part, fold both the side and lighter them to fix the folding. Now the petal is ready. Repeat 15nos big and 10 nos small petals.

This is how the petal looks like

 Step 4
Assemble all the petals all around using round  base a felt material.

Take a felt or cardboard or any tough surface for fixing the petals. Start sticking one by one using Glue Gun.

Step 5

Stick hair band using glue gun (You can also stitch them up to make it stronger) I have made the center pearl using glue gun. Sticking the pearl all around.

Please do mail me if you want to know how i made this center pearl.

This is my first ever video tutorial. A very small video to show you how I made the petals. 

 Hope you must have enjoyed the tutorial. Please do leave comment. I would love to hear from you.

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With lots of love


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