DIY Wind chimes are beautiful and have a great significance in balcony decorations. These decorative ornaments can bring visual and musical beauty in our homes. However, these melodious décor pieces are quite expensive. You can make the customized and beautiful wind chimes at your home with the help of a plastic bottle! It is also a beautiful bird wall hanging which is beautiful, colourful and eye pleasing!
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Want to get a beautifully customized wind chime for your home? Here is all you need to do!
Things You Need To Make A DIY Wind Chime
Colours and brushes
Steps To Make A DIY Wind Chime
Step 1- Prepare roof the plastic bottle
Let’s start with making the roof of the wind chime. We will make this roof with the help of a plastic bottle. Take the plastic bottle and with the help of a cutter, cut the bottle from the upper-middle part. You will get the top of the bottle. Now, get some shilpkar clay and soften it with your hands. Press and bind it to make it soft and usable. Roll the clay like dough and with the help of the bottle, roll prepare long sheet from the clay.
Step 2- Design the bottle with clay
Use the cap of the bottle to cut out small circles of clay sheet. Cut the clay just like we cut the cookie dough! Get multiple circles from the clay dough and stick these circles on the bottle evenly. Cover the entire bottle head with such circles. Now paint the clay circles with different colours. Apply double coats to get a smooth and thicker paint layer.
Take the dark blue shade and paint the entire bottle with this shade. Apply double coats of colour on the bottle to get a smoother look. Also, paint the top of the bottle and make a hole on the top. Once the bottle and paint get dry, you will get a beautiful bottle which has colourful circles on it! This looks stunning.
Once we have finished colouring, it’s time to decorate the bottle with beads and sequences. Stick the beautiful sequences on the bottle in a random fashion with the help of glue. Only stick the sequences on the dark blue portion of the bottle and not on the circles. This will give a glittering and glorious look to the bottle!
Step 4- Prepare the artificial bird
Below the bottle roof, we will hand a beautiful DIY bird to enhance the look of the wind chime. For making this bird, get the aluminium foil. Aluminium foil is easy to bend and fold and thus, we can get a beautiful bird shape out of this foil. Make the front of the bird while folding and preparing a trash of aluminum foil. Also, use the foil to make a head and neck while join a long thin foil wrap to make a perfect tail finish. Shape the foil in a bird’s body! And here’s a cool bird ready!
Step 5- Shape the bird and make it ready to hang
This is a rough shape of the bird and thus, for a perfect bird shape, we will need to wrap it with clay. Smoothen some clay and wrap it on the foil bird to make it attain a perfect bird shape. Stick the clay layers thoroughly and make a hole in the centre of the bird.
We need to hang this bird in a wind chime and thus, we will make the vertical hole in the bird. With the help of an aluminium wire, make a hole in the bird.
Step 6- Prepare the feathers of bird
This is a very interesting part where we will make the artificial feathers of this bird. Roll some clay in a thin strip and stick this thinly rolled clay on the body of the bird. Make a perfect shape of a feather on both the sides. Now use a toothpick to make the flares and design on the feather. This will make the birds feathers look extremely realistic and beautiful!
The bird now needs a beak and thus, make a beak shaped clay formation and stick it on the bird’s mouth.
Step 7- Colour and decorate the bird and add feathers
It’s now time to give some beautiful and natural colours to the bird. Start with the blue shade and paint the wings with different colours. You can also apply shades of yellow, pink, and blue, orange, brown and so on for making the bird look natural and stunning! Also, colour the eyes and beak of the bird.
Now, use the beautiful and colourful artificial feathers to make the bird look awesome! Paste the feathers on the back of the bird using glue and let it stick perfectly.
Step 8- Make the hanging with beads and decorative materials
Take a long thread and add the decorative hanging in the bottom of the thread. One by one, add the golden beads and pearls in the thread. Also, add the bird now and again stuff the thread with beautiful beads. Make a beautiful chain of golden, colourful and decorative beads on the bird.
Now, fix the golden chain in the bottle cap and stick it with the help of a glue gun. Close the bottle and paste the decorative golden lace on the end of the bottle. You can use the decorative lace with small bells which will make a melodious sound! Let the lace stick well to the bottle.
Fix the bird and hanging with the golden chain through the cap of the bottle and hand this beautiful diy wind chime in your home!
Here is a beautiful and stylish wind chime with a stunning hanging which will brighten up your diy home décor as never before!
You can use this amazing wind chime as a balcony hanging or traditional wall hanging during festivals. Add the lace of bells in this wind chime to make it sound melodious while you sit on your balcony enjoying the cool breezes of wind!
We shop so many small bags for different purposes and spend money on them while we can make some designer bags at home! Using the waste items like harpic bottle, we can get a broad, thick and stylish bag! If you love to spend your time preparing some usable DIY crafts, here is a fantastic handmade jute bag which you can make at your home within few minutes!
Try this easy tutorial with 8 easy steps and a small and strong jute bag will be ready!
We need to prepare the cover of the bottle and so let’s start by using the buckram cloth. Take the cloth and mark measurements where the width is 10-12 inch while the length is 5 inches. Mark these measurement 1.5 inches above the base of the cloth. We are making this DIY jute bag using an old harpic bottle, so now get the bottle and use this cloth on the bottle. Place the bottle in such a way that the bottom of the bottle fits in the 5 inch height of the marked cloth.
Now troll the bottle in the buckram cloth and stick it with glue gun. Seal the cloth from every side using the glue gun. Let this glue sick properly. This bottle provides thickness and a proper shape to the bag.
Step 2- Seal the bottle in the cloth
As we started marking the cloth 1.5 inches above the base, we will get this area in the bottom of the bottle. Fold this area to make a smooth base. Fold the bottom cloth from all 4 sides and stick it properly using glue. You can wrap it just like a gift paper and give it a smooth finish. Now, one side of the cloth covered bottle is sealed.
Cut the upper part of the cloth where we made measurement marks previously. These marks will cut the top of the cloth from the front. The front top of the bottle is now visible and back is yet covered.
We now need to paste the jute strands on the paper. Apply some glue on the cloth and start wrapping the jute strands on the cloth. Start from the upper end and wrap in a circular manner. Keep applying glue and wrapping the jute till the bottom. Also cover the base of the bottle with this jute strands and cut the extra jute while sticking the edges.
Now that we have gained a proper shape and thickness for a bag, remove the harpic bottle from the jute cloth. We now have a cool and thick bag base prepared!
Step 4- Prepare the flap of the bag
Once you remove the harpic bottle, now its time to finish the top or closing of the bag. We have a long square flap which we need to trim into a curvy shaped closing. Draw an arc/half circle on the cloth and cut it with a scissor. Now we have a perfect flap which looks great when closed. We also need to give a jute finish to the flap and thus, start wrapping jute on the flap.
Starting from the bottom, apply layers of glue and wrap jute strands on it. Lightly and smoothly apply jute on the flap.
Step 5- Prepare the belt
We will prepare the belt from in the same technique and thus, we will use jute and buckram cloth for it. Take another buckram cloth and take measurement of 1 inch width. Keep the belt long as possible which you can carry comfortably. Cut this 1 inch wide and long stripes with a scissor. If the strips are not long enough, stick 2 strips and make a long strip.
Broaden the long strip on the table and make it flat. Apply glue on the strip and paste the jute strand on the cloth. You will need to make 5-6 such layers of juts strands on the cloth. Fill the entire strip with jute and let it get dry.
We need to colour the bag and thus, for a shading effect, we will use packaging tapes. Stick the packaging tape on the jute box. Also apply a second layer below the first packaging tape. Keep continuing till the base of the jute bag. Once the complete jute bag is covered with tapes in layers, now it’s time to colour the bag. Spray the jute bag with copper acrylic spray cover the front, back and the belt with this spray.
Now remove all the packaging tapes form the bag. This will give a beautiful shades and layered colour effect on the bag!
Step 7- Decorate the bag
Now that we have prepared a beautiful jute bag with the best shades, its time to add he buckle. We will use Velcro for easy and smooth closing/ opening. Paste the Velcro on the inner side of the flap with the help of glue. Also stick it’s another side on the bottom of the jute bag while taking correct measurements.
To decorate the jute bag, now we need the decorative laces and beads. Get a beautiful decorative pearl lace and stick it in the inner part of the flap. Frame the flap with this beautiful pearl chain. Also use this chain to frame the opening of the bag. Now use a decorative stone to stick on the flap. This will look like a beautiful button for opening and closing the bag.
Step 8- Attach the belts and give finishing touches
It’s now time to give an exceptional and beautiful finishing touch to the bag, in the bottom, stick some decorative laces. Attach the belt with the bag. For this, apply some glue on both the ends of the belt and stick the belts in the inner sides of the bag. Let it get dry and your beautiful small jute bag is ready to use!
Here is a classic Handmade Jute Bag which will help you carry small things like your mobile phone, small diary, pen, glasses and such stuff easily! This is a beautiful decorative DIY craft which looks fabulous and can be used anytime anywhere!
Try some beautiful laces and shades on this bag and share it with us!
There are so many décor items readily available in the market. But the fun we have while preparing interesting and beautiful DIY crafts at home is nowhere. Nowadays, there are so many crafts which can be prepared from the waste bottles but here is an antique and elegant DIY waste bottle craft you will love!
Here is an awesome tutorial for preparing a DIY bird you will surely want to try!
Things You Will Need To Make A DIY Waste Bottle Craft
We are now to prepare a beautiful bird from a waste plastic bottle. Thus, grab any plastic bottle with long neck which can suit the shape of the bird. Get a long aluminium wire and cut it around 16 inches long. Now bend the aluminium wire from the centre and press the ends together. Prepare a shape resembling the neck of a swan.
From the bottom, the wire must be straight and at the top, it gets curved. Now stick this wire to the plastic bottle. Stick the wire on the bottle with the help of packaging tape.
Step 2- Wrap the bottle with layers
Wrap the packaging tape form the bottom of the wire to the top of the bottle to ensure that the wire is properly stuck with the bottle and will stay stable. Cut the tape with a scissor and join the end. Now, we will need an aluminium foil to make a thick and shaped neck of the bird. For this, wrap the aluminium foil on the top of the bottle. The foils are easily wrapped on the materials and will gain a natural shape.
Keep on wrapping layers of aluminium foil on the bottle as well on the neck-face shaped wire. Make the layers thick and tidy to showcase the shape. Also cover the face of the bird. With this, you will get a beautiful shape of the bird with thin neck and a broad swan lie face. Cover the entire bottle with this foil.
Once you have gained the shape using aluminium foil, it’s now time to give a perfect stylish look to the bird. For this, take a bowl and pour some glue in it. Apply glue on the aluminium foil and paste the tissue papers on it. Layer the tissue papers and stick these with the help of glue and brush. Apart from the mouth, cover everything with tissue papers and glue.
Now we need to prepare a beautiful long beak of the bird. For this, use the small strips of the plastic bottle. Cut long and slim beak shaped stripe from the bottle and paste it to the face of the bird. Stick it to the area with aluminium foil with the help of glue. Stick a strip in upwards direction while one on the downwards which will get a shape of open beak of the bird.
Step 4- Prepare the face of the bird
Take the shilpkar clay and soften it with your hands. Press and fold the clay and make it smooth to apply. Paste this clay on the face of the bird. Cover the complete face with the help of clay. Smooth up the clay with your fingers after sticking to get a clean and perfect face shape. Blend it with the tissue paper layer.
Step 5- Colour the bird
We have prepared a beautiful shape of the bird and now, we need to colour it for a finishing touch. This bottle has gained the shape of a swan or duck and thus, we will colour it with the natural white and blue shades. Start colouring the bird from the face with white shade. You can use blue shade from the middle and give the best shading effects. Try to imitate the natural colour of ducks.
Colour the duck completely using white, light blue and little yellow shades. Make sure you keep the face white and apply shading effects.
Step 6- Add finishing touches
For the finishing touches, colour the beak of the duck in yellow colour. Paint the plastic bottle with thick yellow coats to get a smooth and fine colour. This will make the bird look so natural and beautiful. Also we need to make the eyes of the bird. For this, get 2 glittery pearls and stick it on the sides of the face. Paint the pupil of eye with black colour and two eyes are ready!
Here is a beautiful bird DIY home décor using aluminium foils ready to glorify your home!
This is a sober and elegant DIY craft which can give a minimalist feel to your home décor. If you want it to be more dramatic you can place an artificial water pond besides this beautiful bird. Also you can prepare a set of different sized birds and paint them with different shades to make it look more divine and beautiful!
Try this extraordinary DIY craft and decorate your living room showcases with some natural décor elements! Try creating something unique with this bird and share the pictures!
We have so many recyclable items in our house from which, the soapboxes are one. We throw these soap boxes into trash while we can make a cool and stunning use of it in preparing DIY crafts! The DIY crafts prepared from recyclable elements are simply awesome and thus, today we are presenting a cute small bag tutorial prepared form recycled soap box and craft papers!
This is a fancy small bag which can be used for storage, décor and as a cool toy for your kids! Make correct use of your time and recyclable elements and prepare such beautiful DIY crafts!
Things You Will Need To Make A Beautiful Soap Box DIY Craft
Colours and brushes
Printed decorative papers
Steps To Make A Decorative Craft Using Soap Paper
Step 1- Cut the soap box
Let’s start by decorating the soap box. Get a huge soap box, ideally a pack for 2-3 soaps. This is an ideal sized box which will turn into a cute little storage box. Take the soap box and measure it using the ruler. Open up the box and make markings 1.5 inches inwards from the corners. Draw the line from the folding marks to the bottom of the box. Make the markings on both sides of the box and cut the box from the folding to the bottom.
With this, you will get both the sides trimmed and open. Keep the front and back of the box as it is. Now you will get 4 different parts of the box which you need to paste these parts using glue.
Step 2- Give the box a finishing look
Once you stick the bottoms, trim the extra paper in the front folding of the box. This way, the length of the folding will be equal from all sides. Now, measure the width of the top of both the sides. Mark the measurements and draw it on the main front folding of the box. Keep the folding of the same length and draw a line in centre using ruler and pencil.
With the help of scissors, trim the bent top of the front folding and with a cutter, slightly mark and engrave the ling drawn by ruler. This will make all 4 sides equal and easily foldable which turns into a cool storage bag! This will give you a wide frame shaped bag.
Step 3- Stick the sides of bag
Give the back opening of the box a little building look with the help of scissor and to attach all the sides, using glue. On the edges of all the 4 sides, apply some glue and stick the corners. Also use a packaging tape to seal all the sides. Now, just the top of the bag is open and all other sides are sealed. To make a handle of the bag, trim a small space form the top of the box using cutter. Make 2 small rectangular spaces which appear on the centre when you close the box.
Step 4- Decorate and cover the box
Anything looks incomplete if proper finishing and coating is not done. Thus, to get a beautiful covering, choose a bright colour paper. Take the measurements of the printed paper to cover the sides of the box. Stick the printed paper on the box and paste the printed paper on all the sides. Manage to cut the perfect sizes of the paper similar to the box measurements. On the top of the box with which the box opens and closes, we will apply colour paper while on the sides, we will use printed paper.
With the help of cutter, cut the small rectangular spaces on the colour paper which we made previously on the box.
Step 5- Make the handle of the bag
To make small and pretty storage bag, we will need beautiful handles. Cut the handles in a magnet shape and with the same measurement of the 2 rectangle spaces we made on the box. Make 2 same sized shapes with printed paper while one large sized handle with colour paper. The small printed papers will be used to top and decorate the colour paper handle.
On both the sides of colour paper handle, stick the small printed paper handles we made. Bend the ends of the colour paper handle, insert the handle in both the rectangle spaces and apply glue to the folded ends. Stick these ends with the top of the box and let it get dry!
Step 6- Give finishing touches to the bag
As we all know, the bags have beautiful buckles or buttons and so, we too will prepare a beautiful closing buckle for our small bag. Just like the handle, prepare a magnet shaped handle, but of small size. Stick this small paper on the front of the bag where we have a bulging opening. In the centre, stick a huge pearl which will work as a buckle for this small bag!
Here is a beautiful and fancy storage bag ready from a recycled soap box!
You can make such small and cool DIY bags from soap boxes which can be used as a small jewelry case, for storing hair accessories, threads and needles, money, buttons and tiny things which you don’t want to misplace!
You can make such beautiful storage boxes, purses, small houses from soap boxes and place it in your kid’s room! Try some interesting DIY crafts from soap boxes and show your creativity!
Our home décor is the reflection of our choices and creativity. The best way to showcase your rich crafting talent is to prepare some amazing DIY crafts and décor your home using it. A beautiful DIY nameplate in the front of the door can simply charm people as it is the first thing visible to the guests.
Here is a beautiful and homemade artistic nameplate design which you can try with some simple steps! Decorate your home sweet home with this masterpiece today!
Things You Will Need To Make A DIY Nameplate
Colours and brushes
Steps To Make A DIY Nameplate
Step 1- Design the cardboard
Let’s start with cutting and trimming the cardboard. Open the cardboard while tearing the folds. Open the cardboards and cut a rectangular shape from the cardboard. You can use shoe boxes, cardboard sheets or such thick cardboard papers.
Once you cut the rectangular cardboard, draw a design on the board. You can choose any of the ethnic, floral, peacock design which looks fabulous. Here we are using a beautiful peacock style design. Make the design and draw two lines on the top and in the bottom which will be used to display the name. Cut the entire design with the help of a cutter.
Step 2- Make the nameplate with thermocol sheet
The name plate must be thick and embossed. For this purpose, we will use the thermocol sheets. Get a piece of thermocol sheet and draw the same design of the nameplate on the thermocol sheet. You can use the transparent paper or can manually draw the design. Now, with the help of cutter, cut the thermocol sheet design.
Make 2-3 same design in small sizes on the thermocol and cut it with a cutter.
Step 3- Attach the thermocol sheet and design
Now it’s time to attach the thermocol sheet with the design to give it an embossed and thick texture. Stick the designed cardboard on the thermocol sheet using glue. Press the design and let it stick properly.
Once the design gets dry, cut the thermocol sheet framed with the design with a cutter. Maintain the shape of the design and trim out the unnecessary edges. You can also use ruler to get perfect measurements and cut.
Step 4- Make the second side of the design
On one side of the thermocol sheet you have already pasted the design. Now it’s time to paste the design on second side. For this, place the thermocol design on a cardboard paper, trace the design and cut the design with the help of cutter.
Take some glue, apply it on the cardboard design and paste it in the back of the thermocol sheet. Now we have a design pasted on both the sides of the thermocol.
Step 5- Design the shapes
We need to give a beautiful look to the designs we shaped. Also thermocol will not absorb the colour properly and this is why, we will use cotton bandages. In a bowl, pour some glue and with a brush, apply it on the designs. Stick the cotton bandages on the designs. Trim the edges and give a perfect finishing to the design. Apply the cotton bandages on all the designs.
Now, colour the design. Apply colour on the cotton bandage which will thoroughly absorb the colour. Paint all the designs with different and complementing shades and let the designs get dry.
Step 6- Colour and design the nameplate
Get a tissue paper and paste it on the nameplate. With the help of a brush, apply glue and stick the layers of tissue paper on it. Enhance this layer to give it a thick look. When the glue dries off, apply paint to the nameplate. Colour the entire object with paints and you can apply double coats to get a smooth and fine look.
While the colour on the nameplate gets dry, stick up the designs. Keep the largest design first and then stack up the other designs on the basis of size. Use glue gun to paste the designs.
Step 7- Decorate the nameplate and design
Now it’s time to use the golden lace to cover the sides of the design. Apply some glue on the sides and stick the golden lace on the sides of all the designs. This will give a glittery and perfect finish to the designs and colours. Also stick this golden lace on the side of nameplate.
Use the decorative beads and stones to make the design and nameplate more attractive. On the edges of the top most design, apply some glue and stick the stone chain. In the middle of the design, stick drop shaped stones while frame the design with beads chains. Frame all the designs from top to bottom with golden beads which will give the design a perfect finish and embossed glitter look! Stick the glitzy stones in the gaps which will get highlighted and shine.
Step 8- Paste the design on nameplate and decorate the nameplate
Once we get the design completely ready with laces, stones and colours, paste it on the nameplate. Stick it using glue and let it dry. Now it’s time to get the name on the nameplate. For this, get a cardboard printed with ‘my home’ or any name you want. Get some clay and soften is with your hands. Roll this clay to make letters and apply this rolled clay on the cardboard.
Stick all the clay letters exactly on the cardboard and give it an interesting look. Now colour these letters which you prepared with clay. You can choose different shades and also use 2-3 colours to give it a natural impact!
Step 9- Complete the design with added decorations
When the colour gets dry, with the help of cutter, remove the letters one by one. This way, you will get hard and painted letters which you can stick on the nameplate easily. Now, you simply need to paste these letters on the nameplate.
Use glue gun and stick all the letters on the nameplate. Let it dry for few minutes and your nameplate gets almost ready. For extra decoration, frame the nameplate with bead chain using glue. You can also use golden or copper decorative lace which looks completely stunning! Paste the hooks at the back of the nameplate and its ready to use!
This is a beautiful nameplate design which you can make using handy things like cardboards, thermocol etc. make a worthy use of all these amazing DIY craft materials and make something new and inspiring each day!
Home décor is one of the most important aspects which also showcase your personality and choices. There are uncountable décor options based on different themes which can brighten up your home interior! The beautiful DIY Artificial Bonsai Tree is one of such beautiful décor items which you can place in your living room while flaunting your DIY skills!
Looking for a fun filled weekend DIY excitement? Here is an artificial clay and paper made bonsai tree to add more glory to your living room décor you must try!
Things You Need To Make A DIY Artificial Bonsai Tree
Choose a thermocol box with a huge hole in centre. Slice the thermocol box from the lower end making a sheet similar to bread slice. Keep the thermocol sheet bit thick as the tree has to be made on the same sheet. Now, paste all the natural stones on this sheet with the help of glue.
Arrange the stone in a natural formation where the rocks and stones are arranges on each other. Fill the gaps with glue gun to get a strong grip for the stones.
Step 2- Make the tree stem
Now, we need to make the stem of the tree and for this, we will need a long aluminium wire. Cut this wire it with a cutter into several same sized wires. Prepare such 6-9 inches long wires and tie these aluminium wires while wrapping them with a single aluminium wire. Soften these wires with the help of pliers. Prepare a shape of a bent stem and fix it in the middle of the stones.
Once you fix the wire bunch / stem between the stones, open up the wire ends from the top which will make it look like branches. Open and spread the branches as if these branches are blooming.
Now take the newspaper and cut it into small strips. The size of these strips is closer to the branches size. In a bowl, get a mixture of water and plaster of Paris. Stir the mixture and make it medium thick. We need to prepare the branches and thus, have to protect the stones from getting affected. For this, cover the stones with a plastic bag.
Now, dab the newspaper strips into the plaster of Paris mixture and start sticking it to the base of the stem. Continue while covering the aluminium wires and branches. Wrap the aluminium wires entirely by the pop sipped newspaper sheets.
Step 4- Make more branches with clay
We need some more branches to make the bonsai tree look fuller and natural. For this, take the clay and soften it. Prepare small and large sub branches for the tree and stick them. Make the branches denser using clay rolls. Also thicken the base of branches.
Give a natural look to the stem of the tree by sticking long roots to the tree. Prepare these long roots by rolling clay and sticking these clay roots on the base of the tree. Cover the stones with these clay roots and give it a perfectly natural look!
For the entire tree a natural feel, it’s now time to colour the branches and stem of the tree. Use the brown paint and paint brush to colour the stem and branches. Apply thick coats to give a denser look. Also cover the long roots over the stone. You can use black and other shades to double shade the tree and make it look beautiful!
Paint the tree as if it is widely spread above the stones and under the stones.
Step 6- Give finishing to the stones
To make the stone look glitzy and shiny as the natural stones, use wooden finish oil. Apply some wood finish oil to the stones and stem with a paint brush. This will give a shiny effect ad natural feel to the complete piece. Thicken the paint beside the stem.
To complete the tree, get the artificial leaves. Stick the leaves and grass to the branches with the help of glue. Cover each and every branch and make the tree look fuller while using multiple leaves and grass.
To give a perfect forest look, also stick the leaves and grass on the stones, beside the stem and in a random fashion. Fix these leaves in between the stones. The last step is to give a finishing effect to the bonsai tree masterpiece by covering the thermocol base.
Use brown colour to cover the thermocol sheet and apply thicker coats with a brush. This will give a natural woodsy look to the entire art piece. Here is the perfect bonsai tree made from clay and papers ready!
If you have wooden furniture in your home and like a natural atmosphere in your home, prepare this easy and interesting bonsai tree art piece! Place this wonderful tree in your living room and please your guests with your DIY skills!