DIY Mini Sketchbook with Hardbound Cover

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Lately I have been loving Miniature Paintings they are so calming and satisfying. Though I don’t have relevant brushes that makes it really difficult.. I am doing research to find out any economical one before I invest in good one

Anyway so I have got many mini Sketchbook and Watercolor book in recent time and just have placed order for some more. While checking that I noticed handmade thing and thought to try it.

Well I did tried making one almost 3-4 months back and I failed miserably but that time I didn’t used any mini sketchbook hence I was unaware what to expect. This time I knew..I checked some youtube videos and came across this one. I knew this is what I was looking for.

I have shared the link below..guys that tutorial is so simple and quick..it took me just 15 mins to prepare my own sketchbook and trust me it looks more beautiful in real.

As it was my first sketchbook hence measurement did went here and there I am sure I will be better in next one with a better cover too…

Here are the pics and after that related links

Stitches

My tiny book pages

Outer cover with D

https://youtu.be/BRNGVKjn1I8

I have used one A5 sheet from my 200gsm sketchbook which I got from Amazon, link is here

With lots of ♥️

Divya

Note- pictures are clicked from my mobile without any filter mode. Further to enhance the features it’s editted on App.

Disclaimer- this DIY has been done by taking idea from YouTube, link for the same is already shared. The opinion and feedback shared is my own based on my experiences

Merry Christmas Everyone- DIY Christmas Tree 🎄

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Merry Christmas everyone. This is my most favourite time. Though we don’t celebrate Christmas yet we celebrate.
As per my religion we don’t have this festival but as per my believe I celebrate it and love it.

This also reminds me of my school and college days.
I have used quilling technique to make this tree.

Once again Merry Christmas 🎄

With lots of ♥️

Divya

Note- pictures are clicked from my mobile without any filter mode. Further to enhance the features it’s editted on App.

Disclaimer- this DIY has been done by taking idea from various sources like Pinterest, YouTube etc. But the final design is my own creation. The opinion and feedback shared is my own based on my experiences

Easy DIY Bottle Painting and handmade quilled flower Home Decor Idea

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Hey Everyone,

Hope you are doing great. Today’s post is about an easy DIY home decor idea.

I have one Instagram page which is totally dedicated to Hobby, art and craft work. The picture in this post is from that only. If you want to follow me there you can click here and go to my Instagram page.

Also you can check my other Home Decor DIY by clicking here

Idea and work behind this-

I strongly believe for any DIY work there are some underlying ideas on which we work upon.

So in past I have done a beautiful bottle paint work with paper flower which looked so beautiful. You can check the link here.

For some random project I had made many quilled paper flowers which I was not able to do and these flowers were of no use

I thought of doing one DIY, and on a glass bottle I used Chalk paint…to that matter you can use any paint which looks better on glass, you can even stick colored papers or washi tapes or wrap yarn or jute thread on bottle. Creativity is all yours and stick some quilled flowers on it. If you don’t have quilling strips or you are not into quilling, you can even make any paper flower or star whatever on this. I am sure it will look beautiful.

Let me know in comments if you liked this.

The look

With lots of ♥️

Divya

Note- pictures are clicked from my mobile without any filter mode. Further to enhance the features it’s editted on App.

Disclaimer- this DIY has been done by taking idea from various sources like Pinterest, YouTube etc. But the final design is my own creation. The opinion and feedback shared is my own based on my experiences

DIY Peppa Pig wall pic …oh wait it’s Mummy Pig

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Peppa Pig is a household name and our kids love them a lot. So is my daughter. She loves Peppa pig her family her friend everyone. I was planning to get a cutout for her room from long time but then decided that I will do a diy. I was looking for print to trace but went with free hand. I had color papers so drew face, hand, tail and leg on it. And cloth on orange paper. Sticked on a thick 200 gsm A3 paper. I looked for cardboard but didn’t found any hence went ahead with thick paper. Outline, eyes, shoes etc done from Black, Pink and orange sketch pen.

Here she is

But when my daughter (she is 2.5 yr old) saw it she was like Mumma this is Mummy Pig. Oh how I missed I had to use red paper for dress not orange. Anyway I am planning to make Suzy sheep next.

Which is your favourite character?

With lots of love ❤️

Divya

DIY Lip Balm – Coconut Oil, Shea and cocoa butter and Beeswax

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing great.

In my last post I have mentioned about my short break list I would have known that the break will be increased for 2 more days as my city where I stay (Hyderabad, India) has gone through massive rainfall which resulted in flood especially in lower areas. Luckily my area was not much affected from water logging but for complete one day there were issues related to electricity, water, mobile network and even basic necessities. I hope things get normal super soon as there are many who are still having water logging in their society.

Coming to this DIY. It was in my plan from this year start only when I got beeswax from Nature’s Tattva but I was too lazy to do research on it or I was in a thinking that it’s not that easy.

Process-

So one fine day which is almost a month before I decided to finally have my own Lip balm. So I took some pieces of Beeswax (let’s take it as 1 part) in a bowl so that I can keep it in boiling water.

Beeswax and coconut oil melting

I don’t have pic of first step I was so excited to make it…anyway in that beeswax I added 2 part of coconut oil. I used Kama Ayurveda extra virgin coconut oil. So it’s like for one spoon of beeswax I added 2 spoon of Coconut oil.

But at the time of melting only I felt coconut oil will be less so I Googled and saw many places it’s mentioned 1:3 or 1:5. I stay in warm climate plus I don’t like oily kind of lip balm so I added only one more spoon of coconut oil making it 1:3.

So after melting it was like below pic

Beeswax and Coconut oil totally melted

But when they settled I found them really hard. Very waxy like soft candle. I thought I will manage and scooped a bit on my lips …it was not working at all. It felt as if I am running mashed candle on my lips. Fragrance was nice though but it was really hard. You can see in the pic below

See the hard texture of only beeswax and coconut oil

I was clueless what to do now. So I Googled again and came with a solution to melt it again and add coconut oil or alternatively Shea or cocoa butter. Luckily I had both butters (for diy things)…so I added 3/4th spoon each and melted the mix. This time it was much better comparatively soft. Though it should have been a bit more soft but i didn’t wanted to again start the whole process so made peace with it.

Check the below pic to see the texture

Hand swatch for the texture shot

I finally packed it in my old cleaned lip balm jar.

Important Points-

Before I share my feedback on this some points to be taken care of are mentioned below.

  • The mix melt quickly and set also very quickly
  • As I don’t have the proper I used normal kitchen utensils it can be unsafe so please take proper care
  • Ratio is very important which I believe also depends upon quality of product. For lipbalm a little beeswax will give a good quantity of product because you have to mix oil and butter too. (Or oil only)
  • You need to be clear as what formulation you want if you want more on softer oilier side add more oil
  • I have not added any color have heard about beetroot powder that by adding them the lip balm gets a reddish kind of tint also at many places for tinted lip balm adding a very little of scrapped lipstick was also suggested may be I will try these things later on
  • Store it in a airtight clean jar, box whatever

My Views

  • I am totally surprised how effective it is…it literally stays on my lips for hours even after having food
  • A little bit of everything yielded good quantity so it’s totally worth.
  • One of the most surprising thing is the fragrance as I didn’t had any essential oil so I have not added any I thought there wouldn’t be almost no fragrance and even if there will be it will soon go away…but…still whenever I open the jar ..the warm nutty fragrance of coconut, Shea and cocoa make me feel so Cozy and warm. Coconut fragrance is obviously dominating and it’s very pleasant.

As of now I can remember these points only it’s just one month of making this lip balm and I am super happy though for now I will keep on getting store brought ones too but DIY lip balm also going to stay.

Apart from lip balm what else I can make from Beeswax (no candles also) let me know in comments

Some more pics below

Packed in old and cleaned jar

With lots of ♥️

Divya

Note- pictures are clicked from my mobile. Further editing is done through editting app. The picture is in natural day light.

Disclaimer- I have purchased and used the raw products mentioned in the post. Based on my experience I have shared my honest views. As this is a diy which is messy and need quick activities but in a concentrated way. Please take all the precautions.