DIY Paper Craft – How To Make A Mini Album Squash Book!

This tutorial has step by step instructions to create a Squash Book – these little mini albums are easy and adorable gifts. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies! You need: Scissor Double-sided pattern paper Double-sided adhesive tape Ribbon Craft embellishments (optional) Step 2: Take each square pattern paper (6″x 6″) and fold it. Fold it in half. Fold it in half again (this time on the other … Continue reading DIY Paper Craft – How To Make A Mini Album Squash Book!

How to Make Tie-Dyed Fabric!

Tie-dye is a term for a technique of coloring fabrics that involves folding, twisting, and crumpling fabric and then tying it with rubber bands or string tightly. Then, you dip it in a fabric dye for some time until the dye to take hold in the fabric. The areas that are twisted or banded tightly will have no dye or faint traces. Once you remove … Continue reading How to Make Tie-Dyed Fabric!

How to Make Photo Magnets!

There are all sorts of cool magnets available in the market, but photo magnets are much more personal. Here is an easy DIY tutorial for you to create some unique magnets to decorate your fridge. What you’ll need: MDF cutouts Magnets Paints/ crayons Glue Photo prints (small dimensions) Craft embellishments (optional) Instructions: 1. Begin by colouring the MDF cutout to create a nice colourful mini photo … Continue reading How to Make Photo Magnets!

Most Wonderful Keepsake Mothers Day Crafts for Kids and Moms!

The good thing about Mother’s Day Gift Ideas is that most Mother’s pretty much love and appreciate anything their children make. I have enjoyed creating hand and footprint art with my little one since he was a toddler and this Mother’s Day we bring to you some really fun projects. So raise your hand if you like footprint and handprint art 🙂 and let your … Continue reading Most Wonderful Keepsake Mothers Day Crafts for Kids and Moms!

Art Ideas For Kids: Painting On Cardboard!

Want to bring new life to Cardboard boxes? Here’s how you make some pretty art with kids – all you need is cardboard, paints, and brushes. Materials required: Cardboard Poster colors or Acrylic Paints Scissors Glue Embellishments (optional) Instructions: Cut out the shapes on cardboard and paint them. Allow to dry and glue the pieces to create animals, plants, vehicles, etc., Here are a few … Continue reading Art Ideas For Kids: Painting On Cardboard!

Featured Artist: Charu Jain

About this new feature on Al Things Beautiful: A couple of months back, I stumbled upon an interview of Sizzix Designer Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and was very impressed wither journey and message. And I thought to myself, why not feature some of my extremely creative friends on my blog. That was how the door to guest posting on Al Things … Continue reading Featured Artist: Charu Jain

Admirable Art or a Gratifying Experience!

 I am delighted to welcome Vinaya Ambadekar in this guest post. To make the transition from home to school smoother, I enrolled my daughter in the pre-school’s summer camp last year. To my delight I was allowed and encouraged to participate with her for the first few days! As I observed, after the initial crying spell, most children loved the rhymes, dance and free play. … Continue reading Admirable Art or a Gratifying Experience!

How To Create An Easy Recycled Mixed Media Project!

Today I have a video tutorial for you, showing how to create a cool and easy mixed media project using recycled elements. Step 1: Recycling is charming, hence lets put together things we can recycle! I am re-purposing a chocolate box and other knick-knacks. Step 2: Use decoupage glue to stick a layer of crumpled tissue paper to the surface of the box.  Create a … Continue reading How To Create An Easy Recycled Mixed Media Project!

Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art

Happy New Year to you all! Lets look at an altered bottle art, up-cycling project today. This project is easy and can be done in a few easy steps. 1. Prepare the surface Make sure the surface of the bottle is clean and dust free. Apply a coat of gesso.  Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready … Continue reading Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art