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!
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!
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!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and here’s an easy DIY craft to impress a dear one. The tags I am making today are versatile and can go as gifts or can make wonderful accompaniments with other gifts. You can express your sentiments on them or just add them to gifts for an extra fancy touch! Step 1: Use heart shape cut outs in … Continue reading Easy DIY Floral Valentine’s Day Tag!
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
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!
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!
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
I am delighted to welcome Ranjtha Sathya in this guest post. Today I am here to share with you a simple, yet beautiful form of painting called the One Stroke painting. Well, I am no great expert at it, but if you are craft enthusiast like me, then this one is worth a try. For this technique, you would be using a FLAT brush. Dip each … Continue reading ONE STROKE PAINTING on recycled glass bottles!
The holiday season is here and most of us are already prettying up our homes. Here is an inexpensive and easy step by step tutorial to create an easy yet stunning glittery holiday decor. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a sponge dabber to apply a coat of tinted metallic paint onto … Continue reading Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Home Decor!