A technique to alter your bottles like magic!

Altered Bottle Art is a great idea for wedding centerpieces and home decor. Here is a step by step tutorial to repurpose bottles to create a lovely centerpiece. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a stencil and apply modelling paste to add texture to the surface of the  bottle. Let dry for a … Continue reading A technique to alter your bottles like magic!

A Fun CD Craft Idea

Remember the days when we had shelves full of CDs? If you haven’t thrown them away yet, try and re-purpose them into one-of-a-kind home decor ornaments. Materials Required: Compact Discs Decoupage glue/ modpodge Decoupage napkins/ pattern paper Craft embellishments of your choice Ribbon/ String Here’s the step-by-step process: 1. Trace along the outer corner of the CD on the napkin/paper and cut out the circle. … Continue reading A Fun CD Craft Idea

Making Art with Fall Leaves

The theme given for the November #CCBG Craft Challenge is Fall and I am excited to share some gorgeous nature art using leaves. Fall is a season of beautiful colors, cooler weather and the fallen leaves are irresistible to kids (and adults) this time of year. Here are 2 crafts that uses fall leaves and are perfect for kids. My Son and I have used Rainy Dayz Gel … Continue reading Making Art with Fall Leaves

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3 Easy Peasy Spooky Halloween Crafts

The theme given for the October #CCBG Craft Challenge is Halloween and I am excited to share 3 easy peasy Halloween crafts made from recycled materials. 1. Carton Box Pumpkin Materials required: An empty cereal box A cardboard tube (for the branch) Orange, Black and Green colored paper (alternately you can use paint) Googly eyes Scissors and Glue Use the green colored paper to wrap the cardboard tube and … Continue reading 3 Easy Peasy Spooky Halloween Crafts

Repurpose tetrapaks to make beautiful crafts

Did you know that you could re purpose Tetrapak cartons to create lovely decorative birdhouses? This is a nice creative crafting exercise for both kids and adults. Here are a few birdhouses, my Son and I created using tetrapaks. Materials used: Tetra pak Chart paper Paints Glue Embellishments Here’s what we created in our studio Also see our Budget Friendly Classy Home Decor Ideas and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle craft … Continue reading Repurpose tetrapaks to make beautiful crafts

Budget Friendly DIY Classy Home Decor

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect!Here are few home decorating projects can freshen up your home and are budget-friendly! These ideas call for a little imagination and adds instant style to your home. A Terrarium Succulent Garden Twig Art Table Centerpiece Popsicle Stick Crafts Recycled Crafts Beach Crafts Cardboard Crafts Cardboard Organizer Also see A Home … Continue reading Budget Friendly DIY Classy Home Decor

How to make a Twig Craft Centerpiece

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! Contemporary yet country style decors often call for natural elements such as twigs as decoration. Crafting your own decorations from twigs or small tree branches make for budget friendly, unique and classy natural decor. Here is an easy DIY rustic Twig craft centerpiece. Let the Inspiration begin! Materials used: A Twig Camlin Texture White A … Continue reading How to make a Twig Craft Centerpiece

Amazing Popsicle Stick Crafts

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! Seeing this Popsicle stick lamp at a museum in the Innovative Film City, inspired me to create some popsicle stick crafts with the little one. Here’s what we made! A Star A beautiful garden fence Cute Red hair Mini easels to display mini art work Christmas decor A … Continue reading Amazing Popsicle Stick Crafts

DIY Pyramid Cardboard Organiser

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! I find this DIY Pyramid Cardboard Organizer easy to make and extremely handy. So sharing the instructions to make one of these. What you need: Cardboard Duct tape Stapler or strong glue Instructions: Cut  strips of cardboard to the size you need (mine is about 17″x 12″) Score it into … Continue reading DIY Pyramid Cardboard Organiser