Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Crafty Bird Nest

Hello All!! Welcome to another tutorial by Itsy Bitsy. Today, we shall learn to make a beautiful & delicate bird’s nest. It is an easy DIY project and perfectly suitable for spring & summer. Bring the outdoors inside with this crafty project. Add different coloured birds to make this more colourful & vibrant. :-) :-)

Materials Required
Neem stick/Flower making stem (5mm)
Flower making wire
Coconut fibre
Thermocol ball
Handmade paper
Green saw dust
Silicon glue
Scrapbooking glue

Step 1: Take a neem stick/ flower making stem and glue it on a cardboard using silicone glue.
Step 2: Take another stem and glue it to the side of the base stem using silicone glue.
Step 3: Place another stem on the side and wrap a flower making wire around it. You can also stick small leaf like cut outs on it. Handmade paper can be used to make the leaves.
Step 4: Glue small wooden beads on the wire (To resemble fruits).

Step 5: Glue green saw dust to the base with the help of craft glue.
Step 6: Glue some natural coconut fibre (like a nest) in between the stems.
Step 7: Take a 2 inch thermocol ball & scoop out the middle part.
Step 8: Glue tissue paper on to the ball using craft glue
Step 9: Paint the ball white.

Step 10: Glue a pompom & cover it with feathers (You can cut the feather to get the desired size).
Step 11: Make the eyes & nose (to resemble a bird) using black crystals & handmade paper cutouts, respectively.
Step 12: Place the bird inside the thermocol ball.
Step 13: Place the thermocol ball on the nest.
Step 14: Make similar birds using pompom & feathers of different colours.
Step 15: Place the birds using craft glue.

The crafty bird’s nest is ready. Use it for school projects or for a fun activity during the summer holidays. Happy crafting!! Let us know what you thought of it.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CAS Holi Card

The festival of colour is here and we are all ready to welcome the colours with our super cute and simple CAS cards, using stencils. :-) :-)

Materials required:
·        Stencils
·        Tempera colour
·        Card stock- 2 (we have ready 5”x7” card with envelope)
White and yellow
·        Double sided glue dot
·        Sponge

Step 1: Place the stencil on a white card stock. (You can stick the edges of the stencil to the card stock using cellophane tape for convenience) 
Step 2: Hold the stencil firmly. Using a sponge, dab the colours on to the card
Step 3 : Use bits of sponge to add different colours. Use colours of your choice to shade
Step 4: Remove the stencil, turn the card and stick double sided tapes to the edges of the card. 
Step 5 : Place this card on another card stock. This gives a 3D border for the stencil painting

Once dry, your card is ready & all set to be gifted. Gift it to your loved ones by adding sentiments and wishes. Enjoy a colourful and eco-friendly Holi. 

Link to supplies :
Card stock- 2 (we have ready 5”x7” card): http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/card-making/coloured-cards

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vintage Wooden Box

Hello all, welcome to another tutorial by Itsy Bitsy J Today, we shall make a vintage themed box. This is an easy DIY and looks exquisite. It requires very less time and effort to be made and is a great gift. You will definitely treasure this art work.

Materials required:

Wooden decorable (ready box)
Embellishments of your choice
Acrylic paint
Metallic paint
Tissue paper
Painting brush

Method :
Step 1 - Crumple a few tissue papers and flatten it

Step 2: Stick the tissue paper on the box with the help of Itsy Bitsy craft glue. Make the surface rough using your fingers
Step 3 - Trim the edges for a neat finish
Step 4 - Paint the entire box with black acrylic paint. This forms the base colour
Step 5 - Dab the metallic colour on the box using your finger tip or a pompom (Do not press too hard)

Step 6 - Dab the golden colour to add that vintage bronze effect
Step 7 - Colour a chipboard embellishment in metallic gold. You can also decoupage it to add a glossy finish 
Our vintage themed decoupage box is ready. It has a rustic look to it and can act as a decorative piece. Let us know what you thought of this tutorial!! Happy Crafting J

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Vintage Decoupage Coaster

Hello friends, welcome to another tutorial by Itsy Bitsy. Today, we shall make a Vintage themed decoupage coaster. These coasters are an easy DIY, fun to do and takes very little time. This can also be a cute gift :-)

Materials Required:

MDF/Wooden blank
Decoupage Paper
Decoupage glue
Pigment Ink
Foam brush


Step 1 – Take a MDF Coaster, place it on a decoupage paper & mark the outline
Step 2 – Cut it long the marked line
Step 3 – Apply decoupage glue on the coaster using the foam applicator
Step 4- Stick the decoupage paper
Step 5 – Let it dry, dab the edges with pigment ink to give it a vintage look
Step 6 – Apply decoupage glue once again on the coaster as a sealant & to have a glazed look

The vintage themed decoupage coaster is ready. Choose from the wide variety of Itsy Bitsy decoupage sheets & wooden blanks and give wings to your imagination. Let us know what you thought of this tutorial. :-) :-)

Link to supplies :

MDF/Wooden blankhttp://www.itsybitsy.in/store/decoupage/mdf-blank/decorable-coaster-made-of-mdf-square-shape-4-inch-1pc-ib
Decoupage Paper - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/decoupage/decoupage-paper
Decoupage glue - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=0&keyword=71504
Pigment Ink - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=0&keyword=Pigment+Ink
Foam brush - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=0&keyword=Foam+brush
Sponge - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/party/kids/gifting/angry-bird-shape-eraser-4pcs-blister-ib
Scissor - http://www.itsybitsy.in/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=0&keyword=scissor