Saturday, June 29, 2013

Paper Fan Flower Decor

                     Lets do something crafty this weekend. This paper fan flower arrangement looks great on the wall of kid’s room. The best part of this project is that you can involve your kids in the making of the fans. 
The number of fans depends on the width of the wall. The color choice of the fans depends on the room colors. If the room is having lots of pink, chocolate and white colors then the fans should also be having a tint of these colors.  If one wall is of very bright color and others are white then the bright one can be decorated with fans of white crafted papers and some other soft colors.

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Pic 2
  The making of the fans is   quite easy. Take a few      colored chart papers or  any paper of your choice.  For a typical fan, three  equal parts required to    be cut as shown in pic1. Now make the pleats across the paper and then firmly finger crease the pleats as shown below in pic2. .

 The three pleated/folded papers now require one more fold from the center and then join all the three folded fans with help of stapler and glue ( if required) to make a bigger flower fan. Make as many fans as required and then paste them on the wall using glue and tapes. You need to press them for the few minutes so that they can stick to the wall properly.

This craft is in itself a complete wall decor thing and requires minimal things. The fans can be used as wall hangings with attached strings from ceilings or windows for the baby showers or birthday parties.

Enjoy this craft with your kids and decorate their rooms with a little effort and small budget…….. chao…..……: )-agoodstuff

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Remodeling the furniture look (front doors of shelves)

Hi friends! Today we are customizing the front face of the shelves in a very simple way to give it a contemporary and colorful look. The front glass face of the shelves can be remodeled to an opaque one with a trendy color of your choice. For this diy you need a cardboard , silk cloth, colorful shining stones or plastic flowers, scissors, glue and some small nails.
Take the cloth piece and stick it tightly to the cardboard of required size. Pasting or sticking work should be done on the back side to keep front side of the cardboard clean and smooth. Now use glue to paste the stones on the cloth making some pattern. Let it dry for a few hours and then stick this card board on the inner side of the shelf. If possible use some small nails to hold the things firmly for longer period.

Note: The size of the cardboard chosen should be cut in such a way to adjust inside easily without creating any hindrance in closing the door.

The new look is definitely gonna change the entire look of that particular room. Now you can use colorful plants /cushions /lanterns or some colorful rugs around it have a beautiful view. Also, one can use this project to decorate the glass stools.

If you make one, don’t forget to share it with us……
chao…..……: )-agoodstuff.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Balcony Decor Ideas

Balcony Decor Ideas: simple and practical ones

The broader the balcony , the more beautification of the same can be done. But the problem comes when a balcony is small and narrow. 

Idea 1: 
Cover the railing of the balcony with bamboo painted in green, ivory, brown or any of your favorite colors. Some people like to keep them in their original brown color but again the maintenance will increase in that case as the raw bamboo is susceptible to algae growth with rain and dust .Also, painted bamboo can be easily cleaned with a splash of water.
Green color looks soothing but makes that area bit darker so choose the color while keeping in view of your requirements.
Some people grow creepers and climbers on these which gives a very soothing effect  or greener view outside the windows but at the same time it increases mosquitoes, lizards etc in that area so be cautious.
Planting colorful flowers in long planters give a very regular vivacious look from the windows. Hedges give a very simple, easy to maintain and a smart look to your balcony and they can be trimmed easily with scissors to get desired shapes. These plants should be grown in long planters and should maintain atleast 5cms of distance from the wall to avoid the lizards nestlings. One more thing that should be followed is to keep plants on an iron rod structure so that the dust, water etc can be easily cleared beneath the planters.

Idea 2: 
The other simple ways to decor the balconies and to provide shade to the plants grown in balcony, are the wooden chics. These chics are easily available in local markets and can be tailor made as per your requirements. Besides giving shade to the plants, these keep your room temperature a few degrees below outside temperature and also help in filtering the dust coming in rooms and over plants.
The plants kept in balcony should be similar as like us, plants also flourish more in groups.
To have a complete view of your plants, chic, bamboo etc the window with many sections of glasses should be converted to a regular simple plain glass and then without any hindrance you can have a green garden view while sitting in your living room. A complete glass in multistory is always a better option specially in countries or areas where people are always worried about dusting work.

Idea 3: 

              Placing a closet at one wall with some open selves where plants can be kept is a very simple clean look for a balcony and can be enhanced more by placing a chic or stylish rug at floor.

Idea 4:
  Finally, the flooring can change entire looks of the balcony. Some of the samples of stone, wood and other flooring shown below can be used, if the budget allows.

 Idea 5:

If the balcony is small and round in shape then the white marble stones shown in the adjacent image can be assembled in an elevated cemented or marble finish groove along the wall and it really looks elegant. This design can also be implemented in square or rectangular balconies.

Some other simple practical decors are shown below:

Will be coming soon with more practical balcony decor ideas in coming posts, till then keep reading……………….: ) – AgoodStuff