Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Tree


Hi Friends…..

In this auspicious day I would like to wish all my friends a very merry Christmas… I’m here with a beautiful Christmas Tree. I’m going to show how to create your own wishing tree.

The procedure is the same as of Golden Tree. 
You can learn from the post

The materials can be used are Green wires (instead of gold wires), Green leaves, Stars, Golden Bells, Muticolour sounded beads, Thermocol balls and whatever sequences you get, but it should be colourful enough to decorate your tree. It can be either jewels or some other type of accessories.

I have used 30 green wires to make this tree. An important thing is to reduce the number of branches gradually in each upper set to get this cone shape. I made a cherry bunch using thermocol balls. And attached a golden star on the top. You can Zoom the picture and see what and all i've used as ornaments. 

Check out the wishing tree here

Christmas Tree

I have made this and gifted to my uncle 3 years ago. And i'm happy to share after so long, but in this Christmas day. 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Corn Husk Doll


Hello Friends,
It's really nice to see you again... As I told in my previous post I came with another corn husk craft... Yeah! It’s none other than a doll......:)

Here is my Precious Doll..........
Corn Husk Doll


Cornhusk doll is also known as “faceless” doll.  And there is a story behind this doll has no face. Corn husk dolls are easy to make and fun to play with... Here I used corn silk tassel for her hair, rolled husk for arms and glass ball inside the head to bring spherical shape. Even the tiny roses also made from husks. Finally it is painted using maroon acrylic colour and used maroon lace to add some cuteness….:)  Though I like all my creations, this doll is somewhat precious. 


Corn Husk Doll
                  

 One more thing I need to mention, most of the photos in my gallery won't be clear. They are taken from my mobile phone camera… so friends, don’t expect picture quality...!!!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Corn Husk Craft


    
    Hi friends.... 
      After a long gap i'm back with a natural craft. Hope you all enjoy this as usual. Corn husks can be used to create a variety of toys like dolls, flowers, animals etc…  You can use husks from any corn like sweet corn, popcorn, field corn or Indian maize. Here is one of my corn husk craft. One more craft is going on , i'll post soon.

General instructions before start
1. Green husks should be dried thoroughly before using for this project as fresh husks shrink     significantly.
2.    Soak cornhusks in warm water for 10 minutes before making crafts or until it become soft and pliable.
      3.    Iron out, if u want to straighten.
      4.    If you want to colour your husk, there are two ways to colour.
·         Dye the husks
·         Use acrylic colours

Dyeing process:
           
1.    Choose a desired colour powdered dye.
2.    Mix powdered dye in warm water.
3.    Add a pinch of salt.
4.    Soak corn husk into this mixture until your desired colour has been achieved.( it will take 3-5 hours)
5.    Otherwise you can bring to boil the mixture at simmer to get immediate colour. But in this method, the rough texture on husk will become soften.

 Hand made daisy flower with corn husk:
      
    The texture of corn husk is very suitable to create any flower. i've tried my favourite daisy from  corn husk. It is a tedious task to make them as there is a lot of cutting required. But results rich look. It takes up a lot of time but it is worth the effort. 
      
    Take a look .......

Corn husk daisy
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