Dumping Your Old Clothes? Not Before You Try These DIY Ideas

While you may want to save money, sometimes you find that you cannot avoid a trip to the shopping center: You simply have nothing to wear. This is a common syndrome for many women, despite having a wardrobe filled with clothes! So before you grab your purse and start shopping, here is the DIY survival to pimp up your old clothes and give them a new life! Turn them into Reusable Bags It is … [Read more...]

DIY: 10 Ideas To Make Your Own Rakhis

"Rakhi" is the cherished Indian festival that celebrates the loving bond between a brother and a sister. It is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for each others' happiness and goodwill. It is also known as Rakshabandhan, or literally translated as 'a bond of protection'. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and … [Read more...]

DIY: Make a Sunburst Wall Mirror in Less Than 15 mins

If you are like me, you've always looked at those $100 Sunburst Mirrors at Pier One Imports and thought - wouldn't it be cool to have one of those at home? I wish I could get it cheaper! Guess what, now you can make your own, mostly using supplies that you have at home, and in less than 15 mins! And it will probably cost you less than 10 bucks - yes, no kidding! Check out this cool video and … [Read more...]

DIY: Homemade Lavender & Jasmine Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lavender & Jasmine Sugar Scrub, with a touch of Honey for silky soft skin I'm not too much into beautifying myself, and I often look at other women who look impeccable almost every hour of the day, and I wonder - How do they do this!? With a full-time job, a toddler at home, and a kitchen to manage, I barely find time to look presentable, forget impeccable! But nevertheless, last … [Read more...]

DIY: Milk Carton Bird Feeder

As Summer seems to grow over the bay area, it seems like we are spending more and more time outdoors, especially in our garden! I've always loved gardening, and its great that I've been able to incorporate the love of outdoors in my little one too. My daughter loves helping me in the garden whether its weeding, painting pots, growing veggies or herbs, or just relaxing on the patio swing! A couple … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Mix-In-a-Jar

I spent the last two hours browsing the internet for Christmas gifts, and boy, it is hard work! Luckily, I have to do this only for the kids on the list. For all the adults, I can just use my culinary skills to create edible foodie gifts that they can enjoy during the holiday season. I was very keen on doing a gift-in-a-jar kind of thing this season. So instead of packing cookies or candies in a … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy Snowflake Candle Centerpiece

Who doesn't like decking up their homes during the holidays? but that does not necessarily mean that you need to buy expensive decorations. Every year I try to do something different during our Holiday decorations. Being a DIY fan, I love scouring Dollar stores, craft stores and the clearance sections in other stores to collect stuff that I can repurpose to make something beautiful. Making a … [Read more...]

7 Quick DIY Ideas to deck up your walls

Do your walls look boring? Do they need a quick splurge of color? Are you tired of decorating them with plain old portraits and photos, and need some inspiration to deck up your walls? Here are 5 fun, creative and easy ways to make your walls looks fresh and new This Rosette Backdrop is a wonderful way to use paper to add a splash of color and art to your walls. Select two or three colors … [Read more...]

DIY: Scented Flameless Floral Candles

Diwali is just around the corner, and there is tonnes of activity going on in the house. Food is always an essential part of any festivities, but this festival of lights is incomplete without "Lights & Diyas". On Diwali, it is a tradition to decorate your entire house with lights, and light oil-lamps or diyas, to shun the darkness in our lives and fill it with light. Even I was looking for a … [Read more...]

DIY: Recycled Cardboard Organizer

A filer or organizer made with recycled fedex boxes Ritika has been inspired by her Art teacher at school lately, and is now more and more involved in her craft projects at home; she even has her own homemade caddy with a set of glue-sticks, pencils, toddler scissors, ribbons and markers, which keeps her busy most of the time while I complete other chores. It is so endearing to see a 3-year old … [Read more...]