Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trash Kitchenware to a Beautiful Bird Feeder

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With little creativity and effort you can always convert any waste material of anything to a beautiful decorative piece. Stainless steel kitchenware is know for its durability however, at a point of time it could wear off and no more can be in use. But stainless steel do not decay, so what can be done with those trash kitchenware ? Sell it to scrap dealer or just dump it in the store room, this is what we usually do. There is better idea to reuse these trashes for a better purpose rather than dumping. You can reuse the trash utensils to make decorative pieces. Find below few items made from un-used utensils and also find the tips on how to make these items.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Marble Vases : Caring Tips

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Marble vases can be great accents for decorating any kind of interiors. Marble stone has been the choicest pick of artists and nobles. It is specifically preferred for vases because after a classic and skillful polish, the stone starts glistening beautifully. Though maintaining the marble vases can be for a long term use can be a little tricky. Mentioned under are some of the pointers that can prove helpful in caring for your favorite marble vases. Check out the marble vase care tips:

-The foremost thing to remember with marble vases is that they should not be washed with wrong chemicals. It is so because, marble being a base in an acid base relationship, it looses its sheen when comes in contact with an acid. Thus, it is better to avoid all purpose cleaners on marble stone as it can render a permanent stain on the marble surface.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Designer Marble Boxes- The Multifunctional Boxes

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Marble boxes are beautiful functional containers that also serve as an exquisite home decor item. Designer marble boxes are coveted artifacts which every art lover yearns to possess. Hence, there is a great demand of this particular craft item in market. Skilled craftsmen and artisans craft out exquisite styles of marble boxes to lure art lovers and benefit the marble box exporters to the max. Presented here are few marble box designs that are sure to attract your aesthetic senses. Take a look:

Marble Puzzle Box
Marble Golf Ball Box


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Making Stone or Ceramic Coasters

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Making drink coasters all by yourself can be real fun. One can easily make custom drink coasters and safeguard the table tops or other furniture items of the uninvited glass rings and spills. These can in fact be, a wonderful inexpensive gift option for your loved ones. Mentioned under is the step by step procedure of making a stone or ceramic beverage coasters. Read on to know how to make coasters.

Materials Needed

* 8 nos 4" x 4" stone or Ceramic Tiles
* 2 nos 12" x 12" peel and stick lamenate flooring tiles
* Measuring Tape or Ruler
* Straight Edge
* Pencil
* Razor Knife

Procedure

Step 1
Using the razor knife and straight edge, cut the peel and stick tiles into four squares, sized 3" x 3".


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Handcrafted Furniture: The Flexibilities

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Handcrafted furniture boasts of exclusivity and elegance. These are such features which can hardly be achieved in an industrial mass produced furniture piece. An investment in handcrafted furniture sure reaps long time benefits as the wood does not wear off easily, the color, sheen and texture of the furniture also stays for long. Thus, it is indeed quite wise to invest in authentic solid wood furniture that is handcrafted furniture. Mentioned under are few advantages of custom made wood furniture. Take a look:

Space Utilization
Since the dimensions of handcrafted furniture are exactly as per the area of your premises, the space is thus utilized to the fullest and most aptly without rendering any dead spots or unused spaces. The setting of the interior looks more welcoming if done in the fittest manner.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Making Marble Floor Medallion

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Marble mosaic medallions are beautiful add ons that can add oodles of interest to the floor. Marble medallions can be made in a number of styles and patterns. For instance, medallions can be used to create geometric designs, pictures etc. on floor. Mentioned below is the procedure of making a marble tile mosaic or a marble floor medallion.

Materials Needed


* Mosaic tiles
* Floor
* Tile Adhesive
* Design

Planning the Design
First of all design a mural that you are planning to create. This is done even before one starts building marble tile mosaic. Mosaics can be put to limitless number of different designs and patterns. So just play around with it and try and bring out the best out of it. The tiny marble tiles can be trimmed into different shapes to make wonderful designs. Measure the floor size and plan the design on a piece of paper. Graph paper or grid paper can be used for keeping the design in proportion. Colored pencils on the other hand can help in differentiating the areas and thus can help in bringing the entire look of the floor.

Marking the Floor

Once you are done with the design of the stone medallion on paper, plot it out on the floor using chalk. Mark the basic design on floor to have a rough idea of how things would move further.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Indian Paintings : Glorious Heritage of India

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Indian Painting reflects the glorious culture and heritage of India into incredible variety of colors and styles. Painting in India is a long practiced tradition. This creative form of art inspired generations of artists as their passion or profession.

The tenets of Indian painting and the various earlier forms of the art are to found in books like 'Mudraskshaka', 'Vishnudharmottara' and 'Vinayapitaka'.

The Indian handmade painting has several styles of paintings under its domain. Miniature Paintings are one of the most popular among them. Beautiful images from the epics and mythologies, idols of Hindu gods and goddesses and royal court scenes were depicted on pieces of glass, paper, marble, silk and leather in these paintings.

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