Ganesh Mandir out of paper towel rolls

          Hello everyone!! Today, I have something very interesting to show you all. Before that let me put some words about what we all do on Ganesh Chathurthi. We all knew that, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. On this auspicious day people think of new and creative ideas to decorate their house and offers prayers to Lord Ganesh idol in order to gratify the deity.
When it comes to decoration, people search for creative ideas to make their decoration unique and eye-catchy. Now-a-days everyone are more interested in making eco-friendly Ganesh idols to save nature.That’s the great change!!
To place the statues of Lord Ganesh , Mandapas or Mandirs are built in homes, temples, localities and streets.These are beautifully decorated either by flower garlands, lights, etc. or are theme based decorations.
This year on Ganesh chathurthi, I made a Mandir for Ganesh idol  by using tissue paper rolls and a package box .Since it is quite simple , I decided to share this craft idea on my blog. Please have a look !!

Things required:

  1. Any Package box
  2. Paper towel rolls
  3. Colored paper towel (yellow)
  4. Scissors, sellotape , glue
  5. flower garland
  6. Lights

Steps to follow:

  1.  First remove the flaps of the package box and then make four equal partial triangular shapes from the four rectangular faces/sides as shown.  
  2. To make the top covered structure (Mandap),join all the four pieces by taping the edges together.
  3. Using sellotape stick the paper towel rolls to the mandap on four sides forming pillars for the mandap.
  4. Now make an ornate gopuram shape out of the removed flaps of package box and stick it to the top of the mandap .
  5.  Adhere gold or yellow color tissue paper using glue. Use the package box bottom face as base for the Mandap.
  6. Wrap the flower garland around the pillars to create stunning look . Here I wrapped front two pillars and the front face of the Mandap.
  7. Lights automatically enhances our decorations and gives your decoration a ‘complete’ feeling. Wrap LED lights around the pillars.Mandir for Ganesh is ready… !!

From plastic to tulips

Nowadays Plastic is everywhere. Even though Plastic is a known disaster we are not able to avoid its usage since plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. Million tons of plastic trash is floating on the ocean’s surface as garbage patches causing environmental problems. It is quite impossible to avoid plastic all of a sudden but we can decrease the plastic pollution by following so many simple ways.

Don’t worry !! 🙂 Now I am not going to show what are all the ways everyone must follow to avoid plastic.
I would like to show how to reuse plastics, one of those ways to conserve and protect  the environment. Instead of throwing away waste plastics we can reuse them to make beautiful things. This might protect the environment to some extent.
Here I made tulips out of plastic spoons and plastic milk can/bottle . The below embedded video shows how I made the tulips out of plastic..  🙂

Hope you enjoyed watching the video. Please don’t forget to comment if you like the post 🙂

Wall hanging with popsicle sticks

When you think about rain,the next thought on your mind is Ice cream 🙂 isn’t it true?  Yes, everyone enjoys eating ice cream during rainy days. After eating ice cream do not throw away the popsicle sticks. Here is an amazing wall hanging using popsicle sticks. It looks great on the wall 🙂

First I arranged the popsicle sticks in rhombus shape. Then I have placed tea place mats on the sticks. one of the placemats is decorated with quilled flowers and one with my marriage note and the last one with our memory picture . Finally , I completed this art by sticking quilled miniature  pots. You can find these miniature pots in my previous post.

Art out of Broomstick

Creating beautiful things out of crap is very enjoyable. These things change the look of your home in awesome ways. Lord Ganesha is a famous deity and popularly known as the God of success. He is honoured as the first god to worship before doing something new .In Hindu community, people used to present each other with  Idols, photo frames of Lord Ganesh for any occasion especially housewarming ceremonies . Giving Lord Ganesh art as a gift to anyone to wish them all the luck in the world gives them immense happiness as Ganesh is the  god of wealth and prosperity.

Here I have tried to make Lord Ganesh using broom stick. Try this beautiful art and surprise your friends by presenting them. It is a pretty home decor also 🙂