Monday, 29 September 2008

Duplex paper flowers - Anemone Flowers

Anemone Flowers, the name means Wind Flower. This is really a beautiful flower. You might have noticed I make most of the flowers using Duplex Paper, this is just because the paper colours are just fresh than crape paper and this paper is much thicker than crape which can be easily taken in to any shape.

So lets start with Anemone Flowers.

1. Duplex Paper (Any colours)
2. Aluminium wire
3. Black Pollens
4. Green Crape paper
5. Green tape
6. White thread
7. Cotton fibre
8. Fevicol

How to make Anemone Flowers:

1. Firstly there are two shapes of petal to be made for this flower. Make the first petal "Petal A" as shown.


and make one more petal say "Petal B" as shown.


2. Now stick take "Petal A" and apply fevicol all over the petal place a piece of aluminium wire over the petal and stick the other petal over it the same petal A.

*Petals are to be made in the same way as I made other duplex paper flower petals*

2. Now twist the petal and make similarly 6 more petals according to Petal A and Petal B.

3. Take a piece of aluminium wire cover it with some cotton fibre and make a global structure.

4. Cut a round piece of green crape paper and cover the cotton with the green piece and tie the bottom with thread.

5. Take around 25-30 pollens and arrange these around the green globular structure in a proper circular way and tie it tightly with thread.

6. Take 3 petals of "Petal A" and arrange it properly and again take the remaining three petals and arrange it in between each of these petals.

7. Now take "Petals B" and arrange it in the same way as "Petal A" was arranged.

8. Now arrange after making the proper arrangement you can get a really beautiful Anemone Flower and now cover the remaining aluminium wire using green tape.

9. Arrange it in a beautiful basket.

This flower is a bit time consuming but results come out really good.

Here is one for you.

Making Anemone Flowers

Anemone Flowers

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Friday, 26 September 2008

Warli Painting - Holi - The Festival of colours

Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm. This festival is celebrated with colours and water filled balloons.

In the same way our Warli tribals also celebrate Holi festival with colours on each other and lot of fun.

This is how our Warli tribes celebrate.

Warli Holi Festival


Sunday, 21 September 2008

How to make Soap Flower

Soap Flower as the name sounds different the making of Soap flower is also different.

Yes, making soap flower was a difficult task as it took lot of time to make and real lot of hard work. Its not that easy to make, so today I'll share with you the making of soap flower.

1. Bath Soap (Any colour soft soap and green colour soap)
2. Fevicol
3. Green tape
4. Aluminium wire

How to make it:

1. Grate the bath soap finely, just the way you grate a coconut. The pieces should be very fine, it wont be when you grate try making it more fine with hand and make fine pieces.

2. Now mix the soap pieces with fevicol. Make sure the proportion of the grated soap and fevicol is proper or even u can add a bit more of fevicol.

3. Mix the contents properly and very finely so that the pieces wont be seen and make a soft dough out of it.

*Note:- Fan should be kept off while preparing the dough, or there are chances the mixture may get hard and it will be difficult to make flowers.*

4. Now take small pieces of dough make a petals by flattening each piece.

5. Arrange each petal on the aluminium wire one by one.

6. After you fix each petal cover the remaining aluminium wire using green tape.

In this way you can make different shapes and different varieties of flowers using your own imagination.

This is how a soap flowers are made.

Here is one for you.

Soap Fower-Pink Roses

Soap Flower-Pink Roses


Thursday, 18 September 2008

Warli Painting - Early Morning Warli Village

A Warli village has been presented in this painting with huts, trees, animals and people. Men and women are seen cooking food, milking a cow, drawing water from the well, and carrying earthen pots filled with water on their heads. Women rearing babies, farmers with crops and cows. Warli painting shows an inseperable bond between men and nature. Domestic animals like hens and cows other animals and birds are also seen in the pictorial space.

My earlier posts of Warli painting refers to the whole bonding of warli culture, their festivals and their dance forms.

Warli Painting-Early Morning


Monday, 15 September 2008

Warli Traditional Dance

Here I am back with something more on Warli painting. Today will show a Dance form of Warli painting.

In my earlier blog I have discussed about Tapra Dance and that dance shows the whole festive culture of Warli.

This painting is only on the Warli dance that they specially perform on all their occasions. The women tied their hair in one single knot and the men with the instruments. Most of the Warli paintings you see will have this Dance form in it as that adds the beauty to the Warli culture.

I'll come up with more of Warli culture paintings..

Here is the Warli dance.

Warli Traditional Dance


Sunday, 14 September 2008

Duplex Paper Flowers - Carnation Flower

Carnation flowers is one of the world's oldest cultivated flowers. Carnation flowers is known as "flower of love" or "flower of the gods". Carnations remains a favorite flower choice for many different occasions. So why don't we start learning how to make it.

1. Duplex paper (any colour)
2. Green duplex paper
3. Aluminium wire
4. Green tape
5. Thread
6. Cotton fibre
7. Fevicol

How to make it:

1. Cut apart a circular piece of 7cm diameter in any colour duplex paper.

2. Make it four folds and give zigzag shape to the open ends as shown.


3. Unfold the paper into two and give uniform cuts, 2.5cm in depth around the circular piece.

4. Now make it four fold, take the wire and fold the tip to make knot, insert the knot from the centre of the piece.

5. After tieing it with wire make it into eight fold, tie at the bottom and give 1cm deep cuts to the zigzag portion of the petal.

6. Wrap the green tape on the stem wire at the bottom of the petal and similarly make 4 more petals (total 5 petals).

7. Take the five petals and twist all the stem wires together.

8. Arrange some cotton fibre below the petals (on the twisted wire) and cover then using green tape.

9. With the use of Green duplex paper make leaves. (leaves should be given oval shape).

Here is a beautiful Carnation flowers ready.

Duplex Flowers-Carnation Flowers

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Duplex Paper flowers - Camellia Flowers

Camellia flowers the most beautiful among orchid flowers. There are different types of Camellia flowers, so here I'll show you one such kind.

*Note: The petals and leaves diagrams have to be cut along vertical lines of duplex paper.

1. Duplex Paper (Red, White and Green)
2. Green tape
3. Aluminium wire
4. Thread
5. Cotton fibre
6. Mustard Dal (Rai Dal)
7. Fevicol

How to make:

1. Cut a rectangle piece of white duplex paper and give uniform cuts to the paper by leaving 1cm each from top and bottom.

2. Take aluminium wire and surround it with cotton fibre on top and tie it with thread.

3. Stick the white duplex paper around the cotton and now stick the upper ends of the white piece together.

4. Now stick some mustard dal (rai dal) on the centre of white piece (on the tips).

5.Now make the petal in the shape as shown in the picture. For making one single petal you need to cut two petals of same shape and size.


6. For the first petal cut two pieces of red duplex paper as shown in the figure and place the wire in the middle of the first petal. Apply fevicol and place the other piece on it. The first petal is ready.

7. In the same way make five more petals. After you make it twist the petal and reopen to get wrinkles on the petal.

8. Arrange three petals uniformly around the flower centre.

9. Now arrange two more petals in such a manner, so that one petal stands in between the previous two.

10. Now cut green duplex paper in the shape of a leaf. For leaf follow the same procedure as petal.

In the same manner make as many leafs and flowers you want and arrange it accordingly.

Here is the one I made.

Duplex flowers-Camelia Flowers

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Organdi Flower - Dalia Flowers

Organdi flowers, yes came up with organdi materials again. Organdi is one of my favourite material for craft. Organdi gives a natural look to your craft. Today will learn how to make Dalia Flowers.

1. Organdi Cloth
2. Green Tape
3. Fevicol
5. Thread
6. Green Crape Paper

How to make:

1. Cut the organdi cloth into 6cm and of 8cm in size and one seperate square piece for bud.

2. Fold the organdi cloth from corner to corner as shown.


3. Stretch the sides of cloth and press your thumb in the middle and fold the corner and turn the cloth.


4. Arrange the petals one by one by placing 6cm pieces in the first round and 9cm pieces in the second round.

5. Arrange it in such a manner that it looks like Dalia flowers.

Here is one for you.

Organdi Flowers-Dalia Flowers


Monday, 8 September 2008

Flower Making - Colourful Stocking flowers

Stocking flowers, the most beautiful and creative one. Its a very interesting craft that you can try out. The main thing you will need for making stocking flower is lot of aluminium wire as everything you need to make is with the wire itself

1. Stocking Cloth (different colours)
2. Aluminium wire
3. Flower thread
4. Pips
5. Green tape

1. Firstly think of the petal of any flower that you would like to make, take a piece aluminium wire and make the shape of the petal with the wire.

2. Tie both the ends of wire tightly and now take stocking cloth and cover the wire completely.

3. Make sure the stocking cloth is stretched completely so that it looks like shaded cloth and tie the end tightly. In this way make as many petals you want for flower.

4. Take some 4-5 pips and tie it using a piece of aluminium wire, then arrange petals one by one to the wire.

In this way you can come out with this beautiful creation.

Here is one for you.

Stocking Flowers

Beautiful stocking flowers.

Stocking Flowers


Saturday, 6 September 2008

Organdi Flower - Roses beautiful Roses

I came up with something more. Organdi flowers the most beautiful creation that I made. I can say this is one of my favourite work that I did, it was time consuming but the time I invested gave me beautiful results. So I would like to share with you my new work on Organdi Flower making.

1. Organdi Cloth (Different colours)
2. Green Crape Paper
3. Green Tape
4. Aliminium wire


1. Firstly select the colour of cloth you want to make flowers then cut the cloth in the size of 7cm x 7cm piece.

2. Now make petals by folding it into four as shown in the picture below.


3. Now roll the three edges of the cloth to make peatl shape as shown.


4. In the same way make 6-7 petals for one Rose, continue the same process for making more flowers.

5. Cover the aluminium wire with green tape.

6. Make leaves using green crape paper.

I hope everyone will try out this beautiful flower making.

Here is a basket full of beautiful roses.

Organdi Flower-Roses beautiful Roses


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Crape Paper - Red Orchids

Orchids are a large family of plants. Orchid flowers have a magical beauty and allure, with incredible colors, shapes, and scents. So from this large family of Orchid flowers, will share with you how to make one of the type.

1. Red Crape paper
2. Yellow Crape paper
3. Green Tape
4. Aluminium wire
5. Green Crape paper

How to make:

1. Firstly cut the red crape paper in the size of 6cm x 6cm in shape.

2. Then take a piece of yellow paper and make a bud of it by keeping waste paper pieces or cotton.

3. After making the bud attach it to the aluminium wire and then insert the red crape paper along exactly taking the middle point.

4. Tie it with a thread and then give shape to the flower.

5. Using green tape cover the aluminium wire and make leaves using green crape paper.

Here is a beautiful Orchid flower for you.

Crape Paper-Red Orchids

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Monday, 1 September 2008

Crape Paper Flower - The Sunflower

As the earlier one we are going to make Sunflower with crape paper. Try it out its amazing.

1. Yellow Crape paper
2. Green Crape paper
3. Green Tape
4. Aluminium wire

How to make:

1. Cut yellow crape paper lengthwise and cut the edges as shown below.


2. Insert the aluminium wire inside the crape paper as shown.


3. Then spread the crape paper, so that it looks like flower.

4. In the same way you can attach 2-3 more crape paper so that the flower looks more lively.

5. Now cover the aluminium wire using green tape and make leaves out of green crape paper and attach together.

In the same way make as much flowers you want and can make a bunch of flowers.

Here is a beautiful Sunflower.

Crape Paper craft-The Sunflower