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Gift Tags

Thank You Gift Tags & Necklace


Hello dear friends I have a fun DIY to share. Holidays are all about celebrating life and thanking the people that matter in your life. There are different ways to express thanks, thank you notes, tags and thank you necklace is just one of them.

In this DIY (Do It Yourself) project I’m going to show how to create a beautiful flower tag with any message that your heart desire.



Step1) Material List for DIY thank you tag

  1. Artificial Leather or Vinyl.
  2. Satin ribbon
  3. Rotary cutter or Scissors
  4. Super Glue
  5. Compass
  6. Yarn Needle
  7. Fabric markers or Fabric paints
  8. Design print
  9. Pencil
  10. Pellon Iron on backing
  11. Fabric print & design of your choice
  12. Double zero Paint brush
  13. “Thank You” Block or Stamp

Step2) Take your designer fabric strip, make sure the size is 4″ x 18″ 


Step3) Cut fabric strip straight with the rotary cutter.


Step4) Take needle and yarn for the running stitch [for me this was a difficult step because I couldn’t decide which yarn to use, which is obvious since my yarn box is a mess, I’m sure your’s is not :-)]


Step5) Connect corners of the fabric strip together with running stitch to make circle . Fold the strip and run stitches for gathers.


Step6) Pull thread from both the corners to pull gather in the middle and now you can see the flower shape. Tighten the knot then cut the extra thread. 


Step7) Use Iron to press down the flower this will help to give flower a better shape .


Step8a) Now we will need a piece of sponge foam. Spread some fabric color of your choice smoothly on the foam. Tap on the color few times to smoothen the colored surface.


Step8b) Tap the “thank you” block/stamp on the sponge few times. Make sure your stamp is evenly dabbed in color.

Step9) Don’t forget to put your fabric or vinyl on hard surface before stamping

Step10) #1 Draw a circle around your “thank you” stamp, with the help of compass.

Step10) #2 Use super glue and stick the cut out in the centre of your flower.



 Step11) Tuck satin ribbon to the back side of the flower .

Step12) Show that you care and add personal touch to any gift with this “Thank You” tag. I used mine on a wine bottle as a gift.


I also used this flower gift tag with a necklace as shown below.


You can tuck the necklace to the flower tag with thread, needle and Jump ring.

A “thank you”  tag is a fun and loving way to show your love, support, encouragement or gratitude for anybody whom is important in your life. So don’t wait, go ahead and create some fun tags.

Did you like this DIY? If you did please put few words or leave a comment. Even if you didn’t like this project, that’s cool too, still leave some suggestions.

Happy Holidays!

Bunting and Banners

There are many things in life that are symbols of fun, frolic, holiday, festivities and community. Bunting, Flags & Banners fall in that category of things only and that’s why I love them. This is not new for me. While growing up in India bunting and banners made me happy because I knew that somewhere around the corner there must be some festivities going on.

In Hindi language there is a specific word “Jhandi” which simply means textile bunting. I’m so in love with the colors, designs, patterns and styes that can be used to make the “Jhandi” that this year I’m going to create a lot of them. For different seasons, occasions, events and even some to express certain emotions. Yes I’m going to do it. I’ve some of them almost ready and they will be up on the website very very soon.

Friends get ready for some awesome “Jhandi” (textile bunting) that will be available for sale. I would love to know if there are any specific styles or themes of bunting you would like to see and I would be more than happy to create them just for you.

This summer bunting is my love and I mean both the textile bunting and the beautiful bird.

Product photography can be tricky!

I have been struggling since last ten days – first I haven’t found any models for the handicraft items I created earlier last week. I had created brooches and hair-pins for young girls and couldn’t find anybody to model for that. The other issue is with the shiny and sparkly material that I used on the brooches and hairpins that I created. This material is very hard to photograph. It doesn’t come out well in the pictures. What is even more frustrating is that when I use images of kids and then add these brooches/hairpins on them the final image doesn’t come out well either. No matter how much of photoshopping I do on these images, they don’t seem right. The images of brooches/hairpins look good only when they are worn by a real person. Earlier I have used dolls to display the brooches/hairpins but the doll head is too small in comparison to the the hairpins and it makes the image look fake and odd.

Well what can I do? So today I decided to continue my work and blog without the baby model. However I did find a beautiful pet model “Snoop”. He looks really handsome in this snazzy Merry Christmas bandanna. Thanks to Linda and Sarah for letting Snoop model.  In Snoop’s scarf I used plain fabric color instead of sparkly stuff and as you can see it has come out much better. I am going to continue to make the same stuff (scarves/brooches/hairpins) in other materials that is not so shiny and sparkly and see if I can avoid this problem.

I have few more things cooking related to the fun jewelry concept. I will put them on the blog as soon as I have some ready.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Christmas is almost here…!

Christmas is almost here and I am busy designing and working on artworks on the holiday theme. With that in mind, this morning I came across this desktop background which is so good and christmasy that I couldn’t help sharing this free Christmas gift with everybody. The credit for this well designed desktop background goes to Jaro Mlkvy from Slovakia and I came across it on Smashing Magazine (one of the best online web design magazine).

Fun Craft Ideas III

After working on this project for last one week, now I have some better understanding of what I want and how to create these headbands and brooches for babies. Here are 3 more pictures but they are not yet done completely. If you think you would like to see some other designs please let me know by commenting on this blog post or connect with me on my Facebook page here.

Fun Craft Ideas II

So I finally designed two craft items today based on the idea that I had yesterday. I have to work on them a little more and refine the designs. I will create few more of these in the next couple of days. These can be designed as holiday headbands for little babies.

More fun craft ideas!

Last week I had a great time creating fun jewelry/accessories like holiday forehead bands, jingle bells bracelet and Christmas stockings with custom names on them.



I have been thinking that may be I can take this idea a step further and can make something similar for babies and pets so that they can also say and share the spirit of Christmas. With that in mind I have started to work on hair clips for babies and scarves for pets. How does that sound? Here is the picture of all my tools of the trade that I am using. Pretty simple, right? Well tomorrow I will post a  picture of the first finished item. I hope it comes out good!

Thanksgiving is fun!

I have been playing with many ideas since last few days and wanted to create some artwork in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the Holidays. Every time I would sit on my desk, draw some new designs and then would drive up to Hobby Lobby to find items that I can use to create these designs. My good friend Morgan has helped me so much every time I am there, answering all the silly questions I have with the same enthusiasms and happiness on her face. I realized then that I should come up with something that reflects and states loudly “happiness and fun”. Something that you can wear and show it to all. Like a headband, bracelet or jewelry. Like Morgan’s smile!

This has been a fun project and specially because Morgan and her gorgeous cousins came over to my place and modeled with all the items I had designed. They are so much fun and so cute. I had a great time shooting their pictures and thanks to all of them for making this a truly fun project.
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