Thursday, April 16, 2020

DIY on a terracotta planter

I have a huge bougainvillea pot which was very plain. Often I thought of painting a bloom or make a warli scene on it but somehow it never materialized.  Then came this Corona disaster accompanied with lockdown.  Though we are handling more work than usual now, it is also the time that we keep ourselves well occupied and sane.

What can be better than a DIY?

Also, had saved a few tile pieces and and some glass bits from some other DIY kit which came in very handy now for the transformation of the pot.

The images will show you how the whole process came about from start to finish. I had a garden themed idea to decorate the pot and as I proceeded,  made some changes and arrived at the final look. I have covered only the front portion of the pot since it is a bulky one and has already been planted, which makes it immovable. If you like the DIY and intend to try out , you can cover the entire surface. 
I have used fevicol to stick the bits. For plastic pots, you can use stronger adhesives like quick fix.

The balcony with pots lined up and the mosaic-ed pot in the centre looks like this now. A Bulbul graced my space as I was clicking pics... that made me super happy!!!

Hope you liked this creative way to decorate your planter and take up the decor quotient a notch high ...
Stay safe, stay home and most importantly stay happy folks

Monday, April 13, 2020

Floral display

In the wake of the lock down, we have limited means of access to various elements even flowers which as per news is going waste as people cannot venture out to buy them. If you are in the habit of having flowers at home regularly, it might be disappointing, not to have them in your home at all!

In such times it is very liberating, I would say, to create an arrangement with stuff, one has in hand. It can be anything, right from twigs, herbs, pods, branches, flowers from your balcony or a garden if you have one.
You can have fruits or veggies too in your arrangement.
The idea is to engage yourself in some lock down fun, create a floral arrangement from the comfort of your own home. I did something like that and it felt very satisfying.
Have a look and try attempting similar ones. We are forced to be inside but why not let our creativity flow?
Have a look...

Started out with these...dried eucalyptus stems, a bougainville stem, pinecones, was contemplating whether to have some greens along side...

I have a firm idea in place now, shall just finish the arrangement.

And finally the arrangement is done. A brass kooja from yesteryears,  serves as the vase.As I mentioned, dried branches, pinecones, pods, schffelera leaves, a bougainville stem, geranium flower all put together on a console for a pleasing display. Tell me, do you like it...
Don't restrict yourself because of the situation, instead try different ways to keep yourself engaged with stuff you like to do. We are in this together, and we shall emerge out of it together and stronger!
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