Wooden krishna idol - Pooja room design

Sacred Spaces – Pooja Room Ideas In Living Room

Sacred spaces of worship need a lot of peace and tranquility. The atmosphere must make you feel one with the supreme power above. Have you thought of Pooja room ideas in living room(s)? In urban areas, especially in cities like Mumbai, where every square foot matters, spaces dedicated for Pooja area are usually accommodated inside small, wall mounted wooden cabinets or in small marble mandirs resting on the floor. Then all your pooja material and instruments like brass lamps, bells, manjiras end up being stored else where or in a small underlying drawer below the pooja cabinet. Some Pooja cabinets are inside kitchens. In such cases, utmost care needs to be taken in case you cook non-vegetarian food.

Pooja Room Ideas In Living Room

I wanted a simple yet elegant wooden Pooja area for my apartment that did not have many idols / pictures. It had to be placed outside the kitchen as we are not pure vegetarians. I wanted this space to induce a feeling of  ancient Indian mysticism. Also I wanted ample storage for 3 separate things – 1. Pooja material – agarbattis, sindoor, sandalwood paste etc; 2. Antique South Indian brass lamps, agarbatti holders and musical instruments like manjiras and bells; 3. Holy books like the Bhagwad Geeta and Ramayana for my mother-in-law.

So this was the basic structure that was designed and executed.

It faces the East which is considered quite auspicious according to Vastu. We waited for the perfect Krishna idol for more than eight months. And it was worth the wait. Krishna looks life like, beaming at us with a mesmerising and divine smile. It has been crafted from white cedar wood. We bought it at Kairali Handicrafts, Cochin. Additionally a small Tulsi plant in a ceramic vase and a bejeweled elephant depicting prosperity have been placed alongside. Since the Pooja area has been crafted out of wood,  I have to be extra careful while lighting a lamp. For now, I use a tall floor lamp. At the same time, I am on the lookout for Pooja room accessories like a hanging brass lamp or thookuvillakku that can be assembled to hang from the ceiling a little to the side of the wooden area.

Wooden krishna idol - Pooja room design

 

White lights give out a lot of glare. I used a yellow light in the wooden extension above the idol. It exudes warmth and illuminates the face of Krishna. Additionally, it casts a faint halo like glow behind the Lord’s head. The two brass chains hanging on either sides look like mini traditional lamps hung outside temples in Kerala.

 

Pooja area in apartments

To further give the pooja area a sense of isolation, there comes a wooden partition between the Pooja area and the dining area.

offerings to Krishna for Vishu

We had a grand Vishu (astronomical New Year celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala and by Keralites the world over) in April this year. These are offerings to the Lord! Gold, money, fruits and vegetables are kept as Vishu Kani. Seeing this first thing in the morning on Vishu ensures prosperity throughout the year.

So what do you think? Do let me know in the comments below.

succulent decor - cool ideas for the lazy gardener

SUCCULENT DECOR – For the lazy gardener!

Succulents are gorgeous, fleshy plants that survive with little or no maintenance and are practically impossible to kill. So if you are a lazy gardener, these plants are just for you. Take a look at these creative ideas for succulent decor  that are more than enough to get you started.

Succulent Decor – Cool Ideas

Succulent Terrariums

Whether you DIY or buy these online, terrariums create an illusion of a small, different, green world right in the middle of your living space.

Experiment with different shapes of glass terrariums. Hanging terrariums look enchanting in the passageways and balconies. Couple these with some pendant lights to create an air of fairy magic in your front porch, dining area or balcony.

via shopterrain

Mini Zen Garden

Go Spiritual. Develop a mini Zen garden replete with a serene Buddha figurine in a meditative pose. Place this Zen garden in your yoga room / study room or office. Add pebbles, sand and a few rocks to give it a natural look.

DIY Succulent Coffee Table

Coffee tables with luscious succulents in the centre exuberate warmth and joy. A bit of outdoors on your coffee table is an instant energy booster. succulent decor

Succulent Wall Planters or Shelves

Forget expensive wall accents and wall coverings. Bring a plain, boring, drab wall to life with these plant pods or wall planters. It is not only easy on your pocket but also serves the purpose of making that particular wall a focal point of a particular room. It also leaves your floor space or counter space free for other uses.

succulent decor - succulent wall planter
via small garden ideas

Succulent Bookend Planters

I love these double role bookends. What a suave idea for a succulent planter!

via theliterarygiftcompany

A head full of succulents

Ideal for outdoor gardens, a succulent head is a lovely riot of colourful succulents growing wildly in a head shaped planter. This one is definitely pleasing to the eye.

head shaped planters for succulents

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 via Mill Gracias

This cute face planter looks great with a wide grin. It sure looks pleased with its succulent head!

Lantern Planters

Succulents look ravishing in a Plantern. Team a few succulents, preferably of the flowering variety with a tiny solar light. Place these in an old fashioned lantern. This glows at night, highlighting the colours of your succulents. It sure is a swell idea to make your balcony garden look fabulous.

diy succulent lantern

via happyhourprojects

Succulent Initials

Grow succulents in carved out spaces of your initials or names. Put these up on your front gate or main doors. Looks trendy. Looks Natural.
succulent_initials

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Quirky faces

Check out these quirky yet cute animal shaped planters. Don’t they look absolutely adorable? You can get creative. Paint funny expressions/ faces with acrylic colours on ceramic planters. Plant succulents in them and you’re done.

animal_succulent planter

By roogo

cermaic face succulent planters

 

tatsuya tanaka

Tanaka Tatsuya Miniature Worlds – Amazing!

 tanaka tatsuya miniature

Wait a minute! Is that a tree or broccolli? This photograph of a Tanaka Tatsuya miniature world sets your imagination on fire.

Isn’t it an absolutely captivating piece of art? Imagine Gulliver’s flabbergasted expression when he gets washed ashore a foreign land occupied by tiny people. Everything is so teensy weensy and yet so beautiful!

Tanaka Tatsuya miniature worlds or dioramas

Miniature worlds or Dioramas can be created out of everyday objects like paper clips, books, broccoli florets, bread and what not. These everyday objects when placed strategically along with miniature people, birds and animals can get transformed into a totally different world altogether.

That’s exactly what Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka had in mind when he started his Miniature Calendar project in 2011. Every day since 2011, he has been painstakingly developing miniature dioramas like a forest made of broccoli, or a railway train made of bread. It could even be a horse grazing away at the bristles of a scrubbing brush etc. His imagination knows no bounds. Careful planning, design and execution has made the miniature calendar project what it is today.

Tatsuya’s interpretation of miniature worlds using dioramas are depicted beautifully through his photographs. Every day one such photograph makes its way into the calendar.
Just check out a few of his best diorama styled miniature worlds.

WALTZING AWAY IN THE MAGICAL FOREST!

 

SWIMMING IN THE COLOR POOL

 

SO THE HORSE ATE YOUR GRASS?

 

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY ON IC CHIPS!

 

SUN KISSED IN MY MAKEUP KIT!

 

WHOA! POTATO CHIP DESERT!

 

STAPLER OBSTACLE RACE…

 

STREET LIGHTS STAND TALL!

 

HIDE AND SEEK? CAUGHT YA!

 

GOOGLING AWAY!

 

OH MY! THAT’S SO  VERY HIGH!

 

SCOTCH TAPE RESTAURANT

 

mirror design ideas - how to decorate your home with mirrors

10 Gorgeous Mirror Design Ideas – How To Decorate Your Home With Mirrors

“MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…WHO IS THE FAIREST OF ‘EM ALL?” That’s how the SnowWhite fable starts off! What about you asking your wall mirror , “ Which is the best home of them all?” Don’t get flabbergasted when your mirror actually replies! It will, without any doubt, say that your home is of course the best looking one in the entire world! Mirror design ideas can drastically change the look and feel of your living space. They reflect light, making your home look larger, well lit and ventilated. Place decorative wall mirrors strategically to reflect beautiful wall accents, eclectic wall clocks, lovely vases and other home decor accessories.

Mirror Design Ideas – Home Decor Using Mirrors!

Imagine a simple, plain, pastel coloured wall that needs some sprucing up to be done.  Mirrors reflect what they see…that is one aspect which can make dull walls come alive!

Mirror Wall

Mirrored wall in the living room

Design an entire mirror wall! It will look fabulous in a contemporary room decor setup. Take a close look at this Bohemian living room with an entire wall made of mirrors. Doesn’t it look elegant and royal?

 

Mirrored Kitchen Wall

This mirror wall in a kitchen makes it look infinite! The kitchen appears as if its large!

 

Mirrors Add Depth

Mirrors make a room appear long. It adds a lot of depth to a small room. Don’t believe me? Check this out. This mirror on the dining room wall reflects the opposite seating area, making it appear so roomy and spacious.

 

You can opt for a similar effect by installing a huge rectangular or square mirror above the fireplace.

courtesy Babble

 

 

Mirrored Window Pane

This beautiful window with mirror windowpanes looks appealing, reflecting the space before it and adding depth. The fresh yellow sunflowers make it look more charming.

 

Look at this huge, ornate mirror courtesy wallmirrors. It lends an aesthetic appeal to an otherwise boring wall. Team it up with a dressing table, a few books, a photo frame and you’re done!

Mirror Design Ideas For Your Home

Mirrors – A Visual Treat!

So you have a lush, green, garden outside? Show off with a beautiful oval or circular mirror. Look at this arrangement by HouseBeautiful

mirror design ideas

 

Carved Wooden Mirrors

carved wooden mirror india

Add a generous dose of tradition and carved wood to your wall with this intricately carved wooden masterpiece mirror courtesy tradeindia! It’s looks stunning with lovely roses and a compact jewellery box by the side.

Peacock Mirrors

 

Mirror designs with peacock motifs and peacock plumage look royal and magnificent on walls. These are typical Indian preferences.

Mirror Furniture

Using mirrored furniture is one of those unique mirror design ideas that trick the eyes. You feel that there is no furniture; that it is rather hidden behind mirrors. However, you should plan this one a bit carefully. You wouldn’t want too much of glare at night when all lights are turned on. Check these mirror cabinets courtesy asamonitor

mirror furniture

Use these mirror design ideas to transform your living rooms, kitchens, patios and front porches. Unleash the artist inside you. Think and use mirrors effectively to highlight accents or to create an illusion of depth and light.

diy photo frame

DIY Photo Frame – Gorgeous Ideas For Kids Rooms

A total makeover of my son’s bedroom got me thinking on how exactly I could reuse his old toys and other stuff to create an absolutely adorable look for the walls. That’s when I thought of cute photo frames for kids. A quick Google search tells me of this absolutely adorable DIY photo frame that I can make from old Hot Wheels cars which my pre-teen hardly even looks at. It is such a lovely way to repurpose and reuse stuff that’s been lying around for years. All you need to do is to find undamaged old toys or things belonging to your child that you no longer need. Then get an old photo frame or make a simple cardboard picture frame and paste these decorations neatly or in a cute pattern all over it.

DIY Photo Frame – 7 Adorable Ideas

You will find millions of ideas for a DIY photo frame pasted all over the internet. I liked to shortlist these as they make wonderful ideas for kid’s bedroom decor. There are many more made of popsicle sticks, old CDs, Book cover cardboards etc. but these are not durable and look cheap on walls. The ones made of old, repurposed wooden pallets look great but take quite some time to give them the perfect vintage look.
So here are a few of my favourite ideas that look great and do not take much of your precious time.

What you need for a DIY photo frame

1. A wooden photo frame or a plastic one would do great. Avoid cardboard ones as they are not durable and can get mouldy over time since they absorb moisture easily.
2. Small, old cars
3. Crayons
4. Hot glue gun
5. Egg Cartons
6. Lego pieces
7. A clock making kit
8. Pages from a glossy magazine
9. Clear Liquid Glue
10. A coloring brush

Hot wheels Photo Frame

Paint your photo frame with a nice, bright colour. Clean and keep your Hot Wheels car collection ready. Glue them on to the frame one by one with a hot glue gun. Place a generous amount of glue with the hot glue gun. You don’t want the cars falling off. Also, choose small, cute cars that the frame can support easily.
diy photo frame

via Hot Wheels

Super Hero Photo Frame

Catch hold of a nice comic book or take a colour print from an online comic book superhero series. Cover an old photo frame with this neatly. Apply a coat of clear liquid glue all over this. Allow it to dry. What you get is a simple, eye –catching superhero decoupage picture frame. Insert a picture of your child wearing a superhero costume into this frame.

diy picture frame

So what do you think of this  Captain America comic book themed photo frame from Etsy? Doesn’t it look great?

pciture frames for children's bedroom

This Batman photo frame is a cool photo frame for kids. You just need to paste a few additional painted  cardboard cutouts to the photo frame – Silhouettes of buildings, the Batman Logo and a cute Batman. Cover these with a single coat of colourless glue, once the paint dries.

Egg Carton Flower Frame

egg carton flower frame

 

This DIY photo frame is for cute and pretty girl bedrooms. Looking at this one, I was surprised to see how egg carton flowers could look so lovely! Though this tutorial is for a mirror frame, you can easily make one for your photographs too.
Via wonderfuldiy

Paper Quilling Photo Frame

diy paper quilling photo frame

Come up with some very pretty paper quilling artwork to cover a basic wood photo frame. Use lovely, vibrant coloured paper quills to make flowers, leaves, butterflies and what not. Check out this amazing DIY frame tutorial paper quilling art by Instructables. A paper quilling photo frame is a must on a girl bedroom wall.

Crayon Photo Frames

crayon photo frame

If you have school going kids, you ought to have dozens of packets of wax crayons at home. You either buy them or get them as return gifts at birthdays. In any case, make good use of these by crafting a clever crayon photo frame. Check out how Katie makes this lovely crayon DIY photo frame at  sweetrosestudio

crayon picture frame for kids bedroom
This is another crayon photo frame with a nice bow and the kid’s name pasted on top with some modelling clay.

Lego Photo Frame

lego photo frame

Lego is an all time favourite with boys. Use Lego blocks to create a simple, colourful and elegant photo frame for your boy’s bedroom. Top it with Lego characters. Vanessa has made this lovely DIY Frame and she tells you how at her blog See Vanessa Craft

Photo Frames Wall Clock

diy photo frame wall clock

 

Use about twelve photo frames to create an awesome wall clock. Let this be the focal point of your kid’s bedroom or even your bedroom. Try different coloured frames. Experiment with different sizes. Use black and white photographs or colour prints. Make a custom clock in the centre of your wall. Nail these twelve frames on the wall such that they depict various hours according to the hands of the clock.
Here is a detailed instruction set at photojojo

Magazine Photo Frame

magazine paper photo frame

Tear pages from old glossy magazines. Using thin sticks to roll these papers as tightly as possible. Stick the outer edges once done. Paste these magazine paper sticks onto an old wooden / plastic frame. Do this in a beautiful pattern of your choice. Check this out at craftstylish

Let me know if you have any more ideas for a cool DIY photo frame.

antique hanging brass lamps of kerala

Vintage Brass Lamp – Light up the traditional way!

Vintage brass lamps from India have always intrigued me! Especially those from Kerala, South India. They seem to be part of a mysterious era gone by, speaking immensely about the rich heritage and culture of Kerala. In fact, Kerala brass lamps come in myriad shapes, sizes and designs. Each of these is meant for a specific ritual or function.

The hanging brass lamps are called Thooku Vilakku while the floor lamps are called Nilavilakku which represents the Shivalinga at the top. One more form, the Kuthu vilakku symbolises the beautiful AnnaPakshi and is also used for Poojas.

However, for adding a touch of elegance and tradition to living rooms / front porch and Pooja rooms, I prefer beautifully carved and sculpted, hanging brass lamps or thooku vilakku.

Vintage brass lamp – Thooku Vilakku or hanging lamp

Hanging brass lamps have been a significant part of every traditional Kerala home. Made of brass, copper or other metals, a hanging lamp is suspended by means of an intricately carved chain. These lamps have five grooves meant for lighting five cotton wicks immersed in linseed oil or ghee. Traditional hanging brass lamps usually adorn the main entrance, the front porch and the Pooja room.

The lady of the house lights the lamp early in the morning and just before dusk in order to dispel darkness and negative energies. The light symbolizes knowledge whereas darkness is ignorance. Knowledge dispels ignorance. Knowledge brings in wealth and prosperity. The reasons and beliefs may be many. However, if you are one of those who is always in favor of traditional home decor, then this lamp is an absolute must have.

There are so many beautiful versions of a traditional thooku vilakku.

Gajalakshmi Thookuvilakku

gajalakshmi thooku vilakku - antique brass lamps of india

This version shows Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, sitting gracefully in a full bloomed lotus surrounded by elephants.

 

 

Nritya Ganesha Thooku vilakku

Nritya Ganesha hanging lamp - antique brass lamps of India

This one is my personal favourite. It features an intricately carved version of Lord Ganesha in a dancing position.

Annapakshi Thookuvilakku

anna pakshi thooku vilakku - swan faced hanging brass lamp

This one features the Indian mythical bird, Annapakshi standing proudly. It has the calm and beautiful face of a swan with the rich plumage of a peacock. The bird holds a wine in its beak which signifies wealth and abundance.

Use them to enhance the focal points in your living room and pooja areas. You can also keep a hanging lamp in your backyard garden or balcony. These make your garden and balcony look very attractive when lit in the evening.

P.S. If you happen to visit Kerala, buy these hanging vintage brass lamps from any handicraft or Pooja accessories store. These are reasonably priced from Rs.600 onwards. Or better still; buy one from any Kerala store in your city. Thooku Villaku are usually over priced when buying online. So be vary.

Gajalakshmi thooku vilakku and Nritya Ganesha thooku vilakku  – Via The Indian Weave
Kuthira vilakku – via Flickr

Wall Texture Design – Decorative 3D Wall Panels For Your Home

 

3d wall panels india

Do your walls need a bit of sprucing up? Plain, pastel coloured walls can be demotivating unless, of course, you have some green foliage or other embellishing artefacts placed tastefully that can divert your attention away from those drab walls. So how about getting them repainted?

Painting, however, can be quite messy and time consuming. That’s when you need to think of 3D wall panels. They are easy to install, non messy and come in a variety of designs. Besides, if you want to change the look and feel of a single wall of just one single room, say your living room, this is a better idea as compared to getting it painted. 3D wall panels can transform any boring wall into an attention grabbing focal point of that particular living space. It adds elegance and extravagance to your walls. 3D wall paneling can be applied to ceilings too.

3D Wall Panels

beautiful 3d wall panels

via mywallart.comlicensed under CC by 2.0

3D Wall Panels for walls

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Different Types Of 3D Wall Panels

You will come across different kinds of 3D wall panels in the market. Eco-friendly and biodegradable Plant fibre wall panels(made of bagasse, bamboo pulp etc.) ,  MDF sculptured wall panels, Gypsum plaster 3D wall panels,  3D Wood wall panels made of solid wood or reclaimed wood and PVC/PU leather textured 3d wall panels.

Cost of 3D Wall panels

Depending on the material used, a box of 12 panels can cost you Rs.4000 (approx.) and above.

Wall Decor Redefined

You can choose from a variety of 3D Designs. These panels add a touch of style and glamour to your walls at affordable prices. Be different…install them on ceilings too. They are easy to install and maintain.

3d wall panel for ceiling

via mywallart.comlicensed under CC by 2.0

Painted 3d wall panels

via mywallart.comlicensed under CC by 2.0

Moreover,  you can paint them in a colour of your choice in case you do not want pastel or white shades. If you are an ardent DIY fan, you can install them yourself, it’s that simple. Apply a coat of fire retardant primer after installation if required.

Watch this video to know how to install 3D wall panels in your home.

Sakthi Sivakumar - Budding fashion designer

Sakthi Sivasankar – Budding Fashion Designer

Who says Fashion Designing is not for ‘bacchas’? Meet Sakthi Sivasankar, an eight year old little girl from Bangalore who thinks otherwise. And with good reason!

Sakthi Sivakumar - Budding fashion designer

Stunning Fashion Designs By An Eight Old

Take a look at the stunning sketches this little girl has created, putting her ingenious talent to excellent use. Her color coordination deserves a thumbs up too! Vivid, vibrant colors and proportioned human figures. She definitely has the potential to make it big in the fashion industry. Her mom Chithra has done a commendable job in identifying her child’s creative abilities and encouraging her. The ensembles are carefully designed, colors are apt and vibrant enough to get appreciative glances from everyone around. The best part is unlike a few fashion styles you see on the ramp today, her designs are wearable!

Sakthi Iyer - fashion designer

Sakthi Iyer - fashion designer

Sakthi Iyer - fashion designer

Encourage creativity in kids

This is what her mom Chithra has to say about her –

” Sakthi’s sketches and her colour selection look quite interesting. She is very enthusiastic about designing and spends her spare time sketching. She is very passionate about it. Her interests are badminton, movies and storytelling. She aspires to be a teacher and fashion designer”

A stylish fashion designer in the making I must say! Encourage Sakthi by visiting her page to check out more designs at  Shakthi Designs

Every parent must observe their child. Patience, observation and identifying skill sets go a long way in grooming your child for the future. Look carefully…you may see another brilliant Sakthi in your little one.

 

digital printed cushion covers

Stunning Digital Print Cushion Covers

Need some cool accents for your sofas and beds? Digital printed cushion covers are in. Toss in a few cushions dressed up in these stunning cushion covers and see how your living space gets transformed into a beautiful haven.

digital printed cushion covers

From delicate floral designs and serene Buddha faces to historical monuments and cute animals, you can showcase them all using your cushion covers. Ethnic charm gets a touch of modern style in these attractive pieces.

digitally printed cushion covers

Digital printed cushion covers – What  you need to know about them

Usually made with poly dupian, poly taffeta or poly velvet fabric, these covers come with proper finishing and a nice sheen. Available in different size variations – Small Size (12 inches x 12 inches), Medium Size (16 inches x 16 inches) and Large Size (18 inches x 18 inches), you can choose the ones that you want. The best part is they are wrinkle resistant unlike cotton cushion covers. Digital printed cushion covers have a subtle non reflective sheen that is pleasing to the eyes. Most of these have normal wash specifications.

Custom digital printed cushion covers

You can get custom photos printed on a cushion cover or cushion cover fabric. A few sites like www.picsquare.com, www.spoonflower.com let you do just that.

buddha cushion cover

You can buy digital printed cushion covers online at www.fabfurnish.com, jabong.com, zansaar.com and amazon.in, among others. Popular labels are India Circus, Me Sleep, Aawrun, Bluegape and Shibori.

Am totally in love with these stylish cushion covers. What about you?

 

what to do with old coffee mugs

What to do with old coffee mugs – 7 Smart Tips

You get so many coffee mugs as gifts – Tall ones, cute ones, personalized travel mugs, glass coffee mugs, photo mugs – you name it! Or you probably end up buying an entire set as return gifts for birthdays and think of what to do when you have so many of them left. Rather than throwing them away or donating them, why not reuse old coffee mugs and turn them into something more trendy and useful?  Think of  transforming all those mugs into stunning pieces of art or simply change their basic functionality. Check out what to do with old coffee mugs for home decor.

Reuse Old coffee mugs – Cool ideas

Coffee mug planters

what to do with old coffee mugs - recycle?

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Use those cute coffee mugs as herb planters. You can also plant cacti and other succulents in your coffee mug. Keep them near window sills or on your center table. Plant tiny shrubs in mugs with similar design. Arrange them in a row on a shelf or on top of a cabinet.

what to do with old coffee mugs - recycle?

Photo Credits:wicker furniture

Tie a few coffee mugs with beautiful braided nylon strings around them. Hang them on walls. Use these as hanging wall planters.

Candle Holders

what to do with old coffee mugsPhoto Credits: prudentbaby.com

Glass coffee mugs and tiny coffee cups can be filled with perfumed wax. Use these as candles. Use vintage coffee mugs, glass mugs or tall coffee mugs as candle holders for designer candles and aromatherapy candles.

Pencil – Pen Holders

what to do with old coffee mugs - recycle?

Photo Credits:mirandaceleste

Use old coffee mugs as pencil holders in your study, office or kids rooms. Use a second one to store office supplies like paper clips, stapler pins and the like.

Decorate picture frames

Break an old coffee mug. Simply put the mug in an old cloth bag and hit it with a rolling pin or heavy stick to get the shards. Paste the shards onto the edges of an old picture frame with some super glue. You get a funky photo frame with a ceramic mosaic border.

Coffee Mug Pin Cushions

what to do with old coffee mugs - recycle?

Photo Credits:paula pue

Take a long piece of felt or cut out a long piece from an old sweater. Roll it till you get a roll large enough to fill the coffee mug. Paste this roll at the bottom and sides of the mug. People who love to sew can use this as a pin cushion. This coffee mug pin cushion can also be used at office for all sorts of pins.

Coffee mug wind chimes

what to do with old coffee mugs - recycle?

Photo Credits:www.craftychica.com

Use an old coffee mug for making a lovely wind chime. If it is chipped, paint it in a color of your choice. Take a piece of strong colored chord and stick it on the bottom of your mug with a super strong adhesive. Now turn the mug upside down. Use another piece of cord to tie together some simple chimes or tiny bells which are light in weight. Stick this cord on the base of the coffee mug, inside. Now you can hang the mug turned wind chime on your front porch or window. Make sure that the adhesive is strong enough.

Coffee mug pot pourri

Add scented pot pourri to a coffee mug. Keep it on your desk, a corner piece or on your center table. Feel fresh with scented petals and flowers in your coffee mug.

I loved these thrifty ideas for recycling old coffee mugs. Do you have any more tips? Do let me know.

 

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