Category Archives: DIY

Here you will find some of my craft projects, ranging of home decor to clothing, anything that I can find a tutorial on.

Wall Art

Hey there! How have you been? It’s been such a long time since I have shared a post. I got caught up in preparing for my final semester as well as an intensive course. I have a research component this semester which takes up a lot of time. Well, I am finally more organised than I was before.

What has been keeping you busy? Work can be a little overwhelming sometimes and if you ever feel stressed about it, just take a break- relax for a day or two. Breaks are as important as working hard so that you don’t burnout. Spend some time with your loved ones, have a weekend getaway or just a long drive (Drives help me to clear my mind!) and may be even binge watch your favourite Tv shows or movies. Just make the most of that break! 🙂

I had been planning to do a bedroom makeover since the time I bought a new bed. However, I just kept putting the plan aside but I have finally started to work on it. So, you can definitely expect the next few  DIY posts on interiors. For this post, I thought of sharing with you three DIY wall art ideas. I have tried to add as much variation in the styles as I possibly could. Actually, I did work on a DIY wall art while the intensive course was going on but it didn’t turn out the way I expected. So, I tried refining my ideas and came up with these three wall arts. Trying it a second time did pay off well! 🙂

Hope you enjoy making them as much as I did! xx

Wall Art 1: Intricate Minimal

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Wall Art 2: Rustic

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Wall Art 3: Geometric

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The sketch that I have drawn is triangles placed randomly for the dress and just follow the steps below to draw the body:

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That’s how it should end up looking:

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Which was your favourite of the lot? Let me know in the comment section below and definitely tag me (@aditisawarkar) on instagram if you make any of these/come up with your own ideas!

Shine bright and be kind!

xoxo,

Aditi

Chokers

Hey there! What have you been up to? I have been working on two tasks since the past week: a) got a shoot done on Sunday for the next post. It is a summer look and b) researching on topics to finalise one for my research project next semester. I will mostly be editing the summer look photos this week. Although, I am still unsure about the photos. Let’s see how the editing goes. I haven’t started on the 33 books list yet but I have been reading To Kill A Mockingbird. Have you ever had a book which you start reading but for some reason stop at a certain page? That has been my experience with To Kill A Mockingbird. I have never read past chapter 3 in my last two attempts. I have finally moved ahead of chapter 3 and will be completing the book soon. It is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read and definitely recommend it!

If you are following me on Instagram, then you would have read that Lincraft had a 50% sale right at the end of December 2016. So, I bought quite a few things and used it for this DIY. I have made these 6 chokers just under 20 dollars.

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You will also need Fabric glue, which I forgot to mention in the photo above. Wrap the fabrics around the neck to measure the required length.

     Choker 1: Bohemian                  Cost: $4.15finalchoker-1-materials

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Choker 2: Lace                  Cost: $2.15finalchoker-2-materials 

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Choker 3: Denim                 Cost: $7.31finalchoker-3-materials

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Choker 4: Mesh               Cost: $4.38finalchoker-4-materials

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Choker 5: Self-tie               Cost: Nil

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These two pieces of fabric will be used to make the next two chokers. One piece is used for this and the other one for choker 6: gold chain.

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Choker 6: Gold Chain                Cost: 50 cents

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These 6 new chokers are all ready to be styled! 🙂 finaldscf2070

Let me know what you think of them in the comments section below and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (@aditisawarkar) if you make any of these. Would definitely love to see them. 🙂

Shine bright and be kind!

xoxo,

Aditi

Peek-a-boo Mesh Top

Hey there!

2016 will be over in just few hours! This year has been a great ride for me. A lot has happened and a lot has changed. I have learnt quite a bit about myself, celebrated my parent’s 25th anniversary and Dad’s 50th birthday. I also took a trip with my best friend which was full of adventures. A trip with the best friend can never be boring! We checked Skydiving off our list. I really hope 2016 was an amazing ride for you too and you also had a chance to tick things off your list. If not, then 2017 is just around the corner. 🙂  I am looking forward to 2017 as I will be completing another milestone by finishing Masters and also have heaps of ideas that I would want to try out as well as tick places off my travel list. Let’s welcome 2017 together with a bang!

Moving on, I wanted to share with you the peek-a-boo mesh top which was inspired from Golden Poise DIY mesh t-shirt (picture below).

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I bought the t-shirt from a sale for $1 and the black mesh with white spots is from Spotlight for $5. You don’t need to stick to the same colour mesh as the t-shirt. Try adding a pop of colour to your top with a different coloured mesh. My second option for the mesh was an olive-green colour!

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  1. Wear the t-shirt and use a chalk to mark the area where you would like to add the mesh. I have also gone ahead to mark the neck as I wanted to change the neckline and the sleeves area.  mesh-and-stitch
  2. Using a pair of scissors, cut along the marked lines. The mesh will be added to the waistline area. This can be done by either using fabric glue or needle and thread. I used fabric glue to attach the mesh first but as I wore the top after two days, the mesh started to come off. Hence, I would recommend using needle and thread. Stitch the neck and sleeves if you made any adjustments to them. final20161220_200346
  3. Finally, use fabric paint to personalise the top. I chose the number ‘79’ as it is a special one for me. You can go crazy with the paint! Let the paint dry for 48 hours and then iron the top inside out. Never directly use heat on the painted area. DSCF1928.JPGThere you go, you have a peek-a-boo mesh top for yourself for just under $10! Do not forget to tag me (@aditisawarkar) in your Instagram post if you try this out or any DIY tops from an old t-shirt. Let the creativity flow. I would love to see it. 🙂

Happy New Year! 🙂

Shine bright and be kind!

xoxo,

Aditi