Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Life and Commitments!!

    Life is full of commitments and I surely, with no doubt blame school. Without school my life would have been relaxing and calming, I can't take it anymore.





    So take a deep breath into the fresh air, and take a break. For goodness sake, school gave us a week off for Spring Break so I'm kinda chilling. But it starts back on this coming Monday, 27th March (2017 for instance, lol). Although I don't have many plans as I have two papers on Monday and Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. It sucks, I know. But basically what I'm saying is everyone needs a break, from what you're doing, life has a lot stored in it and takes forever to get through all. So be calm, act calm and take a break. You're human too, and you get tired too. People out there don't understand you and that makes it even tougher,now I'm not saying to quit your job or stop going to school for a month or so. No! Depressed, don't be. Guys, quitting school or job isn't the answer. If you're facing anxiety, suicide isn't the answer. I'm not here to give tips to get through anxiety and stuff because those tips that I give out won't make a difference. You need to listen to yourself, understand yourself and be yourself. Put down your device, light up a candle and do yoga. Yoga really helps to calm you, but you got no energy to do yoga. Take a break, take a break from your device and spend that time that you'd rather spend on your device on something calming. Sleep, get your full sleep, wake up, feel fresh, take a bath, head out to nature and stop worrying about school and job because without school and job at least world wouldn't end. Life is important. Be
careful with every risky step, don't get too depressed. Stress isn't forever, if you are careful that stress will turn into happiness and excitement. Be careful. May god be with you.


I hope this post makes a difference and teaches you the importance of life. I'm not the best at motivation and inspiration but I did the best I could.



Saturday, 11 March 2017

Upgrade Thrift Store Frame + DIY Frame for Spring!!

   So I can now officially say that spring is here, although here where I live it was pouring a few days ago and now it's pretty chilly but who cares, March=Spring. Thats a pure excuse for me to start decorating for Spring.


    Cough cough, now you guys will hate me for this one but I told you guys that I was moving in one my posts, click here but I never told you when. Apparently it's been exactly 6 weeks since I've moved and I am working damn hard to decorate my room. A little bit still left but don't worry I will do a blog post on everything.

    Alright, so where we used to live earlier, there was an amazing thrift store and trust me, most of the frames in our house are from there.

   Me and mother used to visit the thrift store quiet often and I bought a bunch of frames. I obviously didn't upgrade all of them.

 Alright let's hop right into it:


● DIY : Bright Blue Frame

     Now when I went to the thrift store,  I saw this one and it's was very cheap so I picked it up (that's literally me every single time I go there). It was a pale wooden frame with no glass or back.

    I had no idea what I wanted to do with this one so I painted it into this bright blue color, I went with 3 coats. It was a bit difficult to paint but to make it easier I'd suggest you to sand it first.

  Here is how it looked when it was all painted, I pat myself on the back that I did paint it. Looks 100 times better.

   Next I wanted glass in there, you can obviously go and get your size of glass cut from any hardware store but I couldn't find any near me. 



   So I took a pieve of acetate and used that, I cut it slightly larger than my frame and it fit perfectly.

   We're still not done, we need the back, right. This one was pretty simple.


   



  What I did here was, I grabbed a piece of cardboard and cut it to size and snipped it in then folded the hinges (definitely not what they are called) in. I think you're done.






   ● DIY : Wooden Frame

  Supplies:

• Sticks (from a tree)
• Glue Gun
• Acetate

  Method:

 • Start by taking your sticks and cutting them to size and making a frame, pretty self-explanatory. You can use straight sticks or curvy like me. 

 • Glue the sticks together using hot glue gun (no substitute here for hot glue gun) and let it dry, then reinforce it.


• Then apply glue (hot glue, but here I used my white glue cuz my hot glue was finished) on the frame then place a piece of acetate and let it dry, once dried, trim the excess acetate.

• Now for this frame I won't suggest a back because then it's really difficult to put your picture in because of all the curves , although I have a back in my first picture but I removes it later because I couldn't put anything in so I glued my picture directly on the frame however you can apple the backing if you're using straight sticks.

• And you're done.

   


     Pause pause pause, I am coming up with a galler wall with a bunch of diys to put in your frame, get excited. 



Sunday, 26 February 2017

Spring Wall Art! DIY fairy light and butterflies

    Oh hey guys, you know what? Something screams at me and says 'it's Spring'. But it's actually not spring, I'm still wearing my hoodie but it's March. Actually two days are still left but 2 days doesn't make a difference.





   Today I decided to come up with a DIY that was already in my room actually but I decided to share it with you, I mean why not.

   This DIY is so cute and bright, trust me but I do not light up my lightsource when it's dark,  I turn these lights up and they look absolutely beautiful.

  I think I shouldn't waste any more time and get on to it.

  Supplies:
• Cardstock
• Butterfly Stencil (you can print online, I went with two sizes of butterfly)
• Glitter
• Mod Podge
• Sissors
• Pencil
• Tape
• Sponge Applicator
• Fairy Lights (the star of the show)

 Method:

• Cut out your stencil, then using your pencil trace it on your card stock, repeat this process until you have enough which will be a lot at least for me it was more than 30. I'm not tryna scare you, it's time consuming but not difficult.

• Cut out all your butterflies, and to take this diy one step ahead, I decided to cover some in gold glitter.

• To cover it in gold glitter, apply mod podge on to your butterflies then sprinkle on your glitter, tap excess glitter off then let it dry. Once dried give another layer of mod podge to seal your glitter and it dry.

• I did a combination some glitter and some plain, also you wanna fold your butterflies in half.

• Then take your fairy lights and stick them on to the wall, I used this shiny tape, I don't wanna call it washi tape as washi tape is a hundred and ten times better then this one.

• Then stick your butterflies on as well with tape, by folding it (sticky side up). You know the drill. Attach each onelse of those folded tapes and stick your butterflis on the wall using that.

• Light up and you're done.




    I hope you absolutely loved this diy, at least I did and be sure to stay tuned for upcoming spring posts.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Birthday Card Ideas! DIY




         Hey guys, and welcome. Valentines Day is over, I hope you had an amazing day, now go check your calendar if there's anyone's birthday, there has to be ALRIGHT. Or if there's not than its OK because the cards that I am making today you can make in advance so you always have something to give someone even if you forget their birthday, not particularly birthday.

        And also be sure to comment down  which card was your favorite, cuz this post was little difficult to bring up to you due to some technical problems but now I'm good, everything's good.

         These cards are so cute and easy to make, does take a little time to be honest but way worth it although the white one is really easy, takes less than 30 minutes. Like that's, that's, I have no words but guys you are going to die when you're going to see how cute they. I am already dead if you're wondering. Lmao

          Also please don't mind the fact that I took ideas from pinterest and Google cuz pinterest, duh! SLAY PINTEREST, YOU GOT THE SWAG. lol. But really now I think I really like Pinterest, dang! Alright where were we, again don't mind that I am pretty much making a replica of the original cards cuz come on when it come to thinking and using my brain, to be honest I am zero.



           I made these beautiful cards for my teacher's birthdays, which was on 6th February. We, as a class also made her this large card and individually wrote some fun stuff and wishes inside, it was pretty cute. Guys, she was literally crying from happiness, as she was reading her tears were dripping down her eyes to her face and on to the floor. Uh! made me emotional :**), the class was looking at her quietly. Then when she came in our class, when it was her period. She really appreciated what we did for her and said that her in laws would never remember my birthday. I feel sad for her, but all and all we did what we could. That's all!

         Alright I think I've done enough talking now let's begin  with the cards cause that's why you're here, probably you didn't even read anything from above. I bet!

         Alright now I am serious, let's begin

     Let's begin with the Cropped Balloon Card:


It's very easy and quick to make and I actually this on an envelope but obviously you can make it on a card, originally it was on a card but you know here on My Crafty Crane, we don't do orginal stuff, I mean we do but we mostly change up the original thing.

Supplies:
•  A4 sized sheet or envelope (White or any color you like)
• Yarn or Twine
• Glitter Sheet (Again any color you like, make a contrast)
• Pen (Any color sharpie or pen, I personally like dark blue)

Method:
• Fold you A4 sized sheet in half to make a card, at this stage you can trim it to size or shape.

• Cut you cropped balloon using glitter sheet, go in and out with it and finally you get there. It's very easy.

• Next glue your balloon on your card and then using your thread, make a loose knot around that little area and secure with glue, then just settle it down and glue.

• While that's drying up, go in and do some calligraphy. You can write whatever you like but I went with "Happy Birthday".

• I think it's it, just write your wishes inside and you're done.


  Now let's make the Candle Card:


Supplies:
• A4 sized Brown Paper
• Card stock (any color to make the candle)
• White cardstock
• Golden or Yellow glitter sheet
• Twine
• Pen ( any color you like, I used black)

Method:
• Fold you A4 sheet in half and cut out your candle shape with cardstock then small stripes with white card stock then stick those on the candle to represent some small detailing on the candle and glue the candle on to the card.

• Cut the little flame with you glitter sheet and glue it above the candle.

• Then using your thread or Twine,  tie a knot around the candle and secure with glue.

• Do some calligraphy again and write whatever you like but a usual I wrote 'Happy Birthday'

• And you're done.

    Lastly let's make the Triple Balloon Card:

This card was a little time taking and required a few extra supplies but at the end way worth it.

Supplies:
• A4 sized sheet (any color you like, I chose black)
• Random colored and textures paper (to make the balloons)
• Glitter Sheet (again any color you like)
• More Cardstock ( plain white or any color you like)
• Pen (black and pink pen or any color you like)

Method:
• Like usual fold your black cardstock in half then using different colors and textures of paper make your balloons. You can add detailso in to it and make it as cute a possible and attach it on to the card.

• Using the glitter sheet , cut a strip and stick it on to the spine of the card.

• Next use your cardstock and cut a piece of paper and write 'Happy Birhday'. Now it's not necessary that you cut a pieve of cardstock, you can write directly on to he card but my base was black so it won't be visible.

• OMG! You're done!




     Ah! These cards turned out so spectacular, I am obsessed. It is my generosity that I was able to hand these over to my teacher but they were made for her.

     So I hope you guys will recreate at least one of theseason,  cmon they're too cute to say no. Am I right? I am so right! But be sure that when you make these, you tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #imacraftycraner and I'll like and comment.

  All and all, I love you loads and will see you in my next post. Bye




Sunday, 5 February 2017

DIY: Valentine's Day Coasters

     Hi everyone,
             How are you? Welcome back, I missed you. I kinda did. But..... today like today I am up with another post for you. I had my hands on these coasters which are really simple to make.

  
They might not look so good in the picture but they are. The heart one is a perfect pair one so you can have one and the one you're giving to can have one. <3 ♡<3 ♡

Now to begin with the heart one: 

 Alright, all you need is 
 • Cork or cardboard (not cardstock)
 • Mod Podge
 • Coloured sheet (any color you like) 
 • Wide tape
  
Let's begin: 
    



On your cardboard, make a heart and cut it out then make this zig zag pattern and cut that out as well. Try to be as neat a possible so that when we cover it with paper it looks neat.



   Alright then cover to half hearts in mod podge and for the next step take your time and cover with paper. Next, it's really important step although I didn't do it because I wasn't giving it to anyone :P but you have to. With your wide tape, stick it on your coaster until fully covered to make it eater proof. And you'really done. 

             
                

                                Now for the next one:
All you need is: 
 • Cardboard ( with smooth edges )
 • Black pointer
 • Wide tape
 
Let's get started: 


Alright, begin with cutting your shape, any shape you like. I went with square. Next with a pencil write whatever you like, I wrote ' love '. 


Then with a pointer, outline your saying and cover your coaster with wide tape and you're done. 
  
  Although this coaster is simple and literally takes two minute of your time but still is so awesome and cute. 

  Thanks for joining in and I'll see you guys next time. I have an exciting post and sorry that planner post has delayed but I'll cover it. Don't you worry :). 
Love


Monday, 16 January 2017

How to Prevent Nausea in Car!!

     As its the first post of 2017, I decided to do a post over dealing with nausea, you may wonder why. I suffer with nausea a lot so I decided to help what makes me feel better. New year means new adventures and traveling, me and my family recently went on a long trip wedding and nausea in any case was with me. Now even the thought of car make me bring nausea. I have discovered some ways to prevent nausea but I made sure that I was telling them right so I also did Google to check.

1. Have your Meal before Travelling
    You always want to be full before you travel so you don't feel exhausted and disturbed.

2. Have a Drink
    Now when I checked this one on Google, it did not recommend drinks. But in my case it helps, so you can also try.

3. Packet of Chips
    Sometimes you do crave something salty or spicy in the case of nausea. Packet of chips is really nice to munch on, but if you have a sweet tooth then you must crave sweet so keep some candies or chocolate or cookies.

4. Travel at Evening
    Now you must be wondering why I didn't say 'Travel at Night' because it is considered dangerous or probably I'd say un-safe, and in the morning the sun is very irritating and causes nausea and also you need to be fresh and active so you're not sleepy.

5. Fresh Air
    Fresh air is such a life saver, you can open the windows or take a break. Stop the car by and just spend a few minutes in the fresh air.

6. Reading Books
   It is considered that looking at one thing causes nausea and vomiting in car, I've been through that.

7. Chew Gum
   I just don't know that chewing gum is such a life safer, helps so much but I don't know why.

8. Don't use Phone
    Screen also causes nausea, try not using it but then if you're wondering. " what do I do then?". Listen to music, make a playlist and ta da.

9. Choose you Seat
    Now I am not very sure about this one but I did see this on Google and also my mother thinks it's helpful. My mother would never sit in the backseat for long drives because it's uncomfortable and causes nausea for her. You can try and choose you seat but on Google it said front seat is helpful.

10. Take Sickness Pills
      A doctor would recommend Sickness Pills if these hacks don't work, we'll they should but you know you can't always stop your car or travel at evening or others.

   So these were the hacks that help or my family at least,  obviously so right information I did check on Google and found most of them work but only the second point wasn't clear to me as it did not recommend drinKS but obviously you can try and let me know


   

Saturday, 31 December 2016

It's 2017

So I just did a post probably 2 hours earlier in 2016, and now it's 2017. I just came in after the fireworks, sorry couldn't film the fireworks because the lighting was really bad. But all I wanna say is Happy New Year, weird to say but true that 2016 is over. 1st January 2017. Yay. But I always get, I bet you too, but the next I am always fine the next day because it had to happen.