DIY

Indian Wedding Reception Peg Doll Cake Toppers by Srinithi Raghavan

Peg Dolls

After working on these "Gollu Bommai" wooden dolls, I was super inspired to do more! These teeny 2.5 inch dolls were custom painted to match the outfit we wore at our Wedding Reception. Even though these cake toppers themselves are so small, they really do take hours to complete, and I loved every minute of it. Contact me if you would like to order your own :)

Cards Cards Cards! by Srinithi Raghavan

I had an amazing time getting creative with Indian Wooden Stamps, Acrylic Paint, Beads, Gel Roller Pens and Kraft and Black Cards from Michaels! We have so many weddings & events this year, and there is nothing more special than a handmade personalized card.

This DIY video walks through the process so you can do it too! I can't wait to see your DIY cards!

Painted Chettiar Dolls by Srinithi Raghavan

I had such an amazing time transforming these wooden shapes from Michaels into a traditional South Indian Chettiar doll set, which we often dsiplay over Navrathri. I used e6000 glue to secure the large and small balls, and to secure the lentils and beans to the "pots". The dolls are less than 10 CM high, with the pots standing at just about 2cm.

Happy Navrathri! by Srinithi Raghavan

This year I am missing all 10 days of Navrathri as I am away on a  work trip! Here is my little way of celebrating. I wish all of you a very happy Navrathri! :)

Ping Pong Ball Christmas Lights by Srinithi Raghavan

Last Christmas, we hung some old Christmas lights over our balcony doors and over our bed. We liked the warm glow so much we never ended up removing them! I got 144 ping pong balls from Amazon, and their flimsy frame was PERFECT for this project. I easily sliced a small 'X' onto each ping pong ball, attached it to the light, and it went from an Amateur light setup to a Professional one in minutes! Check out the transformation!

Love was made for me and you! by Srinithi Raghavan

It's that season again, full of weddings and engagements! One of my closest friends just got engaged, and I decided to make her a home made card. I really enjoyed experimenting with custom lettering as I designed this "L.O.V.E" card. I left the O blank, for her ring of course! 

I took a few photos of the card with my own engagement ring before I shipped it off to her :)

Trendy Tray Using Chalk Paint by Srinithi Raghavan

I had this old wooden lid that was sitting in my closet. I decided to use Folk Art Chalk paint to spruce it up and use it as a tray. You can see the full video HERE!

  1. I lightly dusted the tray and used Painters Tape to mark off the bottom. I didn't want to paint the bottom, because I liked the original wood grain.
  2. I painted the entire lid with a layer of Matte Folk Art Chalk Paint in Sheepskin
  3. After drying for two hours I painted another coat
  4. After drying for another two hours I sanded down the entire thing to get a warm rustic effect. I then applied a coat of Folk Art Wax.
  5. While the wax was drying I used scissors to cut some great Scrap Book paper to fit on the bottom of the tray.
  6. After drying for 8 hours (or overnight) I used a lint free cloth to buff the entire lid to a shine.
  7. I placed the paper inside, and it was ready to display!