Wednesday 15 August 2012

Guest DT for August - Poja Parate

For this month we have a special post by the winner of our last challenge! Welcome Pooja Parate! She has some lovely ideas on "making your own establishment" which finally comes out as a home décor project and is absolutely stunning! Thank you Pooja for inspiring us all with this special post!

Over to Pooja :)

Hi everyone I’m Pooja from “Lightbox Creative Ideas”. I am a teacher by profession and I love crafting. I started blogging 2 years ago and soon after that I caught the craze of making handmade cards .I love doing handmade embellishments and that’s the reason I decided to put up a tiny store called “Lightbox Creative Store” for all things handmade specially embellishments for crafters. I spend a lot of my free time making cards and filling up orders for handmade flowers. Its has been really a great journey for me since I met so many lovely ladies from the indie craft world and learnt so many things. I hope this journey continues like this. Last but not the least I want to thank the Lulu Poohs to give me the opportunity to become a Guest designer; it’s a great moment that I will cherish always. God bless.

Hi all, Its Pooja this time posting as a Guest designer for Lulupu.
I was super thrilled with the opportunity and since it was about “Making your own embellishments”
I couldn’t wait ! While I was thinking of making something unique this time ,
I just happened to have a look at my scrap basket.
And I decided all that scrap needs to be used !!
With that thought I just made some 3” X 3“ Square embellishments
That can be used as stickers to adorn any project.
I up cycled the insides of an old canvas instead, that I had sitting on my wall for ages!
Here is what I made

I painted the borders in white and stuck my square embellishments inside.
Making these embellishments was great fun
Its really up to u how u choose to put it together .
First up I gathered all my scrap papers, checked the ones that gave me a 3X3 square
The papers I have used here are from echo park, dear lizzy and authentique .

Nice aren’t they ? I then gathered all of my supplies

Some die cuts, some old tags, left out flowers, buttons, sentiments, stickers, glue etc.
If you are like me then, u also keep a stack of die cuts that u must have previously cut for a project and decided not to use but in this project those came in handy.
Next I just went on filling the squares with the things I had J and that’s about it !
Finally all the square embellishments looked something like this

And then I assembled everything on the inside of an old canvas frame!
Here is the final look

Hope u all enjoyed my post as much as I loved doing it! Hope to see some exiting and fun entries now!
Cheers !
-   Pooh 


  1. Nice idea Pooja....I love the way you used those papers and punches and dies to create this wall decoration.Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration

  2. Wow !! How innovative. Great work.

  3. Wow your frame looks gorgeous!!! i really liked the idea so much...all those beautiful squares look so lovely in the frame....i absolutely love this!!

  4. This is such a colorful project...I love it! :)

  5. lovely one pooja.


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