THROWBACK POST DAYWow, it’s been a while since we did one of those. The last one was all the way, back in September! For those of you who haven’t read one of these before, a Throwback Post Day is when we look back at some of our older projects and see where they are now. It’s a great way of seeing DIY actually works or not. So, we had to bring these posts back! Let’s see what’s on the docket for this month.

10 minute Floral hair clips

I remember the mad scramble we had while making these pretty little pins! The design was for my cousin’s wedding party. And we made dozens of these in an hour, for the ladies attending the function. We didn’t have any leftover after the occasion, so I’m marking this DIY takeaway, as a success! Here’s the link to the tutorial.

Gift a Customised Newspaper! The Craftables 1

Next up, was this super customised newspaper we made for my uncle. Though this wasn’t a DIY project, it’s still been one of our most successful ideas. We get requests for customised newspaper orders quite frequently. In fact, I’m working on one right now! To read more about this, click here.

Homemade Pin Holder TutorialOn the other hand, these magnetic pin holders didn’t work as much as I thought they would. As we made them, we realised that the magnetic strip on the base is not very strong. So, we had to add a more powerful magnet on top, which could hold the pins in place. Lesson learnt! You can see how they’re made, here.

Housie Story The Craftables 2

Will you look at that photo *cringe cringe*. But, if I look beyond the awful photos – it’s such a fun variation of Housie. We’ve played this version of the game many times now. And, each time is as much fun, if not more. To see the original, click here. We also started making customised ones on order, see more of that here

How to paint a metal bowl

This metal bowl ended up becoming a gift hamper! We filled the bowl with some confetti and layered fruit on top to make a fresh gift basket for a friend. She went on to use it on her dinning table, as a permanent fruit platter. I’d say that’s putting it to good use, wouldn’t you? To make it, see the tutorial here.

Quick Craft Idea Paper FansI pulled up this tutorial of paper fans, for a mini workshop I had last week. I had kids coming over for a crafter noon and these were perfect! They’re easy to make and gives children a lot of room to add colourful details. Here’s the step by step guide.

Aand that’s it for this throwback post day! Tell us which project of ours is your absolute favourite and do you like hearing the story behind the DIYs? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it!