Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Decorista Chronicles//DIY Closet Organizer!

Ah, closet organizers.Ever wish you'd have just that teeny bit of extra personalized storage without having to buy anything?
Here's a beautiful vintage+mod closet organizer for those dainty scarves,purses and accessories or even those grab n' go ones!
Make as many panels of these as you'd like and whip up some cute lil' extra for your closet doors without the extra bucks!
DIY closet organizer-in-door style!
You'll need :
-Bottle caps equal to the number of knobs you’d like to have on your organizer
-A pair of scissors and a craft knife
-Pretty Scrapbook paper/Giftwrap paper cut to circles approximately sized to the bottle caps
-Heavy-duty (double-sided) mounting tape
-Washi tape or paint
-A couple of pencils  
-A ruler  
-Cutting mat   
-Glue gun/Super glue (not pictured)
-Wood (I used balsa wood; it’s incredibly lightweight and adds a lovely woody texture). You can also use MDF, foam board or heavy cardboard.

1.Begin by cutting out the circles to go over the caps' surfaces. Next, if you don’t like the color of your caps; either paint them to co-ordinate with the circles’ patterns or simply use washi tape (like I did) along the rim.

2. Next glue on the circles to each of the (painted) caps, add washi tape and keep aside. Use your wood to measure the width of your closet door.

3 Pencil in the size for reference and begin cutting the exact size that will fit in your door panel

4.Now, place the caps aligned and at equal distances onto the wood. When you are happy with the arrangement, hot glue ‘em down.

5.You don’t have to worry about your jewelry bungee jumping off the knobs because I promise you hot glue is gonna do the job tough!

6.Use the mounting tape on the bare side of the wood and secure the wood to your door panel.

7.Hang on your fav accessories, reach out for them when you need to pretty up, stay organized and have a fun color blast in your closet!

DIY closet organizer-in-door style!

DIY closet organizer-in-door style!

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Stay blessed!
-Nash, xoxo

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Freebie Jubilee//Free Printable Giftwrap Sets:Readymade!

Today's post doesn't need a cheesy intro from me, because I think the pictures speak for themselves! :) So, anyone up for some really cute gitwrap paper for free? =)
Free Printable Giftwrap
 Your gifts are now outrageously easy to assemble with these sets, just as outrageously cutesie they'd turn out. Each set consists of a giftwrap base, a decorative side trim and a co-ordinating label to round up this definite gorg look.
Free Printable Giftwrap

The first set has an aqua stripes giftwrap base, a vintage floral trim and a gift-tag that I know even dummies can match with the rest of the set.
Free Printable Giftwrap

The second set has a black polka dot giftwrap, a mod floral chain trim and a matching gift tag with hints of sunny yellow!
Free Printable Giftwrap

Free Printable Giftwrap
Great for parties and I also think they'd make a darling surprise to a loved one even when there's no real occasion! Just that touch to make their day extra special!

Free Printable Giftwrap

Free Printable Giftwrap

Free Printable Giftwrap
Do tell me how you find these sets;  adorable, silly, plain jane, can do better? I'd love to know! =)
Till next time,
Nash, xoxo!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Craving Ravings// Juicy Chicken Shaslik!

I don't know about you but nothing in the chicken category beats juicy,oozing with flavor and barbecued chicken on skewers!

Well, faux barbecue works too.. I guess; which is why today we have Chicken Shaslik (also pronounced as Sashlik sometimes).

I have no idea whether this dish is Indian, from Pakistan or Bangladesh, I couldn't trace the exact origins, however, we had a restaurant here (we still have it but I consider it to be insignificant now) which had this grand dish brought sizzling on the table, it was the star of their menu I tell you, until, they revamped the whole menu and the next thing I knew was the waiter telling that they don't do that dish anymore.
What? What did he say?! 
I can't even tell you how amazing it was, so I began searching online of course and couldn't find one that came out the same but decided to pick one out with the best reviews and give it a go!

And ta-da, they turned out terrific, except for the fact they weren't the exact same restaurant style cuz' I'm pretty sure the hotel didn't use barbecue sauce!
I did this with 500 gms worth chicken breasts and that delivered 10 big sticks with four chunks of chicken each. You can adjust the quantity as you want of course!
To download and print the recipe, simply right-click and save it as an image.
I had a mental tragedy (sort of) goin' on since the past three days since I'd lost my Nikon's memory card, so I had just a skewer left by the time I found it and took a snap!

Merry dining folks,
Take care, Nash :)



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