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May 28, 2013

Mandir - a gorgeous recycled craft

Hi

I was away from my lounge for a pretty long time. My mother and nephew visited me and we had a very great time.  I could not visit any of your blog but will soon catch up with your creations.


My mother who has inspired me and imparted the knowledge & interest in arts & crafts right from my childhood days has encouraged & guided  me while I did this mandir.





Things needed :-

  1. Round thermocol pieces - 2 (same size)
  2. Two wooden light weight skewers - 4 Nos
  3. Ice sticks (popsicle sticks) - 7 Nos.
  4. Glue Gun / Fevicol
  5. Packaged water bottle cap - 1 No.
  6. bell without tong - 1 No.
  7. Bell with tong - 1 No.
  8. Beads for decoration
  9. Gold Colour powder 
  10. Craft glue
  11. Water
  12. Flat Paint Brush 
The thermocol I used had come as a spool for satin ribbons. I did some satin ribbon garland project (which I already posted here) and saved those thermocol spools for some craft project. It has come handy in the project to form the base and ceiling for my mandir.
 

Procedure :

  •  Place one thermocol as a base
  • Draw a square using a pencil and insert the skewers on four corners
  • Fix the second thermocol piece on top to make the ceiling
  • To give additional support and form a back wall, stick the ice sticks using glue on the back side to the top as well as bottom thermocol pieces. (refer the picture below)


  • Place a waterbottle cap in the centre of the thermocol piece at top to form a platform, using glue
  •  On top of it, place the bell without tong (this bell lost its tong hence saved it for future use and now i has come handy in my project) on top of the water bottle cap, using glue.
  • Now the mandir structure is ready.
  •  Mix little water, craft glue and golden powder to make a paste. Apply this all over the mandir. Let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Now you can decorate the mandir as you like using beads or sequins.
  • I made a satin ribbon garland and placed it around the mandir to decorate the base. 
  • Use glue gun which helps you finish the project quickly as you need not wait for long for the glue to dry.
  • Now your Gorgeous mandir is ready. Adorn it with the mini idol of your favourite deity.

side view

top view

I made this mandir to keep it in our car. So when the car is in motion the bells will raise a sweet & mild sound.

7 comments:

ShreeVidhya Raghuraman said...

Awesome mira :)

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

Dear Mira,

Excellent Work.

Congrats.

Thanks for sharing.

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Riya Kathir said...

Its awesome. Its a perfecting gifting one to for near ones... Very fantastic.. :)

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Mira said...

Thanks Vidhya, Gopu sir and Riya. Will visit your blogs soon :-)

இராஜராஜேஸ்வரி said...

very great work..

nityakalyani said...

Cute temple for my Ganesha - great work - sure your mom also blessed this creation so this time Ganesha will come home trotting

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