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 :-
- Round thermocol pieces - 2 (same size)
- Two wooden light weight skewers - 4 Nos
- Ice sticks (popsicle sticks) - 7 Nos.
- Glue Gun / Fevicol
- Packaged water bottle cap - 1 No.
- bell without tong - 1 No.
- Bell with tong - 1 No.
- Beads for decoration
- Gold Colour powder
- Craft glue
- Flat Paint Brush
- 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.