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Quirky cushions to fun planters: Fab ways to reuse your scrap

Not having a big budget to refresh your pad doesn’t mean settling for drab decor. We asked three experts in the city if there is a way to create statement decor items without going bankrupt.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 27, 2016 16:54 IST
Aditi Caroli
Fashion DIY

Think out of the box and create statement planters from toy cars and vintage typewriters, says fashion designer, Nida Mahmood.

Not having a big budget to refresh your pad doesn’t mean settling for drab decor. We asked three experts in the city if there is a way to create statement decor items without going bankrupt.

If kitsch is your thing, then designer Nida Mahmood has some colourful ideas to deck up your pad. (Just look below.)

Read: 5 funky DIY tips to recycle old tyres

Have you always loved the decor of Surajkund Mela? Get inspired by interior designer Seerat Narindra’s work to add a rustic touch to your pad.

And, if you thought all that you can do with your clothes is to wear them, ­interior designer Varija Bajaj has some surprises for you. So, get creative, people!

Read: How to decorate your boring work desk

Make cushion ­covers out of jeans that doesn’t fit you any more or that shirt lying at the back of your wardrobe that you just refuse to wear again.

Dress up your pad

Fashion designer Varija Bajaj is known for her fusion art and heirloom craft. She draws inspiration for her work from her own experiences. What she does with cushions will blow your mind away! She tells us how to make the most of our discarded wardrobe.

Read: Add spunk to your room with these ideas

Have an frock from your childhood lying around? Stitch it on a cushion and bring your old memories back to life. Make cushion ­covers out of jeans that doesn’t fit you any more or that shirt lying at the back of your wardrobe that you just refuse to wear again.

Have an frock from your childhood lying around? Stitch it on a cushion and bring your old memories back to life.

Rustic inspiration

Best known for her ambience design for Surajkund Mela (2012- 2015), interior designer Seerat Narindra has been into production of ­cultural events for over 30 years.

Read: Coffee tables that grow, herbs that hang from walls

You can take motivation from her work to create ­masterpieces of your own. Paint bamboo ­ladders and use them to hang baskets with plants at different levels.

Paint bamboo ­ladders and use them to hang baskets with plants at different levels.

Have a ­garden? Create a unique fence by interlinking bamboos with rope and hang colourful lanterns on the edges. Make a light ­installation by ­cutting fabric pieces into petal shapes and ­encircling it around ball-shaped ­lanterns. Fix 3-4 such lanterns together and light up a ­corner.

Make a light ­installation by ­cutting fabric pieces into petal shapes and ­encircling it around ball-shaped ­lanterns. Fix 3-4 such lanterns together and light up a ­corner.

Treasure from trash

Fashion designer Nida Mahmood’s place is a ­reflection of her cool, quirky and kitschy ­personality. Just like her designs, her house is full of style, colours and life.

Read: Arty DIY projects to transform your room into a personal oasis

She has many out-of-the box ­elements that caught our eye, which inspired us and now can inspire you. It’s time to set your toy cars from childhood in motion again, as you can use them as planters for succulent plants.

It’s time to set your toy cars from childhood in motion again, as you can use them as planters for succulent plants.

You can also buy a vintage typewriter, take out its machinery and turn it into a statement planter. Have an old trunk lying in your garage? Revamp it by putting your artistic skills to use. Paint it with cool designs or cover it with paper scrapings. Double it up to store things as well as use it as a seater by just ­throwing over a few cushions.

Have an old trunk lying in your garage? Revamp it by putting your artistic skills to use.

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