Decoupage Boho Necklace By Savithri Srinivasan
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Hi All, I am Savithri. I am very happy to meet you all as a guest DT for Connect4sale.

For my first project, I am going to show you all how to create a Boho jewelry set, in easy steps, with the vast variety of materials available with connect4Sale.

I am sure all of you are aware that Boho jewelry is the fashion statement now. You can wear these pieces on your plain tunics, or trendy t shirts and make heads turn. We will learn how to make these using decoupage technique. So lets start this picture tutorial. I have chosen few MDF pendant and earring bases from the store.

I painted the base with a coat of white Gesso and let it dry completely. This will brighten the decoupage napkin.

Tip: Instead of Gesso, you can also use white acrylic paint.

Since MDF is a porous material, if we don’t give a base coat, the glue will be sucked into the surface and will become uneven. So priming the surface is important.

Its time to decoupage now. Since I am making a Boho necklace, I chose patterned decoupage napkins accordingly. Connect4Sale has many designs of decoupage tissue, in many themes to choose from.

Decoupage napkins come in 2/3 ply, meaning there will be 2/3 layers of papers. We need to remove the layers from the back and use only the top most thin layer with design. I placed the MDF base on the design I wanted and applied decoupage glue.


  • Always apply just enough glue on the surface, neither too less nor too much. Make sure you cover the entire area with glue. If there is any area without glue, when you stick the paper it will form bubbles. If there is too much glue, the paper will tear.
  • To get wrinkle free, smooth finish on your decoupage projects, always use a plastic sheet to smoothen the surface when you glue down, and press in an outward direction to release any bubbles

After letting it dry for a while, I sealed the project by applying a generous amount of decoupage glue on the surface.


  • This is a very important step to give life to your project, avoiding it from turning yellow over the years
  • Also, by mistake if paint splatters on the sealed surface, you can easily wipe off with a damp cloth/tissue

Once the glue dried, I cut the extra tissues around the base and used a sand paper to smoothen the edges.

The pendant bases are now ready to be decked up and given further makeover.

Boho styles mostly use tassels and hence I am going to use them for this project. Connect4Sale has varieties of tassels with many colour options.

To be able to attach tassels and beads to the bottom of the pendant and earring, I glued some eye pins in a particular pattern at the back of the base.

I laid out the eye pins in place and glued them.

I left the glue to dry overnight.


  • You can use any strong glue for this purpose
  • Leaving it overnight to dry, makes it more secure and strong.

I then placed the tassels, beads to see how it looks. Also for the necklace cord, I used this braided cord that’s available with Connect4Sale. This cord gives the necklace a very Boho look. (This looks pretty good and bright too.)

I used jump rings to attach the tassels, beads and the necklace cord to the pendant and earring.

After attaching the tassels and beads, I finished the earrings with hooks and some lorreals to enhance the boho look. I really like how the braided cord adds to this look. Since I stuck eye pins at the back, I covered the same with a felt/foam sheet. This will give it a neat finish and will also hold the eye pins in place.

I then finished by giving a coat of varnish on the pendant and earring base. This gives a shine and is also a sealant.

Simple decoupage Boho necklace is ready. You can create your own designs by adding different things available at the Connect4Sale store.

Hope you like the tutorial. Do share your creations with us. And do not forget to check out the products available for jewelry making in the connect4sale store.

Will soon see you all with another  jewelry making tutorial.

Thanks to Connect4Sale for this wonderful opportunity to share my work with you all.

About The Artist

My name is Savithri. An art enthusiast from Chennai.  I am passionate about crafts, recycling and DIY’s and anything creative. Right through childhood, I created my own style; re designing clothes, making friendship bracelets, painting on almost anything, making unique birthday cards, moulding clay and paper mache items and so much more…

Once into college and then jobs, my hobby took a back seat. Thereafter, while setting up our new home, I again found a passion for DIY projects and creative arts to decorate around the home. And it lasted only till our home was ready and occupied. 

Many years later, when I had to quit my high flying corporate job as an Assistant Vice President of a reputed ITES company, my passion for crafts was rekindled once again. I started dressing up my infant daughter with beautiful boutique style hair accessories and clothes. Wanting to showcase some of my creations to family and friends, i decided to put them on the internet. Because why not? There’s no investment!! 

And so in 2013, ‘All Things Beautiful’ was officially born. Being a self-taught crafter and with a thirst to learn everything that interested me, I expanded into making and selling handcrafted home decor products, customized statement jewelry and hair accessories and several other things that I could create. I prefer making things rather than buying them off a shelf. I look at ways to recycle old things, to decorate them and beautify them. When I look at beautiful (expensive) artsy things in shops or during my travel, my creative mind starts thinking of ways to DIY!! I work on various techniques and mediums like painting on different surfaces, decoupage, mix media, resin art, bottle art, weaving, beading, terracotta and statement fabric jewelry etc to name a few. My clients come to me with unique customization and personalization requests and I love to take up those challenging assignments. 

I believe there’s nothing more special than a handmade gift made with love. The journey so far has been very satisfying. Now I spend my time crafting and creating things around the house and striking off my never-ending to-do lists. I also love to share this knowledge with other art enthusiasts through workshops. Other than crafting and creating, I love traveling, baking, home improvement, fashion & style.



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Decoupage On Cushion Covers – Vidhu Thareja
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Hello my crafty friends. First I would like to greet everyone a very happy new year. I hope all of you had a great crafty beginning of the new year. Today I am back on the blog with a new inspiration. Here I would like to thank team of Connect4Sale for giving me another opportunity to design a new product. We all love to decorate our homes and an elegant collection can surely win hearts and if it is handmade then it adds a touch of style to our space. Generally we find it difficult to find right kind of product for our needs but now we do not need to rush from here to there because Connect4Sale has introduced plain cushion covers in white and off white colors. These cushion covers are ideal for decoupage, doodling, stenciling, embroidery, block printing so possibilities are endless and you will love the fabric. Cushion covers can be hand washed in mild detergent. What else we can ask for? So without further delay let’s start the project.

I have step wise picture tutorial to follow.

I personally like to do decoupage so I have designed two cushion covers using decoupage technique. First one is off white cushion cover, measuring 16 x 16 inches. Since the color is light off white so I did not feel any need of applying any base coat.  Next step is to choose tissue for my project. Connect4Sale has awesome collection of tissues and other craft supplies. I selected one beautiful tissue, which I have bought from the store. Since it’s a cushion so a question will arise, will we be able to wash it. The answer is yes. Fabric modpodge is available at Connect4Sale which is meant for decoupage on fabric.

Before starting your work, always keep a plastic sheet inside the cushion so that modpodge or color does not seeps through the front side to back side of the cushion. Remove the edges of tissue using wet brush technique.

 Whenever you are doing decoupage on fabric, remove the edges with wet brush because it helps to blend the tissue with texture of fabric. Do not use scissors for the purpose. Composition plays an important role in decoupage so always decide the composition before adhering the tissue. Tissues are 2 ply or 3 ply and we need only the printed layer so separate the printed layer from plain white layers.

Now it is time to adhere the tissue. Apply modpodge with synthetic hair brush. Do not apply too much of modpodge, it will tear the tissue or wrinkles will be formed. Apply modpodge and adhere the tissue and press gently. You can use any plastic to remove wrinkles or air bubbles. Let it dry for one day or so. Then apply a top coat of modpodge over the adhered tissue. Top coat will seal the tissue and prevent it from tearing and yellowing. Now is the time to do some stenciling. Use chalk paints and stencil brush for crisp impression and effect. Load the brush with minimum color and dab the brush on stencil.  I have used colors of chalk paint for stenciling that match the tissue.  A wide range to stencils and chalk paint and stencil brushes are available at Connect4Sale so do not forget to check them out.

The last step is to seal the entire surface of cushion with top coat of modpodge.  This will protect the decoupage work and stenciling and makes it washable also.

I have received white cushion cover measuring 16 x 16 inches  in my guest DT kit. I just loved the fabric.

I decided to use two beautiful tissues for this project. Follow all the step mentioned in my first project.

Like I have mentioned that composition of image or design and colors has important role in decoupage so always give importance to these elements and it helps you a lot to imagine the outcome of your project. One more beautiful cushion is ready to adorn my living room.

Important Tips- Curing time of Fabric Modpodge is 72 hrs. So keep it to dry for three days or so. Curing time depends on the weather or room temperature so do not hurry to wash. In the beginning it will feel tacky but gradually that tackiness will be cured. Wash in cold water with mild detergent.

 I hope you liked the creations and found the post informative and inspiring. So what are you waiting for? Grab the awesome craft supplies from the store and create something beautiful for your home. Do not forget to share your beautiful creations with all of us.

Happy Crafting…..

Vidhu Thareja

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram on below mentioned links…

Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart

About The Artist

Vidhu Thareja is a crafter from Noida, born and brought up in Delh. She had completed her studies from Delhi. She began her career as a freelance translator and worked with many reputed publications. She has also worked in the Insurance Sector for many years.

Due to personal reasons she had to give up her job, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The turning poing came when she got the golden opportunity to work with Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. as a Craft Consultant for their Anchor Thread Craft activities in reputed schools of Delhi/ NCR Region. Although it was not a very high paying job it gave her all the confidence and a feeling of fulfillment, which made her realize the crafter hidden in her.

Since her childhood she was very much interested in crafts. Growing up, there was not that much exposure to tv or computer and she used to do embroidery in her free time or during vacations. Her biggest inspiration was her mother who is her motivating force. At the time of conducting Anchor thread craft workshops, she started doing DIY activities and decided to learn more.

From then there was no looking back and today she is doing what she loves to do. Although every new technique and art form attracts her but Decoupage and Sospeso are the two crafts, that she enjoys the most. She never lost a chance to learn anything new because she believes that learning never stops.

She follows her fellow crafters because she feels every person teaches you something. To all upcoming crafters she has this to say “That whatever you do, do it with love and passion, follow others but make your own style statement. Be confident but never be over-confident. Share your knowledge, that is what makes you grow”.

You can follow Vidhu Thareja on her Facebook and Instagram on the below mentioned links…

Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart


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Altering Ceramic Tiles Into Home Décor by Tulika Saha
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Are you all gearing up for the upcoming festive season? Keeping this in mind, Connect4Sale will be coming up with many handmade projects for this festive season by talented artists and crafters from across India for ideas, inspiration, DIY, gifting solutions and make your space stand out with your own art and craft work.

We are super excited to kick start with a video tutorial by the very talented Tulika Saha. She has altered ceramic tiles for home décor in a very different way. Please check out the video below where Tulika Saha shows us how to alter the ceramic tiles.

About The Artist

Tulika Saha is a passionate crafter from The City of Joy- Kolkata. She did her Master’s Degree in Geography. Worked almost 15 years as a teacher in different reputed schools in Kolkata and Howrah, before taking up crafting as a full time career and being a stay at home mom with her son. She always had a keen interest for art and craft from childhood. She was constantly trying out new ways to upcycle things. So, she decided to invest her time to start her own venture C4Craft in crafting business after leaving her school job in 2016.

Papers always attracted her in some way or the other and this love for paper crafting became one of the main reasons for her to take up paper crafting and to turn any product into useful home decor through decoupage, scrapbook layout or mixed media! She takes orders for handmade home decors and gift items and spends her free hours by taking up decoupage & mixed media workshops in different places in Kolkata & Howrah.

Her biggest inspirations are from nature and industries and those reflect on her work too. She says “But whatever project I do, I put my soul into it and they are very close to my heart”.

Please check her social media pages and blog to follow her work and tutorials.


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