Ofaby Testimonials : How DIY made me and my partner closer

So we have been getting a lot of testimonials and feedback from customers, some good and some bad. While we try to improve ourselves with the negative feedback, we felt sharing the good testimonials with you would be a great idea to inspire and embrace DIY and how much fun it can be. This is  a letter we got from one of our customers and thought we would share it with you, obviously with her permission 🙂 Pooja is working in an IT company in Bangalore and recently came across Ofaby and decided to shop. Here’s what she had to say about her experience : ” I love DIY as it is an amazing stress buster and also I love creating things on my own with my own signature style. So when I was going through Ofaby, I found the DIY Chai Cup lights which I thought was a simple and easy project to do at home. Being newly married, my husband and I are totally busy with our lives and once work is done, it’s just the usual Netflix and chill all the time. But this time, I noticed he was really interested in helping me out with the making part and we together decided to make the product and he suggested his styles too and the time we got to spend together was really amazing. It was lovely to interact, engage and make a product for your home together with the person you love the most. We definitely loved your service and delivery. Waiting for more DIY products  from your end ! ”  It was a lovely testimonial and...

DIY Striped Washi Tape Photo Frame

Photo frames are easily one of the most gifted items today. Photo frames come in various shapes and sizes. Today we are going to make a simple photo frame handcrafted using washi tape. Products Required Washi tape – Buy in Amazon Wooden photo frame – Buy in Amazon White paint Mod Podge – Buy in Amazon Step 1: Just get a simple and plain wooden photo frame either from Amazon or a local store. Step 2: Place the frame on a cloth over a flat table and clean it fully. Step 3: Spray paint your frame white. Spray painting will give a better finish and it is easier too. You can choose any color of your choice, but we prefer white as it gives a neat background for the tapes. Step 4: Start taping the edges of the frame using washi tape. We have taped it horizontally; you can follow the same or do it diagonally too. The choice of design is yours. With respect to tape, we used 4 different patterns of green themed tape. You can opt for any color, but make sure the patterns are consistent. Step 5: Once you cover the frame, carefully trim off the excess tape that is leftover on the edges. Step 6: Once the tape is completely glued and trimmed off, add a layer of mod podge to firmly seal the tape. Step 7: Allow it to dry and the newly handcrafted photo frame is ready to accept photos. Source: ...

DIY Fabric Storage bins using cardboards

We are going to make a cute storage bin using fabric and cardboard to store some of your essential items. This project will make your room clutter-free and provide a clean effect. Products required Cardboard box – Buy in Amazon Fabric with and without art Spray adhesive – Buy in Amazon Hot glue gun – Buy in Amazon Scissors Step 1: Take a clean cardboard box and cut off the top foldable. We used a regular Amazon delivery box Step 2 Place a solid colored fabric on a flat table and place the box on top of it. Mark the size of the sides of the box on the fabric using a pen. Remove the box and cut off the fabric on the marked path. Step 3: Now place the fabrics on the inner sides of the box and tape it at the top on all 4 sides for a grip. Step 4: Remove the tape from one side and spray the adhesive there and glue the fabric tightly. Step 5 Do the same for all sides and make sure that the fabric is holding nice. At the bottom fold the fabric for a clean finish. Step 6: Cut off another fabric on the size of the box base and place it in. Glue it with spray adhesive and cover all open spaces. Step 7: Now take another fabric which will go on the external of the box. We used the same color fabric with a design. Measure and cut the fabric on the size of the box sides. Step 8: Glue the fabric on the outer sides of...

DIY Dip dyed frost glass tumblers

This is a simple project to convert normal glass tumblers into amazing and premium glasses. We are going to use Frost paint for this. If the frost paint is not available you can also use gloss paint for the same. Products Required Glass tumblers Painter’s tape – Buy in Amazon Foam Pouncer – Buy in Amazon Frost paint or gloss paint – Buy in Amazon Step 1: Take a couple of glasses of any size and shape of your preference. Clean them thoroughly using rubbing alcohol. Allow them to dry. Step 2: Take out the painter tape and paste it across the glass in a stylish angle. Don’t make it straight. Using a credit card press out any air bubbles that might be present in the taped section. Step 3: Using a foam pouncer, start painting the bottom half of the glass. Paint gently using an up and down motion. Do not worry if you don’t get perfection. After painting allow it to dry for 3-4 hours. Step 4: Now repeat 3 by painting again in the same area. This will be your second coat and will give a smooth finish to the glass. Step 5: Remove the painter’s tape slowly and allow it to dry over night. Step 6: Place the glass in an oven and air bake them for few minutes for the paint to set. Take out and allow it to cool. Your newly made elite glasses are ready to serve. Source:...

How to convert plastic bottles into beautiful containers

Yesterday we did something amazing with empty paper rolls, today we are going to convert your old plastic bottles into something useful. Products Required Plastic bottle Knife Glue gun – Buy in Amazon Ribbon Twine – Buy in Amazon Pearls Craft paper – Buy in Amazon Step 1: Take an empty coke or Pepsi bottle and cut around the neck part as shown in the picture. Step 2: After cutting ignore the bottom part and remove the seal from the cap. Step 3: Close the lid and place the bottle on a small square of cardboard. Step 4: Mark the circle on the board using a pencil and cut the cardboard into a circle. Step 5: Now take a craft paper and cut into a circle of the same size as the cardboard. Glue the craft paper to the card. We used a pink color paper, you can choose the color of your choice. Step 6: Now using a glue gun apply glue on the bottom surface of the bottle and glue it on the cardboard piece as shown in the image. Step 7: Now apply glue to the cardboard roll it with a paper rope twine. This will give a good look to the base. Step 8: Glue the pearls below the lid on the bottle one at a time. Complete the circle and allow it to dry for few minutes. Step 9: Now glue the half cut pearls on the top of the lid for an aesthetic effect. Step 10: Take out a gift ribbon and paste it on the front side of the bottle. In the...

DIY Jewelry gift box

A few weeks back we created an eco-friendly DIY project, this is just another one in the same range. The idea is to create something beautiful from the waste products. We are using empty paper rolls to create a stunning jewelry box. Products Required Empty paper roll Acrylic paint – Buy in Amazon Glue – Buy in Amazon Knife Color paper Step 1: Take an empty paper roll and cut a small portion of it at the end using a sharp knife as shown in the picture. Step 2: Now cut 2 more small pieces compared to the first ones and keep aside. Smaller ones should be around 40% the size of the first piece. Step 3: Now cut open the small piece in the center and expand it. Now fit the larger piece in it and glue it together as shown in the picture. Step 4: Now apply acrylic paint on the outer sides of the bigger size and color it all white. Step 5: Once it is dry, paste on a sheet of white cardboard. DO the same for the second small piece too. Paint it white and glue it on the board. Step 6: With scissors cut off the extra board and trim to the surface of the piece. Now we have created the base and the lid for the gift box. Step 7: Now we need to get some paintings on the box. We just used a gift wrapping paper which had some dancing characters printed on it. You can use anything of your choice. Step 8: Now for the lid, we just glued a...

DIY Mason Jar Paint brush stand

This is a cute little DIY project which can be done in a matter of minutes by anyone. We are going to take an empty mason jar and turn into a beautiful storage can. Products Required Mason jar – Buy in Amazon Paint Paint brush Stencil Sketch Step 1: Taken an empty mason jar and clean it with a dry cloth. Place the jar on a flat surface. Step 2: Paint the external surface of the jar with a paint brush. We are using a bright yellow color, you can use any color of your choice. Step 3: Once the painting is completed, allow the jar to dry completely. Step 4: Using a stencil, draw 2 circles which will act as the eyes. For drawing use a pencil so that we can erase it later once the product is completed. Step 5: Paint both the circles with a pure black color paint. For drawing the nose, draw an inverted half circle and paint it black. Step 6: Using white marker, place smaller white circles in the black eyes which will give life to the face. Step 7: Using a pink sketch mark a small dot on the bottom of the eyes which will make it look beautiful. Step 8: Our storage is ready, to make it better, spray it with a gloss paint. This will give a finishing touch to the product. Step 9: Cut a big hole in the lid of the bottle and make the top section fully opened. Close the lid and your storage is completely ready. Source:...

DIY Beautiful Storage Organizer

This is a clean and beautiful DIY project which will decorate your table and also de-clutter it. We are going to use a normal box and convert it into a decorative book holder. Products Required Readymade box Ruler Pen knife – Buy in Amazon Gift wrap paper – Buy in Amazon Paint Step 1: We are using an eye care box for this project. You can use anything that is subtle and hollow. We also need a small cardboard box within which we can fit this top box. Step 2: Cut the top box using scissors in the middle section. It should be a straight cut in the front and back, with an elevated cut on the sides. Please refer the image above. Step 3: Take a decorative color paper and place the box on top of it. Take measurements and cut the paper accordingly. Using glue and tape paste the paper on the sides of the box. Wrap it fully on all sides and cut off any excess paper that is left behind. Step 4: Now using paint brush paint the cardboard base in white color. Cover all the sides both internal and external. Step 5: Allow the cardboard box to dry after painting. Cut the tape into a small strip and glue it to the top edge of the cardboard box. Step 6: Now place the top box in the cardboard base and your storage is ready. You can then place books, pens, etc in them and make it look super cool. Source:...