DIY Payal (Indian Anklets)

DIY Payal (Indian Anklets)

Payal (or jhanjran as they were called in my traditional Punjabi home), are anklets worn by Indian women, and usually have ghungroo  attached to them. Ghungroo are little bell shaped baubles that make noise as you walk. Depending on the number and size of ghungroo your payal could give off…

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DIY Pompom Dupatta Scarf

DIY Pompom Dupatta Scarf

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or haven’t been on Pinterest in months), you’ve probably noticed the pom pom trend. I’ve seen it popping up everywhere from shoes to home decor products, and I’ve been dying to jump on the bandwagon! The only thing is, I didn’t want to…

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DIY Sari: From Two Old Dupattas

DIY Sari: From Two Old Dupattas

I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t really like to spend a lot of money on Indian party wear clothes, that’s what got me thinking about making a DIY sari.  As much as I love Indian clothes, and there are a lot of desi designers I swoon over,…

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DIY Bollywood Playing Cards for Diwali

DIY Bollywood Playing Cards for Diwali

One of my favourite parts of Diwali is entertaining and connecting with friends. This year I’m planning on hosting some of my friends for a card night a few days before Diwali, so of course … Bollywood playing cards are a must!We usually have a family dinner on the actual holiday…

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Quilled Paper Jhumka {Indian Earrings} DIY

Quilled Paper Jhumka {Indian Earrings} DIY

A few weeks ago I was randomly watching YouTube videos and came across a tutorial for jhumke made out of paper (quilled paper jhumke). Anyone who knows me knows that I have a bit of an obsession with jhumke, and nothing gets me as excited as a good DIY, so…

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Reinventing a Dupatta as a Scarf

Reinventing a Dupatta as a Scarf

Scarves are probably my favourite accessory of all time. I have my winter scarves (thick and cozy), my summer scarves (light weight and whimsical), and even my desi scarves; also known as shawls, and perfect to pair with sarees and suits. What I’ve never thought to do until recently though…

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Painting Choodiyan with Nail Polish

Painting Choodiyan with Nail Polish

If you are anything like me you probably have boxes (and boxes) full of choodiyan {Indian bangles} piled up in a closet or under your bed that you bought to go with an Indian outfit at some point or another. I hold onto these choodiyan even after the outfits are…

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A Morni Themed Crafternoon with Bounty

A Morni Themed Crafternoon with Bounty

Crafting is pretty much an every day thing at the Pink Chai house. Zara and I usually have at least two or three projects going at a time, and our craft supply closet is pretty much bursting at the seams these days. Crafting with kids is messy and time consuming,…

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DIY Bollywood Inspired Candles

DIY Bollywood Inspired Candles

I love candles, and they are always burning at my place. Whenever I’m doing cleaning the kitchen, or wiping down the dining table I always light a candle. Same thing when I sit down to write at my desk in the mornings; I clear the space, light a candle, and start…

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