ARTE’s Artists

Craft Paper Nest by Chetana Badiger

Welcome to October! The temperature may be cooling down but ARTE is turning up the heat with original handmade inspiration. Come to the Oasis Mall this Friday, October 7 from 10 am-8 pm on the first floor and support your local artists and crafters. This month, ARTE artists will be raising awareness for breast cancer, celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving and creating spooky delights for Halloween.

This week’s artist, Chetana Badiger is new to ARTE and her unique approach to recycled art is well worth checking out.img_8351

Chetana is originally from Bangalore, India and has lived in the UAE for two years. Ever since she was a child, Chetana has been passionate about recycling. Chetana recycles because she cares about the environment. She recycles everything – even her money box at ARTE is a recycled toffee box. Reduce, reuse, recycle is her daily mantra and it has transformed the way she sees the world, both in her personal life and in her art.


Chetana has always recycled. When she came to Dubai, it bothered her that there was nowhere to take her old newspapers so she decided to look into ways of using her old newspapers creatively.


She taught herself how to make a paper box. It was very popular with her friends and family so her husband encouraged her to follow her artistic desires and Craft Paper Nest was born.


Chetana likes to bring new and different items with her each time she comes to ARTE.


From handbags


to lamp shades


Her products are all natural and made from recycled materials. Some of her items are painted and varnished,


while others are left in their natural state.


Magazines are also used to add colour to her work.


Chetana has objects in a variety of prices and designs that will please everyone in your family. These small cupcake boxes will delight children of all ages.


In her art, Chetana thinks about design






and practicality.


In India, Chetana was a school teacher. She is planning to put her skills as a teacher to good use and is hoping to offer classes in recycled art soon so watch this space.


Do you have an idea for an object for your home? A colour scheme to match your furnishings? Chetana is willing to custom make items for you.


You can contact Chetana (Craft Paper Nest) at ARTE, by e-mail: or on Facebook.


The next time you are at ARTE, stop by Craft Paper Nest ‘s table and say hi to Chetana and her husband. You’ll be glad you did!

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4 thoughts on “ARTE’s Artists

  1. Ratula Dhir says:

    Chetana, u have answered ur little spark that was always there in ur heart.U rocked as a teacher with ur unique ideas and u rock as an artists..
    Ur crafts are just flawless. Keep it up. Feeling proud to be ur friend. Love u.

  2. Ananth Badigair says:

    Hi Chetana, wonderful to know that finally you found a great group to be associated with. You have become an inspiration for many, including us. This is just a beginning. We are all very proud of you!! Congrats!

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