Papercrafting and cardmaking can be confusing not knowing how to choose stamps inks papers etc for your works. I have put in my word of advice from my own experience in cardmaking and I hope it helps you choose and craft wisely 🙂
I have been into making cards for probably the last 3 years now and its actually a funny story as to how I ended up starting this cardmaking journey! I was gifted this pretty little stamp from paper smooches & penny black by one kind and generous crafter and till then I had no supplies to work with it. My journey began trying to buy supplies to use those 2 stamps and you know what? After 3 years my confusion on how to choose stamps inks papers has never stopped and now I have this enormous supplies for cardmaking, half of which were purchased out of impulse and the rest few which were a huge mistake! I had hardly anybody to guide me back then so I am here to share my little knowledge on buying the right few supplies to get you started with cardmaking – especially in India.
Bring in holiday cheer in each corner of your home with these pretty 3D origami Christmas trees that can be used in holiday vignettes. Also they are pretty easy once you get the hang of the folds and I am sure will be fun activity to engage kids with this holiday season.
Every year for christmas, I sink in the work of making Christmas cards for friends and family that I get hardly anytime to craft. This is year was no exception in that matter but then again I have loads of ideas and I am going to keep my Christmas mojo going till end of January next year. Anyways, coming to today’s tutorial, its a very simple kids craft on how to make origami christmas trees. As kids, Christmas was always about decorating christmas trees and making nativity scenes. And I want this Christmas to be the same too- making Christmas trees with my daughter. My daughter is not old enough actually to try these Christmsa trees but I think I could try these this year and note down the tutorial with tips for her next Christmas! Okay lets start 🙂
Christmas is supposedly a very expensive season although everything you find is on sale. I generally purchase Christmas decor right after Christmas because that is when I reach home after my vacation and before that, I hardly get anything Christmassy in the market! So over the couple of years that we have made our home, I have collected loads of tree decoration items and I think my tree can’t withstand any more of the load 😛 This year, since my daughter has also grown up, we thought we should move more towards the religious side of the celebration instead of keeping it all Santa & Christmas trees. We call Christmas the Advent Season, running through 4 Sundays and culminates with Christmas that falls on the 25th of December. The advent candles, 4 of them, held within an advent wreath, is lit one by one every Sunday to remember and represent hope, peace, joy and love respectively. The tradition was started long back in Germany as a countdown to Christmas but later on has added so much value and tradition that it is an inevitable part of the celebration.
I love Christmas crafting especially with my daughter. We sat together, making these kids fingerprint christmas tree cards and had absolutely so much fun. Do you want to involve your kids in with the merry making this season? Rerad for the full tutorial 🙂 And also do not forget to browse through other popular Christmas craft and decor ideas 🙂
Every year I have great plans for Christmas and something or the other comes up and we have an absolutely normal Christmas every single year. This year too I had so much plans but I have 3 shutdowns at my office before Christmas and I have my course exams at the end of the month 🙁 Its like the universe is conspiring against me and my Christmas crafting 😛 But here is a little merry making episode we had last week – we as in me and Grace 🙂 As somebody said, colors and paints are the best friends of kids – not sure if chocolates could be as well but still 😛 I might have bought more colors in form of paint boxes, cakes, crayons, pencil colors and what not for grace than chocolates! I love the fact that she loves coloring and in fact I sometimes get amazed by her creativity. The other day she had to paint a flower pot in her school book and she colored it with all colors line after line and she told me its her rainbow pot. She is a brilliant kid and I let her be when it comes to coloring.
Kids and unicorns are inseperable and with the recent advent of unicorn popularity, I couldnt wait to make these DIY Unicorn T-shirt prop with Fevicryl 3D Neon liners 🙂 The Fevicryl 3D neon liners are a recent launch in India and they also have a launch contest with prize worth Rs.1000. Read more in the post !
Fevicryl is a staple name in every household of India and I literally have a whole shelf dedicated to supplies from the brand. It is not surprising that I am excited about the launch of a new line of product from the brand – Fevicryl 3D neon liners!!
Simple way to make your festive decor last longer – faux DIY paper marigold flowers. 5 minute craft tutorial to make these simple DIY marigold flower garland to adorn your doorway or tablescape this festive season.
The Indian festive season has been wrapped up for this year but I can keep posting my tutorials forever 😛 We had a quick and unplanned vacation to Kerala for Diwali, so all the posts I made ready were left in the pipeline as I holidayed! This will be the last in the series of Diwali/Indian festive decor ideas before I wrap them up to give way for Christmas crafts 🙂 Presenting to you DIY faux paper marigold flowers tutorial! Marigold flower or Genda phool ( in hindi) or samanthi ( known in south India) is an inseparable part of pooja thaalis and festive decors. The flower has a very strong smell that screams festival and that cannot be replicated 😛 but the flower for sure can be.
Simple video tutorial on how to make Mandala Diwali lantern. Vary the pattern to mandalas of your choice and create colorful lanterns for diwali decor.
I know you might be fed up with all the Diwali posts – are you? Well if you are, this is going to be the last one for Diwali or else, I have another last one too in line 😉 So as I was saying in my previous posts, I have experimented with lots of lights related DIYs and crafts this year, last year it was more of paper crafts and I have planned for readymade rangoli’s for next year 😛 Anyways this tutorial for now, its about making these pretty mandala diwali lantern with Popsicle. Sounds interesting? The only other craft I have done with popsicles were these christmas stars and a pretty hexagon shelves but these ones are my favourite now 😉