Handmade Diwali Card : Cards for a Cause

Make simple handmade diwali card even if your do not own diwali stamps. Make pretty motifs and add a handwritten sentiment for added love 🙂 Read tutorial.

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This handmade diwali card tutorial requires some cardmaking supplies so if you are not a regular cardmaker, please wait for my future posts where I will be sharing diwali card with simple supplies. Anyways, I do not own any Diwali stamps although there are a couple of pretty ones manufactured by our indian brands like peekaboo designs, Mudra stamps etc. Even there is a new pattern paper branded Nakshathra available on thecraftshop which had Diwali themed papers! I let my creative juices flow ( I didnt even know I had them :P) and came up with some simple cards.

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Colorful Paper Lantern Tutorial

Simple tutorial on how to make paper lantern to use as diwali akash kandil or christmas decor. Downloadable template with measurements available in blog.

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Are you guys gearing up for the festive season ahead? When my international readers are getting set for thanksgiving, my Indian counterparts are planning for an elaborate festive season with dusshera and diwali coming up. Here is one festive decor that never goes out of fashion – lights. I have a simple tutorial to make these pretty paper lantern using very basic supplies but not here! Enjoy the pictures and scroll right to bottom for link to Sharon’s home decor blog where I have the shared the tutorial 🙂 

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10 Onam Crafts and Onam Decor ideas

The tradition of onam has moved from a grand festivity to lonely onam in cities these days. Try out these onam crafts & activites to bring up the festive spirit.

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As a child, I loved onam more so because of the long holiday and also because of the onam sadya and payasam. Onam was the only day in our lives when we used to have elaborate lunch on plantain leaf and it used to be so much fun. While our mother toiled in kitchen to make different variety dishes, we three sisters would be busy making onam pookkalam and improvising on it till afternoon! Those were the days!

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How to make onam pookkalam easily

My first post for Onam and this one is on how to make onam pookkalam design on paper, implement it on floor and some design inspirations for home and competitions.

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Being a keralite its a shame for me that I have never done a post on Onam so here it goes. Onam is the state festival of Kerala and most of the offices & schools get a weeks holiday for the celebrations. Since I am here in Karnataka, I am working even on Onam day and my celebration stops with onam pookkalam in the morning. A bit about the mythology behind onam festival :

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DIY Tassel Earrings Tutorial

Tassels are such versatile accessories – they fit in just everywhere! Try these tassel earrings using embroidery threads and add that spring boho vibe!

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Make your own tassel earrings!

Do you hoard craft supplies because you thought you could make this but never actually get around making it? Yeah happens to me all the time with my brain buzzing with so many ideas when I see supplies but eventually once I buy them, they get pushed to my cupboards 😀 This time they are embroidery supplies that I purchased to of course hand embroider pretty stuffs for my daughter’s dresses. But alas she is so grown up and I never did anything with them! Time to make tassel earrings out of them then! I have seen these tassel earring tutorial everywhere on the blog-land but when I actually tried making them I realized there can be so many variants and so here is mine 🙂

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