Diwali Craft – Paper Diya Tutorial

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The last few months of they year are often festive filled with dusshera, diwali and christmas. Do you love crafting and getting ready for the festive season? I do absolutely! Here is a fun diwali craft and its really really simple. These paper diyas could be a very fun filled activity for kids too this diwali πŸ™‚

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Colorful Paper Lantern Tutorial

Brighten your festive decor with DIY paper lantern

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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 πŸ™‚Β 

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10 Onam Crafts and Onam Decor ideas

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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

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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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Pistachio shell candle holder tutorial

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I had been having these pistachio shells for quite a long time and was waiting for my glue gun to arrive. The older glue gun which I had purchased from Itsy bitsy had such huge problem right from the beginning and I am glad I threw it out soon! Well so my new glue gun arrived and I made these pretty little pistachio shell candle holder or rather diya holders. This should make absolutely stunning table piece for your Diwali decor as well! I loved how it turned out to be and they are super simple to make. Read the tutorial and I have some secret tips as always for you guys πŸ™‚

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Dealing with dampness during monsoon

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Few tips for a happy monsoon home : dealing with dampness

This post is a little late but I am sure it would help you in dealing with dampness and monsoon next year. Last year august, we took one week break and went on holiday but by the time we came back, our home was in a havoc state! Monsoon was on its full swing and by the time we returned our bedroom was totally infested with molds. That was my first bad experience with dampness and ever since then, I have been a little more keen on keeping my home not just beautiful but also safe πŸ™‚ Here are a few bit of information that I found while researching about dampness and on dealing with dampness. I am hoping it could be of some help to you guys as well.

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Candles, fragrances and Ekam

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CANDLES, HOME FRAGRANCES, DECOR AND MORE

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