DIY Geometric lampshade tutorial

Made these DIY geometric lampshade for my crafting table and I cant believe how easy it has been. Cut out triangles and assemble to make these pretty shade !!

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I made these pretty DIY geometric lampshade as my very first DT post for Itsybitsy and I loved how they turned out to be. I think its the colors. I always love this combination of blue and green. Vibrant and pretty! I made these out of foam boards and you can buy them from itsybitsy. These boards are durable and easy to work with and also are available in various shades other than white.

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DIY Geometric Paper ornaments for Christmas

Make these easy Christmas DIY geometric paper ornaments following the tutorial. I had dreaded making them thinking they are so difficult but I was wrong!

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Welcome to yet another Christmas craft. Can you smell christmas? I literally can and that smell takes me back to the time when I was very young. The Christmas of that time is probably the most memorable one I had! We dont have a white christmas here in India in fact its summery christmas but that doesnt stop me from decorating any less. I tried these DIY geometric paper ornaments this weekend and I loved how they turned out to be. I have a feeling that with the amount of DIY ornaments I am making, I might need a seperate storage area for Christmas decor items! Anyways this craft is a little intimadating if you hated maths but hey its fun to bring out your geometry box and relive your school days! Lets head straight to tutorial then

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Diwali Craft – Paper Diya Tutorial

Diwali is the most celebrated festivals in India and diwali craft is essential part of the festivity of course! Learn how to make 3d paper diyas this time.

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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 🙂

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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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Pistachio shell candle holder tutorial

Dont you love how you can make pretty things out of waste? Check out this simple DIY pistachio shell candle holder tutorial, a great diwali decor piece too!

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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 🙂

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