Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Craft : How to make Paper Snowflakes.

Snowflakes are so pretty and its so easy to make paper snowflakes in different designs, using just a sheet of paper and scissors. The wonderful thing is no two snowflakes are ever alike and you can cut your paper in different designs and patterns each time too.

In this post I have got instructions from Martha Stewart, she has these really neat instruction for folding the basic shape, and a few pretty designs to get you started, and with a little practice you would be cutting and snipping away happily, waiting to unravel the design. Its really makes very pretty Christmas decoration and you will love making them.

Pretty Paper Snowflakes


Here are some really easy to follow steps by Martha. The basic shape is the same while the design you prune/cut will make snowflakes in different pattern and design.






For beginners these patterns are easy to make, just copy then and go about with your scissors. Involve your family and friends for a good time this holiday. Paper snowflakes are simple with these instructions to guide you.


Few more patterns for snowflakes for you to try. Use them and then try some of your own too.

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A few simple patterns for kids to try. It really is a great family fun project for Christmas holiday !!



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These post are Holiday special and I have one more coming up soon. Please be back for some more unique ideas and inspiration.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Unique ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget !!

Hey everyone! I am really excited about Christmas, and everytime I see holiday decorations elegant and unique for my readers I bookmark them. Holiday decoration is so much fun, specially when you have so many ways to decorate. I have been looking for ideas that would work great in apartments as well as bigger spaces specially on a budget.

Check out my post on Unique Christmas trees , and Pine cone decoration projects which are absolutely in style and elegant.

I am amazed at the creativity ! Frosty colors, cutest little corner in the town. This Christmas tree is so unique and perfect for small spaces and apartment or dorms. Those looking for a really inspiring idea, this is just the one.


How much fun can a family have on holidays? How about a bucket of popcorn and strings of marshmallows and popcorn on the tree,as you catch your favourite Christmas movie. A perfect decoration project to get your children involved, memories are made of happy times spent together.


String together a bunch of glass baubles on a ribbon. A budget way of decoration that is stunning and creative . Spray paint bottles get some flowers and you have your pretty Christmas setting. Perfect for small places and empty wall. Christmas decoration so unique.


Do you have a bunch of baubles lying around. How about this stunning yet simple decoration for the dining room. No need to get a special chandelier when you can have such a lovely decoration. Christmas is so much fun when you have your little creative projects to show off. Pretty and simple!


Another beautiful idea for pretty Christmas decoration. Decorate your staircase with goodies in coffee mugs, more colorful more the fun :) Tie them up with cute ribbons. Perfect!

 

Beautiful wreath made with pinecones and black baubles. Such a statement wherever you decorate it.The huge size and different color scheme is what makes it so unique and impressive.


 How pretty does this corner look? Hanging stocking on a branch, a great decoration idea for apartments and smaller places. These look adorable and love the little details in it. My fav :)


I love how cozy and festive this look is. The setting is just perfect for the holidays. The ornaments handing from the stairs to the glass baubles with tea lights. Make your own with bell jars and bottles, get creative.


I have already put up a few posts and will be doing a few more. Get the most while decorating this Christmas, get creative and crafty and there will be more ideas to inspire you right here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Decor : Interesting decorations using Pinecones !

I did a recent post on interesting Christmas tree for this holiday. Check this post for some really awesome ways to create your own unique Christmas tree. I have always enjoyed making decorations and take a lot of pride in being crafty. In this post I bring to you different ways to use pine cones for decoration this holiday season.

The decoration ideas I have selected are not just eco-friendly and beautiful, its free and lets you use your creativity to make this season really special.

Simple and elegant. How easy is this, love the red and glow of candles along with the earthy brown and dark wood. Create your own decoration with pine cones in all shapes and sizes. Really impressive.


Love the versatility of these pretty pine cones. Decor ideas are just so easy, spray some with silver add some ribbons and you have your pretty Christmas decoration, unique and stylish. Love how it looks so festive.


Rustic and pretty. Christmas decoration need not be all glittery, simple natural shape can look so elegant when presented well. This decor idea is for one and all, there is beauty in things all around.


Some winter sunlight and a pretty basket. This looks so inviting. A pinch of creativity and this pretty basket can be such a delightful decoration. A very interesting yet simple Christmas decoration.


I love the color combination on this platter. A beautiful center piece for any occasion, this looks just fabulous for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table. The pine cones and orange with cloves studded will surely fetch lots of compliments and this decoration is truly one of a kind.


These window decoration are just perfect for a frosty winter morning. Just dangle some of them on lace or silver cords, and add a few baubles to make it more festive. Your instant window makeover :) Love how one can get so much out of simple pine cone.


How simple can it be to make your own Christmas wreath. Collect a small lot of pine cones, get a glue gun and get started. This is even better than the dollar store crafts, and I think it looks really impressive in the stark snowy morning. Decoration perfect for the winter holidays.


This is such a creative genius. The colors are perfect for Christmas, and the decoration so easy to collect and make. For all who love being unique this is an awesome crafty decoration. I think I am smitten by the pine cones and if you are too, do try and get inspired and get crafty.


I am still looking up more interesting ways to decorate this holiday season. Do check back for some more creative and unique ideas for decorating. Happy crafting all of you!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Decor : 7 Unique christmas tree ideas

Its holiday time!! I love Christmas for its fun spirit and am always looking for different and unique ideas to decorate every year. I believe in being eco friendly, and in this post I have collected really fun and inspirational designs to make your christmas tree special.

These ideas are simple to create and absolutely unique and adorable. Get your creativity going, and if you love unique and interesting way of decorating for holiday, these decor ideas are just for you.


This is just the cutest tree ever. If its about memories and things you love, this tree is for you ! Perfect for a dorm or apartment, even to do up your own private space.


Sweet delights? Christmas tree so yummy (: This little display is perfect for a christmas celebration. Bring it to work, impress your family, share and eat. This is one tree that is not going wasted :D


Another great way to craft your own special Christmas tree. Use foiled paper, color, glitter and decorate your mantel or work place. Perfect way to decorate on Christmas, and great for those crafty with hands!


If you are one like me then this tree will amaze you with its quirkiness and genius. For the eco-friendly and a maverick streak. This tree is not your usual one, but love the way it has been built with love. The hearts on it are just too cute to miss.


Don't have a tree for your place or like to make your own? This is pure creativity. A bookshelf transformed into a Christmas tree. Decor is all about quirkiness and creativity. This will surely be a conversation starter.


Another really interesting Christmas tree idea. Store bought trees are so common that this Christmas tree stands out for its simple execution and creativity.Dust the ladder and get it spruced, its a day to show it off. Love the idea :)

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This little tree is just too adorable to miss out. For all of you stashing away bits of lace and ribbons. A perfect way to use them this season. Make your own tree, get your kids to build their own. Its simple and looks better than anything you might buy for decorating this Christmas.


Christmas is a very special occasion and what better way than to decorate your homes with your creative, hand made decorations. I will be putting up more posts on holiday decoration which are fun and quirky and sure to get you compliments !
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