Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Decoration: 10 Green Ideas with Pine Cones!

Its December already and Christmas decorations are everywhere! If you have been looking for some eco-friendly, nature inspired ideas and inspiration to get ready for this holiday, its all happening here :)

Pine cones are found in abundance, and picked wild or bought scented from craft stores, these are lovely rustic accent for making centerpieces, garland, and topiary. Check out this popular post from last year for even more inspiration!

Lovely table decoration- simple tiered platter, pine cones and evergreens, red berries and sparkling ornaments! You can customize the colors of ornaments and platter too :)

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Love the concept and so delightfully unique! These will surely get lot of compliments can be used over and over again. Beautiful rustic chic!

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Cute little garlands to decorate. The lovely antique gold finish adds oodles of style to humble pine cones. Spray paint or brush, add big beads and string-Done!


A well put together winter arrangement can be such a delight! Sans flower, muted green in different shades have an elegance so unique. Celebrating nature's bounty.

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Imaginative! Love how pine cones are used in many variety of decorations, no dearth of inspiration here. Beautiful ideas for getting your cottage ready for holidays!


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Fresh easy way to use pine cones flowers. Decorate placeholders with these. Love how simple and elegant these are!

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Simple sophistication! These extremely textural pine cone trees are perfect for rustic decor. Environment friendly, pine cones are perfect accents for holiday decor.

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Sometimes adding a bit of imagination goes a long way! A handful of pine cones added to wine chiller looks super cute! Specially love the in theme bottle decoration too :)


Cuteness!! These will make excellent gift for teachers! Include a little hand made pine cone owl to gift cards bring a smile. Love them :)

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And while you are enjoying every bit of holiday with friends and family, leave a little treat for winter birds too. Roll pine cone in nutella, next in bird feed and string them up as you will! 

Little birdies will thank you!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas Craft : Creative Pasta Ornaments and More!

Christmas is fast approaching!!We have a whole series of posts centered around Christmas coming up just for you lovely readers :)

Crafting and decorating is a fun part of Christmas. You must have checked our post on 'Christmas Craft ideas for Kids'..if not, follow the link, you will love it!

We keeping looking for easy, budget craft ideas for kids and teens. It's time to look into your pantry for ingredients because today we have all the inspiration you need to craft these gorgeous Christmas ornaments, table top Christmas trees and garland with Pasta!!

Do these even look like pasta on foam wreath? Love these Christmas ornaments, specially the colors. They will look cheerful just about anywhere!

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There are so many versions of pasta angels, these by far are my favorites! Lovely singing musicians. They would make gorgeous gift as a set too!

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A little bit of geometric symmetry. Let your kids try sticking simple Vs and then glue them in different patterns. White glue and glitter glue is all you would need!

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A little bit more coordination, and little kids can easily follow this pattern to make beautiful stars! There is no substitute to the feeling of creating something :-)

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If glue is too messy for your liking, lets make a simple pasta garland! Gold glitter, twine and pasta is all you need, this craft sure looks addictive ;-)

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Cute table top Christmas tree idea. A foam cone, painted pasta and glue to make trees for an elaborate tablescape. Use glitter or spray white for a snowy effect.


Simple steps to beautiful craft!

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Similar to the one above, just more glittery and grand! Use spiral pasta and paint it gold. Stick shiny red beads for contrast.

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Tips:    

  • Use white glue, it dries clear. 
  • Once the entire pattern is stuck, rewash it with a little bit of watered down glue to help reinforce.
  • Color it after its glued well and dry, use bright gold or bright popping ones!
  •  For a difficult surface, spray paint would work better, specially with tricky twisted pasta (tree above!)
  •  Be sure to get your twine or ribbon in! You can hot glue it too.

Some simple patterns to get your creativity flowing!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

8 Halloween Craft Ideas: Decorate on a Budget!!

Lots of diy craft ideas dear readers! Make your Halloween holiday special with these budget craft inspirations!

These are simple, make at home,add little special touches to your Halloween decor. Keep kids and teen busy with variety of stamping, felt, and sewing projects. Find your inspiration among the many Halloween themed posts here, check these:



Cute pumpkin banner, made of felt and running stitch! I can think of many years of use. The colors and pattern makes it so unique and adorable! Check the maker's etsy store too.

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A ghostly icy hand floating in red punch! Love the effect :) Use plastic glove (use to serve food), freeze water and you are sure to surprise guests. Recipe in the link!

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Small details add to the big picture! These spiders are absolutely fun! Sew on to napkins, table cloth or even curtains..a whole creepy trail of them ;)


Have kids who love stamping? This is perfect to keep them happy! Get together insect stamps and eco friendly disposables. This idea works great for any holiday.

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I absolutely hate flies and that makes me love this even more :-D  Find washi tape with insect motifs like flies, ants and spiders, cut swatches and decorate! Quick and neat..


Found this fly washi tape on etsy, these would work great! On door and window panes, even glasses, plates and bowls..ooh..fun!!

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Not able to find Washi tape in different motifs, no worries, genius crafters to your help. Transform 3M medical tape, stamp your own pattern and you are set! Check link for step by step.

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Spooky mirrors are a staple when it come to ghosts and apparitions. This is an easy project, transform old mirrors (use oven cleaner); link to step by step!

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Dollar store embroidery hoop, dowels, alphabets and some stocking material/lace. Make a spooky centerpiece. Would be good idea for Valentines, with hearts, sparkles in Red.

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Beautiful stenciling can transform a boring table runner. Use as many motifs as you like, it can be totally customized. Have fun!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

11 Ideas for a fun Ghostly Halloween..Boo!!

Lots of awesome ideas for making this Halloween a little more ghostly!! These include some really cool ways of including the ghost theme in to your Halloween spread, treats and punch as well as desserts and snacks :)

Since Halloween does get busy and many of are left strapped with little time but a desire for some crafty satisfaction, we have a whole lot of easy craft ideas, good for kids and beginner level crafters too. Surprise your family and friends with some cute ghouls to spread the Halloween 'boo'!


A nice punch with cute ghosts floating!! This will be such a lovely surprise, be ready to share your recipe with admirers :)

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Kids are the ones most excited about Halloween! Make this day even more fun with ghost nutter butters! These are really easy three ingredient recipe. Check out!

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An easy way to make Halloween movie night fun. These are absolutely easy, ready in a jiffy and perfect to hand out as you enjoy some spooky time. :)

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Another quick white chocolate recipe. These will be a healthy substitute to all the Halloween candy kids will bring in. A Boo-nana ghost on stick anyone?

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Friendly little ghost popping out :) These are cute and delicious too..get store bought ones if you do not like piping out these. A little extra for the holidays!

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These are ridiculously easy to make and kids love glow sticks and balloons! Just break a glowstick stick it into a balloon, blow and paint the expressions! Bargain cuteness..

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Give your home a little touch of Halloween spirit! Simple card paper ghost to adorn the door knob, will make cute gifts for family and friends too.


Ghosts spiraling away in the breeze! An easy budget friendly craft to decorate your patio and garden. Hang them indoor to fill up empty space. They will be happy ghosts :)

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Genius of an idea!! These are cheap paper wedding bells covered in tulle. Who does not love a whole family of ghosts on a Halloween night :) Totally last minute craft!

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Perfect for little fingers, glue dots and googly eyes on paper cups. String of holidays lights have never been so boo-tiful before :) Hang over mantle or just anywhere, adorable.

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Good old Easter eggs masquerading for Halloween! Paint them white, and etch the feature, you could even try modpodge and cotton fabric. Super creative!


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

10 Interesting Halloween treats to inspire!!

Halloween is just about a month away and there are so many ideas floating around. If you have not yet checked some of the most popular posts on Halloween in our blog, check them out!


 Halloween cannot be complete without special spooky eyes, gooey gross stuff, bloody vampire teeth! There are so many interesting ideas for healthy munching, to chocolate dessert and ofcourse the cupcakes and cookies all befitting a bewitching Halloween feast!

This is a mini round up of some really cool ideas and recipes! Enjoy the fun :)

Ogre teeth, apple bites are a healthy snack for kids and perfect to munch as they go trick and treating! A good break from chocolates, or add a squirt of jelly or Nutella between the teeth :)

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The ever popular bloody cupcake! We love red velvet, and the overall presentation is perfectly  gory to boot :) A variation could be glass shards instead of cookie knives. Great for adults too!


A no sweat, quick fix dessert perfect for kids and grown ups alike! Chocolate pudding, add Oreo cookie crumble topped with a sugar cookie with RIP piped. Yum tombstone dessert!


Absolutely love these Vampire bites!! They would be so awesome to give to friends and family or even at potluck. The cookie, with chocolate center and vanilla frosting is sure to be delicious too!

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Love the easy twist on gingerbread cookies! Add skeleton in vanilla and they are perfect for Halloween. Use your favorite recipe or cheat with store bought cookies and personalize :) Cute!!

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There are so many recipes and tricks to make the perfect spider web cookies! I found this youtube video the most helpful (starts a 5:09) These are so impressive!


Kids will love these! Mini cupcakes with just a circle of blue frosting and m and m, nerves of red decorating gel. These will be perfect for your kids Halloween school party too!

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Another good one for kids Halloween party! These mini mummy pizza are perfect finger food. English muffins for base, sauce, veggies, cheese stripes and black olives. Kids would love to help!!


These look so yummy :) Mac and cheese and spinach masquerading as swamp creatures! Place slices of olive for eyes. Check out the full recipe in the link.

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