Our Christmas Decorations : The Grand Tour!

 After some serious thinking, i decided i should let the world see our unique Christmas decorations! And have a shock!!!!!!!!! People who know me, know i am not a Christmas person! I have not covered the house in lights, santas, elves, mistletoes and similar stuff. And i do not have a Christmas mantel! Some of you might remember the wreath i made last year!

 And the ribbon Christmas tree , which decorates our dining table all year round!
 But…this year we have even more stuff!!!!!! Are you ready for this? Let’s go…We have two, not one, but two Santas! Santa #1…
 He is hanging at our hallway.  Next , Santa #2…
 And here’s another photo of him, to understand his size!!!!
 
 There’s more people! This is the moment you have all been waiting for…Our Christmas tree…dada…
 Our home is full of Christmas!!!!!!!!

Framed Dried Flower

 I am not a romantic person, neither is my loved one. And i do not keep souvenirs, from anything. But this one was special! On our wedding day, when we returned home, my baby had a beautiful rose bouquet and two wine glasses waiting for us! And that was more than a surprise for me! I thought i should keep that bouquet, or a part of it. At first i considered cutting the flowers and placing them in a picture frame, but i was not excited with the result. So , i took them apart and with the rose petals i created a large 3d flower. Here are the flowers and the frame i used.

 I removed the glass from the frame. I used it as a cadre. I started by drawing a circle on the cardboard , to use as a guide.
 I applied white glue around the circle and started placing the petals. I used nothing but white glue for all the petals.
3d flower art
dried flowers
 My first souvenir is ready!!!!!!! Have a great month everybody!!!!!!

Toilet Paper Roll Wall Decor

 I had not really realized it until now. The days are finally here! I am getting married on Sunday! You all understand i was busy in the last few days! And i will be for a few more to come!!!!!!!!
 We finished the toilet paper roll wall decor update! We took it down and built a cadre with plaster board to put it back in. A little smaller now. This way we can take it off the wall anytime we want!
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Guest post…

 I have a new friend! Ayesha who crafts at Craftovision  . Ayesha was one of the first followers  my litlle blog had! She likes paper crafting and she makes some really fancy cards! Today she is giving me the joy of guest posting! Continue reading to see her work!

 Hey guys, this is a Carousel that I completed today!  I’m excited to share this post both because I did some recycling and I made something useful!  We have all seen Carousels, they are so fascinating, shiny and fun to ride but this not just a Carousel it is also a Jewelry storage system. 
 First I decided how I wanted to construct the cardboard Carousel shape then I incorporated jewelry storage ideas into it.
diy jewellery storage
 At the bottom it has a round box to store jewelry ..It has flowers on one side and  butterflies on the other..
carousel diy
 Then the top part can also be removed, I made it in a way so that I can keep my Bangals here.  As the unicorns are attached to the top part of the Carousel, bangals can be easily added or taken out without any hassle. 
 So here are the construction details: 
Bottom part – first I created a round box and it’s lid  
Middle part – Take a cylinder shape (I recycled one from foil paper packaging) make a 1 inch slit on it. Bend the sides and glue them on the lid of the box so as to attach the cylinder and the lid together. 
To cover it and secure the cylinder shape in place I glued a cardboard circle , with a hole in the middle to slide through the cylinder, on top of the lid.
Top part – I cut out a hexagon shape from cardboard, glued 6 ribbons on it and on top of it I glued a cone with a bead on it. This time again  I kept a hole in the hexagon shape to fix the cylinder  there and then I started decorating it … 
I had an amazing time designing, creating and decorating this project and I hope you enjoyed viewing it !!!
 
Isn’t this a great way to store jewellery? Thank you Ayesha from Craftovision!

Red table lamp

 Remember that japanese style lamp i had made?

 You can forget it! It had a small accident! It is now broken! I wanted from a while now to make a new one and the time came! I searched around the house for inspiration! And i found it in two Ikea candle holders.

                             
                     diy table lamp

 I used the tall one as the base and the round one as the lamp hat. I started by gluing them together with hot glue.
diy lamp hat
ikea hack lamp
 I used about 4 meters of red satin ribbon, 4cm wide, and about 1 meter of red lace, also 4cm wide. I started weaving the ribbon through the lamp hat. I used the same lamp shower i had in the japanese lamp and placed in the round candle holder.
table lamp
 I used white glue to secure the ribbons and the lace.  And of course i loved it!
new table lamp
cheap diy table lamp

red lamp

economic table lamp idea
 I must do something to hide the black cord! It emits a great warm light. And it looks really luxurious! The satin does all the job!