Sunday, March 23, 2014

Candlelight decoration with coconut shell!

We can make beautiful candlelight decorations with coconut shell for festival celebrations and other room decorations. This candlelight decoration will look more beautiful in the dark since the glitter we use in this craft will give additional shining attraction. The one thing I should mention here is to use the round coconut shell for this craft, I used shell which is not equally broken, it has some ridge and groove edges. I just made this craft to make this blog, so I didn't care much for that. But if you want to make this craft for decorative purpose, please use a good round coconut shell with perfect edges...
Click here to see my video tutorial for this craft...

Materials used:

Candle (small, round, decorative candle)
Coconut shell
Color stones (we can also use small pebble stones that to be colored with shining nail polish)
Sand (fine beach sand is best)
Glitters (multi-colors)
Bead chains and beads
Glue gun
Small round-cut cardboard
normal stones, seeds (alternative to color stones/optional)

Method of making:

For basement: 
Cut the cardboard in round shape.
Stick a white sheet (thermocol sheet is preferable) on over the cardboard.
Fix five color stones on the cardboard like a flower shape, and keep it aside, we can fix this thing with coconut shell later after finishing decorations.
For decorating the top edge of the shell:
Take a bead chain and fix it over the whole round top edge of the coconut shell with using hot glue gun.
For decorating the outer side of the shell:
Take another bead chain with different color and fix the chain like hangings around the shell covering all the sides like thoran.
Fix individual beads between each hangings.
For decorating the inner shell:
Fix the color stones over the inner side of the coconut shell.
Then, fill half of the shell with sand.
Over it, fill with small crushed color stones (black is preferable, because it will induce more visibility of glitter particles) to form a layer above sand.
Sprinkle multicolor glitter mix densely.
If you don't get crushed stones, don't worry, simply sprinkle glitter over the sand or use normal small stones or beads or seeds to fill it.
Final work:
Place the candle at the center and decorate the color stones around the candle.
Lightning of the candle:
I have loaded the candle so it was wonderful to see the shining of glitters and color stones along with beads.
This craft is very simple to make and we can recycle the coconut shell usefully. The usage of sand and stones is to absorb the little heat produced by candlelight.
Hope you like this simple home decor idea. Try this at your home with your own idea to enhance the beauty of it.
Your valuable comments and feedback will improve me with more better ideas, so feel free to share your comments... Thanks....!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rose wreath wall craft with rice bag and color stones!

Hi, today we are going to make a beautiful wall craft with rice bag. Usually, we will throw the rice bag, if it has damage or the time we don't want to use it anymore, but we can also make many beautiful crafts with it, one of them is "beautiful ROSE wreath", that is we are going to see its making now...
Click here to see the tutorial video of this craft.

Materials used:

Rice bags

Glue gun


Color stones
Pizza cover or any packing box cardboard cover


For making flowers:
Cut the rice bag into thin strips. Take a strip in hand, hold its one end as like in the picture, and fold the end like "V" shape. (Please do not think that I did this in one hand, I hold the flower in one hand and took photos using the other one.)
Using the other hand, hold the tip of the "V" section, and start to roll-up to make the center bud. 
Then, twist the strip and roll the flower, twist and roll..., towards the strip end. 
During this process, we should hold the flower tightly, or else, the layers will get loose and end up with the separation of twisted layers.
Glue the end with the lower side of the flower using hot glue gun. 
Apply hot glue between the layers and press the flower surrounding it from all the sides for strong fixing of the layers.
Do flowers as many as needed to make a wreath.
If you want to see my video for making the  rice bag roses, click the URL:

For making wreath:
Cut the cardboard cover like a ring (or donut) shape. 
Fix the flowers one by one over the whole ring leaving little space at both edges.
Fix the flowers using hot glue gun, and once applied the glue, press the flower with the cardboard till the flower get fixed rigidly. Glue the flowers closely without space.
If you like colorful flowers, paint the flowers as you want. I used the flowers without colored.
For decoration:
Decorate both edges of the ring with color stones to give border to the flowers.
Instead of color stones, we can also use big shining beads to decorate the border.
I have used red, green and blue color resin stones. We can also paint the normal pebble stones with nail polishes and decorate the borders. 
That's all... A beautiful wall craft is ready to hang...
Hang the craft on wall using a push pin. 
This craft is very simple to make, all we want to spend some more time to make flowers in large numbers. we can do it side by side watching tv, chatting with family.
Hope you will like this craft, feel free to give your comments and feedback. Thanks.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hanging craft with egg carton and tissue holder flowers!

Materials used:

Large paper plate - 1
Small paper cup - 1
Egg carton
Tissue tube holders
Paints, Glitters, Confetti,
Scissors, and Glue gun


For making tissue holder flowers: 

Cut the tissue holder like flower petals as shown in picture.
Glue the petals on one over another in round shape like a flower using hot glue gun.
For center bud, cut the tissue holder into small small oval shaped pieces.
Take a piece in  hand, hold one edge and press down its center with a finger to get heartin-like shape, and glue the pressed center to fix the shape.
Fix the bud at the flower center. Make flowers as many as needed and paint  and decorate them as you like.

For making egg carton flowers: 

Cut the egg carton shells separately. Then cut each egg cartons in to flower shapes.
Paint the flowers with the colors of your choice and decorate with glitters and confetti.

Decorating the first layer hanging:

Take the large paper plate and glue tissue holder flowers over its whole side edges completely using hot glue gun.
Decorate the inner side of the plate with glitters.

Decorating the second layer hanging:

Glue the egg carton flowers over the sides of the small paper cup and decorate the outer side of the plate with confetti.

For the center hanging:

Make tissue holder heartin bud chain with 3 heartin and 3 egg carton flowers and fix them as shown in the picture.
Final work:
Before joining the first and second layer hangings, put four holes in the large plate and insert strong threads through the holes and knot them together on over the upper side of the plate to get a single hanging.
Then, join both the plates with using an egg carton flower in the middle as like in the picture.
Use a push pin and hang the craft on the middle of the room wall.
This craft is easy and we can make it with recycling materials like egg carton and tissue tube rolls.
Try this hanging craft at your home and comment your feedback.
Click here to read my YouTube video tutorial. Thank you...!!!
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