Thursday, May 5, 2016

Car themed Thank You Notes for Kid's birthday party!

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Here is an interesting way to make Thank You notes for guests in your kid's birthday party.
Car themed Thank you Notes!
Also check out 'Butterfly Thank you' notes post here: http://happiness-is-crafting.blogspot.com/2016/04/butterfly-thank-you-notes.html






Here is a video of complete procedure:

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mother baby night light


Mother's Day is around the corner! When is the last time you made something for your mom?
Gift her something handmade this time :)
Here is an idea: A beautiful handmade night light - Simple and pretty!



Step by step instructions:


  • Take a cardstock paper 1 ft long and 1 ft wide. Fold the  paper to divide it in two equal parts. This will create two sides of the night light, each 6 inches wide. Leave 1/2 in border on left, right and bottom side. 



  • Draw your favorite design using light pencil on inner side of paper. Keep  in mind that left and right sides of your design will reverse when we flip the paper. Outer side of paper will be visible.

  • Carefully cut along the pencil markings using craft knife. 



  • Two sides of the night light are ready. Similarly take another sheet of cardstock paper and make remaining two sides.

  • Stick white vinyl paper on the inner side of both cardstock sheets.

  • Fold 1/2 border on one side of both cardstock sheets and glue them together.


  • A pretty night lamp is ready! :)





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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Butterfly Thank you Notes!

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These are little thank you notes I made for the guests on my little one's first birthday. Note opens as the butterfly splits. To add a personal touch, I have added birthday girl's little hand prints inside each note! The golden thread enclosing the butterfly note adds a great charm!




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Monday, April 11, 2016

5 Interesting Ways to Wrap Gifts for Children!


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Creative and thoughtful gift giving! In this post I am presenting you 5 creative ways to wrap gifts for kids. This will definitely put a smile on your little one's face :)


  •  Roller Skate Gift Wrap

  •  Party Hat Gift Wrap

  •  Car themed Gift Wrap

  •  Go Wild! Animal Themed Gift Wrap using Animal Shaped Cookies
  •  Balloons and Toffees





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Transform kitchen dish cloth to a fun placemat!


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This is a fun craft activity! :) Just grab your old kitchen napkins and transform them into pretty placemats or wall decors using a duct tape and spray paint. By altering colors and duct tape arrangements, come up with your own unique design!



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Here are step by step photos of complete process:

  • First collect all the material you need for this project. A kitchen napkin,  a spray paint in complementary color, duct tape and scissors. If you are making a placemat, you  might wanna use the spray paint that is water resistant.  If you are making a wall decor using this technique, any spray paint is fine.




  • Decide the pattern you want and transfer it on to dish cloth using light pencil


  • Add strips of duct tape on the pencil markings






  • Spray paint the dish cloth



  • Let it dry for 24 hours and remove the duct tape. Beautiful placemat is ready!


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Bead and wire wrapped vase


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This is a simple way to make your flower vase pretty. I have used a silver plated wire and metallized flower shaped beads in this project. Hope you like the idea!




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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Collage paintings


These paintings are created by putting together little pieces of paper cut from magazines, news papers, colored papers etc.
In the first painting snow fall effect is given by spraying white water color on the collage using a toothbrush.
In the second painting, sky is painted using paint brush and watercolors, everything else is paper.
Hope you like it! :)




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Friday, March 25, 2016

Decorative origami box


This project was a great fun! I completed it while my 16 months old took a nap.. I really enjoyed my 'me' time :D These origami boxes are extremely easy to make. You can do this project with your kids as well. It is useful and pretty at the same time!
All you need is one card stock paper of your favorite color and two decorative papers. I got these three papers from 'Michaels'. Each decorative paper cost me $0.59 and a cardstock paper for $0.75
So, total it costs $2 for 2 boxes.
Cardstock paper makes the box more durable. The multi layered decorative lid and multi layered base adds a real charm to this box :)
I am happy, as it is a pretty decent outcome for such less efforts, price and time. :)



Steps:

  • Begin with a sheet of cardstock paper. Cut it at a ratio of 2:3. The measurement of my sheet is 6 x 9 inches. 


  •  Divide your paper into three equal parts


  • Fold the first part



  • Divide the folded section into two equal parts. Bring the cut edge of folded section back out to the folded edge as shown below



  • Repeat with the opposite side. At this point your paper has three layers 



  • Open one of the folded sides over the other.



  • Bring the top corner down to meet the center fold line



  • Repeat with the bottom corner



  • Do the same with two folded corners



  • Return the cut edge to outer folded edge leaving all folded corners tucked inside 



  • Open the other folded side over the side with the tucked corners



  • Repeat the above steps to fold all the four corners 



  • Return the cut edge to outer folded edge leaving all folded corners tucked inside 




  • Finally, grasp the center of each of the inside folds. Gently pull up and out



  • Keep pulling these folds until they nearly lie flat



  • Crease the sides well



  • Unit will pop into a bowl shape



  • Next we need to make a decorative lid and base. Take measurements of the base of your box and transfer them onto a thick cardboard paper. I have used an empty diaper box to cut the lid


  • Lid consists of three layers. Bottom layer should be 1 inch longer and wider the the base of the box. Middle layer should be 1/8 inch smaller than the base of the box. Top layer is 1 inch square. Similarly, decorative base consists of two layers. Both the layers slightly longer than the base of bowl to make a visible decorative base at the bottom.




  • Cut the six squares as per measurements. To get smooth edges, sand the squares using sand paper.



  • Use decorative papers to cover all 6 squares



  •  Glue three layers together to form a lid. 



  • Similarly, glue 2 bottom layers together to form a base



  • Glue box on the base


  • Put the lid on. 



  • When you put the lid upside down on top of the box, middle layer of lid will rest inside the box to hold the lid in place.





Source: Book - 'Paper in three dimensions' by Diane Maurer-Mathison

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