Friday, 30 December 2011

Folded paper rosette (out of an old book)







I have this vinyl sticker that you can see in the pic. on my bedroom wall just above the bed .And to make it stand out more I thought that these folded paper rosette made from pages of an old book (if it's a love book that's even better) will look so vintage and romantic and would make the hole look more put together.
They are so easy to make that I couldn't stop...so you can find them in my living room too.:)


Here is what you need:

An old book(you can use old sheet music too)
cissors
stapler
glue(hot glue gun or any other glue that work well with paper.
card bord(from cereal box)
Blu Tack



First take some pages out of your old book. Decide how big you want your rosette.
I did them in two different sizes.
For the big one I used the book page as it is and for the small one I cut it in half.



Accordion fold them like this. Be sure your folds are the same size. You can make them wide if you want your rosette's to have a lot of height or short folds for low height.
You can fold each strip separately or fold 2 or 3  strips together . I did them both ways and I think it was easiest to fold 2 at a time. But that's completely up to you.
 Staple the strips together.Ad as many as you need.






Open your fan and staple the ends together to form a cylinder and start to make the rosette shape;







You can trim the edges if you want  but I like the vintage look to it so I left the strips of paper as they were(rip from the book).






then glue on a card board backing.
Stick some Blu Tack on the back and you can stick it to your wall.





Done.:)


Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas

                               
                                                     Christmas morning.Opening gifts.


                                                               Playing with daddy.




                                
                                                         Hannah opening gifts.:)
I was taken the pictures so daddy was in charge of opening gifts with the girls.And also I'm not a "take my picture"kinda' girl in the morning!:)




OK,fine!Here it is.My morning face:D  Emma posing(like always) and Hannah is such a happy kid smiling all the time!

                           
                                                                   Christmas food!








                                         We are so blessed having our friends close!




A beautiful Christmas Celebrating with friends and family the birth of our Savior!




Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Holidays!



Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
May you have a blessed one filed with joy!
Let us not forget that Jesus is the reason for the celebration!!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Glitter Playdough



Play dough is a fun, clay - like substance that kids love! It is very easy to make, and provides hours of fun! It can be expensive to buy at stores, but it's very easy and costs nothing to make it at home! The only materials you will need are in your kitchen.


Here is what you will need:
4 cups all purpose flour

2 cups non-iodised salt

4 cups water

8 tsp cream of tartar(you can use lemon juice instead)

4 tbsp cooking oil



Cook and stir on med-low til forms. Careful not to burn.
If colouring, mix food colouring in water first.
I used festive colours but you can use pinks and dark blue for some fun galaxy looking dough! When cooled down, knead dough and put in sealed container.
To add glitter just use craft glitter and knead into dough. Keep adding glitter til it is as 'sparkly' as you desire.This recipe makes a ton!!!
                                                                         Have fun!!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha


I thought that between projects and crafts you would like a cup of Christmas flavoured coffee.
 It's a Starbucks inspired one .I'm not a coffee drinker but I love this one ,is just ...ymmmyy!!!
So if you like coffee..or Starbucks or Christmas.....:)  here is the recipe:


Here's what you  will need:

1 hot cup of coffee
half of one  candy cane(standard size)
2 white chocolate squares (or you can use white truffles...yummineeeess)
whipped cream (optional)


To make:

Make one cup of coffee (you can use instant or brew your own).


Crush up  half of one candy canes and pour it into your coffee while it's still steaming hot.





Mash two white chocolate  squares and stir those into the coffee.


 Make sure all the ingredients are melted and top with whipped cream if you wish.



Drink up!





Monday, 5 December 2011

Pine Cone Wreath




I had a bag of pine cones stored away ,from the fall decorations that I've made. And I used them again for Holiday decorations in this beautiful and easy to do Holiday wreath.
  This go's to show you how there's no end to how you can use pine cones to enhance your decorations.



This is what you will need:

 Fencing Wire(Heavy Duty)
Pine cones
Hot glue gun 




Hot glue the pine cones to  the wire wreath. I didn't measured mine I just eyeballed it !:)Be sure to put plenty of glue on the bottom of the pine cone to give it enough stability. I hot glued two pine cones to the  wreath and then went on the sides and glued some more to the one that is glued to the wire,to make it thicker.



From this point on you can decorate it as you wish with festive ribbon or other Christmas decorations or just live it like it is  and  just spray it with some fake snow(for crafts) .
I hot glue some  winter cranberry  and a lovely bird nest that I got from Wilkinson for just £1 and spray it with some fake snow.


Let the wreath sit and dry for awhile before you hang it.
Be sure to hang with a heavy duty hanger as this wreath will be heavy!
 As a note, this project will take a lot of glue sticks and it's best to work with clear glue sticks so that the glue does not show.


I hope you like it as much as I do!See you soon with another fun project!


Happy Crafting!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas garland

As I promised,here I am with a step by step tutorial on how to make your very own Christmas garland.It's easy and you can put those empty cereal boxes to use!You know..the boxes  you have behind your bin ,that you always forget to take out to the recycle bin....no?not you?...oh well...just me then:)


So lets get crafty!:)
                                                  Here is what you will need:


-card(I used empty cereal cardbord boxes)
-wrapping paper(in the style that you want,I went with the cranberry one)
-scissors
-glue(liquid or paste)
-a painting brush
-hot glue gun
-ribbon
Draw a heart  on a piece of card and cut it out and then trace it on the wrapping paper.




Apply a thin layer of glue all over .


...and then stick the  paper cut out hart on to your cardboard hart:)sounds funny:)and press it down.

make a little tag  like shown


and glue it down on the back


done...well..almost..
now just hang your harts on another piece of ribbon,mix them with some fairy lights and you have your beautiful partly recycled Christmas garland!
Easy and quick!