Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tissue paper flowers

Making tissue paper flowers is an easy and creative way to spend your time.
Colorful tissue paper flowers

You will need:
Tissue paper
Yarn/thread/pipe cleaner

1.Cut the tissue paper in half or cut in quarters.
2.Lay them on top of each other .
3.Then fold these in an accordion fold. (Fold your paper about 1 and half  inch wide,then flip it over and make another fold ,continue doing this until you reach the end.
4.Take a pipe cleaner or thread or wire and tie it in the middle.

5.cut the edges into petal shape.
6.Hold the flower in one hand ,now carefully open up the layers.pull as much as you can with out ripping it.Then do it on the other side

You can decorate your house with these flowers,place them in a vase or hang them..
Table cloth flowers

The red flowers above are made of dollar store bought table cloth..can you believe it?My table cloth was ripped so i used it to make these awesome flowers.

Diwali Diyas

Diya for decoration

Since diwali is the festival of sweets, fire crackers, lights and decorations…
I made pedas and decorated the wall with homemade diyas.I started this fun little homemade project with foam and glitter.

What you will need:
Foam /construction paper
Any decorating/embellishing items (beads,sequins,mirrors,glitter)

1.Cut out diya shapes from any bright colored foam and flame shape from yellow or orange foam .Glue diya and flame .Decorate them as you like with any embellishments. You can also write Happy Diwali with glitter on them.
2.Make as many diyas as you want .Decorate the wall/door with these beautiful diyas.

To make multiple diyas,trace diya shape and use it to cut more.

Diwali decoration on the wall
In India we decorate entrance of our houses with beautiful rangoli designs/muggulu to welcome our guests right?
Here are some rangoli designs for you.

Diwali Rangoli


You can decorate the entrance of your house with these beautiful rangoli designs and decorate it with flowers/petals  and diyas.
As I cant decorate it infront of my apartment here in US.i can post some pictures of rangoli designs.

Another simple rangoli design

I used Markers to draw on white paper.