Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Make your own Christmas Star

In this post, let's see how to make simple Christmas star.

Supplies needed:
  • Color sheets of paper
  • Scissors
  • Scale
  • Marker
  • Glue gun (optional)

 First cut the paper in square shape if it wasn't in square shape before.

Now, follow the order mentioned in the figure above.
Step 1: Fold the paper in middle
Step 2: Fold the paper in such a way that bottom right corner coincides with upper side of the square
Step 3: Now, remove that previous fold and now fold it in such a way that upper right corner coincides with bottom side of the square.
Step 4: Step 2 and step 3 leaves a cross mark. Now fold it such that bottom left corner of the paper meets the center of the cross mark formed by step 2 and 3.

Step 5: Fold it in middle as in above pic
Step 6: Fold the remaining part such that it coincides with the folded part of step 5
Step 7: Fold it in middle again as in above pic
Step 8: Crease the ends properly.

Now, mark a point at around 1.5cm from the end or more if you need more steepness for star. Mark a line as shown above and cut along the marked line.

Fold the alternative edges formed and crease them properly. That's it Christmas star is ready. Isn't it so simple. Give it a try.!!
You can also stick two stars using glue gun to form two-sided 3D star.

 Thank you for dropping by. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.!!

DIY. Decorative lights

Who doesn't like to decorate one's place uniquely yet beautifully!! Let's see DIY decorative lights for this festive season.

Supplies needed
  • Thick thread or colored yarn
  • Fevicol
  • Scissors
  • One big bowl
  • Small Balloons
  • Lights
  • Colors of your choice (optional)
  • Balloon pump (optional)

Blow all the balloons and tie the moth of balloons tightly to not leak any air (This is very important as it may leave your yarn balls distorted).

Now mix fevicol and water in the ratio of 3:1 in a big bowl. Mix 2 to 3 droplets of color of your choice in the mixture of fevicol and water if you're not using colored thread/yarn. 

Drop thread/yarn into the mixture we prepared out of fevicol and water. Place a cardboard sheet below (to not spoil the floor) and roll thread/yarn dipped in fevicol mixture around balloons as shown below.

This is how it looks once you have rolled thread around balloons.

Leave them for a complete day  to dry.

Once they are dried, prick the balloons using needle and slowly remove them out of the yarn balls. This is how it looks after removing balloons.

Insert lights into it carefully and hung them. Tada.!! its done.

Thank you for dropping by.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY!! Christmas themed Gel wax candle

Whaooo.!! Are you bored of decorating home for upcoming Christmas in same old routine style?? Yipee.. You're at right place. Here is a DIY gel wax candle based on Christmas theme.

Let's get started with supplies needed:
  • Gel wax
  • Candle wick
  • Medium glass tumbler
  • Colors (green, maroon, gold etc)
  • Paint brush
  • Cardboard piece
  • Scissors/Sharp knife
  • Marker
  • Christmas tree decorative items (Optional)

There are two ways to prepare decorative items for candle.

Process 1:

Here, let's see how to prepare decorative items using cardboard. First, trace out tree shape and cut along the traced path. Along with this, trace and cut star shape on cardboard sheet. I have also cut 4 small square pieces to attach them together forming a gift box. Now, paint the tree with green color on both sides, star with gold color or any color of your choice. Also, paint four sides of gift box with some color of your choice (I have used maroon to color it). Oops.! I forgot to click picture after painting :( But yea, its visible in the final image.

Process 2:

Here, we'll see using gel wax.Heat the gel wax, mix color of your choice and pour it in the star shaped mold. If you don't have a mold prepare one by yourself (Cut a cardboard sheet and form star shape by folding it as above).

Pour gel wax on a plate, let it cool down a bit. Once it cools down, cut out tree shape from it as above.

Take glass tumbler and fix wick on the bottom using glue. Sprinkle little color sand on the bottom of the glass to give little colorful effect for candle (This is an optional process).

Now pour heated wax in the glass and carefully insert the items we prepared till now. If you're using gel based items, you need to be extremely careful on when to insert them as it may cause them to melt if inserted when the wax is hot.
I have used the ones made out of cardboard sheet (Wanted to be on a safer side ;) ). After inserting the items pour little more hot wax to nullify any disturbances caused while inserting decorative items.

Tada.!! Here is the final look of the candle.

Here are the lighted pics of the candle. :)

Thank you for dropping by.