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Christmas Outdoor Decor!!

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Holiday decorations create a festive atmosphere and make you think that it is holiday everywhere 😉

Well, the outdoor decorations are more fun, like you can add a wreath, some lights and my favorite is having an outdoor christmas tree that brightens the porch.

So, I have been looking for some quick, easy and less expensive ideas on outdoor tree and  found a project on PINTEREST, faux tree made from a tomato cage. Seriously. The cost is way less than average store bought tree!

Here is the video tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZwKNSwx_WE

I couldn’t wait to get started and gathered tomato cage(already on hand), faux tree garlands(4) and zip ties from 99c store and it costed $5. With some tree ornaments, bow and tree topper on hand I finished setting up my outdoor christmas tree in jus 15 minutes.

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I love it!! However, I skipped using a planter and filled with some faux gifts. To make those, pick couple of gift wrap rolls from dollar tree, wrap empty cardboard boxes and place under the tree.

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And Tadahh!!! These faux gift boxes can be used for indoor or outdoor tree 🙂

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Happy Holidays!!

DIY Cardboard Coaster Ornaments!

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Is your christmas tree up??

It is and if you are still wondering on what more ornaments can be added to make it look full??

Well, in my christmas series I have an interesting and super quick way to make tree ornaments by yourself using IKEA cardboard coasters 😉

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Isn’t it fun and unique to write some festive messages on these coasters 🙂

So, all you need is 3 items and 3 simple steps 😀

IKEA cardboard coasters – 99c (pack of 10)

Metal Single-hole punch – 99c ( 99 cent store)

Black Marker – on hand

Step 1: Gather your supplies

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Step 2 : Punch a hole

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Step 3 : Write some fun messages

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Well if you are not really keen on DIY, don’t worry you have some cool Santa Claus Coasters @ IKEA that you can use as ornaments.

Happy Holidays!!

DIY Owl Christmas Ornament

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Welcome to Christmas/holiday fun series-2 🙂

This year holiday spirits are high, it is just November and I am almost done on DIYing christmas gifts and can’t wait to finish christmas ornaments.

Well, in my search for DIY ornaments, I found really cool way of making owls @ Paging fun mums. It is super easy and using a few common supplies and some polymer clay/air dry clay you have cute little ornaments ready 😀

Do you love our cute little owl family 😉

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So, lets get started. I am sorry to post pics from original site.

There is some issue with my camera SD card and and I lost all the tutorial pics 😦

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How you make it:

Step 1 : Simply roll a ball of polymer clay/air dry clay  and cut into a circle using a bowl/mason jar cap.

When I was rolling into circle I added small pieces of contrasting clay for pattern. For grey owl ornament, added white and for red ornament, I added yellow and further red on it and rolled it all together.

Step 2: Fold the sides of the circle to form “wings” and top to form “face” .

Step 3: Stamp eyes using the lid of the marker and some details using toothpick.

Step 4: Bake it for 20 minutes @ 270 F and let it cool.

Step 5: Use metallic markers or acrylic paint to highlight the details.

And HOOT  HOOT HOORAY!!!

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These are also fun to gift to friends and family 😀

Have a great day!!

Kids Christmas Ornament Craft!!

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Yayy!!! 50 days until christmas.

Last year was first time, I have set up the tree with store-bought ornaments/decorations. We  had friends over for dinner for almost all through December. Since it was our first time, we were too excited and had multiple photo sessions 😉

Here is a picture of us – Christmas 2013 🙂

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This year, I definitely need more ornaments for my 6 FT Faux Christmas tree 🙂

I came across some really fancy  ornaments and holiday decorations, sadly they cost a pretty penny.

So, this year it is going to be D.I.Y ornaments and I am super excited to start my series with some amazing projects.

Well, in my first series it is going to be a kids chirstmas Ornament craft.

Pipe cleaner/Chennile Stem Ornaments

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I loveee them 🙂

So all you need is a scale and some white and red stems from dollar store/walmart.

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Measure the stems ( mine are 30 cms). Divide the stem to 5 equal parts ( 6 cm each side) and form 3 v’s and join the ends.

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Measure the white stem and cut 6 equal parts(10 cms each – total 2 stems). Bind 2 together which makes 3 stems. Now form “V” shape at each end and join together with a white piece of stem.

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Take each of white and red stem and twist. Bend it into half and further twist and shape it. You can add a bow too with green stem.

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See you in my next series 🙂