[Handmade]-DIY 3D Christmas Ornament

DIY Ornament

DIY Ornament

If you’re tired of the boring same old template of a snowflake people and designers alike have been feeding us all these years, try to make this 3D felt ornament model instead. It will bring an art ambiance and contemporary feeling to your homestead. The curves and the Ogee shape will definitely awe people that expect the classical dull representation of a snowflake when you tell them you decorated your home with some felt models. Its beauty is only surpassed by its simplicity, making it one of the most ingenious decorations you will make this Christmas. From a piece of 3mm thick 100% wool felt, with a chalk liner pen and a cut knife, you will make your very own felt ogee snowflake. Here is what you need to do.

Firstly, cut your piece of felt into a 6×6 inch square and mark lines 3/4 inches apart, parallel to the perimeter and one line from corner to corner, diagonally across the square. Cut along the first line from the corner to about 1/4 inches from the diagonal line; you could use a straight edge to make the cut steadier. Be careful the felt doesn’t creep while cutting. You can do this by making 2-3 passes with the blade on the lines you cut. Repeat the process on all cuts. Make sure you keep the felt intact at each corner on the diagonal line! Brush away the chalk lines which might have remained on the felt.

Then, hand stitch with matching thread the ends of the lifted corners of the center square. Don’t let the thread hanging; cut it and hide the knot between the layers. Afterward, you will need to lift the corners of the second square, but only after you turned the piece over! Repeat the previous technique and stitch together at each point. Continue to turn the piece over; overlap points and stitch. Don’t stop until all 4 squares are stitched.

You finish the ornament by creating a hanging loop at one end with a thread. Feel free to decorate with a few felt balls. The 10 inch length snowflake can now be placed in the kitchen or in the living room so people coming in will be amazed by this wonderful Christmas DIY art decoration.

Source: www.goodshomedesign.com

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[Decoration]-Kids Decor

Playing with the decor in a child’s room can be incredibly fun, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming. The best thing you can do is have fun! Since these little accessories are usually much less expensive than furniture, they’re not as much of an investment, and can be playful and take risks. Don’t be afraid to go outside of the box — since this is a child’s room, you can take some risks that you wouldn’t normally be able to take. But be careful not to invest too much into trends. If you do, use them with smaller items rather than big-ticket items. You want to try and decorate with the next few years in mind. And of course, prioritize what is needed over what is wanted. Don’t get trapped into thinking that certain decorative items are necessary to make your child’s room a special place! Stay within your budget.

wall decals

wall decals

Wall decor
Whether you’re painting a mural yourself, or scouring for kids artwork online, there are certain things to keep in mind for children’s wall art (besides which adorable print you want, of course). Make sure that any artwork or lighting you purchase doesn’t come with a frame or any pieces that could break or hurt your child. Also, be careful when hanging things on the wall. You want to make sure that everything is fastened securely, so it won’t drop or hit anyone if it falls — particularly if it’s a heavy item. Make sure that any paint you use is non-toxic.
In terms of style, be bold, but try to choose things that you can use for years to come. Personalized artwork or classic prints are great, since they’re bound to become pieces your child will always cherish. 

Textiles
When looking at rugs, blankets, curtains, and other textiles for your child’s room, make sure that you’re choosing something that’s easy to wash and easy to keep clean. Choose textiles that will hide stains, so you don’t have to wash them too frequently. Patterns with a mix of bright and dark colors work great for this — try to avoid white and cream!
Above all else, comfort and safety are the most important things. Opt for hypoallergenic textiles that aren’t dyed with harsh chemicals. Consider what the primary purpose of each textile will be, and think about what is necessary in terms of comfort, ease of cleaning, and style. 

Organization Use accessories that will help with organization. Use stylish bins that can hold toys, a fun wall hook that coats can hang on, or playful jewelry racks to avoid tangled charm bracelets.
Keep your child’s interests in mind. What hobbies do they have? What do they love to do? Encouraging these hobbies through the decor is something that will never go out of style. Find a fun rack to hang soccer cleats from, or an industrial bin to store baseball gloves and balls in. Expand on their personality. 
Search for the decor that fits your child’s room best.

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[Decoration]-Creative Ways to Decorate Bedroom Light Switch Covers

Light Switch Cover

Light Switch Cover

Light switch covers are typically made of plastic, metal or wood. Some are made of cast resin, but they are not usually very unique. It is possible to decorate plain plastic or wooden outlet coverings using creative and colorful options. Do not spend money on ready made decorative electrical plates. Instead, try these creative ways to decorate light switch covers, and use the photos as visual guides. They can be designed to coordinate with any color, subject or style.

Decorate Light Switch Covers with Quilted Paper Cutouts

A variety of paper cutouts can be used to decorate bedroom light switch covers. To create a quilted appearance, cut out one to two-inch squares using decorative edged scissors. Use the first photo as a guide; slightly overlap the pieces until the entire light switch plate is covered. Decoupage works beautifully to hold the pieces in place, and it gives the paper a layer of protection.

Use Scrapbook Stickers for Dimensional Decorations

Stickers that are designed for decorating scrapbooks are good for more than just memory making. They can be used to easily decorate bedroom light switch covers. Search for scrapbook stickers that coordinate with the bedroom theme, and arrange them to create an eye catching design or theme.

Create Beautiful Grouted Plates

Use broken bits of tile and grout to cover ordinary plates. Other small items can be added for texture. For convenience, buy a small container of ready made grout for crafting. Broken tiles or those that can be easily broken with a rubber mallet are available in craft stores. Follow product directions for best results, and use a soft damp sponge to remove the excess grout and clean up the tiles.

Add Glow-in-the-Dark Embellishments

Glow-in-the-dark embellishments are ideal for bedroom light switch covers, especially in children’s rooms. For something really simple but decorative and unique, stick on stars, moons and planets that will glow for several minutes after the lights go out. Ordinary decorations such as stickers or painted designs can be made to glow in the dark with a coat of special acrylic glaze. It is available online and in stores that sell acrylic craft paint. Just about any decoration can be designed to look great during the day and glow in the dark at night.

Source: voices.yahoo.com

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