Monday, December 17, 2012

Support Sandy Hook!

Send your own unique snowflakes to Sandy Hook school!

When school resumes in Sandy Hook, volunteers are trying to decorate it to look like winter wonderland. Send your snowflakes by Jan 12th.

Make a play date out of it! If you are looking for easy instructions, this post has instructions and patterns to help! Making paper snowflakes

More info on Support Sandy Hook here: http://www.pta.org/sandyhook


Friday, December 14, 2012

10 Kids craft ideas for Christmas!

There is just enough time to sneak a quick Christmas craft idea before it the holiday begins! Some absolutely easy inspiration for adding your crafty touch to decorations around the house, and some greeting card ideas too! Template for cutting paper snowflakes and handmade Christmas ornaments.

Enjoy these kids friendly craft ideas, which are made from everyday household stuff. Recycle, upcycle and do it yourself ideas for all ages. Have the most fun making and decorating this Christmas!

Colorful card stock paper, cut into Christmas theme shapes. Decorate and insert them into tapered candle votive holder. Use cutouts like Santa, ornaments, bells or star. Easy and pretty!

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Paper snowflakes are ever popular! Need helps with pretty shapes..there are a lot of easy templates here to help. Check out some neat kids friendly alphabet designs too.

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Some bits of wool and lace wrapped around a cardboard cut out. Perfect for little ones! Glue buttons and stickers. Insert in little pots, use to decorate as tablescape or hang them on windows :)


Kids get super excited about getting money! Give them a card with coins on them and watch their eyes get wide :) Use a swatch of tape to hold the coins and decorate. More ideas.

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Snowman made of parachute cord/wool and paper base. Cut circles and use white glue to stick the cord. Add button eyes and felt nose. Love the twig hands holding a tiny ornament. Cute!!

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Frugal craft that looks so neat! Mardi gras beads glued on foam shapes and spray painted. Use different sized bead length to make it more interesting. Put atop candle holders. Chic!

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Recycle idea for paper rolls (empty gift wrap rolls would be great!) Flatten it, cut slices and punch holes at same intervals, pass pipe cleaners and tie. Color them or use glitter, all done!

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Perfect for beginner at craft. Hot glue different kinds of pasta, make as many forms as you wish! Color with golden acrylic paint and hang them by ribbons. Pin it to try this holiday season!

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Love this little herd of reindeer! Collect wine corks,  and make these adorable Christmas ornaments! Supplies: Wine corks, pipe cleaners, toothpick, felt, ribbon and red beads :c)

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Decoration: Candy cane theme :)

I am so excited about the holidays!! Every where I look there is so many beautiful Christmas decorations at display. There is absolutely no dearth of ideas, but some of course are so much more fun and creative than others.

 Loving all the DIY and craft ideas that inspired to be unique and original. It also helps in keeping the budget affordable, and creative juices flowing! Here at inspirationforhome.blogspot.com there is something to suit everyone's decor and style quotient! From, elegant to fun, cute to traditional, enjoy Part 1, 2, 3 and more.

A super cute mantel decoration, in red and white color combination. The striped ornament and peppermint candy garland are perfect for the season!


An easy peasy gorgeous display to brighten up any corner! White feather boa, dollar store vase filled with peppermint candy and craft alphabets. Love!

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If you love going overboard, no problem! With a theme, it is difficult to over do. Everything is effortlessly tied together and perfectly theme appropriate :)

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Make these into a wreath, an ornament or hang by the window! Glue gun, candy canes and some Mardi gras beads is all you need for this diy.

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Love this adorable little ornament! Perfect for kids to make for friends and family. Its easy and a charming gift idea.

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Short on time, hang candy cane with coordinated ribbons to decorate the window. Some green trimmings and perfect for Christmas!

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Double sided tape, candle and candy cane to make these lovely table decoration. Little craft ideas go a long way in adding a personal touch to your holiday decor!


Foam cone are so easy to come by! Wrap red tinsel garland, use glitter or glue peppermint candy to create your own tablescape. Frugal and fun!


Decoration in the theme color put together in a group adds an instant finish. Give old decorations a make over with new coats of color and you are all set!

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Love this whimsical cute decoration. Would look gorgeous by the front door, specially on a white Christmas morning. Sure to get compliments!

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A lovely craft idea, make a felt garland of your own. Easy instructions and should be ready in almost no time. Add favorite baubles and ornaments!

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A simple striped red and white table setting for your Christmas dinner! Tie candy cane with red bands for place cards, tie ribbons to pillar candles. Simple red and white dinnerware.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11 Creative Gift-wrapping Ideas for Christmas!

I love to showcase creative ways to make every moment special. Christmas is just around the corner, and while your search for the perfect gift is on, here are some absolutely fun creative ways to wrap! Perfect for all levels of skill and budget friendly too.

Enjoy the holiday season and with these craft ideas have the most fun creating. There are so many ideas perfect for wrapping gifts for kids, grandparents and everyone! For more ideas check out an earlier post on 20 more ways!!

Little snowman for Christmas! Swatches of felt, pom poms and some ribbons. Easy blanket stitch, and fabric glue. Make the snowman into a brooch, pin on jacket or hats/bags!


Easy burlap covered recycled tins for gifting goodies. Use mod podge/fabric glue, vintage ephemera, flowers or beads. Decorate it just as you like. So elegant!

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Cutest of them all! Perfect for doting grandparents, uncles and aunts. Use your kid's drawings as gift wraps. They would love little artist's work as much as the gift itself. Love!


Nifty craft idea for teens. Punch holes on box and stitch any pattern. Heart would be perfect for Valentine's too. Maybe a colorful ornament or star for Christmas. So fun!

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Ribbons and paper quilling, easy beginner level. Use glue dots and alphabet stickers. Make it colorful and festive. Frilly elegance!


A simple bright red felt poppy can add the right pop (alliteration :P) Cut circles of petals and use a brad to fix them. A gorgeous embellishment.


Beautiful shabby chic inspiration. Little bits of lace, tinsel and yarn. Add used stamps, paper embellishment etc. Uber chic!


Store bought scrapbook supplies. They can be used in so many different combinations. Use holiday color combination, red and green. Quick and easy :)


Natural woven gift box adorned with a fresh flower. Trim the stem and insert in a slit on the cover. Pretty all natural decoration.


A complimentary tag to go with the theme on the wrapping paper. A simple touch of thoughtfulness.


Such an ingenious twist! Sew a shirt sleeve to hold a bottle, use a cuff link to bring it together, tie a ribbon to secure it further. Perfect for the men in your life.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving decoration: 10 Easy last minute craft ideas!

Thanksgiving decoration ideas; some really quick last minute inspiration for decorating your home. Simple and budget friendly ways to add the extra dose of style and beauty to your Thanksgiving decor. Surprise your family and friends with these nifty crafts. You will love displaying them!

These ideas are perfect for those busy and are trying their hands at craft for the first time. Hope you find some inspiration here! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Go rustic chic! An old fruit basket filled with flowers and fruits in autumn colors. It cannot get easier than this ;)


An impressive yet ready in no time craft for a gorgeous centerpiece! Fill glasses with tomatoes place tiered plates/trays with bay leaves as decoration. Use your own substitutes too. Done!


Love this! Craft store baskets filled with beautiful scented fall goodies. Use floral foam and knitting needle to hold the baskets in place. Fill up and decorate. Absolutely gorgeous!!


A wonderful all natural table decoration. A branch with lovely fall leaves in a small pot. Added texture of small burlap sack. Little bunches of flowers. Love the lively yellow color theme too.


Natural texture and color of pumpkin is so exotic that even a bunch of them tastefully displayed looks pretty. A very simple approach to holiday decorating!


A few branches of ginkgo tree and wild shrubs look perfect for fall-autumn decor. Turn to nature for inspiration, it has so many shades and shapes to offer :)


Its easy to find wheat sheaf during autumn months. add a bunch of bright flowers for the pop of color. An elegant twist for a rustic style wreath. Perfect for last minute rush!


An old grapes charger or wreath base can come in handy. Few sprigs of herbs and flowers looks charming when put together. It is a very rustic feel and is perfect for cottage style decor.


A really cute idea to engage kids on Thanksgiving holiday. A simple walnut shell, leaves, twig, and play dough sail boat. Float them in a bowl, will look cute on window sill or even console table!


A lovely way to dress up the window. Clean the leaves and to keep them supple and pretty spread a vaseline over them. Tie with dental floss or sewing thread. Hang on window rod!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Decoration: Ideas for Black Christmas trees!

Christmas tree is available in so many colors, and if you have been thinking about getting one and not yet made up your mind, here are some ideas to help decide! Black Christmas trees are surely non traditional but they do make a statement. And if you are looking at a modern, fun yet gorgeous Christmas Tree, Black is a good choice!

Black provides a depth and flair unparallelled to any other color. Dark rich metallic decorations go best with it. Think purple, blue, coral pink, red, green and of course gold and silver. There are so many ways to decorate a truly unique, eye-catching Christmas tree for your home!

Rich metallic colors look great with black. Vibrant combination of jewel tones of purple, emerald and fuchsia looks stunning! Garland of ribbon, baubles and holiday cards is a cute diy idea too.


Love this unusual combination! Coral pink and hint of silver on black is absolutely in trend. A very non traditional Christmas decoration but perfect for those who love experimenting.


Draw inspiration from your home decor, choose a color combination that is from among the colors in your decor. It would elevate the whole look to a new level. Black and gold is so classy!


Gray and blue decoration creates a original and tranquil Christmas tree. Butterfly decorations are unique and combines well with modern black Christmas tree. So lovely!


Go natural, simple die cut paper decorations and dried floral sticks. Keep the theme going with brown and black gift wrappings to create a very subtle and elegant Christmas decoration.


Black grand piano is the focal furniture, and black Christmas tree fits in perfectly! The garland, wreath and tree in black is chic and purple adds just the pop of color to this living room.


Upside down tree is my favourite when it comes to fun ideas! Black Christmas tree with gold and black baubles hanging down is so freaking cute. A very young modern interpretation. Love!


Rich colors, gorgeous wall paper and a lovely fireplace! Dream combination for Christmas. A simple black tree decorated in complimentary colors of purple, gold and fuchsia. Amazing!!


Different hues of gold make this dining room look absolutely festive. Black Christmas tree is balanced by the white and grays. Table setting in gold and white is simple sophistication!


By now we have seen so many gold, purple and black combination. This is a little more dramatic and oozes glamour. Unique, a part Gothic and part burlesque, a modern twist to holiday decoration.


Silver and black can never go wrong! Lot of different silver embellishments on a black Christmas tree looks fabulous. Tres chic!


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