DIY Christmas crib – Nativity scene

Hello buddies 🙂

Wish you all Merry christmas 🙂 🙂 This christmas season brings in so much of happiness and joy in our lives isn’t it. Its lot more crafty than any other festival season. Everyone tries to make something for christmas or make some christmas gifts. It might be a star or an ornament for the tree or  a simple decoration for christmas. So much creativity and different crafts everywhere. I am so excited to share mine as well. This is the first time I attempted to keep a christmas crib/ nativity scene at my house. I will show you how I made it.nativity scene

Supplies Required :

  • An old cardboard box
  • Dry hay
  • Oil paper
  • Glue scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Set of dolls for the scene

My method :

  1. Main DIY part of my crib was the shed. I had one cardboard box which I cut and altered as a small hut. See the photo below for stepscrib
  2. Once the shape of the hut is ready cover it up with black oil paper. If you got brown paper well and good.
  3. No need to cover the roof top. We have got a plan for it 😉
  4. Once the outer walls and insides of the hut is completely covered we have to cover the roof. I used dry hay for the roof.
  5. Cut the hay into long pieces of almost equal length and stitch it on the roof. Apply glue before stitching so that it has extra holding.crib
  6. Now the shed is ready 🙂
  7. Place all the dolls inside. Cover the Baby Jesus with some cloth and place some hay below the baby as well.dolls
  8. I didn’t get the angel doll so I used up a angel tree ornament and stuck it on the back wall.
  9. And finally the golden star on the top 🙂 It is the favourite part of my crib. I will write a separate post on how I made this star 🙂 For now just the crib 🙂golden star
  10. All decorations done ! 🙂 Thats it my pretty nativity scene ready 🙂crib
  11. I even made a christmas star and Kept a christmas tree 🙂 check it out 🙂star
  12. tree

How is my crib ? Share your thoughts and comments as well as your christmas crafts.

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Merry Christmas 🙂

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DIY Recycled Phone Stand

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Recently I have been misplacing my cellphone and often end up searching it.Then I thought about this quote “A place for everything, Everything in its place“. So I decided to make a phone stand to keep my phone.Then I will not place it everywhere and loose it. As my trademark I have made this one also as a Recycled-purposeful-attractive phone stand.This time I used a cookie box as my recycle material.Phone Stand

Things required

  • Cookie box
  • Cardboard
  • Handmade paper
  • Glue
  • Your Phone 🙂

Ready ? Shall we move to the tutorial ? OK now follow the pictures you will be more comfortable  than my words

My Method :

1.Cut the cookie box into two halves. You can either separate the pieces or stick it together.
Phone stand steps2.Cut a slant piece impression int the front.
3.Stick cardboard pieces on all the sides as well as the bottom.
4.Cover it with hand made paper
Phone stand steps5.Add a monogram and personalise it 🙂 Neat and cute 🙂Phone StandOne for me and One for my Buddy 🙂

Here are a few variations I made
This one I made for my Parents Wedding Anniversary 🙂DSC09404

This is for me and my Buddy 🙂Phone Stand

This triplet one I made for my sister and her family 🙂phone

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Recycled Cardboard Vase

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As all of you know I am so very much addicted to DIY recycled crafts. I saw one of such a craft – cardboard vase here. As soon as I saw the post I set out to try this simple recycle craft :). It came out very well. I am using this vase as a center piece for my coffee table. Since I don’t get fresh flowers everyday, I kept money plant inside the vase. It grows in  water so well and It looks Greeny all the time :). Here is how I made it with little variations from the original post.cardboard vase

Cardboard Vase

Supplies you will need :supplies

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cylindrical cardboard tube ( I used shuttlecock box )
  • Old CD
  • Small Glass bottle (Planter)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft Knife

My Method :

  1. First step is to cut 1/2 inch strips of the cardboard.
  2. Make sure you cut against the corrugations.The grains should be seen along the length of the strips.cardboard cutting
  3. Cut these strips into 1 1/2 inch pieces. You will need loads of such pieces so cut enough of them.
  4. Now comes “The making of the vase”. Start arranging the pieces in the shape of a hexagon on the CD, this forms the first layer.arranging
  5. Place the cylindrical tube on the CD. Make sure the tube fits inside the hexagonal shape.
  6. Arrange the next layer pieces alternatively on top of the first.
  7. Continue arranging and glue the pieces around the tube until the tube is covered.Arranging
  8. Once completed remove the tube outside and let the glue dry.remove tube
  9. After drying again place the tube inside and place the glass plant bottle inside the tube.plantercollage
  10. Finally paint the CD with Black colour. This step is optional if you wish to have the shining effect of the CD you can leave it as it is.Cardboard Vase
  11. Thats it Vase ready ! table

It comfortably sits on my coffee table 🙂 Such a simple and beautiful recycle craft adoring my coffee table 🙂

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