Holiday Crafts Archive

Quilling Christmassy Earrings – DIY

This is a DIY on making quiling earrings in the Christmassy colors red and green. This is my first attempt at making something using Susan’s beehive quilling technique as well! So let’s begin the tute on making these pretty pair of Christmassy earrings…!

Quilling Christmas Tree Card

Here is a handmade quilling Christmas tree card made using patterned card, white card stock and paper strips for quilling. Small white rhinestones have been used minimally. The colors are mild giving the card a simple and elegant look.

Tulsi Pot Diya Decor – DIY

Tulsi pot or tulsi maadam as it is called is considered auspicious and adorns many homes. This tutorial shows how a tulsi pot shaped diya can be decorated in a simple and charming manner.

Kundan Flower magnets – DIY

Easy and quick craft project… kundan flower magnets made using rhinestones and craft foam… to add sparkle to your festive decor.

Kalash Tikka Holder – DIY

This is a simple activity which involves embellishing a plain roli tikka holder with materials of your choice. This decorated tikka holder can be used to invite guests for festivals such as Navrathri and Diwali.  These can also be cool giveaways for Navrathri!

Lucky Hearts – Simple Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on making tiny lucky hearts using patterned paper. These can be converted into cute cup cake toppers, you can fill in a jar of these lucky hearts to give your loved ones, make jewelry out of them…. so many possibilities!!

Floating Kundan Diya – DIY

Its hard to imagine how a few rhinestones and a piece of foam can give us these lovely pieces of adornments for a home. Here is a tutorial on how to make a floating kundan diya with simple tea-light candles and rhinestones.

Seashell magnets – Tutorial

A tutorial on making some lovely seashell magnets with Valentines Day theme has been showcased here. These magnets can quickly brighten up your mood!

Quilling Hearts Tutorial

A few types of quilling hearts have been showcased here. This is just an idea of the various patterns one could do with the quilling technique. Quilling heart patterns can be done by fringing and crimping the strips too. These quilling shapes can be used in making

Patterned Card Heart Cake Toppers – DIY

Quick to make heart cake toppers can add more charm to your Valentines day celebrations! These toppers are made using patterned cards and mounted on toothpicks.

Heart Bead Earrings – DIY

We begin our valentines day crafts with these pretty pair of heart bead earrings made using acrylic crackle beads and bi-cone beads in pink and purple shades. 

Floral Embellishments Christmas Card

Handmade Christmas card made using card stock, patterned card, floral embellishments and paper quilling strips.

Yellow Green Handmade Christmas Card

Here is a handmade Christmas card made using patterned card, card stock and paper strips for quilling. Small rhinestones have been used minimally for an extra bling. The colors are cheerful and that’s what I like about it!

Glass Colored Christmas Ornaments – DIY

A lovely set of Christmas ornaments made using transparent plastic sheets or OHP sheets and painted with glass colors for a translucent effect. Adorned with rhinestones and sparkle glue…

Easy Origami Star Ornament – Tutorial

Star ornaments are the easy origami models to make and they are yet so charming!! The origami star ornament we see in this tutorial is one of the simple models around and can be made as a Christmas ornament, a holiday decor in big and small sizes or even

Origami Christmas Tree – DIY

A few neat paper folds can get you these pretty decorative origami Christmas trees – you can use them as ornaments, table center pieces and decor. These are very simple to make too… Check out the tutorial below.

Quilling Poinsettia Ornament – DIY

This tutorial shows how a quilling poinsettia ornament can be made to add charm to your Christmas tree. These adorable ornaments are pretty simple to make and are quilled using strips of paper.

Hanging Ornaments Handmade Christmas Card

Here is a handmade christmas card made using red card stock as base. Patterned paper, glitter glue, rhinestones and sequins have been used to make this simple Christmas card.

Paper Cup Diwali Decor – Kids Craft

Around Diwali time, kids are enthusiastic to play with colors and make something that they can proudly show everyone. This is a Diwali decor that kids (ages 7+) can make using primarily paper cups, colors and sparkle glue. Minimal adult supervision would be required. This decor piece

Wooden Rangoli in Blue and Silver

Following in the series of Kundan Rangoli designs we’ve been seeing this Diwali season, here is another floating rangoli design made on a wooden base. This Wooden Rangoli is made with metallic acrylic colors, pearls, rhinestones, dull gold beads, glitter glue and silver lace.

Wooden Rangoli with Kundans – Tutorial

Wooden Rangoli making tutorial made on a wooden base and decorated using green metallic acrylic color, kundan stones, pearl beads and glitter glue. 

Decorative Diyas for Diwali – Metallic Shades

A selection of 4 decorative diyas (lamps) has been showcased. One of the diya designs comes with a tutorial – these ideas are fairly easy and are made using metallic acrylic colors, rhinestones and sparkle glue.

Navratri Craft Ideas Round-Up

Navratri, the nine days of celebrating victory of good over evil begins today. On this day, we have a round-up of simple Navratri craft ideas that could make the “Golu” – dolls display more special.

Handmade Diwali Card with a Diya Center

This is a handmade card for Diwali. Basic card making supplies such as card stock, pattern paper, glitter glue and few embellishments have been used to make this card. This Handmade Diwali Card can be made in little time and the design is hence suitable for making

3D Origami Candy Bowl – Tutorial

Take a candy everyone… Artplatter.com is 2 years old today! Thank you all for your support and patronage!! Today we will see a 3D Origami Bowl model to hold colorful candy. This 3D Origami bowl is a bit time consuming and can be done in different sizes

Origami Turkey – Folding Instructions

Instructions to fold an origami turkey using paper. This is a simple model which kids can do as a Thanksgiving day project. Many such turkeys can be made in different colors and strung like a banner – easy Thanksgiving decor!

Decorative Diya and Thali Set – Tutorial

Continuing in our series of Diwali crafts, here we attempt to make a set of decorative diyas and thali. For a change, shades of blue have been used in this decor set. This decorative diya – thali set can also be gifted to your dear ones.

Cupcake Toothpick toppers for Halloween – Tutorial

Make these cute cupcake toothpick toppers in no time using construction paper and some colors. This could be a fun halloween project for kids to do too! You can come up with different designs to suit your theme.

Kundan Rangoli in Gold and Silver

You are going to be seeing kundan rangolis a lot more for the next few weeks. Its festive season and what can bring more sparkle and color to Navratri or Diwali celebrations than a colorful kundan rangoli?! Here is one such floating rangoli plate made on a

Simple Kundan Rangoli – Rearrangeable Style

Here is the first kundan rangoli in the series of rearrange-able kundan rangolis that I plan to feature. Let’s get ready to welcome the festive season with these colorful and sparkly floating rangoli designs.