Tag: Decorations

How to make large paper flowers

How to make large paper flowers_EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

We recently moved office at work and the new building has a lovely fresh feeling to it. There is lots of light, both natural and artificial and the walls are all panted in a very crisp fresh white with a fresh lime green as an accent colour. A few of the staff have indoor potted plants growing at their workstations, which add to the lovely feel of the space. I really wanted to have a plant of my own but there was one serious flaw in the idea, I kill plants! It’s not like I try to kill them or that I only kill sensitive plants, I genuinely kill any plant I look after! I was determined not to let this small flaw, ruin my plan and decided to think a little creatively. If I can’t keep live plants then artificial plants would have to do! I didn’t want to just get a plastic plant, I wanted something a little more lively, something with a little more soul. So, I thought I would make myself some flowers. I have the perfect blank wall next to my desk to display something sweet! (more…)

DIY Valentine’s Day Garland

DIY Valentine's Day Garland by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Red roses, boxes of chocolates, heart shaped cards and romantic gestures. All heart melting things that let us know that it is coming up to Valentine’s Day.  I know that Valentine’s Day is traditionally meant for singles and new couples but as a not-so-old married woman, I can’t helped be swept up by all the…

 

Red & Pink

 

…and you thought I was going to say LOVE 🙂

After finally taking down my Christmas Garland my hallway wall just looked too bare, so I decided to make a lovely romantic Valentine’s Day garland to decorate our home in celebration of the holiday of LOVE!  (more…)

DIY New Years Eve Firework Decorations

DIY New years Eve Firework Decorations by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

I hope you and your loved ones had a fantastic Christmas yesterday. I have been melting in the Queensland, Australian heat! I sure was dreaming of a white Christmas. But alas Santa didn’t make it snow in Brisbane this year 🙁

There isn’t much time after Christmas for recovering before New Years Eve rolls around. If you are hosting a New Years Eve party you only have a few days to take down all the Christmas decorations and dress the house in glitz and glam already to welcome in the New Year. Today I will show you a really easy and simple craft perfect for your New Years Eve celebrations.

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12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts

12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

It is literately only days until Christmas. Six to be exact. That means that you have six days to get those last minute gifts, finish the decorating and six whole days to do Christmas crafts 🙂

I have been keeping an eye out for some really quick and easy crafts that you can do as last minute Christmas gifts or decorations. Here are my favorite 12, that is 2 per day 🙂

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How to make an Easy Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath by Eclectic Handmade Creations

“Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favourite time of the year…”

The stores have had Christmas decorations out for months and the Christmas carols have been playing in the malls for weeks. It is all pointing to the tell tale sign that Christmas is just a few short weeks away! To be honest with you I couldn’t be happier, I LOVE Christmas!!! I just love spending time with family, feasting on all the yummy food and giving gifts to my loved ones. I love giving gifts to loved ones so much so, that I am usually already finished by the end of October and there is nothing left for me to do for weeks; fyi that is a bad thing, I like preparing for Christmas. Although, I do have a rule that in our house decorations don’t go up until the 1st of December. It is SO hard to wait until then, I am such a child. This year however, I broke that rule. I know, how naughty of me. Tisk, tisk, tisk! But, it was for a great reason! For the past few years, I have wanted to make a Christmas wreath. This year I finally got around to making one, thanks to you; well, I needed something for you to read. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I literally stood at the door for at least a full 5 mins looking at it, just marvelling at how well it turned out! There was just no way that this masterpiece wasn’t going up as soon as it was finished!

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Halloween Decorations

Nothing quite puts you in the mood for a holiday or a party, quite like decorations. Having spooky bats, wicked witches and ghastly ghosts flying around the house may delight or frighten you. Perhaps bubbling cauldrons and eerie giant spider webs adorning the walls will do the trick. Or maybe black cats stalking around corners and horrifying web coated dead trees would be for you. Or perhaps just simple Jack-O-Lanterns is more your speed.

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Halloween Party Ideas

There isn’t much of a history of celebrating Halloween in Australia, however the Halloween fever is slowly spreading to this side of the pond. It has come a long way since it’s early UK heritage, these days the young children celebrating it wouldn’t be able to imagine the origins of their favorite sugar filled holiday.

When it comes to Halloween, there are two groups of people. There are those that love it and those that loath it. I suppose there is a third group of people; those that really just don’t care. Mr Hubby is in the last group but I do suspect that my yearly insistence on celebrating Halloween may cause him to learn to loath it, or if I’m lucky he may even learn to love it. Hey, a girl can dream can’t she?

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