DIY Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

How To Make A Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

Easter season would not be complete without a door décor.  Door decors can vary from wreath, garlands or even simple season signage.  In this tutorial, we will be recycling a cardboard that are most of the time, disregarded and are thrown in the trash.  Corrugated board will be made instead of buying one in the market.  This will be a time-consuming activity, but I assure you, this is worth the wait.  Let us begin making one now!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • 2 pieces rectangular cardboard
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brushes
  • a piece of pipe cleaner
  • wood skewer
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • Scotch tape or clear tape
  • ruler
  • scratch paper
  • cutter or X-acto knife
  • hot glue

How to Make a Corrugated EASTER Door Decor tools needed

Step 2: Insert the wooden skewer on the side space of the cardboard the pull the upper layer up.  Continue doing this until you have your own corrugated board.

Step 3: Paint the corrugated board using a gradient.

Step 4: Let the paint dry for an hour.

Step 5: Get the other rectangular board and curve the sides of it.

Step 6: Paint the curved board using the green acrylic paint.  Let it dry for an hour of two.

Step 7:  On a piece of scratch paper, make a bold lettering of the word E-A-S-T-E-R.  The type of font and the size would vary on the width of the corrugated board that you have.

Step 8: Cut the E-A-S-T-E-R letters.

Step 9: Arrange the E-A-S-T-E-R letters on the back of the corrugated board on a reversed way.  Tape it on the back of the corrugated board.

Step 10: Cut each of the letters based on the letter patterns.

Step 11: Arrange the E-A-S-T-E-R letters on the green cardboard or the backboard.  Take note of the spacing, this should be properly observed.

Step 12:  Hot glue each of the letters on the backboard.

Step 13: Form a V-shaped on the pipe cleaner.  This will be used for hanging the door décor.

Step 14: Hot glue the pipe cleaner on the middle top part of the EASTER door décor.

Step 15: Finally done!  You now have a corrugated EASTER door décor.

Step 16: Hang this on your front door or even on your bedroom door.

How to Make a Corrugated EASTER Door Decor

This corrugated EASTER door décor is perfect to welcome the Easter season.  The manual way of corrugating the board saves you money from buying the commercially available corrugated boards.  You just need a typical cardboard from your usual home boxes that are unused already.  You can put some designs based on your liking to exhibit your own personality.

DIY Adorable Easter Chick Keyring

How To Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring

Keyring accentuates our plain keys.  Keyring are usually made from plastic, metal or cloth materials.  Some are cartoon-inspired, some are names or acronyms, and some are simple objects seen anywhere.  Some people use keyrings since they are having a hard time finding their keys at times or this serves as a simple key organizer.  These are also good giveaway items during festive events and perfect as gifts, as well.  In this activity, we will be making an Easter-inspired chick keyring that you will surely love.  Let’s start making one now!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • 3 pieces craft felt (yellow, orange and red)
  • keyring
  • big sewing needle
  • scissors
  • 2 pieces crochet thread of different colors
  • craft felt fillings

How to Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring tools

Step 2: Cut a pair of egg shape or oblong shape from the yellow craft felt.

Step 3: Single thread the needle with an orange crochet thread.

Step 4: On a piece of egg-shaped felt, sew a pair of eye.  Sew two small cross stitches for each eye.

Step 5: Cut a small piece of rectangle with pointed ends.

Step 6: Fold the rectangle, aligning the pointed ends of it.  Sew this just below the eyes of the chick.  This will serve as the beak of the chick.

Step 7: Get the other piece of egg-shaped craft felt and align it at the back of the first one.  Sew the egg-shaped chick together using a blanket stitch.  Leave a small opening on the chick.

Step 8: Cut the craft felt fillings into tiny bits of pieces.

Step 9: Fill the chick with the craft felt fillings on the opening.

Step 10: Continue sewing the chick to seal it.

Step 11: Cut 4-6 centimeter long blue green crochet thread.

Step 12: Loop the end of this thread together.  This will be used to hang the chick egg.

 Step 13: Insert the looped blue green thread to the topmost part of the chick and permanently fix this to the chick by locking the main blanket stitch of the chick body.

Step 14: Cut a pair of wings and feet from the orange craft felt.

 Step 15: Sew the feet on the bottom part of the chick egg using a simple cross stitch.

Step 16: Sew the wings on both sides of the chick egg and use the same simple cross stitch on it.

 Step 17: Insert the keyring on the looped thread.

Step 18: Finally done!  You can now use this and place your keys on it.

How to Create an Adorable Easter Chick Keyring final craft

You can also use cotton as fillings to the chick egg.  If you want a funky chick, you can use other craft felt colors to it.  This is a perfect Easter gift for your loved ones.  This Easter chick keyring is simple yet adorable.  So make one for yourself and friends now!

DIY Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art

How To Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art

Tabletop art gives life to our plain old tables in our homes or even in our own offices.  These tabletop arts can also adapt a theme, in accordance to the season.  Since Easter is just around the corner, we will be making a thematic tabletop art.  Carrot, commonly linked to rabbits, that are part of the Easter symbols, will be used as the subject of this tabletop art.  We will use a chevron design in the background to create a classy feel to it.  If you are in the mood for some art stuff, then this is the right time to make this.  Let us start!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this activity:

  • red and blue acrylic paint
  • cardboard
  • paint brushes
  • masking tape or paper tape
  • orange construction paper
  • scissors
  • green construction paper
  • gray construction paper
  • short pointed scissor
  • black pen
  • pencil
  • white glue

How to Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art tools

Step 2:  Make a series of chevron on the cardboard using a masking tape or paper tape.

Step 3:  Paint the lower part of the board with blue acrylic paint.

Step 4: Paint the topmost part of the cardboard with red acrylic paint.

Step 5:  Using both brushes, blend the blue in the bottom and the red on top in the middle of the cardboard to form a purple color.  This should look like a color gradient from blue to red.

Step 6: Let the paint dry for an hour or two.

Step 7: While waiting for the paint to dry, cut the orange paper lengthwise into two equal parts.  Sketch the body of the carrot using a pencil.

Step 8: Finalize the carrot body using a black pen.

Step 9: Cut the carrot body drawing.

Step 10: Sketch the top leaf of the two carrots using a pencil.  Finalize the drawing using a black pen afterwards.

Step 11: Cut the top leafs accordingly.

Step 12: Glue the top leafs on the body of the carrots.

Step 13:  Glue the carrots on the grey paper.  Let the white glue dry for a while.

Step 14:  Cut the carrots but leave a small border from the grey paper, thus creating a 3D-ish effect.

Step 15: Once the paint dries from the board, remove the masking tape or paper tape carefully.  You can now see the chevron on the board.

Step 16:  Arrange the carrots on the chevron board based on your preference.  Glue it on the board to permanently fix it.

Step 17: Done!  You now have your classy chevron carrot tabletop art.

Step 18: The Easter-inspired tabletop art is now ready for display.

How to Create a Classy Chevron Carrot Tabletop Art final work

You can also make a bigger version of this if you prefer one.  You can also make several carrots of different sizes to create a more complex tabletop art.  This Easter chevron carrot art can also be converted as a wall art, if you wish to have a larger scale of this.  The chevron’s thickness can also be adjusted based on your own preference.  Anything is possible, as long as you use your wild imagination.

DIY Cute Smiley Button Egg Ornament

How To Make a Cute Smiley Button Egg Ornament

Kids love cute and colorful ornaments during the Easter season.  Since Easter eggs are symbolic during the said event.  We can make a cute smiley button egg ornament easily.  This is a perfect activity for your kids that are highly safe and fun to make.  All we need are colorful buttons or designed buttons to make the egg ornament standout.  So let us start the fun now!

Step 1:  Gather all the materials needed for this activity:

  • a plastic egg
  • several smiley buttons
  • ½ centimeter thick red satin ribbon
  • 2-centimeter thick green satin ribbon
  • hot glue
  • scissors

How to make button egg tools

Step 2:  Cut 6 to 8 centimeter red satin ribbon.

Step 3:  Make a loop from the red ribbon and glue it on top or the pointed part of the plastic egg.

Step 4:  Hot glue the first row of smiley buttons from the top.  Take note of the spacing in between buttons.

Step 5:  Fill the next line of smiley buttons.  This should window the spaces of the first row.  Do these on the succeeding rows until you completely fill the whole plastic egg.

Step 6:  Make a bow from the green satin ribbon.

Step 7:  Glue the green bow in the base of the red satin ribbon on top of the plastic egg.

Step 8:  You are now finally done with your cute smiley button egg ornament!

Step 9:  You can now hang your cute smiley button egg ornament in your window or anywhere you want.

How to make button egg final

Having more plastic eggs in different colors will add fun to the activity.  More decorative buttons are necessary, if you wish to make more of this egg ornament.  You can also put some twist to the egg ornament and add more ribbons if you like.  Make more and display this in your windows or even on
your Easter tree or in the stairs handle.  Hope you like it!

DIY Charming Bunny Puppet

How To  Make A Charming Bunny Puppet

Kids love puppet shows and one way to impress them is to have it on an Easter party.  Most Easter parties have bunny mascots or bunny puppet shows.  But did you know that you can create a puppet show without the hassle of buying an expensive puppet or making a complicated puppet for that matter?  Let me teach you how to make one, in an easy and simple way.  The way that you can pull it out flawlessly, so let us start now!

Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed:

  • 4 pieces craft felt (yellow, blue, black and green)
  • crochet thread
  • big sewing needle
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • pattern paper
  • pencil

 Charming bunny puppet tools

Step 2:  Draw a rabbit body that fits your whole hand.  The thumb and the pinky finger will be the side hands of the bunny, while the index, middle and ring finger will form the body of the bunny.  Cut the pattern afterwards.

Step 3: Using the pattern, cut two pieces of these in a blue craft felt.

Step 4:  Cut a pair of bunny ears in the yellow craft felt.

 Step 5Sew the bunny ears on the green craft felt.  Use a running stitch in a single thread.

Step 6: Cut the sides of the bunny ears and leave a small border on the edge.

Step 7: Align the blue craft felt body and sew them together using running stitch.  Start on the side of it and make sire to leave the bottom part open.

Step 8:  Upon reaching the topmost part of the body, insert the pair of bunny ears in between the top and sew them together with the body.

 Step 9: Cut a pair of eyes, and mouth from the black craft felt and cut a nose from the yellow felt.  Hot glue the facial features of the bunny on the middle topmost part of the body.

 Step 10:  Finished!  You now have a charming bunny puppet ready for a show!

 Step 11: Wear the bunny puppet.  You can use this bunny puppet in an Easter show.

Charming bunny puppet final

You can make several of these, in different facial expressions and of different colors to better catch the attention of the kids.  Or better yet, you can make this with the kids and make this a bonding activity with them.  These will help them use their imagination, at the same time enjoy the art of puppetry.  Hope you like it!

DIY Cute Easter Bunny Door Decor

The Easter bunny or the Easter hare is a symbolic figure of the Easter season.  They are often depicted carrying a basket full of eggs, candies or toys.  They are somewhat synonyms to Santa Claus, during the Christmas season.  Easter bunny ornaments and decors can be found in several houses during the Easter season.  As part of the celebration, we will be making an Easter bunny door décor that is easy to make, yet uses inexpensive materials.  Let’s begin!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • Corrugated boards
  • bond paper
  • pencil
  • several acrylic paints
  • paint brushes
  • 2 to 3 pieces pink pipe cleaner
  • a pair of googly eyes
  • big button
  • cutter
  • scissors
  • 2-centimeter thick red satin ribbon
  • hot glue
  • medium yellow pompoms
  • Scotch tape
  • newspaper

Do it yourself bunny door decor 1

Step 2: Draw a simple bunny on a piece of bond paper.  The size of the bunny would depend on your liking, but for this tutorial, we maximized the whole paper.

Step 3:  Cut the bunny pattern.

Step 4:  Tape the bunny pattern on the smooth back of the corrugated board.

Step 5:  Cut the corrugated board based on the bunny pattern.

Step 6:  Remove the bunny pattern on the board once you finished cutting it.

Step 7:  Cover the working table with newspaper to avoid unnecessary paint drips later.

Step 8:  Paint the corrugated part of the board.  The design of the bunny would depend on your liking, but the colorful bunny, the better.

Step 9:  Let the bunny dry for an hour.

Step 10:  Hot glue the googly eyes on the head of the bunny.

Step 11:  Hot glue the button just below the eyes.  This will be the bunny’s nose.

Step 12:  Cut the three pipe cleaners into two equal parts.  Hot glue the pipe cleaners on each side of the nose, three on each side.  This will be the bunny’s whiskers.

Step 13: Hot glue the pompoms on the middle part of the bunny’s tail.

Step 14: Cut the red satin ribbon.  This should be a foot long.

Step 15:  Hot glue red ribbon on top of the bunny’s ear.  This should be placed on the back part of the bunny décor.

Step 16: The cute Easter bunny door décor is finally done!

Step 17:  The Easter bunny is now ready for hanging in your front door.

Do it yourself bunny door decor 17

This Easter bunny can also be displayed on the window and even serve as a wall décor.  You can make several Easter bunnies of different size and design.  This craft tutorial is a perfect family bonding activity that will definitely enhance your child’s creativity.  Hope you like it!

How To Start A Blog In 20 Minutes – FREE Step-by-Step Guide

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Get your blog started with this simple guide to setting up WordPress.

Blogs are a fantastic way to reach a vast audience and to get your message across and luckily, it is now easier than ever before to get involved in blogging, without having to know how to code or anything of the sort. In as little as 20 minutes, anybody can get their blog up and running, and start posting content for their audience.

If you are ready to take your first step into the big wide world of blogging, then let’s get started!

The Essentials:

When it comes down to it, a blog is a website, and pretty much all websites have some certain requirements. Here is what you will need to do:

  1. Get a domain name
  2. Choose a reliable web host
  3. Decide on a blogging platform
  4. Write your first post

We are going to take a closer look at each of these items and boil it down to the basics.

Step 1 & 2: Your Domain Name and Hosting

For this guide, we will be using HostGator, a fantastic and reliable seller of hosting and domain names. Thanks to their simple sign-up process, we can kill two birds with one stone and get our hosting and domain needs taken care of at the same time.

Head on over to www.hostgator.com and click Get Started Now. At the moment, HostGator offers 3 main web hosting packages, Hatchling, Baby, and Business. For most new bloggers, Hatchling will be all you need to get up and running, and there is always room for expansion later, so for this guide that is what we will use.

click get started now

Here you will be greeted by a pretty simple sign-up form, the first section being about your new blog’s domain name. If you have already got one handy, just type it into the box and move on to section 2. If, however, you do not already have a domain name, luckily you can grab one here now.

For this guide, I’m going to get a new domain. The text box lets you input a name, and the dropdown box lets you select a Top Level Domain (TLD) such as .com, .net, or in this case, .space. I have decided to go with bloggable.space. I think it has a nice ring to it. If your desired domain is not available, HostGator will helpfully suggest a few similar ones which you might be interested in, but it is always good to have a few ideas handy, lest you first choice already be taken.

it is always advisable to pick a .com extension.

When it comes to picking a domain name, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the best results.

  1. Keep it short, keep it simple – I’m sure most people would agree that short, simple domain names are quite a bit more memorable and easy to type than their long-tailed counterparts. For example, favorite-foods-from-around-the-world.com is long, easy to misremember, and overall less user-friendly than ww.foodworld.com, or something like that.
  2. Make it memorable, but relevant – If you want your blog to pick up traction, it needs to have an identity, and the best place to start building this image is your domain name, as a lot of the time, this is the first thing your prospective readers will see. Make sure you pick something descriptive and in-tune with what you blog about, but not something so generic that it fails to stand out from the crowd.
  3. Don’t get too crazy with the options – As I mentioned above, I went with the .space TLD instead of something more traditional like .com. This isn’t always the best idea. Sometimes it can work in your favour, but if not carefully chosen and built upon properly, it can make the site look gimmicky or tacky. The traditional TLDs like .com, .org, .net, etc are usually a safe bet. I only chose the .space domain this time for demonstrative purposes, but make sure you keep this in mind when choosing your own.

After finding a domain name which suits you, you can move on to Section 2. Here you can choose your package type, billing cycle, and some account details.

Select the hatchling plan if you intend to host only a single website.

I’m going to stick with the Hatchling plan for this guide, but if your needs differ, you can always choose a more advanced package, or upgrade later.

Section 3 is all about your Billing info and payment method, so fill this out as you see fit, and scroll on down to section 4.

Here you can opt to add a few additional services to your hosting plan, such as anti-hacker protection, easy backups, SSL certificates, and Gmail for business. It is worth noting that the Hatchling plan cannot make use of SSL certificates, so if this is a requirement for you, you may need to opt instead for the Baby package. If you are on a bit of a budget and don’t think the add-ons will help you too much, you can opt-out of the pre-selected ones by unticking the checkboxes. This is a good way to save a few dollars, so be sure to take note.

Select only the options you think you need. You can always opt for more services later.

Once you have made all your selections, review your choices and proceed to the checkout. After a brief period for payment processing with your chosen method, you will be taken to your new HostGator account.

Step 3: Your Blogging Platform

Now That you have your hosting and domain name, you need an actual blog. There are a number of options for this, but perhaps none as well known and robust as WordPress. WordPress is a free blogging platform with a crazy amount of support, free themes, free plugins, and a large knowledgeable and helpful user base who are always keen to help a fellow blogger out. If you want to avoid headaches in the future, and have your blog functional and secure as soon as possible, WordPress is the way to go.

Because WordPress is so popular, HostGator offers super simple installation for it. From your account dashboard, click on the Hosting tab, and you will be taken here.

 

Click on "Get Started with WordPress Today"

Click on “Get Started with WordPress Today”, to do just that. You will be taken to a simple installer which will ask you to select the domain for installation (in case you have more than one) as well as the directory you wish to install to. Most people will want to leave the directory field blank, as adding something here such as “wordpress” will result in that being added to your final base URL, in my case it would be www.bloggable.space/wordpress. To avoid this, just leave the field blank, and click next.

If you are only interested in owning a blog, leave the space to your right hand side blank and wordpress would be installed in your base url

You will be prompted for a few details, such as your name, username, and an email address. Fill this information you as you desire and click next.

After a short delay, you will get a message indicating that the installation is complete, and you will be presented with your base URL (Installed To) as well as the username you set just a moment ago, and the password for your new account (which you can – and should – change after logging in).

To log in to you WordPress Admin Panel, the easiest way is to take your base URL which you were just given, and append “/wp-admin” to it. It should look something like www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin.

type your domain name forward slash wp-admin to login to wordpress. i.e. www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin

You will be presented with the WordPress login page. Enter your previously chosen username, and provided password here and click “Log In”.

Welcome to WordPress. Time for the fun stuff.

When you log in, a handy setup wizard will guide you through a few settings such as your Blog’s name and Site Description. Don’t stress too much about these, they can be changed at any time in the settings menu, found in the left hand sidebar. WordPress is designed to work right out of the box, but part of its charm is that it is infinitely extensible. For pretty much any need you have, you can find a Free (or premium) theme or plugin to fulfil your requirements. I would suggest finding a theme to spruce your new blog up a bit, as the default ones provided by WordPress are a bit bland, to put it lightly. To get going quick, you can check out the built-in theme store from the menu in Appearance > Themes and then clicking “Wordpress.org Themes” at the top. Find something you like, click install, then click activate, and you’re off to the races.

Step 4: Your first blog post.

WordPress is a truly powerful Content Management System (CMS) and one of the uses for which it really shines is traditional Blogs. Getting started with your posting couldn’t be easier luckily, as you are about to see.

In the sidebar, click on Posts and you will be shown your latest blog posts, and the default sample one if you haven’t already removed it. Up the top, click on “Add new” and get ready to start writing.

click on "add new" to start a new post

You should see at the top of your screen “Add New Post”. If so, it is time to get started, at last! You can enter a title now, come back to it later, or maybe just put in a placeholder. You will have time to review before you publish your writing.

In the main body content area, you can start writing your post, complete with all of the formatting and media options you would expect of a blogging platform of WordPress’ calibre. At the right hand side you will notice a few boxes with some interesting options, such as post category, tags, format and publication status. Often, sticking with the defaults will be fine, but it never hurts to give your posts a category and some tags to keep things organised further down the line.

If you don’t feel you can hack it all in one sitting, you can save your work as a draft and continue later, or if you finish writing but do not want to make it live for the world to see quite yet, you can schedule the post to be automatically published at a certain date and time.

Enter the title of your post and the body of your post and publish

Once you have finished working on your first post, adding any necessary links or images using WordPress’ toolbar, you are ready to publish it. Fear not if you make an error, as you can always unpublish or edit a post at any time if you feel it needs a bit more work.

Just like that, you have set up your own blog – your own website. Welcome to the world of blogging, time to make something great.