On the day of the annual Christmas cocooning that me and my friends have, while sipping on our melomakarono beverage (a traditional Greek honey flavoured dessert but made into a drink), we also made a pillow using eco colors. All we needed was a white pillowcase, a potato and my trusted non-toxic Fusion colors (I swear by them!) and... we got started on printing! Before that, we taught ourselves the iconic Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock choreography. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but it’s the truth, OKAY?? Sidenote: The day I discovered that potatoes and apples can be used...
I’ve been trying to find a way to start this article for hours. I’ve been trapped in a circle of typing and erasing everything. The point isn’t if I like Christmas or not, or the fact that this year I decorated the entire house earlier than ever. The point is this ornament that I crafted using a piece of fabric, a basil leaf and a wooden embroidery hoop frame. It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with it and by the end of the Christmas season I may load my Christmas tree with a bunch of these. The backstory :
In this article, you will find two brilliant ideas that when combined, create the perfect construction! An easy Christmas ornament
A clever way to reuse a plastic bag and avoid environmental pollution The backstory :
I came up with this idea a long time ago. In my attempt to get rid of every single-use plastic item and all the plastic bags that have already been in the house longer than I have. But the thing was that I didn’t want to use them or throw them away, so this idea came to me: I could squeeze them into every creation possible,...
I’m so excited for this article, because I’m going to be sharing something that I love! Using a square piece of fabric, we can beautifully wrap our Christmas presents and skip the unnecessary waste that single-use wrapping paper creates. This Japanese technique is called Furoshiki and is the zero waste way to wrap our gifts without making a single rubbish. Because wrapping with less doesn't have to mean less beautiful-or less fun! By mastering this technique, you will be able to wrap everything! No matter their shape or size.
You can wrap a box, a book, a bottle of wine and...
In this festive article, I share with you an easy idea for the most elegant wood bead ornamentthat will gracefully adorn your home this holiday season. This ornament is a must-have for every Scandinavianand minimalist décorenthusiast, and what’s even better? It’s 100% natural!
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The A Shiny Day headquarters have been in a Christmassy mood for a while now, but just like the rest of the year, we never stop experimenting! Blame it on the sun generously illuminating the room, or Mitsi blessing us with her company, one thing is certain : the creative juices are flowing! However,...
Among the countless controversial issues that divide families and create heated debates that no one asked for at the Christmas table, lies the eternal question: Real or artificial christmas trees? This question is equivalent to "Were Ross and Rachel on a break?” and "Team Jacob vs Team Edward"… but make it Christmas! That’s why the A Shiny Day team, armed with the threefold: trench coat-magnifying glass-hat, turned into Sherlock Holmes, researched and shared their findings through this article.
But before we begin, I would like to share my favorite fact from this research:
The first fake Christmas tree was made by mistake...