Monday, November 16, 2015

My Champ turned 7

How on earth did that happen? So they say time flies when you’re having fun… I guess that’s true. Now, what happens when your oldest wants to throws a party? The answer is, do what he wants and make the best of it (especially in Yuara’s case, he’s such a detailed client!). So that’s exactly what we did to accommodate his love to Lego.

First of all, what couldn’t be more spot-on than throwing the party at Bricks for Kids at Bintaro @b4kbintaro Yuara loved the idea and it made the decorating so much put together already. It just fits in perfectly with the dessert table and the goodies on top all made by @alinaratih. I mean, look how cute that cake is!

After the pinata - made by moi - action, the kids got to do their activities building with bricks, made lego merry-go-round workshop, played a few games, and lastly feast on this oh-so-cute Lego tumpeng. The goodie bags I came up with were also a huge hit…and they are also open for order, of course! Just e-mail me with Lego Lunch Bag subject ;)

A great birthday it was and I am so glad that my champ loved every bit of it. Again, happy birthday, champ! Eventhough you already are the best for us, never stop trying to be better and better each and every day. We love you, kid!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween This Year…

…started early when I decorated a dessert table and window treatment at Wisma76.

Witch's hat, witch's broomstick, scary silhouettes, paper scarecrows, and spiders, were all invited but the most happy piece I came up with was that deep green colored pumpkin. How I love it!

The ragged cobwebs were made from ripped up white material, and the branches were grabbed from a tree outside my house. Put them all together with a halloween cake, cupcakes, and cookies from @lepetiterie, you get a pretty good looking halloween, don’t you think?! This is definitely my most favorite Halloween dessert table by far!

 Dressed to match the decor. Now that's what I call totality!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

DIY Doodle Clock

Telling the time is much more fun when you read from a clock made by yourself! Yep, exactly like what the kids and I did at the DIY Doodle Clock workshop at Club Kembang a few weeks back.

It was Club Kembang’s first birthday and I hosted a free DIY Doodle Clock workshop for kids aged 8-12 years old. It was great to see the enthusiasm of the kids and how lovely their clocks turned out. I was one very proud teacher that day, I tell ya!

Don’t worry if you missed out that day, coz you can make your own if you like. Here are the steps to replicate my Doodle House Clock!

What you need:
-    1 small square wooden board with roof top part
-    Paints and black marker
-    Clock machine and hands

How to make:
1.    Draw a circle in the center of the wooden board making sure the diameter is bigger than the length of the long hand of your clock. The center of the circle is where you will attach the hands and machine of the clock.
2.    For the base color, paint everything in white – incuding the roof. 
3.    Attach some dot stickers before painting for the second time. This way, when the paint is dry, you can take off those stickers and your board will look all dotty! You can do this with masking tape as well, leaving the stripe marks afterwards.
4.    Paint the second layer in any color you like! Don’t forget to leave some space in white paint shaping like windows, doors, or maybe fences. Then, wait to dry. 
5.    Doodle the numbers, or dots, or stars, or anything at all, around the circle to mark how you can tell the time. Then, decorate everything else with your drawings, since it is a doodle clock. I drew windows and doors and added a fence and some flowers with a black marker. Be creative, whatever you choose to make it pretty!
6.    Lastly, place the clock machine and its hands steadily and put in your battery. Tick tock around the clock done!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Bento Box by dreamesh LIVING

Especially for you who are looking for a cute, unique and very useable gift (for others, and even yourself!) or goody bag, do take a look at our bento boxes.

 I first made these bento boxes for Kutri’s party goody bags. I chose the colors of Sesame Street (green, red, yellow) and its custom tag.

They make a really sturdy lunch carrier making sure that your kids’ lunch does not tip over and slide out. Better yet, you can custom order them in a color swatch you want and you can also embroidery names on them. Super cool and personalized! As usual, send us an email to make an order. Thank you!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

How To Train Your Dragon Party

It was another day decorating for an awesome party! Nala’s Viking Birthday Party was something I myself never thought of. But unquestionably I would never let my doubts turn down an idea. Rather, I would turn those doubts into inspiration that sometimes ends up further satisfying than what I thought I could do. Yes, am talking about that cardboard boat you see in the picture... So happy I took the jump!
                                                          The entrance. Welcome!
                                                              The photo booth

Other than the photo booth props, there was also a gold dragon egg piñata made from paper mache. Here’s the tutorial!

What you need:
-    A full-blown balloon in medium size
-    Newspaper
-    Sheets of gold paper
-    Glue
-    Double tape

How to make:
1.    Paper mache your balloon with newspaper. If you have never tried paper mache technique, this is how it is: cut or tear several pages of newspaper in pieces, then make a pot of glue (make the glue mixture in a comparison of 1:1 water and glue). Stick the pieces of paper onto the mold (balloon), part by part, until the whole mold is covered. Brush over the surface with lots of glue mixture and start sticking again making sure that it sticks and leaves no gaps.

2.    Give the paper mache at least a good three layers so that it won’t easily break once it is dry.

3.    Let the shell dry thoroughly and feels hard. Make a small hole at one bottom of the shell and cut the inner part (balloon) to fill with goodies.

4.    Cut the gold paper into squares and round the edges. The smaller the square the more you need, the bigger the less.
5.    Use the double tape to stick the gold squares diagonally by each other starting from the bottom moving up to the top and all around the shell.  Make sure you overlap and stick in between two squares for a nice pattern.

6.    Don’t forget to cover the hole with one of your gold squares.
7.    Hang the piñata with string before you let the egg ‘bling’ the crowd!


Monday, September 21, 2015

DIY: Student Card Photo Prop

When decorating for themed parties, I always try to make the photo-booth as inviting as possible. One of my ideas to this was to create student cards to add to the photo-booth props for that extra fun! Of course, this particular prop should be in line to the main theme – like what I created for the Monster University Party and the 25 years reunion party for Trisakti University.

                            Student Card for 25 years Reunion Trisakti University 

                          Student card and details at The Monster University Party!

If you think your party might need a face peekin’ here and there, student card or the similar, here’s the tutorial!

What you need:
A design, a print, a large sheet of styrofoam, glue, cutter.

How to make:
1.    Prepare your design of the card along with the square where the photo is usually placed. You can use illustration softwares if you are familiar to it, or draw it yourself. Any design you like!
2.    Enlarge your design to around 60 cm in length and 40 cm in width (A2 size) and print.  Any printing office should do the job.
3.    Glue your large card on the styrofoam, then cut around the cards’ edges until smooth and neat.
4.    Using a cutter, cut through the photo space for people’s face to show through. Make sure it’s done neatly too for the prefect result… and you’re done!


Friday, September 18, 2015

My Activity Room Project

I was invited by Scotch® Tape to challenge myself on how I could use their exciting range of Scotch® Expressions Tape to decorate and be extra creative. I’m telling you, it’s not that hard if you are handed with such pretty fun washi tapes to play around with. Here’s my kind of crafting and ideas on how I used them!


Revamp your boring everyday 'gadget' (at least for us, mommies). Scotch® Expressions Tape makes my washing machine look so much better! Don't you think? Waiting for my washing to be done won’t be that dull at all.


Make the upcoming religious celebration extraordinary. Why use the usual ingredient if you can use Scotch® Expressions Tape? Take a look at my version of weaved ketupat this year!


I always let my children think out of the box. Today, they decided to make their dolls feel better by decorating bandages with Scotch® Expressions Tape and stick one to its forehead. Cuteness overload!


Who dare says our culture is boring? Never! Try making Wayang with a touch of Scotch® Expressions Tape to give it an extra ‘oomph’ – like I did.


Oh, how fun lunch is when your lunch box is this colorful? The more color, the more stylish! Lunch time is more fun now with Scotch® Expressions Tape! Decorate your kids’ lunch box, spoon and fork, with extra color and style.


Kutri, my daughter, loves playing tea party with her troops, meaning her little pony and Yuara’s toys. So it was just natural to invite these royal friends to drink high tea wearing royal crowns made out of cardboard and Scotch® Expressions Tape.


Yuara always has the urge to make his own story book. So when we went to Japan, I gave him a disposable camera so he could capture the moments we had there. Back in Jakarta, we printed them so Yuara could stick all of his pictures on his self-made book using Scotch® Expressions Tape. Don't you just love how it turned out?


Any toddler would love playing with musical instruments - including this simple mini drum made from scratch! All you need is cardboard, straw, twine, beads, and of course Scotch® Expressions Tape. Kutri won't take it down for just one sec!


Planning on a picnic trip this weekend? Then you must make these mini containers for all those cookies and wafers you take! Just fold a regular paper plate and cut the two sides. Don't forget to decorate with Scotch® Expressions Tape. Instant cuteness, right?


Yuara might already know our extended family members one by one, but I feel that Kutri sometimes is still confused. So I decided to make a family tree using Scotch® Expressions Tape on her closet.

Wrapping the bases of these DIY Wrapped Word Wall Art for my Summer Club workshop at Club Kembang won’t be the same without Scotch® Expressions Tape!

You can also check #myactivityroom for other projects that friends and crafters also made using Scotch Expression Tape. Let’s get crafty!



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