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La maison de Loulou is happy to present you the first Do It Yourself's holiday booklet; Holidays for me has to sparkle, glitter, tnkle and be magical. You will find eight easy and simple Do It Yourself's to make with your kids, or with someone else, during the whole month of December, to prepare the holidays. after all, it is the perfect time of the year to craft. Decorations, ornaments, calendar, cards, cookies, gift wrap, etc. You can craft and gift everyting. Thank you to my dear and so talented friend Buj for being part of that project; thank you to Amandine; thank you to my husband and daughter for inspiring me every single day. And thank you to all of you for following my crafts and support me in that journey. I am wishing you a wonderful and beautiful holiday season full of craft, love & fun.

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Y THE ADVENT CALENDAR Y Y THE TREE SET Y Y Y

THE FEATHER ORNAMENTS

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THE GIFT WRAP

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THE SHOOTING STAR PINATA

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THE STAR COOKIES

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THE CANDLE STAR JAR

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THE ADVENT CALENDAR Y


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24 removable mounting squares 24 kraft jewlery boxes 24 chocolates paper doilies Y white pen stencils Y scissors glue

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cut some doilies in pieces, glue each one of them on the jewlery boxes, take your stencils and bypass with the white pen. Add at the back of every boxes a removable mounting squares and mounted the 24 boxes on your wall. I did a tree shape. Last but not least add the chocolates in every boxes. ENJOY 24

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THE TREE SET Y


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DIY{ Y TREE SET Y materials 1 or 2 balsa boards acrylique paint masking tape brush ruler cutter

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Cut 2 equal size triangles in your balsa board. Take the first triangle, make a cut in the center, starting from the bottom to the middle. On the second triangle make a cut starting from the top to the middle. Use your masking tape to delimitate your paint area on both triangles & faces. Paint as you wish in any color you want. Let dry. Insert the 2 triangles together. The tree is now ready. Make as many as you want.

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DIY{ Y sparkle garland Y materials sparkle gift wrap paper black paper thread cutter glue

directions Cut the sparkle & the black paper in squares: small, medium, and large. Cut a piece of thread as long as you want. Fist, take 2 pieces of square paper, glue each of them and gather them together. Do not forget to have the thread running in the middle, like a sandwich. Repeat that step with the rest of the different square paper. The garland is ready to shine.

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THE FEATHER ORNAMENTS Y


DIY{ Y FEATHER ORNAMENTS Y colored thread balsa board cutter brush paint glue

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Draw on your balsa board the feather shapes without any details. Just cut them; make some cuts all round the shapes to create the feather. So far that is it. Now you can paint. Cut a piece of colored thread and glue it to the back. You also can make a hole if you want, It's up to you. Now the Feather ornament is done, you can decorate the tree. z

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Take your jam jar or any type of jar actually. Add your star stiker. Now you can spray the paint on the outside. Let dry. Take the stiker off; with the golden sharpie, make some dots all around the star shape; put the tea candle inside the jar, and "voila". You can use the candle star jar on your Christmas table or anywhere around the house for decoration.

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THE GIFT WRAP

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First wrap the present with white paper; That's your base. Cut some black paper strips at different width. Same for the triangle paper. Star to put together all the elements. First the black paper strip, the sparkle tape, the triangle strip, etc...and finish with your thread. You can add as a final touch a tag. For this gift wrap I made paper feathers {see DIY feather ornaments} and use them as tags.

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This is not an easy "do it yourself" but the result is worth it, trust me. Rule number one be patient. Start to cut your cardboard star templates (2) front & back side. Then cut some cardboard strips (you will have to determine your own width minimum 2"). Put together the 3D star with the help of your tape, to assemble it(do not forget to put the sweet in). Add your thread and tape it at the top or bottom of your pinata. Now it's crepon or tissue time. Cut strips of fringe from the tissue paper. Starting at the bottom of the piĂąata, begin layering the fringe up the sides of the structure. Use a thin bead of white glue. Your fingers will be sticky and filmy if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing it right! repeat until the star is covered. Last but not least the pompoms. Cut some tissue strips and roll them at the center. Attached the pompom to the thread. Repeat the process as much as you need until you are done and proud of yourself. Hang the pinata shooting star.

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THE STAR COOKIES

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DIY{ Y STAR COOKIES Y ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the work surface 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract o 1/2 cup granulated sugar o o 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt decorating sugar 1 large egg

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directions Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar on mediumhigh until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined (do not overmix). Shape into a 1-inch-thick disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. Heat oven to 350째 F. On a floured surface, roll the dough inch thick. Using lightly floured 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes, flouring the cutters and rerolling the scraps as necessary. Place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with decorating sugar, if using. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges just begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Now you can decorate your cookies or best, EAT them.

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BEHIND THE SCENE Y Marie-Laure Bouwens-Pham Y

from La maison de Loulou YYY DIY's creator, set design & graphic design YY

www.lamaisondeloulou.com/blog www.lamaisondeloulou.com

Y Burcu Avsar Y

from Burcu Avsar Photography YYY Photographer YY www.burcuavsar.com

A special Thank You to Amandine Jourdan {graphic designer} for her precious help.

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