Monday, 29 September 2014

Henna Candle Tutorial

henna candle tutorial eid gift

I recently bought some cheap candles so that I could try and do some henna on candles. I have seen these online many times and thought I would try it too. It isn't really that hard once you know what you have to do. This is my very first attempt, I know I need a bit more practice before I get the design to look prettier. Maybe next time I will also add on some stick on jewels too insha'Allah. These are a great idea for a handmade unique gift for friends for Eid or any other occasion.

I bought a really cheap candle in normal colouring so that the brown of the henna will be noticeable. I used the fairly cheap henna tubes that are bought at most Islamic shops. I watched a few Youtube videos to get an idea of what you need to do to make these candle designs.

Items needed:

  • Henna
  • Candle
  • Stick on jewels (optional)
  • Cake Turntable (optional)

henna candle tutorial eid gift


Step 1) Prepare your work surface, I placed the candle onto a sheet of paper, which I could turn so that I could design all around the candle without touching it! You could use a turntable.

Step 2) Using the henna draw your chosen design onto the candle. Allow the henna to dry, this could take several hours depending on the henna.

Step 3) Once the henna has dried you then need to give the candle a coat of Mod Podge, I actually make my own modge podge using PVA glue! There are many tutorials online showing you how to do make your own. Some of my henna smudged when I did this as it was not quite dry but this actually gave it a bit of extra design.

Step 4) If you have any stick on jewels you could stick these on once you have coated the candle with glue. You could actually place the stickers on first and then glue over them if you wish.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Loom Band Dolls - Frozen Characters

loom band frozen character

I have been busy making some more Loom Band Dolls. I originally did Elsa a while ago but I have now made Anna and Prince Hans. The photo above shows the 3 dolls together. I look for online video tutorials to do some of these, but some I just make up myself.

I have also made some other Loom Band Dolls which you may like.  Below are some other dolls I have recently made which includes a fairy and a Muslimah.

loom band fairy doll

loom band doll

loom band doll muslimah


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Polka Dot Nail Art

nail art polka dot

Last week I was doing some art on my finger nails. I gave myself a home-made manicure first then I applied purple nail varnish. Next I used a bobby pin apply a layer of black polka dots over the first layer. I hope you like my nail design.

nail art polka dot

Crafty Girl

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cupcake Decorating Designs

cupcake decorating designs slh crafts

I have been busy this weekend making some lovely cupcakes and making some unique artistic designs on them. I hope you like them! I used a Madeira cake recipe for these cakes. They were very tasty.

cupcake decorating designs slh crafts

cupcake decorating designs slh crafts

cupcake decorating designs slh crafts

I used my mum's recipe for the Madeira cake:


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Face Painting Designs

I have just recently purchased some face paints and have been practising designs on myself and my little sister. I thought I would share some photographs of some of the designs I have made. Below are some more of my little sister.

Below are some designs that I managed to do on myself which isn't that easy to do.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Latest Henna Designs

I have been practising some new designs with the henna. This is a design I painted onto my own hand recently. I have started using small applicator bottles as I think these work better for me.  The photo below is me applying the henna to my hand.

The photographs below show me doing a henna design on my little sister too.