Kitiya Palaskas
Hello! I am a craft-based designer and creative workshop teacher based in Melbourne. When I'm not teaching craft classes or writing DIY projects for various publications, you can find me making tactile, playful and colourful props, costumes, and decorations for the creative industry. Some of my clients have included InsideOut Magazine, Sportsgirl, Lego, City of Sydney, Wolfmother, SBS and Etsy.
  • Crafts & DIY
    How to Make Easy Easter Egg Pom-PomsPreview
    While they may not be edible, these Easter treats are just as sweet as the real thing. Read More…
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    How to Make Confetti-Filled Hearts for Valentine's DayRetina
    Show your special someone how much you care this Valentine's Day with one of these cute sachets. Labelled with a sweet sentiment just for them, the tracing paper hearts hint at the colourful confetti (and secret love notes) hidden inside.Read More…
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    How to Make a Spooky Pumpkin Piñata for Halloween400
    Halloween is one of my most favourite holidays! It brings back memories from childhood of handmade costumes, trick-or-treating in my local neighborhood, and carving pumpkins for the front porch. This Halloween-themed piñata uses a paper lantern for the base shape, which saves time and hassle (no messy paper mache balloon moulding!) and means it's easy enough for the whole family to get involved - even the little ones.Read More…
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    How to Make Tutti Frutti Pom-Poms400px tutti fruitti
    I have always had a thing for pom-poms. They are so fun to make and can be used for so many different things: present toppers, decorations, jewellery, homewares, you name it. Here's a fresh new take on the traditional pom-pom in the form of fruit!Read More…
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    Revamp Your Bed Linen with Tie Dye400px tie dye linen
    Give tired bed linen a fresh, fun new look with a splash of dye! Tie dye is making a comeback right now, and you can achieve some beautiful results when you do it yourself with some super simple techniques. We'll show you how!Read More…
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    Make Gorgeous Two-Tone Pom-Pom Cake Toppers400px hero640
    Bright, colourful party decorations make even the most simple things seem instantly festive. These pom-pom party sticks are a great way to liven up a basic cake. The best part is that after the cake's been cut you can re-use these vibrant baubles - as swizzle sticks in summer cocktails, to decorate little pot plants, or as photo booth props at your next party.Read More…
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    Five Quick And Easy Gorgeous Garlands400px garlands hero 1 600
    Need some decorating ideas in a flash? Hanging gorgeous garlands can totally transform a room with festive party cheer. Here are five super simple garland ideas that will take no time at all to whip up, ready in an instant for your next party. Make long lengths of your favourite kind, or mix and match for an eclectic look. Here's how!Read More…
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    How to Make A Decadent Floral Crown400px floral crown
    It's festival season in the northern hemisphere right now, and a beautiful ringlet of flowers is this season's hottest accessory. Make it feel like summer all year round with this beautiful faux flower crown. With petals that will never wilt, this show-stopping head piece is perfect to wear to a wedding, sunny picnic, summer festival, or a fancy dress party. And next time you need to give a gift, why not whip one up for a friend? They'll love unwrapping this stunning creation.Read More…
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    Ready to Give Up Your Day Job? How to Turn Your Hobby Into Your Career400px etsy workshop
    Quitting your day job to pursue your creative career is something that many of us dream of, but not all of us know how to attain. The prospect is so amazing and exciting, yet it can also be scary and sometimes a little daunting. This article will provide you with the essentials needed to make that leap and share some honest advice on what it's really like once you do.Read More…
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    Make Fun Photobooth Props for Your Next Party400px party props
    Have you ever been to a party with a photo booth filled with fun costumes and props? Well now you can make your very own, and very easily too. All you need is some card, skewers, and your imagination. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Make Social Media Work For You: How To Promote Your Crafty Business Online400px harvest workroom instagram
    Social media is a wonderful marketing tool. It's also pretty crucial in this day and age. Most customers use social media as a way to connect with the businesses they love, so it's important to have a presence across at least some of the platforms available out there. We'll show you how to do that in this handy article.Read More…
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    Is Your Craft Up To Scratch? 10 Clever Ways to Improve Your WorkKitya 400px
    A top notch brand is one that won't be forgotten. Ensure that your brand is memorable for all the right reasons by producing top quality goods that will wow your customers.Read More…