Posts Categorized: Crafts

Crafts + Party + Projects / Monday, 15 May 2017

Paper Watermelon Tablecloth

Paper Watermelon tableclothRemember our Birthday Cake Tablecloth? We loved it so much we were inspired to make a more graphic paper rendition based on a piece of artwork I saw hanging in Abby Clawson Low‘s home in Mexico City (she’s one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram!). That watermelon poster is so simple and bold and I thought it would be great to bring its aesthetic into party decor.

The best thing about this project? It’s paper, and paper is cheap (less than $5) and you can recycle it once the event is over. I’m a big fan of the whole easy clean-up deal as well. With Memorial Day coming up, picnic season is about to commence. Consequently, watermelon consumption—at least in my home—is going to reach an all-time high. So, we embraced the summer fruit with a paper watermelon tablecloth and a watermelon seed balloon garland! On the menu? Watermelon, watermelon, and more watermelon!

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Crafts + DIY + mother's day + Projects / Monday, 8 May 2017

Mother’s Day Bouquet Gift Card

Mother's Day gift card
Is your mom the mom that has everything? I feel like I often give my mom the same type of scarf, jewelry, or lotion every year. But not this year! My sister and I have been planning a girls trip with my mom for the past few months and it could not be more perfect. We all live far apart from one another so opportunities to get together are few and far between. Mother’s Day provided the perfect excuse for all of us to head to Vegas this year! To avoid having three separate cars, we booked cheap flights and plan to meet at the airport. However, that left the question of how we’d navigate the city…

Mother's Day gift card

Uber to the rescue! I’m getting my mom an Uber gift card to take care of all our driving needs in Las Vegas! Uber is a gift my Mom can actually use, and will make our trip so much easier and less stressful. Forget renting a car, parking, stopping for gas, etc.. We’re planning on using Uber to chauffer us around to our favorite destinations. Number on our list? The Celine Dion concert! So I packaged the card up in a Mother’s Day Bouquet Gift Card (illustrated by the lovely Danielle Kroll), overflowing with paper flowers. Who knew a gift card could be so pretty? So whatever your Mother’s Day plans are, make your mom’s life easier with an Uber gift card. She’s sure to like it more than another scarf.

Get the Mother’s day card download after the jump!

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Crafts + Life + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 2 May 2017

4 ways to Gather For Goats

Gather for goats Benefit for Syrian refugees

With our large public platform, I’m always thinking of how we can use our voice for good and lately I’ve been trying to think of a way that we could pitch in to support the refugee struggle.  I was honored and so pleased when my friend, Linsey Laidlaw, asked if we could help promote a new worldwide benefit for Syrian refugees called Gather for Goats, which she has been tirelessly working on with Lifting Hands International.

The goal is to buy 800 goats for Syrian refugee families living in the desert in Jordan to provide a sustainable source of nutrition and hydration for children in this uninhabited area and the plan is to host a dinner party (or brunch, BBQ, etc); ask guests to donate what they would have spent on a meal at a restaurant to the goat fund. Set a goal! Each goat costs $300—how many can your group buy? And if you can’t host, you can still contribute by clicking here.

This benefit is open to everyone and in any way–small or little–you can. Or, better yet! Give it as a gift for Mother’s Day! Read more about Gather for Goats on this beautiful website Linsey made.

Today we’re sharing 4 different ways to put on your own Gather For Goats party. You can make it a huge deal or keep it small, but either way, I think these party ideas are so fun for any occassion!

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Crafts + DIY + Projects / Monday, 1 May 2017

Paper Strawberry Surprise Ball

Make a paper strawberry

For April’s book club book, we’ve been reading all about the meanings of different flowers and I’ve been fascinated! I’m probably ruined because I can no longer look at a flower without wondering the deeper symbolism. Did you know that in the Victorian flower language (yes, it’s a thing and it’s amazing) the strawberry represents “sweetness in character”? Who knew?

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is the perfect opportunity to show gratitude to all the women in your life. Remember our DIY Carrot Surprise ball? We made an easy way to recognize someone’s sweetness with our spin on a paper strawberry surprise ball! Filled with a favorite candy, a mini lotion, nail polish, or other trinkets, you’re good to go! These would make great party favors too. So spread some sweetness and make all the strawberries!

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Directions after the jump!

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Crafts + DIY + Projects + Style / Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Paper flower graduation taselDid you have to wear the terrible traditional graduation cap and gown when you graduated? If you graduated from high school and/or college, you most likely did. I’m all for customs and traditions, but man, couldn’t we wear something that resembled something other than a large garbage bag? It is such a momentous occasion and involves lots of photos. We decided to add a bit of pizazz with a fun paper flower graduation tassel!

If you’re graduating in the near future, have a friend who’s about to take the leap, or maybe a daughter or niece, this paper flower graduation tassel is perfect for the occasion. We’ve provided both PDF and SVG files for the flower so you can easily print them off or use your machine cutter. This way, you’ll be able to take your next steps into the future with confidence even Elle Woods would be proud of! “What, like it’s hard?”

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Fun fact: For graduation in Sweden, female students all wear white dresses and males wear suits! Can we please jump on that bandwagon?

Bright pink and other fun colored caps and gowns can be found here!

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