Posts Categorized: Crafts

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!

Continue for printable flower template! 

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Crafts + DIY + Projects / Friday, 14 Apr 2017

Favorite embroidery artists to follow on Instagram

Lars favorite embroidery artists to follow on InstagramIn light of our recent Ultimate Guide to Embroidery, we figured it would be a good time to flood you with some beautiful inspiration! Lars’ Favorite Embroidery Artists is chalk-full of jaw-dropping talent, each artist with their own unique style. Study the guide first, then take a look at their work, and try to identify some of the stitches.  You’ll find that some consistently use only a few stitches, and others quite the variety. Either way, fill up with inspiration and then dive right into stitching! All you need is a needle and thread, some Netflix, and popcorn, and you’re set for a Friday night! Who says we’re not party animals?

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Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 13 Apr 2017

Printable Seed Packet Favor

Printable Seed Packet Favor

Secret motivations for attending a wedding: Food, food, and food. More specifically, dinner, wedding cake, and wedding favors. Don’t get me wrong, I attend weddings primarily to support my loved ones on their special day! I love being a part of all the festivities and partaking in their joy. But sometimes, that slice of wedding cake is a nice reminder to go. Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

That being said, when it came to planning the wedding favor, I knew it had to be tasty! It also needed to make sense with the Scandinavian Garden wedding theme. After brainstorming for a bit, we came up with the perfect solution: A customized printable seed packet favor filled with chocolate covered sunflower seeds! Brittany’s friend, Michele, made some for a birthday a few years ago and we used it as inspiration for ours. I used the same floral pattern I used for the envelope liner to keep it cohesive. Sealed with a cheesy message, “You’re planted in our hearts”, I’m hoping our guests will go home happy with full hearts and tummies!

Continue for the free downloadable printable!

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Crafts + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Embroidery

The Ultimate Guide to Embroidery

We’ve covered bows, crepe paper, and now we’re introducing The Ultimate Guide to Embroidery! We’ve been doing a lot of projects with embroidery because lately, it’s been making an appearance on everything from blouses to handbags to shoes! Embroidery can be insanely intricate, but a basic understanding of a few stitches can take you a long way. We know what you may be thinking, but embroidery has come a long way since cross stitched hot pads! Still skeptical? Look at anything by Dolce & Gabbana in the past few years. It’s unreal!

Here are 9 simple stitches to add to your repertoire!

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