Posts Categorized: DIY

Crafts + DIY / Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow

Sometimes you just need a bright spot to rest your eyes and lift your spirits. Whether it’s a workspace or a corner of your house that needs cheering up this DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow is just the ticket! We used a classic technique you might have used in grade school. All you’ll need are some tissue paper squares, a pencil, and some glue. This is one of those crafts appropriate for all ages and can be easily customized to suit your tastes. You can rest it on a shelf, mount it to the wall, or even frame it with a shadow box! P.S we used this technique in Craft the Rainbow to create something pretty incredible if I do say so myself, so make sure to check it out!

Make your own DIY Tissue Paper Rainbow with step-by-step instructions!

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DIY + Party / Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018

Printable Papel Picado Streamers

DIY Papel Picado StreamersYou’re probably familiar with the beautiful tissue paper garlands that you commonly see at traditional Mexican celebrations. It’s a decorative craft made from intricately cut paper, often showcasing very elaborate designs and bright colors. An inspiring example of Mexican folk art, we love the depictions of birds and fun florals. They can be a little tricky to come by so we wanted to create our own designs that we could customize to whatever color palette we wanted! We originally used them in our Cinco de Mayo party here and made them mini version, but you can size them to whatever you’d like. Use these Papel Picado Streamers at your next fiesta! Cut out the patterns with a die-cut machine using our free templates or an Exacto knife and glue some twine onto the back of them. They would be the perfect decoration for any party with a fiesta feel, a backyard BBQ, or Cinco de Mayo of course!

DIY Papel Picado Streamers

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DIY + flowers + Projects + Wedding / Thursday, 12 Apr 2018

Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

If you haven’t heard, we’re creating a new paper wedding bouquet every month for all you brides to be out there! We kept it clean and simple last month with a white stunner that would work for so many different styles. This month’s bouquet is far more colorful and perfect for a more casual, lively gathering! We’re calling it our Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet! Poppies, daffodils, tulips, and a few kumquats come together to create a bright and springy bouquet. We’ve provided templates and step-by-step instructions so you can recreate this lush beauty for your next event! It looks lovely in a vase as well!

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

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DIY + flowers + Projects + tabletop / Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018

Rainbow Paper Flower Tablescape

Rainbow Paper Flower Tablescape

April Showers bring May flowers… so I guess you can say we’re jumping the gun a little bit over here! This Rainbow Paper Flower Tablescape is the perfect way to welcome in Spring! It also involves two of our favorite things: rainbows and flowers. We created layered 2-D paper flowers in different shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue, and purple to create a rainbow of flowers down the center of the table. Paper, wire, and floral foam and then only materials you need to make this stunner. It would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch, a spring bridal or baby shower, or a rainbow themed birthday party!Rainbow Paper Flower Tablescape

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DIY + Projects + sewing / Monday, 9 Apr 2018

Denim Jacket Quilted Applique

Denim Jacket Quilted AppliqueLately, I’ve been so inspired by traditional quilting patterns. Take a look at our Geometric Sticky Note mural and our Tumbling Block Bias Tape Weaving to see what I mean! Put in the right color palettes, the patterns seem so fresh and interesting! I’ve been itching to buy some new pieces to refresh my wardrobe, but have also felt the need to be a bit more economical when it comes to clothing. Second-hand shopping and thrifting are the perfect solutions! So combining these two motives, this Denim Jacket Quilted Applique was born! We put our own spin on a log-cabin pattern to create a mini quilt of sorts in a muted rainbow spectrum. Sewn to the back of a thrifted denim jacket with a simple zig-zag stitch, this is a project that even the most amateur seamstress can handle!

Denim Jacket Quilted Applique

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