Posts Categorized: Projects

Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Tea Stained Flower Garland

Tea stained Flower Garland

Did you ever have to distress or age an assignment in elementary school or junior high? Like burning the edges or tea staining the paper of a letter to make it look old? I remember my mom helping be brew a pot of tea for a history assignment and being fascinated by the effect. Well, we’re paying homage to those grade school assignments with this tea stained flower garland! We cut out loads of paper daisies with our die-cut machine and then painted them with tea bags to give the flowers some warmth. The result was better than we imagined, with various shades of honey-colored daisies! The best part about it? You only need regular old printer paper, a few bags of tea, and some twine. Things we all have in our cupboards. And things that are CHEAP. Beautiful in an all white setting with some neutral accents, this tea stained flower garland would be perfect for a wedding. No upcoming nuptials? Imagine a canopy of these flowers draped over a bed. Can you say dreamy?

Tea stained Flower Garland

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DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 24 Jul 2017

Bauhaus Inspired Tablescape

bauhaus inspired tablescapeThe moment I saw these plates at Ikea, I knew that I needed to create a tablescape around them. Splatter paint patterns lend themselves very nicely to a painterly theme, s0 we ran with it! A brush stroke tablecloth, hand painted napkins, and colorful mobiles all combine to create a fun, Bauhaus-inspired look! This look would be perfect for a number of occasions: an artsy dinner party or even a kid-friendly back-to-school party. You can go all out and incorporate all the elements here, or you can tone it down and just create the napkins for your table setting. Either way, the hand painted elements add a lovely organic quality and are sure to impress your guests. So channel your inner child, bust out your paintbrushes, and make your old art teacher proud!

bauhaus inspired tablescape

For the napkin and tablecloth how-tos, continue after the jump!

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Crafts + DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Printable Honeycomb Pop-Up Cards

honeycomb pop up cards

Sometimes there are times in your life when you just need a little boost. Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? A funk? A mental block? A moody blip that you just don’t want to get out of? Well, news flash: You’re not alone! And sometimes, a simple card and a few kind words from a friend are just the answer! Better yet? These honeycomb pop up cards are absolutely adorable and will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Remember pop up books from when you were a kid? It was like an unexpected bonus for reading! Same deal here. The cards are cute on their own but add a mini honeycomb and we can’t get enough! Print off the cards, stick on some honeycombs, and go make someone’s day!

honeycomb pop up cards

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DIY + flowers + paper flowers + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Make your own flower stamens

make your own flower stamens

We make enough paper flowers around here that we figured it was high time we show you how to make your own floral stamens to go with them! For the flower novice, a stamen is the pollen producing part of the flower, located in the center. It may seem like an insignificant part of the flower, but it makes a huge difference in the overall look of the bloom. The addition of stamens to paper flowers brings them to life! You can buy all sorts of different flower stamens, but they are often expensive and only found through small online shops. Not our cup of tea. If you make your own flower stamens you can create unique paper flowers without breaking the bank! Count us in. You probably already have all the supplies you need. So what are you waiting for? Let’s fill the world with beautiful blooms!

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Party + Projects + This Girl / Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

This Girl: Giant Paper Sequin Background

Giant Paper Sequin Background Sometimes you come across an image that you just can’t seem to get out of your mind. Such was the case with this photo. Can a dress be any more perfect? I would argue, no, it cannot. But, since I’m assuming that perfect sequin frock would cost my whole life savings, I knew I needed to come up with a different interpretation of it. Insert: the Giant Paper Sequin Background! The perfect party backdrop for a girl who loves her sparkles. All you need for this easy DIY is glitter paper in a variety of colors, some straws and a pair of scissors. This project is ideal for a group, so get your girlfriends together, turn on the Bachelorette, and cut out circles! Sequins have never looked better.

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