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Design + Projects / Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018

DIY origami lampshade

Origami lampshade from Paper Craft Home

I’m inspired by the clever work of UK based paper artist, Sarah Louise Matthews, and I was thrilled to find that she has released a paper craft book called, Paper Craft Home, which is available now! It features 25 projects to cut, fold, and shape. I already dog-eared the heck out of mine! It’s great for both beginners and advanced crafters so you can find a little something for everyone. Today she’s sharing a tutorial from the book, the origami lamp shade, which is actually similar in concept to a project from our book, Craft the Rainbow, with a different spin.

Strictly speaking, this lampshade isn’t origami, but it’s a great project to put your paper-folding skills to the test. Once you break the folding down into a step of valley folds followed by a step of mountain folds, it is fairly straightforward, and when mastered, you will be making bespoke lampshades for every room in the house!

Origami lampshade from Paper Craft Home

See the full tutorial below! 

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DIY + tabletop / Monday, 9 Jul 2018

Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party

Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party

Sometimes an occasion just calls for a tea party. And who does tea parties better than the Royals? We were inspired by the lush florals that adorned Prince George’s Chapel on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day. Were you able to catch a glimpse? The arches were covered with white roses and plenty of foliage to create an almost ethereal look. We pared down the look so it would be appropriate for an elegant centerpiece. We used a mixture of tissue paper, crepe paper, and cardstock to get a really lovely mix of textures. Of course, we have to include our Royal Wedding mugs to complete the look!

Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party

Find out how to recreate the Royal Wedding Floral Tea Party!

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DIY + Projects + tabletop / Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

DIY Painted Cardboard Vases

DIY Painted Cardboard Vases

This tablescape was inspired by traditional blue and white porcelain that seems to never go out of style. The earlier versions of white pottery with blue glazed motifs have been found in 9th century present-day Iraq. China began their own renditions in the 14th century and the trend finally caught on in Europe in the 18th century. Can you believe it’s still popular today?! We wanted to make a paper version as a cheap and quirky alternative to the real thing. Enter: DIY Painted Cardboard Vases. We recycled cardboard boxes to cut out some traditional vase forms and then painted them to give them some real character! You could paint more traditional designs such as plant and botanical patterns, or make them a bit artsier. Here, we were inspired by the work of Danielle Kroll for our patterns. Easy, cheap, and sure to make a statement!

See how we made the vases and shop the entire tablescape!

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Life + Projects / Friday, 5 Jan 2018

Top 10 posts of 2017

Top ten posts of 2017Last year at this time we were just about to start photographing our new book (out this year!) and life was CHAOTIC! The book had been something we had been planning for a number of months, years really, but even with planning, the load was much more intense than any of us could have been prepared for. And though the actual shoot was only two weeks (and many of those round the clock), it dipped into our February and March and April and…let’s just call it a very involved project. And then for some crazy reason we decided to take on another book project later in the year, which mostly finished up while I was on my trip to France in October, but is yes, still going on 😉 This is all to say that the tone of 2016 was set with chaos and it took awhile for me to get in the normal swing of things. Whatever normal means.  Read on →

baby + Baby shower + Life + Party / Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

My Baby Shower

Brittany's Baby Shower

I feel like the luckiest lady in all the land! A couple of weeks ago, the ladies here at the office threw me a baby shower with all the bells and whistles. It was so sweet. No literally, it was VERY sweet. We had delicious sweet waffles along with all the treats a pregnant girl could want. There wasn’t one savory dish on the menu. Ha! It was right up my alley. It was so wonderful to celebrate our baby boy amongst the company of those I get to work with who I love so much. It’s always so overwhelming to have people spend time and efforts on you. Like, how do you thank them? In a blog post, of course! 😉 Thank you so much to the ladies I love for all the love that went into this shower. This baby (and mama!) feel so loved!

Check out all the details of the baby shower (along with my huge bump!)!

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