Posts Categorized: holiday

DIY + holiday + Projects + thanksgiving / Thursday, 1 Nov 2018

Rainbow Paper Pumpkin Tablescape

If you’re looking to colorize your Thanksgiving table for the upcoming festivities, this Rainbow Paper Pumpkin tablescape is just the ticket! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and is the ideal time to create a really beautiful tablescape.The beauty with this arrangement is that not only is it colorful, festive, and beautiful, it’s paper and completely disposable, making it perfect for a meal with kids. You don’t need to worry about broken dishes or decor, you can simply enjoy the meal and the company!

Rainbow Paper Pumpkin Tablescape

Each pumpkin is made from 1 piece of ASTROBRIGHTS®paper and some craft wire, making it extremely inexpensive to boot. Astrobrights Paper offers the most vibrant colored paper and we were so enamored that we knew we had to create a rainbow arrangement. We used almost the colors in the Spectrum Assorted Cardstock pack to create a beautiful rainbow.

See how easy it is to replicate with Astrobrights Paper!

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christmas + holiday + Life / Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Christmas Card

Perfect Christmas Card

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Halloween–It’s Christmas Card season! I’ve come to find that there are two camps: Those who LOVE Christmas Cards, and those who really don’t care. I happen to be a BIG fan of sending and receiving Christmas cards and grew up in a home where it an essential part of the seasonal traditions. I looked forward to opening up the envelopes and taping them up onto the door and seeing how people had changed over the years and what exciting news they had to share! So I’ve tried to keep up the tradition with my own family and also at work. I literally am jittery with excitement as I type this.Perfect Christmas Card

We teamed up with Chatbooks to create some lovely Christmas cards to send out to friends and clients! We posed in front of our new mural and wore items from our clothing collaboration with Winter Water Factory. The cards turned out so cute and I can’t wait to send them off! But I wanted to give you a few tips on how to create the Perfect Christmas Card, since I feel so passionately about the subject 🙂

See my tips and get 20% off your Christmas card order at Chatbooks!

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DIY + holiday / Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

Bandana Berry Baskets

Bandana Berry Baskets

Fourth of July is in one week! What are your plans? I’m spending time with family and soaking up the sun. If you’re enjoying the holiday with company, we’ve got the perfect gift to send your guests home with. These Bandana Berry Baskets are seasonal and patriotic, but not overly so! Last year we posted a tutorial on how to bleach bandanas to give them a beautiful faded look. Check it out if you missed it! We’ve chosen a patriotic palette of those bandanas to wrap up fresh berry filled baskets. We’ve even created a coordinating bandana inspired tag to accompany the gifts! So share the fruits of the season with bandana berry baskets!

See how to wrap your basket properly with a bandana!

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Easter + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg TreeEaster Trees have been around for a while and there are quite a few versions out there. I love the Swedish tradition of covering branches with brightly colored feathers. We made a paper version you can check out here. This year we wanted to put a personalized spin on this traditional decoration with a Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree! This Easter Season I’ve been on a natural dying kick for my Easter eggs! I love the subtle tones and muted colors you can achieve with fruits and vegetables. Of course, it’s a bit trickier than using boxed dye kits, but I think the end results are worth it. To create our egg “ornaments,” we teamed up with Brother to use their P-touch Embellish machine to create custom ribbons for hanging our eggs! This turns a typical Easter decoration into an heirloom you’ll keep forever. 

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Get the full tutorial on natural dying eggs and making your Easter Egg Tree Ornaments!

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DIY + holiday + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Christmas is almost here and I’m going to be sad to see all the seasonal magic come to an end. Luckily, we still have New Year’s Eve to keep us in a celebratory mood! For most, New Year’s Eve means getting all dolled up and partying until the wee hours of the morning! For others, it means getting in your comfy clothes and eating a cheese platter for dinner. To each his own! This Countdown to Midnight Backdrop is definitely putting me in the mood for a late night with friends! These days, what’s a party without a photo backdrop, and New Year’s Eve is particularly important! To help count down the hours until the clock strikes twelve, we’ve created a Countdown to Midnight Backdrop complete with clock arrow props! Start looking for your party dress now, you’ll want to dress to impress before the clock strikes twelve!

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Find out how to make the backdrop for your New Year’s Eve Fest!

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