Last year I asked Michele Brummer Everett to create some Oscar rosettes (see last year’s) and they turned out so adorably that I had to update them with this year’s nominees. They are perfect for your Oscar party or just to add a dash of festiveness. They can even be used for a little game idea, which I’ll give below.
To get the full tutorial and old colorways, click here. And download the new colorways and pictures here.
Game idea: Have you ever played the “guess who” game? Pin this rosette to the back of each person. The guest has to figure out who they are by asking other people yes or no questions. First one to get it gets a prize. Bingo.
Guys! I can’t even wait to tell you how Paul and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day. Hint: costumes will be involved. And Paul’s may be fancier than mine. That’s all I’m going to say for now.
I’ve had a ball creating Valentine’s Day projects for you. I love Valentine’s Day. I think it must be the warm color palette. Or love or something. I made this ombre garland for a couple of workshops that I gave this week. Stay tuned for more details about them.
If you’re anything like me, you need someone to spell out what the expectations are very certain events. And if you’re also like me, you don’t consider the day before last minute. You don’t even consider the day of last minute. You’re just doing things as they come and the day of…well…it’s here and now it’s time to get ‘er done. Thing is, you still want to do a good job and show people that you care so you race against the clock doing a meticulous job with what little you have and you tell yourself “I’m just doing the best I can.” Because you really are.
So, I have spelled it out for you.
Here’s how Valentine’s Day will go. Because I’m assuming you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE TO DO. Right? No? Ok, pick and choose or just write a nice letter and print it off. Thing is, that’s still great.
You’ve gotten some honeycomb diamonds in your party stash maybe? Turn it into a heart once everyone has gone to bed. I LOVE surprises and love nothing more than to wake up to something festive. It creates a magic in the air. Hopefully your local party supply has a stash of these. Honeycomb heart installation by Melanie from You Are My Fave for Julep
Breakfast in bed with conversation heart donuts. Because everyone loves donuts and love. By Kelly of Studio DIY
Arrow and heart oversized balloons. Again, I like me a surprise. Put this outside the door right before everyone leaves. You know you’ll get a few squeals. Heart balloons by Kelly of Studio DIY.
Remember those neighbors or school kids who NEED a Valentine? There is no time to make something crazy from Pinterest but there IS time to print something off and fold them. Origami hearts from You are my fave
I wouldn’t even attempt this although in some alternate universe maybe. Ashley’s dark chocolate pot de cremes. MmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmm. From Sugar and Cloth.
I once had a friend tell me that instead of being disappointed in her expectations not being met for a birthday or other meaningful holiday, she made sure to tell her husband in advance what she wanted. I have a hard time doing this (because can’t they read our minds?!?!) but please pass this onto your significant other for some ideas. Clearly, not all of them (unless he’s really needing to score some points).
When I latch onto an idea I kind of exploit it to its fullest. Exhibit H: Valentine’s Day straws and stirrers. Last week I took the idea of the heart links that’s been floating around the web and then I made it huge and added bows in it. This time I miniaturized it and thought they’d be adorable on straws or a stirrer. Add on a cupid’s area and I die of cuteness. PLUS, it’s SUPER easy and shouldn’t take you much time at all. BINGO.
Materials: pink or red paper, black paper, scissors, hole puncher for the straws, mini hole puncher for the skewers, straws, skewers, glue
Step 1: Cut out strips for the hearts out of your red or pink paper. I made mine about 5″ long and 1/2″ wide. Step 2: Fold the strip in half to form a V. Step 3: Glue the end of one strip. Step 4: Wrap it around to form a heart and secure together. Step 5: Hole punch one end of the heart closer to the bottom. Step 6: Hole punch the other side closer to the top. The top one you will want to give it a slightly larger hole so punch it about 1 1/2 times. This will make it so the heart is not distorted. Step 7: If you’re just making the straws you’re done! But if you’re making stirrers cut out a tip for the arrow out of black and little strips for the ends of the arrow. Step 8: Glue the black parts onto the skewers. Step 9: Trim off the ends of the arrows so they are even.
Stay tuned for a whole week of quick and easy Valentine’s Day projects starting on Monday!
I was going through my archives and realized that I had a lot of Valentine’s Day projects just sitting there waiting to be made by you. Perhaps you’re looking for something simple and made of paper? These are the projects for you. And your friends. And your kiddies.