You know I love dressing up my door of the holidays and Easter is the last obvious holiday for months until…4th of July? I’ll take advantage while I can.
My mom sent me a picture of this bunny wreath from Simplicity in the South and I knew I had to recreate it with paper for my door. Isn’t it a cute little hopper? I loved her idea. I used a similar process as the one I did for Valentine’s day and for the wedding topiaries.
Materials: crepe paper in shades of green (here’s an Amazon suggestion), scissors, embroidery hoops in two different sizes (I used a 4″ and 8″, wire cutters (not pictured), wire (not pictured), floral tape, glue gun, ribbon (optional)
Step 1: Attach the two hoops together with floral tape.
Step 2: Make 2 “bunny ears” out of wire leaving about 4 inches on one end to wrap around the hoop.
Step 3: Wrap the bunny ears around the smaller hoop at the top.
Step 4: Make leaves. I cut 3 at a time by folding the paper accordion style. My leaves are about 1: tall and 1/2″ wide. Step 5: Layer the leaves on top of each other going around the hoops.
I’m always so late in actually decorating for my own house for the holidays and this Valentine’s day is no exception. Seeing as how we don’t really even own furniture at this point except for an owl side table–it’s amazing–anything can help our decorating situation. I don’t really like to do obvious colors for Valentine’s day and so I thought I’d do a paper topiary. If I had my way, our place would be one giant topiary. I love these guys (and I’ve done one before. Check it out here.)
Materials: tacky tinsel topiary from Michaels (good for the frame only), gold spray paint, clay pot, shades of green paper, moss, glue gun, scissors
Step 1: Take our tacky topiary and unwrap the base.
Step 2: Take off the tinsel. It’s super easy. It’s just wrapped around the wire stand.
Step 3: With wire cutters or plant cutters, cut off the pegs.
Step 4: Draw a leaf shape onto your paper. Step 5: Cut out and repeat many times. I cut out several sizes to give it a variety. Step 6: Fold slightly down the center. Step 7: Glue gun one leaf onto the wire frame. Step 8: Glue another leaf going the opposite way. Step 9: Repeat along all the lines of the frame so that the frame is covered.
Step 10: Spray the wire gold. The gold acts as a neutral color. Step 11: Glue gun moss to the base of the topiary and stuff it into the cracks too.
Voila! Just a cute little topiary guy ready for some Valentine’s lovin.
A huge thank you to Michèle for loaning out her table for a few minutes and for just generally being an awesome person!
Ever received a heart attack? The paper, less life-threatening type? Well, consider yourself attacked. Happy Valentine’s day. PS–“kærlighed” means “love” in Danish. PPS–wish me luck, this is my last day with long hair. Hip hip.
Happy Friday everyone! Thank you so so so much for the feedback on the new site. I’m pretty thrilled with it myself and I love hearing your thoughts. Please continue letting me know if you come across anything fishy. We’re still fixing a few things.
I’m preparing for a big shoot on Monday so I have a lot of prop making in the form of fruit and last minute wardrobe finding to do. What are you up to? Did you get caught in Snowmagaddon 2015? Surprisingly, it’s pretty mild here in Utah–I’m going with it for as long as it lasts! And after my shoot I’m doing some major preparation for 2015 for the blog. I’ve had a lot of freelance jobs the past few months and I’m excited to focus on Lars.
My dinnerware collections with Twig NY were featured alongside one of my favorite designers, Molly Hatch, in the latest issue of Maison magazine in Korea, above. I love how they styled them all together! They’re now available for sale on the Twig site!