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Our 10 Favorite DIY Wedding Ideas

Our 10 Favorite DIY Wedding Ideas

With wedding season in full swing, we think it is the perfect time to share with you our top 10 favorite DIY wedding projects from the blog. As always, we love to hear from you. Did you incorporate any of our projects into your wedding or party? Please share! From left to right: 1. Paper… Read more.

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Napkin Garland

DIY Paper Napkin Flower Garland + Tutorial

Cocktail napkins, ribbon and those cheerio looking reinforcement labels are all you will need to make this delicate blooming garland. This little tutorial is a quick yet gorgeous way to decorate for  a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding reception. Though I used the white cocktail napkins that we had here at our studio, you… Read more.

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PaperRoseVideo

Video Tutorial: How to Make a Paper Rose

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER ROSE from Lia Griffith | Ellinée on Vimeo. It is the season for the beloved rose. So why not give a rose that will last longer than a week? For Valentine’s day or any day for the year, I promise these paper roses will bring a smile to the recipients… Read more.

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Paper Anemone Flower + Tutorial

Happy Friday, everyone! What a wonderful way to start the weekend. . . with a new paper flower. The anemone flower is a favorite for weddings, with delicate pale petals and a black centers parallel the traditional wedding dress and black tuxedo. I am loving this pale pink variety and recreated it for you in… Read more.

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Tutorial: How to Make a Long Stemmed Paper Rose

We have been so busy prepping our first round of Elli Kits (one dozen long stemmed red roses) that I found myself excited to share with all of you here on the blog the tutorial on how to make paper roses with long stems. This is a technique you can use for most of my… Read more.

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Long Stemmed Paper Roses

DIY Paper Rose Kit for Valentine’s Day {limited quantity}

Today we are introducing our first Elli Kit. This box of crafty goodies has everything needed for you and your scissors to make a dozen of these gorgeous red long stemmed paper roses. In our kit you will find 12 laser prints of the luscious watercolor red rose and 12 prints of leaves, printed both… Read more.

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DIY Mini Wreath

Mini Paper Rose Wreath in Blush, Pink & Peach

Just last week, Elli shop designer Emily shared one of her recent crafty gift projects. . . a mini version of the paper rose wreath. It is oh so adorable and easy to create with only six paper roses, so we had to share this fun project with you. Emily found a 5.5 inch foam… Read more.

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Paper Ranunculus Gift Topper

DIY Paper Ranunculus + Tutorial

To start the new year of our paper flower series we will begin with the delicate ranunculus. When I had my flower shop many years ago, this was a wedding bouquet favorite. The ranunculus comes in an array of colors but my favorite was this pale peachy pink with the slight green centers. For these… Read more.

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Tissue Paper Flower Topper Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone! A few of you who saw either my spot on ABC World News Now or on KATU News have requested that I show how I made the tissue flower topper. So here it is, super easy to make and guaranteed to make a big impression! I think I will make a bunch… Read more.

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Paper Napkin Poinsettia Tutorial

A few weeks ago, Emily showed this pretty paper napkin poinsettia in our Dollar Store Creative Gift Wrap Ideas (part one) post and we had so many requests asking us to share a tutorial on how she made this beautiful gift topper. Well here it is! I am thinking this could also be a great… Read more.

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ThanksgivingCG

My Thanksgiving Table + Placemat Printable

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love to cook and my favorite foods are those served for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, yes I did it, I planned my Paris trip to be over Thanksgiving. With my trip less than two weeks away, my daughter has convinced me to have a pre-Thanksgiving dinner this next weekend…. Read more.

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Paper Mum Printables + Tutorial

Continuing with my paper flower series. . . here is a gorgeous fall favorite, the mum also known by its longer name, the chrysanthemum. I love the rich plums and orange colors this flower comes in as it goes so well with fall decorations and entertaining. I will be using these mums in more upcoming… Read more.

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DIY Paper Orchid

My favorite ways to use this paper orchid are on top of a gift and to clip into your hair for a tropical event. But I am guessing that you all have at least another dozen great ideas for using this ever blooming bit of bliss. Maybe napkin rings or added to a tropical centerpiece?… Read more.

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PaperLeiCG

DIY Paper Flower Lei

What a great way to add a pop of color and interest to your Luau party outfit than an a hand crafted paper lei. Below you will find the tutorial and link to download the PDF for this project. Note that the PDF is 6 pages, the first three are the flowers and leaves and… Read more.

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DIY Paper Tiger Lily

After last Friday’s lily tutorial, one of my sisters suggested I make it a Tiger Lily. But of course! For some reason. . . I am digging in old memories to remember exactly why. . . I associate the Tiger Lily with my three older sisters. Maybe it is the freckled petals of this vibrant… Read more.

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Lily1CG

DIY Watercolor Paper Lily

Happy Friday. . . freebie Friday! What is more summer than lilies? They remind me of my grandmother’s garden. Here is my paper version of my grandma’s lilies. I printed these on a card stock paper this time, thinking that lilies have thicker petals than other flowers. After printing the template (see link at end… Read more.

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PaperPoppyCG

Watercolor Paper Poppies + Tutorial

There is something so happy about poppies. Even the name. . . poppy. . . puts a smile on my face. Have you seen the giant paper poppies gracing the windows of Anthropologie this month? So, so pretty.  So here you are, the Ellinée version of a printable paper poppy template with my full tutorial…. Read more.

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Paper Tulip Printable + Tutorial

About a months ago, Lauren posted the question on our Facebook page asking for your ideas on which flowers we should create as tutorials for our blog. Thanks everyone for their great ideas and answers! After reading them over and feeling the enthusiasm so many have for paper flowers, I decided to make it my… Read more.

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DIY Paper Peony

DIY Paper Peony

Peonies are my favorite flowers. They are a little wild looking, yet so elegant. There are so many varieties in both shape and color. I have been brewing on how to make a paper peony from something other than crepe paper, which is no easy task. Here is what I came up with. I picked… Read more.

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Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

Paper Flower Backdrop Garland

I was inspired to make this paper flower backdrop by one of our favorite wedding websites. So simple and lovely, I can see a few other uses for this garland backdrop that goes beyond wedding. For now, it will remain a beautiful wall sculpture against our charcoal wall. Supplies I used: Prints of Flower Garland… Read more.

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