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Butterfly Brunch Party Theme

Initially I planned this brunch theme to be an Easter Brunch. It certainly would make a beautiful Easter setting. You could easily use colored eggs in the centerpiece vase rather than the stones and moss. But then. . . it is just too sweet not suggest it as a butterfly party theme for a Mother’s… Read more.

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Printable Butterfly Brunch Invitation

Printable Butterfly Brunch Invitation

To round out the butterfly brunch theme I have been working on this week I wanted to offer a matching invitation that is easy to download, edit in Acrobat and print at home. ~Lia

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Twig & Butterfly Centerpiece Tutorial

Twig & Butterfly Centerpiece Tutorial

Curly willow is a favorite of mine and looks lovely when simply displayed in a vase. In this tutorial I added some color and elements of nature with the rocks, moss and watercolor butterflies. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I will show you a complete brunch table setting using this as a centerpiece. ~Lia

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Chalkboard Herb Pot Tutorial

Chalkboard Herb Pot Tutorial

These whitewashed herb pots with chalkboard paint from decoart could be a great start for all kinds of projects. I am using these as name cards and guest favors for my brunch post I will share tomorrow and in addition they would be a perfect little gift for any occasion. I used lavender topiaries, tied… Read more.

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Twig & Butterfly Napkin Ring Tutorial

Using a curly willow branch wrapped into a ring, then clipping on a paper butterfly is a simple and fresh way to add color to your brunch table.  My next post is the centerpiece that goes with it. ~Lia

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Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

A few weeks ago, an idea popped into my head. I wanted to do watercolor. The last time I painted in watercolor was in 19XX (I am NOT going to date myself), when I was in art school. My school offered a week-long summer watercolor class in beautiful McCall, Idaho. My parents were in art… Read more.

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Paper Rose Napkin Rings

Paper Rose Napkin Rings

Another great use for paper flowers is to add them to your table settings. Whether you are planning your wedding reception or just a cozy dinner for two, this added touch of a paper rose napkin ring is sure to delight. Here is a template for the napkin ring where I added a soft ecru… Read more.

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Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

A few years back I owned a little flower shop that specialized in weddings. Table centerpieces gave us a lot of opportunity to be creative and crafty. This paper rose tree is still one of my favorites because it is sweet and simple with that handmade touch. You can use any kind of paper (even… Read more.

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A Woodland Easter

Earlier this spring, Tara, one of our designers for our Share Holidays DIY site, created these absolutely charming Woodland Easter brunch invitation, egg hunt invitation and Easter card. I love her use of the woodland animals for this holiday. This inspired me to create a Woodland Easter party theme that might inspire you as you… Read more.

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