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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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Glam up your Candles with Glitter & Foil

Last week when I was in the middle of gluing glitter to everything in my sight, I had a thought. . . what if I were to use a double stick tape to create some glittery stripes to candles and vases. No mess (well less mess) and a great way to add sparkle to simple… Read more.

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DIY Glittered Love Banner

DIY Glittered Love Banner

To be completely honest, the last time I used glitter on a project was when my daughter was in grade school. But, I am seeing so many glittery crafts out there that make me smile that I had to join the fun. This project is so simple that you could do it as a craft… Read more.

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2013 New Year’s Eve Party Kit

Back by popular demand. . . The gorgeous party kit that Jennie designed last year is now updated for you to ring in 2013 with style! We have packed it into a 13-page PDF for you to download at the bottom of this post. This kit coordinates perfectly with the printable New Year’s Eve party… Read more.

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Printable 2013 New Year’s Eve Hats

Hello everyone! For all of you who have asked that we update these DIY party hats from last year for your 2013 New Year’s Eve event. . . your wish has come true. Below is the tutorial so once  you download and print the PDF templates by clicking the button at the end of the… Read more.

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Printable Holiday Bottle Labels

Printable Holiday Bottle Labels (part two)

We are prepping for our FIRST holiday open house at our studio and all of our wine and champagne bottles are dressed and ready to celebrate with both these holiday labels and Jennie’s rustic Christmas versions from the prior post. These are easy to download and print onto a full sheet label paper. Once you… Read more.

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Printable Christmas Bottle Labels (part one)

What a better way to dress up a wine, cider or winter ale bottle but with a printable Christmas bottle label. These labels, designed by Jennie, give a rustic country touch to your bottles that you may give as gifts or to add a touch of cheer to your party table. These are easy to… 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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Christmas Cookie Exchange: Printable Party Kit

Hello everyone. I am taking a little break today from our holiday wrapping focus, to share a brand new Cookie Exchange printable party kit that we made just for you. This adorable Christmas cookie exchange invitation in the photo below, illustrated and designed by Tara, is such a big hit over in the Elli shop… Read more.

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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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DIY Thankful Tree + Leaf Printables

Happy Saturday, everyone! I have so much I want to share that I am doing a few Thanksgiving posts this weekend, starting with this one. I made this Thankful Tree to use as the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving table. It is quite simple. I started with some trimmed tree branches and arranged them into this… Read more.

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Luau Party Printables

The Luau party theme is one of those that will always be popular, especially for kids. Starting with Jennie’s Vibrant Luau party invitation that you can personalize and order from our Elli shop, you have everything you need here. . . from Luau party decor, to leis and paper orchids, to tags and flags for… Read more.

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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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French Inspired Birthday Brunch + Printable Gift Wrap & Gift Tags

Saturday was my daughter Emily’s 18th birthday. She asked for her celebration to be a brunch serving some of her favorites to include mini cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries for dessert. Knowing that I wanted to create a party that I could share here, with printables and fun inspiration, I started my planning by designing… Read more.

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Summer Flower Printable: Flower Garland + Cupcake Topper + Straw Decor

To help you get ready for your summer entertaining and kid’s parties, here is an adorable template that can be used so many ways to dress up your event, your table and your treats. YOU WILL NEED: 1) Print(s) of the Summer Flower PDF on card stock. There are 2 pages to the PDF, a… 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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Paper Flower Garland

Happy Earth Day! Today I am showing you the first version of a paper flower garland. You can download the PDF which is 3 pages. I chose three colors of text weight paper for the flowers and a green text weight paper for the leaves. I printed 3 prints of the first page using 2… Read more.

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Twig & Butterfly Wreath

There are so many great ways to use butterflies in decorating that I couldn’t resist making a curly willow twig and watercolor butterfly wreath. Simple to make, you can add a splash of spring color to any room with this wreath. I used my watercolor butterflies that you can download at the end of the… Read more.

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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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