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Easy DIY Garland Decor

Easy DIY Garland Decor

We are obsessed with patterns and textures. Adding a pattern or juicy texture to a design can truly make a simple design pop! That is why we include patterns on the backs of all of our wedding and holiday stationery. Right now we are loving gold and created this super cute and festive garland using… Read more.

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DIY Alphabet Block Boxes

DIY Alphabet Block Boxes

  Happy Friday! Today we are sharing an adorable fab freebie that you can use to decorate a nursery, playroom, or use as baby shower favors – diy vintage alphabet blocks made from paper!  We came up with the idea for this project yesterday when we were looking for some wooden blocks to use as… Read more.

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How to Assemble Your Wedding Invitations

Gather your friends, grab some wine, and have an invitation assembly party. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your wedding invitations. The invitation design we used in this tutorial is our Summer Bohemian Wedding Invitation. Cheers and happy assembling!

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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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Chalk Painted Furniture

DIY Chalk Paint Furniture

Happy Friday! Today I want to show you a quick and easy way to make a “needs a little love” piece of furniture look fabulous. My friends who spend time at my loft know that I have a thing for painted furniture. This thing happened about two years ago when I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk… Read more.

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Painting a Chevron Rug Video Tutorial

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share today’s post. Not only is it a home decor project (my favorite kind), but we shot a video tutorial as well. Yes, a video! To give you a little background this project has been on my “post hot list” for a few months now. I painted the… 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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DIY Glitter Heart Art

DIY Glitter Heart Art

If you were to visit our studio, you would see trails of glitter pretty much every where. Today is the last day of our unofficial Glitter Week. For this project I am using glitter and decoupage together. . . oh my! With a variety of pink and red tissue paper mixed with recycled gold tissue… Read more.

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Wedding Decor: Glittery Mr & Mrs Chair Banner

To continue the our glitter theme this week, what a perfect way to decorate the bride and groom chair with this DIY glitter Mr. & Mrs. chair banner. For these banners I used a very thin foam core so that I could easily glitter both sides of the letters. Just print out the template below… Read more.

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DIY Deco Glitter Shoes

Add Sparkle to Your Shoes

Next Wednesday I am heading to Salt Lake City for my first Alt Summit. This is a conference for craft, home and style bloggers to connect, meet sponsors and learn how to be better bloggers. I feel quite lucky that I finally get to attend as the 600+ tickets sell out within 30 minutes. One… 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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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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Printable Grocery List

Editable DIY Grocery List Pad + Tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! I just got back from my weekly grocery shopping (testing this printable of course) and am excited to share the updated grocery list printable with you. You may remember this list from last year. . . it was quite popular, but we had a lot of requests that it be… Read more.

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DIY Paper Star Medallions

Happy weekend everyone! Here is a last minute New Year’s Eve decoration that you can make using your leftover Christmas wrapping paper. Upcycle that gold and silver paper by making these beautiful paper star medallions. These are inspired by the vintage star we used in our New Year’s Eve party kit post. I gathered 5… 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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Seventh Generation Holiday .Gif Guide (featuring Ellinée)

Happy Saturday everyone! The clever folks over at Seventh Generation invited me to participate with three other crafty bloggers in their Holiday .gif Guide. No that is not a typo. These .gif images are short little videos, bringing our bite sized tutorials to life. It seemed that our well loved upcycled grocery bag basket would… 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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Video: How to Tie the Perfect Bow (plus a little announcement)

I am so happy to finally post our first video tutorial! I have been dreaming of creating video tutorials for this blog for long time so now that the ball is rolling you will be seeing a lot more of me. . . or my hands. I am starting the video library with one of… Read more.

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5 Tips for the Perfect Christmas Card Photo

The holidays are here! If you have not taken your family photo yet, here are my 5 top tips for getting a great shot. You can use these if you are taking the photo yourself or if you have hired a professional photographer. 1. FIND GREAT LIGHT (no flash): Photography is all about light. The… Read more.

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