Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you are looking for a little fringe in your life, then pop on over to Minted's blog Julep and learn how to make the easiest fringe garland. It's big, it's wide and it's got a big wow factor. The best part is that you can make 2 out of each fold of crepe paper, that's like 2 for $1.50! I love a good garland and I popped these into my installation for Land of Nod today. If you are local to Seattle, I hope you got a chance to swing by. I only had time to pop in and decorate and set up, but had to take a sick little one home. Luckily, my friend and local blogger Andrea Victoria, who is also a crazy amazing surface designer, was able to host the craft event today. I also want to send a huge thank you to Jennifer at Trophy Cupcakes for sweetening up the event with her delicious cupcakes.
Fun with gold, again. Have you figured out yet that if there is a possiblity for me to paint it gold, I will. I accept myself for my faults, of course, I don't really consider it a fault. I made some simple tassel sculptures or ornaments and the pictures do not do these justice. They are so easy to make and you can adorn them to anything, like as placesetting decor. How perfect are these for an oscar party? Gold is the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your table.
Now, just because I say it is easy, doesn't mean it isn't messy, but you can contain the chaos by coating a baking sheet with foil. If you craft alot (ahem) I recommend saving those ugly old baking sheets for art projects. Don't toss or donate them, just keep the old ones in the craft closet and you will have a ton of uses for them down the line. That is exactly what I did to make these tassels from a little kitchen twine, regular latex paint (to make it hard) and some liquid gilding. *Note: liquid gilding is GORGEOUS, but smells to high heaven, do that part outside. Trust me.
Check out the full DIY over on Project Wedding and have fun. These actually adorned my Christmas tree as ornaments this past year.
I just realized I missed a few DIYs that I have done around town, well, internet town that is. I want to play catch up this week and share them with you. First up, a simple variation on my crepe paper poms, crepe paper pom garland. I love the shape of these and I think they are my new favorite go to pouf. All you need is a little string and some tiny strips of crepe paper and you are all set. I think I will be making these for Henry's upcoming birthday. I think it looks best with two colors and a third for pop. Check out my full DIY over on Project Wedding.
It's here, it's here! I have a some super news today, I am officially a contributor over on Project Wedding! Hooray! My first post is live today and I wanted to share it with you. It is a signpost save the date. I found these adorable mini glass cloches and had to make something with them. I have had the signpost idea floating around in my head for about a year and these little glass jars are the perfect compliment to them.
These are so easy to make and you could make these for travel themed party invitations, too. Go check out the full DIY here.