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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
I did not forget that I promised a download of the love quote dessert flags I used in my Moodboard Monday: Cockatoo post. So here they are, fresh off the press and ready to adorn any cupcake, dessert or drinking straw. Enjoy! Lia
Here is my tutorial on how I made my Paper Rose Wreath. One tip when you are gluing your roses onto the foam wreath is to squeeze the hot glue onto the flower rather than the foam itself as it will melt. I would love to see your creations so do share them with us… Read more.
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.
If you are looking to add a DIY touch to your wedding reception, we have some fabulous ideas for you. These flags and tags were designed to coordinate with our new Bohemian Fall Wedding sets offered in three colors that are available to purchase at our Elli stationery store. However. . . they would also… Read more.
Cupcake flags adorned with sweet messages or sayings make a lovely addition to your summer wedding or party cupcakes. Making cupcake toppers to add that personal touch are easy and affordable. Below you will find directions on how to make these cake flags our “fabulous freebie” flag templates in three colors that match our newest… Read more.