The lanterns may look intricate, but it takes only half an hour to make one. They appear festive and ethereal by day and, if you place low-wattage lightbulbs inside, softly radiant by night. The lanterns are monochromatic, but you can play with the design by creating an ombre pattern (gradations of the same color) or stripes. You can even use green disks at the tops of the lanterns so that they resemble berries with leafy stems. Resources: Tissue-paper circles, 5 inches, in Pastel and Primary, $6 for 480; hyglossproducts.com . Wire-frame spherical paper lanterns, from $3.25 each; pearlriver.com .
I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms. Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with. How to make pom poms?
here's the post i was too sick to do last week. i'm feeling better. thank you for your kind words. and no i didn't burn the toast on purpose, that actually happened (a few days earlier...i just thought it was funny and so i took a picture.) who knew that it was a perfect picture for how i would feel a few days later. but yes, a little better on the sickness...not all better. but good enough. ;) hope your weekend was nice a lovely. okay...now onto our regularly scheduled post: here's a perfect ring to give to a friend, mother, daughter, wife, or yourself. with a few and easy steps you can make this lovely little (okay kinda big) fabric flower ring for whoever you chose! supplies: *one strip of fabric measuring at 1 inch by 10 inches.
Here’s a simple How-To on making those gorgeous Dahlia Flower Tissue Paper Pom Poms you see in magazines and on the Internet. So easy, you’ll be looking for places to hang them around your home! 1. Start by stacking eight to twelve 20×30 inch sheets of tissue paper of all the same color. 2. Measure from the short edge of the paper up 1.5 inches and 3 inches and mark at each spot.
In the spirit of all the DIY projects we have going on to prepare for our everee Wednesday fun-shoot with ee photography later this month, I wanted to share one of my favorite projects yet!!! Streamer Flowers. Let me just preface this post with saying as much as I wish I could take credit for how brilliant this project is, I certainly was inspired by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal as seen on The Bride's Cafe . If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, seeing as it's not incredibly easy, you will find that the reward is completely worth the effort!
You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Craft Supplies: Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters