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Dresser. I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces.


So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room.

The gift-wrap comes in 20” x 28” sheets that cost $4.00 each. I needed 3 to cover the top of my dresser and the drawer pulls. Before This piece of hand me down furniture looks nice in this photo, but the top and left side have cracks in them. Supplies Needed My color scheme for the room: white, beige, tan, black, and purple. I painted the dresser white first. Since the gift-wrap has a tan background, I wanted to add a bit of it into the pulls. Book letters. Vintage Paper. Plain box that you can find at any craft store decorated with a vintage map and sheet music One of my favorite places to shop in my town of Castle Rock, Colorado is The Barn. It is an old barn that has been converted into little shops. Each of the old stalls is now a shop that sells vintage and new items. The Barn is my go to place when I am needing something vintage, chippy and full of character.

I told the shop owners to let me know when their Christmas things were in because they are always wonderful at taking vintage items and creating something new and beautiful with them. As we are packing away our fall decorations and bringing out our boxes of Christmas goodies I thought it would be fun to see how we can simply incorporate some vintage papers into our holiday decorating. Gift Wrap. Fabric Rose. We have finished up our Fabric Flower swap at I love 2 Create.

Fabric Rose

I am just waiting on a few more flowers to arrive and then I will get them back out to everyone who participated. I wanted to share my Fabric Roses. They are super simple to make and perfect to use your fabric scraps on. First you will cut out 6 - 8 petals in 2 sizes. The pink rose is with 6 petals and the black roses are made from 8 petals. Greeting Cards. You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.

Greeting Cards

Seed Paper Tutorial. I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog.

Seed Paper Tutorial

It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? Paper Flowers. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? Aqua Mason Jars. Love those ol’ blue mason jars but feel like skipping the flea markets or the steep shipping costs from eBay or Etsy?

Aqua Mason Jars

Well hear ye, hear ye! Did you know that you can mimic the aqua/turquoise look on clear jars with the help of some transparent glass paint? I know, right! Check out this DIY how-to guide from the Bridal Buzz. And the bottomline? {via The Inspired Room; photo from Nest of Posies } Doily Lamp. Crepe Rose. Today I came across these super cute Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders made by Shelley Smith from the House of Smiths blog.

Crepe Rose

Shelley’s easy and inexpensive DIY project is perfect for any wedding reception or bridal shower decor. Make sure you head over to Shelley’s blog for more DIY projects and tips. Here are the DIY step-by-step instructions from Shelley: Craft Supplies Needed Styrofoam Ball Forms Crepe Paper Streamers {Color of your choosing} Glue Gun & Lots of Glue Sticks Roll of Tape Measuring Stick 1. Lotto Ticket. Chalkboard Bubbles. Aug 31 Here is another idea we did for the Kirtsy Party at Blogher.

Chalkboard Bubbles

The theme was “Voices of the Year” so the whole party was branded with talk bubbles. For the photobooth of course we did chalkboard talk bubbles that people could write in themselves and then get their picture taken. My sister Gabrielle, gets the credit for figuring out how to make them out of something other than wood. Here is the step by step for how we did it for about $12. Materials: Black on Black Foam Core $5, Exacto Knife, Chalkboard Contact Paper $7, and Chalk Step One: Separate the backing from the chalk board Contact paper and lay it onto the foam core smoothing out the bubbles. Step Two: Draw the shapes of the talk bubbles onto the Foam Core with chalk.