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Sculptural paper orb lights. It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light.

sculptural paper orb lights

Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. By layering them over plain liners, she was able to create a beautiful effect on these orb lights; the organic, anemone-like shapes look lovely up close, far away, unlit during the day and glowing from within at night. Materials Instructions 1. 2. Love, Pomegranate House. Spring, oh spring!

Love, Pomegranate House

Where have you gone!? Last week we had some gorgeous days in the 70s and this weekend we got a foot of snow! What the heck!? Come back to me, spring! In an effort to encourage spring weather to come back to me I decided to make my very first spring wreath! It really wasn’t hard to create at all. Supplies: Cardboard {I used a cereal box and cut it into an 8-inch circle}Paper {I used 25-30 pages of 8.5×11 cardstock}Hot glue gunScissors Begin by cutting you paper in fourths. Roll your cut paper into a cone, having a corner be the tip of the “petal”. Just keep rolling and hot gluing so that you have a mountain of cones.

Take your cones and flatten and fold up the bottom 1/2-inch. Continue to fold, glue, and place the remaining cones, alternating their placement between the previous round’s cones. Keep adding your rounds until you reach the very center! Coasters from Tiles + Paper. A few weeks ago I partnered with one of my favorite photographers, Melody Melikian, for a craft photoshoot!

Coasters from Tiles + Paper

This gal has some serious talent when it comes to capturing emotion, colors and those special candid moments in her pictures. We organized a little outdoors craft workshop where we made coasters, drank lemonade and enjoyed crafting out in the wilderness for a change. We had a blast and I love how the pictures turned out! Check out more photos and my Q&A on Melody’s photo blog. These drink coasters are one of my all-time favorites, because they include the 3 ingredients to what I call the perfect DIY project: they're cheap, practical and fun to make. Plus they make great gifts, favors, or even a fun project for a "girls night in" party. Steps: • Choose a design for your coasters. (continued below) Cutting paper snowflakes. You sometimes have questions.

cutting paper snowflakes

I know I do. When this happens and you think I might be of some service, do as Bridgitt did and shoot me an email. You never know, I just might be able to help. Bridgitt writes: I was reading through the junkmail snowflake garland post and was amazed at the snowflakes you cut out. I blush... To make snowflakes, here's what I do: Paper flower tealight. Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now.

Paper flower tealight

They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. These flower would look absolutely gorgeous on a buffet table or as a table decoration. All you have to do is cut out flower parts and hot glue them onto the plastic led tea light. Just follow the directions below and soon you will have really cute and easy to make decorative party lights. 1.Download the tea light flower project template here. 2.Cut out 7 petals from light colored card stock.

Kaleidoscope Aquarium. On a delightful whim, I bought this baby kaleidoscope at the Virginia Aquarium on Saturday.

Kaleidoscope Aquarium

The spontaneous purchase turned out to be worth the $5 when I discovered that my phone camera lens was small enough to fit into the kaleidoscope’s viewfinder, allowing me to capture all of the crazy multi-mirrored images (things got especially weird when we reached the neon-jellyfish tanks). DIY Paper Gardenia. It seems that every time I create a new paper flower template it becomes my new favorite.

DIY Paper Gardenia

Well my dears, it has happened again. This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for Mother’s Day. Even if you don’t have time to make a full bouquet, just one on top of a wrapped gift will add that “gift-on-top-of-gift” that I love to do when I do my own gift wrapping. These gardenias would also make a perfect Mother’s Day corsage to pin onto her (or your) top or tie at the wrist. The possibilities go on.