When I was in Thailand, I would see the local people weave palm leaves into beautiful bowls, fans, balls and other amazing things. I asked my aunt if she knew how to make these things and she gave me a book that was all in Thai. I don't know how to read Thai, I can barely speak it. Somehow after a week of fumbling around with strips of paper, I managed to decode the pictures and figure it out. Here is my tutorial for you, it is not in Thai, and hopefully it won't take you weeks to make. I did take pictures, but please watch the video.
The delight of making a gift for someone often extends to the finishing touches; in fact, sometimes the packaging can be the most fun part of all :) If you’re looking for a fast, easy way to recycle materials and make your holiday gifts look adorable, I think you’ll love this cross-stitch mitten gift tag tutorial from Neal of Present & Correct . Neal’s shop is full of cheerful vintage-inspired paper goods and office supplies — I’ve never seen something there that I haven’t wanted to snatch up. These mittens match the clean, modern aesthetic of P&C to a tee and seem so fun to customize with different stitch patterns. I’ll be saving this project for the next rainy day, as I think I might have all of these materials on hand! Thanks for sharing, Neal!
As promised on Sunday we not only decorated the headquarter’s living room in the style of Anthropologie. We also prepared a table decoration which you can copy for your Christmas table. When thinking about tablescapes I always try to create different height levels.
The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape.
Today we have a special treat for you! Jaimee, from Bushel & Peck Paper , is with us today to share her super cute twine pansy idea! Jaimee was one of our very first customers back in our early days...and she's a 'local' business owner too (based in the Philadelphia area) ! Shortly after Jaimee ordered her twine from us, she posted a photo on our Facebook Page of her adorable packaging idea...
Today’s RUFF DRAFT is inspired by Maureen’s favorite Polyhedrons, seen in our “ I heart Valentine’s Day” photoshoots and “ Jeffrey’s Modern Lego Inspired Birthday Party” photoshoots. We have had several questions about these fun accent pieces, so we wanted to share with you this easy DIY project. Maureen asked me to demonstrate the tutorial….. and I of course, wanted to give them a little Ruff Flair . We orginally found a fabulous paper polyhedron tutorial from Disney’s Family Fun website….
Bunny Ear Bags DIY Here are some sweet little bunny ear bags. Our crafter this week, Irene, happens to have a thing for rabbits. So when we were talking about different ideas she came up with these clever little treat bags. You could use them for Easter Baskets or just to hand out treats. Either way they are adorable!
I’ve scoured the interwebs for the best of the best when it comes to free party printables. From pretty little invites to adorable bunting, the party is free here today and this post is going to be one of those ones to bookmark! Above: Free “Let’s Picnic!”
If you’re assembling Easter baskets this weekend, here’s are some cute printable Easter gift tags that will help put the finishing touch on each basket. Just download, print and cut out them out. You can use them to adorn baskets and chocolate bunnies by punching a hole near the edge of one tag. If you’re hosting an easter brunch or dinner, wrap utensils in a napkin then tie with baker’s twine and one gift tag.
This sideboard tableau intersperses luminous pumpkins with a decanter of wine, a stand with fruit, and other objects evocative of Edgar Allan Poe and his tales of horror. To render the glowing silhouettes, we used two techniques: The bright candelabrum and goblet are cut through the pumpkins' walls, while the textured quill and skull are pared gently from the outer shells. Pumpkins of different hues, including white Lumina, a green-gray Jarrahdale, and burnt-orange cheese pumpkins, add tonal variety. Print the Etched Victorian Templates How to Make the Etched Victorian Pumpkins
100 Layer Cakelet Invitations & Paper Fabric tape Vintage wallpaper details Found object save-the-date Bridal Shower Favor
Update:: I made a video tutorial for this DIY. Check it out below! Last night I download the July issue of Martha Stewart Living on my iPad. I didn’t get too far into the issue as I skimmed it’s pages until I fell asleep. They had a link to summer crafts and I was surprised to see several new cute tutorials. So today I decided to try one out and add my own twist.
Tips for First Day of School Photos | Living Locurto - FREE Printables, recipes, party ideas and crafts.I’m so thrilled to be back to school! Each year, I like do the same 1st day of school photos to watch how my kids are growing. Doing the same pose in the same place, makes photos extra fun to look back upon when the kids are older. I came up with this idea of using a small chalk board several years ago.
This weeks freebie is a printable favor box, available in three color schemes! These are perfect for wedding, bridal shower or baby shower favors. Fill them with sweet treats! Print and cut this template on card stock, then fold on the dotted lines. Secure each side with double sided tape. You can download the brown + pink PDF by clicking HERE .