Burlap Banner Tutorial My sister, Brittany, has been nagging me daily to get this tutorial up on my blog :). Since I've been MIA on here for 4 months now, I figured maybe this will get me going again (No promises!). This is super easy and the burlap is perfect for decorating all things FALL. My favorite time of year! Supplies you will need: Burlap (Amount depends on how many triangle pendants you want) Freezer Paper (Found in grocery stores by saran wrap) Acrylic paint Foam brushes (The round ones in the picture work best) Hemp cord, ribbon, or twine (to hang the banner) Optional: Mod Podge Extra fine Glitter Around the house: Iron Scissors Ruler Glue gun Exact-o knife Construction paper Cut Burlap: 1. 2. *There is a trick to cutting burlap--Cut an 11-inch strip so you can stagger your triangles and conserve more material. Create Stencils: 1. 2.Cut out squares of freezer paper to trace your letters on. 3. *This is where it would be really helpful to have a Cricut cutter machine! Paint Burlap:1. 2. 3. 4. Finish and hang: 1. 2.
Printable cupcake wrapper templates « Images By Heather M's Blog I have had some requests for printable versions of my cupcake wrappers for those without electronic cutters. Here is a plain cupcake wrapper and a scalloped wrapper template. Set the height of the plain wrapper to 2.62 inches and the scalloped wrapper to 2.97 inches for cupcakes that are the same size as mine. :) The svg versions for cutting with electronic die cutters are available here. The download is two png files for printing and hand cutting (300 dpi). Download the files from here. Like this: Like Loading...
Pen N' Paperflowers: tutorial | Tea Stained Paper Doilies There's something magical to me about the process of tea-staining. More than likely it's just the fact that new objects suddenly appear vintage... And it just so happens, anything shabby, vintage, or farmhouse-chic completely rocks my world!! Take for instance these tea-stained paper doilies... (The contrast between the original white doily and the three variety of tea-stained doilies is gorgeous!) I've cut small tea-stained doilies in half and used them as decorative wraps for shot glasses... I've turned them into flowers... And then used the flowers to adorn dessert tables... And added some to Ella's hat to go with her "Vintage Good Witch" costume this year. If you are interested in learning all about the simple technique of tea staining... keep reading!! You'll need some white doilies and a large pot of tea.I bought my doilies HERE - a fabulous kit containing both square and round varieties. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. • 5 minutes - very faint stain • 20-30 minutes - a nice apparent aged stain 7.
Keri Jill is 8 August is an unbelievably busy time of year for us. I think most of the activity is beginning to wind down. Jill and family headed back to New York last night but not before joining in the fun of Keri Jill's 8th birthday party. For some fun and inexpensive decorations, I made tissue pom-poms and streamers. Pinterest was my inspiration (follow link to see pom-pom's streamers, sunflower, fruit kabobs and piped butterflies). I went to my paper stash and used my one-and-only paper punch to make the streamers. After punching the scalloped circles, I simply machine stitched varying lengths and then thumb tacked them to the ceiling. Getting the room ready the day before The Birthday Girl arrives with her guests They ate, made a craft (next post) painted their nails, opened presents and had birthday cupcakes! Make a wish, Keri... hope all your dreams come true! Cheese & Grapes Sunflower (see Pinterest link above) I sliced a block of cheddar cheese into 1/4-inch slices and cut each slice diagonally.
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DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter December 21st, 2011 Just one more chalkboard porcelain paint project, and then I’ll give it a rest. I promise. How about… a chalkboard serving platter? It’s perfect for serving cheese, cookies, or any other goodies you might need to label. you’ll need: a porcelain platter (mine is from CB2)painter’s tape (optional) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Dick Blick or Amazon)(Don’t use regular chalkboard paint. how to: 1.
How to Make a Cupcake Tower » Annie's Eats How to Make a Cupcake Tower A couple of months ago I posted about the Dr. Seuss-themed party I threw for my little man’s second birthday. In that post, I included pictures of a cupcake tower I constructed for the event. Let me say right off the bat that this method is simply a rough guideline. First, let’s talk about what we need: First, I prepare the base by hot gluing the styrofoam discs together in an even column. I glue together both cardboard circles of the same size, unfinished sides inward… To end up with a double layer. Repeat with the remaining sizes until all the cardboard circles are doubled up. I trace around each of the cardboard circles onto the card stock that will cover them and cut out the corresponding circle. Hot glue the card stock circle onto the cardboard circle to cover it and give it a finished look. Three pretty covered circles :) Now I use additional card stock to cover the soup cans that will act as the pillars. Do the same for the base.
giant paper flowers from ruche You may remember the wedding of our lovely D*S contributor Brittany Watson Jepsen. Her huge paper blooms made such a splash that she started selling them in her shop, and just recently Brittany wrote a great article for Brooklyn Bride about the paper flower trend. I’m thrilled that this is a growing phenomenon; I adore anything made in exaggerated scale, so I feel that the more giant flowers and plants there are in the world, the better. This particular giant-flower DIY project comes from the creative team at Ruche. Our creative team brainstormed ways to turn our spring lookbook, Enchantment, into a daydream. Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials plastic cupscementapprox. 5” wide stucco cornerapprox. 20-gauge tie wiregloves and wire cutterstape, glue, and scissorstissue paperdried mosszip ties Instructions Making the stem: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Making the leaves: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Making the flowers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You’re done!
How To Tuesday: Bouquet of Tulips. 12Jul/11 When I made my Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Muffins I got a lot of questions about how to make your own tulip baking cups. I described it briefly in the recipe but I thought it would be better if I just showed you. You can buy tulip baking cups but why bother spending money on something that you can make for next to free? Cut parchment paper into squares 2 – 3 inches wide. Continue until you've filled the muffin tin with the sweet tulip baking cups. Make sure to drop in tomorrow to see just how to properly use these adorable liners. I'll give you a hint.