Confetti Invitations Mar 14 I made this prototype for a couple who needed save-the-dates for a wedding. We ended up doing something else but these turned out so cute I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make them. These little tubes shoot a little burst of confetti when you twist them. We were going to do these as save-the-dates but they would work great as party invitations for any event. MaterialsCheap Party Poppers (you can find these at most party supply stores) 12 for $10Confetti (buy this or make your own–get out your hole punches!) Then download the template for free right here or you can design your own. Step 1 Disassemble the confetti shooter. Step 2 Reassemble the canister and reset the spring so it is spring loaded. Step 3 Fill the loaded canister with confetti and the invitation. Step 4 Take your new label and remove the backing. Voila! Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
DIY Paper Flower Corsages I love Brittany’s work and love her blog House That Lars Built. You may remember her beautiful wedding on 100 Layer Cake with the amazing giant paper flowers. Well, I asled her if she would put together some DIY’s for us and was thrilled when she agreed. Hello from Copenhagen! I’m a major Oh Happy Day fan so I’m most happy and honored to start sharing some ideas with you. I got married in September and with the help of my dream team–mom and sister–we crafted huge paper flowers galore, which I shared on a tutorial for 100 Layer Cake. Supplies: * good artist’s paper works best for paper flowers in a variety of colors. Poppy The base of the petal is 1/2″ and expands to 2 3/4″ tall and reaches to 2 1/4″ wide. Rose Create a lemon looking shape about 2″ wide and 1 1/2″ tall. Photos by Brittany for Oh Happy Day
Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Sphere Inspiration really can come from anywhere. Sometimes I will see an odd product at a hardware store and just know, that could be a light. Sometimes I see a fully formed light idea and just know I have to try it for myself. That’s what happened with this project. I may not have been posting over the last three months, but I certainly have been creating. My latest obsession has been with fortune tellers, you know those little folded things we made as kids? Well, the first time I had a spare moment I sat down and just knew I had to try this. For paper I used simple white printer paper, but I am kind of interested in trying one out of newspaper or some similar printed paper. I love this big light, its approximately 18 inches across (I used a 16 inch lantern) and it really makes a fantastic statement piece. More fortune teller obsession to come, but I figured I’d ease back into these posts and not cram too many projects into too few posts. Ciao, Allison Like this: Like Loading...
DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party! (tutorial adapted from Ornamentea; top image via Jak & Jil, rest of image by Honestly…WTF)
Paper Carrots DIY Apr 3 Happy Easter! Here is a project that is a cute little addition to an easter basket. These paper carrots are so easy they will honestly take you ten minutes and you probably already have everything you need to make these at home. Really. Continue reading for instructions and photos Materials Needed: Orange Paper, Green Paper, Tape, Scissors, Treats Step 1: Take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of orange paper and cut it in half. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
Giant Paper Rose Flower If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding! Materials (to make one giant rose) Step 1: Cut the petals Cut 5-6 teardrop petals and 15-6 heart-shaped petals from the petal colored crepe paper. IMPORTANT: Crepe paper is directional so it matters which way you’re cutting the paper. Repeat until all of your petals are cut Step 2: Cut the leaves + calyx Step 3: Make the rose stem
Styled Eats: DIY Picnic Baskets and Free Printable Apr 17 This is the next post in my new series Styled Eats that focuses on how to package and make food pretty. This brilliant DIY picnic basket is the work of Alexis Birkmeyer. See full instructions and free printable after the jump. Materials Needed: Free Printable Template, posterboard or extra thick butcher paper 18″ x 24″ for each bucket, exacto knife (or scissors if you aren’t worried about straight lines.) , and pretty napkins. Step 1: Print out free printable (click here to download) and cut it out. Concept + Photos + Styling by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day See all the Styled Eats posts right here. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
Pokemon Taylor swift: a love story Sorry to bother you at a time like this... Japan juicebox is cooler than you. Yes please... The circle of no life. Holy boo boo. Glittered IZZE Bottles The next thing I wanted to do to the IZZE bottles was glitter them. You can check out how I drilled the holes in the back of the bottles here. I used Goo Gone to take off the sticky residue that was left over from the label. Then I taped off the area I wanted to glitter. I brushed mod podge on the bottom part of the bottle then sprinkled on the glitter. I left them dry a few minutes. Then carefully peeled the blue tape off. So how do you like the glittered bottles? Have a Wonderful Wintery Weekend!
Corks It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace). And there she is in front of you. A nice glass of wine. Tonight, it's all about relaxing. But tomorrow I want you to think twice before you throw out those wine bottle corks by providing you with 22 DIY cork creations (okay, some are more DIY than others). My own cork collection is quite small. So let's start with some nice DIY cork projects that can be done with small cork collections. I've got twisty black electrical wire and I've got three corks...I may have to give this one a try. There's nothing I don't love about these simply sweet cork place card holders that were at Ardent Photography's cousin's wedding. Two bangs for the buck! Until next time...
A TIE-NY TOKEN OF APPRECIATION wowser...it just hit me that dad day is right around the corner...and hadn't done any projects for it!...so...here's a little last minute something something... now...not sure why ties have become the gift standard...because seems that the only time my father wore one was for funerals...but for all those dads that dress to impress...there's no reason why your keys shouldn't be as sophisticated!... so grab a old tie from years past and a key ring...that's all you'll need for this!... oh...you might notice that this isn't the same tie in the original pic...well...after finishing that one...i realized that i hadn't taken any pics along the way...so i had to grab a stand-in for the tutorial...just think of it as a stunt tie.... take the narrow tail end of the tie and pull it through the ring...about five inches...make sure the seam of the tie is facing down... fold tail sideways...so it is pointing to right...now you'll be able to see the seams... pull the tail through the ring....