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Vintage Paper Placemats {Printable}

Vintage Paper Placemats {Printable}
It seems Pretty Blog readers just can’t get enough of their high teas these days! In honour of this truly wonderful tradition making a comeback into weddings and everyday life I’ve created a set of 3 vintage-inspired placemats – each a sweet and simple backdrop for your finest cake plates and tea sets. While I’ve used crisp white paper for my placemats these vintage illustrations will also look great on other soft hues like pale blue, blush and ivory. And if you’re feeling really crafty why not print these in reverse onto transfer paper and iron them onto plain cloth placemats! Happy Crafting! (Please note that these documents are for non-commercial use only.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. If you’re still with me, this is what I ended up with… I have a maple leaf which turned out not so well. 37.1Kstumbleupon

Fabulously Wed: Engagement: Holi Moly Its a Color Explosion! Send your real wedding, engagement and wedding editorial shoots to I am so absolutely DYING over today's engagement session by the amazing Jerry Yoon! When you were a kid, did you ever wanted to have a food fight or a paint toss but knew it would cause all kinds of trash talking from your parents? Well, Rachel and Daniel are here to show you how to fulfill that fantasy using Holi powders! Lesson number one: Keep your mouth closed when throwing the Holi around! Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!

David Roux-Fouillet’s Diamond Shot *rugenius in design , 14:20 Another highlight from Superdesign was David Roux-Fouillet’s Diamond Shot, a fun and unique way to set a diamond. That’s right, specially made bullets are quite literally shot into jewellery to create the setting. First, a video of the setting in action! Here are some official photos of a Diamond Shot ring and bullets. Tags: art - gifts - jewelry - shopping paper crafts: mini grad cards Paper crafts: mini grad cards It’s that time of year again – graduation season. I don’t know about you, but every year we know of quite a few graduates. To save money, and to add a personal touch to what is usually a card full of money, I made these mini graduation cards. Here is what you will need to make these cute little cards: 3×6 pieces of card stockblack and white card stockembroidery threadglue dotsbradsa template for your grad hats – I made mine by drawing a diamond for one piece. 1. 2. 3-6. 7. In my original card plan, there was no sentiment (which is why the stamping materials are not pictured in the supplies list). 8. 9. 10. Use glue dots to attach the hats and banners to the front of the cards and you are done! You can customize the cards to match school colors or to match your graduates favorite colors.

diy-project-kates-illuminated-canvas.html from [my apologies, kate's new diy series was supposed to go up yesterday but i totally fell behind] this month i will feature projects using canvas, and to kick it off i decided to use a lightweight canvas fabric to create an unusual “night light” painting that could look good on or off. we needed a light in our hallway because i get up early in the morning when it is dark out. i thought i could use this as an opportunity to make a conversation piece that people see when they first enter our house. i am very happy with the results and i can’t wait to experiment with all kinds of painted designs. i wanted it to have kind of a raw, art gallery feel, which is why i left the sides unfinished and did not frame the piece. but if you painted the sides, framed the image, and chose different text or images, this could easily work in a kids room, a guest room, or be a fun holiday installation. hope this inspires some fun ideas for night lights! happy crafting!

Lace Heart Garland Happy Monday! A quiet little post for you today. You may have noticed the gift ornament in this earlier post. Here's how I made it. Tutorial: Lace Hearts You will need some lace, a heart shaped cookie cutter, Mod Podge, a paint brush, a needle and thread, and a pair of scissors. Use a paint brush to spread a good layer of Mod Podge on the outer side of your cookie cutter. Cover the mod-podged cookie cutter with lace as follows. Slather on a few more coats of Mod Podge. And that, as they say, was that! Note: I think fabric stiffener would be a good alternative to Mod Podge to stiffen the lace and make these hearts. Have yourself a heart-shaped Monday, and I will see you again soon!

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MAGAZINE ENVELOPES 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out. Turn the envelope over as well as the magazine cut-out. Unfold everything and separate the magazine cut-out from the envelope. Glue the bottom flap down to the two side flaps. And you've made your own envelope! The great thing about making these envelopes our of magazine pages is that the envelopes have a character all of their own.

Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques - StumbleUpon A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye. Bridesmaid Request I love the idea of formally asking those whom you would like to be in your bridal party. I sent out a cards for my own wedding so that inspired me to come up with a cute project to do the same. I adore the paper chain people that we all learned to make in grade school and this project uses that simple concept to introduce your bridesmaids to everyone. Cut out the shape of the dress you plan on using in the color you desire and personalize each person with some paper hair. To complete the set I created a little card asking “Will you be my bridesmaid?” Enjoy! Anna of Rifle Design Supplies: 1. craft paper (for clothes & hair), 2. paper for bodies, 3. envelopes, 4. ruler, 5. scissors, 6. pencil, eraser & a glue stick Directions: First, be sure that your chain will fit in the envelope you chose. Cut out your rectangle and score the paper vertically between each set of tick marks. On the top of the stack draw the shape of your person. Resources: Martha Stewart 18″x18″ craft paper

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