Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of rustic wooden trough centerpieces in the home decorating world. And they look gorgeous! Neutrals and rustic are my favorite lately! I mean, I DO love color, but how easy is it to change your accent colors now and then when you’ve decorated in neutrals?! This means that I can re-decorate for holidays and different seasons without it costing me much at all: swap out couch pillows, decorate the mantel, get seasonal plants, and more!
When I first saw the rustic trough centerpiece in a magazine, I immediately thought how fun it would be to put different things in it for different times of the year: ornaments and lights for Christmas, colorful sea glass and tea lights for summer, decorative fall leaves with pine cones and a candle for fall, and plants and candles, or even fruit, year-round! So many possibilities!
Quick & Easy Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial
Hi there!! Nothing says spring like bright flowers – and with all this dreary weather lately I need something to brighten my day! These super cute tissue paper flowers are perfect for decorating for any birthday party, bridal or baby shower, Mother’s Day party, Easter celebration, wedding – the possibilities are endless! And they are inexpensive and oh.so.easy to make – they only use tissue paper and pipe cleaners, and can be whipped up in an afternoon! So grab a pack of tissue paper, a few pipe cleaners, a pair of scissors, and let’s get started with my Quick and Easy Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial . . .
CUTE AND FUN MOTHER’S DAY BANNER IDEA!
So, I started with a large cardboard box. I was in search of a large appliance box but couldn’t get one in a hurry. I went to Home Depot and got this. You can’t beat $1.36!
You’ll just need some basic crafting supplies:
3) exacto knife
4) white paint marker
5) large box
6) basic hot glue gun
The first thing I did was to open out the box by separating it Continue reading
Folded Paper Flower Tutorial – Origami Flowers for Party, Shower, and Wedding Decor
FOLDED PAPER ORIGAMI FLOWER TUTORIAL
I love finding projects that I can try RIGHT away – no need to go out and buy supplies or search for a hard-to-find “ingredient.” This folded paper flower is one of those projects for sure!!
As long as you have . . .
- Some type of paper (any kind will do!!)
- Some type of glue (I use hot glue because I use hot glue for everything :-)!)
- A pair of hands
. . . . you’re all set!
These folded paper flowers = birthday party decor, wedding decor, bridal/baby shower decor, little girls’ room decor, and anything else you want to decorate with these origami folded paper flowers!
1. Start with a square piece of paper. I used 12×12 because I wanted my flowers to be nice and big! (If you want square sheets of paper, try something like this or this!) But you can use any size at all. It all depends on what you are using the flowers for.
2. Fold one corner diagonally to the other corner.
EASY CROCHETED MASON JAR COZY
This beautiful spring weather has put me in the mood to update some of my decor! I try to do this without spending a lot of money, which is actually a really fun challenge for me. 🙂 There’s something ultra-satisfying in creating something new and beautiful for your home by just using things you already have in your craft stash!
Easy Crocheted Mason Jar Cozy
When I saw the most adorable pattern for this mason jar cozy over at Little Monkeys Crochet, I knew it was something I needed to make that evening! And I did. It literally took an hour or so from start to finish!