Happy Mother’s Day – DIY: Crepe Paper Magnolia Branch

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I wanted to share a branch of crepe paper magnolia flowers that I made for my mom for mother’s day. I love you mom!

To make the flowers and bud, I followed the directions in this Martha Stewart video with a few modifications.

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DIY: Potted Paper Orchid

As you may have noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with paper flowers. While I love real flowers, they aren’t always practical as they are prone to wilting and can be expensive.

Even potted orchids, which are among my favorite house plants, eventually fade. A couple of years ago when a bloom fell off one of my orchids I used the fallen blossom to create a template to make coffee filter orchids.

Today’s project uses that same template, but replaces the coffee filters with double sided crepe paper.

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Happy Easter! Bunny Ornaments

For those of you celebrating Easter today, I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday!

I wanted to share a quick Easter craft project. I few weeks ago I found these little bunny ornaments at a dollar store. The ornaments came in a package with primary color paints, but I set aside the paints in the package and used some acrylic craft paints that I had on hand to paint the rabbits. Continue reading

Winter Pinterest Challenge: DIY Paper Tulips

This last week I was surfing craft blogs when I saw a tutorial for gorgeous paper tulips.  I added the tulips to my ever expanding list of projects I would like to make.  I am inspired by so many of the beautiful projects I see online, but recently have not had time to craft.  The winter Pinterest challenge hosted by Sherry of Young House Love gave me the motivation I needed to take a hour to craft.

DIY Paper Tulips

While I haven’t seen any tulips yet this year, tulips are one of my favorite flowers because they are one of the first flowers of spring.  Here is a photo that I took last spring when I visited the Tulip Library on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Aren’t the tulips cheerful?

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DIY Sunflower Party Invitations

Earlier this year, Jaime and I hosted a jazz brunch celebration.  Now that the brunch is over, I wanted to share some pictures of the invitations that we made for the brunch.  We made these invitations for a retirement celebration, but I also think this design would work well for a dinner party, bridal shower or baby shower.

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