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.
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.
Our DIY invitations had a lot of of pieces so we wanted something to tie them all together. Our solution? Belly bands. Keeping with our DIY theme we made the belly bands ourselves. These bands were a fairly quick project and helped make all of the pieces of our invitation into a cohesive whole.
These DIY watercolor wedding invitations were the unifying element for our garden wedding.
We tried to tie everything from our coffee filter roses and fresh flowers to our cake and escort cards back to these. Continue reading
Jaime and my wedding anniversary is this month. I still haven’t gotten around to making a wedding album, but I wanted to share a few of our wedding photos from our photographer Natalie Cass.
Photo by Natalie Cass, Cass Studios.
Today I am very excited to be guest blogging on A Glimpse Inside Blog while Allison is on blogging maternity leave. Here is a preview of my guest post on DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies:
I encourage you to stop by Allison’s blog to see how I made these butterflies. If you are interested in seeing how I made the flower, check out my post on DIY Paper Magnolias.
Adding a liner to an envelope can instantly transform it from blah to bright. Today, in addition to showing you how to make an envelope liner template, I’ll show you how I made a chevron thank you card with matching envelope.