The magnolia is such a peaceful flower and I find a great sense of calm whenever I’m making these beautiful blooms in paper. This crepe paper version is super easy to make because you can stretch, mold and manipulate the paper with your fingers to get just the right shapes. I like to keep my… Read more.
We are on a roll with handcrafted Mother’s Day gifts and printables at the moment. We might be having a little too much fun…. if that is possible? Today we are sharing these gorgeous printable gift wraps and tags so your Mother’s Day gifts can be given in beautiful summery shades and floral patterns. There… Read more.
Yesterday we shared our Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed kit which was super popular. The kit includes free printable notecards, a printable gift card holder, cute floral stickers and an editable menu. To add to your breakfast tray, today we are sharing these adorable free printable candle wrappers in a matching pattern with just the… Read more.
The moms in our lives deserve breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day right? There is no better day to indulge them with a looooong lie-in followed by a tray full of summer fruits, pastries, flowers and handmade love. Today we are sharing our Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed kit (if you’re the Mommy might I… Read more.
How many times have you looked at the designer handbags in the department store and appreciated their beauty? I know I have – a few times. But my busy life, with family, a dog and all the making I do just doesn’t warrant that kind of accessory, never mind the expense! (Maybe someday, right?) So,… Read more.
We love to use a tote bag. I always keep one rolled up in my handbag ready to be used if I happen to pop into the grocery store, the bookstore or my local craft shop. Using iron-on vinyl to decorate a plain tote is the perfect way to personalize your own bag or a… Read more.
The great thing about stenciling is that you don’t have to be an artist to use them and they achieve great results. They are easy to use with the right techniques and are perfect for adding pattern and color to literally any surface. We added this cute lattice design to our teal painted wooden tray… Read more.
Hi! We mentioned the other day that we are big fans of surrounding ourselves with things that make us happy. On Wednesday we shared the printable file for our inspirational quote cards for any occasion. And, wanting to take it that little bit further, today we are sharing these gorgeous prints. One featuring that same… Read more.
We love to surround ourselves with objects that make us happy and you can’t beat a good inspirational quote to get you in the right frame of mind. Today we are sharing these gorgeous printable cards featuring our favorite inspirational quote from the eternally beautiful fashion designer Coco Chanel, “Beauty begins the moment you decide… Read more.
This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. We love playing with stamps here at Lia Griffith HQ and fell in love with these little sentiment stamps by Simon Says Stamp over the weekend. We wanted to do something a little different with them and we came up with the idea of creating these simple paper… Read more.
Daffodils are such an honest, innocent flower aren’t they? My front garden is full of them this time of year and for me those pretty yellow petals encircling that bright trumpet cone just scream “Spring Is Here!” I haven’t shared a daffodil tutorial before and in developing this project I wanted to share something that… Read more.
I am a self confessed anglophile. I often say I was born on the wrong continent and constantly find myself drawn to all things British. So I was pleased to hear that Mother’s Day in the UK is almost upon us – next Sunday 15th March in fact. Our US equivalent is not until May… Read more.
Spring is the perfect time to get your craft supplies out and make something special. We always love to share craft ideas that you can use as a treat yourself or as special gifts for birthdays, announcements, celebrations or any other special occasion. These pretty DIY Spring note cards are just in time for our… Read more.
Ahhhh, the gardienia. I remember back in my 20’s when I was working as a designer at a well known golf resort and the flower department (how luxurious is that) placed a potted gardenia plant on my desk before it was in bloom. Within a few weeks my office was full of its soft, inviting… Read more.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the United States. Some of us have the day off as it is a national holiday, but me. . . I did not want to miss sharing this tutorial and pattern for the gorgeous camellia flower. I have a few camellia bushes around my house. In the spring… Read more.
UPDATE: I now have a full video class for this paper peony. You can find it in this post: http://liagriffith.com/video-crepe-paper-peony I have a lot of beloved flower favorites, but at the top of that list is the peony. There are so many varieties in colors and form that I could design another dozen version of… Read more.
Of course you know I must create a set of gift tags and gift wrap for every major holiday and Mother’s Day is one of them. These pretty blush and mint tags come in three versions along with a mint polka dot bow. The gift wrap comes in three patterns all of which can be… Read more.
I will be completely honest with you here. . . I was dreading making the paper hydrangea and have put off designing the burst of tiny blooms for a very long time. Though it is one of my favorite flowers, the idea of gluing hundreds of little petals into a ball seemed daunting. One of… Read more.
Ahhhh, spaaaa. My house smells so good right now and I wish I could add a little scratch-and-sniff to this post and share it with you all. I am posting twice today because I really want to get these printable labels to you before the weekend! Mother’s Day is a week and a few days… Read more.
We are continuing the spa theme today with this recipe for a DIY scrub that will help prepare your skin ready for your pretty summer dresses. The base of epsom or sea salt not only exfoliates your skin but has the added benefit of absorbing toxins. One note about my reason for choosing salt over… Read more.