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SpringPaperFlowerGarland

Spring Paper Flower Garland

This is a sponsored post for paper-papers.com.  Every season I do what I call a “re-fresh” to my living room, by that I mean that I change my living rooms wardrobe to welcome in the new season. For the winter I used a lot of gold, grey and navy blue (see this post) and for… Read more.

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Daffodil paper flower

Make Your Own Crepe Paper Daffodils

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.

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Make Your Own Paper Hydrangea – Creativebug Video Tutorial

Make Your Own Paper Hydrangea – Creativebug Video Tutorial

I recently teamed up with Cricut and Creativebug to film a number of tutorials for you to watch and learn some of the techniques involved in making some of my paper projects. Up first is the video on how to make your own paper hydrangea. It was the obvious choice to shoot this tutorial first… Read more.

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Paper_Succulent_Wedding_FavorsTN

DIY Wedding Favors: Paper Succulent Pots

Succulents are enjoying huge popularity at the moment and they look set to stay that way which I’m super pleased about. These paper succulent DIY wedding favors are perfectly on trend and have the added bonus of lasting a lifetime, so your guests can take home the perfect memento of your special day! This is… Read more.

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Paper Succulents

Paper Succulent Heart Wall Art

I was recently asked by FloraCraft® to create a piece of wall art using their Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets. My paper succulent wreath was so popular that I just had to come up with a fun twist on the design for Valentine’s Day. This 3D heart makes a bold statement on any wall but I… Read more.

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Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

Spring is coming soon and no better way to prepare than add a some blooms into your home decor. The wonderful thing about these cherry blossom branches is that it will last more than a few days and can be used as a centerpiece for your spring dining table, wedding event or baby shower. So… Read more.

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FreshFruitTM

Make a Gorgeous Fresh Fruit Centerpiece

The last few weeks, I have been enjoying the wonderful holiday fruits from my The Fruit Company. When they asked me to share my tips on how to create a gorgeous fruit centerpiece, I jumped at the opportunity. Once upon a time, in a past life of mine, I owned a little flower shop. We… Read more.

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Manzanita Branch

Decorating with My White Painted Manzanita Branch

Many of you have commented on the white branch that I have hanging on my living room wall. Yes, I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings fan and perhaps the white tree of Gondor inspired me to hang a small one on my wall. I found the original manzanita branch at a… Read more.

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DIY Paperwhites flowers

Paperwhites from Metallic Paper + New Video Tutorial on Creativebug

Of all of the paper flower I have designed so far, and as you know I have made many, I think this is my favorite. Can I say that? Will the peonies and dahlias feel slighted? These flowers are so happy and bright and will be my care free center pieces for my winter holiday… Read more.

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DogwoodVideoTN

Video: Crepe Paper Dogwood Branches

Fall is all but here, and as a memory of spring I am sharing the full video tutorial on how to make these pretty dogwood branches. These blooming branches are easy to make by using paper covered floral wire for the branches and Italian crepe paper for each bloom. Though dogwood comes in shades of… Read more.

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DIY Paper Succulent flowers

Four Paper Succulent Tutorials and Patterns + Win a Cricut Explore!

I am officially in love with paper succulents! These are so fun to make using a variety of card stock papers and my Cricut Explore cutting machine. Of course you can cut them by hand which would give an even more natural look, but I am a busy girl so this is a perfect cutting… Read more.

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PaperPineConeTN

Paper Pine Cones for Woodland Decor

This last Christmas when I made my holiday tree decorated in all paper ornaments, I made some orbs that were covered in little paper circles. I kept seeing them as a very round paper pine cone and thought how cute it would be to make some in more of the cone shape. Pine cones are… Read more.

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TopiaryTN

DIY Crepe Paper Topiaries To Decorate Your Event

You can now view the third of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make a Dowton Abby inspired topiary. I show you how to make them using a simple terra cotta pot, copper tubing for the form and Carte Fini floral crepe paper for… Read more.

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TissuePaperRosesTN

Make a Tissue Paper Full Bloom Rose

I do realize I posted a tutorial for a crepe paper rose last week, but I was inspired on one of my morning walks just the other day by this gorgeous rose that looked like a peony. I posted the photo of this rose on my Instagram asking if I should take it on as… Read more.

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PaperOrchidPlant

Make a Gorgeous Paper Orchid Plant

I do love orchids! I almost always have a plant in my home and you may remember my post almost a year ago about how to style a grocery store orchid plant and make it look like it came from a flower shop. You may also remember my paper orchid post where I used a… Read more.

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RoseBouquetTN

Make a Gorgeous Rose Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers

When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.

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MonogramDoormatCG

Stencil This Antler and Monogram Door Mat for Your Winter Decor

This week I replaced my worn door mat with this fun DIY stenciled monogram centered inside of a silhouette of deer antlers. This seems perfect for my Pacific Northwest home as the days become wet and windy. I picked up the 24 x 35 inch natural fiber coir mat at Ikea and after searching for a… Read more.

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Paper Bouquet

How to Mix Paper Flowers with Fresh Leaves and Lavender to Make a Gorgeous & Fragrant Bouquet

This last weekend I volunteered to make three flower arrangements for my nieces graduation reception. I knew that I would want to recycle some of the gorgeous paper gardenias and the mix of plum, raspberry and mauve mums that I have saved from a guest post to coordinate with her plum graduation outfit. I gathered… Read more.

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DIY Chalkboard Pots

Chalkboard Painted Pots

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Along with enjoying a yummy homemade brunch by my daughter, I had a very busy weekend working on home projects. One of the projects was to paint my terracotta pots with chalkboard paint for my herbs. You all know I am a big fan of the… Read more.

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FlowerRecipeTN

The Flower Recipe Book + Flower Design Class at West Elm

Last night I attend a flower design class and book signing offered by West Elm here is Portland. The Flower Recipe Book written by the magically creative owners of San Francisco’s Studio Choo, is a must buy for all of you DIY crafty people. This book is exactly what is says. . . a recipe… Read more.

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