St. Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17th so we have thrown ourselves into the Irish spirit with a couple of great little St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you to make at home. Yesterday we brought you the PDF and cut file for these cute Leprechaun candy huggers. Today we have taken that same cheeky… Read more.
Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Traditional celebrations commemorate the patron Saint of Ireland, a 5th Century Bishop from the Emerald Isle. In recent history, celebrations have tended towards the country’s rich heritage and culture and with over 30 million Americans having Irish ancestry (like me) it seems only right that we share a… Read more.
We have had such fun creating products for a handcrafted wedding and by repurposing our delicate Spring blossom design we have developed an entire range that you can print and make at home. These printable wedding invitations and response cards are unique yet elegant and give a perfect little taste of the glorious celebration to… Read more.
There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.
I love a little glitter at a wedding. Just enough to add a little sparkle without shouting all out “party”! These rose gold “family” signs are perfect for reserving front row church pews or guest chairs at your ceremony meaning that your VIP’s will be guaranteed the best seats in the house! We began by… Read more.
Earlier this month we discovered BARC wood papers and have been excited to use them in a DIY wedding project ever since. We are in love with the birch wood paper – a sheer veneer sheet that is made using real wood. It comes in sheets, tape rolls and larger rolls with either a paper… Read more.
This over-sized heart shaped pinata is the perfect DIY wedding project for those who want to inject a little fun into their wedding celebrations. The pinata has always been a party favorite but in recent years we’re seeing lots of lovely versions designed specifically for that special day. Last year I shared this paper flower… Read more.
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t have a little denim in their wardrobe. Personally, I live in blue jeans as it is perfect for my on-the-go creative lifestyle. The tough cotton twill textile has been widely used since the 18th century and there’s not a decade goes by that the fabric doesn’t seem… Read more.
In Chinese societies, a red envelope or red packet containing money is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, the birth of a baby or graduation. Its origin began over 2000 years ago when the elderly would thred coins onto red string to ward off evil spirits. As the printing press became popular the string… Read more.
Our winter paper lanterns were super popular back in November so with Chinese New Year upon us next week (Thursday 19th!) I was inspired to design a fresh paper lantern for the occasion. In China the New Year celebration is also known as the Spring Festival so it seemed perfect to include a delicate Spring… Read more.
Make some easy Valentine’s Day decorations for your party this year with this simple garland. All you will need is a stack of paper hearts that you can create with a heart punch, cut with scissors or on your cutting machine. Once trimmed, arrange in sets of varying colors and sew with a wide stitch… Read more.
During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.
I love these adorable tissue tassels. They are very versatile, perfect for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve soiree, a kids birthday party or a darling addition to a nursery. They are fluffy and fun and great to make as a last minute decor. That is if you have a Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Cutter. … Read more.
Here is a great way to add a little thought and fun to your New Year’s Eve celebration. This set of printable wish cards have prompts for your guests so they can add their wish, their goal, their word of the year and a space to add their own message. You can then have your… Read more.
Here is a printable “Happy New Year” banner for your 1920’s style party! This banner coordinates with the party hats and photo props. These are ready for you to download and print using the button at the end of the post. Since they are printed in black with a gold foil look, I like to… Read more.
This year’s New Year’s Eve party hats are in a gorgeous 1920’s style. The black, gold and purple palette comes in both a paper cut headband as well as a printable version and the party hat comes in a vintage gold and black print. I did add a few fun rhinestones to both hats and… Read more.
Every year I post a set of New Year’s Eve printables. This is the fourth year (the first two on my prior blog). My daughter Emily and her wonderful boyfriend are always my models and it is quite fun to watch them grow up. This years set of photo props include both the printable files… Read more.
There is nothing that says Christmas better than a homemade holiday cookie. What fun it is to gather with your friends to exchange your fresh baked goodies and what a great way to do it with this adorable Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Kit. We partnered with TomKat Studios for this cookie exchange party in designing… Read more.
This Christmas morning I will have a small group of family at my house. Much different from the 21 I hosted at Thanksgiving. Our family tradition is to open gifts on Christmas eve and to serve an elegant breakfast or brunch on Christmas day. I am so lucky that this year Birch Lane invited me… Read more.
But of course! With all of the paper greenery we are doing this season, a mistletoe kissing ball is a must. Though I think the mistletoe would look great with a small bundle of sprigs and tied with a red ribbon, this kissing ball makes quite the statement and is perfect for your holiday party… Read more.