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Host a Frozen Themed Party

As winter is approaching and it is getting cooler outside, I love to host intimate gatherings at my home.  This year I decided to embrace the winter season with this Frozen themed party. We don’t get a lot of snow here in Portland so I thought it would be fun to create a white wonderland… Read more.

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PaperGerberaDaisyTN

DIY Paper Gerbera Daisies

I have to admit that I find a great joy in inventing my version on paper flowers every week. Gerbera daisies are such a happy flower so it seems that this week I have a double dose of cheer. I made these paper blooms with a variety of papers in text weight (anything lighter than… Read more.

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Make a Paper Flower Pinata

How fun is this over-sized ball of bright blooms! This project is perfect for a summer fiesta, birthday party or even a colorful wedding. I made this bright paper flower pinata for a wedding. . . well, a pretend wedding that is. Today I am meeting with a handful of other Portland wedding vendors and… Read more.

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Jumbo_Paper_Rose

Make Jumbo Kraft Paper Flowers

A while back I posted this photo on my Instagram. These jumbo paper roses were made to style a Kraft themed baby shower. Shortly after posting and seeing the response, I knew I would be sharing a tutorial for this polka dot bloom. So here you are, the tutorial as well as a pattern for… Read more.

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MonogramLettersTN

DIY Jumbo Monograms For Your Party Decor

This is such a fun project! In this video with Creativebug, I teach you how to make the letters from a flat board into these 3D forms, then give you three ideas of how to finish the surfaces. I am just loving the gold leaf look right now and these letters were made especially for… 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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OmbreRosesTN

DIY Crepe Paper Ombré Garden Roses

I am loving working with Italian floral crepe paper to make new flower designs. The crepe stretches to form petal shapes and ruffled edges giving the paper flowers a luxe finish. It has been several years since I designed the rose pattern for the printed and metallic paper version that are quite easy to make… Read more.

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PaperCamelliaGarlandTN

DIY Metallic Paper Camellias

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.

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PaperPeonyTN

DIY Crepe Paper Peonies

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.

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PaperHydrangeaTN

Make These Gorgeous Paper Hydrangeas

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.

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DIY Tissue Paper Poppies

I have come to the conclusion that any paper. . . that is ANY paper. . . can be transformed into a gorgeous paper flower. Other than poms for gift toppers and tree ornaments, I had yet to experiment with tissue paper to make paper flowers, until this weekend. Having just returned from San Francisco… Read more.

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ButterflyTN

Watercolor Butterfly Brunch for Spring Celebrations

Happy Earth Day! As you can see from my recent posts, I do love a pretty brunch! This sweet butterfly brunch is one that I put together when I lived in my downtown loft. Bringing in the lush green and colorful butterflies into the industrial environment was such a hit with my guests. As you… Read more.

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DIY Paper Apple Blossom Branches

This is such a pretty time of year here in Portland. The trees are bursting with blooms in pinks, whites and yellows. To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to add a pretty blooming branch to my dinner table and make something I can use again and again in many different ways. For this project… Read more.

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Spiral Rose Centerpiece

Easy Spiral Paper Rose Centerpiece

Here is a fun paper project that is not only simple to make but looks elegant and lovely when finished. This is a great DIY project for wedding reception decor or to decorate any elegant party. I can even see this spiral rose branch used in styling a little girls room or to decorate your… Read more.

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Printable Table Number

Chalkboard Style Table Numbers

Still loving the look of the chalkboard style, I am adding this new design to the collection. These printable table numbers can be used for a wedding reception or any party, year round. I loved mixing them with the chalkboard terra cotta pots from this tutorial. You can add any message onto the rim of… Read more.

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Bakers Twine Poms

DIY Mini Pom Poms from Baker’s Twine

Happy Friday! Today I am going to share a quick little tutorial on how to make these adorable pom poms from simple baker’s twine and a fork. There are so many fun colors available in the baker’s twine and mine collection is from The Twinery‘s online shop. Using a simple dining fork or even a… Read more.

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Tissue Poms

Make Some Mini Tissue Poms and Flower Gift Toppers

Did everyone have a wonderful Easter? My loft was bursting with family Sunday morning. My sister and I made a tasty breakfast while our four teens hunted for 125 filled Easter eggs. I think we may have had as much fun filling and hiding as they did finding the eggs. To continue with the sweet… Read more.

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MIni Flower Arrangements

Add a Little Bit of Spring to your Office Desk

Yesterday, I was having brunch with a friend as we were bouncing around thoughts of what creative ideas to share here on my new blog. She tossed me the idea of inspiring people to personalize and enliven their work spaces, especially for those who work in corporate jobs spending 8 plus hours in a bland… Read more.

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Upcycled Easter Basket

Upcycled Grocery Bag Easter Basket

Welcome to my new blog! I am going to start my new post lineup with one of my favorite projects . . . with a twist. Literally. You may remember my grocery bag Easter basket and fruit basket that I created for the Ellinée blog. Here is an updated version of that basket using a… Read more.

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