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DIY Father’s Day Dish Towels

If you were here yesterday you will have seen our rather fab DIY Father’s Day apron iron on designs. Today we continue the DIY Father’s Day projects with these matching dish towels in two different designs. We purchased these gorgeous navy and white dish towels in our local West Elm store. The horizontal stripe is… Read more.

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BBQ King Apron

DIY Father’s Day BBQ Aprons

Father’s Day fever is in full swing at Lia Griffith HQ – we are surrounded by color palettes of navy and copper, gold and gray, it’s rich and glorious and we’re rather excited for the Dads in our lives. Last month we shared our adorable treasure box for the little ones to fill. Today we’re… Read more.

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Papel Picado DIY

DIY Papel Picado Banner for Cinco de Mayo

One celebration we absolutely love here in Portland is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Traditionally a celebration of victory after the Battle Of Puebla in the late 1800’s, today Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture and traditions. Here in Portland the entire waterfront area is awash with color as… Read more.

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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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Printable Gift Wrap

Printable Gift Wrap and Tags for Spring & Easter

Okay, I admit it, we went hopping mad for Easter this year – but it’s been SO much fun! We have shared heaps of kids projects from the super popular candy huggers to the felt bunny and lamb ears, a selection of elegant projects for the grown ups from the decorated eggs to the sticky… Read more.

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DIY Icecream Social

Host an Ice Cream Social + Party Printables

The independent ice cream parlour here in Portland gets particularly busy this time of year. From early afternoon through to late evening there seems to be a constant stream of dessert lovers queuing up to sample the latest flavors on offer. Last summer I realized that those wanting to purchase a whole pint (or two!)… Read more.

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Easter labels

Pretty Printable Easter Labels

We just LOVE to customize. Not only for ourselves, but for friends and family when we are gift giving. It adds an extra personal touch that can only be achieved when we put a little bit of ourselves into it. Personalized labels are the perfect way to add a touch of ‘homemade’ to your offerings… Read more.

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DIY Elegant Eggs

Make Your Own Elegant Easter Eggs

We have shared lots of super cute Easter craft ideas for kids over these past two weeks from the ever so popular candy huggers to the personalized Easter baskets and decorated animal eggs. So today we’re switching it up. We’re going all grown up and glamorous with these elegant Easter eggs using tiny paper flowers,… Read more.

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A Pretty Printable Easter Brunch Kit

It’s just a little over two weeks from one of my favorite holidays – Easter Sunday. (I realize that almost every holiday is on my favorite list). For me Easter is about celebrating the new season. It’s about coming out from the previous months of hibernation, giving the house a Spring clean, shaking off the… Read more.

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Kids Craft – Make Your Own Easter Goodie Bags

Kids Craft – Make Your Own Easter Goodie Bags

Isn’t Springtime the best? Our studio is filled to bursting with various prototypes for paper tulips, partly decorated Easter eggs, and a whole host of baby farm animals in various forms from candy huggers in yesterday’s post, to these adorable Easter goodie bags. The little bunny rabbit, duckling, chick and lamb are all easily printed… Read more.

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St Patrick’s Day Crafts – Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers

St Patrick’s Day is such a fun celebration and it’s just around the corner on March 17th. Traditionally commemorating the Patron Saint of Ireland, in recent years celebrations have tended to focus more on the history and culture of the Emerald Isle. Over the last couple weeks we have shared various fun St Patrick’s Day… Read more.

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Shamrock Garland

DIY Paper Shamrock Garland

Our St Patrick’s Day crafts continue today with this adorable paper shamrock garland. The clover-like shamrock plant is the national emblem of Ireland so we often see it in representations of Irish culture – and I just love what it symbolizes. The patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, used the three leaves to illustrate the… Read more.

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DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding Table Numbers

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.

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DIY Wedding cupcakes

DIY Wedding Cake and Cupcake Topper

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.

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Sneak Peek of My Christmas Morning Breakfast Table

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.

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Frozen Brunch

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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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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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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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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