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.
Last year I designed this paper bird in a larger form and used it as my tree topper. You may remember it in my Handcrafted Holiday video. It was such a hit that I filmed a full video tutorial on how to makes these as love birds. This year we are making a mini version… Read more.
Have I said it before? Fall is my favorite time of year. I think a lot of you feel the same way too. One of the fall flowers that comes to mind when I am ready to add some fall flair to my decor is the simple yet glorious mum. For me a paper mum… Read more.
For many weddings and events, a lot of the budget can go into your flower centerpieces. Today, I am going to show you a simple arrangement that is gorgeous, has an English garden feel and is a fun DIY project. One of my tricks for these DIY flower centerpieces is making the main focal flowers… Read more.
Fall is the time for the glorious dahlia bloom! They come in so many varieties that it is easy to choose a color or two that makes you smile. In Friday’s post I made a blush dahlia for the paper wedding bouquet. Today I made my fall dahlias from lush plums and a pop of… Read more.
What can you make with paper, hot glue, floral wire and a Cricut Explore? How about a stunningly gorgeous rustic bridal bouquet. . . that is all paper! Yes, it is true. This amazing machine can cut tiny Queen Anne’s Lace, the seeds of the eucalyptus and all of the paper flowers you need to… Read more.
It is time for a new Fall wreath for the door and me being one who likes to push the color boundaries and traditions, decided to make it in deep plums and purples with a touch of lime. For that color palette, the paper flower of choice must be a hydrangea, right? I started with… Read more.
When Lauren and I started to plan the style and look of her wedding, it was Downton Abby that popped up as an inspiration. We knew that we wanted an English garden look for her lush bridal and bridesmaid bouquet as well as the centerpieces. Of course peonies are perfect for this look, but as… Read more.
For my friends Lauren and Nelson’s wedding a few weeks ago, we decided to make them a custom cake topper. One of their favorite things to say to each other is “love you more” which makes a perfect phrase to top their wedding day cake. You can see their cake below and how we decorated… Read more.
Photo booths at weddings or any event can be a great way to add a little fun, right? It is great to be able to hire a professional to do this, however I am going to give you the lowdown on how we made a DIY photo booth that is very affordable and is a… Read more.
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.
These last few months I have been working with my friends Lauren and Nelson in preparing the design and decor for their wedding. Saturday was the big day and our creativity and hours of crafting really paid off because the event was not only stunning, but clearly personalized by the bride and groom. I just… Read more.
It is time for a new paper flower! Let’s make some dendrobium orchid stems using gorgeous metallic papers in shades of purples. You can find these paper over at paper-papers.com and I used Violet, Amethyst and Punch all in the text weight. Once you have your paper, you can either use the printable pattern for… Read more.
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.
A few days ago I shared that I had made this gorgeous crepe and tissue flower pinata for a wedding photo shoot, which I will share the final photos once they are available. In addition to the pinata I also made a papel picado banner that was designed by my intern, Lindsay. These flower and… Read more.
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.
If you are planning a Luau or tropical party this summer, what a better way to add a splash of color than give each guest a handmade paper lei. You can also decorate your tropical drink straws with these pretty blooms. I promise that these will be a big hit at your summer celebration! For… Read more.
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.
As some of you may have seen from my Instagram, I spent last week working with the amazing team at Creativebug in San Francisco on a new video tutorial series that will be released this Fall, and it was to my delight that this morning the final video for my last series on paper wedding… Read more.
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.