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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today is the second of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug. This video is a full class on how to make this gorgeous paper flower garland that you can use for a backdrop or a photo booth background for your wedding or shower. The garland is made from one flower design, made many… Read more.
I am so excited to announce that the first of my Paper Wedding Craft video series on Creativebug is up and ready to view. This is a four-week series through the month of June and will include a live chat with me every Thursdays to answer any questions. The course also includes your materials lists… Read more.
Maybe you have seen some of my sneak peeks on my instagram or heard a few hints I have been dropping about a video series I filmed in San Francisco. It is now time to officially announce that. . . . Starting June 3, l’ll be teaching a four-week paper wedding crafts course at Creativebug.com. … Read more.
Today is my birthday! If you know any other Taurus folk you may notice that we love to announce to the world when it is our birthday. This is not because we want gifts or recognition so much as we just like to say it. At least that’s how I have observed the Tauruses in… Read more.
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.
Today’s post is in celebration of this blog’s 1st year anniversary! Whoot Whoot! It has been the best year, and the busiest year of my work life. So let us take a moment of pause the busy blogger schedule to eat cake! This fun eat cake party banner was a suggestion of a reader who… Read more.
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.
A few months ago I was invited with nine other bloggers to be on the 12 Months of Martha craft bloggers team and this is month number one! I received my box of goodies last week and found myself giddy like a teenage girl. The box was full of so many Valentine craft paper, stickers… Read more.