This is a
project that I did about a year ago and I have gotten so many
compliments on the result. Budding branches are SO easy and
practically free to make, and the end result is just, well,
these yourself you will need:
glue gun & glue sticks
your yard (I used a branch from our red bud tree, but any twig you
like the shape of will work perfectly)
paper in the color of your choosing
& Scissors or a daisy shaped craft punch
like this one from Martha
stack three sheets of tissue paper and begin cutting out flowers.
You can use any color or combination of colors you'd like. Begin to
cut out 1 1/2" - 2" daisy shapes. I found that a 5
petal design works well and if you are hand cutting, keeping the
ends of the petals round is important.
have some daisies cut, use the end of a pencil to twist them into
little blossom shapes.
have floral tape, you can use a tiny piece of it to secure the
point of the blossom together and make a little stem. If you don't
have floral tape, don't worry about it. I have made these both ways
and there is very little difference in the end result.
dab a dot of hot glue on the back of your tissue paper bud and
secure it to the twig. I found it easy to decide where to put these
little guys since I chose a twig from a blooming plant. It was
really obvious on the branch where last year's buds had
Glue on as
many or as few buds as you'd like. I have had these guys on my
fireplace mantel for over a year and I am not tired of looking at
them yet (which is unusual for someone who redecorates as much as I
do). They are sweet and graceful and seem to go with every season.
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I have!
Oh, and I
found a few variations of the project out there in the
Once Wed added wee felt berries and a ball jar full of moss to
Dinsey's Family Fun has a kid friendly version
had no idea I could love a wreath, like with my whole heart and
soul, but let me tell you, dear reader, it is possible. Wreath love
project, inspired by my good friend and partner in craft crime
Rachael of Lovely.Crafty.Home, is
not difficult, but is also not for the faint of heart. You will
need 3-4 books you are willing to sacrifice. Garage sales and
second hand stores are a great resource for books that are cheap
and free. Or, like me, you may have an exorbitant amount of paper
backs that have already been read and are now professional dust
collectors. The subject matter of the books matters not, but pay
attention to the color and texture of the pages when selecting your
books. A little variety is good, but you don't want to get to
contrast-y. For example: I ended up not using an old text book
because the pages were too smooth, shiny and white-white compared
to my other selections.
also need a LOT of glue sticks and a low temperature glue gun. The
low temp glue gun is a key element. Trust me, your fingers will
thank me later.
that, just scissors, a foam wreath form and plenty of time are all
that are required of you. Head on over to Lovely.Crafty.Home
for the complete tutorial. The process is simple and you will
LOVE the result. I promise.
how amazing would these be on square wreath forms….or on chapel
doors for a wedding…SWOON!
was featured at:
linked up here:
season of gift giving and receiving, it is always important to say
thank you---and nothing says thank you quite like a proper note. To
help you express your gratitude, here is a free downloadable thank
you card. The front features a Christmas tree design that says
thank you in many different languages and dialects. The inside has
the message "Many Thanks." The card prints 2 up on a standard 8.5 x
11 sheet of paper and the finished card fits a
standard 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 invitation envelope. Go ahead and
print some out and have them on hand for when those gifts start
rolling in…unless you are on the Naughty list this year!
Free Christmas Thank You Card Download-Outside
Free Christmas Thank You Card Download-Inside
And dont forget to download the
free matching Christmas Card as well!
be some kind of mad mistletoe
shortage in these parts, which is weird because mistletoe is native
to NC and it grows everywhere along the coast, but regardless, I
have not been able to find a single sprig of it around here this
year. And being a DIY kinda gal, I decided that surely I should be
able to make some. Most of the time the stuff found in stores more
closely resembles a sprig of eucalipitis with some glued-on white
plastic berries. This is my result.
used the Cricut
"Joys of the Season" cartridge and cut out five leaf boarde r(
)shapes at 1.5 inches in width, using two different shades of plain
green cardstock. I then used a standard hole punch to punch out the
round white berries. After gluing the berries to the leafy paper
stems with a glue stick, I gathered the stems at one end and tied
them with some silver glitter ribbon that I had left over from my
wreath. And tada! Instant Mistletoe!
am all about spreading some early holiday cheer, so just in time to
get them in the mail, I have for you a free Christmas card
download. My design features the saying "Merry Christmas" in 20
different languages on the front in the shape of a whimsical tree.
The inside message reads "Merry Christmas to All" and the finished
card fits a
standard 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 invitation envelope.
Free Christmas Card Download
Free Christmas Card Download--inside text
Another fabulous free download to share, this time from
Bake It Pretty! The ladies at Bake It Pretty are kind enough to
share two colorways of this festive holiday bunting, -
cinnamon & snowflakes and
pistachio & pink! Each PDF has the entire alphabet, numbers
and punctuation to allow you to create a custom holiday
message---how fun! Head over to
bake it pretty for the downloads and more information.
Saw these and had to share. Be sure to visit
Eat, Drink, Chic to download these free printable gift tags.
Dont you just love?
I'm excited to post some new holiday card designs! In addition to
Seasons Greetings snowflakes design I posted about yesterday, I
have these cuties to add to your Christmas cheer. Mix and match any
5 designs for $8. Each cards measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and are blank
inside for your message. Each card also comes with a fully lined
white envelope in a fun polka-stripe patterned coordinating
Good Day holiday cards are here! Hooray!
This wintery design features three cut paper snowflakes with a
crystal embellishment in the center of each and a fully lined
envelope. Cards measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and are blank inside for
your holiday message. Set of 4 cards for $8.
More designs to come!
These were too pretty not to share. Non-traditional, but classic,
chipboard wedding invitations from Beautiful Paper took my
breath away. I love everything right down to the calligraphy,
stamps and twine. For more detailed photos and descriptions, check
out the full post