One of my greatest joys in life is making paper flowers. (sad? …but true! ) Although I know I’m not alone…Our trend hunters tell us that Paper Flower Power is everywhere, I have even seen them popping up in table decor and bridal bouquets. I love discovering new ways to craft paper blooms and here is the latest recipe!
This holiday season, how do you decorate your domicile with a wreath that stands out from the crowd? With PAPER of course! Anyone can hang a garland of greenery on the front door, but to really accentuate your entrance, try one of these fun DIY ideas…all you need is some spare giftwrap and a little imagination. (and maybe a styrofoam wreath form, some hot glue, you know, the usual supplies…)
See HERE for the tutorial on this wreath which was such a huge hit last Holiday season.
And HERE for this one. ENJOY!
What? Last minute invite to glitz & glam NYE party thrown by the Swankies and your LBD has seen every event you have gone to for the last 10 years….
Well time to get creative ladies! Our friends at Pierre Belvedere have provided a little inspiration for you. With a little ribbon and a hand full of bows (from TGWC of course) you can wow the crowd and get a few sneak peeks from Santa for yourself!
I have a whole lot of DIY projects on my back burners. Actually I don’t think there are really any front burners for me, just a lot of ideas running around my head that I am gonna do when I get some free time…Got to cut back on the HGTV!
However, today I finally accomplished one task. With a few hours, some pre-pasted wallpaper and a little bit of patience I have turned my front staircase from drab to fab. Ahh I guess this opens up a burner for another dream in progress!
I had big dreams of hand painting this staircase, but since that has been stewing for seven years now and yet to become a reality, I finally gave in and found a fun wall paper boarder from wallpops. These great boarders are easy to use and removable so there is no huge commit for phobes like me! And I can’t get over what a huge difference it makes to the whole entry of my house. Now I just need to decide what color to pain that banister… Guess I just filled empty burner!
I love that so much was handmade, and one of a kind, the place smelled of cinnamon and spice -and they were having an open house with cider, beer, wine and goodies!
When you are done shopping they wrap your package up in a sweet bag with the tissue fluffed up just right. What more could you ask for?
I am definitely feeling the halloween spirit now. Thanks Farmstead!
I recently had the pleasure of “dragging” my family to a local art festival, http://festivalfete.com/.
It was such a great day out, and this place was jam packed with talented artists, and I was drooling over everything as usual…
I loved that they had entertainment for the kids too, otherwise this would never have happened at all for me! They had awesome food and drinks, and a live band.
Here is my son putting on a brave face with the tall man:
another great booth was from Kristen Cole at “Its sew you”, I obviously did not get enough pictures of all her cute things so you will have to trust me on this and go to her etsy site: itssewyou8.etsy.com
(also I love how they are displayed on old doors, brilliant!)
These are my precious children about the make some crazy hats at the “recycled” hat making station, the hats came out adorable, but then were left behind at the dance recital we went to afterwards…so sad we can’t keep nice things