Posts Tagged ‘craft’
Today’s DIY started a long, long time ago. Back when Jeff and I got married in 2009.
The day before our wedding, I made little bags of petal confetti from fresh flowers for people to throw at us when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. It was super easy and it worked out well because we got married in a park. So if we were going to throw confetti, it had to be natural. Flash forward to four years later (are anniversary is next week) and I thought it would be fun to revisit that project with more interesting petal shapes (and colors). So here we are.
This petal party confetti DIY is perfect for those flowers that aren’t quite as fresh anymore too. Instead of throwing them out when they start to wilt, remove the petals and throw a party. Well you don’t have to go that far, but definitely keep this idea bookmarked for birthday parties, wedding, and other fun, indoor or outdoor occasions.
It’s a really easy way to incorporate a bit of whimsy into a party and what other type of confetti do you know of that smells good? Well, okay, maybe this edible confetti, but aside from that, there’s nothing like it.
Want to make your own petal party confetti? Here’s how… Just pick the petals off some fragrant blooms, sort them into bowls or mix them together, and start tossing! Types of flowers used for this project: Petals from hydrangeas, mums, and a few wilting dahlias, but virtually any type of flower will work. NOTE: To be on the safe side, keep pets away from flowers and petal confetti. Some flowers are poisonous to animals, especially cats.
Now you have a fragrant, biodegradable confetti option for parties that as easy a pie and perfect for outdoor, summer events. Enjoy!
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff. Modeling by Amanda Toman.
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Father’s Day is a little over a week away (coming up fast, isn’t it?), so I thought it was about time for a little DIY Father’s Day roundup. I threw a couple of printables in the mix as well, so all your bases are covered…
P.S. I also write for other sites around the web. Here are my posts elsewhere from the week…
- Fabric-Covered Notebooks DIY (original tutorial)
- DIY Art Caddy for the Kiddos (original tutorial)
- Father’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Great Gifts for Cool Dads
- How To: Make a Pallet Playhouse for the Kiddos in Time for Summer
- Roundup: 18 DIY Planters, Pots and Other Decorative Ideas
Have a great weekend!
Today is my birthday (I’m officially 29) and it didn’t seem right to let a b-day go by without some yummy sweets to share. That’s the best part of birthdays anyway, right? So I’m branching out, just a little today, with a sweet food related DIY that I hope you’ll enjoy. Learn how to make edible confetti with store-bought chocolate in two easy steps. You can use it for parties, cake & cupcake decorating, and whatever else you can dream up.
How-To: Unwrap chocolate bars and let them lay out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften them up a little bit. Push cookie cutter through the chocolate, all the way, and punch the cut chocolate out of the cutter with your finger or a toothpick. Sprinkle or cakes, plates, etc. That’s it. Couldn’t be any easier.
These would be so fun at a kid’s birthday party. You could sprinkle some edible confetti on the cake and cake table, on top of kid’s plates, etc. Note: If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can use fruit leather instead of chocolate. Works great.
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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It’s been a while since I’ve worked with clay, but recently I got back into it. Gees, I love this stuff. Do you ever use oven-bake polymer clay for projects?
I made pastel clay ribbon pins for One Charming Party and I have a ton of ideas swirling in my head for what else I can make. Can’t wait to tackle more of these clay projects. Stay tuned.
Visit One Charming Party for the full tutorial and more photos.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.
Well, it’s Friday again and you have the whole weekend to tackle a DIY project or two and relax outside with a book. I have you covered on the DIYs. You’re on your own for the outside reading and lounging. Here are my seven favorite projects of the week…
1. felt foliage party garland from A Subtle Revelry
2. fresh flower gift tags DIY from Studio DIY
3. DIY knit cloud pillows from Making Nice in the Midwest
5. state-shaped memo boards from Britt + Co.
6. DIY rope bag from Style Me Pretty
7. amazing oyster shell garland from Once Wed
And here are my posts elsewhere from the week…
- Totally Type Roundup: 9 DIY Typographic Wall Art Projects
- Before and After: An 80s Kitchen gets a Major Makeover
- A 5 Minute Spring DIY to try this Weekend
- Before and After: Tiny San Francisco Sunroom to Cozy Bedroom Retreat
- How To: Make a Concrete and Copper Bedside Lamp
Have a great weekend. Hope it’s a relaxing one!