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I have been working on a few big DIYs this week, that I can’t share just yet, but I do have some really cool DIYs from around the web to share instead. So get ready for a crafty (long) weekend…
1. copper pipe wall sconce from Claire for Camille Styles
2. mini cushions DIY from Hej Juni
3. simple wooden rings DIY from The Merry Thought
4. cupcake liner birthday garland from You Are My Fave
5. DIY gem pinatas from Lovely Indeed
I’ll be taking Monday off for Memorial Day but will be back bright and early Tuesday morning. Until then, have a great weekend!
I recently bought a heat gun and discovered I have really been missing out, because embossing is addictive and that’s the only thing I’ve been using this heat gun for. If you’re new to embossing, it is similar to regular stamping. Unlike stamping, however, this process actually raises the surface, adding a new dimension to the item you’re embossing. AND it gives the surface a more foiled or metallic look.
So, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been embossing pretty much everything you can think of from gift tags to card stock, with the stamps I already owned. BUT I have been (patiently) waiting for these amazing stamps to arrive in the mail so I could really get crackin’ on some projects. The stamps are finally here (thanks Mom for the b-day present) and I’m ready to roll. Are you with me?
Let’s make some embossed, geometric party bags…
For embossing, you’ll need a few basic materials to get started:
- a heat gun
- embossing clear ink stamp pad
- stamps (any stamp will work – or make your own)
- embossing powder
- sheet of paper (to catch excess embossing powder)
*And in addition to those materials, you’ll also need small, white paper bags to make the embossed favor bags pictured.
How-To: 1. Press the stamp into your clear ink pad, then gently press the stamp (with even pressure) onto the surface you want to emboss. 2. Next, apply embossing powder generously over the entire surface, and then tap the excess powder back into the jar. 3. Turn on your heating tool and hover over the stamped surface until you see the powder start to turn. You’ll be able to see the change. 4. Continue moving the heating tool over the remainder of the stamped surface until the entire stamp has changed. It will look more like a foil at that point and will be slightly raised. Let it cool. Done.
Fill party favor bags with candy, popcorn, cherries, confetti, etc, and give ‘em to guests as they are leaving to say thanks for coming.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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Remember those bowls of colorful gumballs I was playing around with a while back?
Well, I can finally share what I made with these little, round treats - a DIY gumball garland for One Charming Party.
Want to make one of your own? You can create one of these sweet strands, really easily, for a birthday party or nearly any other (kid-friendly) occasion. But before you get started, I have a few tips for streamlining the process (and making sure the gumballs don’t crack when you puncture them). See the full tutorial, along with my tips and tricks, over on One Charming Party.
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I’m actually out of town right now, celebrating my birthday with a long birthday weekend out of town. I’ll be back on Monday for posting as usual, but before you head out to enjoy the sun this weekend, I wanted to leave you with a handful of DIYs to try.
1. leather key fob project by For the Makers
2. mini to maxi skirt DIY by Sincerely Kinsey
3. giant crepe paper roses how-to by Studio DIY
4. beaded summer skewers DIY by Camille Styles
6. DIY shoe clips by Honestly WTF
I also write for other sites around the web. Here’s where you can find me elsewhere this week…
- 10 Outdoor Furniture Makeovers to get you Ready for Summer
- Before and After: A Master Bedroom gets a Punch of Personality
- How to Design and Build a Headboard for less than $50
- DIY Gumball Garland (new tutorial for One Charming Party)
- Cool DIY cake toppers using Wallpaper Samples (new tutorial for One Charming Party)
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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