Need to make something pretty in a jiffy? Just download and print for the most original label and template designs this side of the Mississipi. P.S. They’re free! (But you must send me your firstborn child as a thank you gift. I kid...I kid.)
I was in New York last month and saw some really cute fabric lanterns but they were over $100. I started to think about if we could make one ourselves out of paper for party decor. After trying a few different prototypes we came up with this little version below. The best part? The materials to make it cost less than $5. You can download a free printable below for the patterns but I love that you can make them in any color depending on your party. Each lantern takes about 10 minutes to make, it’s the kind of project that is easy to finish while you are watching a movie. Click through for instructions below. (PS – Outdoor globe lights have me dreaming of last year’s Summer Garden Party…)
Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors. Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit on a camping trip?!)
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Here are some sweet little bunny ear bags. Our crafter this week, Irene, happens to have a thing for rabbits. So when we were talking about different ideas she came up with these clever little treat bags. You could use them for Easter Baskets or just to hand out treats. Either way they are adorable!
I love the idea of decorating simple and beautiful eggs through calligraphy. But let’s be honest, it’s difficult to write in a pretty font on a rounded surface. So, this year we had Julie Manwaring make us some templates to apply using tattoo paper. They were easy to make and even easier to clean up. Now, that’s a project I can get behind.
PS - Remember this fun confetti egg game ? I’m hoping we play again this year!
I like to have last minute gifts on hand this time of year. Here is a little trick I learned a few years ago that works perfect for that kind of thing. I just print a design directly onto a little paper food bag and you’ve got awesome packaging for a homemade gift. We made a free download below. Just print, and stuff with goodies for your neighbor. Easy as pie.
Materials Needed: White Bags 5.75″ x 7.5″, Printer, Free Download. (A tip: If you’ve never printed on bags before you’ll want to feed the bag with the closed end into the printer. Image orientation will depend on what kind of printer you use, we’ve included both in this pdf.)
Photos by Stacy Wichelhaus
Artwork by Jordan Ferney