Trend: Honeycomb Berry Wreath DIY
It’s time to decorate for the holidays and I’m so excited. I’ve been making so many Christmas crafts and this one is a new favorite! My honeycomb berry wreath looks so lovely hanging in my house and it’s easy to craft. Check out the tutorial below to make this for your holiday home.
- 10 pack of 4 inch pretty shaped mint honeycombs
- 20 pack of 3 inch round mint honeycomb balls
- 16 inch foam wreath
- 1 roll of light blue crepe paper
- about 40 T-pins
- 1 pipe cleaner (to hang the wreath)
- 1 pack of small red pom poms
- hot glue
Step 1: Secure one end of the crepe paper to the back of the foam wreath with a t-pin. Continue to wrap the crepe paper around the whole wreath. When you’ve reached the end, secure the end piece with another t-pin.
Step 2: Grab the pipe cleaner and secure a loop around the wreath (so you can hang the wreath). Secure the pipe cleaner with a t-pin to keep it from moving around.
Step 3: Let’s start to add the “leaves”, a.k.a. the honeycombs. I suggest cutting some honeycombs in half, to add variety to the wreath. Push the t-pin through the cardboard portion of the honeycomb, then push the pin and honeycomb into the wreath. Tip: don’t open up all the honeycombs at once. Do it as you go along (you might want more cut in half).
Step 4: Continue to add more honeycombs around the wreath until the whole this is covered. Tip: You don’t have to cover the sides and back of the wreath. Just the portion of the wreath you can see in the front.
Step 5: Glue the red pom poms randomly around the wreath.
You’re done! Hang this pretty wreath indoors (it won’t last outdoors) and enjoy the holiday! If you need some more wreath inspiration, check out my Unexpected Wreath DIY Ideas right here.
If you create this wreath, I’d love to see it! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me in Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
It’s time to take a few tips from your grandmother because the art (and appreciation!) of calligraphy is back and here to stay! The pages of wedding invitations, signs, wrapping paper, chalkboards and cakes are overflowing with delicate handwritten notes. Whether you’re a newcomer to typography or a regular attendee, it’s time incorporate stunning script into your home’s decor.
Whether it be custom wrapping paper for the holidays or a personalized bouquet that carries a message on its sleeve, Julep‘s DIY Personalized Flower Wrap adds an extra dose of thoughtfulness to any gesture.
It doesn’t matter what your handwriting looks like, beautiful script comes in all shapes and sizes. You just have to give it a shot!
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Trend: 28 DIY Photobooth Ideas
These days most parties have some sort of photobooth set up because people love taking fun photos with friends! Since it’s party season I gathered up 28 (yup, a ton of ideas) to inspire you and your party planning. The skill level for these backdrops range from extremely easy to sort of hard. Enjoy!
1) These sewn paper circles are like fancy paper chains. The perfect backdrop, from Oh Happy Day.
2) Fabric and ribbon strips will work just fine for your photos, from Your Marketing BFF.
3) This backdrop is so simple and wonderful, from The Glitter Guide.
4) I just want to decorate my whole wall with these bows for Christmas, from Studio DIY.
5) This backdrop is easy to set up with a foil door curtain and paper stars, from A Beautiful Mess.
6) Buy a few packs of gold and white doilies and you’re ready for this photobooth, from Sarah Hearts.
7) This paper fan backdrop is great, from Evite.
8) I’m loving this fringe heart backdrop, from Oh Joy.
9) I bet this backdrop takes a ton of time to put together, but it’s so pretty when finished, from Brit + Co.
10) I’m loving this mini honeycomb ball photo backdrop, from Studio DIY.
11) This photo backdrop is easy on the budget. A variety of colored crepe paper will make this cute backdrop, from Lovely Indeed.
12) A balloon wall is so colorful and fun! Found on Momtog.
13) A floating confetti wall would be perfect for any party, from Studio DIY.
14) This Popsicle backdrop is making this pregnant mama hungry, from You Are My Fave.
15) Turn your crepe paper into fringe garlands to create this colorful set up, from Lovely Indeed.
16) For an outdoor photobooth, use some chalk on a fence for the background, from Whimsy and Hope.
17) This is a photobooth I set up for my sister’s bridal shower. It’s just a sheet hanging on a fence, from The Paper Mama.
18) There’s a full tutorial on how to build this parasol backdrop, from A Subtle Revelry.
19) I love this blue yarn backdrop against the white brick wall, from Ruffled.
20) Use what you can find in your backyard. This leaf backdrop is perfect, from Almost Makes Perfect.
21) Be careful, this backdrop will make you hungry. I found this marshmallow backdrop on Wedding Sparrow.
22) This gold sequin backdrop would be great for New Years Eve, from Oh Happy Day.
23) Tape some vibrant gift wrap to a wall for your backdrop, from Binita Patel Blog.
24) This may be my favorite backdrop. A giant baby photo for a birthday photobooth backdrop, from Oh Happy Day.
25) What do you need for this photobooth? Tape and a variety of colorful paper, from Julep.
26) This no-sew triangle canvas backdrop needs to be at my next party, from A Practical Wedding.
27) I love love love this crepe paper flower backdrop, from A Beautiful Mess.
28) Hang up some favorite fabric to create this backdrop, from Design Love Fest.
Are you planning any parties?
If you create any photobooth backdrops, I’d love to see it! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me in Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Have you ever been jealous of the mom who seems to be good at just about everything–including sewing? I have. No matter how hard I try, I’m just not a natural seamstress. The farthest my sewing skills take me is putting a button back on.
However, I’ve recently found a new passion that I’ve begun to enjoy very much–weaving. I’m constantly amazed at the countless things you can make and the vast variety of materials you can choose to work with. If you’re like me and you aren’t loving the whole needle and thread thing (or even if you do), then take a peek at these 5 trendy woven projects. Who knows? You might just discover a hidden talent!
Okay, yes there isn’t a lot of weaving involved here, but for those who want something simple (and inexpensive) to spruce up a blank wall then check out I Spy DIY‘s Wall Hanging. It’s colorful. It’s fun. It’s bright. And I can’t think of a reason NOT to love it!
Give weaving a whirl! You never know, it could become your latest obsession.
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Trend: 16 Coffee Mug DIY Ideas
Mugs are a popular gift and customizing them can be fun to do and the perfect project for a craft night with your friends. Pair your custom mug with a small bag of coffee, or a some special tea, and add a bow to create a perfect gift for just about anyone.
If you’ve been on Pinterest then you’ve probably seen the hundreds of mug DIY ideas out there. It can be a bit overwhelming skimming through all of those posts, so I gathered some favorites for you. If you do head out to search for some mug DIY’s in the big internet world, just keep a few things in mind: Don’t use paint where your mouth will touch the mug (the paint is not food safe). You need to use dishwasher safe Mod Podge for a glued mug project to be successful (other Mod Podge could wash away). Plain ‘ol Sharpie pens will not last on a mug, there are special Sharpie Paint Pens to use for these projects.
Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge:
1) Using colorful and graphic tissue paper will brighten up any mug, via I Spy DIY.
2) This gold confetti dipped mugged is perfect for some holiday tea, via Lines Across.
3) I made this DIY for BHG and it comes with free printables so you can make your own Floral Coffee Mug, via Better Homes and Gardens blog.
4) Make that handle shine with a couple coats of glitter, via Mod Podge Rocks.
5) Use a free printable pattern to makeover a favorite coffee mug, via HP Create Blog.
6) Check out this variety of mugs from a craft party night, via Flying House.
7) These colorful mugs need to be mine, via Curbly.
8) A mug DIY for the person that thinks they can’t create a pretty DIY mug. This is very simple and pretty, via Popcosmo.
Porcelain Paint pens:
9) Really customize that mug with a silhouette, via A Beautiful Mess.
10) This bear mug makes me smile, via Design Sponge.
11) How sweet are these little espresso sets? Via Small For Big.
12) A great stocking stuffer idea for the kids: Monster Mugs! Via Tuts +.
13) You just need a steady hand and a paint marker for this cute mug, via Wild Olive.
14) This water color coffee mug DIY is magical (made using nail polish), via Poppytalk.
15) This “gold-plated” spray painted mug is lovely, via The Winthrop Chronicles.
16) I really want to try out this photo transfer paper to make my own kitty face mug, via Pudge the Cat.
If you create any of these mugs, I’d love to see it! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me in Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Fall is easily one of my favorite seasons. What’s not to love? It’s bursting with golden and amber hues. It gives you a reason to pull out your cozy sweaters, plaid scarves and riding boots from the attic. It’s a reason to drink pumpkin spice lattes and make your favorite comfort foods.
But, perhaps my favorite part of the harvest season is the beautiful hues and fashion it brings with it. In honor of this, I’ve provided 5 ways you can bring brilliant style and color to your day-to-day manicure.
Photo via The Zoe Report
Photo Courtesy of Meet the Best You
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