Articles in: DIY and Templates

July 10, 2010

DIY Vintage Ribbon Backdrop

If you were here yesterday, then you saw the jaw-dropping vintage guest dessert table feature from Blair Britt Events. I’m back here today with Blair’s how-to of that beautiful ribbon backdrop. For this wedding, the bride wanted an eclectic ribbon, lace, and fabric backdrop, so Blair found lots of textures and colors that worked with their wedding style. However, you can use any kind of ribbon to make a stunning ribbon backdrop. Here is the…
May 23, 2010

SplitCoastStampers Amy Atlas Challenge

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
I saw this over the weekend and immediately knew I had to share it with you. Splitcoaststampers held a card making contest based on our designs. For those who don’t know, Splitcoaststampers is a web-based community for crafters who love card making, rubber stamping, and scrapbooking. Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Smilyn Stef challenged her fellow crafters to use any of our designs in a card making contest {I’m so flattered Stef!} These were all created the…
May 03, 2010

DIY Vellum Mobiles

How amazing is this diy vellum mobile created by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day? This vellum mobile can be created in any color palette and can be a real show stopper at your party. Fill your party room with it, hang it over your dessert bar or buffet area, or create a chuppah out of this gorgeous mobile. The best part of this project…it can be made for less than $25 with just vellum…
March 25, 2010

Crafty Yarn Egg Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
Holiday season is yet again around the corner. Yesterday, I blogged about Passover recipes. Today I’m here to share a fabulous craft idea that I saw on Family Fun for Easter. These crafty yarn eggs would be perfect for dressing up your Easter buffet spread. They can be hung from the ceiling like the picture below or they can be piled together to create a centerpiece for your Easter table. While it may take a…
March 02, 2010

DIY Oscar Party

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
The Academy Awards are this Sunday and Kathleen of Twig and Thistle sent me an email with pictures of her fabulous diy Oscar Party printable collection. Twig and Thistle is a graphic design company based in Seattle that creates cute and clever packaging and paperie concepts. I love the Oscar ballot and the adorable popcorn bags. Looking to throw an Oscar Party and need some fun ideas before you roll out the red carpet for…
December 08, 2009

Hanukkah Cookie Bags

With Hanukkah quickly approaching, we wanted to give you one more fun baking and crafting project. We created little cookie bags, which we made look like mini shoe dust bags, by simply sewing paper that we found from Kate’s Paperie. With these cookie cutters, we baked off a basic sugar dough , and then decorated the cookies with royal icing from here. We then filled our little cookie bags with the Hanukkah cookies! We hope…
September 24, 2009

DIY Project – Papier Mache Planets

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
In my last post about my son’s space birthday party, I mentioned that Linda Facci of Facci Designs would be joining us here to share DIY tips on how to make papier mache. Linda created the papier mache planets for Zach’s party. Linda is an incredibly gifted artist. She was the design director for InStyle magazine for many years, and now owns her own graphic design boutique in NYC. She also happens to be a…
September 23, 2009

DIY Project – Acorn Garland Template

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
My last post included the recipe for cinnamon pistachio meringues from our Faux Bois post. Here is the acorn template from that autumn-inspired story for a fun, diy project for the fall. Simply print the template out, cut out the acorn garland, and hang! Enjoy!…