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Paper Flower Boutonnieres

Paper Flower Boutonnieres


Posted on Mar 9, 2011

I made 14 paper flower boutonnieres for the wedding. My cousin had asked that his and his husband's be red since they were going to wear white tuxes.  The rest of the wedding party's were done in white to offset the festive colors we were wearing.   I used the same technique I did for the flowers in the paper wreath.  These flowers were to be more like lilies, so I cut the crepe paper into tear drop shapes....

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Wedding Paper Flower Garlands

Wedding Paper Flower Garlands


Posted on Mar 7, 2011

One of the big projects for my cousin's wedding was making paper flower garlands.  We knew this would be an easy way to decorate a large space quickly.  I followed this tutorial and I highly recommend it.  I used vellum for my flowers and bought a 1.5 inch flower hand punch to punch them out.   This was the demo that I made to show  my cousin.  It helped me visualize how these would look...

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Paper Flower Wreath

Paper Flower Wreath


Posted on Mar 4, 2011

One of the most challenging things I made for my cousin's wedding was this wreath.  It started as kind of an offhand thing that I thought would look pretty somewhere.  I was so in love with this paper flower wreath that I really wanted to make one for the wedding. This was originally going to hang where the food was being serviced at the reception.  My cousin gave me measurements beforehand.  When I was...

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Zinnia Seed Wedding Favors

Zinnia Seed Wedding Favors


Posted on Mar 2, 2011

For my cousin's wedding, I made these Zinnia Seed wedding favors.  I used this Martha Stewart tutorial and it worked great!  I followed the directions exactly and had no trouble making these.   The only trouble was working with international rules and plants.  The original idea was to have tulip bulbs for favors.  This became quite the headache because I could easily get tulip bulbs in the states...

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Christmas Present – Encaustic Art

Christmas Present – Encaustic Art


Posted on Feb 2, 2011

The other big present I made this year were these encaustic wall plaques – I really need to think of a better name for these.  :)  My sis and I have been fiddling in encaustic work for the past couple of years.  While she is focusing more on pendants (check our her amazing stuff), I’m leaning more towards creating wall art. All of the plants came from my yard.  The stones are from the coast.  I’m using recycled...

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As I first blogged about over on Handmade in Portland, my sis asked for reusable sandwich bags for Christmas.  You can read my post about the research I did to decide on the materials and the pattern I wanted to use.  I did use this tutorial by French Sleep Deprivation Study for my bags.  It’s a really great tutorial and I highly recommend it.  The only thing I really changed was adding a 5/8 inch seam allowance all the way...

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