All posts tagged: paper crafts

garland challenge part two.

Month two is complete! I honestly cannot believe I’ve kept up with my garland-a-day project. I was already feeling behind on day four, and now I’ve posted sixty garlands since the start of the year. Here’s a look back at my February garlands. Which one is your favorite? Be sure to follow along on the daily on Instagram. Comment below if you have a garland request, too!

I’m makin’ pay-puh.

Pay-puh flowers, that is. West Elm + Paper Source = Craft Party! There’s nothing like creating in beautiful spaces, so when West Elm announced a free craft night I was sooooo in. And I convinced a couple of friends to join, too! They had all the paper laid out with templates, instructions, and tools. All we had to do was cut, curl, and glue. And then we had a photoshoot in the store and celebrated over pizza. Of course! How do you ladies night? Share below. 

coworkers who craft together!

This Valentine’s season I invited my co-workers to get crafty; I packed up some supplies and we had a lunch time card-making station in one of our conference rooms. Don’t worry; it was boss approved! 😉 And then I made them all hand model for me. Loving all the cards they made! Hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s crafting season! I definitely still have hearts on the brain, but what’s new? xoxo

garland challenge part one.

This year, I’m embarking on a craft challenge – my Feed the Fish co garland-a-day project. Follow along on Instagram with #ftfgarland366. Not only does this set aside time for something I love doing – crafting! – but it allows me to exercise my craft muscles on a regular basis, learn new techniques, and build my crafty portfolio. Check out what January had in store. And since January isn’t over yet, here’s a sneak peak at tomorrow’s garland supplies. Can you guess what it might be? Want to see a particular garland project? Comment below!

lined and noted.

Snail mail is the best. Here’s a fun way to add a little fancy to your Christmas greetings this year…or any greeting any time of year! All you need are: envelopes decorative paper (I really like washi paper) templates (you can make your own or get these nifty ones from Paper Source) a pencil scissors glue stick Choose the template that fits your envelopes of choice. Trace onto your decorative paper and cut. Ensure the template fits in your envelope snugly. Fold and glue. No need to glue the entire piece of paper, just the flap. Open up the flap and press down to secure. Fold the envelope and crease. And viola! Now you have a lovely lined envelope for an extra pop of handmade. You’ll never look at envelopes the same… Are you hand making your Christmas greetings this year? Share below!

etsy craft party!

What better way to kick off the weekend than with a craft party Etsy style! What is an Etsy Craft Party, you say? Etsy Craft Party is a global celebration of meeting and making, held every year since 2010. This year’s theme was Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. Our local street team – SF Etsy – collaborated with Creative Live to host a fun-filled craft party for team members and the community. We made paper gems using these nifty templates printed on wall paper! Paper gems have been on my craft wish list for some time now. You can imagine how excited I was when I found out they were the project for the evening. Bling-bling! Imagine if we walked about with giant gemstone jewelry… Of course, there were treats, stickers, and goody bags… …and fun with friends, new and old. This crafting community is so welcoming and supportive. I look forward to the next gathering! Thanks for a lovely party, SF Etsy and Creative Live! Did you celebrate craftiness this weekend at an Etsy Craft Party? Tell me …

origami hearts.

Today’s DIY is brought to you by super nachos from Casa Latina and Missy Elliot’s pumped up performance at the Super Bowl Halftime show (what a treat!). Valentine’s is just around the corner and I’ve been prepping for a few themed crafternoons. I’ve got hearts on the craft brain and thought I’d share this origami favorite. I used to fold these origami hearts in junior high back when my besties and I wrote notes to each other every day. Remember those days? Even though we saw each other during the day, we managed to fill pages. I still have my box full of handwritten notes, each one hand-folded and filled with so much love. Whip out some paper – notebook paper works perfectly – and get to folding! Scroll through the gallery below for the complete tutorial. Do you have a favorite origami project? Share below!