Posts Tagged ‘Crafting’

Butcher Paper--Reliable Paper

I have had lots of fun sharing these Product + Inspiration post with you and I hope they’ve inspired you to look at products in a new way.
Today I’m sharing one of the most versatile products you can buy and decorate with.  It doesn’t involve going to Goodwill or shopping at Ikea, but can be found in the paint aisle at your local hardware store or online from any craft supply shop.  

Today I’m sharing decorating inspiration using butcher paper.  


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Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle5

Over the weekend I shared a photo on Instagram of items I’m sending in a care package to a good friend.  As I do with all the gifts I give, I wanted to created a special wrap for the gift.

I looked through my wrapping paper stash but didn’t see anything I wanted to use so out came the washi tape and in no time flat I had my box wrapped.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle3

I’ve professed my love of washi tape on the blog before but I have to tell you again, it is one of the best crafting supplies you can own.

The beauty of washi tape is that it can be used in so many different ways and it’s perfect for gift wrapping.  To keep things simple, I used the tape instead of ribbon and layered different patterns together to fancy up the box a bit.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I also made a cute gift tag accented with washi tape.  I folded lengths of washi tape together to create flags and then angle cut the ends.  Using double-sided tape, I attached the washi flags to the gift tap and finished it off with a silk flower.

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Happy wrapping!


p.s.  the white gift box was part of a box set I purchased from Michael’s.  I love that the lids and bottom are separate and that the boxes are thick and sturdy.  There are 4 different size boxes in the set and they are on clearance right now at 70% off, so the set only cost me $2.99, less a 20% coupon I had.

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DIY Monogram Dish by ConfettiStyle2

So you all know I love a good craft project especially one that can be done in three easy steps and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Step 1:  Buy a couple of white ceramic candle plates from Ikea

note:  standing in line at Ikea will definitely require more time than it takes to make this project

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Step 2:  Print vinyl monograms on your Cricut Explore 

disclaimer:  my friend Tina just so happens to own a Cricut Explore and gifted me with a couple of monograms for my birthday

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Step 3:  Apply vinyl decal to ceramic plate

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Step 4:  Add decorative washi tape to the plate

tip:  if you don’t own any washi tape you need to buy some because it can be used to decorate anything

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Step 5:  Coat the top of the plate with Mod Podge to seal the monogram and create a protective surface

tip #2:  mod podge is another diy staple you should own

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In less than 10 minutes (plus the drying time for the mod podge)  you can make yourself a set of these adorable dishes.

There’s nothing better than a crafting session that results in a decorative accessory that can be used in so many ways:

♦  jewelry dish

♦  candle tray

♦ desk accessory

♦  coaster

♦ key and sunglasses dish

♦  nightstand catchall

Happy crafting!


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Pom Pom Bag Charm

Hi there,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I adore long weekends this time of year because it means road trips, sitting in the sun and sleeping in late.  I’m already looking forward to the next 3-day weekend.

So if you’re wondering why I’m posting so late today it’s because I totally planned to publish this post yesterday (Monday) but with all the relaxing I was doing over the weekend I simply forget to hit the publish button.  And this morning my to-do list got the best of me.  Oh well, better late than never.

Today I’m going to show you an easy craft project to can make.  Ever since I spotted my first handbag charm, I’ve been wanting to make my own.  The first one’s I spotted were from Furbish Studio and they featured little elephants.  Soon after seeing that one I began to see bag charm popping up all over web and Pinterest. Since I’m not into animals or fancy details when it comes to my bags, the simpler bag charms became my favorite.

So the question became,  BUY or DIY?

 I decided to diy!

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Making your own bag charms is really simple and inexpensive.  You’ll need the following supplies all of which are available at your local craft store:


To make your charms, thread a large yarn needle with the yarn color of your choice.

Insert the yarn into one pom pom and then back again leaving a length of yarn hanging.

Thread a large bead onto the yarn and then tie the yard to your hinge hook at the length you want.  You can also thread a bead onto the base of your pom pom like I did with the blue pom pom.

You can tie as many pom poms onto your hook as you want but make sure to stagger them at different lengths so the charms hangs well.

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It took me about 20 minutes to make my bag charm and I just love the way it turned out.  I’ll definitely be making more of these these.

if you want to make your own pom poms, follow these easy steps

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Thanks for stopping by.  See you back here tomorrow.


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Mother's Day Giftwrap2

The inspiration I get for wrapping gifts comes from a variety of places.  Whenever I shopping, reading a magazine or even watching TV, my eys are always focused on litte details that may inspire me. Inspiration can come from a piece of artwork, a spool of ribbon or even a rug pattern.

When I started thinking about how I was going to wrap my mom’s Mother’s Day gift, the card I bought for her became the inspiration.  I loved the butterfly and flower design and the touches of glitter that made the card sparkle.

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After studying the card, I knew I wanted to create a 3-D version with butterflies and flowers and I found just what I was looking for in the sticker aisle of Michaels.

Butterly Fly Stickers

I picked up a set of butterfly stickers and paper roses, and used a paper mache box, gift wrap and ribbon I already had on hand.  The gift wrap is a beautiful gold embossed diamond pattern from HomeGoods and the ribbon is a reversible satin from my favorite ribbon source MayArts.

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I wrapped the top and bottom of the box separately in the gold paper and used two different ribbon colors as wraps around the box.

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The butterflies and flowers are placed in a random pattern on the top of the box and secured with glue dots.

The ribbon is secured under the bottom of the box so it will be easy for my mom to open her gift without messing up the top arrangement.

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It’s always a treat to send my mom a little something that I’ve crafted and I know she will love her gift and the gift wrap.


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Mother’s Day is May 10th!


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 Happy Saturday to you all.

Just dropping in today to share a fun spring-is-coming DIY craft you can make this weekend, along with a few links I think you’ll love.

Flower Monogram

how-to tutorial 


If you’ve ever thought about opening an Etsy shop or already have one, here’s a great article on Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur.

This quote is a driving force in my life right now.

15 Ways to Live a Year With No Regrets!  Powerful wisdom.

This kitchen renovation is pretty amazing.  I especially love the free-standing console and that chalkboard.

If you love food served in a bowl like I me, you’ll want to try these healthy recipes.


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I love to personalize our small little cocktail cart with monogrammed cocktail napkins and barware.  The newest additon to the cart are my DIY Monogrammed Cocktail Stir Sticks which you got a glimpse of when you saw my mug wraps.

DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle

After seeing and wanting these monogrammed cocktail stick on Horchow but not wanting to pay $65.00 for them, I knew I this could be an easy DIY project.


After gathering all my supplies, it took me about 15 minutes to make 25 personalized stir sticks and all for less than $9.00 !

Monogram Stir Stick by ConfettiStyle

To make your own monogrammed stir sticks, here’s what you’ll need:

Plain Wood Drink Stir Sticks {this Etsy shop is currently on vaca but you can ask to be notified when they open back up}

Assorted Adhesive Letter Stickers {available from craft stores and always remember to check the sale section for these}

Mod Podge {to seal you stickers to the stick)

Monogram Drink Stirrers (4) copy

I love how easy these were to make and plan on making more to give as gifts!  

Monogram Stir Sticks by ConfettiStyle

DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle3

Happy Crafting!



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Happy Friday!

Boy and I exhausted this morning.  I was up until 11:00 pm last night decorating a monster Christmas tree (over 9′ tall) for a client. Even after taking a shower and washing my hair I still have glitter on me :)

Oh well, no time to be tired.  I’ve got a long list of things to do today and projects to complete.

Before I take off to get some work done, I wanted to share a few creative Christmas card display ideas I’ve come across recently.

Enjoy and be inspired!





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