Pretty Packages

I gave some of my 2012 Desktop Calendars to my friends for New Years, and I wanted to come up with a cute, fun way to package them. I have a bunch of fabric scraps left over from my jewelry holders, and thought that would be a good way to re-use! 

Materials:

Calendar, or something fun to wrap!

Twine

Fabric scraps

Old buttons

Acorn tops

Needle & Thread

Cut a square of fabric, just larger than your item when placed perpendicular to it. Fold the corners in, and staple or sew the first two opposite corners together tightly. Then fold the remaining opposite corners, one on top of the other. Mine overlapped like an envelope, but yours could meet more in the middle if you prefer (just cut the fabric a little smaller). Staple or sew the top corner down to the piece of fabric underneath.

If you are going to use an acorn top, drill two small holes through it, similar to button holes. Make your stack of buttons. Attach the buttons and acorn tops to each other with the needle and thread, tying on the bottom of the button. I think wood glue would work to attach everything, too. 

After your button stack is all together, use the needle and thread again to sew it on to the point of the fabric flap. I went back and forth a few times before tying on the back of the flap, for a little more stability. Then take some twine, string, or ribbon and wrap it twice around the entire package, tying on the back. 

Slip a little note in the back, and you’re done! So pretty :)

Here are a few pics of some other ones I sent out…

How cute would these be at a wedding reception!?!? I gotta try it…

How cute would these be at a wedding reception!?!? I gotta try it…

fuckyeahweddingideas:

Materials

Vintage Door Knobs

Lace, Fabric & Trims

Styrofoam cone

Scissors

Fabric glue & mini glue gun

Step 1. Scavenge antique shops, thrift stores, your local Anthropologie, as well as craft stores for a collection of knobs that are just your taste.

Step 2. Acquire lace, fabric and trims to adorn the stem & circumference of your bouquet.

Step 3. Be sure to have a Styrofoam cone, scissors, fabric glue as well as a mini glue gun on hand! *Suggestion—you can “carve” your Styrofoam cone on the sides to make the shape less solid.

Step 4. You are going to want to cover the flat surface of your cone with some thin fabric. Draw the circumference on the fabric. This fabric must be thin because you will later press the knob through this—lace is ideal!

Step 5. Glue the thin fabric you’ve cut around the cone.

Step 6. Now with new thicker fabric of your choice alternate ruffling and gluing all around the cone. You can choose to go around the cone twice with ruffles for a fuller effec

Step 7. Wind ribbon around the cone starting three quarters of the way down from the tip.

Step 8. Decorate with additional patterned fabric of your taste!

Step 9. Begin to push knobs through the lace and Styrofoam. You can secure the knobs into the Styrofoam by adding a small dollop of hot glue.

There you have it, your DIY Knob Bouquet!

Source

Source: 100layercake.com

fuckyeahbookarts:

Also makes for a nice way of displaying some of your favorite books!
ilovemyapartment:

Book Shelves…literally
Tutorial here!

fuckyeahbookarts:

Also makes for a nice way of displaying some of your favorite books!

ilovemyapartment:

Book Shelves…literally

Tutorial here!

fuckyeahweddingideas:

Add colorful twine (spotted via londontierney to wrap around the top of the mason jar.

You’ll need a flower adornment to add a punch of color! We LOVE these by Jennifer Locke Designs

Of course, you’ll need skeleton keys as bubble wands, so we hand-selected a few favorites…

DIY rustic invitations
thetaoofdana:

A tin can wall garden! What a fabbbbbulous DIY! 

thetaoofdana:

A tin can wall garden! What a fabbbbbulous DIY

hitchedtodeath:

i’m a sucker for cool pins

hitchedtodeath:

i’m a sucker for cool pins

I <3 Photo Booths!!!

I am becoming obsessed with photo booths! I found this free program (with donation!) made by David Cline last summer, and ever since I’ve been daydreaming about making props and backdrops! Well, it just so turns out that my best friend rented a photo booth for her wedding this June, so we are having a “Prop Party” and I absolutely cannot wait! I am planning on using David’s software for our wedding next summer :)

Ok, so as you know,  I make and sell jewelry holders on Etsy, so I can really appreciate this&#8230; I stumbled upon this unique jewelry holder today and think it is brilliant!!! I love the lace! It&#8217;s so beautiful and vintage and eclectic. Anyways, there is a tutorial showing how to make it on H is for Handmade. She&#8217;s got a lot of other fun DIY&#8217;s on her blog, too!

Ok, so as you know,  I make and sell jewelry holders on Etsy, so I can really appreciate this… I stumbled upon this unique jewelry holder today and think it is brilliant!!! I love the lace! It’s so beautiful and vintage and eclectic. Anyways, there is a tutorial showing how to make it on H is for Handmade. She’s got a lot of other fun DIY’s on her blog, too!