It has been crazy over in these parts and I'm so sorry I've been taking Mondays off recently. But, if we're be honest, it's been glorious! It feels like I'm playing hooky each Monday. But, having one extra day lets me find amazing little gems like these ridiculous hand-painted heels!
How wonderful would it be to have your wedding shoes a work of art?
Just when you thought the always faithful tissue paper pom couldn't get any better...I had to go and add some sparkle.
As soon as I saw this amazing styled shoot involving some of my tippy top favorite designers and all around creative talents, I was inspired to make something pretty. I especially loved the little tulle flowers on the place cards so I set out to see if that idea would work for tissue paper poms.
Then use some clear glue and dab it all over the edges of the petals.
Sprinkle the glitter! Oh, this is always the fun part. Make sure to sprinkle the glitter over a large piece of paper or something that you can collect all the glitter on for easy clean up.
Once all the glue is covered, shake off the excess glitter and you're done!
It seriously couldn't be any easier. I could have made mine neater, but I did this while I was in the middle of grilling my peaches for dinner the other night. Did you know glitter was edible? (just kidding. please don't eat glitter.) And looks pretty on grilled peaches?
I can imagine a long table filled with these sparkly tissue paper poms as a centerpiece for a wedding or special event. Or just make a few to sprinkle around your home!
You can check out the easy as pie recipe over on Farmhouse Table, which if you ask me, is my new favorite resource for fresh and inspiring recipes for spring and summer cookin'. I found the recipe and image on Pinterest (pssst, are we friends yet?) and couldn't wait to try it out. I made it last night and paired it with a tropical chicken, spicy corn on the cob, and more than a couple Gin & Tonics. It was heaven. Grilling peaches should be illegal.
Are you addicted to finding dinner on Pinterest like me? Do you tend to pin more dessert ideas than healthy meal ideas? Speaking of which, have you tried the Slutty Brownies yet?
Keeping my promise to celebrate craft month by creating and sharing more DIYs with you, I have another quick and easy project for ya.
Here we go!
A few strips of tissue paper, about 5 x 2 inches.
Fringe scissors (or use regular scissors if you're not in the cool kids club yet. I just got my membership.)
Pretty tape. I used my gold striped Washi! Love it. It'd be one of the items I'd grab in a fire.
Step 1: Fold your lengths of tissue paper in half and cut fringe, leaving about 1/2 inch uncut at the top.
Step 2: Unfold the tissue paper and layer them on top of each other.
It looks like a really festive crab, right? Or something.
Step 3: Roll the fringe layers together. It's okay to delicately pinch the tissue together as you roll. It will create a tighter bundle.
Step 4: Create a loop and adhere with your precious and always faithful Washi tape.
Step 5: Take the tag off the tea bag, thread the string through the tassel loop, and tie. You can always trim your tassel if you like a neater fringe.
The best part is you can reuse the tassels! When you're done with your tea, simply snip off the string and save the tassel for later.
I think these would be adorable for a bridal shower, especially if it's a tea party theme. How else could you use them, you ask? As Mother's Day gifts! As an amazing detail to your coffee and tea bar at your wedding or any event!
Or just use them to wow your guests at your next dinner party.
Here's how the scene would play out:
"Would anyone like some coffee or tea?"
"Oh yes, tea would be lovely. Thank you."
You come back with a little tassel accompanying their tea and all of a sudden fireworks, confetti, and happiness sprinkles are falling all around your guests!
Wouldn't these be adorable for a pre or post bachelorette night out? Perhaps the name may not be the best for a baby shower but you could always change it and then serve these at a shower, too! Bump Brownies? That could work.
My husband is forcing me to makes these. Goodness, twist my arm. I'll let you know how they are but I'm guessing you're already on your way out to buy all the ingredients and indulge a bit!
This stunning bride, Amanda, was the designer responsible for the flower piece on my wedding dress as well as my sister's dress. It only makes sense that Amanda's wedding looks like absolute heaven. That gal knows pretty.
In honor of March being National Craft Month, I am thinking of sharing some easy peasy DIYs with you each week. Let's kick this week off (er, end it?) with a really quick and adorable St. Patrick's Day DIY.
Doily banner optional!
Lucky Milk Glass
Craft Paint - I used Martha Stewart's paint line in Metallic Yellow Gold
White Gloss Spray Paint
Tape - I ran out of regular tape so I used some Washi tape. Stylin'!
Stencil - I made my own by cutting out a four leaf clover from cardstock.
Spray two even coats and let dry. I let my little jar dry for an hour.
Step 2: Tape your stencil to your jar. Paint away! It's not going to come out perfect because you're painting on a curved surface, but you can always go in afterwards and fix any smudges with a smaller paint brush.
Step 3: Peel off your stencil, fix any smudges, and dance the Irish Jig. You're done. I love a three-step DIY.
I had a lot of smudges. Ah well, you know I love imperfections!
A little St. Patrick's Day inspiration makes me all warm inside. Or it could be the Guinness.
I spent the first half of the week all alone with my pup and two cats in the big farmhouse. We had lots of toys to play with but Lilly especially loved the braided knit dog toy I made for her. Thanks to Fab You Bliss for the great tutorial!
Part of "farm sitting" means you get to oversee the fun deliveries throughout the week. The first one was three huge piles of fresh manuer (which Lilly rolled in frequently!) and the second was a delivery of gorgeous new wood to be chopped into firewood. I spent the rest of my trip deamin' up ways to use the woodpile as a backdrop for a wedding.
Dave joined me on the farm for the later half of the trip. Having my husband, my dog, and a big quiet farm all to myself is pure bliss.
Once my parents returned from their trip, we helped my dad tap all the trees around the farm for the sugaring season. Then we all piled in the car and toured one of the biggest maple sugaring operations in the area at Taylor Brothers Sugarhouse and Creamery. We actually sell their products at our farm but they have the cutest gift shop on site where you can watch them boil and bottle the syrup. We got a nice little tasting and picked up some pancake mix and maple sugar cream for a yummy breakfast this coming weekend!
If any brides out there want to have maple syrup or maple sugar candy favors, check out Taylor Brothers Sugarhouse and Creamery. They create custom orders and have a wonderful variety of cute favor containers! Tell them Laura sent ya.
Next time, how 'bout you all join me on the farm so I don't have to be away from you for so long?