Friday, 16 January 2015

DIY Anniversary Gifts

It's probably pretty obvious that I love a good theme, so I had a lot of fun brainstorming ideas for the wedding anniversary gifts I put together for this post over on Oh Happy Day. I focused on paper (1 year), wood (5 years), and silver (25 years) but a lot of the traditional anniversary gifts would be pretty fun to do - four years is fruit and flowers, six years is candy ... so many possibilities!

DIY Anniversary Gifts

Circus Place Cards

I've made so many circus themed DIY projects now that it seems bizarre that I haven't actually hosted a circus party. If you're loving circus themed everything as much as I am, check out the full instructions for these place cards over on Oh Happy Day.

Circus Place Cards

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Wrapping with Gift Horse & Co

If you know me, you know that I'm addicted to wrapping paper. Allow me to introduce Gift Horse & Co, a gift wrapping subscription service started by Corinna vanGerwin. I've been a big fan of Corinna's work for a long time (a few years ago when I first saw one of her gift wrapping features in Canadian Living magazine I instantly thought "How do I get that job?!") so when she told me about her newest project I was excited to learn more.

Wrapping with Gift Horse & Co

Last month I received the Christmas box and was so happy to use the supplies to finish up my Christmas gift wrapping. Each box includes wrapping paper (of course) but also coordinating ribbons, tags, and accessories. One of my favourite things about the Christmas box is that I can reuse the leftover paper or supplies at any time of year because, depending on how you style them, they don't have to scream Christmas. That's big in my books! 

Wrapping with Gift Horse & Co

I also loved that I could mix and match the supplies with my own collection. I had already wrapped one of my mom's gifts before I received my Gift Horse & Co box but finished wrapping her other two gifts with the new supplies. The first image shows all three gifts wrapped using a mix of my old and new supplies - I really like how they turned out.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Crepe Paper Swirlers

These crepe paper swirlers are kind of addicting to make - plus you can use up scrap papers from your stash. I can't wait until New Years Eve to have these at my party for guests to twirl around. See the full instructions on Oh Happy Day.

Crepe Paper Swirlers

Silver and Gold Piñatas

I watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer almost every Christmas, so I couldn't help but make these silver and gold mini piñatas to celebrate this year. Fill them with anything silver and gold and use them as party favours at your holiday party this year! The full post is over at Oh Happy Day.

Silver and Gold Piñatas

Birthday Candle Christmas Crackers

Do you know anyone who has a December birthday? Try your hand at these birthday candle shaped Christmas crackers! See the full tutorial over on Oh Happy Day.

Christmas Cracker Birthday Candles

Monday, 24 November 2014

Paper Forest Advent Calendar

It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner - have you started preparing yet? This year I had the opportunity to craft this paper forest advent calendar for MoPa's holiday issue. You browse the entire beautiful magazine here and my tutorial can be found on page 19.

Paper Forest Advent Calendar

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