DIY Tutorial: Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket

Labor Day has come and gone and I think we all expect to see an explosion of fall around the web. I’ll still be clinging to summer for a while though. I know I’ll have to accept the cool down sooner or later, so I started to think about things we might all be needing to transition us from summer to fall. One thing I love having around the house, ready for entertaining or tossing in a bag for a little wine and cheese picnic, are lightweight blankets. Toss them over your chairs in the yard for a little color during the day, and guests can grab them at night. Or leave one in your beach bag… this one won’t take up too much room! – Lauren

DIY Dyed Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket AFabulousFete OSBP 11 DIY Tutorial: Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket

DIY Dyed Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket AFabulousFete OSBP 1 DIY Tutorial: Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket

Materials

Large piece of linen
Fabric dye in your favorite color
Paint brush
Yarn for pom poms

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Mix a small amount of your dye with water in a bucket. I wanted a faint wash of color, but you can add more dye to make your stripes more saturated. Once you have mixed the water and dye, lay your fabric out on a flat surface (outside or on something you won’t ruin). Paint freehand stripes across the length of your fabric.

DIY Dyed Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket AFabulousFete OSBP 3 DIY Tutorial: Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket

DIY Dyed Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket AFabulousFete OSBP 4 DIY Tutorial: Striped Linen Pom Pom Blanket

You can set the fabric dye by throwing your blanket in the dryer or with an iron. While you are waiting for your stripes to dry, make four (4) pom poms for the corners of your blanket. To make the poms, wrap the yarn around 3 fingers about 50 times.

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Tie another piece of yarn around the center. Double knot this tightly and make sure you have plenty of extra length.

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Cut the loops open and fluff.

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Once your blanket is dry, cut a small hole at each corner about 1/4″ in from the sides. Using the long pieces on your pom poms, thread through the holes and tie each pom tightly to the corners. Trim.

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Now pack your bag or toss in the yard for guests!

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Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

We have a confession: we’re crazy about details… and we can’t get enough pattern in our lives. A few weeks ago, we were on the hunt for the perfect favor bags and just couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for. A light bulb went off and Emma dreamed up these custom DIY wedding and party favor bags that can be made from any patterned sheet of paper! And thus a new obsession was born. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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These favor bags are best made in an assembly line fashion, completing each step for all of your bags at once. Doing it this way will save you tons of time!

Materials

Coco and Paloma Green Floral Patterned Paper in text weight

Scoreboard

T-square Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Double Sided Tape (a tape gun is faster but optional)

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Step 1: Using a scoreboard, score your sheet of paper on the back (we used 8.5 x 11″ patterned paper) half an inch above the bottom (the 11″ side) and half an inch from right hand side. Lastly, score down the new center, at the 5.25″ mark. You can adapt this technique to any size paper by using this formula, simply adjust the center score accordingly.

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Step 2: With a t-square ruler, draw a light pencil line across the lefthand side and righthand half inch portion of the paper that you just scored, about an inch down from the top.

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Step 3: Next, you will center a plate on the right-hand side, in between your straight pencil lines. This is how to create the top arch on your bag. Trace the top of the plate light with a pencil. You should now have a cutting guide that runs all the way across your paper.

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Step 4: With scissors, carefully cut along the line that you just made. You will also need to cut half an inch at the center score line along the bottom to where the score marks meet.

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Step 5: Next, fold down the righthand half inch score mark. Apply double sided tape along the length of the right side as well as across the bottom right side (from cut to edge). Carefully fold the left side to meet the right and adhere them together.

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Step 6: Flip your bag over and finish it off by folding up the bottom half inch and tape it to the back using double sided tape.

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Et voila! Favor bags sure to impress at any wedding or party. Now… what to put in them?

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Candy-Colored Wooden Trivets

My favorite kind of DIY project is one that brings a little life to an otherwise purely practical item. In this simple project, I turn trivets into pure playfulness for your table or bar using wooden baubles and candy-colored paints. – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue

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DIY Candy Colored Wooden Trivets OSBP 2 DIY Tutorial: Candy Colored Wooden Trivets

Materials

Fourteen (14) 1.5″ wooden half-spheres per trivet
Craft paint
Painters tape
Paint brushes
Paper
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Felt
Heavy duty glue

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Step One: Give the half spheres a paint job. I left a few bare and gave a few some quick and dirty brushstroke dots. For the remainder, I taped off half with painters tape and gave them a couple of coats of candy-colored paints.

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Step Two: Lay out the spheres in the arrangement shown on a sheet of scrap paper, and outline it using a ruler and pen/pencil to create a template.

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Step Three: Cut out the template about 1/2″ smaller all the way around than your outline from the previous step, and use it to cut the same shape from a piece of felt.

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Step Four: Glue the spheres into place atop the felt. Enjoy!

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

We’ve been up to our ears with floral patterns and soft pastels all summer. Don’t get us wrong, we love it – but we were craving something fresh! We dreamt up this new stamp collection and DIY project with a modern edge and bold, classic type, and we’re in love. The palette of black, white, and kraft was craving a pop of color so we added in a fun swash of turquoise as icing on the cake. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
paper 1 DIY Tutorial: Modern Color Splash Save the Dates

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Step One: Stamp your save the date (we used our Modern Type Save the Date stamp) on an A6 kraft card. You’ll want to use a permanent ink, such as Color Box archival, so that it doesn’t bleed when the second color is added. Press firmly but moderately when printing on a flat surface, using your hands to make sure that the entire stamp has been printed. Let dry.

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Step Two: To add our pop of turquoise color, we “splashed” a small cat eye stamp pad down the design, ending slightly below the wording. If you don’t get the coverage you’re looking for, you can touch it up as after your first pass. The benefit to using a small stamp pad vs. paint is that the water content in paint tends to warp the paper as it dries.

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Step Three: Stamp your return address (we used our Modern Type Return Address stamp) with turquoise ink on a cream A6 envelope. We stamped the return address on the back in the lower left hand corner.

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Step Four: For a bold graphic element, we added an envelope liner made with our Brushed Geo, No.2 Patterned paper cut to a 5.75″ x 6.25″ rectangle. Install the liner by taping it in right below the gum line using double sided tape.

Materials

Modern Type Save the Date Stamp

Modern Type Return Address Stamp

Brushed Geo, No.2 patterned paper, in text weight

A6 Notecards in Paper Bag (or other kraft paper A6 flat cards)

A6 Envelopes in Natural

Stamp Pads (full size) in archival black and pigment turquoise

Stamp Pad (small cat eye) in Aqua

Scissors

Double Sided Tape

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Mini Disco Ball Place Cards

Every now and then, I think people love to see a quirky, maybe even out of place detail, used in an interesting way. These are the conversation starters and the little things that make your event memorable. So when the disco ball started making its way into tropical destinations, I just couldn’t get enough of the boho beach vibes mixed with something usually saved for the club or ballroom. I decided to stick with mini versions and turn them into a super fun place card and favor all in one. These could also easily be made in a larger version as a vase or pot if you are looking for a little more bling to add to your table! – Lauren

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disco ball succulent place card 1 DIY Tutorial: Mini Disco Ball Place Cards

Supplies

Mini disco ball ornaments with styrofoam center (I found mine here… yes they are already selling ornaments! – you can also find them in various sizes on Amazon)

Small succulents or air plants

X-acto knife

Awl (or something just as pointy and made out of metal)

Your choice of name cards

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Step 1: Remove the ornament top, this will be the bottom

Step 2: Flip over and begin to remove the top mirror pieces with your knife, stopping once you have a circle that is about 1″ in diameter

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Step 3: Use the knife to cut into the styrofoam around the circle, pop that out and dig into the foam with the awl to create a bowl for your plant.

DIY Tutorial Disco Ball Place Cards Lauren Saylor OSBP DIY Tutorial: Mini Disco Ball Place Cards

DIY Tutorial Disco Ball Place Cards Lauren Saylor OSBP3 DIY Tutorial: Mini Disco Ball Place Cards

Step 4: Plant your succulent or place your air plants inside and you’re done!

disco ball succulent place card 8 DIY Tutorial: Mini Disco Ball Place Cards The bigger the plant, the more unstable the ball is going to be. So make sure to pick lightweight plants that aren’t too tall. Finish your table design by adding some candles to the table. The disco balls will catch the light and add a fun light show on the table. Plus with all this glitz at each place setting, you won’t want much competing with them! Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor for Oh So Beautiful Paper