DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start showing it in your party decor! The first thing that I think of when you say spring is daisies. So it only seemed fitting to find a way to incorporate it into some party garland. And make it a garland that you can re-string to change up the wording for any occasion, now that is some win-win party decor. Here’s how to DIY your own spring daisy party garland. –Lauren

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Supplies

– cork letters (found here)

– faux daisy bunches

– glue gun

– drill with tiny bit (about 1/16″)

– string

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 1. Start by drilling holes through the tops of the letters. This is where you’ll string the garland.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Step 2. Remove the daisies from the stems and attach on the front of each letter.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 3. Add a touch of greenery to each letter with your glue gun.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Now string your garland and hang!

Tip for stringing: create a “needle” with a small piece of wire to make getting the string through the cork easier.

DIY Spring Daisy Party Garland by A Fabulous Fete via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Continue on with all of the letters so you can change up your words for every party this season! What would yours say?

Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Watercolor Paper for Envelope Liners and Place Cards

This week we’re sharing this patterned paper download with you. What we love about this simple watercolor pattern is how versatile it is. The uses for it are virtually endless. We are sure you’ll find many to use this lovely artwork and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

Printable Watercolor Envelope Liner by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

We’ve chosen to utilize this watercolor two ways: as a background for handwritten place cards and as an envelope liner. When we work with wedding clients we always try to help establish a theme that is carried throughout their wedding stationery. We love all the potential uses for this pattern!

Printable Watercolor Envelope Liner by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

To make your own place cards, print the pattern on 8.5″ x 11″ card stock and cut it into 3.5″ x 4″ pieces and then score them in half. We used a calligraphy pen and gold ink to customize the cards.

Printable Watercolor Envelope Liner by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

We continued the watercolor theme with these personal notes. Print the pattern on text weight paper and use an envelope liner template to cut them out. Adding an envelope liner is always a nice touch when sending a thoughtful personal note (or thank you note).

All artwork © 2015 Antiquaria, with DIY tutorials created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is made available for personal use only. 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: Neon Floral Save the Dates

After the dreary days of winter, we are in serious need of bright colors and cheerful designs. This save the date was inspired by an eye grabbing neon floral paper that we recently found. We used a standard highlighter to create the awesome pop of color on the save the date card. Who knew that it would make such a fun addition to the design? Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Materials

Camellia Floral Save the Date Stamp

Laurel Wreath Return Address Stamp

Stamp Pad

Embossing Stamp Pad

Embossing Heat Tool

Embossing Powder

A6 Notecard (we used Pure White)

A6 Envelope (we used Fuchsia)

Highlighters

Decorative Paper

Envelope Liner Templates

Double Sided Tape

Calligraphy Pen

Finetec metallic watercolor set

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step One: First, you will want to stamp your save the date (we used our Camellia Save the Date design) on an A6 card. When stamping your card, ink the stamp with the stamp facing you. Center the stamp over your card and press firmly and moderately (not too hard or the image will smudge) and gently lift the stamp off of the paper. Set aside to dry. Please watch this video for more information on inking and stamping an oversized stamp.

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Two: To add a fun pop of color, we used a highlighter to color in the leaves and the center of the stamped flowers. This simple touch really makes the design come alive!

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Three: Wanting to bring in some of the awesome neon pink from the patterned paper, we decided to use fuchsia envelopes and a tonal, neon grapefruit embossing powder to pull everything together. To emboss, simply stamp your desired return address stamp on the back flap (either in matching ink or with Versamark glue ink, as pictured) dust the powder over it, tap off the excess and heat set the print. For more information about how to emboss using stamps, please watch this instructional video.

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Four: Since this suite was directly based off of this amazing paper, it was an easy decision to incorporate it into the design as an envelope liner. We traced the liner template and cut out each liner by hand. Then, we used double sided tape (alternatively, you could use stick glue) to install the liners into the envelopes (adhere around the top triangle).

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Five: It’s time to address your save the dates! We used a beautiful finetec metallic paint palette (the silver one) with a calligraphy pen for this design. Experiment with styles until something feels natural to you! You could also use a silver gel pen and your fanciest handwriting to achieve a similar look.

DIY Neon Floral Save the Date Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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

Photography by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Clay Hand Place Card Holders

Today, I have a quirky little project whose uses are practically endless. I’m showing how to use oven-bake clay to create little hands perfect for holding everything from name cards to reminder notes to air plants. Imagine how cute these would be holding place cards at a bridal shower or luncheon! –Mandy Pellegrin of Craftcourse

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper Materials

White Oven-Bake Clay
Knife
Paint
Paintbrushes
Aluminum Foil

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step One: Use the knife to cut four roughly equally-sized pieces of clay.

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Two: For each hand, roll one of the pieces of clay into a ball, and flatten into an oval.

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Three: Use the knife to cut the oval into the shape of a hand as shown.

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Four: Peel away the excess clay, and use your fingers to shape each clay finger and round out each clay fingertip and the palm. To get rid of any of your fingerprints left behind, place a piece of paper on top, and gently roll something like a rolling pin or paint bottle across the paper.

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Five: Carefully peel the hand off of your work surface. Curl the thumb and forefinger up to touch one another, and bend each of the other fingers up.

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Six: Place a small piece of folded aluminum foil between the thumb and forefinger, and bake according to the directions on the clay packaging. (Mine was 15 minutes at 275 degrees.)

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step Seven: Paint on some fingernails. I personally have a hard time keeping little pieces of lint (and cat hair) out of my clay projects, so I also use white paint to cover up any mishaps. Enjoy!

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Oven-Bake Clay Hand Note Holders via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: DIY Table Runners

Linens are a simple standard that make their way into almost every wedding. And while they can add a little color, it’s probably not the place you want a lot of pattern or fine detail. Instead, try adding some texture and color to your table with a fun, DIY table runner. I rounded up a few of my favorites that use paper as the main material in crafting up these lengthy pieces. The best part is you can easily switch out the colors here and mix in your own color palette for instant decor! Not to mention, these paper pieces will barely put a dent in your wedding day budget. – Lauren

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left image: photo by Kathryn McCrary via Style Me Pretty // right image: Evite

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Green Wedding Shoes

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left image: photo by Laure Joliet for Oh Joy  // right image: photo by Erin J .Saldana via 100 Layer Cakelet

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left image: photo by Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty // right image: Love That Party

images via their respective sources