Here’s a cute and easy detail from our all-white Summer party!
Materials: Buttons in different sizes, floral stem wire (we used 18 gauge), and a pair of pliers.
What to do:
1. Fold one of your wire stems in half and pinch it tight with the pliers.
2. Put each end of your folded wire into the two holes of a small button and push the button to the fold.
3. Repeat with two to three more buttons from smallest to largest.
4. Twist the floral wire to keep the buttons in place and to create a twisted stem.
5. Fold the bottom of each stem at different places to vary the height of each button flower and arrange in a vase.
Now you have a pretty little bouquet that will never wilt!
These could also make great wedding centerpiece as well, or even be turned into a larger bouquet for your bridesmaids!
You can also use colored buttons like the ones I made here (follow me on Instagram!).
If you like this decoration, be sure to check out the rest of the DIY projects we did for our Summer party!
[This post was shared at The Makers Link Party!]
Happy Father’s Day!
I wanted to share what we made for our very special Dad!
This family hand print collage is all over Pinterest, but I thought I’d put my own spin on it and include a paw print with our hand prints because Cooper Dog is definitely part of our family too.
I traced everyone’s hands (and took pictures of the baby’s and the dog’s as they were uncooperative, but still love their dad!) and scanned them onto my computer. Then I used Adobe Illustrator to create our very own Family Hand Print Collage. I used colors in the blue family because it will go great with our very nautical-inspired bedroom (navy and white) however, this would also work using a variety of bright colors too! If you don’t have access to Illustrator, you could also trace the hands using your favorite scrap book paper.
This is a great gift idea for any holiday!
Happy Father’s Day to all of those wonderful dads out there. We hope you enjoy your day!
This week I’m feeling extremely sentimental because it’s our first boy’s 7th birthday on Friday. We welcomed Cooper T. Dog (his official name – the “T” stands for “the”) into our lives when he was 12-weeks-old and we could have never imagined the joy he would bring to us. He is our first ‘boy’ and continues to act very much like a toddler most days…although I swear he cannot only read my mind but can also spell words like “W-A-L-K.” We shortened it to just “W” and when he caught on, we just called it “a letter of the alphabet” but now we have to say things like “stroll.” He is the consummate companion – always ready to play Frisbee or cuddle. I’m sure all of the pet owners out there understand the special place in our hearts that is reserved just for Cooper.
I created this print a couple of years ago because it was a fun project and thought it would be a cool addition to our bonus room. Now we can look at a print of our sweet Cooper Dog every night. It is such a nice addition to our home that I know will be a part of our decor for years to come.
I’ve created similar prints for other special four-legged friends. This first print I made for my brother and sister-in-law to feature their dog, Beamer (and yes, they are avid Virginia Tech fans as well).
This next print I made for a dear friend of mine who lost her dog Chewy. This was an emotional gift, but it was a nice way to commemorate such an important family member. We miss you, Chewy.
Okay, before I get too weepy, I just want to say: “We love you Cooper Dog!”
Check out my Etsy store where you can purchase some of the prints I have available as well as some of my canvas wall art!
Once you download them, you can print them on regular paper or card stock. Cut them out and use a hole punch to make a hole or just tape them directly to a gift. I used a star-shaped hole punch to add a little interest but they would look great with just a circle too!
Personalize it with text on the back like this:
I’d love to see other creative ways people use these so send me a picture of your gift!
(*for non-commercial use only, not for distribution or resale!)
I’ve become a regular on Pinterest lately because I love to see what other creative people are up to. Recently I came across two different date prints that I really loved. The first one showed a very graphic layout of just important days seen here. They even let you design your own by adding your dates and printing at home. I also came across this one that you can order from Etsy. Colleen and Shannon have a variety of other prints you can order as well. I wanted to combine the two ideas for myself so I created my own special date print.
I got this frame from Target – I liked the floating glass look but it would look great with a matte as well.
Something like this would make a very personal and thoughtful gift for someone special.