If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I'm 1) obsessed with beautiful gift wrap and packaging, and 2) trying to only use solid color papers and embellish for different events, in a (probably futile) attempt to curb my addiction to beautiful papers. Sometimes I use pretty ribbons or balloons or natural materials.
Lucky you, TODAY is the day I write up the unicorn horn headband tutorial!
Start by making a bunch of felt flowers (see yesterday's post for three different felt flower tutorials).
Remember the itsy bitsy bottles of limoncello I made for my card gifts for the SNAP conference? The conference was in Salt Lake City, and I didn't want to offend anyone who might not want limoncello, so I decided to make a great big batch of homemade marmalade as well.
In yesterday's limoncello tutorial post, I promised to share the details of my packaging and bottling.
I absolutely love how these little bottles turned out!
Have you ever had limoncello? Stunningly cold straight from the freezer, sweet, and full of bright (but not sour) lemon flavor? It tastes like the essence of summer.
If you have children of a certain age, they're probably obsessed with Disney's Frozen. It's a sweet movie (even if it pretty much bears no resemblence to The Snow Queen, on which it's allegedly based), and if we're going to have a movie requested every single day, I'm glad it's one I at least like.
I'm all about entertaining on a slim budget, so I often hit the dollar store for inspiration and supplies. Sure, the stuff in there isn't all that great on its own (at least usually), but with just a little bit of creativity, it can be transformed into something custom and beautiful.
I made some birthday cookies for a friend this weekend, and ended up with leftover royal icing. Rather than throw it away, I was inspired to update my homemade candy buttons tutorial with a Valentine's Day twist.
Need favor bags for an upcoming event? A wedding, a birthday party--maybe Valentine's day treats? I love cute packaging, and there is seriously cute stuff out there that can be bought, but I'm generally uninterested in spending more on the package than I am on the treat inside.
I have a problem with ribbon. I like it, I buy it, (I buy too much of it, in fact), I use it, and I always have some left over. Which I can't throw away, obviously. It's pretty, and I'll find some use for it later! If I can find it in the jumble and mess of my ribbon box, that is. I always coil up the ribbon nicely, but then second I go looking for something, it turns into a colorful spaghetti-like tangle of ribbons again. I found myself wishing I had a stash of twist ties like my mom used to have.