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bright accordion paper wreath

I am always looking for simple ways to brighten up the house, especially during summer. A burst of color on the door, a gorgeously hued corner – bright festive touches make me so glad to be...

accordion tissue bursts

Bursts of bright color and layers of texture make for a serious party statement in a pinch. I love the idea of throwing a couple bright pieces on the table for an instant festive vibe. Whether...

accordion paper wreath

You may well know that accordion folded paper is one of my favorite things. The simple folds provide a crazy affordable and easy way to create pretty art. This wreath was crafted with about 50 sheets of white...

an accordion pumpkin + weekend links

Happy Friday. I designed this little accordion style pumpkin to finish off our accordion week. Hope you’ve been inspired by all the folded projects – see the whole series right here. I am off to San Francisco to style...

accordion bow wrapping

Accordion bows make easy work of wrapping up presents and treats this fall. They are pretty, but not too fluffy, and fit right in with the season of chill and spook. To make the little bows –...

accordion kids birthday crowns

Paper crowns are a birthday party must, and these accordion folds look sweet on kids of any size. A bit of cutting, folding and glueing together is all it takes. To make the accordion crowns –...

accordion bunting: three easy looks

It’s accordion week around here – Hooray! After making my favorite accordion hats last month, I just could not stop folding paper. It is so easy, and a bit addicting. I thought it would be fun...

Accordion party hats

I’ve had this post in mind for awhile, inspired by the Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion exhibit I saw last spring. He had a crazy exageratted version of the hat done in a very couture fabric. I immediately gasped at the beauty and...

festive folded leaf garland

You guys… today it is officially fall! I am celebrating by planning and plotting for a fun season of pumpkins, costumes and spooky sweets! But first, one of my favorite fall elements. The iconic leaf. Folded leaf...

why don’t we – have an eternal summer

It is technically not fall yet… but summer is quickly passing us by, and with it so many wonderful memories. This summer was the best! Instead of simply wishing the memories will stay, why don’t we...

paper folded light strands

We spent the majority of our vacation last week outside (specifically at the Beach and at Disney). It was a trip that left me dreaming of summer and long nights out on the deck… under lights....

shamrock paper fans

Saint Patrick’s Day has long been a beloved holiday to dress in green, and enjoy a Guinness at our local Irish Pub – since the twin’s have started preschool the holiday has become so much more!...

great party ideas to save for 2014

It’s time to start looking back and planning for the future. Over the next few weeks (along with new posts) I’ll be sharing some of my favorite projects and moments from the past year. During late...

baby bouquet halloween costume

Needing a cute baby and mamma costume this year? Look no further than your favorite dinner party inspiration. A bouquet of flowers of course! An adorable costume to hold your newborn in while walking the streets,...

tissue paper flower garland

While we were on vacation last week, quite a few of our garden flowers got scorched by the hot sun. It made me extra happy to come home to this tissue flower garland on my mantel....

printable summer wrapping paper

Even though there is pretty amazing wrapping inspiration online, I was aching to do something original for a special gift I had to wrap this week. I was thrilled when Sibylle agreed to design a bright and...

13 summer party hacks

Tis’ the season for BBQ’s and outdoor summer fun. We often have friends over last minute in the summer time and I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way. I am excited to share these...

Paper pinwheels

I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend! I wanted to see something happy today and pulled out my old love for paper accordions to make a colorful bunch of pinwheels. They are bright and...

Recap 2012: Favorite Party Projects

I love this time of year. Before looking ahead to the new year with all it’s possibilities, I look back and celebrate what has happened over the last year – and 2012 was pretty amazing! Over...

Red Cups and Snow this Weekend

Happy Friday. This has been such a fun week as we begin slowly turning the corner from fall to winter. We had our first snow today and holiday decorations are popping up everywhere! It will be...

crepe paper flower bouquet

A shipment of extra large crepe paper arrived at my door last week. I noticed these paper flowers for sale around town and knew they’d be a cinch to make myself. One simple accordion fold, a very...

Death Cab invitation

Happy Friday. I am fabulously enjoying myself at Alt. this week! Thanks so much for your kind words about my talk yesterday and I have LOVED meeting all of you who are here. In honor of...

Handcrafted Party- Ruffled style…

I am ecstatic to share with you today’s Handcrafted Party feature. The seriously creative Disney from Ruffles & Stuff is sharing with us a party she recently threw for her sweet daughter (and modeling assistant) Paige....