Posts Tagged ‘craft’

04/16/14

Easter DIY to Try // Carrot Cupcake Toppers

After yesterday’s super easy Easter egg project, I thought I would make another simple DIY for the upcoming holiday. But admittedly, I’m egg-ed out at the moment. At least for today. SO I went in another direction…carrots.

These colorful DIY carrots would make cute cupcake toppers for the kid’s table at Easter dinner. But they could work for the adults too. I think? Here’s how to make your own…

Make These Carrot Cupcake Toppers for Easter

Materials: 

thin cardboard // scissors // craft paint // paint brush // pencil // black marker

How-To: 

This is so easy! I freehanded some simple carrot silhouettes on cardboard. Then, I cut them out and painted them. I added a black outline all the way around each carrot and added a couple of detail lines as well. Then, I added small bamboo skewers to the carrots with glue and stuck them into cupcakes after the glue was dry.

Here’s the step by step process in photos…

How To Make a Carrot Cupcake Topper for Easter

And here’s the finished project…

Easy Easter Cupcake Toppers for Kids

Easter DIY // Carrot Cupcake Topper

Easter DIY // Carrot Cupcake Toppers

 Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

And if you’re not a fan of carrots, you could easily create little bunny silhouettes, Easter baskets, or eggs this same way.

P.S. Does that carrot, in the photo above, look like it’s smiling at us? Or is it just me?

04/15/14

DIY to Try // Easter Egg Sharpie Doodles

So, it seems like nearly anything and everything you can possibly imagine has already been done to Easter eggs this year. Or last year, for that matter.

BUT there’s still a little room to make it your own, right? So I grabbed a permanent marker and went to town on some plain hard boiled eggs. Kind of in the same vein as the DIY metallic Easter eggs I did last year…

I created random designs and little doodles – gems, triangles, hatch marks, lines, and curly q’s. Basically anything that came to my head. It was fun to just let go and treat each egg as a paper napkin that I’d doodle on at a restaurant.

Super Easy Easter Egg DIY with Sharpies

I also made a few nameplate eggs that would be great for an Easter dinner party. If I made them again, I wouldn’t add those random lines underneath each name, but oh well. I don’t hate ‘em.

You can go the brown egg route, which I always love because they kind of have a dyed feel to them without having to do anything….

DIY Nameplate Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Drawings + Doodles DIY

Or you can go the extreme minimalist route (which is my favorite option) and use regular white eggs, still hard boiled of course…

Easter Egg Sharpie Drawings + Doodles

Easter Egg Project // Marker Drawings + Doodles

Easter DIY Sharpie Drawings + Doodles

DIY Marker Drawings + Doodles on Easter Eggs Project

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you had a carton of eggs to doodle on, what would you draw? Random geometric shapes? A few portraits? Patterns? I’d love to know.

And for even more Easter DIY ideas, visit the Easter project page.

04/04/14

DIYs to Try // hanging flower pendant, tassel necklace, and more

I’m up bright and early this morning to prepare for day two at Craftcation. But I still have a little bit of time for DIYs (naturally).

So, here’s a list of my DIY favorites this week…

1. DIY geometric floral pendants from Sugar & Cloth

2. DIY bottle fed paperwhites from Gardenista

3. Stamped sweatshirt DIY from Fine Little Day

4. Tassel necklace DIY from Fall for DIY

5. Peanut butter and jam bubble waffles from A Beautiful Mess

6. DIY leather pouch from The Merry Thought

Hope you have a great weekend!

-Brittni

04/02/14

'Make Your Day' Bouquet

Last week, I shared a quick and easy way to say thanks to someone special (ombre + color blocked donuts), and today I have one more idea to share.

So I partnered with Makr (an awesome design app for the iPad) again, to create these ‘make your day’ fabric wrapped bouquets. Just like last time, the concept is something easy (but unique) that you can make in a hurry to say thank you to a friend. Thank you cards are great, but flowers are better. 

Here’s how to make your own…

make-your-day-bouquet-2

Materials:

How-To:

1. Start by creating a simple bouquet, with anywhere from five to ten stems.  Instructions for making bouquets can be found here and here.

2. Next, wrap some floral tape around the stems, to keep them secure.

3. Then, cut a piece of fabric into a square. Turn the square so that it looks like more of a diamond shape, then sit your bouquet into diamond (one of the points of the fabric will stick up slightly beyond the bouquet.

4. Fold the bottom point in to form more of a line at the bottom and bring the two side points in and wrap around the bouquet.

5. Tie with twine or string to secure. Add a tag and you are done.

Make Your Day Fabric Wrapped DIY Bouquet

Makr Tags for Bouquet

Pretty easy, right? I have a stack of these Makr tags in my craft closet for the next time I want to say thanks to a friend with a bunch of flowers.  The tags say, ‘ Hope I Can Make Your Day With This Bouquet’.

I designed these little guys in a hurry. This app is so simple to use! I started with a design template that is in the Makr library already and then changed some of the colors and added my phrase in the typeface I wanted. That’s it. Like I said, so simple. You can have finished designs shipped to your house or print them off on your own. You can download the Makr app for free right here, if you’d like.

Fabric Wrapped Bouquet

Mini Anemone Bouquet

Yellow Fabric Wrapped Bouquet

DIY Make Your Day Bouquet

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

***Special Makr Offer for Paper & Stitch fans: Enjoy a free Makr credit AND 20% off a print order! Just register with the referral code PSTITCHFAN and enter same code at checkout. 

Download the Makr app here (it’s free) to customize your favorite designs and make ‘em yours.

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03/21/14

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend // rock mirror, giant bouquet...

Yesterday, I finished up a big project that I’ve been working on for months. So, I’m hoping to catch up on some much needed sleep over the weekend.

Naturally, there are a couple of DIYs on my list of to-do’s as well. But this weekend it will be sleep first, DIYs second.

And if DIYs are on your weekend agenda as well, here are a handful I’m loving this week…

1. construct an amethyst mirror by Bramble Workshop for Designlovefest

2. make a giant flower blocked bouquet on Paper & Stitch

3. put together marshmallow drink stirrers on Studio DIY

4. sew up a pennant pillow by Mandi for A Beautiful Mess

5. bake blackberry cupcakes on Hummingbird High

6. paint bell cups for air plants on Lovely Indeed

Hope you have a great weekend.

-Brittni