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DIY – Leaf Garland!

Leaf_GarlandI’ve been waiting all week to share this sewing project that I put together last weekend!!!  Hurry out and pick up some colored leaves before they all brown to put together this garland for your door.  It didn’t take long at all and lasted for a whole week before a big gust of wind pulled it down.

Here’s how I made it 🙂  First, I gathered a ton of maple leaves and since it was early in the morning and they were slightly damp, I “oven dried” them!  Yes, I put the oven on as low as it would go and gave them about 2 minutes in there so I didn’t get my sewing machine totally wet when stitching them up.  DSC_0014

Then I simply ran them through the sewing machine (with white thread) being careful to make sure there were always two leaves going through at the same time so the garland had a full look to it. I just kept going until I thought it was long enough and then went outside and tried and it worked out to be the perfect length!

DSC_0029Happy Crafting!

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A First Birthday Party!

I had to share the pictures from Etta’s adorable First Birthday Party – they were just too cute to not!  Haute Papier worked hard to create a fun and playful theme based around unique colors and funky fonts.  Some of our favorite elements were the cake pops inspired by Bakerella, personalized plates from Boatman Geller, and polka dot garland, sewn by yours truly!  Stay tuned for a tutorial on the garland!

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Cold Weather Crafting

I love this DIY pinecone garland from Twig & Thistle.  As kids, my sisters and I loved to craft with things we picked up in the woods and had we thought of this idea, I’m sure our house would have been well strung with the fallings of pine trees!  Click here for the directions and more pictures.  I’ll be back from a couple days of letterpressing tomorrow to start sharing great homemade holiday gifts.

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