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How to: Kusudama Origami Flowers

We’re excited to introduce Make-it Mondays!  Each Monday tune in for a new DIY project from the ladies of Haute Papier. First up is a little origami with one of our favorite papers from our friends at Smock.  We carry their full line of flat papers in Leesburg – come by the retail store to pick some up for your very own paper folding projects.

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Materials:

  • 5 square pieces of paper (you can actually use any size you like as long as it’s square)
  • glue or double-sided tape

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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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Printable Invites & Favors

With canning and preserving so in vogue, I love the idea of hosting a canning party!  If everyone brings a different recipe along with the fruits or vegetables for it, just think of all the delicious home preserved goodies you could take home! 

These clever invites, labels, tags and recipe cards are available for free download from Cottage Industrialist via Paper Crave.  For more information on canning and preserving, check out these sites…

Pick Your Own is a fantastic resource for learning how to can pretty much anything.

Fresh Preserving has step-by-step videos on canning different types of goods, and they have an online shop where you can purchase canning jars and more.

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is another great resource with plenty of safety tips and recipes.

Sunset has a great article that gives you a basic outline for throwing a canning party. Recipes included, too.

Canning Pantry is a great resource for buying supplies. They have everything you’ll need!

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Letterpressing…

I’ve been M.I.A. the last couple of days as I’ve been in Buffalo purchasing our second letterpress for Haute Papier.  I’ll be back tonight.  Here are a couple of pictures of the new press to tide you over!

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