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DIY Paper Party

{Loved & Noted} DIY Paper Feathers, Paper Bows, & Simple Kraft Boxes

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With the holidays coming up, my mind is swimming with wrapping possibilities.

These natural looking paper feathers by Lia Griffith are a cute option.

The cartoony and fun look of this DIY paper bow by How About Orange would be so perfect for my niece and nephew!

These sophisticated kraft boxes would look so prim and proper under the tree.

What’s inspiring your wrapping this year?

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.

DIY Party Wedding

Daydream In Sequin Tablecloths

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Silver Sequins With White Modern Stationery |  | Pink Sequin Table SettingSilver Sequin Orchid Table | Silver Sequin With Acrylic Chairs | Gold Sequin Wrapped BouquetRooftop Gold Sequin Table | Pink And Gold Sequin By Candlelight | Pink Sequin Table With White & Pink Peonies | Silver Sequin With White Flowers Blue Accents

OK. When you start planning things like a wedding or even a party, you (and by you I really mean I) start daydreaming in the strangest things. Maybe a picture caught your eye and you can’t get it out of your head. Suddenly, you’re interested in buying sequin cloth by the bolt. I mean we can all use some, right? To justify my sudden crazy need, I’ve included some inspiration above. Don’t you just love the subtle glimmer in the light?

PS: If you really want sequin cloth by the yard, I found some here in all sorts of colors. (I told you I wasn’t exaggerating.) Also, it looks like JoAnn’s stocks sequin cloth as well for cheaper, but less colors.

Are you a fan of sequin cloth?

DIY Food

{Loved And Noted} DIY Marbled Scarf, Homemade Chai, & DIY Gold Lucite Bookends

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Fall came to the Northwest swiftly following summer this year. A and I are loving cozying up at home lately. I’m bringing out all my scarves and can’t wait to try this DIY marbled scarf. We are also spending a lot more time drinking warm beverages like this homemade chai and reading books. No better time to get our bookshelves in order too with these DIY gold and lucite bookends.

What Fall things are you loving lately?

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.

DIY Fashion

{Loved & Noted} DIY Rhinestone Bracelet, Bow Ring, & Crystal Cuff

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I’ve been a member of For The Makers craft subscription for a few months now and I’m always excited to get my goody box. These really simple and pretty jewelry DIYs have a similar elegant look and look so fun to make! That rhinestone bracelet by Henry Happened can be made in a bunch of colors to go with any outfit. You have to know that I can’t turn down bows and so this bow ring tutorial is right up my alley. Raw and jagged, that crystal cuff by Stripes And Sequins is the perfect amount of edgy.

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.

What jewelry DIYs are you all over lately?

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Daydream In Banana Leaves

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1 – Milly iPhone Case ($40) | 2 – Topshop Banana Leaf Print Top ($76) | 3 – Whit Banana Leaf Print Clutch ($102) | 4 – Palm Beach Pillow ($65) | 5 – Poplin Banana Leaf Silk Pajamas ($395) | 6 – Banana Leaf Wedding Cake by Cheryl Kleinman | 7 – Banana Leaf Coaster DIY | 8 – West Hollywood Salad Recipe via Tory Burch | 9 – Nicky Hilton’s Banana Leaf Wallpapered Room

We are headed to Cabo this weekend to meet up with some of my best friends. I’m so excited. After the crazy hours at work for the past month, it’s much needed for both of us! In the mean time, I’m going to enjoy some beach time, lounging in the sun, and shopping so I’ll be back posting on Wednesday. I’m in total resort mode thus the banana leaves! I’m loving their bold pattern flair!

PS: If you’re more into banana print, check out this post.

Did you go anywhere this summer? Are you a fan of banana leaf print?

DIY Home Decor Party

{Loved & Noted} DIY Outdoor Candle Stakes, Embossed Napkins, & Colorful Bamboo Plates

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Eating outdoors is seriously one of summer’s best pleasures, so naturally entertaining outdoors is alway a great idea! Especially with fun DIY elements! How pretty are those outdoor candle stakes by A Subtle Revelry. I never wanted an embosser more than after seeing those DIY embossed napkins. Fun designs and colors can be painted on bamboo plates to match any theme with The Flair Exchange’s tutorial.

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.

What are your favorite things to DIY for outdoor fun?

DIY Home Decor Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} Mini Happy Birthday Garland

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It was the birthday of two of my coworkers last week and previous, so I’ve got birthdays on the brain! You may remember my garland bombing post. I still love doing this, but I was looking for some fresh ideas when I came across this adorable garland by Angela Hardison for her even more adorable baby girl’s 1st birthday (Photo above by Angela Hardison).

I wanted a mini cube friendly version of my own to surprise my coworker on her birthday. Be sure to check out the DIY Floral Monograms, which I paired with this garland on her wall.

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Supplies:

  • Printer
  • Copy Paper
  • Template
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Click on template to open.
  2. Print on copy paper.
  3. Cut along the letter outlines (basically cut out anything white).
  4. Tip: If you want a garland other than black, staple the template to your color/patterned paper and cut the two pieces of paper together.
  5. Tape the letters to string.
  6. Hang, garland bomb, and celebrate away!

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Do you have friends with upcoming birthdays?


DIY Home Decor Nature Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} DIY Floral Monograms

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I’ve been obsessed with flowers for the past few months now. I wanted to make something else fun for my coworker’s birthday garland bombing. Then it struck me, what better way to spell out her name than in flowers! Plus, luckily it’s flower week here! Stay tuned for the happy birthday garland freebie.

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Supplies:

  • Printer
  • Template
  • Copy paper
  • Tape
  • Foam board (I got mine at the dollar store) – You can probably get about 7-8 letters per board
  • A mix of small and big fabric flowers (I got mine at the dollar store) - I used 1-2 bunches for each letter, if you want to fill the whole letter with flowers plan on 2-3 bunches per letter. You can also use tissue paper flowers (DIY to come).
  • Exacto knife / Scissors / Pruning scissors (depending on how hard your fabric flowers are to cut)
  • Self healing mat or extra board to protect work surface
  • Hot glue gun or any strong glue
  • If hanging: Hang Tab template, Cardstock, Hole punch, String

Directions:

  1. Click on letter template to open. Decide what you want to spell out and print out those letters onto copy paper.
  2. Tape template onto foam board. Trim white parts of template if you’re trying to fit as many as possible on the foam board.
  3. Place self healing mat or an extra foam board on work surface to protect. Use the exacto knife or scissors (depending on thickness of board) to cut out letters.
  4. If using fabric flowers, cut them from their stems. Some fabric flowers and leaves can just be popped off their stems. I chose to pop off the leaves and hot glue gun them to each flower because I liked the green in the mix. It’s up to you if you want to use the leaves.
  5. Arrange flowers on your cut out letter.
  6. Once you’re happy with the look, hot glue gun the flowers down. Allow time for the glue to dry.
  7. If hanging, click on hang tab template to open. Print on cardstock. Cut along solid lines. Punch holes out at “X.” Glue as many as needed to top back  or sides of monograms. Allow glue to dry. Loop string through the punched holes and knot to hang or if hanging against a wall, just stuck the pin through the hang tab.

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What will you spell out in flowers?

DIY Food Garden Nature Party

{Loved & Noted} DIY Seed Tape, DIY Rose Ice Cubes, & Florist Sean Cook’s Party

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I’ve been so obsessed with flower arranging and caught garden fever hard this year since it was my first spring with a backyard. So I’m imagining these overly elaborate parties filled with good food and fresh flowers like Florist Sean Cook’s party spread. These DIY rose ice cubes would definitely be in the mix with a signature cocktail. These DIY seed tapes would be the perfect parting gift for all the guests!

PS: This week is informally brought to you by flowers. I was lining up posts & realized that I’m all about flowers this week! Stay tuned for more floral goodness.

How are you entertaining this summer? Any grand dreams?

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.


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{Loved & Noted} Pastel Ceramics, Geometric Hanging Pyramid Treat Boxes, & DIY Marble Nails

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My flower arranging obsession has me lusting after these beautiful pastel ceramics by Lenneke Wispelwey (via Miss Moss).

These adorable bright geometric hanging pyramid treat boxes ($14.50) would be so cute for an al fresco party hung all over the trees.

Sometimes plain with just a little intrigue are what I’m looking for in a manicure. These DIY marble nails fit that to a tee!

What are you loving today?


The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.