Paper Flowers & More

Giant Paper Flowers Trend For Summer Events

Happy Friday!  The weather is so perfect now for outdoor events and weddings.  It is almost summer and with mother nature in full bloom in gardens everywhere this time of year, I want to revisit the popularity of paper flowers as one of the biggest event and party trends of this year.

Giant paper flowers are popping up at all kinds of celebrations and events and the paper flower backgrounds are so easy to create on your own from my Etsy shop flower kits available – HERE

All my flower kits come entirely cut for you!  No need to buy digital templates, print them, cut templates, trace and then cut your actual flowers and finally assemble them – that is way too many steps!! My kits are already cut for you and come with full visual step-by-step instructions! Super easy!

The ideas are endless for where to add paper flowers as decorations at a celebration. While they are trending at weddings for photo backdrops – they are now popping up at baby showers, birthday parties, fundraising events, bridal showers and even has home decor.

I offer numerous options in my Etsy craft shop for the smaller flowers too, available – HERE

The smaller three dimensional layered and rolled flowers or rolled roses can be added to just about anything.  Top off favor boxes or guest gift boxes with flowers in your event or wedding color scheme.  Create flower garlands and hang them in rows for backdrop streamer or drape them horizontally as bunting across the front of a party table or behind your table.

 

Add some rolled flowers around electric string lights to make a big statement at your next evening or low lighted event.  Lighting is always a great way to create a mood and ambiance at a wedding reception.

I will be adding many more styles of paper flowers, including crepe paper flowers over the next few weeks in the shop for more summer options too.  Be sure to stop by the shop – Ready Set Craft Kits and favorite my shop (click the heart under my shop name) to get new updates in your Etsy feed recommendations!

 

Each of the smaller flower kits also come with visual instructions as well.

If you missed my previous posts about giant paper flower backdrops and some of my many other inspiring ideas for using handmade flowers at your next event – CLICK HERE for more inspiration!

Finally, if you are starting to think about your 4th of July celebration this year, stop by my pinwheel shop and my party decorations shop for all your red, white and blue decor-

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Craft Room Organization Ideas

Let’s Get Organized & Celebrate My Blogiversary

Before I share some amazing craft room organization ideas – I’ve got lots to celebrate here at  the Party Fetti blog because this week marks my seven year blogiversary and for my Etsy shops!

Can you believe that? SEVEN YEARS is a long time for a blogger to hang in there.  I have followed many blogs over the years that lost steam, were abandoned by the author or just entirely disappeared. It’s crazy to think that seven years ago this week, I launched this party themed blog pretty much on a whim.  I certainly did not know if my business on Etsy would take off like it did and that I would grow and expand every year and still be here! So, to celebrate- I wanted to share my craft room storage recommendations.

Since my business has grown, so has my crafting space!  I now have a separate business office and a work studio and I still feel like I am bursting at the seams.  Keeping things organized and in its place is key to being productive and finding things easily.  Since I am a very visual person, almost all my craft space features open cubes, rolling carts and clear drawers.  Anything that I can not easily see- I label on the outside for quick access when looking for something.  I love my open cubes.

Even my work desk takes advantage of storage space and has open cubes at the base.

I have several pegboards that help keep tools in sight and easy to reach.

I have a walk-in closet in my studio and I use every square inch of it, even hanging some fabric and would you believe my tissue tassels too!

I only make a few party designs with fabric but keeping a good selection of patterns and colors requires quite a bit of space- so keeping fabric folded and in cubes by color is my recommendation.

This year I just purchased several open style wall hanging shelves shaped like houses for more open storage.  They are so adorable!

Come back next week for amazing Valentine’s Day party ideas!

I have also added tons of NEW Valentine’s Day favors, banners and decorations to all my shops and more are coming this week and next week, be sure to stop by my shops by clicking on the links below-

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Curio Makeover Into Craft Storage

Curio Makeover Into A Craft Storage Cabinet

Today I am so excited to share this quick makeover project I worked on last weekend. I picked up this mini curio with a door and drawers at a local thrift store for under $5.00 and transformed it into a fresh and bright craft storage desk organizer.  I also love the idea of using this as a space saver for a smaller party or get-together for displaying your party decorations and tableware.  Check it out-

Let’s get started. You really only need two items for this project – a thrift found wood cabinet and spray paint.  I love the [easyazon_link identifier=”B002BWOS3K” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover[/easyazon_link] (its paint and primer in one can) and I’m partial to high gloss as it really makes your bright colors pop.  Plus this paint bonds to plastic and metal as well.   It is my absolute favorite brand of spray paint for all my projects for my home shop- ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS, and any diy projects for my own home . . . and no, I am not being paid by Rust-Oleum for this blog post – I just love their product!

Let’s get started with the tutorial for the makeover.  First, I removed all the small hardware and screws.

  I love this little wood curio because it has a black metal scroll decorative design on the front door, so I want to keep that as original and add it back on the cabinet, unpainted, once I finish the makeover.  I left the door on because I want to go ahead and paint over the metal hinges the same color, since they were originally painted in the outdated same hunter green color.  Generally, this is not recommended.  I found some nice [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V2JIQFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]small black decorative hinges[/easyazon_link], that I may order and replace, to match the black scroll front.

Next, I washed everything in my kitchen sink, since it was a thrift store find – I wanted to get all the dirt and dust off of it and sanitize it.  I let it dry for about an hour before painting.

Finally, I moved everything into my garage and used a big assembled cardboard box to spray paint the mini curio. Remember to open your garage doors for good ventilation.

I’m not the world’s best spray painter and normally I recruit my husband to help me out with this part of any makeover project but this paint is so wonderful, it’s hard to apply, without it looking perfect.  I sprayed the top of everything first, applying light coats about 6 to 8 inches from the top of the surface working in quick, short horizontal rows of painting.

Then, I flipped everything over and painted each side. I applied several light coats (don’t worry about getting perfect coverage on your first pass of spray painting, since a few light coats are recommended) on each side and let it dry about 20 to 30 minutes, after each coat, before applying a new coat of paint.  Several light coats helps to prevent getting too much paint in globs in any one area and to prevent dripping.

I also didn’t worry about getting complete, perfect coverage on the bottom of the drawers and inside the drawer insert areas, since they would never been seen once the drawers are inserted.  After I painted each side a few times, I allowed it dry over-night in my garage. There were quite a few imperfections in the wood on this little cabinet, so keep in mind lighter brighter colors will show those imperfections more than a darker paint color.  Still I think this contemporary makeover of the mini cabinet is fresh and way more fun in this bright key lime green.

Now, I have a bright and colorful addition to my work studio!

Oh, you know I have enough craft supplies to fill it up!  I love it too because it is small and does not take up too much space on my work desk but it also has deep drawers.

A small curio cabinet like this one would be great anywhere in the home, I could see it in the kitchen for keeping your favorite spices near the oven, in the garage for storing bolts and nails, or even on display on your party table for housing all your serving utensils and sweets at your next celebration.

Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop, THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your party decorations.  Everything shown in my photo above is available in my shop from party hats, straws, candy cups, and custom made to order pinwheels available in my other shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to makeover a small decorative piece for your home or next party!

 

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