I found these beautiful ticket rolls at the nearby party store and couldn’t help myself. But, when do you ever really need a roll of tickets? When you’re throwing a party and need a backdrop of course! I bought them in these lovely sherbet colors which brightens up any event. It’s so easy to do and the effect is fun and energizing.
Steps: Just roll out some tickets and tape each one up on a wall or photography stand.
It’s that easy!
by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
If I were to get married in the fall, I would totally embrace the season and go all out with the pumpkins. I love the colors, the organic shapes, and the possibilities. There’s so much to do with them! I thought it would be fun to create table numbers with their sinuous stems.
Materials: glue gun, chipboard, gold spray, scissors, pumpkin with long curvy lines, pencil
Step 1: Either hand draw the number on chipboard or use Word to create a large number that you can cut out and transfer onto the chipboard with a pencil.
Step 2: Cut out the number.
Step 3: Spray the number gold on both sides.
Step 4: Glue gun the number on the stem.
It’s such a simple and easy way to add a little glam to your tables! Have fun!
project and photography by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
People….I’m not lying to you when I say that when I saw Paper to Petal was finally coming out, I ordered a crap-ton of crepe paper & coated wire in anticipation. Like, a LOT of crepe paper. Its obscene really…but I think it proves how exciting this book is. There are tons of great ideas that are perfectly workable into all your wedding events, from the shower to the reception, to even your bouquet! Its all organized and written in a clear way so you should be on your way to making gorgeous flowers in no time.
So here’s your chance to win your very own copy….leave a comment below with what YOU’D make paper flowers for and a winner will be picked at random. Winner announced on Friday! (If you just can’t wait, you can grab a copy here)
[images by Vané Broussard]
This simple garland is the perfect accessory to add to any event, especially your modern wedding. It’s easy to make, just requires a bit of time. Let’s get crackin!
Supplies: paper color of your choice, circle cutter (I got mine from here) OR scissors, sewing machine, thread
Step 1: Cut out your circles in any size you want. We did 6″ circle here.
Step 2: Fold the circle in half.
Step 3: Fold the circle in half the other way.
Step 4: Fold the circle in half two more times so that there are 8 pieces total. The folds should go in and out, meaning that every other fold should be going the same way.
Step 5: Cut out two of the pieces with scissors.
Step 6: Sew down one line of the circle.
Step 7: Continue sewing down each paper fold onto the next circle. I left about 3-4″ between circles. I also alternated which line I sewed down to add variety to the look of the garland.
UPDATE: Turns out, there’s a great French designer, Maïze, who has been making garlands like this for awhile. Though I was unfamiliar with her work, I think you should buy from her! She’s got lots of amazing garlands. Here’s her website. - Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
photography by Maurine Dashney
Last month I made a boutonniere inspired by military accoutrement. This month I thought I’d take the idea of a traditional flower and make it a bit more modern by creating a silhouette of a flower using a paper cutting technique. It’s unique, simple, and cost effective. What couple doesn’t saving costs?
Materials: scissors, craft knife, pencil, mat board, paper color of your choice, template of flower (download here)
Step 1: Trace your design onto black paper.
Step 2: With your craft knife, slowly cut out the design. Make sure you always pull down with the knife. If you make a mistake, you can use a little bit of glue to piece it back together.
Step 3: Pin it onto the lapel of the suit.
There you go! A simple and unique boutonniere for the modern couple. Enjoy!
by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
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