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Floral Bulletin Board

floral bulletin / papery & cakery


floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Did I mention how legit and how cool the Martha Stewart craft box was this month? Oh, I did? Well then. It is the BEST. THING. EVER. There, now I said it.

I’ve been feeling all sorts of inspired lately. Inspired by the change of seasons. Inspired by a sudden affection for feminine patterns and vintage florals. Ooh, and inspired to cut / tear / pin every good idea I see. Yes, that kind of inspired. And every inspired woman / man needs an inspiration board to keep the creative juices flowing.


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Creating your own bulletin board {and making it girly and gorgeous} is way easier than you might think. All it takes is a this stretched burlap and a boatload of happiness from Martha Stewart {also known as decoupage lace trim / fabric to fabric decoupage / vintage floral ribbon / gold push pins / pom pom stickers}.


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First I laid the decoupage lace trim out on the burlap canvas, and cut as needed. Using the fabric to fabric decoupage, I painted a thick layer over the lace, adhering it to the burlap. Be patient. It takes a little while to dry. Two layers is even more ideal.


floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Next, I arranged the vintage floral ribbon going in the opposite direction on the canvas. Instead of decoupage, I secured them with thumbtacks on the tops and bottoms of the canvas, that way they could be used as a place to tuck in photos / magazine tears / general inspirations.

floral bulletin / papery & cakery

I jazzed up the canvas with some of these gorgeous fabric camellia stickers. {Disclosure: I had to hide them from Raya for fear she would never return them. She was smitten with them}.


floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery


I also placed a few of these little lovelies on top of my thumbtacks to give them a floral face lift. Then I pinned away!


floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Now my little bits and pieces are stunning in and of themselves…

xoxo,

Niki

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3 Oscar Worthy DIYs

When Martha Stewart sent me a box of amazing {sparkly} crafts last month for the 12 Months of Martha project, I knew they were truly Oscar worthy. Lucky for me the Oscars are this weekend {and I’ve even snuck in a few movie trips to see some of the nominees}. Here are three ways I’ve put my Martha craft box to the use for Oscar worthy DIYs


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1. Sparkly drink tags
I’m quite smitten with the red glitter paper in Martha Stewart Crafts Lovenotes Paper Pad. Simply choose a  Martha Stewart craft punch to designate one particular icon for each guest. Secure with a glue dot.


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Then you know that your dirty martini won’t be lost in the mix. {My fave dirty martini recipe can be found here!}.

2. Glitter candy cones


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There’s nothing better than sitting on the couch analyzing Oscar fashion with a big cone of chocolate candy. Simply cut a corner of the same red glitter paper, cutting the edge round. Then twirl into a cone and secure with a few glue dots.


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Voila. A glitzy way to keep your candy handy.


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3. Balloon Art

Every good celebration calls for a gorgeous balloon. It’s super easy to decorate balloons with glitter. Just draw whatever you’d like onto the balloon {I’m a fan of the clear balloons}. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue {which has a very small tip which makes it very precise}. Pour on glitter, shake off excess.


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Once dry,take a small paint brush to brush away excess glitter. Hello my little Oscar friend!

Hope you are celebrating Oscar Sunday in style {and glitter}.

xoxo,

Niki


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A Glittery Super Bowl


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


I was pretty excited to be asked to participate in the 12 months of Martha program this year. Obviously a big box filled with Martha Stewart products is my idea of heaven.

This month’s box featured my favorite thing ever: glitter. Yup. You know I love glitter.

Although most of the products revolved around Valentine’s Day, I thought I would slip in a little Super Bowl project. Because who doesn’t watch the Super Bowl? And love the Super Bowl? And eat massive quantities of guacamole during the Super Bowl? Just me?

I decided that these adorable mini helmets really just begged to be covered in glitter.  You can use them in so many ways but I especially love them on top of cupcakes and attached to little bendy straws {which you can use to drink Guiness floats while eating guacamole and Ina’s mac and cheese while rating the commercials}.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


This project is super {bowl} duper simple.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


What you need:

+ Martha Stewart Glitter

Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Tray and Rack {not sure how I lived without this product before}

+ Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue

+ Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue

+ mini football helmets {team doesn’t matter because you are going to coat it in glitter. Sorry Dolphins but I’m a Ravens girl}

+ Flexible Straws or cupcakes {like these}

To make it happen:

Simply coat the little helmets {I coated everything but the face mask} with a thin layer of the glitter glue.


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Sprinkle with glitter color of your choice/favorite team.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


Shake gently and let the helmet dry on your tray. The tray is amazing because it saves the leftover glitter and has this tiny hole in the bottom so you can keep using it. So resourceful!

After it dries {be patient} shake the excess glitter off more forcefully. Then you can make necessary touchups and repeat the above. Once the main part is dry, coat the face mask and use a contrasting/team color to glitter the mask. Again let dry completely.


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Coat with a very thin layer of decoupage glue and let dry overnight to seal in the glitter.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


Then add to a straw.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


Or place gently atop your cupcakes.


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery



Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery



Who says the Super Bowl can’t include glitter?


Super Bowl Glitter / papery & cakery


xoxo,

Niki


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