How To Make Crepe Paper Flowers

Quick post today, but FULL of potential for you!

MarthaStewart.com has a series of posts and tutorials for DIY paper flowers that is a must-see.

CLICK HERE to see the slideshow and links to how-tos.

 

Daisies, Carnations, Dahlias, Mums… and MORE!  Click HERE to get started

Fab Friday FREE Printables – Diva Style

This week, I have a free DIVA gift tag for you!  There are a lot of ways to express “diva”-tude, but zebra stripes is one of the best!  So, I made TWO zebra striped, diva centered tags.

These free printable tags are 2 inches round, and come 20 to a sheet.  The download is a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are lost cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add it to your party favors with string or ribbon… or use it as a cupcake topper, like pictured below:

The Pink Zebra stripe download is HERE.

The Black Zebra stripe download is HERE.

Just click and save!

Happy Diva Friday…

 

DIY Bridesmaids Gifts

Your wedding day is coming, and you are checking off items on your To Do lists.  Bridesmaids gifts… what to do?  Why not create a custom PERSONAL gift for each one of them, so they know just how special they are to you and your big day?

Bath and body makes a great gift, any time.  Now you can make adorable handmade soaps for our bridesmaids.  Check out this DIY tutorial on the Ruffled blog:  Soap making is easy, quick and all supplies can be purchased at craft stores.

Or… a personalized monogrammed tote bag?  Another fab DIY along with cute ideas for gifts can be found here at Elizabeth Ann Designs.  In her post she explains how to do the letter or monogram.  For the doily imprint, the tutorial is here at Under The Sycamore.  Inexpensive canvas totes can be purchased at craft stores.

Jewelry is often a top choice for a bridesmaid gift, but why not take it one step further, and include a very personal, custom message?  Read the very simple DIY “message in a locket” post from 100layer cake:

Another wonderful idea is custom monogram stationary or handmade note cards.  You can click over to ellinee, and get FREE printables to customize your own bridesmaids gifts.  You’ll need to scroll down to the end of the page for these printables.  I’ve also hand-stamped note cards that I’ve purchased at craft stores by purchasing ink pads and rubber stamp there too.  Don’t forget to look in the dollar bins – they are abundant with great stamps and ink colors!

Do you have ideas for personalized DIY bridesmaids gifts?  We’d love to hear about them!

Fabulous Fun Friday – DIY Fab

One of the topics I hope to write about a LOT in the near future is DIY… or Do It Yourself.  In fact, we are hard at work on a new “division” of Diva Entertains, called DIY DIVA.  I’ll have more info about that coming soon, but for today, I thought I’d share some super fab Friday DIY projects I found thanks to Pinterest.

(Yes, I’m quickly becoming a Pinterest addict).

(Aren’t you?)

Fast and Fabulous DIY  Decor Wall Art, from Crafts and Coffee

Ruler Wall Mirror, from Design Sponge

Silverware Silhouettes, from California Callahans


Quatrefoil DIY Decorative Wall Art, from All Things Thrifty

Seriously, how FAB are these DIY projects?