Use ti leaves to dress up a plain ice bucket for the perfect way to serve drinks at your luau. To decorate other items, such as tall candles, place leaves vertically against the outside of the candleholder. Or, wrap a ti leaf horizontally around votives.
A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, Amy Butler's snow-white tree is meant to be trim. "It's the perfect modern twist on the classic fir," says Amy, who replaced the original base with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase, then hung it with homemade 3-D ornaments made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting. The gifts underneath are also swathed in her signature fabric. Not only does this leave less trash for the waste bin, but the recipient can repurpose the swatches as napkins, patches for a quilt, or even as wrapping for future gifts.
1 or 2 yards of decorative fabric, depending on repeat and number of ornaments desired
1 yard patterned fabric with complementary colors
2 yards silver cord or ribbon, depending on number of ornaments desired
Sure to fool anyone's eye, these breathtaking hydrangea bouquets are actually created by manipulating pieces of ClayCraft -- air-dried clay that is soft, durable, and lightweight -- into beautiful flower shapes.
You can create viewer Isabelle Ortley's fun and adorable baby Halloween costumes at home. Although the general processes to create Isabelle's original costumes follow, no two costumes are exactly alike. In the end, any costume you design will be memorable and guaranteed to be loved by your friends, family, and, of course, baby!
Needle and thread
Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
Red pipe cleaners
Fabric paint (light red, darker red, brown, and black)
Using our 3-D paper star template and red, white, and blue card stock, you can create three-dimensional, star-shaped cutouts. Festive and easy to make, they're ideal for decorating tables or invitations to a Fourth of July party.