Daffodil Daze

Looking for a way to decorate for spring with stuff you already have lying around? You can make a bouquet of these paper daffodils to brighten up any room in an instant!

You’ll need: yellow and white construction paper, q-tips, a way to color the q-tips yellow (we used food coloring), scissors, and tape


First, dye your q-tips.


Next, you’ll make the petals. It’s like making a paper snowflake, but it’s hard to explain. Hopefully these step-by-step pictures will help you. Start with a square, fold it in half, fold the top across diagonally and trim the excess so you have half of a triangle on top and a square on the bottom. Fold in the other half to make a complete triangle.

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Fold that triangle in half, then hold it at the top and round the corners like this:



Open it up and you have your flower base!


Now for the middle, cut half circles out of the yellow paper about this size:


Roll it into a cone and tape it.



You have all the pieces you need- now it’s time to just put them together! Poke a hole in the white flower and put a cone inside it. Finally, take your q-tip and stick it through the middle of both of them. Tape the base of the cone and white flower to the q-tip and your flower is ready to go!


So springy! These can freshen up any table or mantel in an instant. And bonus: no watering needed to keep them looking beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by!

With Love and Frill,

Anna & Gina


Snacks on Display

Another Monday. So sad, we know, but we have a colorful post to brighten your day! Here is a super easy and cheap little craft for adorable snack holders for your next party, girls’ night, picnic in the park… or whenever the need for cut snacking strikes!

You’ll need: paper plates, decorative (or plain Scotch) tape, extra ribbons/strings- anything you want to decorate the container with), a ruler, scissors (regular and/or decorative), paper clips, and a pencil.



Step 1: Trim the edge of the plate with either regular or decorative scissors.


Step 2: Turn the plate upside down and draw this grid to create a square in the middle of the plate.



Step 3: Cut a slit in every other line around the square like this:



Step 4: Fold the sides up around the square, leaving it as the base of the box.



Step 5: Fold the excess part of each flap around to the next side and paper clip it like so:





Step 6: Tape the sides down, remove the paper clips, and decorate however you’d like. Fill with snacks and enjoy!



Here’s hoping this week will actually feel like spring!

With Love and Frill,

Anna & Gina



It’s Your Lucky {Mon}Day!

Wondering how to add some frill  to your next holiday party? Our craft of the week was simple, decorative coasters (see our last post), so we made them St. Patrick’s Day-themed for today. Once we had a few fun coasters, we put together some St. Paddy’s party table settings:


We loved the look of scattered gold (chocolate) coins around our Paddy’s Plates. Also, name tags at place settings are the sweetest thing in the world and will make all of your guests feel special and remembered!


We used old bandanas and scarves to wrap up the silverware instead of napkins. SO adorable and unique, and everyone will just use the big stack of paper napkins in the middle of the table anyway.

Then we invited our friends to celebrate with us…


Antoinette and Corrine sharing a coke and happy moment. 


Silken struck gold!


We hope your St. Patrick’s Day is golden!

With Love and Frill,

Anna & Gina

A String of Hearts

Here comes one of our favorite holidays for decorating and crafting!! We are putting together directions on how to make some sweet cards, gifts, and decorations for Valentine’s Day. Today we present this simple and darling heart garland.

Supplies you’ll need: hole puncher, twine, type of glue (we used a hot glue gun), scissors, patterned Valentine’s paper (it can be scraps!)


Step 1: Cut out hearts of all shapes and sizes from the patterned Valentine’s paper. Go ahead and layer them up! The more layers the better.


Step 2: Hole punch each corner of the hearts so that they can be connected with twine later.


Step 3: Put the twine through the holes and use your judgement on the spacing.


Hang up your new garland anywhere you’d like and to celebrate in style!!


Check back this week for more Valentine’s Day crafts and decorations!

With Love and Frill,
Anna & Gina