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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

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First, dye your q-tips.

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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:

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Open it up and you have your flower base!

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

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Roll it into a cone and tape it.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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:

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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!

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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…

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Antoinette and Corrine sharing a coke and happy moment. 

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Silken struck gold!

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

With Love and Frill,

Anna & Gina

A Day Frilled with Love

This Friday we decided to gather up some of our friends and all our Valentine’s Day treats to have a little party and photo shoot. We had so much fun and definitely celebrated the “togetherness” of the holiday (and ate a lot of candy).

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Our friend, Corrine, donated these heart paper straws that could not be any cuter, and also the felt hearts draped over the record player in the picture above. (Both straws and felt hearts are from Target.)
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Here is Corrine working hard (and being adorable) signing some Valentines:Image

We made these Valentines with paper made (from scratch) by our friend Hannah, and water color paints from our friend Andrea. What would we do without our talented art major friends? It really was a team effort!
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Gina received this rose and some chocolates from another friend, Laurel. How sweet!Image

Anna and Corrine enjoying some snacks and each other’s company at our get together. Did you see our flower garland on the wall? Check out our last post to learn how to make some for your next party!Image

The record player is from Urban Outfitters and the Fleetwood Mac album is Rumours, one of Anna’s favorites!

Thanks for stopping by!

With Love and Frill,

Anna and Gina

More Pink! More Garland!

Welcome back to Frill Your Room with Love! We couldn’t resist posting another Valentine’s Day DIY decoration this week, and this flower garland is just too adorable (and simple!) not to post about. Enjoy!

Supplies you’ll need: stapler, coffee filters, twine, food coloring, and container to mix food coloring in

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Step 1: Fold coffee filters in half, in half again, and in half a third time, so they look like this:

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Step 2: Mix food coloring and water together in the container (we used a styrofoam plate):

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Step 3: Dip the folded coffee filters in the container and let sit until dry (we let them dry overnight):

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Step 4: Once dry, take the coffee filters and ruffle them up to make them look like flowers:

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Step 5: Take the pointed end of the coffee filter and fold over the twine then staple:

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Keep attaching your flowers (about a stapler’s width apart) until you reach your desired length. Although these are intended to decorate for Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably want to keep them up all year long!
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Thanks for stopping by!
With Love and Frill,
Anna and 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!)

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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.

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

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

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

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

With Love and Frill,
Anna & Gina

Good Lookin’ Bookin’

What better way to get excited for class than with adorable, sassy notebook covers? This super simple craft takes only minutes and it’s a great way to use up all those old magazines you’ve been hoarding in the corner of your room. Check out our easy steps below!

Supplies You’ll Need: Magazines, Scissors, Brush, Mod Podge, clear packaging tape (optional)

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Step 1: Look through the magazines and rip out pages with designs you like. Make a template for your triangles with plain paper and then trace/cut triangles from your desired magazine pages. Lay them out.

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Step 2: Use mod podge to glue the triangles onto the notebook.

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Step 3: A quick, cheap way to secure your triangles and give your notebook a finished look is to cover it with clear packaging tape. We chose to do so, and our notebooks turned out pretty well!

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Now you’ve got a pretty notebook to fill with sketches, poems, love notes, math equations… whatever your heart desires. Thanks for stopping by!

Love and Frill,

Anna and Gina