DIY: Simple Paper-Flower Garland

If your flower garden is struggling a bit like mine is, I’ve got a solution for you—paper. Paper flowers can be used to decorate your house year-round without once watering them and they’re always in season. Here’s a way to make some eternal blooms with just a few supplies.

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Printable: Father’s Day Beer Labels

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day by surprising him with his favorite brew repackaged with these festive “World’s Greatest” labels. It’s the perfect way to make your pops feel extra special this Father’s Day. Looking for more easy Father’s Day ideas? Check out our homemade salsa recipe with label printable and BBQ sauce printable.

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How To: Decorate a Store-Bought Cake

Sometimes there just isn’t any time to bake a cake from scratch. And sometimes your attempt at a homemade cake completely flops. And sometimes all the birthday kid really wants is bakery frosting. Whatever the reason, there’s no shame in a store-bought cake. And all it takes is a few minutes to make it look good, no skill required.

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DIY: Graduation Garland with Notebooks and Diplomas

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

If there’s one thing I love, it’s marbled paper. I can’t help but be drawn to it, no matter the circumstance. Which means I’m obsessed with Minted’s “Modern Marble” wrapping paper by Kelli Hall and have been crafting with it pretty much nonstop. Today, I used it to make this simple notebook-and-diploma garland that’s perfect if you’re hosting a graduation party. Plus, wouldn’t it be fun to ask guests to leave a note for the new grad in the little blank books?

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“Adventure Awaits” Printable Pennant Flags and DIY Garland

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

It’s so hard to believe that in a few short weeks school will be out for the summer! If you have a special graduate in your house, kick off graduation day with a little fanfare with these printable “Adventure Awaits” pennant flags we created for you. Then add some flair to the graduation paper with a simple DIY paper garland done if their school colors. Get the free printable and paper-garland instructions below.

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DIY: Make Your Own Clipboard Frame

Graduation season is officially upon us, which means a thoughtful gift for the soon-to-be graduate is in order. Help the grad in your life celebrate this huge milestone and embark on post-high school or college life (aka the real world!) with an art print bearing an encouraging, motivational message. Then, display the art piece on this easy-to-make clipboard “frame.”

Supplies:
• Bulldog clips (small or large)
• Gold spray paint
• Craft wood, cut to size
Art print (featured here are “World Awaits” by Johanna Phillips Huuva and “California Seascape” by Wilder California)
Command adhesive strips

Steps:

1. Once you’ve selected your art print, cut the craft wood down to size. I cut mine so there was an extra inch on each side of the print to give it some breathing room.

2. Decide which clip size looks best. I used the smaller size clip for 5″ x 7″ prints and the larger clip for 8″ x 8″ and 8″ x 10″ prints. Spray paint your clip in a well-ventilated space; let dry completely.

3. Center your art print on the wood sheet and clip the print into place to secure.

4. Attach an adhesive strip to the back of the clipboard to adhere to your wall.


More DIY Ideas:
DIY: “Congrats” Screen-Printed Felt Flags
• DIY: Easy Ruler-Clip Frame
• DIY: Fabric-Covered Locker Magnets

More from Minted:
• Graduation Announcements and Invitations
Graduation Gifts
• Personalized Stationery for Graduates

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DIY: Modern Geometric Mobile

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

I am loving all of the modern mobiles that have been popping up lately—the abstract shapes and bright colors are so whimsical and fun! I was so inspired by them that I tried my hand at making one myself using craft supplies I already had. The best part is that you can pretty much use any craft supply you like, just as long as it ties to a dowel rod! I used mostly plastic/styrofoam balls, straws, and paper. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a bunch of these to decorate for a party?

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DIY: Mother’s Day Jewelry Dish

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Mother’s Day is next weekend, can you believe it? If you’re still stumped on what to get your mama, we have a ridiculously simple DIY gift we’re sure she’ll love. All you need is a simple natural-wood plate, which we turned into a modern jewelry dish or collection catch-all. To turn it into an even-more-special keepsake, paint your mom’s initials; I added a gold heart and the year on the bottom of the plate. Read on for the full tutorial to make this DIY Mother’s Day jewelry dish.

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DIY: Brass Ring and Yarn Wall Hanging

Written by Sharon Garofalow

Woven wall hangings are all the rage right now, but most DIY versions require special equipment (like a loom) and some artistic ability. But not ours—this DIY wall hanging requires only a few easy-to-buy supplies to create a custom art piece to liven up your walls. You’ll be able to fulfill all your boho craft dreams in just minutes!

Easy wall hanging idea with brass ring and yarn

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DIY: Champagne Flute Cake

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

This has got to be one of the simplest DIY projects ever—all you need is a cake and mini plastic champagne flutes! Perfect for a bridal shower or engagement party, write the message “Cheers” or “Congrats!” onto a frosted cake and decorate the edge with the champagne flutes for your guests. Doesn’t this make for a charming photo op?

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