I love when you find inspiration in the most unexpected of places… the other day I was thinking about those little accordion paper fans I used to make as a little girl by folding up 8 1/2×11 sheets of white printer paper. They might turn into turkey tails for Thanksgiving or maybe even folded hearts for Valentine’s Day.
I found this lovely inspiration board (below) at Paper Crave and it brought me right back to the 2nd grade. The grown-up version of paper accordions comes in the form of folded maps, book pages or antique wallpaper.
I really love the simple way these accordion paper poms fit into every type of party decor. I can imagine them delicately hung above a wedding reception dance floor, lined neatly over a bridal shower dessert buffet or in bright & bold hues for a child’s birthday party.
The rosette ‘table confetti’ is my favorite. And how pretty are the button and brooch centerpieces? A little pearl bead would be perfect.
Once Wed designed an entire grey, green & pink dinner party around this theme (see top top photo), and design*sponge shares it here. To make your own paper accordion rosette, Paper Source provides a free downloadable pdf. And finally, a super easy DIY awaits after the jump! Read more »
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I found this beautiful collection by Heather Bailey (shared by All Things Lovely) and thought it would be an ideal addition to PDB’s Favorite Fabrics (see the right hand sidebar button for the entire list to browse). If fabrics with names like ‘kissing booth’, ‘porch swing’ and ‘sugar mallow’ don’t make you smile, the country chic-meets-retro prints most definitely will.
Her latest line: Nicey Jane, is a feminine kickback to all things your grandmother probably loved (you might find yourself reminiscing about a window treatment or two!).
I’d adore a quilt made out of big patches of her entire collection.
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Love the popular pinwheel theme that we’re seeing more and more of? Me too! Here are a few inspiration boards to get the wheels turning…
Plus a LOVELY offer from the artist behind Cupcake Social for 20% off (not including bulk or handmade items). The adorable pinwheel cupcake topper (above) and school/spring themed versions -my favorite!- (after the jump) are her designs! Just be sure to enter ‘HOLIDAY’ at checkout. Thanks Cupcake Social!
There are too many great ideas out there… and the best part of a pinwheel themed event is that it’s as diy as you’d like to make it! From paper projects to fabric banners we have a full list of Etsy artist resources on the next page that WON’T break the budget.
Don’t stop now… check out three more pinwheel inspiration boards full of oh-so clever ideas. Read more »
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