T.W.O. is working on designing their home office area and decided to fill the wall with a collage of frames. Below is our vision with some of our favorite moments captured.
Now that the Holidays are over, it’s time to sit down and write those “Thank You” notes for the gifts received, the hosted parties you attended, the kind words you received or even a “Just Because” note! So instead of heading out to spend more money, why not make your own! T.W.O. has a great idea that will add a little personal touch to each note and can be used for a variety of occasions! And the best part is that you get to pick the colors, design and save money!
-Greeting cards, plain white
-Acrylic paint (or stamp pad)
*Treviso radicchio or any other leafy vegetable can be used
Begin by cutting off the end the stem of the cabbage or leafy vegetable. Secure the head of lettuce by tying a string around it.
Dip your cabbage into the paint and stamp onto the greeting card. (You might want to stamp it on a scratch piece of paper before you stamp the greeting card to get any extra paint off.)
Repeat process to create more flowers. Allow the paint to dry for about 30 minutes. Once dry, it’s time to start writing those notes!!
T.W.O’s Design Board
1. Williams-Sonoma: Apilco Gold Rimmed Dinner Plates; 2. Zara: Red Christmas glass
3. Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Gold Iced Beverage Glass
4. Pottery Barn: Kirkwood Plaid Napkins; 5. Joann: Burlap Fabric
6. Pottery Barn: Caterer’s Table Runner – Red; 7. Pottery Barn: Santa Mugs
Flower bouquets make great gifts for any occasion- birthdays, hostess gifts, “Get Wells,” “Thinking of You’s”, or just to show appreciation for someone else. But let’s face it, most of the time these fabulous gifts are all wrapped the same way- in plastic. Boring. To add a little more spark and personal touch to each boutique gift, T.W.O. decided to wrap the flowers themselves. Now let’s get crafty!
-Large, brown paper grocery bag
–Tissue paper, colored
-Raffia or Ribbon
-Bouquet of flowers
First, cut the bottom of the paper bag so that it becomes a long rectangle. Flip the paper bag with the blank side face down if one side has writing on it.
Next, take 2 sheets of tissue paper and place on top of paper bag, with one side situated higher than the paper bag.
Then, place your bouquet of flowers at an angle on the tissue paper. Start wrapping the bouquet. You might need to fold or cut the paper bag if it is too long. Secure the paper bag with raffia or a ribbon.
Now you have yourself a marvelous gift!