Posts tagged ‘roses’

January 1, 2012

DIY Paper Roses {Tutorial}

I love these paper roses! They are very simple to make, and you can do so much with them. I saw a red wreath made for valentines, and that is what I am working on, but since it takes lots or these paper roses to make, I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how to make them, and then share my creations later.


card stock paper



Start with card stock, and  cut 4 inch circles out, all the same size. (You can use different size circles to make various sizes of roses, if desired.)

Then spiral cut the circle from the outside till you reach the center of the circle, leaving a center circle to place your glue later. Try to keep the width of the spiral the same, which helps when making the rose fold.

Start from the outside cut spiral and tightly curl up till you get to the center.

Once I reached the center of the spiral, I wanted to unwind some of the roses, so they were a little bigger. To do this, I held on the center part of the spiral and let the outer spiral un-curl a bit.

Once you get the rose how you like it, place a good amount of quick-drying adhesive in center, and attach the rose to hold in place.

And there you have it, a beautiful paper rose, with endless art project opportunities!

Keep up with me, I will post my wreath and topiary in coming weeks!

November 21, 2011

Shabby Chic Princess Party

I can’t believe two years have passed, since I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. Wow, time goes by so fast! I had so much fun planning and staging for my little girls Princess Party, I thought I would share some of the fabulous vendors I found on my way. I did go a little overboard on this birthday party, when she (being only 2) may not even remember it, but I live by “we only live this life once” attitude, and “why not”, because I am making memories and that is what we take with us through the years!

Happy Birthday my sweet Princess Lexi.

{{hugs}} & XXkissesXX

Mommy and Daddy


Let’s talk about printables for a second, shall we? This was my first time using printables, and I had so much fun coming up with ways to use and decorate with them. I punched out small party circles, for favor tags, treat labels, flower stands, napkin holders, and much more. I ordered a custom party package from a fabulous local vendor, TomKat Studios.. You can view their entire shop of printables, and more here TomKat Etsy Shop


The cake and cupcakes were from a fabulous local bakery, Simply Sweets, where she makes fabulous designs, and her treats taste as good as they look! We had chocolate and pink-tinted vanilla cupcakes and the pink cake was filled with strawberry cream…yum-eee! You can check more of her creations here, Simply Sweets.


These laser-cut cardboard chandeliers I found, and they turned out great. I spray painted them in bright pink and hung them around the house. You can order these here Laser Cut Chandeliers by Seequen (Etsy).

And, we can’t forget about the favors. I found these fabulous satchels, that look like they came straight from the movie Tangled. They are great for favor gifts, and kids can play with them later at home. You can look at these great satchels and more at 21 Creations (Etsy).



Special thanks to Enchanted Events who sent Princess Belle over to our party to sing to our little princess.

And custom Belle-like dress at LoverDover on Etsy. Love it!



Hope you have as much fun planning your kids parties, as I do.


|| Your Desert Momma ||



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