Summer Entertaining: Multi-Uses for Kraft Paper

Can you believe it’s June 1st already? I know I say this every year but I really mean it, time is flying by! Summer is rolling in and outdoor entertaining is ramping up. To keep things simple, I wanted to share some ideas on easy ways to style your summer event with Kraft paper. The best thing about Kraft paper is that it has multiple uses, is inexpensive (I picked up my roll at the Dollar Store), easy to clean-up and recyclable. Check out the video for different uses which include wrapping wine bottles with your menus, creating custom napkin ring holders or a painted table runner.

Get more inspiration and places to purchase kraft items by checking out my Pinterest board.

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DIY Bridal Tulle Headpiece

With wedding season fast approaching, many brides-to-be are looking for unique ways to customize their big day. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a Tulle Headpiece that can either be worn by the bride, flower girls or wedding party. This is a great way to call out the bride for a bachelorette party as well (especially if you aren’t into the typical bachelorette decor).

Materials:

Tools:

  • Scissors (find a similar leopard pair of scissors here)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ruler

Total cost: Under $10

Time: 20 minutes

Steps:

  1. Cut 12 pieces of tulle into 8 inch strips.
  2. Cut 6 inch piece of twine and set aside.
  3. Layer pieces of tulle on top of each other, alternating directions.
  4. Fold tulle in half and pinch the bottom together, secure with twine.
  5. Secure tulle to headband with a drop of hot glue and hold in place until dry.

Tips: 

  • I prefer to use tulle with texture like the birdcage type or I mixed regular tulle with a swiss dot style in the video.
  • If you are going to use a comb you will only need 6-8 pieces of tulle depending on the fullness you want.
  • Using a straight edge/square shape tulle will give you a more avant garde look, using rounded edge/circle shape tulle will give you more of a rosette style.
  • Have the bride where it the Bachelorette party and/or bridal shower in order to call out the bride-to-be.
  • Consider making versions for the bridesmaids or flower girls, tulle comes in various colors that will match the wedding color palette.

Leave a comment and let me know if there are other tutorials you would like to see!