September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day. Who knew!?! Celebrate any event with this re-usable, easy-to-transport, or even mail-able (packed up in a Chinese food take-out container) felt garland. In place of strips of decorative paper, you could even insert personalized fortunes – for example, “You will always be surrounded by those who love you.” Perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or engagement party.
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What could be prettier than brightly colored butterflies fluttering around your cake? The trick to these easy-to-make butterflies is in the shape of the paper – basically a diamond on top of a square. Usually used to make gorgeous paper flowers (see here, here and here), the natural grains of the crepe paper lend themselves perfectly to the creation of these butterflies.
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The Commission Project is launching for the 2014 holiday season! The Commission Project is an affordable way to get a commissioned painting by Paul Ferney for your family.We do this every year around the holidays because it makes the perfect gift. It’s already in it’s fifth year! The way it works is you purchase a commission right here , choose a frame color and send a photo by September 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval, then wait by your mailbox for your painting. All paintings will be shipped framed and ready to hang no later than December 1st. You can check out more sample pictures and see more information right here. It sells out fast so act quickly! (It’s already 75% sold out.) Here are the two I had done of Moses and Roman last year.
Updated: This round is sold out but if you want to be the first to hear about this in the future, sign up for the email list right here.
This Saturday is National Toasted Marshmallow Day (seriously!) which is the perfect excuse to roast a few s’mores before summer ends. But in case you’re feeling more adventurous, here are a few other ways you could celebrate:
S’mores Fudge Bars?! How have I not heard of these before?
A GENIUS way to use your grill.
These cupcakes look divine.
All the best things about summer jammed into one perfect little sandwich.
The most beautiful pie I’ve ever seen.