Customized Banner Tutorial | ashancrafts.com

Customized Banner

Disclosure: The banner was provided by Afloral.com Hi everyone! I’m back with a new wedding tutorial today! However, this can actually be used for any event because you can customize it! This tutorial is on a customized banner and creating a chiffon flower for that pretty, rustic look. You’ll need: 1. Jute banner – I […] Read more…

Succulent Planter Centerpiece

Disclosure: I was provided with these products by Afloral.com. Hello everyone! Today I’m back with a super simple tutorial using some more Afloral.com products. This is a faux succulent planter centerpiece that you can use for home decor or a centerpiece for your rustic-style event! The following is a list of the products I used […] Read more…

Paper Leaf Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Paper Leaves

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a tutorial that goes along with one of my most popular post, the paper flower backdrop. This tutorial will be on how to create the paper leaves that go with the flowers. Paper Leaf Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com For this tutorial, you’ll need the template, paper, scissors, and a […] Read more…

Rustic Wedding Escort Cards Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Rustic Wedding Escort Cards

Hi everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, I have some really exciting news about my upcoming tutorials! I have teamed up with Afloral.com to bring you some new wedding/event-focused DIYs featuring some products from Afloral’s vast selection. Afloral carries a ton of beautiful silk flowers, but they have a wide variety of items for all your […] Read more…

Tissue Paper Garland Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

Hi everyone! I am sorry I have been away. I hope to make some new tutorial posts and also make some posts to show you the projects I have been working on. For today, I have a tutorial on how to make this cute tissue paper tassel garland! This garland is made out of tissue […] Read more…

Crepe Paper Peony Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Crepe Paper Peony

Hi everyone! I am so sorry I haven’t been able post very often. I am working on a big paper flower backdrop that I can’t wait to show you! Because I am trying to improve my blog, I am going to try to include more video tutorials. For today’s post, I went back to one […] Read more…

How I Increased my blog views by 5400% | ashandcrafts.com

How I Gained Blog Views

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my blog progress report. As you might know, I started this blog February 2015. Since May wrapped up, I have had my blog for four months now! I previously wrote about things like link parties, social media and Facebook ads. Now I want to update you on what’s been […] Read more…

DIY Himmeli Geometric Sculpture | ashandcrafts.com

Himmeli Geometric Sculpture

Hi everyone! I’ve been seeing a lot of these himmeli geometric sculptures around, either as a hanging ornament or a desktop decorations. Himmeli is a traditional Finnish Christmas decoration, but I guess these forms have been popularize as new modern, sleek decor. I’ve seen a tutorial using copper tubing, but I wanted something even easier […] Read more…

Paper Flower Backdrop, Paper Flower Wall - giant paper flowers | ashandcrafts.com

Paper Flower Backdrop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I am going back and re-making some of my previous tutorials. Today I am sharing my tutorial on how to make giant paper flowers for a paper flower backdrop. You can make a few to use as decorations, or make a whole bunch to fill an entire wall to use as […] Read more…

Crepe Paper Water Lily Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Crepe Paper Water Lily

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Today I have another crepe paper flower tutorial for you. When I posted my succulent tutorial, I mentioned that I had to find a way to make the petals look thick or else the succulents would look like a water lily. Someone asked me […] Read more…

Crepe Paper Succulent Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Crepe Paper Succulents

Hello everyone! Lately I have been seeing succulents everywhere! They’re very trendy right now and I’ve seen some cute weddings with succulent favors and decor. I think this is great because they’re drought-resistant, which is a huge plus for me in California right now. Today I have a tutorial for you for succulents that are […] Read more…

Free Printable Bunting Banner | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Printable Banner

Hi everyone! Lately I’ve been working on a surprise project, and today you’ll get to see a glimpse of it! I was working on a free printable bunting banner kit that allows you to mix and match to create tons of variations! This printable banner kit is exclusive for email subscribers, current and new ones. […] Read more…

Easy Paper Rose Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Spiral Paper Roses

Hi everyone! Today I have another post over at the ThinkCrafts blog for CreateForLess! This one is a very easy paper rosette. I think this is the easiest paper rose I know how to make. I love making paper flowers that can be cut freehand with no patterns and this one is definitely one of […] Read more…

Gold Foil Printing Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Gold Foil Printing Tutorial

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today I don’t have a Freebie Friday printable for you. Instead, I have something that’s even better and I’m so excited to share! I apologize in advance for the poor photos. It is so hard to get a camera to focus on shiny things! I previously shared these gold quote printables, […] Read more…

20 Glamorous Flower Wreaths | ashandcrafts.com

20 Glamorous Spring Wreaths

Hello everyone! I recently discovered the site HomeTalk, which many of you are probably familiar with already. I posted a couple of my posts on there including my Spring Rosebud Wreath and I was asked to curate a board of flower wreaths. I chose 20 wreath projects that I liked on HomeTalk and below is […] Read more…

Crepe Paper Calla Lily Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Crepe Paper Calla Lily

Hi everyone! Mother’s Day is this Sunday! I have my gift ready, do you? Today I’m sharing a crepe paper calla lily tutorial that incorporates chocolate! This makes a great gift for the mothers in your life because its handmade, the flowers last forever, and the center is edible! On another sadder note, I started […] Read more…

How to create a strawberry rose topiary | ashandcrafts.com

Strawberry Topiary

Hello everyone! I hope you saw yesterday’s post on Strawberry Roses. Today I will show you how I made this strawberry topiary, which you could use as a Mother’s Day gift! Most of the time when you see craft and food blogs, everything is so perfect. All the crafts turn out perfectly, all the meals […] Read more…

Strawberry Roses

Hello everyone! Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I will be trying my best to post some Mother’s Day ideas for you in the coming days. For this tutorial, I was initially going to show you how to make those popular fruit arrangements with strawberries, pineapples, melons, etc. (like from Edible Arrangements), but […] Read more…

Flower Crown Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Flower Crown Tutorial

Hello everyone! I recently became a contributor for Think Crafts! by Create For Less and my first post as a regular contributor is now up on the blog! I made this flower crown Coachella weekend (not that I attended), with summer music festival goers in mind. This flower crown would also be really cute for […] Read more…

Free Mother's Day Printable | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Mother’s Day Printable

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I am sharing a free Mother’s Day printable with a great quote from the 16th President of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln. Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I will be trying my best to get some Mother’s Day ideas posted on the blog in the coming days. […] Read more…

Paper Peony Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Paper Peony Tutorial

UPDATE: click here to see the new video tutorial Hello everyone! I previously blogged about how I was going to attend a paper flower making workshop on April 11th, so here I am today to show you want I learned. Although the class was three hours long, we unfortunately were only able to learn how […] Read more…

One easy way to gain Instagram followers | ashandcrafts.com

One Easy Way to Gain Instagram Followers

Hello there! Today will be my last post on my How to Start a Blog series. Please click here to start at the beginning of the series if you haven’t read it yet! Today’s post will be focusing on Instagram. I’ve read a lot of posts on how to boost your Instagram. The most common […] Read more…

Printable Paper Bow Template | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Printable Paper Bows

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I’ve made a printable paper bow template for you! I’ve left it blank so you can print it on colored paper for some colored bows, or you can decorate it yourself after printing or by opening up the template in an image editing program and adding decorations yourself.  All […] Read more…

3 Tips to Boost Your Facebook Page | ashandcrafts.com

Three Tips to Boost Your Facebook Page

Hello everyone! I’m continuing the How to Start a Blog series. Please click here to start at the beginning if you haven’t read it yet. Today I will be focusing on Facebook Page likes, and my experiment with advertising. Facebook used to allow you to create a page without a personal account, but now they […] Read more…

Target Giveaway | ashandcrafts.com

04-14-15-Target-Giveaway

Yes, it’s time for another giveaway! If you’ve read my latest post Gaining Followers: Giveaways and Pinterest, you’ll know that I signed up for this giveaway and totally forgot about it until today! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck to everyone!! GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway organized by: Oh My […] Read more…

Gaining Followers: Giveaways and Pinterest

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today I am continuing my Starting A Blog series. Please click here to read the first post on this series: How to Start a Blog Today’s topic will be on social media. This is an area I am still working on,  but I have made some […] Read more…

Freebie Friday: Quote Printables | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Motivational Quotes

Hello everyone! Freebie Friday is back with two motivational quote printables! Since I am really loving gold and rose gold right now, I’ve kept to the same color scheme for both.  Have a wonderful weekend! Click the sample image below to open the PDF you can save/print. I hope you enjoy these! You are free […] Read more…

A guide to link parties and optimizing thumbnails

Gaining Blog Views: Link Parties

  Gaining views – Part 1: Link Parties Hello! Last week I started a series called How to Start a Blog, to chronicle my experience from starting a blog so far. Last week focused on actually starting your blog and the technical aspects of beginning a website. It is a good idea to start from […] Read more…

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hello everyone! Freebie Friday is still on hiatus because I have a very special post today! I was recently featured as the Friend of the Week and received the Very Inspiring Blogger award from Create with Joy. It was so super sweet of her and I was so surprised and happy to receive this! Create […] Read more…

How to Start A Blog | ashandcrafts.com

Starting a Blog

NOTICE: The following article contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you chose to make a purchase through my link. It does not affect the price you pay Hello everyone! I don’t have a tutorial or any crafty project today. Instead, today I will be writing about how I started my blog!  […] Read more…

Onesie Cupcakes

Hello! I recently saw a blog post where the author made a bouquet out of onesies for a baby boy’s baby shower, but now I cannot seem to find the post. If you know which one I am talking about, please let me know! While I was on the site, I mentioned that it was […] Read more…

Springtime in Paris

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I could not make any images for the weekly Friday Freebie. I was trying to finish my entry for Michael’s Springtime in Paris contest. First place wins a trip for two to Paris! The theme of the contest is “Springtime in Paris” so I made this 3d model of […] Read more…

Spring Rosebud Wreath

Hello everyone! Since spring is now here, I wanted to update the wreath on my front door to something more seasonally appropriate. I had a ton of leftover fake flowers from my wedding, so I decided to make use of those. I ordered a lot of fake flowers directly from a company in China because […] Read more…

#SoMe2 Twitter Party

Yay! I won the Rafflecopter to be the #SoMe2 featured blogger of the week! I never win anything! How exciting! Please join in on the fun and link your twitter posts below!   STOP!! Please take just a moment to read these few lines about   what you should be linking up at this party. […] Read more…

Chalkboard Eggs

Hello!  I recently read somewhere online that you can preserve hollowed Easter eggs by covering them with thinned Mod Podge inside and outside. I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know how well that works, but I am going to try this year. While decorating my eggs, I came up with the idea of […] Read more…

Ultimate Cash Giveaway

I don’t know if you’ve seen my previous post, but I joined my first giveaway to celebrate getting 100 Pinterest and Twitter followers. It’s a great giveaway for a $180 Amazon gift card. Amazon has almost everything you could possibly want! If you know me, you know that I’m terrible at making up my mind. […] Read more…

Freebie Friday: Easter Gift Tags

Hello and happy Friday! In addition to being a Friday, it’s also the first day of spring! Spring always makes me think of sunshine, flowers, and Easter! Today I am posting free Easter gift tags for your Easter baskets! I hope you enjoy them! I’ve put 5 tags on one page for your convenience. Click […] Read more…

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