Archive of ‘Tutorials’ category

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kate Spade Inspired Gold Eggs

Hello! Easter is just around the corner and I’ve been working on a lot of Easter projects. Today I’m showing you a set of gold eggs I decorated that was inspired by Kate Spade’s style. I mean, who doesn’t like bold designs, gold, glitter, confetti, stripes and chevron? I initially planned to use Martha Stewart’s […] Read more…

Pom Pom Bunny

Hello everyone! I’m so excited because today is my first time ever doing a guest post! It is on The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. I did a tutorial on how to make this pom pom bunny that’s perfect for Easter. If you’ve made a yarn pom pom before, then this tutorial will be a breeze […] Read more…

DIY Washi Tape

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! I just want to share with you that it will be my first time guest blogging on Monday! I will be writing a post on The Crafty Side of Sarcasm, and I hope to see you there! Now onto the topic of today: Washi Tape! If you […] Read more…

Paper Flower Backdrop: Flower Variations

Hello and happy Monday! Today is the final post in my paper flower backdrop series. For all my flowers, I basically make them based off of two methods: the bottom corner method like the rose (flower 1) or stacking layers like the dahlia (flower 2). This won’t be a step by step tutorial but just […] Read more…

Paper Flower Backdrop: Flower 2

Hello everyone! I was looking back on my previous posts (which is not a lot, since I just started heh) and noticed that my photos were not very good, but I’m going to try my best to improve! So this post will have better (I hope!) images for you. Above is my growing paper flower […] Read more…

Paper Flower Backdrop: Flower 1

Hello! Lately I have been working on a paper flower backdrop. I am planning on using it for a photo shoot of my niece, but it is also great for weddings, parties, or just decorating around the house. I wanted this to be cheap and easy, so I just used the supplies I had at […] Read more…

Needle Felted Macaron

How to Needle Felt a Macaron

I know that the macaron craze has died down a bit, but I still think they’re so cute. I actually like looking at them more than eating them! I just started needle felting and I wanted to share how I made these macarons. This is perfect for beginners and the materials used for needle felting […] Read more…