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DIY decorating ideas the flirty way! Nothing ordinary, completely unique. These are ideas I've used to decorate my own home that I'd love to share with the world. Be inspired and get ready to have fun. Keep checking back! Some will be in a single post, others may take a few weeks as I create tutorials on how to make these fun projects.


Project #1

Earring Display
DIY Vintage Earring Display


Project #2 in Progress
Whimsical Chandelier
DIY Chandelier


Project #3
Origami Cherry Blossoms
Origami Sakura Tutorial


Project #4
Origami Crane
Origami Crane Tutorial


Project #5
Crystal Earrings
DIY Crystal Earrings


YAY! Our first Flirty Fan samples:

Vicky @ Work
Materials:
Pink note paper
& yellow ribbon



From Stephanie, a real life bride.

Something Blue

Day of on the namecard table

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Origami Cherry/Sakura Blossoms


I love making origami flowers. There was a pattern I found once to make a simple flower, that wasn't so simple to make. After playing with the pattern a bit I came up with this short cut. It's pretty easy but if you run into problems let me know and I'll post more details.

The blossoms look best if you use paper that is the same color on both sides. The blossoms pictured here are made of a really nice soft, slightly thick, paper I found at The Paper Source. CLICK HERE and scroll down to the "Lokta" paper. I like to use squares that are 1.5" squared. To start? I'd recommend using a larger size, like 3", until you learn the pattern and perfect your folding technique, then move to smaller and smaller pieces of paper.

Other then that the only other thing you'll need is some yellow or orange crepe paper for the center of the flower. This is the regular rolls of crepe paper they sell at party supply stores.

Once done you can glue the flowers to branches. Here I used dried curly willow.

LOL I have to say I was a bit reluctant to post the photos because, quite frankly, my fingers look really ginormously freaky in some of them :P


1. Start with a square of paper

 

2. Fold in half from corner to corner

 


3. Like this

 

4. Then fold again from corner to corner making a small triangle

 

5. Partially unfold from one corner, take the point from the far side of the triangle and fold it downwards to the top point in the photo.

6. Flatten down into a square like this, then flip over and repeat on other side

7. It should look like this

 

 

8. Now take the tip of the square and lift it away from the base

 


9. Continue lifting until you can create the shape below

 


10. Can you see how I'm folding the outer cut edge as perfectly even as possible to the center line?

 

11. It should look like this when you've folded both sides inwards.

 


12. Then flip over and repeat on the other side.

 


13. It should look like this once both sides are done

 


14. Here I've taken the points from the solid ends and folded them back over.

 


14b. Now fold one petal away from the rest of the form taking the tip of the point facing left in the image above and unfold that petal all the way back towards the right.

15. Take the top point and fold the petal in half aligning the top point back down to the creased line on the base like in the picture above.

 


16. Gently lift the folds open and fold along the scored lines

 


17. It should look like this

 


18. Fold the petal back up in the opposite direction. Repeats steps 15-18 on the 3 remaining petals

 


20. It should look like this when all 4 petals are done

 


21. Take one of the outer corners and fold it towards the center line

 

22. It should look like this. Repeat on the half of this petal, then repeat both folds on the backside

 

23. It should look like this once all 4 folds are completed

 


24. Hold the flower and gently separate the petals in an outward direction

 


25. It should look like this with all 4 petals completed

 

26. Close up front

 


27. Close up side

 


28. Cut a small piece of crepe paper twice as long as you want the center to be

 


29. Gently twist a couple of times in the center

 


31. Fold crepe paper in half and gently insert into the center of the flower. I use a bit of glue on the folded point to secure in the flower and a small nail or wire to ease the crepe paper lower into the base.


I found this glue at Michaels and it worked like a charm. You can Google the name below to find it online:

3M Scotch Quick Drying Tacky White Glue

(Idea submitted by: The Flirty Bride)

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