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Land of the Giant Flowers

Land of the Giant Flowers

September 7, 2011  |  DIY, DIY Ideas, DIY weddings, Inspiration  |  2 Comments

Oh childhood memories you are melting away faster than a cornetto beneath the flame of a blow torch, but one thing that we wizened old crones over at Beyond Beyond used to love was Sunday Morning Channel 4 action.  After watching Pob, we liked a bit of Land of the Giants! Bad special effects, B Movie qualities but oh what fun we had!

So, if you would fancy a bit of big objects little people action you may be inspired by this giant flower DIY tutorial that we spied on gorgeous bloggety blog monikered ‘The House that Lars Built’ (you can see the gorgeous wedding of crafty Brittany & Paul on 100 Layer Cake).

For those of you who are still nimble, flexible, and have the tinge of babies milk on your breath – here’s some land of the giants – just so you know what us elderly and infirm lot are talking about!

And the photographic glory of the main image goes to *drum roll*: Ali Degraff

And the Napkin Becomes a Flower

And the Napkin Becomes a Flower

Well summer is damn well over *shakes fist at sun damn you popping out in September you Johnny Come Lately*, however we have been happy to say sayonara to hayfever  that evil bar steward has been giving us jip for months, making our little eyes water, and sneezing like we were coming down with something of a bubonic variety.

So, since we won’t be needing to be dabbing daintily at our noses anymore (okay we keep it real, our nose blowing  is enough to scare poor liddle Elephants it is that loud) – we need to repurpose our nose wipers, and what could be better than this awesometown tutorial from Design Editor.  Now, go forth and make pretty things out of tissue (not used tissue of course)!

The photographic glory goes to: Design Editor

Fold Like Foil

Fold Like Foil

The proof of the pudding is in the eating the saying goes, and that goes for cupcakes once you have filled your gob with red velvet and cream cheese frosting.  Where do the little foil sleeves go to die.  They face a sad little end, being shoved into the bin – they’re contribution to your cake munching almost forgotten.  And then some clever young buck sees their potential and remixes it into some of the good stuff!

And the clever young bucks in this case are Hey Look, and hey look at what they made with cupcake foil… see the background is très nifty.  Since we are nice like that you can see the rest of the good stuff on the Hey Look blog (they are rather talented designers so you can check out more of their work here).

But, go to any leading supermarket and start scarfing down cakes whilst purloining the foil casing and if any security guards start getting irate; you are free to state that Beyond Beyond were the ones that told you it was okay.  Join our cake thievery corporation and after you get your munch on your can get your make on.  Speaking on Thievery Corporation we have got to say sayonara to Friday with a spurious ditty.

The Photographic and the Make Glory goes to: Hey Look

Dolally for Doillies // Make it!

Dolally for Doillies // Make it!

Our new favourite place in the whole wide world is papermash.  Sweet baby Jesus/Our sainted aunt/ Good goobelly goo*  we hella love this online corn(please delete as appropriate and leave the phrase that tickles your fancy). Apart from being a veritable paper wonderland where you can by awesome sauce stuff… you can actually download some of the awesome too in terms of DIY tricks and treats.

And nothing could be cuter than these! *weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* (we need to stop dying we are making more comebacks than Lazarus up in this biyaaatch). *shakes head* We love this job, the only place in the world where biyaaatch is acceptable as a means of describing something linked to weddings, we have mouths that are tainted with something  of the latrine, sorry! Anyway, we digress massively.  These doily flower wraps can be made by downloading the tutorial and getting your make on.  Thanks to both the wonderful papermash for this find, and of course Chelsea Fuss as she was the design beast behind this piece.

Download Tutorial here