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Pressed Flower Cake Decor

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

It’s Spring. Yes it is. I thought this would be the perfect time to share this cute cake. I’ve officially used my pressed flowers printable 3 times: paper flower frame, decoupaged flower eggs, and now my pressed flower cake decor! I think this little cake turned out pretty adorable. How sweet would this be for Easter or Mother’s Day? It’s so easy, especially if you buy a cake instead of make it. Hee.

Supplies:

- pressed flowers printable

- toothpicks

- hot glue

- delicious cake

Directions:

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

1. Print out your pressed flowers printable. Use some scissors to cut out the flowers you’d like to use. Use your hot glue to attach the toothpicks to the back of the flowers.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

2. Pick off any lose bits of hot glue string, and your cake decorating flowers are ready.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

3. Organize then on the top of your cake. I arranged the flowers so the taller blooms were in the back.

Paper Flowers Cake Decor // thepapermama.com

Enjoy!

- Chelsey

P.S. I picked up this beautiful cake from a local Portland bakery, The Cakery. Highly recommended if you’re in the area and don’t want to bake a cake.

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar // thepapermama.com

Well, just a couple more months and there will be a fresh batch of graduates out there. This is a fun and unique way to give some cash to your special someone! The fortune cookie cash jar makes your graduate work for their gift. Hee. All you have to do is cut out the cookie shape, add some money, and a fortune… then make the cookie. All the instructions and free printables are over on the HP blog.

- Chelsey

Decoupage Easter Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

I know. Easter isn’t until April 20th, but I like making things and I like decorating eggs… So that’s what’s up. Hee! We decorated eggs all weekend at my home. First up, a pressed flower Decoupage Easter Egg. I saw this idea FOREVER ago on the Martha Stewart site, so I decided to make my own version. I used these pressed flowers for an old project from a long time ago (my flower frame). Now I’m using them for this project. I’ve included the printout for you to make your own! Here’s how you can do it…

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

Supplies:

- mod Podge

- old brush

- pressed flower printout

- scissors

- white eggs (boiled or blown out)

- skewers

- optional: needle, small bead, and thread

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

Directions:

- Prep your eggs. Boil them, or blow out the yolk for a more permanent decoration.

- Print and cut out the pressed flower printout. Optional: spray a light coat of acrylic sealer on the printout. The Mod Podge could make the printout ink bleed and the spray will prevent that. I did not use spray this time.

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

- Cut out the flowers (leaving a little white border around the flower image, or don’t leave a white border… that’s just a lot of work).

- If you are working with a blown out egg: Put a skewer through the bottom hole in the egg (this makes it easier to mod podge the flowers on).

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

- Brush a light layer of Mod Podge on the back of a flower cutout and press the flower on an egg. Repeat with as many flowers/leaves you would like on your egg. Tip: don’t cover the bottom or top hole of a blown out egg.

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

- Brush on a coat of Mod Podge over all the paper flowers on the egg. Let dry overnight. If you’re mod podging flowers on a boiled egg, you’re done here! If you are working with a blown out egg, continue below.

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

- Grab your needle, bead, and thread. With the threaded needle, push it through the top hole of the egg. Jiggle the egg around until the needle falls through the bottom hole. Keep a little thread sticking out the top egg hole. Knot the bead at the bottom portion of the egg. Pull the thread through and tie a loop to hang the egg from.

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

- Now, let’s cover up that bottom hole. Grab one more flower to mod podge to the bottom. Let the dry for a few hours.

- Hang your egg and enjoy! This would also be a cute gift.

Decoupage Eggs with Free Pressed Flower Printable // thepapermama.com

Happy super early Easter!

- Chelsey

Love Chef Apron DIY with Printable

Love Chef Apron with Printable // thepapermama.com

Celebrate the person you love with my Love Chef Apron DIY (on the HP Create blog)! My hubby is the chef of the family (I make BLT’s and order take-out), so I made this for him when he barbecues. So, check out the full DIY and get the “Love Chef” printable to make your own.

Also, if you have any designs you’d like to see for another free apron print out, I’d love to hear it! In the comments below (or on the HP Apron post), share some design ideas you may have for an apron print out and I’ll make it to share with all of you! Father’s Day isn’t that far away… any ideas?

Happy Thursday!

- Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor on the HP Create website. 

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