backdrops, Crafts, diy, paper flowers, Party decor, Party Supplies, Uncategorized

Best Tips for DIY Paper Flowers.


Making paper flowers is an art, and you’ll realize this almost immediately. The first time you make a paper flower you will think, “wow, that was easy”. But it’s not until you master the skill when you’ll see the difference in your first flower, to the rest that follow. You’ll learn where to place the petals, how to attach the back for specific hanging methods (which is the hardest IMO). I’m hoping this will help you avoid mistakes and best of all, save you time.

  • Chose your petals accordingly, for example; heart-shaped petals are great for making roses, longer pointed petals make daisies.
  • Prep your petals. You will need to cut a slit on the bottom of the petal, and then glue one side on top of the other to create a crease. You will also need to curl the edges. Curling the edges is a very important step because it gives the flower texture and creates a more realistic look. Curling the edges requires a bit of care that you don’t rip the paper, and depending on your petal, you may need to use a thicker tool to curl the edges with. For example, you may curl smaller flower petals with a pencil but larger petals may need a thick poster marker as a curling tool.


  • A lot of tutorials that you find online will only use 3 layers of petals. You’ll have a small, medium, and large. If you add a 4th (even 5th) layer, your flower will look much fuller and so much better especially if you are going for a rose look. Don’t forget the center of the flower, which can either be a fringe ball or a mini flower in itself.
  • For a full flower you can plan on using up at least 15-20 sheets of 8.5”x11” paper per flower. It may be more if you want to add leaves/vines. Keep this in mind if you will be selling your creations (paper/supplies + time).


  •  Use a hexagon to best help center your petals, otherwise, they’ll end up crooked. Example: your row of small petals will be too far to the left. Also, make sure your hexagon is large enough to support the size of the flower you want.
  • Depending on where you will be hanging your flowers, you need to figure out which backing will work best for you. If you have a foam backdrop, pins do the job quite well. If you have a curtain, you may want safety pins. Floral wire is probably the most common because it easily bends and can be attached to various backdrops.


  • It’s best to attach your backing to your center before you assemble the flower and not after. As you glue the petals to your center, it will also adhere with the backing and create a sturdier bond for hanging.
  •  Don’t forget that the location of your backing makes a difference when hanging your flower. If you place your backing in the middle of the flower and don’t have a sturdy backdrop, such as a curtain, your flower may droop downward. In this case, try placing the backing toward the top of the hexagon center.
  •  Hot glue is definitely a time saver as opposed to regular school glue/tacky glue. Hot glue sets a lot faster and you won’t have to sit there waiting for the glue to dry in order to attach the next petal. Just be prepared for some minor burns.
  • If you will be displaying your flowers outdoors in hotter climates, your flowers may start to come apart due to high temperatures. You may want to invest in a heavy-duty glue that can withstand higher temperatures.


  •  Hanging and arranging the flowers is not as easy as it looks. A lot of times, the display looks too empty. In order to fix this problem, you need to make sure that you have different size flowers OR leaves/vines to fill in the gaps.


Hopefully these tips help you in your DIY journey of making paper flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!



Crafts, diy, Dry Erase Board, office decor, Organization

DIY Dry Erase Board


I recently went to Michael’s craft store and I saw a dry erase board that I really fell in love with. However, I thought about my actual needs and how I didn’t need a calendar outline or a notes section. I needed space to write out a daily to do list, and space to draw and brainstorm details for new projects. So, I did what any crafty bih would do, I DIY’d it!


During that same said trip to Michael’s I found all the supplies I needed to get started, all under $20, details are below, enjoy!

Tools You’ll Need:

  1. Dry Erase Adhesive (I used ConTac’s brand, available at Michael’s craft store and yes you can use one of their coupons on this item)

    *this dry erase adhesive is a max of 18” wide, 6’long, keep this in mind when choosing your flat surface.


  2. Foam Board (Or any flat surface that will adhere to the dry erase sheet).               IMG_7362

  3. Decorative Tape ( I used Heidi Swapp “love” MARQUEE tape, and metallic gold washi tape)

  4. Ruler

  5. X-acto blade/Scissors  IMG_7361

Step #1: Draw Border.

Measure about 1.5”-2” away from the edges on all sides and draw an inner border on your flat surface like so….

Step #2: Measure and Cut Dry Erase sheet.

Cut out your Dry Erase Sheet to about 1 centimeter larger than the measurements on your inner border. (This will help in making sure that you don’t have any shortage of adhesive once you start applying the sheet).

Step#3: Apply the Dry erase adhesive slowly and carefully.

It will help if you use a flat object to flatten out any air bubble as you go, but don’t scrape too hard or you can scratch your dry erase adhesive.

Step#3: Line the edges with your decorative tape.

I placed my tape so that only half of it was on the board so that I would have enough left to wrap around to the back edge of the border. This way, even the outside edges are lined with tape.

Step#4: (Optional) Add permanent décor to your board.

For my personal board I added vinyl lettering “things to do” and “PLAN AHEAD darling”. I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut the vinyl, but if your don’t have a Cameo you can use permanent marker to add your décor. Some good ideas are calendars/days of the week boxes, these are easy to do with a flat ruler. Or, hit me up on my Etsy Shop and request a custom order for Vinyl décor.

I hope this inspires you to go out and make your own dry erase board. This would be perfect for any office or for your kids bedroom. You can make this small or large and customize it for males.

Feel free to share with all your crafty friends. XOXO


Crafts, Party Supplies, Uncategorized

Going all out!

This past weekend I was thrilled to get a big order for babyshower decorations. This order included a floral backdrop, photo frame and photo props. 

This babyshower had a garden/tea party theme which included light pinks and beige with some gold. Initially we were going to go with a curtain backdrop to go with the flowers. 

Luckily, I had access to a roll of artificial grass and I wanted to go for the grass backdrop. It’s really easy to have all the visions and ideas 💡 but once you start putting it all together, it’s a lot of work. 

I purchased two 4’x8′ foam boards from The Home Depot (I ended up just using 1). I also purchased heavy duty adhesive to glue the artificial grass onto the foam board. Please be aware that most of these adhesives recommend a 24hr period to “cure”. Luckily I started early and I placed my foam board, with the adhesive and artificial grass, in the sun which cut down the time it took to “cure”. 


I used a frame made of PVC pipes and zip ties to hold the foam board. Also, I added bricks to the back legs of the frame for extra support. The curtains helped hide the piping and the edges of the foam board. 

After that, it was pretty easy to attach the paper flowers. I just used floral pins and it held together really well. 

I used some of the same colors for the photo props and the floral photo frame. They complimented the theme pretty well. 

I’m not surprised at all that I challenged myself to do this type of backdrop. However, I’m definitely not going to start building a backdrop the day before. Lol. I literally worked all day from morning to night on this thing. Thank God it came together as well as it did. 🙌🏼🙂

Crafts, Small Business

Managing my Workload….

These past two weeks have been amazing. I have officially experienced my first order overload. I have to be totally honest here, I freaked!! Lol. I literally lost track of my days, I thought my biggest order was due but turns out I still had a week to prepare. I think I had my first mini panic attack, no Lie!!

It’s not easy managing every aspect of your business. I had to find the time to catch up on my paperwork. I still need to organize receipts. I’m blessed to be this busy right now 😊🙏🏼🙌🏼

For me, it was a bit scary to start a business. I had many doubts and concerns. I was scared to invest money into something I wasn’t sure would pay off, but it’s definitely something I love doing. 

So I am thankful for every single order I get. Which is why I continue to try and improve in areas I’m not 💯% satisfied with.  Hopefully, it’s enough to make this journey last just a bit longer. 😀

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DIY Photo Frame…

For those of you that follow me on Instagram @Jazelle86, you saw the sneak peek of this project I started last week.

I started off with a poster board I bought at Michaels during their 2 for $3 sale. Then I used a blade to cut out the frame.  I left 2” on each side and 6” on the bottom. After my frame was cut out, I used gold spray paint on both sides and let dry overnight.

I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut out the banners, letters, vines and Minnie shape. Most of the flowers were made by hand. I even painted some paper to get the coral colored roses.

I started off gluing the letters to the banners and then I placed those on the poster board first with hot glue. Then I added the Minnie pinwheel followed by the flowers, vines and leaves.

The photo frame looks amazing with the flash because it stands out and shimmers in your photo. These pictures were all taken with an iPhone so it would closely resemble what it would look like in real life and not a professionally staged photo shoot.

Thank you for stopping by, catch ya next time. 💋


Wonder Woman Frame…


@Silhouette.usa created a contest and each participant was able to share a Wonder Woman project via Instagram in order to gain an extra entry.  I created a Wonder Woman frame for a coffee station/bar. 

The Silhouette Studio recently changed the whole look in the latest update. So during the first step, which is the design phase, I had to learn where everything was. I’m glad I took on this project because I got to practice with the new software display. 

Next, I had to figure out which colors I would go with. I knew that I wanted to use a pattern and it had to be yellow or gold. Luckily I had this lemon wedge pattern and it paired nicely with the darker colors.  I had an old white bordered frame that’s got some texture and imperfections so it gives the frame a grungy look. 

The finished product! (Above)

This is a cute little addition to the coffee station/bar. It fits nicely since the frame itself is small, roughly about 8’x10′ in size. Hopefully I win a little something in the contest. Wish me luck!! 😁

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