No-Sew Chevron Table Runner

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Today we’re sharing an easy way to perk up a plain white tablecloth. This simple DIY no-sew table runner is made from the laminated chevron fabric from Riley Blake.

Are you familiar with Riley Blake fabrics? Not only do they offer a variety of fun chevron prints–laminated or not, they also have the BEST designs for girl and BOY FABRIC! If you’re a sewing Mom, Nana or Favorite Auntie to a little boy, you know finding cool BOY fabric is nearly impossible. So let me just point out my current favorite: these Pirate Ship and Pirate Skull prints. They’re the perfect combination of awesomely tough and cute. Back to the tutorial…

Tutorial for kid-friendly and no-sew Table Runner at PagingSupermom.com #centerpiece #tablerunner #partydecor #chevron

There are lots of reasons to love this fabric: (1) laminated fabric is wipe-able and totally kid-friendly; (2) lamination resists fraying, so no need to hem the edges of your runner; and (3) the fabulous chevron print!

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Modette’s Nursery

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I finally got around to actually taking pictures of Modette’s nursery! I shared the inspiration board ions ago, and I’m sorry it’s taking me so long to show how it all turned out.

Old 3D Art that is super cool #janeausten #literature #3Dart pagingsupermom.com

First I wanted to share this incredible piece of art that my Grandfather picked up for me. It was really the inspiration piece for the whole room. It is clearly old, although we don’t know much about its origins, but I’m told that this sort of embellished, 3D artwork was very popular way back when. Does anyone even know what these pieces are called? Anyway, I love the little pearl earring and real bits of lace and trim on the dress. That book she’s reading I’m sure must be a Jane Austen.

My Grandfather said when he saw it, he thought of me, and when I saw it, I knew it was the baby’s room inspiration I’d been looking for! It went perfectly well too with my budding collection of the Penguin Clothbound Classics. Aren’t they lovely?

Penguin Clothbound Classics and Letterpress Type #letterpress #penguinclassics pagingsupermom.com

I’m also a big fan of letterpress, and a jar filled with the vintage wood type I’ve collected seemed very fitting in this room.

Book Page Mobile #literature #mobiles #nurserydecor pagingsupermom.com

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Secrets to Easy Floral Arranging

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While at SNAP last week, we attended a flower arranging workshop presented by our friend Brittany from One Charming Party. I can count on one hand the number of flower arrangements that I’ve done, and Aimée had zero experience. To be sure this was both of our first attempts at a “real” arrangement that involved more than one type of flower. The class was taught by the darling Megan Dunford of Persimmon Floral — love her!

Megan began by teaching us six basic design forms in flowers: Focal, Form, Mass, Line, Filler and Greens. She arranged these inspiring buckets of blooms, the varieties she chose were both hearty and inexpensive (good for beginners!). I love the little signs she made telling us how many of each flower type to grab. These numbers were for a one-sided arrangement, so if you want to make an arrangment that has no front or back you’ll need to double up on the Focal and Form flowers.

How to Pick Flowers for your Arrangment

Interestingly without any consultation Aimée and I picked out the EXACT same flowers — right down to two pink carnations and one coral — you know what they say about great minds!

The flowers we chose (from left to right): Misty Blue (Filler), Bear Grass (Line), Football Mum (Focal), Lemon Leaf (Greens), Button Mum (Mass), and Carnations (Form)

Hardy Flowers for Easy Floral Arrangments

Those darling little Button Mums were my favorite.

The big secret we learned from Megan was to use clear floral tape to make a grid on the top of your vase.

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Nesting

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Who wants a giant bird’s nest in their house? I do! The better question is where to put it? Since …

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