MONDAY MOODBOARD - HELLO SUNNY YELLOW.

MONDAY MOODBOARD - HELLO SUNNY YELLOW.

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I loved putting together last months Valentine's themed moodboard so much that I've decided to start a new series called 'Monday Moodboard.' I absolutely love Pinterest but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea so I'm always looking for new ways to share the things I bookmark and pin. These moodboards seem a good way to do that.

Each board will follow a colour or theme and will contain things to make, recipes or diy projects, desktop wallpapers, things to buy, fabrics, textures and probably a few things that just make me happy. I'm aiming to share them once or twice a month and I'm excited to start showing you some of the things that have caught my eye that week.

This week I'm dreaming of sunshine yellow and long, hot Summer days. Is anyone else as fed up as I am of grey skies, rain and hail? I'm more than ready for Spring. Enjoy.

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

MAKE IT MONDAY: EASY ORIGAMI BUTTERFLIES.

Set your heart a flutter with these easy origami butterflies

Hi, I'm back with another quick make it Monday project. You may have noticed I've been hooked on origami lately. We've had beautiful warm and sunny weather the last few days so I wanted to make something pretty that reminded me of Summer and these easy origami butterflies fit the bill perfectly.

This is a really simple tutorial so don't worry if you're new to origami. This is one of those crafts that is super quick and perfect for beginners. In a couple of minutes you'll have your own 3D paper butterfly. Let's dig out some brightly coloured paper and get folding.

HOW TO MAKE EASY ORIGAMI BUTTERFLIES.

1. Fold your paper in half, open out and fold in half again this time the opposite way.

2. Open out and fold along both diagonals.

3.Fold the center folds in and collapse in to make a triangle.

HOW TO MAKE EASY ORIGAMI BUTTERFLIES.

4. Fold the top layer of both corners up to meet in the center.

5. Flip it over and lift the bottom corner up. You want to fold it past the top edge so the tip of the triangle extends over the top. Flatten the center but not the edges of the crease.

6. Fold the tip of the triangle over and crease. If you're using anything thicker than origami paper you may need to use a little glue to hold this flap down,

7. To finish fold the butterfly in half to help shape it. All you have to do now is find a place to display your origami butterfly and enjoy.

Set your heart a flutter with these easy origami butterflies

Make them in a range of sizes and colours and display on your wall. The curved wings give the butterflies a lovely 3D effect. I glued some magnets to the back of mine and stuck them to my magnetic noticeboard above my desk but you could use them as table decorations, gift toppers or even string them up and make a garland.

Set your heart a flutter with these easy origami butterflies

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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.

MAKE IT MONDAY - DIY FOLDED ENVELOPES WITH WASHI TAPE TRIM.

Make It Monday - Diy Folded Envelopes With Washi Tape Trim.

Welcome to the first ever Make It Monday. Sometimes it's hard to find the time or motivation to start a full on craft project so every Monday I'm going to share a quick and easy 10 minute craft project that you can whip up in next to no time.

For the first project I wanted to show you how to make these diy envelopes using a folded piece of square paper and some washi tape. I've made quite a few diy envelopes in the past but I don't think any of them have been as easy as these. This is one of those how-to's I stumbled across on Pinterest so I've got to thank Key Lime Digital Designs for the original tutorial. I've adapted it slightly to work with scrapbook paper and added some neon pink washi tape.

And so without further ado, I present to you diy envelopes with washi tape trim.

How to make Diy Folded Envelopes With Washi Tape Trim in under 10 minutes

Supplies: Scrapbook paper, a bone folder or ruler, washi tape and a pair of scissors.

1. Fold your square in half along both the diagonals but make sure not to crease your paper all the way along. You just want to press down and crease your paper in the middle.

2. Open your paper out. The folds should have made a small 'X' in the center of the paper. Using the 'X' as a guide fold 3 of the corners in to meet in the middle. Your paper should now look like a small house with a triangle roof on top.

3. Take the bottom of the paper and fold it in half to meet the bottom of the triangle. Now is a good time to run a bone folder or the flat side of a ruler over the creases to make the folds are nice and crisp.

4. Fold the top triangle down to make the the final flap.

5. Trim the edges of your envelope in your chosen washi tape and stick down the 2 sides. I found it gave a much neater finish to trim the inside of the closing flap first and then stick the sides down afterwards. Wrap the washi tape around both sides.

And that's it. A quick 10 minute paper craft to kick off the week.

Happy Monday everyone.

Diy Folded Envelopes With Washi Tape Trim in under 10 minutes
Diy Folded Envelopes With Washi Tape Trim in under 10 minutes
Diy Folded Envelopes With Washi Tape Trim in under 10 minutes
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Emma

Hi, I'm Emma.

I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project. I hope you find something here that inspires you.