Wedding Week! How to make a Card Box.

Sorry I was MIA for a week. I was at my parents and there are so much preparation for my sisters wedding that I didn’t have time to even touch my computer! I can’t wait to share a bunch of fun pics from my sisters wedding last week that turned out great!

First I made a card box for the bride and groom. We bought a plain heavy cardboard hat box at Hobby Lobby.

First I wrapped it up trying several different ways. After a couple of attempts to wrap the cylinder I decided the best way was to cover it circle wise and then cut stripes of paper down to cover it up and tape down the paper inside.


Before I covered the top I just took a sharp pair of kitchen sheers and cut down the card slot big enough to make sure everything can get in. Then once I covered the whole thing I found the whole and then cut down the paper to wrap it to the inside.

For once last finishing touch I cut out a circle to fit the bottom and cover up all the taped down paper.

Next – add a bunch of ribbon!

ta da! all done – once I figured out the best way to wrap the circle it went very quickly! It looked nice at the wedding and then it was just one more present the bride and groom could open.

Wedding Wednesday: Pop of Color Tulle?

 So – countdown to my sisters wedding – 10 days away!!! So here is a quesiton for you – would you ever put a pop of tulle under your white dress? Laura is thinking about it and she may have sewed up a tutu to attach under her dress this weekend….we will see if she ends up wearing it. I think it can be kinda fun.



Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was nice to have another weekend to enjoy Milwaukee. And it was even better that the heat broke! I finally got to play outside a bit on Saturday. Long run, followed by a long walk during which I finally bought a bike! Biked around the city a bit – now must a buy basket…..


Iron Horse Hotel Inspiration

So here in Milwaukee we have the Iron Horse Hotel, an amazing boutique hotel. One of the things I LOVE about it is the amazing decor. It was built in an old mattress facotry builidng, totally refinished. The whole place reminds me of Ralph Lauren — a bit rustic, a bit classic, tufted leather couchs, touches of americana, industrial tables. Not to mention the food is great!

Recreate the look! You can create this space by splurging or being on a budget!

sofa/industrial end table/industrial coffee table/you are my sunshine wall art/street sign art