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Sweet May Day Baskets



We made some sweet little May Day baskets this past weekend & wanted to share their uber cuteness with you!

Sweet May Day Baskets | Jessie Senese for Shop Sweet Lulu


We used some simple craft basics from the shop to create these cuties: double sided crepe paper, gold tinsel pipe cleaners, polkadot paper cups & some green pipe cleaners. Took learn how to make the crepe paper flowers, check out our tutorial by clicking here.


Sweet May Day Baskets | Jessie Senese for Shop Sweet Lulu

Sweet May Day Baskets | Jessie Senese for Shop Sweet Lulu



source guide & credits:

concept, styling & photography: jessie senese for shop sweet lulu

double sided crepe paper,  polkadot paper cups & pipe cleaners available at shop sweet lulu


A Modern May Day Project: Crepe Wrapped Succulents



 Put a modern day twist on May Day with these crepe paper wrapped succulents!


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet Lulu


Materials:
Mini Potted Succulents 


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet Lulu


Step 1: Begin with a square of crepe paper that is about 3 times wider than the diameter of your pot. For example, these little pots are about 2", so my crepe paper squares are approximately 6" wide. With the pot centered on the square, fold each corner up.


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet


Step 2: Grasp the mid-point between each corner of the crepe paper, crease, and wrap around the pot. 


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet

Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet


Step 3: Tie a piece of cotton twine to hold the crepe paper in place. Depending on your event, you can even add a gift tag to each favor with a personal message. 


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet


Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet

Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet

  Crepe Wrapped Succulents| Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue for Shop Sweet



Mandy Pellegrin is the DIY blogger behind Fabric Paper Glue and co-owner of Craftcourse Nashville. When she's not sharing handsome craft projects or teaching Nashville how to DIY, you'll likely find her fixing up the East Nashville home she shares with her husband Michael or writing about health care policy (i.e. her "day job"). 



source guide & credits

concept, tutorial & photography: mandy pellegrin of fabric paper glue


mini potted succulents: available at your local hardware store


Eat More Desserts | Giveway!


If you don't know about Jenny Keller from Jenny Cookies, you REALLY should!! This sweet Seattle based mama turned baker to the stars, is known for her pretty tiny treats and stunning dessert tables.

Very similar to how Shop Sweet Lulu came to be, Jenny was a stay-at-home mama looking for a creative outlet to keep her sense of self while raising her small children. Little did she know that an obsession with making sugar cookies would evolve into a thriving business, that would eventually include star-studded clientele like Tori Spelling, Trista Sutter & Lisa Rhinna!

If creating stunning dessert tables for some of Hollywood's elite wasn't impressive enough, Jenny has just released her very first book, Eat More Dessert: More Then 100 Simple-To-Make & Fun-To-Eat Baked Goods From the Baker to the Stars.


Eat More Desserts | Giveway


This book is full of gorgeous photos, elegant dessert table inspiration & more then 100 simple recipes so you can recreate her genuineness at home!

Here is one of our favorite inspiration shoots from the book. I mean, who doesn't love a good ice cream themed party?!


Eat More Desserts | Giveway

Eat More Desserts | Giveway

Eat More Desserts | Giveway

Eat More Desserts | Giveway


With many of us mothering in the era of Pinterest, it can sometimes be overwhelming to see parties so lavish that you feel like you could never come close to replicating them at home. But, Jenny has made pulling off the perfect dessert spread totally attainable for even the most novice bakers (Seriously, no "pinterest fails" here people!)

Love what you see? We are giving away a copy of Jenny's book to one lucky reader. Simply leave us a comment telling us what your creative outlet is, and we will pick a winner at random!

Need the book NOW! You can pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.



Congratulations on your book, Jenny!!


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