Friday, December 24, 2010

tree skirt

Here is a confession: I'm obsessed with interior design. I can't get enough! I follow a ton of design blogs and am constantly inspired for DIY projects around my house. This typically isn't a crafty blog... but I think it might start recording my fun (simple) projects on here. 

A project I've been working on recently is this little beauty:

A pretty tree skirt. Here is what you need:

3 yards of wool felt (might need more depending on how close together you put your flowers)


A spool of matching thread

A pencil

And a string.

That's it! This project is super simple... just very time consuming. So lets get started!

First step is tying your string to your pencil. I made my string approximately 3 feet long. Have someone help you hold the end of the string in the middle of your fabric and then swing your pencil around to draw a circle. Cut out your circle. Then place a bowl in the middle of the circle you cut out. Cut out THAT circle. Then cut a straight line from the outside of the skirt to the inside circle. It should look like this...

Now for the flower petals... Cut out a BUNCH! You can fold up your fabric to get two or more petals at a time. Don't fret too much over the shape. Just as long as they are pointy ovals. They should look like this...

Now get a single petal and pinch an end together (this is to give it some dimension) and sew it together.

With that same string attach another petal next to your first petal.

Just keep going... attach 5-6 petals for each flower.

Then layer your finished flowers around the outside of the skirt. Just make sure you can't see the edge of the circle you cut out. 

Here is the finished skirt! Pretty cute huh. I got the idea from a tree skirt I saw online. That one cost about $200... I paid under $25. Sweet. 

Our tree is looking kinda crazy right now... it is in dire need of some more decorations. And this year we got a HUGE one. It takes up a lot of room in our tiny home.

Oh, and I just wanted to share this sweet thing my father-in-law made us this year. It's a star for our Christmas tree. He has made one for each of his 7 married kids! This year was our turn to get one. On the back it has some really cute bells. I love it. 


Monday, December 6, 2010


This cute girl is my friend Rachelle. She is leaving for a mission in March to Tokyo, Japan! Rachelle will be a great missionary. She is one of those fierce friends and cares about everyone see meets. She was so fun to take pictures of, love this girl!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wadley Farms Brochure

Front- Benvenuti means welcome in italian.
Back- Wadley Farms information.
When you open the front flap you see the image mimic itself like it does inside. 

Love how this brochure turned out. Gorgeous image by Jed.

Green Label Solutions

This is a simple logo for a company that helps make homes energy efficient with infrared imaging. They knew exactly what they wanted and this is what we came up with.

Coloring Book

Here it is! The finished and printed coloring book. I really look forward to printing projects and finally having it all come together. I love how it turned out and so do the firefighters... They hand them out at schools when they go to teach fire safety! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blake + Nicole

Isn't Nicole a beautiful bride!? I just love her. These are their pre-wedding pictures... we had to take them this month since January will be quite cold. Cutest couple ever. Blake is a keeper.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Utah Valley Bridal Magazine

This ad will be in the 2011 Utah Valley Bridal Magazine!

I feel very privileged to be designing for Wadley Farms, the #1 reception center in Utah. It is such a beautiful place, if you are planning on getting married soon you should definitely go see what they have to offer. Check out their website (soon to be revamped):

And yes that is my gorgeous little sister.

Photography by my friend Jed Colledge... check him out here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Brock + Chaley

My little brother is getting married! So here are the announcements his cute fiance and I came up with. The pictures were taken by my talented mother:

Meyers Family