Posts tagged #diy

Paper Fox LA is going to be at the Storefront Launch Party in DTLA!

We're so excited to be a part of the Storefront LA Marketplace Launch! It's going to be a super fun event at the Unique Space, located in the Arts District in DTLA. We'll be doing a paper flower crown DIY and showing off some of our new products! And guess what?! You're invited!

We'll be joined by 13 other "makers" - all local designers - so come shop, eat yummy food and design your own beautiful flower crown. This event is FREE but you must RSVP! See below for details! Fore more information about Storefront and the event, visit www.thestorefront.com or check out their blog post here: http://blog.thestorefront.com/la-launch-party-booth-winners-announced/ 

April 30th, 2014 | 7:00pm-11:00pm

The Unique Space: 1275 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

RSVP: http://storefrontla.splashthat.com/

(PLEASE INCLUDE OUR NAME, PAPERFOXLA & OUR WEBSITE, WWW.PAPERFOXLA.COM WHEN YOU RSVP!)

 

Hope to see you there! 

DIY: Plaid Mason Jar Cozies

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Mason jars are the perfect vessel for serving up all kinds of homemade goodness, however, they are not well suited for serving boiling hot liquids such as coffee and hot cocoa. Unless maybe you are wearing gloves. We solved that minor issue with this inexpensive craft – The Mason Jar Cocoa Sleeve

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What you need:

Felt

Printed fabric of your choice (we like the rustic plaid!)

Pinking sheers

Scissors

Sewing machine

Thread

Mason Jar

Measuring tape 

 

First: Measure your mason jar - we used the 8oz size. You want to add a few inches to the length so you have enough let to sew the ends together. I cut the felt using pinking sheers to give it a more finished look. Next, measure your fabric to be a few centimeters smaller than the felt on all sides.

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Now center your fabric on the piece of felt and then sew in place. 

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Next, sew the two ends together so that the Mason jar will fit snugly inside. The felt will stretch a little so don’t be afraid to sew a few centimeters smaller than the jar. You certainly don’t want the sleeve slipping off the jar and getting scalding hot liquid all over your friends! I ended up sewing a line and then testing the snugness, then sewing a second line until it fit properly.  Now, I am not the greatest sewer, so you will notice a lot of imperfections in the final product. However, when it's all said and done, they still look pretty freaking adorable.

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You're done! Now go fill up the jars with delicious homemade hot cocoa mix

Posted on November 24, 2013 and filed under DIY.

DIY: Indian Summer Tepee

I have seen so many adorable Tepees on Pinterest and  blogs lately so, when we decided to launch our “Indian Summer” party box, I knew I had to make one.  I found this great tutorial here and found all my supplies in Downtown LA and Home Depot. Altogether, it cost us about $30.00. We started with 7 yards of fabric at about $3.00 a yard, and then bought 6 pieces of framing wood at $1.80 apiece. The tutorial is pretty simple, although, when trying to measure out my triangles, I found it difficult to make the angles straight without a protractor. Also a super long ruler would be immensely helpful.  But even with all the imperfections, the tepee still turned out great. 

 

We used some pink leather cording to tie the posts together and then hung our “Indian Summer” balloon tassel tail and hand dyed streamers from the top to make it more festive and colorful! You can purchase them in our Large and Medium boxes found here

So cute! Everyone loved hanging out in it and taking pictures. Adorable! 

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