Gradient Fringe Garland

The evenings are long and you don’t know what to do? Let me tell you: Binge watching is so over, fringe crafting is the new thing! The ribbons dance hypnotically with every breeze. The rustling is as soothing as the sound of the sea. And the colors will boost your mood in just a second. Is there more to say? But watch out: once you start, you can’t stop.

Here is how we started…

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Materials needed: crepe paper in any color you like, strong twine, large scissors.

Step 1: Cut the crepe paper into strips, which are about 3 centimeters wide.

Step 2: Roll out one strip at a time and cut it in the middle. Lay both strips on top of each other and twist the middle.

Step 3: Lay the twisted part over the twine and twist the long ends again, so that it’s fixed.

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Gradient Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day

Crafting, styling and photography by Julia Tramm.

Ombre Candles DIY + Printable

As Valentine’s Day is getting closer and closer, we think about all we are on fire for: lots of color, a good meal, spending time with our partners in crime… Why not combine everything and have a romantic candle light dinner or throw an epic Galentine’s Day party?! We’re here to help you with the first step – crafting the perfect invitation for this occasion. Best thing is: you can download these hot notes as a printable, but also the ombre candles are quick to make.

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Materials needed: tall narrow glass, pot, white candles, wax crayons in various colors, white cardstock, scissors, glue, tape, pen, flame printable

Step 1: Break one white candle into small pieces and put them in the glass. Add half of a wax crayon. (Start with a little color, as this will be easier to get the ombre look.)
Step 2: Heat everything in a water bath until it’s all liquified.
Step 3: Immerse a new white candle several times to different depths and let it dry a few seconds in between. For example, dip 1/3 of the desired coverage the first time, then 2/3, then 3/3. Adjust these depths as you wish to create your own ombre effect.
Step 4: Print the flame printable, mix and match the flames as you like. Write your note on the card.
Step 5: Wrap the lower part of the card around the candle and seal it with a bit of colorful tape.

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Ombre Candles DIY + Invitation Printable | Oh Happy Day

Crafting and photography by Julia Tramm – Studio Tong Tong.