French Countryside Dinner Party

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I've always liked the idea of hosting dinner parties, but unfortunately it's not something that I've put into practice all that much. This is mainly due to the fact that I've always found the process of preparing food on a larger scale and timing each course appropriately so that it's warm as it hits the table to be a little intimidating. As a solution, I've come up with this French Countryside-themed affair where the focus will be on fresh ingredients that require minimal preparation. I'm envisioning a spread that consists of grilled peach and arugula salads, a variety of cheeses and meats, and prosciutto wrapped asparagus. As for the decor, it would also consist of natural and unfussy elements, like potted herb planters and neutral linens and serveware. 


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DIY: Paper Diamond Banner

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Last week I posted here about my recent obsession with multifaceted objects. Since then, I've not been able to shake the image of the paper ornaments and hanging wedding decor from my head. They're both such unique touches that can be easily modified to suit any occasion. Building off that idea, I thought it would be fun to create a banner version featuring an array of colorful octahedron. I provided the steps below and even created a template here so that you can create your own.

Materials: 
 - Assorted papers
 - Scissors
 - Glue stick
 - String or clear fishing line
 - Scoring board and bone folder (optional)

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