20 French Inspired Projects and Recipes

If you have been following our blog for a while, you will have noticed that we regularly share projects that have a Parisian theme. Our blog header, designed by Sarah, features an Eiffel Tower. We love everything French  – and it influences the projects we design and the recipes we bake. We were lucky that Mr Sugar’s job gave us the opportunity to live in Paris for a year, back in 1999. It was a wonderful opportunity to explore more of Europe and we enjoyed experiencing the French culture. I joined an English speaking playgroup with the kids and we often met in the gardens of Versailles for picnics. It was a wonderful time.

This time next week, Sarah and I will be arriving back in Paris for a wonderful mother/daughter holiday. We are so excited and can hardly wait to visit all our favourite places and discover new places.We plan to write a few posts while we are there to share some of our experiences. Meanwhile we have put together a compilation of our 20 favourite French Inspired Projects and Recipes. Click on the title under the picture to be taken to the original post for more details on the project/recipe.

Do you have any “must see” places or stores for us to add to our list? Please let us know in the comments.

Eiffel Tower Smartphone Cover
Sables with Caramel Glaze
Bonjour Coffee Mug
The Parisian Pouch
Almond Praline Madeleines
Lavender Wheat Bag
Fold a Gift Box
Vanilla Macarons
Joyeux Noel Place Settings
Brown Butter and Coconut Madeleines
French Vignette
Christmas Lantern
Christmas Place Cards
Pyjama Bag
Tissue Cover
Eco Bag
Speech Bubble Mugs
Bonjour Paris Tote
Eiffel Tower Passport Protector
Decorated Gift Bag

For more Paris Inspired Craft Projects, check out our Paris Inspired Projects Pinterest Board.

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  1. says

    How exciting! I have been a parisian for a few years now, I don’t know how much have changed since your last trip. I bet you know Marché Saint Pierre and all the nice fabric stores at the bottom of the Sacré Coeur. I also have heard of La Droguerie (http://www.ladroguerie.com/) near Les Halles, but I have never check out the place. What kind of places are you looking forward to visit (food places? craft places? fabric places? kitchen goods? Let me know!)
    I hope you have a blast in Paris and I can’t wait to read your posts on the City of Lights.

  2. says

    Lucky you! My favorite places include the Jardin du Luxembourg and the adjoining cafés, and I found some great fabric stores just a bit south of the Sacré-Coeur. But you’ll have an awesome time, no question!

  3. says

    Hello! Sorry i don’t speak good english. i’m from switzerland… but i try to speak a little bit english… and speak french… i want to say to you:

    J’adore ce que vous faites!!! C’est très inspirant!

    <3 <3 <3

  4. says

    Very fun!! Some friends & I are going on a 2 week journey in the fall & Paris will be one of our stops. I have never been to Europe & am soooo very excited. Have fun!

  5. says

    My son took his now fiancé to Paris for a weekend and an engagement! Every time I see something French I think of them! The closest I have gotten to France are the French islands, St Pierre and Michelon, just off the coast of NFLD! I love your little projects. Thanks for sharing!

  6. says

    Have a fantastic time….a shop I discovered when in Paris in 2011 was Le Bonheur des Dames 17 av Daumesnil, 75012. Get there via Metro: Gare de Lyon – ouverture du lundi au sansei de 10h30 a 19th. It is the most wonderful needlework and fabric shop….

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