Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Top 10 DIY Party Decorations

From the Martha Stewart crafts department ~ Use colored paper
bags with letter stickers to double as decorations. For the banner,
attach plastic cups to ribbon strings with clothespins and make a
game out of who can throw a ping pong ball into different cups!
Chalk board placemats from hardtofind.com.au or you can
easily make them with squares of craft wood and chalk board
From bhg.com for a Christmas or Birthday party ~ buy
artist canvases from a craft shop, wrap with 
wrapping paper and ribbon and hang!

From adaywithlilmama.blogspot.com ~ these utensil holders are made out of tissue boxes and cut up egg cartons!

From laurenconrad.com ~ hanging glass bottles with flowers in them from twine as party d├ęcor. For specific instructions, visit laurenconrad.com.

Another brilliant and easy idea from Martha Stewart ~ All you need is some brown kraft paper folded into a cone shape and attached to the bottom of your balloon. Use a small amount of spray glue on the top of the balloon and add real sprinkles for an extra cute effect!

For a bridal shower or birthday, fill a teapot with flowers and
place on a cake stand with favors!

From cakeeventsblog.com ~ a tin bucket filled with blue tissue paper and little toy sailboats, starfish or sea creatures!

From apairofpears.com ~ DIY bunting. This is so cute and so easy. You can
add this to the top of a cake or between two bottles over a dessert.
Print out some patterned paper and cut into a long diamond shape.
Add some glue and fold in the center over a piece of twine or thin ribbon.
Tie to two wood sticks (super cheap at craft stores) and stick into a cake
or vintage bottles.

From Martha Stewart ~ Step by step instruction on creating your
own tissue pom poms!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Studded Nails

I'm not a huge fan of "nail art" per se, but I love this studded look from The Nailasaurus. Too cute.

Custom Dress Sketch

Looking for a perfect memento from your wedding day? How about a unique gift for a bride? These custom wedding dress sketches are so simple and pretty and would look incredible as a framed memory. These are several different artists on Etsy with prices ranging from $65 - $200 each. A sketch would also be a really creative anniversary gift for any bride...can you imagine giving your mother or grandmother a sketch of their wedding dress on your wedding day (as a thank you) or on their wedding anniversary? I also think it would be so pretty to have a sketch done of both your dress and your mother/daughter/grandma's dress in the same frame. Such a special keepsake! 

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Aisles with Style

On a rainy/gloomy day, it's fun to look at these stunning aisles dripping with flowers. I love the idea of getting away from the traditional, straight petal look and trying these designs that really add character...and make for some pretty gorgeous pictures.





Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sneak Preview!

This is a first look at our new product that will be going on sale in just a few short weeks! A completely customizable display that can hold holiday cards, escort cards, pictures, recipes, or just about anything and can be filled with a array of items to create a "floating" effect! More information will be coming soon and we cannot wait to share!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Holidays?!

I know Halloween is barely over, but yesterday at Costco, I bought a huge Christmas wreath. I couldn't help it. It's gigantic and it was only $35. I was walking through the aisles singing holiday tunes to my toddler and it put me in the holiday mood. So, when I got home, I pulled up these pretty clay gift tags from Marley & Lockyer that would make such a cute addition to Christmas gifts.

It's also no secret that I love chalk board paint. I think I'm going to try making some of these cute wine bottles as gifts for my coworkers. Just spray paint the bottles (it looks better if you take the label off first) and then design/decorate with paint pens...and maybe I'll add some Swarovski Crystals for good measure. Ho ho ho!