Archive of ‘Make’ category

Thanksgiving Paper Napkin Rings

I was still undecided about what napkin rings to use this year for my Thanksgiving table when my best friend pulled out this idea from LHJ.

Simple DIY napkin rings that look elegant? Right up my alley. OH- and the best part? You won’t have to go out and buy anything to make these. Download the PDF page from LHJ {download it here} then you can save and re-open it in an editable program. Here is what the template looks like when downloaded:

I saved the file and then re-opened it in Photoshop (but you could use any program you have). I wanted my rings printed on a white background so I used the paint bucket tool and changed all that beige color you see to white (worked like a charm). Then, I typed in each guest’s name and hit print…….. simple! I chose to use all of the same design (the fourth one down) but you could even use a different design for each guest.

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Photo Booth Props | Smitten Sticks

If you read this site often, you know I am currently obsessed with photo booths at parties and weddings. My last favorite version was using a chalkboard in your photo booth shot (remember that?), but alas I have a new favorite version! Check these out:

They are called Smitten Sticks and if you tell me they don’t make you smile I’ll call your bluff!

Add these adorable paper expression to your next photo booth and I guarantee they will be a huge hit!

Smitten Sticks would be a great addition to any party photo booth and even more adorable for a wedding photo booth! Can you even imagine? Adorably witty and fun (and you can quote me on that)!

Be sure to visit Smitten Sticks for yourself….enjoy!

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Stylish Save the Date Cards

Recently engaged? Well- consider sending out one of these stylish save the date cards from Chickadee Prints. They offer several lovely save the date cards to compliment your style as a couple. Many of their designs also have matching bridal shower invitations which makes for a great cohesive feel to your special occasion! Here are a few designs I am fond of:

Cotton Beauty Announcement

Raining Flowers Invitation

Something Blue Announcement

Daisy Dreams Invitation

Head on over to Chickadee Prints and browse their wedding section to see more stylish choices. I’d love to know your favorite! I think I am loving the Garden of Love design the most!

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DIY Party Blowers | Lovely!

What says celebration better than a classic party blower? Ditch the bulk bag of generic colors and try your hand at these elegant DIY party blowers. Aren’t the gorgeous?

You can easily create these one of a kind party blowers to match any party theme or wedding color scheme. I love the idea of using the patterned prints too! Check out the simple instructions over at the lovely Utterly Engaged E-Zine.

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{New Find} The Mother’s List

Since most of my readers are women, many of whom are moms, I really wanted to share a new site I recently discovered: The Mother’s List. Heard of it? Well, neither had I. We are all pretty aware of Craigslist, but this site puts a personal {and womanly} touch to the act of buying and selling from listing sites. Hope it helps one of my fabulous readers purge {or find} items!

Oh, and they are also currently running a contest for a Wii and Wii Fit bundle- just a little bonus, right?!

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Decorate! Paper Pennants

It’s no secret that I love using paper pennant flags as decorations. I make pastel ones for Easter, patriotic pennant flags for the 4th of July, and most recently primary pennants to decorate a circus themed party. Here are a few images of my most recent paper pennant flags that I made for Halloween decor.

A few sheets of solid black and orange card stock, ribbon, and a few scrap-booking embellishments (dots and rub on letters) is all it took to make these DIY paper pennant flags!

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