Archive of ‘Make’ category

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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You Gotta Love this Photo Booth!

Having a photo booth for parties is one of my new favorite ideas! Not hat it’s a new idea per-say, but it is not one that I had done before. Recently having set one up for a child’s circus party, I got to see first hand the pure FUN this brought to the event. Setting up a cool photo booth is really simple and the experience {not to mention the great photos} is well worth it! I recently spotted this photo booth over at Style Me Pretty that was set up during this whimsical wedding. A bright fabric backdrop + a chalkboard = my NEW favorite version of the photo booth idea!

Yes, that last shot is the father of the bride, too fun! Next time you are planning a birthday party, anniversary party, reunion, wedding, or really any party at all- set up a photo booth. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!

photography by Jeremy Lawson {simply gorgeous work!}

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Colorful Fun! Centerpiece for Kids Table

Whether you need a centerpiece for a kids table at a wedding, birthday party, or a formal dinner party, this idea will be perfectly fitting. Combining colorful flowers for decor and crayons and markers to keep their little hands busy, this centerpiece will serve double duty; provide decoration and offer little ones an activity.

Remember the childhood fun of turning white carnations and daisies onto blue and green blooms? A day or two before you need the centerpiece, cut a few white flowers and place them in a vase of water colored with food dye. This is also a fun “experiment” to get your kids involved in. Then, use any bud vases and small glass dishes you have on had to put your kid table centerpiece together. Group flower vases in the middle and small glass bowls or glasses around filled with crayons and markers. You can put blank paper at each place setting for their masterpieces or {my favorite} cover the table itself with butcher paper they can doodle directly on!

This would also be a great centerpeice idea for an Art Party. Check out this article for more ideas on throwing an Artsy Partsy.

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