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Spring Place Setting Ideas: DIY Paper Placemats

Here we plan on sharing simple ways that you can make your party, event, or wedding fabulous– but in a do-it-yourself – DIY fashion. Let’s kick it off with these DIY paper placemats!

We started with 6 different Spring patterned sheets of scrapbook paper. They were 12×12 in size and cost between $0.59-$1.59 each.

And using clear plates dinner plates, we created 6 different spring place setting ideas.

how to make paper placemats

For the napkin rings, simply cut a 1-2″ strip of coordinating paper…secure with tape or glue and that’s it! Simple DIY paper placemats. Here are a few more images:

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DIY Flower Garland

Want to add a touch of whimsy to your event or room decor? Once Wed had this fabulous DIY tutorial for making your own flower garland. These mini fabric blooms are just adorable!

I can see these fabric flowers hanging above buffet tables, outdoor patios, and even precious baby cribs in a nursery.

Here is what you’ll need, now check out Once Wed for the how-to’s.

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Hay! Have a Seat

I am really loving the concept of creative wedding ceremony seating. Below show hay bales being used in place of your typical folding chairs seen at most wedding ceremonies. What a simple way to add a bit of whimsy and playfulness to your special day. A little country chic anyone?

Here, you can incporporate your wedding colors by using solid throws and fabric throughout the space.

Or, simply gather mismatch quilts which creates a very homey feel. You could even borrow family heirloom quilts (say if your granny has some) which would add a touch of meaning to the seating.

All white covereings are an option too- although this look is a little bland for my personal taste.

What are your thoughts? Could you see hay bales at your ceremony?

{photos via The Knot, Tec Petaja, and Martha Stewart}

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You Asked: Tiffany Blue Wedding Invitations

A wonderful reader left this comment the other day on our Tiffany Blue Wedding theme post:

“Hi, I’m just starting to plan a wedding with Tiffany Blue and chocolate brown as my colors. I need help finding invitations.” –Kia

I love it when readers ask for suggestions so Kia, here are a few of my favorite tiffany blue themed wedding invitations:

tiffany blue wedding invitation

Swirl Wedding Invitations

tiffany blue wedding invitation

Lush Leaves: Paradise

Dotti Invitation in Sky

Winter Flourish

Simple Dots

Above: Lush Leaves via Wedding Paper Divas. Swirl, Dotti, Winter Flourish, and simple Dots via Minted.

Hope that helps you Kia {and everyone else out there planning an event with this color scheme!

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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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