I’ve always loved the idea of combining place settings with plates, it’s been a DIY i’ve wanted to do for a while so when Cricut asked us to create a place setting for the Handmade Fair I knew exactly what I wanted to make! Here’s how to make your own…
YOU WILL NEED:
Plates // Vinyl in a number of colours // A Cricut Explore // Transfer tape //
Choose your flowers from the Cricut design space, as you can see I chose a variation of shapes and sizes.
I then loaded my mat into the machine and cut the flowers out into a variety of colours.
I hope you’re feeling the tropical vibes today because we’ve teamed up with Shutterfly to bring you a fun and fruity styled shoot that would be perfect for a bridal shower or bachelorette party! And let me reassure you that even though we are settling into Autumn now, a fruity theme is beautiful and timeless, no matter what the season! You could even choose fruit that’s notorious for the season you’re hosting in, like cranberries for winter and pumpkins and squash for Autumn!
The best part about this shoot is you can personalize every single item featured here to fit your individual style, how awesome is that?! As you guys know though we absolutely love bright, bold colors and fun tropical prints so we tailored the products to match! Here’s 6 easy ways that Shutterfly can make your bridal shower just as fun…
1. USE SLOGAN WINE GLASSES
You can’t deny that slogans are having a real moment right now and when we saw these fun wine glasseswe just knew they would be perfect for a girls night! We chose ours to say ‘Trust me, you can dance” (here) and “Bottoms Up!”(here), but you could choose your own quotes or even have the date of your bachelorette party! Don’t forget to complete the glassware with a cute decanter!
2. GET A STATEMENT TABLE RUNNER
We completely fell in love with the pineapple print available within Shutterfly’s Art Library and it’s quite clear how fab it looked as a table runner! We were super impressed with the quality and it made such a statement to really set the tone for the rest of the décor.
3. MAKE YOUR PLATES POP!
Patterned plates look fantastic on tables and are a super easy way to add an extra element of color or pattern to your décor, we chose a watermelon print when we were personalizing our plates to continue with our tropical, fruity theme! You could even add in some pretty placemats underneath!
Happy Monday guys! I am so so so excited to be kicking off the week with a beautiful confetti DIY! Shropshire Petals are back and we’re showing you just how many things you can do with confetti (as well as throwing it of course!) In case you missed it we’ve already shared how you can make your own temporary tattoos with the natural petals and made some free printable confetti cones for holding your confetti and today we’re all about the floral confetti ice bucket!
I’ve seen these ice buckets done a couple of times with fresh fruit and knew they would look absolutely amazing with Shropshire petals natural confetti! Seriously guys, chilling wine and champagne never looked so good! Let’s get cracking on how we made it shall we?
YOU WILL NEED:
Natural confetti in different colours // 1 large bucket // 1 smaller bucket (it needs to fit inside the large bucket but also be big enough to hold a bottle) // stones //
Take your large bucket and fill it with 2-3 inches of water then pop in the freezer and allow to freeze.
Next, place the smaller inside that bucket and weigh it down with stones to ensure it doesn’t float when we add in the extra water!
Add water to the half of the bucket and pack it full with your natural confetti! Then allow this to freeze. This will create the first ring of flowers.
Once the previous section has frozen, fill the remaining space with water and pack full with confetti, you really want to try and pack it very tightly to get the best effect! Then freeze again and leave overnight.
I mentioned this before in our free printable placematspost but some parts of your table decor can be completely overlooked or even missed out and i’m not saying that you need to have coasters across all of the tables, BUT if you did want to go ‘more is more’ then I think these floral coasters would be an awesome part of your decor! You could even double them up as favours if you wanted to! WIN WIN!
YOU WILL NEED:
Balsa wood // Pastel pink spray paint (we used Rustoleum) // Cricut Explore // Cricut Vinyl in a section of bright colours and gold//
Using your Cricut machine cut out several circles in the balsa wood.
Spray paint the balsa wood in a pretty pastel pink shade and allow to dry.