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UP UP & AWAY STYLED WEDDING INSPIRATION + 3 EASY TO MAKE PAPER DECORATIONS!

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Let me paint you a little picture…

Imagine walking dreamily among the clouds, bright pops of colour flash before your eyes as you find yourself surrounded by tiny hot air balloons. You somehow feel like you’ve stumbled down a rabbit hole and become a giant who can also walk on air?

Of course that can’t really come true! Or can it? Founders of Paperie + Pen, Nichole & Franny wanted to create a fun and flirty shoot revolving around their love of all things PAPER! Creating fluffy clouds and tiny hot air balloons all made from just that! (more…)

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March 2017

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MAKE THESE FUN ST PATRICK’S DAY GOLD COIN MARBLED COOKIES

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As March is upon us, (say WHAT it’s March already!!) it’s time to go searching for that pot of gold. No need to look too far – you can create your own pot of golden coins with this simple cookie DIY! They’re so easy to make and they taste absolutely delicious! Today, Lauren from Toast from The Host is showing us how to decorate these fun oreo cookies…

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YOU WILL NEED:

1 bag of White Chocolate Melts // 2 Food Gel Colors in Green and Gold // Toothpick or Bamboo Skewer // Parchment Paper // 1 Glass Bowl // Golden Oreos // 1 Tablespoon // Optional: Lemon Extract //

STEP 1:

Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and lay out Oreos on sheet.

STEP 2:

If using a microwave, melt entire bag of White Chocolate Melts in Glass Bowl being sure to stir every 30 seconds until all chocolate has melted and is smooth. Spoon 3-5 tablespoon(s) of water to thin out chocolate. Continue to fold and stir chocolate until it is a smooth batter-like consistency.

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STEP 3:

Squeeze one drop of gel colors into bowl and begin to swirl both using a “figure 8” method using a toothpick or bamboo skewer.

STEP 4:

Dip golden Oreos (once) into swirl mixture and lay flat on parchment paper to encourage the chocolate to harden. Need to move faster? Place in the fridge to speed up the hardening process.

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Tuesday

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February 2017

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DIY PUNNY COCKTAIL SHAKER

Written by , Posted in Cricut Explore, Favours and Gifts, Hen Parties & Bridal Showers, How To...

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If you’re already dreaming of the weekend then today’s DIY is for you my friend! Holly from Club Crafted is back with this super fun cocktail shaker DIY! I mean why pour your drinks from a regular shaker when you can pun it up?! Over to Holly…

I, Holly, love a good cocktail and a good pun. After starting to mess around with new cocktail recipes these last few months, I started collecting pretty shakers and there was just one thing missing…puns!

Naturally, shaking up a cocktail always makes me think of “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift, so I thought it was the perfect line for making a simple punny cocktail shaker. With some colorful vinyl and my Cricut machine, this was really simple to make and adds a little humour to my drink-making.

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Vinyl is a great craft supply for a variety of projects, and even though I used a cutting machine, you don’t necessarily need one. Just keep in mind it will require more work to cut with a knife. Here’s how to make a punny cocktail shaker of your own!

YOU WILL NEED:

Plastic cocktail shaker (I purchased this small one) // Colorful vinyl // Cutting machine OR alphabet stencil with craft knife // Cricut vinyl transfer tape //

STEP 1:

Wash and dry the shaker first.

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February 2017

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY DIY BALLOON GARLAND

Written by , Posted in Decor, Garlands and Backdrops, How To...

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I am so excited to share this easy DIY balloon garland with you today even though it’s not very Valentines-ey! Although it totally could be if you used pink and red balloons??

Anyway I think today’s tutorial is the perfect statement decor to add to a sweet or cake table and you could even make it longer and use it as a table runner or a ceremonial arch! The delicate florals add a touch of class, whilst the balloons are the perfect amount of whimsy and best of all, it so incredibly easy to make!

I have always wanted to make a balloon table runner but always imagined you would need loads of special wires and stuff to make it happen. Well, it turns our I was totally wrong! All you need is string (you can also use fishing wire), a pair of scissors and balloons in the colours & sizes of your choice, this one was 5 1/2 ft and used 41 balloons all of the same standard balloon size, so you can use that as a basic guide.

I was totally inspired by the Eclectic Ski Lodge Shoot we featured here a couple of weeks back, so decided to use similar colours and loved the idea of adding flowers & foliage, making it the perfect decor for a wedding.  And if your wondering how long it took me to create this garland it was between 1-2 hours when you add in the fact that I kept stopping for tea breaks! Not bad eh!

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STEP 1:

Start by inflating your balloons.

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STEP 2:

Tie a 3 inch piece of string around the knot of your balloon making sure it is secure.

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STEP 3:

Now cut a piece a string a length of string to the size you would like your garland to be. You may find it easier to elevate your string off the ground somehow by tying it to the backs of two chairs but I found it just as easy working with the string flat on the table. It also helped to make sure there were no gaps underneath as I originally wanted this to be a table runner. (more…)