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DIY GEODE AMETHYST NAIL MANI

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*NEW TREND ALERT* Geode is going to be BIG in the wedding industry this year and we are loving this trend! I mean how beautiful are the amethyst rocks? Every single stone is different and unique in it’s own way! We have a few DIYs planned over the upcoming months including geode but we thought it would be fun to kick off the trend with an amethyst nail mani! I just love how glittery and sparkly this design turned out, they are definitely sure to WOW! Here’s how to recreate this look…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Grey acrylic powder and acrylic liquid (can also achieve this by mixing black pigment with clear acrylic powder in a pestle and mortar) in a light grey and dark grey // Clear acrylic powder mixed with purple magpie glitter // UV top coat to finish // Buffer // Black acrylic paint // White acrylic paint // Lecente nail art brush // Gems // Gel glitter polish //

STEP 1:

We started off by painting a purple gel glitter polish on all of the nails except for the ring fingers, we put two coats of gel on too.

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Wednesday

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January 2017

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50 BEST DIY PAPER FLOWER TUTORIALS FOR YOUR WEDDING

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Today we are thrilled to be sharing another epic list post with you. If you are looking for an alternative to real flowers on your wedding day then look no further, as we have compiled a list of 50 unique paper flower tutorials from photo booth backdrops and altars to cake toppers and bouquets just for you. If your a beginner at DIY, don’t let that put you off as we have included DIY’s for all skills levels or perhaps you are worried that you will be a little short on time, we have even included a few tutorials that will take less than 10 minutes to make. So no matter your skill level or availability there’s a flower DIY in here with your name on it.

1. The Paper Spring Floral Crown  pictured above, would make a beautiful bridal crown. (Photo by Ashley Isenhour and Brittany Jepsen via The House That Lars Built)

2. If your looking to create a statement backdrop on on a budget, then this Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop is just what you are looking for. (Photo by Paul Ferney via Oh Happy Day)

3. This Paper Floral Cake Topper is awesome if you want to create those boho vibes but without real flowers. (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

4. This Rainbow Flower Wreath would make perfect wedding decor for a color lover. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

5. It can be tough to find table decor that isn’t made from real flowers but this Rose Branch Candelabra is an awesome way to add foliage. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via A Subtle Revelry)

6. Not only is this Paper Flower Bouquet very pretty but it is also easy peasy to make. (Photo via Design Sponge)

7. A unique twist on a traditional bouquet this Paper Flower Cone Bouquet infuses a dose of childhood nostalgia into the design. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via Oh Happy Day)

8. There might not be anything more colorful that these Giant Paper Flowers used as a backdrop. (Photo by Gustavo Studio via Hostess with the Mostess

9. Real flower garlands are not only expensive but have a short lifespan so why not make your own pretty Paper Flower Garland that will last a lifetime instead. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

10. Take your plain boring ol’ headband to the next level and create this Paper Flower Headband for your wedding instead. (Photo by Sarah Hebenstreit via Oh Happy Day)

11. These pretty Watercolor and Crepe Paper Poppy Escort Cards make lovely table decor too. (Photo by Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper)

12. Tissue paper can go a long way. Use left over paper to make these Tissue Paper Carnation Place Card & Favors. (Photography by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

13. If your looking to jazz up your favor boxes, make these Peony Favors. (Photography via Oh Happy Day)

14. We have all seen the beautiful images on Pinterest of weddings covered in cascades of flowers but not only are they pricey but difficult to install. Instead make your own Hanging Wisteria out of paper and upcycle after.(Photography via Mamas Gone Crafty)

15. Large tissue paper flowers are a budget friendly and an effective way to make a statement on a plain wall. This tutorial shows you how to use yours to make your very own DIY Flower Wall. (Photo by Cameron Ingalls Photography via Style Me Pretty)

16. Now this is an innovative way to use old cupcake wrappers, use them to make your own Cupcake Wrapper Flower Votives. (Photo by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

17. Transform a flat table into a three dimensional whimsical wonderland with these Pom Pom Party Flowers. (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

18. This is another stellar tutorial on how to make your own Cascading Flower Backdrop (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

19. Peonies are still a pretty big deal in wedding world but they usually come with a hefty price tag. Save your wallet and make your own Paper Peonies instead. (Photo by Papetal via Esty Blog)

20. Daisies make us feel all types of good vibes which is why we absolutely adore this Paper Daisy Backdrop. (Photo by Anna Marie Killian via The House That Lars Built)

21. Cant afford roses or perhaps your allergic? Don’t miss out, make your own Garden Rose with paper instead. (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

22. These paper peonies make for the most beautiful Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

23. This charming Cherry Blossom Branch is so simple to make.  (Photo by Addie Juell via Martha Stewart)

24. When you have a bare wall sometimes the only solution is to make a giant Paper Heart Flower Wall. (Photo via Wonderful DIY)

25. You’r guests will swoon over these Giant Crepe Paper Roses. (Photo by Studio DIY)

26. If your gifts need that something extra, add a Paper Flower Gift Topper. (Photo via Fall For DIY)

27. Follow this tutorial to make your own Crepe Paper Flower Sweet Peas. (Photo via Crafted to Bloom) (more…)

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January 2017

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50 FREE PRINTABLE GARLANDS AND DIY BANNERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR WEDDING OR PARTY DECOR!

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At the beginning of this year I decided to go back through our stats and see what our most popular posts were throughout 2016, very quickly one thing became very clear to me, you guys LOVE list posts and you LOVE free printables! So here I am combining the two and throwing in some DIY tutorials as well, resulting in quite an epic list I must say! Here’s our absolute favourite free printable garlands and DIY banners that you can make at home and turn into something spectacular, all fifty of them…

1.(Above) All of bright colours in this DIY Felt Ball Garland will certainly add a POP to your decor! Via Dream Green DIY

2. This Paper Leaf Garland is all kinds of pretty via The House That Lars Built! Imagine tons of those draping beautifully!

3. Calling all the cat lovers! Learn how to make this cute Kitty Cat Garland via A Subtle Revelry!

4. Go rainbow balloon crazy with this insanely amazing Zig Zag Garland via Oh Happy Day!

5. This Pouty Lip Garland also via A Subtle Revelry is perfect for Valentines Day!

6. Throwing more colour into the mix again with this Paper Gift Box Garland via The Proper Blog

7. Carry the holographic trend over to 2017 with this Sparkly Garland DIY via Paper and Stitch!

8. Easily create this cute Open Triangle Garland via A Subtle Revelry

9. Pom poms are the bomb and I absolutely adore this Pom Pom Garland via Julep!

10. Sometimes you just can’t beat the Classic Tassel Garland! Learn how to make one via Studio DIY.

11. How cute is this Ice Cream Garland via Oh Happy Day?!

12. This awesome Art Deco Fan Garland is also via Oh Happy Day! So fun!

13. We created this Cute and Colourful Alphabet Banner for you to print for free!

14. We love how bright this Hanging Vine Garland is too via A Subtle Revelry.

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DIY BALLOON WALL BACKDROP FOR YOUR NYE PARTY!

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WOOHOO New year’s eve is almost upon us and it’s time to get into that party feeling! (unless you are already of course from all the Christmas festivities!) If you’re going to be throwing your own party this year then why not make a fun balloon backdrop for your guests to take photos in front of? It will be a great talking point and doesn’t just have to be for new year’s eve! How ace would this look at a wedding?! You could even match the balloons to your theme!

The amazing Paula from The Giant Balloon Co sent us all of these gorgeous balloons to create this backdrop, we went for different shades of pinks, gold and whites and we love how it turned out! Here’s how to recreate the look…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Normal sized balloons & small balloons in a variation of colours (We used around 50 on the wall and had about 30 on the floor) // Balloon pump // Strong tape (We used parcel tape) // Sellotape //

STEP 1:

Blow up all of your balloons using your pump so that you can see exactly what you have of each. We found it best to blow up the normal size balloons to full size and a medium size just so that we could fit them in the gaps easier and create a more interesting look with lots of different sizes.

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STEP 2:

Start by taping a few of your biggest balloons to the wall, securing them in place on the ends of the balloons. Vary the colours as you build around each balloon.

STEP 3:

Keep going and filling in the gaps with your smallest balloons. We used sellotape to adhere these to the other balloons and keep them in place.

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