MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE SWEET TREAT: DIY SUCCULENT & CACTUS CUPCAKES!

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You guys are in for a real treat today, metaphorically of course, I can’t physically give you these sweet treats but the good news is that you can easily whip yourself up a batch because Jenni from Two Little Cats Bakery is here to tell you how! These cactus and succulent cupcakes would make the perfect wedding favour, or maybe you could serve them up at a bridal shower?! Either way, I can tell you first hand that they’re absolutely delicious and they’re just about the prettiest darn cupcakes I’ve ever seen!

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YOU WILL NEED:

12 cupcakes (we used vanilla but you can use your favourite flavour!) // Buttercream icing // Fondant icing // Green food colouring // Crushed up biscuits (go for a digestive or ginger nut if you want a lighter ‘sand’ or Oreo if you want something that looks more like soil) // Piping bags and nozzles // Cocktail sticks // White sprinkles // Flower cutters //

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FOR THE CACTUS CUPCAKES….

1. Bake 12 cupcakes in any flavour you like and leave to cool completely

2. Crumble up 3 of the cupcakes with your hands into a bowl and set aside

3. Take the 9 remaining cupcakes, and spread or pipe some buttercream on top (you don’t need too much)

4. Dip the iced cupcakes into the biscuit crumbs to make them look like they are covered in sand. Make sure you give them a good roll around in those crumbs to get all the edges.

5. In your bowl of cake crumbs, add a small amount of buttercream (about a teaspoon) and mix them together – use those hands, just make sure they’re clean! If you can easily roll the mixture into a ball in your hand and it keeps it shape then you’ve got enough buttercream. If your mix is still too dry, and a little more buttercream and repeat. Don’t be tempted to add loads at once – you need less than you might think.

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6. Start rolling your mix into the rough shape you want your cactus to be. Most cacti will start off either as a ball, a flattened ball, or a stumpy sausage. Don’t make them too big – if you’re not sure then hold it against your cupcakes to check you’re happy with the size. When you’ve used up your mix put them on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof and put them in the fridge to harden.

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3 BOOZY ICE POPS TO MAKE THIS SUMMER!

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Happy Friday lovely people! It’s my Birthday on Sunday and I’m throwing a little mini party with the girls at my house before we head out for a night on the town, I always look forward to this every year, coming up with fun ideas for the little pre drinks session! This time I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of boozy alcoholic ice pops that I can keep in an ice bucket and everyone can help themselves to! Please be sunny tomorrow….PLEASE! Here’s how you can make a bunch of the same ones I’ve made…

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TEQUILA SUNRISE

First up is the tequila sunrise! Now don’t cringe, I know some of you hate tequila but this one really is delicious, it’s got fresh blended pineapple inside and who can resist the pretty ombre effect it makes on the ice pop!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

3/4 Cup tequila // 2 cups of pineapple juice // 1lb fresh pineapple, peeled and blended // 1/4 cup grenadine //

STEP 1.

Combine the blended fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and the tequila into a jug and stir well.

STEP 2:

Fill the ice pop moulds about 3/4 full (my moulds had a little fill line on them which was really helpful!)

STEP 3:

Finally, pour about one 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each pop and allow it to sink to the bottom of the pop. Then press it into the bottom of the mould and give it a little mix at the bottom by massaging the bottom half of the lolly to create the ombre effect! Then quickly pop them in the freezer!

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BLUE LAGOON

This one is for the vodka fans and I absolutely adore the colour of this one! It’s a beautiful shade of blue and really POPS against the other ice lollies!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

2 and a half cups of lemonade // 2 tablespoons of blue curaçao // 4 tablespoons vodka // 6 drops of blue food colouring (optional) //

STEP 1:

In a jug combine all of the ingredients except for the blue food colouring.

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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO EAT & WHAT TO SEE IN ZADAR & SPLIT, CROATIA

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I can’t believe it’s been over two weeks since I came back from Croatia, I spent a week in this beautiful country and ticked a couple of places of my ‘to see’ list whilst I was there! If you’re planning a trip here anytime soon, or maybe you’re thinking of visiting Croatia for your honeymoon or are simply dreaming up new pretty place to explore in the future then be sure to pin this page to your travel board for future use! I’m going to be sharing places to visit, where we stayed, what to eat, my favourite moments and a few helpful tips and tricks!

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VISIT IN SPLIT

Hands down my favourite day of the whole trip was when we took a day trip to Krka national park. This park is full of these insanely gorgeous natural waterfalls that you can gawk over! (Actually if you go in the summer months you can swim in them!) we booked our tour with a company called Splitlicious and I couldn’t recommend them enough! We got picked up in a mini bus around 8am in the morning and headed to Krka, it takes about 40 minutes to walk around the entire park and there’s a lovely little restaurant that over looks the waterfalls where we ate lunch.

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MAKE THIS ADORABLE JUST MARRIED DOOR MAT DIY

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A lot of newlyweds say to us that once their wedding was over they felt a little sad that they didn’t have any more projects to get stuck into and this made us think about all the just married DIYs that could be made once you’ve tied the knot to keep the spirit of your special day going! Say hello to the just married door mat! It’s the perfect way to let the world know that you’re celebrating and is a super fun and easy craft that you can make after your wedding! If you like, you could even make it before hand and have it ready, or I love the idea of one of the bridesmaids making one and surprising the bride and groom with it once they get home! How cute would that be?! Here’s how to make your own…

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YOU WILL NEED:

A door mat // Spraint paint in the colours of your choice (we used Rustoleum Candy Pink and Rustoleum Berry Pink) // Rustoleum Crystal Clear Protective Coat // A Cricut machine* // Just Married Template** // Cardstock // tape // newspaper //

*If you don’t have a Cricut then fret not! You can still create the DIY, you’ll just need to draw the stencil onto card using a ruler and pencil, then cut out the pieces using a stanley knife

**We’ve included the Just Married template above, but if you’re using a bigger size mat (like me) you’ll probably need to cut out the ‘JUST’ first on one piece of card, followed by ‘MAR’ and then ‘RIED’ also on separate pieces of card. The templates for these are here: ‘JUST‘ , ‘MAR‘ , ‘RIED

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STEP 1:

Either upload the templates to the Cricut design space and set your machine to cut out the card stock or as said above, cut out the stencils by free hand.

STEP 2:

Once everything is cut out you’ll want to tape the templates down to the mat, making sure that they’re secure. I used double sided tape to stick the middle of the A’s, D’s, etc down.

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WE’RE FEELING ALL THE RAINBOW VIBES WITH OUR NEW PRINTABLE CUP WRAPPERS!

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Anyone else got that Friday feeling? I feel like this week has absolutely flown by, we’ve been really busy (in a great way) but I am super excited to see the weekend ahead! If you’re celebrating something tonight or tomorrow, or perhaps you’ve got a bridal shower or bachelorette / hen party coming up then today’s DIY is for you! We’ve just released a bunch of these fun rainbow printable cup wrappers to transform your table tops!

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They’re so easy to make, simply download the files here (or below) and print them out onto white paper. Next, cut them out and wrap them around a bunch of paper cups, then all you need to is glue the wrappers in place. You’ll instantly update the look of the table decor with a punch of bright colour and you can guarantee your gal pals will love the fun slogans on the front!

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We’re pretty sure the slogans are a recipe to the perfect party! Dance, smile, enjoy, drink, talk & laugh! Sounds like a pretty fun get together to me! Team our cups with some pretty straws and a bunch of delicious cocktails and we know you’re onto a winner! (bonus points if you make colourful cocktails to match!) We’ve got some great cocktail ideas you can check out here too!

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HOW TO MAKE A FUN PAPER FLOWER CROWN

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Flower crowns are one of my favourite accessories not only when it comes to weddings but also festivals (and every day life!) whether they’re real flowers, faux flowers or paper flowers I’m seriously obsessed, and all the better when the colours are as bright and bold as this DIY flower crown we’re sharing with you today! Holly from Club Crafted is going to demonstrate how fun making a crown like this is, they would look so adorable on little flower girls or even a great craft to do at a bridal shower! Over to Holly…

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When I, Holly, set out to make paper flower crowns, I struggled with how to make flowers that were both simple to make and that would not appear cheesy or childish. After trying out a few different flower designs, I have two styles of flowers to share (with a template!) to make this project as easy as possible for you but still feel elegant, and once put together, these flower crowns are perfect for a bridal shower project or any other type of event you want to celebrate.

I’ll warn you, making these crowns is fun but will be a long process. Just use a variety of your favorite spring colored paper and start cutting! Once all of the pieces are cut and curled, the gluing is a piece of cake. If you have a cutting machine, such as a Cricut or Silhouette, you can upload these PNG templates to cut for you. Otherwise, note that cutting by hand may take some time to cut enough flowers to fill the crown. There are two types of flowers: large individual petal flowers and smaller one-piece flowers.

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YOU WILL NEED:

Coloured cardstock, including green for leaves // White cardstock // Scissors // Glue gun and glue sticks // Paper flower templates //

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STEP 1:

If cutting by hand, print the paper flower templates in your desired size and use them as templates to cut out flowers from the colored cardstock. The one-piece flowers should be about 4 inches wide. The individual petal flowers should be about 2 inches wide for the large petals and 1.5 inch wide for the small petals (5 large, 5 small per flower).

Note, cut some petal shapes out of green paper for leaves and cut the comb-looking pieces out of a yellow or similar color to be the middles of the flowers.

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3 FREE PRINTABLE FLOWER WRAPS (THAT ARE EVER SO PRETTY!)

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Mothers Day has already happened for us over here in the UK but we couldn’t let our friends from over the pond’s Mother’s Day pass without a fun free printable that’s sure to make all the mothers smile! I don’t know about you but my mum absolutely loves receiving flowers but why not jazz up those flowers one step further by printing off one of our pretty flower wraps?

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There are 3 different designs to choose from and I really think they bump the gift of flowers up a notch! You can either print the designs onto large A3 paper for a large bouquet or print them out onto smaller pieces of paper for cute little bunches of flowers.

YOU WILL NEED:

Fresh Flowers // Tissue Paper // String // Clear Tape // Flower Wrap Design 1 // Flower Wrap Design 2 // Flower Wrap Design 3 //

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STEP 1:

First of all you’ll want to bunch your flowers together, so cut them down to their desired length and then add an elastic band or some tape to secure them all together.

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STEP 2:

If you want to add in some tissue paper like we have here then now is the time to add it in! Simple a cut a square out of your favourite coloured tissue paper and wrap or fold it around the flowers. I find it works best by placing the bouquet at one corner of the tissue then wrapping the right side of it over to the left, then fold up the bottom part of the tissue paper over that and finally fold the left side over top.

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21 SWOON WORTHY ETSY PIECES THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT A WATERCOLOUR WEDDING!

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When browsing through the Wedding Style Guide out of Etsy’s editors picks last week I couldn’t help but notice all of the unique and down right gorgeous pieces that have been getting added recently! One of my favourite wedding trends has always been watercolour, I just love how unpredictable the colours are when blended together and let me tell ya, I found some insanely beautiful watercolour wedding pieces when browsing through!

For me it’s a trend that will never go out of style, there are so many ways you can incorporate it into your wedding day whether subtle or loud and today I wanted to share with you 21 swoon worthy pieces that will make you want a watercolour wedding, bridal shower or bachelorette theme! Cue the pretty colours!

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1.(Above) HOW INSANELY amazing is that watercolour ombre veil?! I mean, it’s seriously striking and so beautiful!

2. I love these simple watercolour table numbers!

3. A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes and I feel like these watercolour shoes would be the perfect pair of bridal heels!

4. Why not gift your gal pals their very own watercolour kimono robes to get ready in on the morning?

5. This watercolour clutch is the bomb!

6. If you’re after some bridal shower or bachelorette party games then we’ve got a pack of 6 printables here!

7. It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Crown & Glory so this watercolour petal crown is right up our street!

8. How cool is this watercolour geo snapchat filter?! All the guests at your wedding can share their snaps with it!

9. Let’s not forget the tableware, these paper plates are perfect for a bridal shower or hen party!

10. If you love DIYing like we do then you’re gonna wanna grab a few rolls of this watercolour washi tape! There are so many fun projects you could create!

11. How about starting the watercolour theme early with these pretty save the dates?

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MAKE THIS FUN AND SUPER EASY GEOMETRIC HEART BACKDROP!

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Backdrops are the bomb am I right? Whether you want to use one for a photo booth, set the background for a dessert table or even style one up for an altar they’re the perfect way to update the look of a room very quickly! So if your venue just happens to have a plain wall that you’re wanting to style up or maybe even use for a Photo Booth back drop then today’s DIY is for you! Not to mention it’s probably the easiest backdrop DIY we’ve ever made!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Plain paper in a variety of colours (We bought a 12 x 12 pack) // A pair of scissors // A ruler // white tac // A pencil //

STEP 1:

Draw the shape of a geometric heart using your pencil and a ruler onto one of your sheets of paper or onto a piece of card, then cut it out. We sized our hearts roughly 10 inches by 10 inches.

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Pssst…If you want to know what props we’re using in these photos it’s our Snapchat photo booth props! So fun right?! You can grab the original set and the new set below if you want them for your own booth!

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STEP 2:

Use this shape as a stencil to cut out the rest of the hearts, so simply trace around the outside of it onto each piece of colourful paper and then cut them all out until you have enough hearts to fill the space of the wall you need to cover.

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