FREE PRINTABLE EYE GIFT TAGS

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There’s less than 2 days to go until Christmas and if you still haven’t finished your Christmas wrapping yet then we have got your back with today’s DIY! Eye’s have been a big trend this year, I feel like i’ve seen them everywhere (and they’ve seen me haha) so we wanted to create a fun free printable that carried this trend over to Christmas! Que our free download of these cute and colourful eye gift tags! They’re sure to jazz up any gift wrap and we’ve designed them in 6 different colours to make sure one of them matches your wrapping paper!

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Simply download the template here and print them out onto white card, then all you need to do is cut them out carefully and pop a hole in the end of them using a hole punch! How simple and easy is that?! Next, grab yourself some pretty twine or ribbon, thread it through the hole and write a lovely message on the back for the receiver!

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I don’t know about you but I’m definitely one of those people that take a lot of time and effort with wrapping up my gifts, I want them to look just as good on the outside and get the person receiving the gift really excited before they’ve opened it! PLUS if you’re using presents as part of your Christmas decor by piling them all up under the tree then you know you want them to look extra special!

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FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS CACTUS GARLAND

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Who wants a regular Christmas garland when you can have a Christmas cactus garland!! I really do love the statement and effect that a banner can have when you’re decorating a room for a party or for Christmas, and if you love summer as much as winter then why not bring a little sunshine into your decor with our Christmas cactus garland! The cacti have been fully festivied (that is so not a word) with a gold star on top and plenty of tinsel!

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This is super simple to make! To create your garland all you need to do is grab the free template here and print your cacti out onto white card. Next, cut them out and using a little craft glue, adhere them to a piece of string or yarn then hang it up somewhere with pride! We found that the garland looked most effective with the cacti spaced around 5cm apart.

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10 COLOURFUL HALLOWEEN DIYS YOU NEED TO MAKE!

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Halloween can sometimes be a tricky (or treaty) time of year for us, it’s no surprise that dark and moody style just isn’t our bag. But listen up colour lovers! It’s not all doom and gloom around Halloween, we’re here to share with you plenty of colourful and fun DIYs that still look awesome for your Halloween decor! Whether you’re having an Autumn wedding but still want it to be full of colour or if you’re just throwing a Halloween party! Here’s a few bright and bold ideas…

1.DIY Snapchat Filter Pumpkins

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Aww Sam has absolutely smashed it again by making these amazing snapchat filter pumpkins! No carving required either! WINNING! Check out the full DIY here!

2. SUGAR SKULL BALLOON BACKDROP

I am so in love with this sugar skull backdrop over on Oh Happy Day!! It’s so fun and colourful and beyond easy to recreate! Click here to see the full DIY!

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We all know love emojis am I right?! So why not add them into your halloween decor with these emoji ghost balloons over on Aww Sam!

4. TRICK OR TREAT CANDY BUCKETS

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Why give out candy in boring buckets when you give it out in fun slogan buckets?! Plus how awesome are those colours?! DIY over on Design Sponge!

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DIY CASCADING FLOWER BACKDROP

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If you came to the Handmade Fair last weekend then you would have seen our bright and bold cascading flower backdrop that we created especially for the show! We absolutely loved how it turned out and wanted to share how we made it with you because quite frankly…how freaking awesome would this backdrop be at a wedding?! Whether you use it behind the top table, your altar or for a photobooth backdrop it’ll be a sure pop of colour and look fab in your photos!

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Also, special thanks to Lexy from Tilly and the Buttons who very kindly modeled in front of the backdrop for us at the end of the weekend! What a babe!

YOU WILL NEED:

Card in a variation of colours (we had 14 different shades and colours in total and used around 450 pieces of card sized 12inches by 12 inches) // White yarn // A threading needle // A Cricut Machine // A pen //

Please note* Whenever we feature tutorials using the Cricut machine we always say that if you want to, you can cut items out by hand but I really really really wouldn’t recommend that for this tutorial because you will need around 4000 flowers in total!

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STEP 1:

Choose a simple flower design from the Cricut design space and size it to just under 4 inches wide, we then set the flowers to fill the mat meaning we fitted 9 flowers per sheet of card.

STEP 2:

Get the machine cutting! This is a tedious step because you are consistently loading card into the machine, then pulling your flowers off the mat and loading more card. I promise though it would be a lot more painful if you were cutting by hand!

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STEP 3:

Next we decided to create some smaller flowers to go on the bottom of the strings, just to make it look more realistic. We cut out around 500 of these sized 2 inches wide.

STEP 4:

Once you’ve got a room full of flowers and they’re all cut out, use a pen to fold the edges of the flowers over to create a more 3D shape.

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN COLOURFUL HONEYCOMB BACKDROP

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If you love colour as much as we do at Bespoke Bride then this DIY is for you! Perhaps you’re thinking of creating your own backdrop for a photo booth? Or you want something pretty to stand in front of during the ceremony? Well we’ve got your back! Here’s how to recreate this bright and bold backdrop…

YOU WILL NEED:

A backdrop stand // A plain coloured backdrop  (we got ours for £25 online) // faux flowers // A selection of honeycomb balls // Double sided tape or a glue gun //

STEP 1:

Hang up your backdrop onto the backdrop stand and secure in place

STEP 2:

Start to either tape or glue your honeycomb balls to the backdrop, making sure they’re close together. I used double sided tape for this because I wanted to use the backdrop again but if you want it to be a little more secure then glue away!

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STEP 3: 

Keep sticking your honeycomb balls around the edge of the backdrop.

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STEP 4:

Once they’re all on there, take your faux flowers and start filling in the gaps!

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MAKE THIS BRIGHT & BOLD FRINGE NECKLACE

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Boy do we have a neon treat in store for you today! We all know fringes are having a big moment, especially in the festival scene so we couldn’t help but go a little fringe crazy and make this fun and colourful statement necklace! This DIY took less than 2 hours and can be done in 3 easy steps! I’m not even kidding, it really is THAT simple!

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STEP 1:

Take your leather lace and tie it securely together to create a necklace shape. Then cut your yarn into roughly 15cm pieces, it doesn’t matter if they’re not perfect because you can always trim them later if you need to! We cut around 80 pieces per colour but just play it by ear as you’re going along!

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STEP 2:

Create a loop in the centre of your strand of yarn, place that over top of your leather lace then thread the two strands hanging down through the loop and pull tightly!

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HOW TO STYLE A MEXICAN THEMED TABLE

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With Cinco De Mayo just a few days away we wanted to go through the perfect way to style up a traditional looking Mexican table. In case you hadn’t realised me and Emily are huge fans of lots of bright colours and bold patters so it’s no surprise this type of theme is one of our absolute favourites! Photographer Candy Acosta and stylists Energia Events got together with a whole bunch of other suppliers to provide some beautiful inspiration on this tasty table top, all you need to do is read on to find out how you can recreate this look…

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