DIY OMBRE CANDLE FAVOURS (AKA THE EASIEST HOMEMADE GIFT EVER!)

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago we were sent a box of goodies from the paint heaven company that is rustoleum? We were challenged to upcycle something and in case you missed it you can check out how we upgraded a bunch of teapots here! As you can imagine though with a box of amazing paints lying around my house it wasn’t long until I got itchy feet and had to dive straight back into the package!

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I headed to a local gift shop and bought a bunch of plain white taper candles (they were only 70p each!) and thought it would be fun to create an ombre effect on them using the multi purpose spray paint in candy pink! I think these would make beautiful favours for a wedding or even gifts for your bridesmaids and obviously at a bargain price! Here’s how you can make your own:

YOU WILL NEED:

White taper candles // spray paint in the colour of your choice // glasses (for drying) //

STEP 1:

Holding the top of the candle, simply spray paint the bottom of the candle creating an ombre effect.

STEP 2:

Pop the candle in a glass, upside down and allow the paint the fully dry.

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THE BEST 30 TABLE DECOR IDEAS YOU’LL EVER SEE!

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Last week our reader survey closed and hundreds of you got in touch to give us some feedback on the blog, I’ve been absolutely LOVING reading your ideas come in and me and Em are going to be going through them all properly today and sharing the results with you all at the end of this week! One thing you did keep asking for was more decor inspiration so while we get brainstorming some fresh ideas for you here’s 30 AWESOME ways that you can style up your tables…

1. Use contrasting patterns to make a bold statement!

I know, I know, it can be a little scary placing contrasting patterns together but look how awesome it can look?! As long as you don’t overdo it then patterns can really add an extra dimension to your decor! You can see a tutorial for these hand painted plates here but it doesn’t have to just be plates, you could layer patterns with the table cloth, napkins and even place settings!

2. Add colour with place mats

I feel like place mats are often overlooked these days but they really can look super beautiful against a white tablecloth! You can even download these gorgeous brushstroke place mats and print them out!

3. Use a little wood

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I absolutely love how stylists took the rustic elements of wood and added a pop of colour to them in this styled shoot! By adding bright glittered card to the top or different colour wheels it really modernises the wooden look!

4. Add sparkle with disco balls!

You really can’t go wrong with a little sparkle and if you’re a fan of bling bling then disco balls are an epic way to style up your table! Plus you can get them in all sizes so you could even pop some giant ones around the venue! See the full shoot here! 

5. Fill old cans with flowers

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If you want to keep the costs down then filling used cans with flowers is a great alternative to small vases! I love the Mexican style cans in this styled shoot but you can always take the labels off and spray paint the cans too!

6. Create a floating table runner with balloons

Balloons can sometimes get a bad rep but when done well they can really add a fun and elegant touch to your decor! Instead of placing a bunch in the middle of the table it looks so much better to have them running along the length of your table creating an almost floating table runner! Plus how beautiful are these palm frond balloons?!

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HANDPICKED FLOWERS, HOMEMADE CROWNS & A PICNIC STYLE WHIMSICAL WEDDING

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A candlelit dinner under the starts, surrounded by their closest friends and a whole bunch of love was exactly what Jenny & Brock had envisioned when they were planning their day! This entire wedding is so magical and who could’t love a night that ended with singing, dancing & delicious s’mores by the campfire?!

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HAUNTING HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION WITH BLACK LACE, GOLD PUMPKINS & A TOUCH OF DRAMA

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EEK! Happy Halloween and hello to one hell of an awesome styled shoot to celebrate! Whenever the collective of amazing suppliers called the Coocouture get together me and Emily are always so excited to see the outcome! They always manage to take a theme and go beautifully extravagant with it and this Halloween shoot was no exception! It ties together pretty elements of Autumn while avoiding all the cheesy cliches. Cue the subtle fall tones and the drama!

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10 DIYS TO HELP SET THE TABLE

When it comes to splashing your personality across your wedding, table decor can be a huge opportunity to take the reigns and really show off who you are and what you love as a couple! But let’s be honest, who wants to be worrying about setting their table on their wedding day? Not you my friend. Luckily we’ve got a list of 10 DIYS that can all be made ahead of time and handed over to whoever is going to be doing the setting on the day! Let’s get started shall we…

1: Who doesn’t love pineapples am I right?! Even if you don’t like the taste of them who could resist how gorgeous they look when transformed into a fun pineapple floral arrangement?!

2: Show your guests your gratitude with these spank you very much napkins!

3: If you love washi tape as much as we do then why not create an entire washi tape place setting?!

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DIY Geometric Concrete Candle Holders

DIY Geometric Concrete Candle Holders (5)Today we have Teri from The Lovely Drawer here to share a fabulous DIY with you! Teri’s blog has fast become one of my favourites, it is super stylish with lashings of colour, loads of creativity and tonnes of DIY projects, so it isn’t hard to see why we thought she would be the perfect person to join us here today!  Over to you Teri…
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Heres a surprisingly simple DIY to add an element of industrial charm to any table centre. These striking candy holders can be painted with any patterns or colours to suit your big day and are pretty speedy to create. You will need…

 A silicone mould (you can use any shape you want as long as its deep enough to hold a candle)// Cup// Quick set cement// Candle sticks// An old or disposable mixing container/bowl & spoon// Masking or wash tape// Scissors// Paint tester pots in the colours of your choice//

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