STRIPED HALLOWEEN CANDLES DIY

Yayyyy I’m so super excited to say that the Halloween DIYs officially start here! I love Halloween, even though I’m terrified of my own shadow and you probably couldn’t pay me to watch a horror film! This year I am particularly excited though because I’m going to be hosting a murder mystery party! There’s going…

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5 PERSONALISED GIFTS YOUR BRIDESMAIDS WILL LOVE!

Being a bridesmaid is no easy job, from planning bridal showers, bachelorette parties, engagement celebrations and more, there’s certainly a lot of organising involved! So when the time comes and you want to thank you your bridesmaids in style, sometimes the standard gift just won’t cut it! You want something personalised, something unique to them that they will cherish forever right? Well look no further because Personalised Gift Shop have got your back! Today we’re going to be sharing 5 of our favourite gift ideas from their site which we know you guys will love!

1. CHARMING CHOCOLATE BARS

For all the chocolate lovers out there, these custom slogan bars are the perfect gift! You can add up to 5 lines of text on the wrapper so whether you want to write a heart felt message, a fun private joke or just a simple thank you with their name, your sure to make them smile!

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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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3 WAYS TO GET CREATIVE WITH SCENT AT YOUR WEDDING

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Once your wedding day is upon you, you will be surprised by just how quickly the day will go and it soon becomes obvious why making special memories and saving keepsakes is so important. It’s the little things that will remind you of your day and sometimes striking when you least expect it. But what if you could take yourself back to that day and all you would need is to light a candle? Well Britten has done just that, with the launch of their new collection of scents.

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The collections includes 7 fragrances Briar Rose, Salted Lime & Basil, English Bluebell, Jasmine Blossom, Lily of the Valley, Neroli & English Herbs and Patchouli & Orange Blossom, designed not only to smell absolutely divine but be distinctive to. Our sense of smell is one of the strongest senses we possess and has developed in the same are of the brain where our memories and emotions are processed, which is why scent is well known for triggering memories.

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So here is where it gets fun! Save any of these fragrances for your wedding day and bridal experiences & you’ll deliberately associate that scent with your big day. It’s like a scent aide-mémoire. Here are 3 ways you can get creative with scent and keep those wedding memories flooding back!

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1. Light a Candle

We often associate candles with romance but have you ever wondered why? Candles benefit the senses in more than just one way. The smell of essential oils is key in aromatherapy whilst the low light of the candle helps to relax the body, lift your mood and cause a rather romantic reaction. Light a candle in your room the morning of your wedding whilst you get ready and not only will it help relax you for the day ahead but it can also be taken home after the event to light again and again with your new husband and would be great for special occasions like anniversaries.

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2. Give your Room a Spritz

If you want the instant benefit of the aroma, carry a bottle of room spray with you to spritz throughout the day. Whether you are in your room getting ready, during the ceremony or at the reception, as soon as your spray the scent back at home after the occasion, you will instantly be transported back to all the lovely memories you made in those spots.

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