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D.I.Y. Rubber Stamps

25 Apr

I just know this sweetly Southern D.I.Y. tutorial found on The Sweetest Occasion is going to go to the top of your weekend to-do list! Everyone knows I love crafting, especially if it’s going to be kind on my limited college student piggy bank! This charming rubber stamp project is just that. Who wouldn’t want a mustache stamp?! Without further ado, check out the easy-to-follow tutorial below to get started. Happy crafting lovelies!

You need:

{1} Pencil
{1} X-Acto Knife
{1} Stamp Pad
{1 or 2} Pink Erasers

Start by drawing a simple picture on your eraser with pencil. If you mess up, the lead will easily rub off and you can try again.

Next, take your X-Acto knife and carefully trace around your image, cutting directly downward. You won’t need to get more than about 1/8 of an inch deep.

Then, cut in from the edges of the eraser, being careful to only cut up to where you traced the image with the knife. Work your way around in pieces, clearing away the parts that come free, until all of the excess is cut away.

Ta-da! You made a rubber stamp! Now ink it up and stamp away…

Lawn Games

24 Apr

Lawn games are a great way to get people moving and mingling at your reception – they’re also a fun distraction for guests during a cocktail hour while you and your bridal party are off getting post-ceremony pictures!

Check out the inspiration below for some fun lawn game ideas, including a few of my personal favorites! 

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A Reason to Celebrate

26 Jan

Friends, this morning I have for you a fabulous reason to celebrate!

I present you with REVEL, a brilliant endeavor from the modern minds of New York City’s 57Grand that takes soiree shopability to a whole new level. Planning a wedding? A dinner party? A birthday celebration?? Whatever the festivities, REVEL is the perfect resource for your next big event! Festive inspiration is everywhere across the web, but what’s a girl to do when she actually wants to purchase the photographed details for her own entertaining, but doesn’t know where to start?? Well I’m about to blow your mind!

The ladies of REVEL have done all the work for us and created a collection of daily inspiration that is instantly shopable. Dangerous…But I like it! Their blog revolves around everything ‘modern celebration’ from do-it-yourself projects to expert advice, but my favorite part is the unique inspiration shopping boards (like the one below) they create for  specific color palettes and/or themes.

If an item catches your eye, and you want to find out more about it, just click on the image for more lovely details!

And here’s where things get super exciting – If you really love the item, just click on the bright yellow ‘buy me’ button and you will immediately be linked to a source of purchase!

It’s like Pinterest…but BETTER.

Snowball Floats

17 Jan

Looking for a unique winter-lover’s signature drink?  I have a sweet and simple flavorful concoction from The Sweetest Occasion that will definitely bring a smile to your face!

And even better, the directions are simple – Add one scoop of ice cream to your glass. Pour 1/3 part full with eggnog. Add vanilla soda and serve!

For the grown-up version, go ahead and add a shot of vanilla vodka and enjoy the extra yum.

D.I.Y. Sequin Stir Sticks

5 Jan

Hello friends! Time to wrap this week up with a simple, sparkling craft that will make y’all want to come up with a fabulous excuse to throw a festive party! These darling embellished stir sticks, found on one of my favorite DIY guru sites, Simply Splendid, are such a fun detail for the modern, trendy hostess.  Not only are they super easy to put together, but they are sure to make your wallet happy as well with their low-cost supplies, which is even more reason to love these sequin-glam stirrers! So get your girlfriends together and make it a ladies’ night this weekend crafting some razzle dazzle for your next big affair!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

{1} 2″ sequinned star appliques
{2} bamboo barbecue sticks (available at Target or your local grocery store)
{3} craft felt, preferably matching your sequin color
{4} hot glue and a glue gun
{5} scissors

DIRECTIONS

{1} Lay the sequinned star over the craft felt and cut the felt to the size and shape of the applique.
{2} Place the applique sequin side down, and position the bamboo skewer in the middle of the applique. (The placement should be set so that the top of the skewer aligns with the horizontal edges of the top left and right star points, and the skewer stem aligns with and breaks through the center of the bottom two points.)
{3} Hot glue the bamboo skewer in place in this position.
{4} Set aside with its matching felt cutout to cool and set, and continue creating more as needed.
{5} Draw and outline of hot glue around the edge of the felt cutout, then draw a small “X” of hot glue in the inside of the outline.
{6} Press the felt cutout over the applique and the bamboo skewer to create a covered backing for a finished look.

D.I.Y. Sparkle Fever

31 Dec

Does anyone else get sparkle fever at this time of year? Every time I walk through the malls my feet are like magnets to anything that has sparkle, glimmer, and shine. I am a HUGE advocate of sparkly pretties to complement any party and am so excited to share this DIY project with y’all to get you in the sparkle spirit too!

Creating these wallet-friendly candles, found on Martha Stewart Weddings, are a perfect way to craft in the new year!

What you need:

{1} candles (Martha’s were $8 per dozen at jamaligarden.com)
{2} superfine/fine metallic glitter in assorted colors
{3} a large box
{4} spray adhesive

Directions:

{1} in a well-ventilated area, place candles in a large box
{2}  coat candles with spray adhesive
{3} spoon glitter over candles to coat fully
{4} let dry overnight

Have fun crafting friends!!


D.I.Y. White Christmas

21 Dec

What could be more traditional Christmas than d.i.y. ornaments like these found at A Field Journal?? The weather man has been predicting the distinct possibility of a white Christmas this year, and why not celebrate this by having the most beautiful tree adorned in white on the block! For templates and instructions on how to make all of these brilliant pretties for your tree, visit the link above.

Have a Merry Wednesday!