Style Spotlight: Modern Wilderness Baby Shower

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby! Today we’re sharing some creative ways to use Weddingstar products for a baby shower. Boy or girl, it really doesn’t matter with this Modern Wilderness styled party collaboration. It’s easy to get the look by combining simple black and white graphics with pops of color and whimsical woodland elements.

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Featured here: love acrylic cake topper and sippers candy striped paper straw

This “love” acrylic white cake topper was given a whimsical modern look by adding a black and white candy striped paper straw.

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Featured here: sippers candy striped paper straws, chalkboard signs, miniature faux antler stationery card holder, baker’s twine

Candy striped paper straws can be both decorative and functional when you add them to sweet treats like these chocolate dipped rice crispies. Hand lettered chalkboard signs are displayed on mini faux antler card holders that were mounted onto small wood slices.

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Featured here: birch bark printed paper straws, personalized mason jar drinking glasses

Oh baby! Personalized mason jars can be used as drinking glasses or to hold paper straws and cutlery on a sweets table.

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Featured here: party time printed napkins, black chalkboard paper table runner, gold foil jumbo party confetti

Use decorative scissors or paper edge punches to add an unexpected edging detail to plain paper table runners.

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Featured here: large chalkboard sign, baker’s twine

Drill holes in chalkboards and add baker’s twine so they can be hung up.

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Featured here: paper lanterns, watermelon round paper lanterns, 17″ large love balloons , gold foil jumbo party confetti

What’s a party without balloons and paper lanterns? Plain white paper lanterns are embellished with black and gold tissue paper polka dots for a little pattern play. Some of these paper lanterns and hand lettered chalkboards could be used as decorations in the nursery after the party.

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Featured here: phantom wishing well acrylic box, love plate set, gold heart muslin drawstring favor bags, large chalkboard and large wood easel

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Stay tuned in July for the DIY tutorial on how to add a pink ombre detail to these gold sparkle heart muslin drawstring favor bags.

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Featured: Cake serving set, matte gold toggle charm bracelet with gem stone charm

 

Modern Wilderness Baby Shower Collaboration by

Photography by Janet Kwan Photography

Cake and Sweets by Cakelaine

Floral arrangements by Flowerly

Handlettering by Love Lettering

Boxes and packaging supplies Creative Bag

Handmade Makers Milo & Ben, Kiriki Press, Little Rose and Co, The Teepee Store, Sweetie Pie Design Co, Gotamago

Location Nobel Crafthouse

Creative Direction and Styling: Lorrie Everitt

 

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How To: Decorate for Less by Skipping the Flowers

Your wedding day budget is depleting and you are looking for ways to save costs. One way couples have found to reduce wedding costs is by replacing flowers with simple décor items. Many couples are straying away from using flowers and are instead choosing to make their own decorations and bouquets out of other unique items. Flowers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so if you are a bride who doesn’t want flowers at their wedding we’ve got some alternatives that you and your guests will love.

Aisle Decorations

 

Decorative Lanterns are a great choice to brighten up your aisle. They can be painted to match your wedding colours or dressed up using a decorative ribbon and you’ve got the perfect addition to guide you down the aisle.

Candles are another great way to decorate your aisle. They provide a romantic lit atmosphere perfect for that cozy indoor affair. However, if your venue does not allow open flames, flameless candles are also available.

Flowerless Centerpiece Options

 

Add a vintage look to your reception with these Candle Holders. You can decorate them to add your own flair. Add some candles and you’ve got a simple alternative to flowers.

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Having a summer wedding and want some pops of color on the guest tables? With beautiful decorated mason jars you’ve got a fun and easy DIY project that the whole wedding party can help out with.

Other summer weddings choose to use fruits to decorate with, filling tall glass vases or jars with different colored fruits for the right amount of color.

The Bridal Bouquet

 

A bride’s bouquet can be made up of all kinds of different things but one of the most popular for today’s bride is a brooch bouquet. These are easy to make, even if you aren’t very crafty and they look fantastic in photos. Brides usually ask for brooches to be donated by friends or family members, but can also find them in antique stores for relatively cheap. This bouquet is not to be thrown though; it is meant as a keepsake for the bride and there is usually a small substitution bouquet that is used if the bride chooses to do a bouquet toss.

Other bouquets may include flowers that are made out of sheet music, comic books or origami paper. Rustic themed weddings have seen flowers formed from burlap and ribbon, and others include fabric flowers made by the bride or purchased from a crafter.

Whether you decide to go with flowers or not, the choice is yours for your wedding. However, if you are feeling adventurous, skip the flowers and let your flowerless décor be the talk for years to come.

Writing & Concept by:  Theresa Gibson

Photography by: Weddingstar, LV Imagery, Kat Williams

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Get the Look: Poppers Three Ways

When you think of poppers or “crackers” you may think of Christmas. However, DIY poppers are great for any occasion, including your wedding day. Just by choosing different paper and trims you can create truly unique and beautiful looks. And they add a big ‘pop’ and wow-factor to that special moment!

Why not thank each of your guests with a popper that has a special gift/favor inside. You can hand them out individually or stack them on a tray for your guests to help themselves.

Supplies

Tools

  • Ruler
  • X-acto Knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
  • Hot Glue Sticks and Gun

Instructions

Step 1:
Print and cut out the zigzag template from card stock. Remember to print out at 100%.  Download Zigzag Template.

Step 2:
Measure and cut your paper to 10 7/8″ x 5 ¾”. This size fits a cardboard tube that is 3 7/8″ in length.

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Step 3:
From each edge, measure in by 2 ¾” on backside (white side) of paper and fold inwards so the edges meet in front.

Step 4:
Place zigzag template on top of your folded paper and with a pencil, trace the notches or zigzag (triangles).

Step 5:
Remove template and cut out notches with small scissors. When unfolded this creates a diamond pattern in the paper to make it easier to cinch the cracker with ribbons and other decorative items.

Step 6:
Open up the folded paper, turn over and flatten out. Thread the “snapper” through the inside of the cardboard tube and attach it with a small dab of hot glue on the inside at both ends of the tube. Put candies or small favors in the tube, tucking sizzle paper into the ends. Wrap the paper around the tube in the center and affix with clear tape.

Step 7:
To finish the ends of the popper, insert an extra cardboard tube into one end and tape the seam together. Repeat on other side.

Step 8:
Add trimmings to each end of popper. Cut 2 pieces of ivory ribbon at 10″ in length and tie one to each end with a single knot. Additionally, cut 4 pieces of gold cord at  10″  in length and tie 2 pieces to each end over the ivory ribbon.

Step 9:
Add personalized elements to the middle part of popper. Cut paper wrap to 3″ x 6″ and affix sticker to middle. Wrap around middle of popper and affix with tape.

Details

 

This popper does double duty as a favor and name card for a truly personal touch. Guests will have a ‘blast’ popping these at the reception table to enjoy their after-dinner mints.

 

Supplies

Tools

  • Ruler
  • X-acto Knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
  • Hot Glue Sticks and Gun

Instructions

Step 1 – 7:
Follow instructions for creating popper Look #1.

Step 8:
Cut 2 pieces of grey ribbon at 10″ in length and tie to each end with a single knot. Cut a 10″ single row of rhinestones and tie one to each end.

Step 9:
Write name using the silver pen on the oval sticker and affix to middle of popper.

Details

 

Sweeten up your dessert table with these adorable poppers stacked on a cake stand. We filled up ours with sea-salt caramels, but any hard candy will be a yummy treat.

Supplies

Tools

  • Ruler
  • X-acto Knife
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
  • Hot Glue Sticks and Gun

Instructions

Step 1 – 7:
Follow instructions for creating popper Look #1.

Step 8:
Cut 2 pieces of pink ribbon at 15″ of length and tie a bow to each end of the popper.

Step 9:
Wrap personalized paper around middle of popper and affix with tape.

Details

Concept, DIY craft, styling & photography by Paige Smith

 

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Get the Look: Acrylic Trays Three Ways

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Today we are featuring an extremely versatile product… Acrylic Trays! Acrylic trays are great for entertaining purposes, using them to serve food or drinks whether you are hosting a large event or a party for two. They also act as a functional element for your home décor. What makes these trays even better is that they have a removable back that allows you to easily change up the look of your tray. Here’s three ways to use these around the house after the celebrations are over.

You are bound to have décor elements from your bridal shower that you can re-purpose for your living room. Ground your decor by organizing items in your tray on your coffee table. Customize by using wrapping paper or patterned paper in the tray bottom to match your home decor.

The Details:

featured here: Square Acrylic Tray / Printed Gold Confetti Paper Table Runner

featured here: Vintage Inspired Pressed Glass Vases With Stationery Holders

 

After the wedding, take a memorable photo from your honeymoon and insert it into the bottom of the tray to create a lasting keepsake to remind you of that special moment. Corral and organize everyday jewelry or makeup on your dresser or in the bathroom.

The Details:

 

featured here: DIY Succulent Wedding Favor in a Mini Mason Jar 

featured here: Matte Gold Charm Bracelet

These trays can make a great baby shower gift! Perfect for cutting down on visual clutter in the nursery by grouping items in and beside the tray. Use a page from a children’s book or inspiring words in the tray bottom.

The Details:

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featured here: Medium Chalkboard With White Frame 

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featured here: Mini Classic White Gumball Machine Favor

How-To: Remove the Back Panel On the Acrylic Trays

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These trays are shipped with a tissue insert so you can remove the back panel from the tray. If you want to be able to change the paper insert from time to time, we recommend that you add a piece of ribbon to the back panel as shown below.

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The magnets are very strong and the ribbon will allow you to easily separate the back panel. Use the back panel as a template to cut your paper inserts. You can find additional instructions for removing the tray back in this acrylic tray product info sheet.

Do-It Yourself:

Here’s a few ideas for what types of papers you can use:

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Travel Photos.

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Wrapping or Decorative Papers.

featured here: Printed Gold Confetti Paper Table Runner

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Maps, Book Pages, Scrapbooking Papers, Cards.

featured here: Black Chalkboard Paper Table Runner

 

 

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DIY Flower Girl Proposal Box

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In our last two DIY posts we shared ideas for creating proposal gift boxes for your maid of honour and bridesmaids – today it’s all about the flower girls.

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Pop the question by adding a faux hand lettered message on a chalkboard sign.

Here are the supplies you will need for the Will You Be My Flower Girl Proposal Gift Box:

Gift Items:

Packaging Supplies:

The Details:

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Featured here: Medium Decorative Chalkboard / Mason Jar Drinking Glass with Rose Cut in White Lid / Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti

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Fill the mason jar with assorted candies. Add the rose cut lid to the glass and insert a large lollipop into the hole for a straw. Finish with a ribbon to hide the lollipop stick. Using a fine white water-based Sharpie marker add the name of your flower girl to the mason jar.

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Download and print the faux lettering work sheet for the medium chalkboard signs. You can find a step by step tutorial for adding hand lettering to chalkboards in this post. 

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Featured here: Small Decorative Chalkboard / Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti

Do-It-Yourself Packaging:

Use gift boxes that are large enough to easily fit your biggest gift item. Add sizzle to the bottom of the box and place all of the items on top of the sizzle. Add extra sizzle wherever it is necessary to make sure that everything sits properly and stays in place. Add a few decorative items like gold foil confetti and some real or silk flowers.

Use a craft hole punch to add a hole to a small decorative chalkboard. Create a gift tag by adding baker’s twine to the chalkboard!

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Make all of  your proposal boxes as pretty on the outside as the inside using ribbon, silk or real flowers, gold foil confetti and gift tags.

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Gift boxes, sizzle, ribbon, twine and silk flowers – Creative Bag

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DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

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In our last post we shared how to create a DIY maid of honour proposal gift box – today it’s all about the bridesmaids!

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Pop the question by adding a faux hand lettered message to a glass jewelry box with rose gold edges.

Here’s the supplies you will need for the Will You Be My Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Box:

Gift Items:

Packing and DIY Supplies:

  • Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti
  • White 9″x 9″x 4.5″ Two Piece Gift Box
  • White and Gold Mylar Sizzle
  • Black and White Striped Ribbon
  • Real or Silk Flowers
  • Fine Tip Water Based Sharpie Paint Markers in White and Gold
  • DIY Photo Label
  • Decorative Tape

The Details:

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Featured here: Glass Jewellery Box with Rose Gold Edges and Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti

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Featured here: Rose Gold 3oz Hip Flask with Etched Stacked Monogram Personalization

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Do-It-Yourself Faux Lettering on Glass Jewellery Box:

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Download and print the faux lettering worksheet and use it as a guide to write on these glass jewellery boxes. You will also need a white fine tip water-based Sharpie paint marker and painter’s tape.

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Clean the glass before starting. Cut out the lettering as shown above and tape it to the back of the  glass lid. Trace the lettering using the Sharpie marker. If you make a mistake, it’s easy to remove the paint using a damp cotton swab or tissue. Allow the paint to dry a few minutes before handling.

Do-It-Yourself Labels on Wine Bottles:

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Sure you could just add a mini wine bottle to the gift box but isn’t this so much nicer? Print a photo onto plain white paper and trim it to fit your bottle. Make sure to cover the existing label and use a piece of decorative tape to keep the paper label in place.

Do-It-Yourself Packaging:

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Make sure you are using a gift box that is large enough to to easily fit the biggest gift item. Add sizzle to the bottom of the box and place all of your items on top of the sizzle. Add extra sizzle wherever it is necessary to make sure that everything stays in place. Add a few decorative elements like gold foil party confetti.

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Make sure that your proposal boxes are as pretty on the outside as the inside using ribbon, real or silk flowers, gold foil party confetti and gift tags. Instead of a gift tag, add a pretty hand lettered detail to the box using a gold Sharpie paint marker.

Stay tuned, the next proposal box post will be all about the flower girls!

Credits:

Gift box, sizzle, ribbon, glitter tape and silk flowers – Creative Bag

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DIY Maid of Honour Proposal Box

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So you’ve said yes to the ring and now it’s time to pop the question to your best girls. You’ll be spending lots of time together before and on the day of your wedding so show them you how much they mean to you by creating personalized maid of honour, bridesmaid and flower girl proposal gift boxes. This week we will show you how to create the maid of honour box. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the how-to details for the bridesmaid and flower girl boxes.

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Pop the question by adding a faux hand lettered message on a chalkboard sign.

Here are the supplies you will need for the Will You Be My Maid of Honour Proposal Gift Box:

Gift Items:

Packaging Supplies:

The Details:

 

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Featured here: Gold Glitter Heart Favor Bag / Medium Decorative Chalkboard / Personalized Leather Jewelry Box

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Featured here: Matte Gold Charm Bracelet

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Featured here: Black Laser Expressions Feather Tag / Gold Foil Jumbo Party Confetti

Do-It-Yourself Faux Lettering on Chalkboard Signs:

 

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Download and print the faux lettering work sheet for these chalkboard signs. You will also need a fine chalk marker, paint tape, a pencil and white transfer paper. You can find a step by step tutorial for adding hand lettering to chalkboards in this post.

Do-It-Yourself Packaging:

Make sure you are using a gift box that is large enough to easily fit the largest gift item. Add sizzle to the bottom of the box and place all of the items on top of the sizzle. Add extra sizzle wherever it is necessary to make sure that everything stays in place. Add a few decorative elements like gold foil party confetti and some real or silk flowers.

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Use pretty tissue paper to wrap up the charm bracelet before placing it inside of a muslin favor bag.

Make your proposal boxes as pretty on the outside as the inside using ribbon, silk or real flowers, gold foil confetti, and laser cut tags.

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Gift box, sizzle, tissue paper, ribbon and Silk Flowers – Creative Bag

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