Style Spotlight: Shower Her Pretty

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Bridal showers are the ultimate way to honor the bride and her new life to come. Gone are the days of cliché themes and cheesy games. Throw a bridal shower like a party pro, with these tips from wedding planner and Weddingstar Ambassador, Leona Morelock.

Color Code:

When you know the bride’s favourite color, incorporate it everywhere. From food and decorations to favors and napkins, completely color her day her way.

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Featured Above: Foil Stamped Matchbox, Personalized Napkins

Signature Sip:

Does she have a signature drink planned for her big day? The shower is a perfect opportunity to do a little taste testing!

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Featured Above: Bubbly Bar Acrylic Sign (DIY Painted Gold)

Brunch Theme:

There are no rules that say the shower has to take place mid-afternoon. Why not do brunch at 11am and serve an eye opener such as a Bloody Mary in a fancy goblet? Very Carrie Bradshaw don’t you think?

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Celebrate Her:

Include an activity that really speaks to your bride-to-be’s interest. Bring in an expert for wine and cheese tasting, or perhaps a perfumer to help create her own signature fragrance.

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Featured Above: Floral Silky Robe

Gifts that Fit:

Shower the bride with gifts that are in sync with her personal sense of style. Whether heirloom inspired or cosmopolitan chic, she will love the very personalized touches.

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Featured Above: Mirrored Jewelry Box, Tag Bracelet

Stay Fancy:

Create a secret garden complete with lacy parasols for an outdoor lunch that includes setting the table with the “good china.”

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Featured Above: Lace Parasols

Sweet Tea:

Not into cocktails? Offer your guests an assortment of loose-leaf teas for taste testing, and then provide cute monogrammed bags to pack up a portion of their favorite flavor. A sweet take home favour you know they will love.

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Credits:

Event/Floral Design & Styling by Leona Morelock Designs

Photography by Morgan Marie Photography

Location By Maple Run Farm

Catering by Mission Catering

Florals by Fifty Flowers

Hair & Makeup by Sapphire Cartas of Main Street Style Salon

Jewelry by Morris Jewelry

Dresses by Dillard’s

Rentals by A La Occasions

Tea by Stash

Wine by Fre Wine

Mocktails by Welch’s

Calligraphy by The Fancy Pen

 

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At First Blush:Trendy For Weddings & Valentine’s Day

Blush pink is one of this year’s trending colors for weddings. Its soft hue matches well with pops of gold for beautiful decor. If you’re planning on incorporating blush into your wedding day, why not match your bridesmaids’ gifts to your wedding colors? And with Valentine’s day around the corner, it is the perfect color to incorporate into your V-Day party décor and gifts for your BFF’s.

Blush Gift Ideas For Your BFF’s

Whether you’re looking for gifts for your bridesmaids or a special V-day gift for your girls, here are some of our top blush colored gift ideas!

Robes

If you’re looking for robes to get ready in on the day of your wedding or planning on having a Galentine’s spa day, these waffle kimono robes and silky robes in blush are the perfect gift idea for your girls.

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Featured above: Blissful Blooms Silky Robe-Blush PinkWaffle Kimono Robe- Blush

Cosmetic Bags & Totes

For a gift that will be used time and time again, totes and cosmetic bags are a gift your girls will love.

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Featured above: Blush Pink Cotton Waffle Zip Pouch

This blush waffle cosmetic bag is great for a girls’ getaway weekend or for storing your cosmetics on the day of, for those last minute touch ups.

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Featured above: Blush Bikini Bag- Beach Please Embroidery

This cute waterproof zip pouch is ideal for toting your wet bathing suit. Perfect for a destination wedding!

Featured above: Faux Leather Colorblock Tote Bag- Pink & White

Treat your girls to this stylish modern pink & white faux leather tote.

Must-Have Accessories

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Featured above: Designer Compact Mirror- Sweet Heart Print

Every girl could use a compact mirror and this fun sweet heart print design has that perfect touch that doubles as not only a great bridesmaids gift, but a Valentine’s Day gift as well.

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Featured above: Foldable Flats Pocket Shoes-Pink

These flirty little ballet flats are ready for any occasion day or night.

Valentine’s Day Blush Party Decor

Hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner party is a fun way to include both your single friends and coupled up friends. We have the perfect blush décor to dress up your celebration! This party décor could also be used for your engagement party or bridal shower.

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Featured above: Rose Gold Foil Heart Balloon- 36” Large / Vintage Style Pressed Glass Goblet Pink / Gold Splash Cocktail Napkin / Rose gold Foil Heart Balloon-18” Medium / Gold Colorblock Party Cups-9 oz. / Gold & Blush Hexagon Party Plates- Large

Get the Look – Holiday Celebrations

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The holidays are here and we’re in the mood to deck the halls! Here’s a few of our favorite décor and gift giving ideas that are sure to make any holiday themed celebration merry.

Keep it simple. Add fresh greenery to strings of lights. Package macarons in personalized mason jars. Oh and don’t forget to put out the matching “hugs, kisses & merry wishes” napkins.

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Featured here: battery operated lights with wire cage, “hugs, kisses and merry wishes” personalized mason jar with gold lid, personalized napkins, medium chalkboard on white wood easel, square vases .

 

Gold heart bottle openers are perfect for holiday gift giving and you can use them as gift toppers by tying them onto gift bags using ribbon and fresh greenery.

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Featured here: gold heart with xo bottle opener, vintage style pressed glass goblets, chalkboard on stand, paper straws.

 

Fill square vases with fresh cut greenery and tied up with pretty ribbons and add hand lettered messages to chalkboards for signage.

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Featured here: medium and large square vases, vintage inspired pressed glass goblets, chalkboard on stand.

 

Give Santa some love with woodland themed cookies served on an acrylic tray. Serve Santa milk in a mason jar mug or craft beer in a can shaped glass.

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Featured here: square acrylic tray, glass mason jar mug, can shaped glass personalized with “hug, kisses & merry wishes”, personalized coasters, paper straws.

 

Glass jewelry boxes make unique hostess gifts for the holidays. Especially when you fill them with mini holiday cookies as sweet as these ones.

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Featured here: glass jewelry box with rose gold edges, small glass jewelry box with rose gold edges, large chalkboard, battery operated string of lights with wire cage.

 

If you have used our products this holiday season we’d love to see them. Post your pictures on Instagram using hashtag #weddingstar and tag us at @weddingstar.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

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Styled Shoot Credits:

photography  Janet KwanPhotography

woodland themed cookies Emma’s Sweets 

 macarons and mini donuts Macaronz 

mini cookies The Teeny Tiny Bakery  

hand lettering  Autumn Grey Designs

greenery and wreaths Flower Treasures  

holiday cards  Alicia’s Infinity

holiday gift packaging supplies Creative Bag

creative direction and styling Lorrie Everitt

 

Get The Look – Holiday Entertaining

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year to celebrate with family and friends. This year spend less time preparing and more time mingling with guests with these three festive set up ideas.

1. Hot Chocolate And Sweets Bar

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Young or old, everyone loves a hot chocolate bar. Invite guests to help themselves to drinks and sweets. Give the bar a woodland spin with rustic décor items like wood chalkboards, faux antler card holders and birch bark pattern paper straws.

2. Craft Beer And Party Snacks Bar

Set up an area with personalized can shaped glasses and a variety of local craft beers so guests can help themselves. Use candy scoops to serve bar snacks displayed in square glass containers. Display bite size treats on monogram teak serving boards and don’t forget to set out a few bottle openers.

3. Party Favor Set Up

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Send guests home with homemade treats packaged in glass containers and chocolate bars wrapped in gift wrapping paper and displayed on acrylic trays. Turn a shadow box frame into party décor by adding wrapping paper inside and a hand lettered message on the glass.

If you have used our products this holiday season we’d love to see them. Post your pictures on Instagram using hashtag #weddingstar and tag us at @weddingstar.

Happy Holidays!

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Styled Shoot Credits:

Photography: Heidi Lau Photography

Hand Lettering: Love Lettering

Florals: Flowerly

cake and sweets Cakelaine

Nutrition Specialist: Simply Nic Nutrition

Craft Beer: Hometown Brew Co.

Handcrafted Dolls: Milo and Ben

Handcrafted Wood Toys: Little Rose & Co

Gift Packaging Supplies: Creative Bag

Creative Direction: Lorrie Everitt

10 Creative Wedding Food & Beverage Bar Ideas

Cocktail bars are one thing, but there are so many other food and beverage bar ideas out there to choose from. Here are 10 creative ideas for your wedding reception!

Beverage Bars

Mimosa Bar

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featured here: Twisted Stem Champagne Flutes/ Sparkle Large Card Table Sign / Apothecary Jar

A mimosa bar is a great idea for weddings that are earlier in the day. Provide your choice of juice, champagne, and fruit for garnish and let your guests create their own mimosas!

Coffee & Hot Cocoa Bar

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featured here : Blackboard-Vintage Frame / Apothecary Jar-Globe Shaped / Apothecary Jar-Bell Shaped / Apothecary Jar-Straight Sided

A coffee and hot cocoa bar is a perfect set up for a winter wedding and a great alternative to alcoholic beverages. Stock the bar with fun add-ins like chocolate and peppermint sticks!

Apple Cider Bar

featured here: Self Standing Chalkboard Sign With Rustic Wood Frame /  Chalkboard Print Personalized SignMoscow Mule Mug / Clear Glass Coffee Mug / Personalized Drink Display Tag

For the chilly fall weather, what better accompaniment than apple cider?! Guests can serve themselves from a beverage dispenser into personalized mugs for a warm treat.

Food Bars

Popcorn Bar

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featured here: Decor Picnic Basket-LargeIkat Large Card Open Format Table Sign / White Wooden Easel

Because who doesn’t love popcorn? Provide different variations with seasonings to spice things up.

Chili Bar

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featured here: Geo Marble Welcome Poster / Geo Marble Flat Place Card / Geo Marble Personalized Burlap Table Runner / Eco Wood Utensils

For something completely different, but sure to be a fan favorite, try serving a delicious and hearty chili. Serve grab-n-go style in individual serving size bowls.

Smores Bar

featured here: Self Standing Chalkboard Sign With Rustic Wood Frame/ Apothecary Jars / Bell Jars 

A sure-fire hit for any rustic or winter themed wedding. With everything set up in apothecary jars, your guests will have a blast creating their own delicious desserts. Serve spiked eggnog alongside for an extra treat for the adults!

Candy Bar

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featured here: Apothecary Jars / Speech Bubble Chalkboard Clips / Sweetie Candy Scoop / Paper Favor Bags

Have a sweet tooth? A candy bar is the perfect fit! Great for the kids and the adults!

Pie Bar

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featured here: “Sweetie Pies” Mini Pie Packaging Kits

Not a fan of cake? Pie is a great alternative option. Serve various types of pie or adorable individual pies for your guests to take home!

Donut Bar

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Donuts at weddings are a new trend that people love!

Dessert Bar

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featured here: Natural Burlap DIY Pennants

If you can’t decide what type of dessert you want, why not serve a variety? Cake, pie pops, tarts, and macarons are just some of the endless options.

Photo Credits:

Coffee & Cocoa Bar: Creative Director-Jen Rios Weddings & Photography by Jillian Zamora Photography

Donut Bar: Creative Styling by Smitten Events & Photography by Paul Behm Photography

Dessert Bar: Styling by Tiffany Events & Photography by Rhythm Photography

 

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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Our Favorite Gifts For Dad

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Mark your calendars because Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day! This means it’s time to show the men in your life how much they mean to you. Whether he’s a beer-fanatic, outdoorsmen or just loves a good BBQ we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our must-have gifts for dad this season.

Fill, Drink, Repeat!

Keep Dad’s thirst quenched this Father’s Day with these personalized can-shaped glasses. Personalize with his name and this modern shaped glass is the perfect gift for any cold brew.

June also means patio weather and barbeques!With a built-in bottle opener this caddy is the perfect Summer gift. Fill it with beer, condiments or utensils and he will be ready for any gathering!

Chill Out & Relax

Have you got an outdoorsy, active man in your life? Why not surprise him this Father’s Day with a personalized cooler chair. Great for the beach, ball game or camping.

Pamper Him

Every man deserves a little pampering and relaxation! With this personalized waffle robe he can stay cozy and take a load off this Father’s Day.

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Featured here:
Men’s Grey Waffle Robe 

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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.

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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.

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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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Camp Corrigan – A Camping Style Themed Birthday Party

IMG_1272 Looking for a fun way to celebrate an upcoming birthday, whether it be your kids or an outdoor enthusiast? Doreen, mother of twins Finn & Reese pulled off a perfect celebration. This camping themed birthday party with its watercolor stationery, personalized handmade teepees and oh-so-sweet looking desserts is just too cute not to share. We highlighted a few of our must-have birthday party essential items to pull off this rustic camping themed birthday.

A rustic flair was added to this food and drink station using our Eco-friendly utensils.

These adorable milk bottles filled up with a favorite beverage and a cute paper straw doubles as a perfect refreshing gift for everyone.

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Can’t go to the forest, but you can bring the forest to you with these rustic wood pencils. These pencils were the perfect find to help the kids on their scavenger hunt.

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Credits:

Original Concept & Imagery – Doreen Corrigan

Paper Teepees – Studio M Limited

Stationery – Cake and Flower Paper

Banner and Cake Topper – PARTYsimplified

Food and Baked Goods – Caroline with Caroline’s Kitchen Table

Décor and Party Essentials– Weddingstar

Balloons – American Balloon Company

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