DIY Easter Bunny Bunting

Hello! It’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt bringing a little Easter treat for you! I created two sets of printable bunting with little bunnies on them for you. To make these it’s as easy as print, cut, clip. All you will need is cardstock, your printer, a pair of scissors, a strand of twine and little mini clothespins.

Once you have printed out your bunting, cut the zigzag  through the center of the page.

Cut out each flag, leaving the little white strip at the top of each.

Fold the white strip back around the twine and clip. Now, hop to it!

There are two colorways to choose from! Download your navy bunny bunting and/or peach bunny bunting and get crafty! Enjoy and have a hoppy Easter!

{Photos by Hank + Hunt.}

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A Sweet Baby Baptism

My lovely friend Carolynn of Two Brunettes and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Clara, in December. The last few months have been so much fun seeing Clara grow up and become all person-like and I’d be lying if I said that Carolynn and I haven’t been plotting first birthday party ideas since she was about 30 weeks along in her pregnancy. (Actually, that was a lie. I think it was more like her entire pregnancy. You could say it’s how we roll.) Last weekend little Clara celebrated her baptism and I couldn’t resist sharing a few of the pretty details Carolynn incorporated.

Naturally, pretty invitations were a must. Featuring pretty pink script, Clara’s baptism invitations were paired with bright green envelopes lined in a yellow gingham pattern. Nothing says spring like pastels!

Clara’s grandma Cindy made hand-painted cake toppers made to look like mommy, daddy and baby. She even detailed the characters right down to matching the print on Carolynn’s dress! Carolynn and Cindy crafted paper flowers to make a cute cake bunting and perfected the art of frosting ruffles. A little cluster of paper flowers hanging above the cake were the perfect extra touch.

And here’s the star of the show! Wearing the same christening gown as her momma did as a baby, Clara looked every bit the little angel that she is.

So, here’s what I love about this – it’s proof positive that a few pretty little details make a celebration so special. It doesn’t take extravagance or a huge budget. It just takes a little creativity, a little bit of time and a little bit of love to make an occasion perfectly memorable.

{Photos by Two Brunettes.}

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Burlap + Bling Wedding Inspiration

Ok. Before we jump into this next post, I have an admission to make. This Inspired Creations Contest entry is one of my hands-down personal favorites. Surely I can’t really pick a favorite. They’re sort of like children. They’re all unique and gorgeous and endlessly inspiring in their own way, but something about the romantic all-white color palette and the sweet shabby chic inspired details of this design from Cedarwood Weddings and Kristyn Hogan has me dreaming of getting married all over again. The mix of neutrals and the blend of rustic burlap paired with an abundance of candlelight is simple yet cozy and inviting. Oh, and please don’t get me started on the amazing cake. I swear it’s the wedding cake of my dreams.

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I just can’t say enough. Or I could talk all day and say too much. I think you get my drift. A huge thank you to Cedarwood Weddings and Kristyn Hogan for blowing me away.

Vendors –
Venue, design, styling + florals: Cedarwood Weddings / Photography: Kristyn Hogan / Stationery: Designs in Paper / Cake: Patty Cakes

{Photos by Kristyn Hogan.}

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Elegant Mixed Metallic Wedding Inspiration

I’ve got a little treat for you today! Not one, but two awesome Inspired Creations Contest entries, plus a fabulous DIY post from Chelsea. An abundance of inspiration to get you over the hump this week. First up, the Chicago-based team of Kio Kreations, Redwall Photo, The Chair Couture and Venuti’s Banquets was inspired by a mix of pretty metallics including gold, silver, copper, pewter and bronze. Bright pops of fuchsia play throughout the gorgeous floral design for an overall look that is elegant with plenty of glamor.

The gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets boasted stunning fuchsia vanda orchids and anemones, which popped beautifully against the textural lotus pods. The handle of the bouquet was wrapped in silver ribbon with a pretty jeweled bracelet for a touch of extra sparkle.

Kristen Janes from Kio Kreations used pretty mercury glass candle holders and vases throughout this inspiration shoot. Here is her simple DIY how-to for creating your own mercury glass…

DIY Mercury Glass

Supplies –
Clear glassware
Krylon Looking Glass spray paint
Water bottle
Kraft paper
Tape

Instructions –
1. Clean glassware and dry
2. Tape craft paper around outside of vase
3. Use spray bottle to squirt water into the inside of the glass

4. While vase is still wet, spray Krylon Looking Glass paint inside
5. Turn upside down and allow to dry overnight
6. Apply second coat if too translucent by repeating above steps

Tip: If using glass as a candleholder, item is ready to go once you complete the last step, but if using glass as a vase, do not put water directly into the glass. Place flowers into a smaller vase and nest within mercury glass vase.

Much love to this fabulous team for sharing their talents with the Inspired Creations Contest! You know the drill by now – make sure to leave love in the comments for your favorite entries!

Vendors –
Floral + event design, stationery + styling: Kristen Janes of Kio Kreations / Photography: Tasha Schalk of Redwall Photo / Linens: The Chair Couture / Venue: Venuti’s Banquets

{Photos by Redwall Photo.}

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Sponsored Post: Engagement Rings from Gemvara

Today I’m excited to tell you a little bit about Gemvara, a Boston-based jeweler specializing in gorgeous, customizable jewelry including stunning gemstone engagement rings. Couples can browse a catalog of more than 1,500 original designs and mix and match from 26 different kinds of gemstones and eight precious metals to create a truly unique piece that is a perfect match for your personality. There is something positively romantic about richly colored gemstone rings and I just love the idea of wearing an engagement ring that showcases your birthstone or the gem that corresponds to the month that you met or will be married.

I love the combination of black diamonds and rubies with pretty accents of white diamonds. With Gemvara you can select the stones and metals for your engagement ring and your wedding band, with a range of price points to fit most budgets. Consider pairing a gorgeous ruby eternity band with a striking black diamond engagement ring and carrying the color palette throughout your celebration with black bridesmaids dresses and vibrant bouquets in ruby hues.

Or take inspiration from spring with one of Gemvara’s stunning green amethyst baubles. Paired with sparkling aquamarines, these colors remind me of sunshine. Dress your bridesmaids in spring green paired with classic white bouquets and crisp, preppy accents of yellow and blue.

Alternately, let fall be your muse with a jaw-dropping smoky quartz engagement ring paired with vibrant rubies and fire opal. For the wedding, showcase sherbet bridesmaid dresses with bouquets inspired by the rich colors of autumn for a unexpectedly lovely jewel tone color palette.

Colored gemstone engagement rings are popping up all over the place these days and I love the personalization options that Gemvara offers. Would you wear a colored stone or would you rather keep it traditional with classic white diamonds?

{Photos by Gemvara.}

This post was sponsored by Gemvara.

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