Loving DIY

I know you guys love DIY ideas and inspired craft projects as much as I do, so I thought I’d share a handful of festive and fun DIY inspirations I’ve bookmarked recently. I tend to gravitate toward projects that are budget-friendly, low on the skill level requirement and incorporate fun, every items in unexpected ways. All of these ideas fit the bill and are sure to add a dash of fun to your next celebration.

{Paper airplane escort cards from Once Wed.}

{Watercolor favor tags from Project Wedding. Photos by Carly Taylor for Victoria Hudgins.}

{DIY terrarium centerpieces from Elizabeth Anne Designs. Floral design by Fleur. Photo by Jennifer Kathryn.}

{Donut hole favors from Ruffled.}

{DIY paper flowers from bliss!}

{Homemade chocolate hazelnut spread from Ruffled.}

{DIY party hats from Oh Happy Day.}

{DIY billy ball flowers from Hooray.}

{Fabric flower necklace from Oh, Hello Friend. Design + photo by brideblu.}

{Colorful DIY centerpieces from Project Wedding. Design + photo by Chelsea Fuss.}

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Keep Calm + Dream On Inspiration Shoot

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had the loveliest weekend. To kick off the week in fine style, it’s back to sharing the amazing entries from the Inspired Creations Contest. Today’s inspiration shoot comes from the team of Posey & Bloom, Shasta Hankins and Easy Dreamer Photography. Together they envisioned the photos to be like a dream sequence, where things that are seemingly odd together are actually perfectly harmonious. Pretty little details such as balloons, crowns, glitter and wishes were paired with organic-inspired, woodsy elements and quirky papier-mâché mushrooms. I love the playful, dream-inspired feel and the endless imagination this amazing team put to work.

Vendors –
Styling, floral arrangements + hair pieces: Posey & Bloom / Makeup: Shasta Hankins / Styling + photography: Easy Dreamer Photography

{Photos by Easy Dreamer Photography.}

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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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