Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recently Engaged?

Make this intimate bridal show one of your first stops!

Bridal Show

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Wedding: Favor Boxes

Thanks to one of our 2010 brides, she pointed me to this link.

How adorable would these be for favor boxes for your winter wedding?

Tools and Materials
  • Clip art
  • Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
  • Brown paint
  • Glue stick
  • Craft glue
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wooden disks, available at michaels.com
  • Wooden knobs, available at michaels.com
  • Nests, available at michaels.com
  • Pine springs
  • Artificial bird
  • Glitter, available at artglitter.com
  • Candy or other small treats

    Step 1
    Prepare Tube

    Use 1 3/4-inch-diameter toilet paper tubes or trimmed paper towel tubes. For each, you'll need two 3/4-inch-wide strips from an extra tube. Glue strips in tube ends 3/16 inch from openings. Paint tube brown. Let dry.

    Step 2
    Decorate Tube

    Trim clip art to wrap around tube, leaving 1/16 inch of tube showing at ends. Glue in place with glue stick. Use craft glue to secure a 1 3/4-inch-diameter wooden disk in one end of the tube to close it. Glue a wooden knob to a second disk. Glue a 3/4-inch disk to bottom of tube for balance.

    Step 3
    Add Glitter

    Brush craft glue over top of tube; sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter. Brush glue on a pine sprig; sprinkle with clear fine glitter. Mix white paint with more glue; brush on a grapevine nest, and sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter. Brush glue on an artificial bird, avoiding beak and eyes; sprinkle with colored glass glitter. Hot-glue bird into nest, and nest and sprig onto tube. Tuck favors inside; close end with other disk.

    Read more at Wholeliving.com: Yule Log Favor Boxes - Martha Stewart Crafts 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have just been introduced to the fabulosity of Olive and Cocoa.  Very high end gifts (to give to someone else or to keep for yourself - either one!) I have not seen anything on their site that is not drool-worthy.
For instance...

How yummy are these champagne flutes from Olive and Cocoa

Do you know someone who just got engaged? This is the perfect engagement gift to bring to their party.
 - or -
Why not use these as your toasting flutes at your wedding?
- or -
For the New Year's Eve Party
As you can see, I'm in love.  
and drooling.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Just ran across this fabulous post on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
LOVE the white with a pop of color!

SUCH an easy DIY. Just wrap string around a blown up balloon, spray with fabric hardener, pop balloon and now you have a precious centerpiece idea!

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