Five Easy DIY Projects You Do with String, Ribbon and Paper!

I am a craft and art supply hoarder. I can’t help it. I have two entire closets and two bins in the basement of items that I think I will need someday. Because what happens when I need something and don’t have it? I kick myself for not having bought it off the clearance rack. One of the things that you can never have enough of is various strings, ribbons and yarn types. See five great examples of what you can do inexpensively with string!

ombreweddingchairVarious grosgrain and satin string tied around a simple chair achieve a fabulous ombre effect via Wedding Ch

267763Wide, varied and fanciful ribbon make a grandiose backdrop via Style Me Pretty

73563A rainbow of colored ribbons and tissue poms make a real statement against nature via Wed Over Heels

big-fringe-garlandsCut your own crepe paper sheets for fringy fun via Oh Happy Day

mwd106482_win11_bowondress1_xlWho says a corsage has to be floral? Tie on a velvet ribbon corsage via Martha Stewart Weddings

Late Night Treat | Take Home Favor : Wedding Cookies

For our wedding day favor, instead of a keepsake, we gave away bags of freshly baked cookies tied to cartons of milk. Our guests absolutely gushed about it after all the dancing. It was a favor that was much appreciated and totally hit the spot. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite takes on baked goodies in different themes. Enjoy!

The look of homemade-ness is totally irresistible although I’m more of a regular milk kinda gal!

Cookies-and-Milk-Wedding-FavorsPhoto via One to Wed

The pretty dove and bunny are almost too sweet to eat!

dove-and-bunny-rabbit-ivory-and-gold-iced-biscuits-1-LRPhoto via Julia Stallwood Cakes

I adore the (edible) handwritten quality with the bright monogram. So chic!

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Play up the romance with an engagement ring cookie.

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A macaroon package of coordinating colors – love it!

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A Yummy DIY for Valentine’s : Creamy Fudge Hearts

I love to cook and I love to craft. So this DIY is the perfect combination project for Valentine’s Day or a wedding favor. Creamy Fudge Hearts are easy to make and look so pretty in a variety of packaging with your colors and themes. See the full instructions via Martha Stewart Weddings.

And Happy Friday, everyone!

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favorboxesFavor box kit includes 20 boxes with coordinating ribbon, $25 for 20

10-1815Sweet little dots for a unique favor box, $9 for

12407450With a large sheet of paper, cut long strips the width of your favor box to size and fold over fudge hearts. Voila! Pretty white blossom paper to line the boxes, $8 per sheet

New Year, New Ideas in Floral

Look Upv43v8zFloral chandelier via One Wed gives the room unexpected wow factor.

Look downflowers-under-glass1I love the idea of flower boxes on the ground via Ms. Brooke Peterson

Look all aroundvert_gardenSucculents are a great greenery for a wall garden via Michelle Kaufmann

Must-have for the New Year : Monogram Glassware

How was your Christmas? I hope everyone got what they wanted. All I really wanted was snow and some time with the family – and that’s exactly what I got! Now we’re looking to New Year’s and a night in with our closest friends. I’ll be pulling out the monogram glassware to impress the guests 🙂 What are your New Year’s plans?

a91037Custom pint glass set, $20 for 4

a91039Red wine glass set, $34 for 4

Over the Top *Texture* Wedding Details

There’s so much paper and flat design at a wedding, or any part for that matter. Why not give your guests unexpected eye candy with a few textural elements? Here are a few pretty inspirations.

SONY DSCMulticolored floral covered cake by Krishanthi London

vintage-garden-peach-wedding-ideasTextural decorations made from doilies via Vintage Garden Peach Wedding

6a01156ed03c2b970c0120a61628dd970b-500wiSpiny and thistle via a creative mint

j-mendel-look-7__detailLayers of floral via J. Mendel

balloons blown up to different sizes and just taped to the wallAdd visual interest with a backdrop of transparent pops of color via Honey + Fitz

pleated veil | reem acraReem Acra lace and lines via Once Wed

A Few of My Favorite *Red* Things

I really love this time of year. It’s festive and fun and there’s too much eye candy to handle. While I’m shopping for others, I’m taking in all kinds of inspiration for the upcoming year too. Lately I’ve been curating a lot of red. Enjoy the rich colors and themes! Happy Friday, everyone. 12Graphic and modern cake via Project Wedding

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Toms Vegan Wrap boots

verona_albumVerona memory book with Austrian crystal brooch via Tenereze

ft_wrapping02_xlJust like Julie Andrews sang, “brown paper packages tied up with string…” via Martha Stewart

 

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Red Rose & Anemone BouquetAnemones and roses. I’m in love! Via Fleurology

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Bud vase favors, multiple colors via Tenereze

void(0)-1For the man in your life: Thomas Mason J. Crew slim shirt

Do You Know What You’re Serving at Your Bar? Signature Drink Choices

There’s nothing like having a signature drink at your wedding. It saves on the bar bill and your guests will love trying your favorite concoction.

img_gathertogetherlg_5Lavender and blueberry goodness via Country Home

signature drinksMultiple signature choices via Rustic Wedding Chic

white-wine-spritzer-signature-cocktailWhite wine spritzer via One Hitched Lane

Check out this booze list from Brooklyn Bride’s guide of liquors for some fun and small label choices. What’s your custom cocktail going to be?

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#MuseMonday : Fun Favor Ideas

I sat around for most of the evening preparing favors for my guests at an upcoming party. I collected all my favorite Asian snacks and treats from childhood including Pocky sticks, cute little stick crackers dipped in such delectable things as chocolate, strawberry and even savory salad dressing flavors. I attached cute little cards to them and they’ll double as place cards. 

Here are some other great favor ideas.

Monogram bud vases look lovely with a small bud.

You can get them personalized too!

Fill little pots with candy and label with a chalkboard tag