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April 21, 2014

Circus Birthday Party Ideas | DIY Carousel Candy Centerpiece



As part of our #SocialCircus month, I decided to make a fun DIY Carousel Centerpiece - But one made with party supplies and candy (is there a better kind?!) that anyone may have in the house at the time of the birthday party.

So I raided my party shop and grabbed paper platescandy tubes and dinky striped paper straws. Not forgetting the adorable Circus printables, and my trusty glue gun of course! ;)

This cute carousel centerpiece would be fun as a birthday desserts table candy dish, kids table decoration or even a fun party activity (minus the hot glue!). It's easy to make, quick and inexpensive too!


April 3, 2014

My Book | Les Party Printables out now!

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So beyond excited (and a tad relieved), to be able to share this news! Been keeping this under wraps since last summer when I got signed to write the book

The day I received the news, it didn't quite sink in. And all the months that followed. Not until I actually had the printed book in my hands earlier this month, so it's kinda cool that I waited. It feels more real now! :)


February 12, 2014

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift or Favor Idea: DIY Gumball Necklaces



What pops in your head when you see the words gumball + necklace in the same sentence? Gumball necklace, did you say? Yep, you guessed. I'll take edible jewelry over diamonds any day! 

These gumball necklaces make the perfect last minute gift, party favor or class activity for Valentine's Day. Package them in super dinky favor box, and you have the perfect little treat for your sweet Valentine, your BFFs, or yourself! ;)


February 11, 2014

How to Make a Crepe Paper Tassel Garland



For my Valentine's Day shoot, I wanted a giant balloon as my table backdrop. But the balloon cord looked naked and boring, so I decided to jazz it up with some tissue paper tassels.

Tissue paper tassels are all the rage in the party world, and have been for a while now, but they are new to me in the sense that I only used them once before. And for this occasion, I didn't have time to order any nor buy tissue paper to make them myself. All I had was crepe paper left over from this shoot. So, what's a party gal to do? Yes, make do, of course! ;)

I wasn't sure if was even gonna work...but guess what?! Crepe paper has hidden talents!! 
Full tutorial below.

February 8, 2014

Easy DIY Lego Inspired Cake Bunting



For the Lego party shoot, I had no time to bake a Lego head cake (as I originally wanted ..), so printables came to the rescue once again. I think the bunting idea turned out super cute, which just shows that sometimes less really is more! ;)


February 5, 2014

Lego Inspired Party: DIY Bricks Place-card Holders

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Lego bricks and building blocks rule our roost. My son literally has boxes of the stuff, and so for our Lego Inspired Party week, I decided it would be cool to make use of some of them as place-card holders. 

At first, I thought it would require some drilling, but it turns out it was even simpler! Check out the how-to below.


February 4, 2014

Lego Inspired Party : How To Make a Lego Head Pinata plus a Blog Hop

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My son is obsessed with Lego. It's what he asks for every birthday. So when I heard the movie was coming out this year (movie release in most countries February 7th), I couldn't pass the chance to style a little something to celebrate!

So this week, we're taking a breather from all things Valentine, and have loads of fabulous Lego inspired party ideas and tutorials to share on the blog. Starting today, with a DIY Lego Inspired Party Pinata + a fun blog hop with some awesome party bloggers!


January 31, 2014

TUTORIAL: Sweet Heart Lollipop Valentine's Day Card



I have 4 freebie Valentine's Day card templates coming your way tomorrow (yes, you can do a happy dance *wink*), so today I thought it cool to share a cute DIY idea using one of the cards. 

It's kinda like an edible gift and card in one. Now, that's my kind of craft! ;)
And it's so easy, even the kids can help.


January 29, 2014

Sealed with a Glittered Kiss: DIY Valentine's Day Hair Accessory

  


Did you know you can make just about anything your little heart desires, using party printables? Yep! Take a look at this glittered (!!) lip-shaped hair clip I made for my daughter. Don't you just love it? I also made a grown-up version for me. Because I'm worth it ;)

It would be so cute as part of a Valentine's party frock, or a cute fashion accessory to give to your BFFs. Plus, the fact it's super easy to make and quick too, would make a great non-candy party favor! What's not to ♥?! 

Full tutorial below.


January 20, 2014

TUTORIAL: Quick & Easy DIY Lace Candles



My love affair with candles started when I was 14. We had to make crafty thing to sell at the school Christmas bazaar, and a candle-making workshop was where it all kicked off. Since then, I try to make my own if I can, like this one here and here.

But making candles from scratch is not always possible..so I cheat a little by embellishing the candle holder itself. With a little imagination, anyone can create really amazing bespoke candles. And no, you do not need to be a seasoned crafter either! ;)


January 10, 2014

DIY Candle Crafts with GoodHousekeeping.com



January is a tad gloomy in the northern hemisphere. But these easy and crafty DIY candle ideas will help you bring a little light and warmth to your surroundings this season - They're all perfect for brightening up your interiors, but would also look great as table centerpieces and to add ambiance to your winter parties! 


November 19, 2013

DIY Cotton Reel Place-Card Holders


In-keeping with yesterday's cute as button theme, I'm sharing how to make these super adorable cotton reel place-holder cards. They'd make fun photo holders too, don't you think?
I used them for the Paris craft show last week, but you could totally change the thread to suit your occasion. I'm thinking raffia instead of the wool for Thanksgiving, or twine for a crafty party, or even lace or ribbon for a sewing themed bash or bridal shower! 

November 18, 2013

How To Make Fondant Buttons Cupcake Toppers



Hey guys!! So glad to be back! It was a roller-coaster week full of fun and a super crazy work schedule, and despite my utter love for Paris; I could not wait to get back to my "normal" routine. Plus, I missed my babies too much!!! :)

So while I wait to catch up with my humongous inbox, and edit some of the gazillion salon photos to show you, just wanted to share a quick tutorial I made for the cupcakes on display at our stand.

These Cute as a Button Cupcakes would be perfect for so many party themes...think baby showers, tea party, sewing or craft party or even Lalaloopsy!


November 15, 2013

Last Minute Thanksgiving Party Favors. Of The Chocolate Kind. Plus FREE Printables !



If you're stuck for ideas on easy, last minute favors or little Thanksgiving treats, than this post is for you!

I love to think of novel ways to use party printables. And if it involves chocolate in some way, than I'm a happy bird indeed! Here I used the bottle wrapper templates (yes, bottle wrappers) and re-purposed them to make cute Thanksgiving Chocolate Bars. Love it when a plan works out! ;)



November 13, 2013

Easy Thanksgiving Party Favors for Kids with FREE Printables



I'm all up for handmade party favors, but does not mean I want spend ages making them! Gumball Party Tubes are my salvation when deciding on a quick and easy gift, party favor (or even stocking filler!).

Kids will also have fun making these for their friends and family members, so enlist the help of some little hands  - it will keep them entertained for a good...30 minutes! ;) 


November 11, 2013

Salted Caramel Apple Favors and Recipe + a Blog Hop !



Thanksgiving is around the corner, and though I really wanted to style a full-on table for you this year, I've been up to my eyebrows in crafts for the Paris trip this week.

So I got some of my fave party gals to help me come up with some cool ideas on how to use our FREE Thanksgiving printables in recipes, table styling and party favors. We're all posting today, and you'll find the links to the awesome tutorials on the bottom of the post. 


August 6, 2013

How to Make Crepe Paper Roses for Floral Bouquets



When I was younger, I didn't understand the fascination with giving or receiving flowers. Yes, I know, shocking! I thought it was a real waste since the gift wouldn't last long. Now I am a lot less pragmatic and totally adore giving and receiving them (you reading, husband?). But these crepe paper flowers still appeal to my practical side as they would make perfect memento of any special day or occasion!

I made these pretty blooms for my recent wedding shoot for HGTV. But they are good for all occasions!


July 16, 2013

TUTORIAL: DIY Pink Candles and Glitter Candle Holders



I recently worked on another super fun shoot for HGTV (hope to share details soon!) and had some leftover materials and a burst of inspiration (not to mention a bunch of glass yogurt pots I had been collection for yonks...). This is how these pink, glittered, candle cuties came to be.

They'd be perfect for those lazy summer evenings - Imagine how they'd flicker and glisten on your tabletops or patios. Pretty picture, right?!  :)

Super easy to make too (I used melt and pour wax!). Get the full crafty tutorial below.


June 13, 2013

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Idea: DIY Photo Cube using CDs!



Remember this CD candle holder I posted here? Well, I thought the same idea would make for a super fun, mega quick craft. And hence the perfect last minute father's day gift!

But instead of a candle holder (not sure dads are into scented candles much...), I made a personalized photo cube that dad can use to store all his bits and bobs, or display proudly on his desk or bed-side table!

What's not to like? It's handmade with love, super quick to make, involves up-cycling unwanted items (so it's also inexpensive), and oozes bespoke charm?! ;)


May 31, 2013

TUTORIAL: DIY Rustic Log Pedestal Cake Stand



As promised in my toadstool marshmallow post last week, I'm sharing today the tutorial on how I made my Rustic Log Cake Stand.

These babies brand new, can set you back at least $30, so making your own is waaaay more cost-effective and of course, totally more fun too! ;)

They are ideal for a woodland birthday party (think Red Riding Hood, Bambi, Vintage Snow White, Camping Party...) but also perfect for those rustic, shabby chic bridal showers and weddings!


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