Recycling wedding decor

I wrote about re-purposing junk as wedding decor in the last post. In this one I want to talk about reusing wedding decor. That’s right, using decor that’s been used before.

I know some might cringe at the idea but think about it, where does your decor end-up after your wedding? In the trash. Imagine how much more ‘green’ your wedding could be, and you would be doing good to the planet!

Our friends at The Lace Loft connect sellers and buyers of used wedding decor. Do give it a try or refer to someone looking to decorate on a budget.

DIY wedding lighting

Lighting is what sets the mood at a wedding. And creating diy lighting is both easy on the pocket and a great way to spend some fun time together. I compiled these ideas that I saw across the internet. They take less than an hour to do per item!
1. Dixie Cup Lights — All these dixie cup lights really are cute! They’d be ideal for a casual marriage! You could easily place them on tables instead of tealights.
3. Cupcake Liner Lights — Another super adorable idea! Cupcake liners are seen in many different colours and patterns. This could be a simple means to include touches of your own wedding colours in your lighting decoration. I could see this working very well for a colorful wedding!
4. DIY Light Columns — Leave it to Martha Stewart to come us with the best ideas… these mild columns are magnificent placed throughout your place! You will be amazed to find out how easy these are to make! They look magnificent when placed together in a cluster.
6. Tissue Paper Jar Lanterns — This is a really simple project that’s completely sweet! Use tissue paper that matches your wedding colours and these lanterns will fit in seamlessly with your occasion. Another way to infuse color into your wedding and make it look more fun if you want to break away from the old ‘all white’.

Image via www.weddingwindow.com

Source: Martha Stewart

Holiday Wine Toppers

Image Source: Martha Stewart

The holidays are around the corner and there’s going to be wine everywhere! This little project is fun to make with family as a fun holiday project but also good enough to be at our party!

  1. Publish template and then cut out template contours.
  2. Tape templates to sensed with double-sided tape; follow and cut shapes out of felt. When trimming reindeer antlers, fold sensed in half and glue with fabric glue.
  3. Trace and cut on the antler contours, putting the dotted line on the fold.
  4. Apply glue to underside of ear contours; pinch together and maintain till set. (Hint: Use a binder clip as a “clamp” to maintain felt while glue dries.)
  5. Insert ears in to vertical slits in head; insert antlers into horizontal slits. Apply glue on the back side of head part to fasten ears and antlers.
  6. Run a line of glue along border of head contour where noticeable; attach to adjoining border to make cone. Apply glue to underside tip of cone and then fold to make nose.
  7. Run a line of glue along the border of the neck contour where indicated, and attach to reverse straight edge to make an open cone.
  8. To attach head, line up top corner tip of mind with seam on your neck. Apply paste, hold to place. Twist down head in a 90-degree angle; employ paste on top border of neck, and press together.
  9. If desired, cut a 1/2-inch strip out of knee and felt both ends with scissors to create a scarf. Tie scarf round reindeer’s neck.
  10. Apply glue to a straight edge of every tree “layer;” attach to reverse straight edge to produce cones.
  11. Stack the tiers, adhering each into another with dabs of adhesive, in sequence; grade 2 extends together with tier 1, tier 3 along with grade 2
  12. Apply glue to a straight edge of the Santa hat silhouette; attach to reverse straight edge to create a cone.
  13. Paste hat brim around bottom of cone. Twist face bit through beard so that the nose dries through; secure set up on the buttocks together with adhesive. Glue beard and head to the interior of this hat (the side opposite the seam).
  14. Twist top of zipper cone into both sides and glue in place. Cut a small circle from white felt and paste to tip of coat.

Time to Celebrate

Announcing our move to our new online store on Etsy! Don’t worry, we will still have cute items and allow for local pick ups if you need something in a jiffy. We are going to continue to take custom orders to give you exactly what you desire.

To celebrate our new start, we are clearing out the store by offering everybody a 25% discount on what we have in stock (does not apply to custom orders). So come by and help us clear out some merchandise! Sale starts Tuesday 4/24 till 4/30.

I’m confident that you have lots of questions and I must tell you this was a hard decision but a necessary one. As you know, time doesn’t stop for anybody. And together with my age creeping up on me, it is time for my husband and I to begin our family (NO we’re not anticipating yet). But before we add to our family, there are just some things we would like to perform before our own lives are changed forever. So today is our time to get this done and we are going to take full advantage of it.

On this day two years ago, we were busy building our place into the boutique we had envisioned. After much blood, sweat and tears of happiness, we finished our renovation in a month and opened the doors on May 1st, 2010. It’s difficult to believe that 2 years has flown by and we have accomplish more than we anticipated. We’ve made many friends, had many parties and enabled many regional artists to showcase their own work of art.

This year, as we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, we will also be celebrating the launch of the online Etsy shop. On the flip side, beginning in May, we will strictly be an online store. Yes, you read it right… we will soon be closing our physical store and enabling local pick ups if necessary.

Easy DIY crate paper garland

Easy DIY Crate Paper Garland

In case you’re searching for an enjoyable and inexpensive job to decorate a place for a particular event, this can be the job for you!
STEP 1
You may need:
-2 Rolls of Streamers
-Twine
-Stapler
-1 Routine Pair of Scissors
-Optional: 1 set of Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors (Stay tuned for my next post inspired by her.)
STEP 2
To start, cut streamers into bits approximately 4-5 inches. After the strips are trimmed, set 1 strip of each color together.
STEP 3
When the streamers have been paired, then put one pair of streamers across the twine and fold.
STEP 4
Take your stapler and staple that the streamer within the twine so it will remain in place. (The streamers will continue to have the ability to move upon the twine, but it will not drop off the twine).
STEP 5
Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you have your preferred period of garland. To produce the garland more entertaining, alternate colours of streamers when attaching them into the twine.
STEP 6
Utilize the Martha Steward Fringe Scissors to fringe the bottoms of the streamers. Simply cut twice to fringe the base of every streamer. Employing the fringe scissors can conserve a good deal of time, however in the event that you would rather conserve money, routine scissors can find the job done just too!
STEP 7
Continue fringing the base of every pair of streamers until each bottom was fringed.
Congratulations! You finally have an enjoyable and festive garland to decorate for almost any event. You are able to use many different colours to make unique ambience and observe holidays and celebrations!

STEP 8

Go a step further and drape it around a shape to create interesting art! Like this number 1 figure for a first birthday party!

Birthday Party Bootcamp

Next on our schedule is your Birthday Party boot-camp we are co-hosting using with some surprise guests! We are going to be showing you how you can make a fantastic birthday party for children and above all, we are going to be showing you how you can make it seem like a specialist put it all together! Just like our last one. We will have workshops each hour on various topics and thus don’t lose out on the fantastic hints our sellers will be discussing! Did everyone have a great Valentine’s day? I had a mellow afternoon and must spend the day with my parents while my husband was in the office. But I am glad the rain held out for a day and did not ruin anyone’s outside valentine’s plans! We would like an RSVP HERE however it is not required. Be prepared for some eye candy and snacks!

Clearance Sale!

It’s been a while since we last blogged but it’s for good reason! December and January are super busy! Together with the opening party (which turned out fabulous) and gift displays, meeting new artists and planning weddings, January went by in a flash!
Stay tuned for a post about the new items which are coming! And don’t forget our preferred customer program: Spend $100 (one time or over several purchases) to obtain a $15 store credit for your future purchases!
We are getting some new items in this week including birthday candles which say “Thirty-ish”, “Lost Count”, a variety of dessert recipe books and brand new wooden cards. In addition, we have a bunch of Valentine’s items that is prepared for pickup or can be custom ordered. What’s more, we have new wedding favours, inspired by the ones here. In order to make space for your new items, we are clearing out a ton of things – 40% off the lowest price. These are last chance items we won’t be carrying anymore to rush before it’s gone.
Thank you for playing!

iheart Breaking hearts… it’s a good thing… I promise!

We are so eager to find these breakable heart utensils! So much link the ones from Born Store. It is disposable or reusable (because why do you need to throw off a heart) and biodegradable. I received the chance to satisfy with the founder, creator and owner of the ingenious invention and that I really like her! She told her story about how she arrived about producing this item and the way she is trying to get all to return to the fundamentals… get romantic with meals and slow down in life to enjoy the excellent things life has to offer you. So break a heart, share a meal and get near your food and nearest and dearest!
Following is a fantastic movie that sums up it!
I <3 Breaking hearts… it is a fantastic thing… I guarantee!

Did someone say party?

Talking of Films, our neighbor K Bee Boutique is getting a significant blowout sale beginning this Friday! What they’ve is 40 percent off!! They’ve a great deal of cute stuff in there such as hot pumps and leotards!!
On Jan. 21st, we’ll be hosting our launching celebration along with approximately 7 other shops on this aspect of The DC Bowl Mix. There’ll be interesting suggestions and outfits to get any Valentine’s strategies you’ve and therefore don’t overlook. Who does not love a fantastic celebration?? Now the holiday season is finished, it is time to return to regular company! We had been piled with events all through December it had been hard for us to keep tabs on everything. I understand many of you have not seen our new shop yet so here is a perfect excuse to earn your way here!
Come have a look at the deal and watch out for our official invitation to the celebration!!