DIY Mason Jars – Easy Ways to Update a Tired Trend

Today we are doing a happy dance. Why you might ask? Because our first ever guest post is up at Adventures of a Creative Girl discussing DIY mason jars.

DIY Mason Jar Wedding Decor Ideas

In the post we talk about the many ways you can use mason jars as decor. This trend has been around a long time, but we’ve got you covered on some new uses. You can check out the full post here.

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DIY Wine Cork Keychains – Simple, Cute, and Affordable Favors

Last night we went over to a friend’s house to drink wine, eat delicious food, and socialize. We decided it would be fun to throw in a craft by making some wine cork keychains.

Easy DIY Wine cork keychains. Perfect vineyard bachelorette or bridal shower favors. bridesmaidsconfession.com

This simple project turned out better than imagined, which got us thinking, this would be the perfect favor for a vineyard bachelorette party or a wine themed bridal shower.

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English Garden Party Bridal Shower – Part 1

My sister’s bridal shower was this past Saturday May 28, 2016. Myself and the other bridesmaids have been planning for months. We’re so excited to share the details of this English garden party theme with you!

The events of the shower will be divided up into two parts. (You can find part 2 here.) This first part will focus on the planning of the shower and give you some tips along the way.

English Garden Party Bridal Shower Tips

We chose Braddock’s Tavern as the venue which was established in 1898. The chandeliers, mirrors, and even the picture frames are ornate with gold coloring making us confident an English Garden Party theme was the way to go. Once the venue was booked we officially moved into the planning stages!

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Cheeky Bachelorette Party Signs

What’s a bachelorette party without a little fun!? We personally love when the Bride’s personality shines through and one way to do that is by adding some fun party signage.

Check out our favorite cheeky party signs:

pop fizz clink 2

The literal yet classy “Pop Fizz Clink” via Little Retreats for those champagne loving Brides and her girls.

 

drunk in love

We’re not sure what we love more… the actual “Drunk in Love” sign via onesassybunny or the fact that in her etsy shop she actually named it Boozy Bey Party Banner.

last sail before the veil

There are lots of cheeky nautical themed signs but this “Last Sail Before the Veil” via WeddingBannerLove is one of our favorites.

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All About Nails: Shower Favors and Prizes

Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of shower favors and prizes that involve manicure/pedicure sets and fingernail polishes. The idea of DIY practical shower gifts is always on the top of our achievement list. Below we’ve rounded up our favorite finds to share with you.

Pedicure-in-a-Jar

This adorable pedicure set in a mason jar via evermine.com

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This nail polish, emery board combo with a DIY thank you charm via katienoel.com

nail polish with veil

This bridal veil polish idea by projectbridedc.com

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Top 3 Party Supply Finds

If you’re anything like us you’re a thrifty shopper and can’t pass up a good sale. Over the years I’ve planned my fair share of themed parties so I’m always looking for cheap finds, especially when buying in bulk.

Below are my current favorite finds from some of the stores and websites I shop the most.

Michaels Craft Stores

Our Current Favorite Find: ArtMinds Wooden Laser Cut Frames that you can paint any color you please. They range in price from $3.99 to $7.99 depending on the size you choose. In the example below from PinTheMall.net the smaller frames were used to create wedding dress shopping signs. How adorable is that!!

wooden signs

Another fun idea is to buy the larger sizes and paint them to use as a photo prop at the bridal shower or bachelorette party. Even if you don’t plan on having a full photobooth set up it would still be a fun prop for guests to use when taking a picture with the bride.

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