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DIY: Chocolate Darling Dynamite


Isn’t this an adorable idea?

What you will need…

  • 3 packs of Rolos
  • 1 sheet of red construction paper
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • scotch tape


Trim the construction paper into three pieces and wrap each piece around a pack of Rolos and secure with tape. Hold onto the excess construction paper for now.

Wrap the pieces of construction paper around each pack of Rolos and secure with a bit of tape.

Gather the three packs of wrapped Rolos into a bunch and secure with a pipe cleaner.

Using the excess construction paper from Step #1, make a tag with the message “Darling, you’re dynamite!” (Other message suggestions: “You’re a blast!” or “You’re the bomb!”) String the tag onto the pipe cleaner.

Lastly, the second pipe cleaner in the middle of the three packs of Rolos, trimming off the end so that your “fuse” is an inch or two long.


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DIY: Dimensional Heart Garland

The only thing better than a  bright confetti garland is a garland with an added dimension to it. Don’t you agree? With it’s simple heart shapes and pretty colors, this dimensional heart garland has it all. An easy project to bring a detail of prettiness to any wedding decor. Hang between rows of seats, behind a dessert table, vertically to stage the ceremony, or around the head table as accent décor.




  • Heart Punch
  • Craft Paper
  • Glue
  • String


Punch out hearts for the length of your bunting. Each section of the bunting will use two hearts.


Once the hearts are punched, cut a length of thin string and begin gluing on the hearts. Lay one heart down (backside up). Center a small line of glue, then quickly layer the string on top and another heart (backside down). Measure a few inches and continue the process.


Once all the hearts are laid and dried, fold the top and bottom hearts away from one another for a pretty 3D effect.


Run the lengths of garland around cardboard dividers and tape in place as you go. This will make it easier to transport without getting tangled.



*** Special Thank You to: Subtle Revelry  |   Photography By: Pictilio

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We are quite excited to add this Fabulous Freebie to our list! These are easy to download with one click. Open in Adobe Acrobat where you can personalize the names, initials and message on the belly band. Each PDF has instructions at the top of the page.

In this kit you will find:

1) 5X7 Notecard Templates. Editable PDF format. 3 colors: purpleteal yellow

2) Avery 8293 Label Template. Editable PDF fomat. 3 colors: purpleteal & yellow

3) Notecard Belly Bands. Editable PDF fomat. Matches all color options

You can purchase matching A7 envelopes at a paper or craft store such as Paper Source.








*** Thank you to Lia for this great download. Find more of her creative inspiration at

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Grey, blush and cream tones give a wedding a soft, elegant feeling with a dash of vintage flavor. I just love these colors together and want to share with you this lovely DIY favor box kit from Included you will find a paper box template that’s super easy to assemble, a collection of gift tags and a DIY paper rose to top off the favor box beautifully.

Set behind each guest’s plate as a wedding favor or give to your wedding party, or use them for whatever you like!  Just simply click the link below, download and print.

** Project & Photo Credits (Thank You!)

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DIY: Love Notes Box

What You’ll Need:

  • An unfinished wood box (got ours at Michael’s)
  • Metal handle 
  • Spray paint (we used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze about $3.50)
  • The following free downloads…

  Download Lovenotes
  Download Lovenotescards
  Download Lovenotestags

  • Ribbon
  • 3” circle punch (or you could trace the top of a cup)
  • 3 3/4 ” white scalloped circle (cut with the Cricut or Punch)

STEP ONE:   Gather all of your supplies and print off all the downloads. Cut or punch out the 3” tag and back with the scalloped circle.

STEP TWO:Spray a few coats of paint on the box.
STEP THREE:  Once dry, attach the handle to the top of the box. (We used E6000 glue)

STEP FOUR:  Attach the 3” round tag to the front of the box. (We used glue dots) 

STEP FIVE:  Tie the instructions tag onto the handle with ribbon.

STEP SIX:   Fill the box with blank love notes cards.

STEP SEVEN:  Make one for yourself. Your  will have so much fun leaving each other random love notes.

*** Project and Photo credits: Eighteen25 (Thank You!)

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Guest Blog: Lia Griffith



If you are looking for a personalized gift for your bridesmaids, a friend’s birthday or for a new graduate, then this monogrammed stationary kit is a perfect choice for the DIY you. The printable kit includes vintage style cards, an envelope that can be personalized with a name and address and monogram stickers to complete the look.




To personalize this set first you will need to download this free font, Museo Slab (click here).  Then download and open the three PFDs. Click onto the G on both the note card and sticker and you can change it to your letter. Make sure you shift for a capitol letter. With the envelope you can click onto each line to change the name and address. It’s as easy as that!

The labels are designed to print onto a 1.5 inch round label sheet, though for this version I printed mine onto a full sheet of label paper and used my 1.5 inch circle punch to trim.

Toolsmetal rulercutting matcraft knifecircle punchadhesive dot roller.

Supplies:  French Construction Whitewash text paperFrench Construction Whitewash cover stockfull sheet label papersmall glassine envelopeglassine bagblack & white baker’s 




***  A very special Thank You to Lia Griffith for these sweet printables. For more great do it yourself ideas please visit Lia’s Handcraft Your Life

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Click on the link below to download and print the free templates. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions on how to print, trim and finish the envelope liner. 

To use the stickers simply print the template on #8293 Avery 1.5″ round sticker labels and apply. The font used is not available as a free download, so the PDF contains a full sheet of each letter of the alphabet. Just select the page that works for you!  Happy Friday!



*** A special Thank You to the Elli Blog for sharing this great download.

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DIY: Recipe Card Free Printables

Q. I am planning a recipe theme bridal shower for my sister. I would like to put the recipes together in a cute box as a gift.  Do think a recipe box is tacky? Thanks

A.  I think a recipe box is a sweet gift most brides will enjoy.  You can have the guests write the recipes on matching cards to give it a cohesive appearance. Here are some Free Recipe Card Printables I found on Love VS. Design you might consider using.









Available in several colors.




Directions: Easy as cake to make. 

1. Download printable to computer.

2. Print out cards on 8” x 11” cardstock

3. Trim using the crop marks with an X-Acto knife or paper cutter

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DIY: Votive Candle Luminarias

Cute Candle Luminarias! Little effort. Huge results. No decoupaging. What more could you ask for?


Print the designs (below) on tabloid-size (11 by 17 inch) paper (some designs will need two pieces). A text-weight paper (32-pound or so) will be sufficient.

For the accordion-fold luminarias, fold short end over by about an inch, aligning edges, and crease with your fingertips. Continue folding, keeping sections as close to the same size as possible. (If you prefer, use a straight edge and bone folder to crease paper in parallel lines, and then fold, creasing folds with the bone folder.)

To fasten both accordion-fold and straight luminarias, apply a strip of double-sided tape along one end of the paper, and press the other end over the tape.


Template in Black
Template in Gray
Template in Orange

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DIY Love-Struck Escort / Place Cards

You’ll need:

  • Medium weight cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint/glitter/markers
  • Modeling clay (oven bake)

Step 1: Firstly, you’ll need to make your arrows using this template .(if you like) cut some arrows out of your cardboard. Depending on the thickness of your cardboard, you may need to glue two arrows together to make it stronger.

Step 2: Paint/decorate your arrows. I wrote names on mine because they’ll be placed on a table, but you could write whatever you like!

Step 3: Put your arrows aside to dry. Take a ball of modeling clay and shape it into a heart, keeping the base of it flat on the table. I made mine a bit beveled, but you could also push shapes into it, etch a pattern into it…anything really!

Step 4: Once you’ve finished, and just before baking, push the tip of one of your arrows into the clay so it’s sticking out at the angle you’d like it. Take the arrow out and bake your clay according to the instructions.

Step 5: Wait for the clay to cool, push your arrow into the groove you made in the heart, and you’re done! Bravo!

Note: You may notice that I’ve actually painted my heart gold. I did this after baking the clay (I didn’t like the color of the clay much), but I quickly found out that the paint scratches off quite easily. Therefore, I would recommend choosing the right clay color from the start.. instead of trying to paint it later :)

** Credits: A special Thank You to Claire from Fellow, Fellow for inspiring this blog.

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DIY: Paper Bows ~ Free Printable

Spring is a perfect time to add a pretty little bow on your packages and party decor.


 For this template there are four sizes from the large bow that to a tiny version. These are outline templates that you can print onto your pretty paper, or print in card stock and use to outline onto you paper.

For those of you who have a cutting machine there is also a  SVG file to make these bows.

Once you have your bows cut and ready to assemble, you can use the tutorial in this post.

** A very special Thank You to Lia Griffith for this fun download.

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Belly bands are one super handy, and cost effective element to add to your wedding invitations. They come in all shapes and sizes and have lots of different uses. One of the most obvious is to keep a wedding invitation, consisting of loose papers, neatly together. To use a belly band is more cost effective than binding them together. These little paper bands could also replace an envelope should you decide to deliver some invitation by hand. They are also great  way for an extra message or a pretty design element, to get your guests excited even before opening the invitation


For today’s printable we have a few different belly bands in happy, summery colors. These will look playfully chic paired with a monochrome invitation, printed in black on white or brown craft paper. Alternatively keep it all color by using a matching color scheme. These should work around most invitation sizes, as the belly bands quite long.


  • Your wedding invitation
  • The printed out belly band
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissor


Cut out the belly band.

Apply a piece of double sided tape to the one end of the belly band.

Wrap the belly band around your invite and fasten with the double sided tape. Trim the paper band if it is too long, to make it look nice and neat.


NOTE: Please be patient as there is slight hesitation before opening.


                                       We’re Getting Married 


                                              Lavender Band


                                                Airplane Band


                                             You’re Invited Band


                                           Couple Head Profiles

      image                                                              Special Delivery


                                              Heart And Wreath


                                                 Save The Date 

** A special thank you to The Pretty Blog for the Belly Band Downloads.

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