Posts Tagged ‘party’
Remember those bowls of colorful gumballs I was playing around with a while back?
Well, I can finally share what I made with these little, round treats - a DIY gumball garland for One Charming Party.
Want to make one of your own? You can create one of these sweet strands, really easily, for a birthday party or nearly any other (kid-friendly) occasion. But before you get started, I have a few tips for streamlining the process (and making sure the gumballs don’t crack when you puncture them). See the full tutorial, along with my tips and tricks, over on One Charming Party.
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Today is my birthday (I’m officially 29) and it didn’t seem right to let a b-day go by without some yummy sweets to share. That’s the best part of birthdays anyway, right? So I’m branching out, just a little today, with a sweet food related DIY that I hope you’ll enjoy. Learn how to make edible confetti with store-bought chocolate in two easy steps. You can use it for parties, cake & cupcake decorating, and whatever else you can dream up.
How-To: Unwrap chocolate bars and let them lay out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften them up a little bit. Push cookie cutter through the chocolate, all the way, and punch the cut chocolate out of the cutter with your finger or a toothpick. Sprinkle or cakes, plates, etc. That’s it. Couldn’t be any easier.
These would be so fun at a kid’s birthday party. You could sprinkle some edible confetti on the cake and cake table, on top of kid’s plates, etc. Note: If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can use fruit leather instead of chocolate. Works great.
Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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I’ve been going to town on Easter DIYs this year and I saved one of my favorites until the very end. This is a really fun project to try with kids or on your own, if you have some pom poms laying around. All you need are blown or hard-boiled eggs, pom poms and craft glue.
Similar to the process for the googly-eyed eggs I created for One Charming Party, you’ll add a couple of spots of glue at a time and then a few pom poms, and then repeat. Super easy and really quick too. The longest part is the drying time (in about an hour your poms should be pretty secure though).
NOTE: If you decide to use hard boiled eggs instead of blown ones, they are not recommended for eating afterwards, since glue is being used.
I would love to see a full-on pom pom party happen for Easter, with pom pom party hats and gifts wrapped in pom pom paper – the whole deal. Just something different for Easter. Ya know? I think it would be fun.
Concept, photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
P.S. I’m going to take tomorrow off to catch back up after a busy trip to Ventura for Craftcation (which was awesome) and will be back on Wednesday. Hope you had a great weekend.
Parties and party supplies have been on my mind more than usual lately. Must be because the holidays are rolling in soon + there are a couple of birthdays in my family coming up. But whatever the reason, I cannot stop thinking about it. So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite places to shop for party supplies…
This shop is STUNNING!! Things seem to sell out pretty quickly though, so be sure to check back often. Or join the mailing list for updates. That’s what I did.
Currently loving rustic porcelain pedestal
#2 Signe Sugar
I usually fall short of decorating cakes and cupcakes I iced for the party. Sometimes I get a cupcake topper in there, but from now I’ll probably just visit Signe Sugar and grab a few gum paste letters or numbers. I love this place!
Currently loving…Colorful gum paste letters and numbers
#3 Confetti System
I am guessing you already know all about Confetti System and it’s awesomeness, so I won’t try to sell you on it.
Currently loving twist rope garland
#4 Knot and Bow
Even though they are best known for interesting packaging-related supplies, Knot and Bow is still on my party list. Why? 1) It’s awesome and 2) tags and stickers are good for presents, which is party-related, so I say it counts!
Currently loving party confetti
Filled with honeycomb ball poufs and cool tissue fans, this shop is on my internet ‘speed dial’ for when I need one of those two things.
Currently loving Clarissa Pouf Kit
And this is awesome too…
Where do you like to shop for party props and supplies? Anywhere in particular?
Grab your scissors, a glue gun, and a big ol’ pile of confetti. It’s Friday and it is time to party…DIY style! Here are my favorite party crafts for the weekend.
1. DIY Surprise Lantern from Oh Happy Day by Jenny Batt
2. Party with a DIY Pinata Tree by Blow Up! on Anthology
3. Straw Flag Place Cards Idea from Wedding Chicks
4. Wrapping Paper DIY from 100 Layer Cake by Hey Look
5. Paper Dots Party Garland Idea from Oh Happy Day
6. Make your own party hats from Princess Lasertron
7. Candy Button Party Favors from Trade Wind Tiaras
8. Confetti Linen Napkin DIY from Design Mom
Plan to tackle one of these projects this weekend? Tell me about in the comments below.