Wedding Wednesdays : Creative Centerpieces #PartTwo

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With one of the most important days to come, you are probably planning everything to the “Tee”. Every bride wants their special day to have details to stand out. We are going to go through some ideas that may go with your theme!

 

Happy Planning!

Sweet Display Centerpiece

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Displaying your favorite sweet, can let everyone get to know more and about you and your groom! Sharing is caring!

Gift box/Favor Display

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This display can kill two birds with one stone. It is a way to use your favors to your guests but recreate the display the art of giving with your centerpieces.

Medical Glassware Centerpieces

 

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Maybe your love your love for science or you and your loved one met in through a medical experience or passion for it. Its a great way for your guests to acknowledge that!

Fruit & Vegetable Centerpiece

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This may be a way to display your love for the season or show if you and your loved ones are health nuts. There are many ways to use fruit and vegetables in your favor!

Lanterns and Candles

CP3Using Lanterns or candles are your centerpieces is a popular alternative choice!It is a great way to light up the room!

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New Years DIY Edition: Decor Ideas for Your New Years Eve Party

As 2015 rapidly approaches, we all gather with our loved ones to say a sweet goodbye to 2014! We all want to have fun and create an atmosphere filled with laughter, fun and excitement. Here are some DIY Decor that brings the glitter,shimmer and excitement to your New Years Shin-Dig! Have a Happy & Safe New Years!

Sincerely,

Ida

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Glitter Vases/Bottles

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  • Bottle of Martinelli’s or sparkling wine
  • Super 77 adhesive spray
  • Craft glitter
  • Latex gloves
  • Drop cloth or old sheet
  • Wear gloves and only apply spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area. Put down a drop cloth or old sheet before spraying.DIy-Sparkly-Bottle-Materials
  • Step 1: Put on gloves. In a well-ventilated area over a drop cloth, spray the portion of the bottle facing you with adhesive (you’ll do one section at a time to ensure the adhesive stays sticky). Be sure to leave the top third of the bottle clean so you can pop the Champagne!

    Step 2: Sprinkle glitter over adhesive. Repeat spraying the adhesive and sprinkling the glitter all around the bottle until it’s completely covered in glitter.

    Step 3: Shake off excess glitter, then display! Feel free to put sparkly bottles on ice. Some glitter will come off when the ice melts, but that just makes the ice bucket that much more festive!

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You can play this song while you pop your bottle of Martinelli!

  • With the glue and glitter left over you can spray pain the tips of your feather and pour some glitter on the feathers  and have these fabulous decor pieces  for your vase.

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  • Here are some additional picture tutorials of things you can create for your New Years Party!

Thumbtack Votive Candles

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                                                       New Years Headbands!

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Christmas DIY: Centerpiece Decorations

With the Holiday Season well underway and most people all across the country are decorating their homes and spaces. Whether it is a store bought decoration or DIY there are many things that you can do! This post is dedicated to cute and easy to make DIY Centerpieces that you can feature throughout your home.   Here is some inspirations below! Happy Decorating!

 

DIY of the Week Tip:Football Sunday Funday




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Sunday Funday! Its fall and most people spend their Sunday afternoon watching the game and keeping up with Fantasy Football. Whether your going to a place to watch the game or hosting a watch party, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the game. Here this week there is s0me easy DIY decor that you could make for your watch party to make it vibrant,festive and fun! No matter what team your cheering on, you can have fun just being in the football spirit.




Indoor Football Post for Wall Decor

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Things to Get:

  • Tacks
  • Yellow Poster Board
  • Yellow Balloons

You don’t need to be artistic at all but it can definitely create the festive ambiance for your party!

 

Centerpiece Football Table Cover

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Things You Need:

  • Green felt (enough to cover the table surface)
  • White Duct Tape
  • White vinyl
  • Pre-cut numbers

Your going to have snacks and drinks but create your centerstage that will have your guest will keep coming back for more! It will definitely be one of the highlights of your party!

 

Burlap Football Coasters

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Things You Need:

  • Small amount of burlap
  • Acrylic craft paint

These burlap coasters are definitely a great final touch to the party. They are easy to create and affordable.

These are definitely just a few ideas that you can do to add some small touches to your watch party!

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Event Planning 101

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If you may or may not know I am a full time elementary special education teacher. I love what I do but I also have a passion for event planning. In life we have tons of life events that occur birthdays, engagement parties, weddings,holiday parties, housewarming, baby showers, anniversary party, etc. Event planning, can be fun, enjoyable,amusing, but it can be chaotic, hectic and overwhelming if you don’t plan well. It is vital to have a positive mindset and be organized. Here are just a few tips on what to prepare and plan for.

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1.) The Blueprint

 

There are a few questions that needs to be asked when you are trying to put an event together.What is the point of event? Is there a goal,or a mission?Is it a fundraiser? Are you going to display a new product? Whether you have a business goal or just want to put a smile on someone’s face, you definitely want to have a clear end goal.

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2.) What is in the wallet?

 

Whether you are planning an event for someone else or your own event, it is imperative to have a clear understanding what the budget is. It allows you to know what you are capable of doing and how many people to invite. You can start creating checklists based on what your budget is. It is vital for you to create the budget so you and whomever your planning with.

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3.) The perfect time and place

 

It can be a hard task trying to find the perfect venue and time, depending on how much time you may have to your scheduled event date. Some really great venues are hotel banquet halls, convention centers or even some universities and colleges have great halls depending on how many people are planning to attend your event. A lot public places from the city or state may have reduced rates.

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4.)Who’s Who?

 

Who to invite is just half the battle. It is important to create invitations that reflect the event and the personality of the company,team, couple or individual. It is imperative to send the invitations with a sufficient amount of time left to send out so you can receive RSVP back with enough time so render your guestlist.

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Happy Planning!

 

Xx,

Ida

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DIY : Candy Bouquet

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Lately, I hear my friends say how there have been so many birthdays coming up, friends having babies, someone has a new job etc… So I sat down and thought about gift ideas I have done. I thought of how a candy bouquet is a great gift idea for congratulate or a gift to give to celebrate someone. You can personalize it to your loved ones favorite treats and to what they like. When they receive their candy bouquet that was created in love, it will definitely make their day. It is a great way to add a smile to someone’s day!P.S.- Oh and did I forget to mention it is easy on the wallet!

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You can use many different kinds of items as the vase. You can use

-Pots

-Vases

-Soda Cans

-Boxes

-Mugs

-Baskets

-Candy Boxes

Project estimate:

  • Floral foam, $1
  • Glass container, on hand or $1
  • Assorted candy, $1.00 and up
  • Bamboo skewers, on hand or $1
  • Hot glue, on hand
  • Basket filler, $1

Totals: $3 and up

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DIY: Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts

lav2Sometimes you just want to come home from a hard day and relax at home. Many of my friends have said taking a nice soothing bubble bath helps them relieve stress and relax from the hard day that just came to pass. So I conjured up a fantastic DIY you should try! Bubbling Bath Salts!  You can make them and fill them up in mason jars. You can create the bath salts colors to according to the season, holiday or just your favorite color! You can create them with your favorite scent bottle. You can make a few jars at a time and its a great gift to give to friends and family!

Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups Kosher or Epsom Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive, Coconut, or Sweet Almond Oil
  • ¾ Cup Lavender Scented Body Wash (I used Ivory Lavender Body Wash)
  • 2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)
  • Purple Food Coloring (Optional)

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine salt and body wash, and mix until well combined.
  •  Add in your oil, essential oil and food coloring and mix well.
  •  On a lined baking sheet, spread the salt mixture out into a thin layer. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
  • Once dry, break up any large clumps, and spoon into a sealable jar.

To Use:

  • Add ¼ Cup of Bubbly Bath Salts under running water.

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