Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Macarons, Flowers, Love, and a BIG Welcome!
Posted by Kate. Filed under Do It Yourself, Things we heart

Wheee!  What’s better than the delicacies of French macarons and full blooming peonies on Valentine’s Day?

We have two special Valentines for you, and they’re coming from our incredible new contributors: Ms. Caroline Drake of Armelle Blog and Ms. Janie Medley of The Bride’s Café and JM Flora.  We are thrilled to have these ladies sharing their creative genius with us; they make beautiful, expert-quality creations accessible for the home crafter.  Personally,  I’m left totally inspired.   I think you will be too.

  no. 1 DIY: Perfect Pink Macarons

(A complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make these pretties at a fraction of the cost of buying them)!

Project & Photo by Caroline Drake

no. 2 DIY: Updated Floral Wrist Corsage

Janie said out with the old-fashioned wrist corsages and in with something fresh and contemporary for MOBs!

Project by Janie Medley; Photos by Marvelous Things Photography

We have more in store from these two and can’t wait to share!  With that, wishing you a wondrous, love-filled, Valentine’s Day full of all the best things… xoxo


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DIY Wednesday: Floating Heart Table Numbers
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By : Brittni Mehlhoff

Show your guests that love is in the air with this thrifty and easy-to-recreate table number concept.  Not to mention, the pop of color from the pomegranates will add a dose of fresh-picked vibrance.

You will need patterned paper scraps • foam core • bamboo skewers • pomegranates • a paint pen • scissors • craft glue

Step One • Fold a thick piece of paper in half and draw one side of a heart at the fold. Cut the folded piece of paper, tracing the line you made. Unfold. Now, you have your stencil.

Step Two • Using your stencil, trace a heart onto a piece of foam core and cut out the heart shape from the foam core sheet.

Step Three • Next, use your heart stencil to trace and cut out two hearts from the decorative paper.

Step Four • Glue your decorative paper hearts to the front and back of your heart-shaped foam core piece.

Step Five • Then, using a paint pen, draw the corresponding table number onto the front of the heart. Puncture the foam core with a bamboo skewer to create a long ‘lollipop’ of sorts.

Step Six • Stick the other end of the bamboo skewer into a pomegranate and you have an affordable table number concept that will get guests talking!

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DIY Wednesday: A Valentine Round-Up!
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, naturally, we’re on cloud nine reveling in creative ideas that translate from big V-day to the big day.  Our craft, cake and floral mavens have been hard at work whipping up projects that will add sparkle, romance, and sweetness to whichever day-of-love that you like!

 no. 1 Ruffle Heart Cake DIY

Project by Erica OBrien

no. 2 Sequin Heart Adornments

Project by Victoria Hudgins; Photo by Pictilio

no. 3 A Very Ombre Valentine Centerpiece 

Project by Brittni Mehlhoff

no. 4 Strung Heart Garland

Project by Victoria Hudgins; Photo by Pictilio

no. 5 Simple Heart Escort Cards

Project by Chelsea Fuss

Happy Crafting


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A Vintage Valentine
Posted by Kate. Filed under Color Palettes, Reception, Things we heart

Happy Happy Valentine’s Day dear friends!  I hope you have a most wonderful day with your love…

And, without further ado, a Vintage Valentine just for you!

This gorgeous shoot was put together by the very talented Kevin Milz PhotographyErin McLean EventsTre Bella Flowers, and was held at The Stock Room event venue in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rentals by CE Rental. Enjoy! ♥

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