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    Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor   Everyone loves a dessert bar, so why not leave your guests with a little extra chocolate to take home.     Hand out truffles in these sweet little boxes.     To make you will need: Truffle download here and pretty designed paper of your choosing.     To Make: Print out the truffle box download onto the backside of your paper selection. The download makes six boxes per page. Any paper you love that has a pretty color on both sides will work (do not buy scrapbook paper with white or grid as the back for this project) as you will see the back on the inside of the box.     Cut out the truffle boxes, one per guest.     Fold the boxes on the four corner fold lines. The chocolate you use will block any view of the lines.     Fill your boxes will simple chocolate truffles.     Using the pretty homemade box will allow for even the simplest (read, cheapest) chocolates to look like fabulous boutique finds!       Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor  
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  • Project and Photos by: Katelin Gallagher     I just love the look of a filled-to-the-brim centerpiece, but wanted to find a budget savvy way to get the look. With a little help from the floral department at Trader Joe's, I pulled off this bountiful $10 centerpiece!     Materials:  1/2 gallon wide mouth mason jars (about $2) A few stems of simple Greenery ($2) A bouquet of Maroon Mums ($3) 8 stems of white stock flowers - Matthiola Incana ($3) Scissors Water Total cost = $10!     Step One: Stock flowers are nice because they take up a lot of space and make the arrangement look nice and full. Using the height of your mason jar as a guide, cut the stems to make three heights. The flowers of the shortest stem should just peek over the top of the jar. The flowers of the longest stem will dictate the height of the arrangement. The middle length should be somewhere in between.     Step Two: Arrange the stock flowers in a mason jar filled with water. Make sure to strip any greenery below the water line. Place the tallest stems in the center, the mid-length stems evenly around the center and the short stems around the periphery.     Step Three: Then go for the mums! Follow roughly the same strategy as in step two, although it's better to cut and work them in one stem at a time.     Step Four: Finally, embellish the arrangement with greenery.     Ta-da! These will bloom pretty for several days. As long as the flowers are fresh, you can arrange them two days in advance. You'll just need to refresh the water.
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Simple, rustic pine cones are perfect to use in a fall or winter wedding. These budget-friendly accents are seasonal without being kitschy, and add an element of warmth and charm to your event decor. Here are a few ways to incorporate them into your day!     Pine cones are great additions to any floral arrangement. We kept our flowers light-colored and simple so that the pine cones didn't get lost, but they work with virtually any color scheme!     You can find pine cones attached to a stick at florists and craft stores, which make it easy to pop them into your arrangement. You can also twist floral wire around the base of the pine cone, and then use that to attach the pine cone to the stem of the flower.     Forgo centerpiece flowers altogether by filling up glass containers with pine cones, or use these mock arrangements as inexpensive fillers for other areas of your event: a buffet table, the bar area, the gift table, or any spot that needs something extra!     Use pine cones for super-easy place cards that also double as favors. We jazzed up small pine cones with faux snow spray, and glued a small piece of ribbon to the tops with name tags looped through.     Group the finished pine cones on a tray or a table, or get creative and hang them from a large branch or mini-tree.     If you're passing out glasses of wine or champagne, or setting out stemware en masse for your guests, using tiny pine cones as an accent on each stem of glassware is a sweet detail!     We used a hot glue gun to adhere clear twine to the tops of each pine cone, and let them dry. Then we tied the pine cone around the base of each glass and trimmed off the excess twine.   

     

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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    What could be a more ideal fall wedding favor than flower bulbs? Your guests (local and out of town) can bring these sweet bulbs home with them to plant and then enjoy the following spring.     We wrapped tulip bulbs individually with parchment paper from the grocery store, then trimmed the paper with pinking sheers.     Cute Tag Templates: Download the adorable tag templates by clicking here.
      Planting Instructions: The tag templates include easy planting instructions.
      An Array of Colors: Match your wedding theme with the array of fun color combinations in the template download! (See link to templates in the comments below).
      A Budget-Friendly Option: At just $0.45 per favor, this cute DIY is easy on the budget.
      Cute, Easy, and Thrifty! The project is so simple, and the gift- something every guest can enjoy!
      Paperwhite Kits: If you want to give a more substantial gift- try a Paperwhite kit! Click for the template here.     Simple Pots: To make these sweet gifts, we spray painted terra cotta pots white, and filled them with gravel and bulbs (Paperwhites only need gravel and water to grow)!
      Pretty Tag Templates: The favor can be adorned with a stylish DIY tag, complete with planting and care instructions! Find the template download here.
      Ribbons and Bows: Secure the gift with ribbon and this simple project is complete. (See link to tag templates in the comments below).
      Sow Seeds of Love: A unique and memorable gift, for sure! Happy Planting!     Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

     

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  • Project By: Janie Medley Photos By: Tori of Marvelous Things Photography     Ingredients: Carnations Sunflowers Seeded Eucalyptus Gladiolus Leucadendron Safari Sunset Ribbon Scissors Floral Tape Floral Pins     How To:   Clean the flower stems of extra leaves and give them a sharp angle cut and place them in water for a couple of hours so they can hydrate.  For this bouquet, I pulled the petals off the sunflowers to give the bouquet added texture.      Begin the design by crisscrossing the two stem of seeded eucalyptus and the sunflowers.     Start adding the other flowers and as you crisscross the stems, begin turning the bouquet and remember to hold the stems loosely in your hands to obtain the wild and just picked from the garden look and feel.       Once the bouquet is completed, you may want to stand in front of a mirror holding the bouquet to see where you need to add any flowers and to make any necessary adjustments to the bouquet.     Now you can tape the stems of the bouquet to hold them in place.     Give the stems a clip with the scissors to the length that you desire the bouquet to be.     Now wrap the handles with your desired ribbon and give the ribbon a cut if needed after wrapping.  Secure the ribbon in place with the floral pins.       Give the ribbon an extra touch with the addition of a smaller accent ribbon.       There you have it, a pretty DIY summer bouquet for around $60.00!     Enjoy!
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  • Raspberry & Pear Mini Pies A mouthwatering treat for any summer day (and especially perfect for a holiday)! We've got the recipe right here.  Photo By: Aran Goyoaga       Strawberry Season Get decked out in strawberries with this simple and fresh, red and white summer table concept. Photo By: Mary Swenson       Vintage Postcard Place Cards This vintage-inspired project by Chelsea Fuss is an easy way to create a fun, casual place setting. See how she did it! Photo By: Chelsea Fuss

     

    Red, White, & Blue Real Wedding

    Christina and Timothy pulled off a patriotic, 4th of July-themed wedding of total rustic elegance. See the photos from their day!

    Photo By: Jen Lynne Photography

        Purple DIY Picnic Pack a picnic with all sorts of personalized touches... guests will swoon over the details!       Red & White Party Ideas From red velvet cupcakes to ribbons to florals, here are a handful of creative ways to incorporate red into your party Photo By: Mary Swenson       Farmer's Market Bouquets Create a deceptively sophisticated bouquet for your big day with seasonal stems from your local farmer's market. See more inspiration. Photo By: Chelsea Fuss       Cool Raspberry & Yogurt Mousse Cakes These are a dream on a summer day... Catch this recipe (with a bonus raspberry n' cream macaron tutorial) right here. Photo By: Aran Goyoaga

     

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  • Project By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Pictilio

      Pies are quite the dessert trend these days. They are sweet to serve year round, filled with seasonal produce.     Guests can bring home a slice of sweetness with this simple pie box paper template project.     Step One: To make the boxes, first print out the paper template here and cut along the outer lines.     Step Two: Fold the dotted line inward to create the box. Secure with a small amount of glue and let dry.     Step Three: Fill with pie!     Step Four: Use string to tie the box up and add gift tags for a pretty favor presentation.    
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Save money on wedding flowers by making the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres on your own. Using a combination of flowers from the grocery store and a few silk leaves, you can create these festive fall boutonnieres for about $3 a piece.      Aside from being inexpensive, they're very easy to make. It's a great activity to get bridesmaids involved in too, so you don't have to worry about a thing.   Supplies: Spray roses in fall colors (orange, mustard, or burgundy) Silk fall leaves Orange wax flowers String or twine Scissors

    How-To:

    1. Start by cutting the bottom of the silk leaf away to create a smaller leaf with with a longer stem.

      2. Then cut a small sprig from a larger wax flower branch and remove any flowers that are at the bottom of the stem.     3. Add the wax flower on top of the silk leaf, allowing the tip of the wax flower to rest just above the height of the silk leaf. Pinch with your fingertips just below the base of the leaf and wax flower bunch to hold everything in place while arranging.     4. Next add your spray roses at varying heights, allowing the wax flowers to peek through above the rose blooms.     5. Using a piece of string or twine about 8 inches long to make wrapping and tying easier, wrap the string around all the stems tightly three or four times. Then tie a double knot in the back before cutting off the excess string.     6. Now cut the end of all the stems to the same length about 1/2 - 1 inch below the wrapped string.       7. Add a small amount of water (less than an inch) to short glasses to keep boutonnieres fresh for up to 24 hours until the big day. Attach bout to lapel with a straight pin before the ceremony.

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  • Photos By: Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Creative

    With a few everyday tools, transform plain white poster board into a chic geometric backdrop perfect for a modern-themed wedding.

      Supplies:  desktop printer This template 4 sheets of 8.5"x11" cardstock 9 sheets of 28"x22" white poster board  scissors x-acto knife yard stick or measuring tape self-healing cutting mat double-sided tape duct tape fishing line (to hang backdrop)

    Steps One - Three:   1. Download and print all four pages of template onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock. Cut out shapes and tape pieces together to form a star. This is your template for tracing.    2. Trace template onto the back (dull side) of a sheet of poster board. On a 28"x22" sheet, you can fit three stars.    3. Cut out star shapes. From beginning to end, each star takes about five minutes. The backdrop I created measures 44"x 53" and is made up of 27 star shapes.     Step Four:  Stack the stars together, orienting them so the edges are even.     Step Five:   Working from left to right, lay out a row of stars, overlapping the "arms" of each piece. Use double-sided tape to affix edges together. Important: The center line of each star must be exactly vertical and parallel to each other. Keep each row perfectly straight and make sure each star piece is oriented the same direction so the pieces fit together consistently. This is to ensure you have a uniform, symmetrical backdrop. I used the slats of my floor as a guide to line up my stars, but you can also use a measuring tape or yardstick. My completed first row is five stars across.   '   Step Six:   Lay out the second row of stars. Starting on the left, place a star so that the center line meets where the two bottom stars join. Complete the row for a total of four stars. Check that the center line of each star is perfectly vertical across all rows. You can use your yardstick or measuring tape for this.     Steps Seven - Nine:   7. Repeat the process for a third row with five stars across. Then a fourth row with four stars across. Continue for a total of 6 rows.   8. Carefully flip the backdrop over and use small pieces of duct or masking tape to reinforce the "joints" where the stars meet.   9. Trim off the edges on the left, right, and bottom.     Step Ten:    To finish the top of the backdrop, trim off star pieces as indicated in picture. You will end up with three "points" along the top.     Step Eleven:    On the backside of the finished three points, attach a small piece of duct tape a couple inches wide. Punch out a hole using a small hole punch. To hang, string fishing line through the holes, knot, and attach to ceiling hooks.  
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson

      Fresh cranberries are readily available in grocery stores from mid-September throughout December, and this recipe turns them into a sweet/tart treat perfect for packaging up and giving to your guests as favors!     Ingredients and Supplies: 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of water 2 cups of fresh cranberries 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar Small lidded glass jars   Steps One and Two:   1- First, combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has fully dissolved. Do not bring the mixture to a boil.   2- Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let cool slightly. The water should be warm, but not too hot. Combine the cranberries with the sugar water in a bowl and cover; refrigerate overnight.     Step Three: The next day, drain the liquid from the cranberries and toss in a bowl with 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar. Spread the sugared cranberries onto parchment or waxed paper and let them dry for about an hour, or until the sugar has hardened.     Step Four: Package the treats inside the jars and cover tightly. We used spice jars, which are perfect for individual guest favors; use larger jars if you're giving out one favor per couple. This recipe filled six 3.4 ounce spice jars; adjust accordingly for the number of favors you will need.     Step Five: Add a simple personalized tag, and you're done!    
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    Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor   Everyone loves a dessert bar, so why not leave your guests with a little extra chocolate to take home.     Hand out truffles in these sweet little boxes.     To make you will need: Truffle download here and pretty designed paper of your choosing.     To Make: Print out the truffle box download onto the backside of your paper selection. The download makes six boxes per page. Any paper you love that has a pretty color on both sides will work (do not buy scrapbook paper with white or grid as the back for this project) as you will see the back on the inside of the box.     Cut out the truffle boxes, one per guest.     Fold the boxes on the four corner fold lines. The chocolate you use will block any view of the lines.     Fill your boxes will simple chocolate truffles.     Using the pretty homemade box will allow for even the simplest (read, cheapest) chocolates to look like fabulous boutique finds!       Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor  
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  • Project and Photos by: Katelin Gallagher     I just love the look of a filled-to-the-brim centerpiece, but wanted to find a budget savvy way to get the look. With a little help from the floral department at Trader Joe's, I pulled off this bountiful $10 centerpiece!     Materials:  1/2 gallon wide mouth mason jars (about $2) A few stems of simple Greenery ($2) A bouquet of Maroon Mums ($3) 8 stems of white stock flowers - Matthiola Incana ($3) Scissors Water Total cost = $10!     Step One: Stock flowers are nice because they take up a lot of space and make the arrangement look nice and full. Using the height of your mason jar as a guide, cut the stems to make three heights. The flowers of the shortest stem should just peek over the top of the jar. The flowers of the longest stem will dictate the height of the arrangement. The middle length should be somewhere in between.     Step Two: Arrange the stock flowers in a mason jar filled with water. Make sure to strip any greenery below the water line. Place the tallest stems in the center, the mid-length stems evenly around the center and the short stems around the periphery.     Step Three: Then go for the mums! Follow roughly the same strategy as in step two, although it's better to cut and work them in one stem at a time.     Step Four: Finally, embellish the arrangement with greenery.     Ta-da! These will bloom pretty for several days. As long as the flowers are fresh, you can arrange them two days in advance. You'll just need to refresh the water.
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Simple, rustic pine cones are perfect to use in a fall or winter wedding. These budget-friendly accents are seasonal without being kitschy, and add an element of warmth and charm to your event decor. Here are a few ways to incorporate them into your day!     Pine cones are great additions to any floral arrangement. We kept our flowers light-colored and simple so that the pine cones didn't get lost, but they work with virtually any color scheme!     You can find pine cones attached to a stick at florists and craft stores, which make it easy to pop them into your arrangement. You can also twist floral wire around the base of the pine cone, and then use that to attach the pine cone to the stem of the flower.     Forgo centerpiece flowers altogether by filling up glass containers with pine cones, or use these mock arrangements as inexpensive fillers for other areas of your event: a buffet table, the bar area, the gift table, or any spot that needs something extra!     Use pine cones for super-easy place cards that also double as favors. We jazzed up small pine cones with faux snow spray, and glued a small piece of ribbon to the tops with name tags looped through.     Group the finished pine cones on a tray or a table, or get creative and hang them from a large branch or mini-tree.     If you're passing out glasses of wine or champagne, or setting out stemware en masse for your guests, using tiny pine cones as an accent on each stem of glassware is a sweet detail!     We used a hot glue gun to adhere clear twine to the tops of each pine cone, and let them dry. Then we tied the pine cone around the base of each glass and trimmed off the excess twine.   

     

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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    What could be a more ideal fall wedding favor than flower bulbs? Your guests (local and out of town) can bring these sweet bulbs home with them to plant and then enjoy the following spring.     We wrapped tulip bulbs individually with parchment paper from the grocery store, then trimmed the paper with pinking sheers.     Cute Tag Templates: Download the adorable tag templates by clicking here.
      Planting Instructions: The tag templates include easy planting instructions.
      An Array of Colors: Match your wedding theme with the array of fun color combinations in the template download! (See link to templates in the comments below).
      A Budget-Friendly Option: At just $0.45 per favor, this cute DIY is easy on the budget.
      Cute, Easy, and Thrifty! The project is so simple, and the gift- something every guest can enjoy!
      Paperwhite Kits: If you want to give a more substantial gift- try a Paperwhite kit! Click for the template here.     Simple Pots: To make these sweet gifts, we spray painted terra cotta pots white, and filled them with gravel and bulbs (Paperwhites only need gravel and water to grow)!
      Pretty Tag Templates: The favor can be adorned with a stylish DIY tag, complete with planting and care instructions! Find the template download here.
      Ribbons and Bows: Secure the gift with ribbon and this simple project is complete. (See link to tag templates in the comments below).
      Sow Seeds of Love: A unique and memorable gift, for sure! Happy Planting!     Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

     

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  • Project By: Janie Medley Photos By: Tori of Marvelous Things Photography     Ingredients: Carnations Sunflowers Seeded Eucalyptus Gladiolus Leucadendron Safari Sunset Ribbon Scissors Floral Tape Floral Pins     How To:   Clean the flower stems of extra leaves and give them a sharp angle cut and place them in water for a couple of hours so they can hydrate.  For this bouquet, I pulled the petals off the sunflowers to give the bouquet added texture.      Begin the design by crisscrossing the two stem of seeded eucalyptus and the sunflowers.     Start adding the other flowers and as you crisscross the stems, begin turning the bouquet and remember to hold the stems loosely in your hands to obtain the wild and just picked from the garden look and feel.       Once the bouquet is completed, you may want to stand in front of a mirror holding the bouquet to see where you need to add any flowers and to make any necessary adjustments to the bouquet.     Now you can tape the stems of the bouquet to hold them in place.     Give the stems a clip with the scissors to the length that you desire the bouquet to be.     Now wrap the handles with your desired ribbon and give the ribbon a cut if needed after wrapping.  Secure the ribbon in place with the floral pins.       Give the ribbon an extra touch with the addition of a smaller accent ribbon.       There you have it, a pretty DIY summer bouquet for around $60.00!     Enjoy!
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  • Raspberry & Pear Mini Pies A mouthwatering treat for any summer day (and especially perfect for a holiday)! We've got the recipe right here.  Photo By: Aran Goyoaga       Strawberry Season Get decked out in strawberries with this simple and fresh, red and white summer table concept. Photo By: Mary Swenson       Vintage Postcard Place Cards This vintage-inspired project by Chelsea Fuss is an easy way to create a fun, casual place setting. See how she did it! Photo By: Chelsea Fuss

     

    Red, White, & Blue Real Wedding

    Christina and Timothy pulled off a patriotic, 4th of July-themed wedding of total rustic elegance. See the photos from their day!

    Photo By: Jen Lynne Photography

        Purple DIY Picnic Pack a picnic with all sorts of personalized touches... guests will swoon over the details!       Red & White Party Ideas From red velvet cupcakes to ribbons to florals, here are a handful of creative ways to incorporate red into your party Photo By: Mary Swenson       Farmer's Market Bouquets Create a deceptively sophisticated bouquet for your big day with seasonal stems from your local farmer's market. See more inspiration. Photo By: Chelsea Fuss       Cool Raspberry & Yogurt Mousse Cakes These are a dream on a summer day... Catch this recipe (with a bonus raspberry n' cream macaron tutorial) right here. Photo By: Aran Goyoaga

     

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  • Project By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Pictilio

      Pies are quite the dessert trend these days. They are sweet to serve year round, filled with seasonal produce.     Guests can bring home a slice of sweetness with this simple pie box paper template project.     Step One: To make the boxes, first print out the paper template here and cut along the outer lines.     Step Two: Fold the dotted line inward to create the box. Secure with a small amount of glue and let dry.     Step Three: Fill with pie!     Step Four: Use string to tie the box up and add gift tags for a pretty favor presentation.    
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Save money on wedding flowers by making the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres on your own. Using a combination of flowers from the grocery store and a few silk leaves, you can create these festive fall boutonnieres for about $3 a piece.      Aside from being inexpensive, they're very easy to make. It's a great activity to get bridesmaids involved in too, so you don't have to worry about a thing.   Supplies: Spray roses in fall colors (orange, mustard, or burgundy) Silk fall leaves Orange wax flowers String or twine Scissors

    How-To:

    1. Start by cutting the bottom of the silk leaf away to create a smaller leaf with with a longer stem.

      2. Then cut a small sprig from a larger wax flower branch and remove any flowers that are at the bottom of the stem.     3. Add the wax flower on top of the silk leaf, allowing the tip of the wax flower to rest just above the height of the silk leaf. Pinch with your fingertips just below the base of the leaf and wax flower bunch to hold everything in place while arranging.     4. Next add your spray roses at varying heights, allowing the wax flowers to peek through above the rose blooms.     5. Using a piece of string or twine about 8 inches long to make wrapping and tying easier, wrap the string around all the stems tightly three or four times. Then tie a double knot in the back before cutting off the excess string.     6. Now cut the end of all the stems to the same length about 1/2 - 1 inch below the wrapped string.       7. Add a small amount of water (less than an inch) to short glasses to keep boutonnieres fresh for up to 24 hours until the big day. Attach bout to lapel with a straight pin before the ceremony.

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  • Photos By: Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Creative

    With a few everyday tools, transform plain white poster board into a chic geometric backdrop perfect for a modern-themed wedding.

      Supplies:  desktop printer This template 4 sheets of 8.5"x11" cardstock 9 sheets of 28"x22" white poster board  scissors x-acto knife yard stick or measuring tape self-healing cutting mat double-sided tape duct tape fishing line (to hang backdrop)

    Steps One - Three:   1. Download and print all four pages of template onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock. Cut out shapes and tape pieces together to form a star. This is your template for tracing.    2. Trace template onto the back (dull side) of a sheet of poster board. On a 28"x22" sheet, you can fit three stars.    3. Cut out star shapes. From beginning to end, each star takes about five minutes. The backdrop I created measures 44"x 53" and is made up of 27 star shapes.     Step Four:  Stack the stars together, orienting them so the edges are even.     Step Five:   Working from left to right, lay out a row of stars, overlapping the "arms" of each piece. Use double-sided tape to affix edges together. Important: The center line of each star must be exactly vertical and parallel to each other. Keep each row perfectly straight and make sure each star piece is oriented the same direction so the pieces fit together consistently. This is to ensure you have a uniform, symmetrical backdrop. I used the slats of my floor as a guide to line up my stars, but you can also use a measuring tape or yardstick. My completed first row is five stars across.   '   Step Six:   Lay out the second row of stars. Starting on the left, place a star so that the center line meets where the two bottom stars join. Complete the row for a total of four stars. Check that the center line of each star is perfectly vertical across all rows. You can use your yardstick or measuring tape for this.     Steps Seven - Nine:   7. Repeat the process for a third row with five stars across. Then a fourth row with four stars across. Continue for a total of 6 rows.   8. Carefully flip the backdrop over and use small pieces of duct or masking tape to reinforce the "joints" where the stars meet.   9. Trim off the edges on the left, right, and bottom.     Step Ten:    To finish the top of the backdrop, trim off star pieces as indicated in picture. You will end up with three "points" along the top.     Step Eleven:    On the backside of the finished three points, attach a small piece of duct tape a couple inches wide. Punch out a hole using a small hole punch. To hang, string fishing line through the holes, knot, and attach to ceiling hooks.  
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson

      Fresh cranberries are readily available in grocery stores from mid-September throughout December, and this recipe turns them into a sweet/tart treat perfect for packaging up and giving to your guests as favors!     Ingredients and Supplies: 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of water 2 cups of fresh cranberries 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar Small lidded glass jars   Steps One and Two:   1- First, combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has fully dissolved. Do not bring the mixture to a boil.   2- Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let cool slightly. The water should be warm, but not too hot. Combine the cranberries with the sugar water in a bowl and cover; refrigerate overnight.     Step Three: The next day, drain the liquid from the cranberries and toss in a bowl with 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar. Spread the sugared cranberries onto parchment or waxed paper and let them dry for about an hour, or until the sugar has hardened.     Step Four: Package the treats inside the jars and cover tightly. We used spice jars, which are perfect for individual guest favors; use larger jars if you're giving out one favor per couple. This recipe filled six 3.4 ounce spice jars; adjust accordingly for the number of favors you will need.     Step Five: Add a simple personalized tag, and you're done!    
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