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Inexpensive DIY favor idea your guests will love + tutorial

Inexpensive DIY favor idea your guests will love + tutorial

We are so excited to soon be offering these customizable monogram wedding labels. They have endless uses, including personalizing these DIY paper envelope favors for your guests. Are you looking for a simple, personalized wedding favor on the cheap? Below, I’ll walk you through this easy, fun tutorial with labels that match our Woodsy Blooms invitation set…. Read more.

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Vintage Bunting Wedding Dessert Table + Free Printable Signs

Vintage Bunting Wedding Dessert Table + Free Printable Signs

Sweet bunting and elegant lace accents are perfect for adding a vintage touch to your wedding reception or bridal shower. Emily Crawford created these “sips” and “sweets” table signs to coordinate with her new Festival Bunting wedding invitation which is available on elli.com. We love how charming this theme is know your guests will love… Read more.

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Burlap Blooms Love Story Printable

Burlap Blooms Love Story Printable

We are so happy to finally get back in the swing of things after the holidays! There are so many exciting things going on at Elli and we are can not wait to share them with you. But until we do, we wanted to share with you this free printable art print that reads “every… Read more.

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Napkin Garland

DIY Paper Napkin Flower Garland + Tutorial

Cocktail napkins, ribbon and those cheerio looking reinforcement labels are all you will need to make this delicate blooming garland. This little tutorial is a quick yet gorgeous way to decorate for  a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding reception. Though I used the white cocktail napkins that we had here at our studio, you… Read more.

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Paper Anemone Flower + Tutorial

Happy Friday, everyone! What a wonderful way to start the weekend. . . with a new paper flower. The anemone flower is a favorite for weddings, with delicate pale petals and a black centers parallel the traditional wedding dress and black tuxedo. I am loving this pale pink variety and recreated it for you in… Read more.

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Glam up your Candles with Glitter & Foil

Last week when I was in the middle of gluing glitter to everything in my sight, I had a thought. . . what if I were to use a double stick tape to create some glittery stripes to candles and vases. No mess (well less mess) and a great way to add sparkle to simple… Read more.

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Pink & Gold Paper Heart Garland + Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is coming our way! I am loving the soft pastel trend mixed with touches of gold and ecru, so to change it up from last year’s bright pink and hot orange combo, my heart garland today is using these lovely vintage French inspired colors. This garland is an easy DIY and all you… Read more.

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ButterflyBrunch

Butterfly Brunch Party Theme

Initially I planned this brunch theme to be an Easter Brunch. It certainly would make a beautiful Easter setting. You could easily use colored eggs in the centerpiece vase rather than the stones and moss. But then. . . it is just too sweet not suggest it as a butterfly party theme for a Mother’s… Read more.

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Printable Butterfly Brunch Invitation

Printable Butterfly Brunch Invitation

To round out the butterfly brunch theme I have been working on this week I wanted to offer a matching invitation that is easy to download, edit in Acrobat and print at home. ~Lia

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Twig & Butterfly Centerpiece Tutorial

Twig & Butterfly Centerpiece Tutorial

Curly willow is a favorite of mine and looks lovely when simply displayed in a vase. In this tutorial I added some color and elements of nature with the rocks, moss and watercolor butterflies. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I will show you a complete brunch table setting using this as a centerpiece. ~Lia

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Chalkboard Herb Pot Tutorial

Chalkboard Herb Pot Tutorial

These whitewashed herb pots with chalkboard paint from decoart could be a great start for all kinds of projects. I am using these as name cards and guest favors for my brunch post I will share tomorrow and in addition they would be a perfect little gift for any occasion. I used lavender topiaries, tied… Read more.

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Twig & Butterfly Napkin Ring Tutorial

Using a curly willow branch wrapped into a ring, then clipping on a paper butterfly is a simple and fresh way to add color to your brunch table.  My next post is the centerpiece that goes with it. ~Lia

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Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

A few weeks ago, an idea popped into my head. I wanted to do watercolor. The last time I painted in watercolor was in 19XX (I am NOT going to date myself), when I was in art school. My school offered a week-long summer watercolor class in beautiful McCall, Idaho. My parents were in art… Read more.

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Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Paper Rose Wedding Centerpiece

A few years back I owned a little flower shop that specialized in weddings. Table centerpieces gave us a lot of opportunity to be creative and crafty. This paper rose tree is still one of my favorites because it is sweet and simple with that handmade touch. You can use any kind of paper (even… Read more.

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Bridal Shower Invitation Printable

We are so excited to share one of our favorite bridal shower invitation templates from our DIY wedding invitation online shop, One Heart Weddings. Designed and illustrated by one of our amazing designers, Jennie Hake, this shower invite features a lovely salmon color palette and silhouette of a bride. Perfect for a sophisticated affair, this… Read more.

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