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1. San Francisco may not get the warmest summer weather, but that didn’t stop SFGirlByBay from hosting an awesome indoor picnic!
2. The House That Lars Built shows that flowers don’t always make the prettiest boutonnieres.
3. I love all the creative drink stick ideas from A Beautiful Mess.
4. Design*Sponge is making party decorations from things they already own.
5. The cutest way to ask a friend to be your bridesmaid (via Ruffled.)
For the donut party we wanted to make a croquembouche inspired donut hole tower. It was so easy! (ps: This croquembouche is the most beautiful I’ve seen and has been on my mind.) We attached donut holes with toothpicks to a cone. Then we made a few flowers out of crepe paper and wax paper to attach as decorations. The final product was the perfect centerpiece to our Fancy Donut Party. We even celebrated the festivities with a few sparklers! See full instructions below.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about easy-to-make gifts for Dads. This one is really funny and can be personalized with photos of your family members. Using a Shrinky Dink Kit, we turned Moses and Roman into miniature pins and keychains. The boys loved making this craft with me and makes a fun little present.
Father’s Day is a few weeks away and we put together few sampler boxes of stuff you could give your dad. This actually came from a project that I gave Paul last year. You’ll need to find a few wooden boxes to fill with goodies (Michael’s has some great options.) Then, pick up a few sampler items. We went around town and got our favorite chocolate chip cookies for one, and for the others picked up our favorite charcuterie and a ton of different kinds of fruit – but anything that doesn’t need to be refrigerated will work. Then, just print out a few labels explaining what everything is, attach them to the boxes, and voila! The perfect surprise for your awesome dad. ps: My Super Hero Box from a few years ago.
I saw a window of paper lanterns at an art store last year and I have been wanting to try my hand at them. Below, you’ll find tutorials for 4 different kinds of paper lanterns. They can be hung up for a party or strung across the backyard patio. I like the variety of all the shapes and sizes, it makes it look like a big festive party.
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