Kids Duct Tape Wrist Bands

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

These simple and fun kids duct tape wrist bands are just the thing to keep your little one creative and entertained during these hot summer months.
And depending on their age, this is something they can do completely by themselves. The options of decorating them are truly endless and you’ll truly love seeing what they come up with!

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Wedding Trends: The Klein’s Woodsy Wedding

By Celisse, Customer Care at Minted

 

Full of love and whimsy, photographs from The Klein’s Woodsy Wedding nearly had me tearing up. From a seemingly simple, yet charming afternoon wedding ceremony surrounded by family, friends and the pines to an elegant tented dining event – this bride and groom really made their dreams come to life. This really couldn’t have been A More Perfect Union!

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Shabby Chic Mr And Mrs Signs

By Rachael of Penelope and Pip
Shabby Chic Mr And Mrs Chair Signs

If you’re having an outdoor wedding this season, these shabby chic Mr and Mrs chair signs would be a beautiful addition. They are easy to make and you could swap out the lace, burlap and fabric for ribbons or glitter streamers depending on your theme.

Here’s how to make them…

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Birth Announcement Inspired Baby Gifts

boho inspired announcement and gift

Summer seems to be the baby-gifting season (for me at least). I have several friends who are having babies, and accordingly, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect present for new moms and little ones. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite finds–all inspired by beautiful birth announcements. From bold to boho, I’ve found gifts to suit every mom’s unique style…

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Typographic Place Settings

By Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Typographic Place Settings

Typographic Place Settings

If you’d like a change from the usual place settings for your wedding or summer party, making your guests a sweet wooden name could be just what you need.

You can leave them natural if you are after a rustic look, or paint them the color of your theming so they fit beautifully into your decor.

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cardboard popsicle photo backdrop

By Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave

Tomorrow is the first official day of summer, hip hip! To celebrate I like to throw a party where only frozen treats are served, hot fudge is flowing, and jimmies are plentiful. This year for a little additional fun I thought a photo booth was in order, so I whipped up this festive cardboard popsicle backdrop.

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Design Inspiration: Dana Tanamachi’s Chalkboard Art

By Maia McDonald of  Design Conundrum

I’m sure many of you have noticed there has been a huge hand drawn type trend in design the past several years and specifically chalkboard art has been very popular. I personally love the way chalkboard type looks and it can be the perfect way to add a very artistic and independent vibe to whatever it’s used for, I especially love it as installations at weddings and special events. And the queen of this type style, in my opinion is Dana Tanamachi. A Brooklyn based designer and artist, Dana creates some of the most stunning chalk installations for clients ranging from Google, West Elm and Adidas. Below are a few of my favorite works of hers…

 

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Statement Necklaces Under $100 for your Wedding Day

By Lauren of A Fabulous Fete
wedding jewelry

There are so many different directions you can take these days when choosing the jewels for your wedding. And of course, your dress is a huge factor when making that decision. I do love a bride that takes a chance and goes with a modern statement necklace though. Here are a just a few styles that will work with a large selection of dress necklines.

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Fourth of July Cupcakes

By Jenny Batt, of Hank + Hunt

Nothing says Fourth of July like red, white and blue. Why not celebrate Independence Day with some red, white and blue cupcakes as the star of your summer picnic?  I recently found some cupcake dividers at my local cake supply shop, but you could make some from card stock and create your own striped cupcakes. To make it easy to fill, put each color in its own icing bag, so you can target your color exactly where you want. Why have ho-hum cupcakes when you can easily add some patriotic fun to your BBQ!

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Father’s Day Breakfast Printables

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer
doughnut flag and newspaper cardSpecial paper details on the breakfast table are the perfect way to surprise your guy for Father’s Day. I’ve created two printables inspired by my husband’s two favorite indulgences: A stack of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and his morning paper with coffee. Check out these downloads for a simple way to embellish your breakfast tray and let dad know how much he’s loved.

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