Summer Hand Fan Favors

Urban Baby bunting and pretty thaumatrope giant confetti used to make simple summer hand fansOutdoor events and warm weather bring the perfect reason to break out fan favors (here in the sweltering south, we’ve perfected the art of fanning up our own breezes!) I’ve assembled a simple hand fan using re-purposed minted confetti and circular bunting. Try them as wedding favors to pull in a colorful pattern, a sweet quote or even a personalized initial. These can be easily assembled in no time flat, but look like you ordered a completely custom fan set.

Minted giant confetti to make a simple hand fan

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Watercolor Linen Printable

Diy linen napkin with floral transfer by Kelly Ventura Springtime brings so many reasons to brunch and celebrate, and water-colored linens are a great way to add some fresh color to the table. I’ve created an easy DIY linen using a piece of hand-painted art from the oh-so-talented Kelly Ventura. Check out the post for an iron-on printable along with some tips on making your own. The finished piece looks as if Kelly has hand-painted each one herself!

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Bohemian Beach Dinner

bohemian beach dinner Last October, I threw a Bohemian beach dinner to kick off a seaside bachelorette weekend. The vibe was easy, the colors were bright and the setting was spectacular. Check out the post for more details on how it came together, along with some tips for hosting your own barefoot soiree. Bohemian Beach Dinner

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Mother’s Day Quote Jar Printable

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

Mother's day quote jar printable, kelli hall Among the many things I’m learning about being a mom, is that kids like to make little observations about everything. Generally, I’ve noticed these fall into two varieties: The sweet kind (think “Mommy, I want to marry you when I grow up” ) and the spicy variety (like “Bottoms aren’t pretty, they don’t have any sparkles in them”). So, for a mother’s day craft, I decided to make something I’d love myself: Pretty containers to record and keep these little verbal gems. I’ve created some printable labels so you can also make your own quote jars, complete with punchy colors and bold patterns.

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Cozy Cabin Dinner

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

minted cabin dinner, big sur by annie clark and ombre by linda and harriett Early this winter, I styled a little grilled cheese dinner at a cabin in the foothills of North Georgia. Inspired by natural shades found in ice and rough wood, the gathering included ingredients for diy toasted treats and warm drinks by a blazing fire.  Check it out for details on how it came together.

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Tropical Wedding Welcome Gift and DIY Treat Bags

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

For my sister’s wedding in Panama, I crafted a tropical welcome gift for her guests: Complete with little details unique to the couple and paper goods to celebrate their beach destination. We included fun Latin-themed pieces like a Spanish phrase card, found creative ways to tackle the hurdle of stuffing all the boxes in my carry-on and even managed to add in a treat from their beloved dogs who stayed stateside. Check out my post for more on the process and a quick diy for mini treat bags…

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Artful and Sweet Gallery Wedding

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

paper runner covered lamp shades This past summer, I styled a wedding in a beautiful historic spot-turned-art gallery. The inspiration and theme were drawn from art-inspired media and surfaces: Ink, marbled paper, and watercolor washes. Check it out for all the details, along with a handful of tips on how it came together.

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DIY Party Cow Tails

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

pin the tail from paper wine tags I used an adorable cow print as both a decorative focal point and a pin the tail game for my son’s second birthday. To create the perfect paper complement, I crafted “cow tails” from basic twine and paper drink tags. Check out this easy step-by-step for details on how to make them.

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A Mod Cow Birthday Party

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

Mod Cow Table My little guy adores everything cows, so when it came to designing his second birthday, I knew cows would be a dominant element…But, instead of going the direction of country cow, I took a bright, bold direction and opted for a more modern, or “Mod Cow” theme. Check out the post for more on how I styled it, along with details that made it special…

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Bubble Gum Grass Placecard Holders

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

edible grass place card holder For my son’s Mod Cow themed birthday party, I created these place card holders–complete with edible bubble gum grass–and designed for little guests to graze and nibble. Check out this simple DIY for an easy step-by-step on how to craft your own.

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