Printable: Mother’s Day Gift Tags and Wrap

I don’t ask for much for Mother’s Day—just the day to shirk my responsibilities and perhaps a little treat (bonus points if it’s packaged nicely!). Treat your mom (or yourself!) this Mother’s Day by printing these fun floral-patterned wraps and gift tags to accompany a sweet gift.

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How To: Throw a Baby Shower in Just One Week

I recently threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law and, while I knew about it for months, I procrastinated as usual and put it all together in just a week’s time. Amazingly, it turned out just how I wanted it to, so here are my tips and timeline advice on throwing a great shower when you find yourself short on time:

baby shower decorations

One Month Before the Shower:
• Mail the baby shower invitations (okay, so this is the only step that should be done more than a week out).

fresh floral garland hanging balloons eucalyptus garland

One Week Before the Shower:
• Order florals. I ordered bay leaf and seeded eucalyptus garlands and peonies from Flower Muse. Accessibility to great florals is limited in my area so ordering online was the way to go. The quality was great and all the guests commented on how nice the garlands smelled.
• Order cookie containers to pass out as favors.
• Order any other supplies that aren’t convenient for you to buy locally, like pretty paper plates and decorations.

baby shower printables

Three Days Before the Shower:
• Print “motherly advice” cards and cookie-favor labels and trim.

baby shower menu
pink ombre cake

Two Days Before the Shower:
• Purchase food and any final supplies. The menu for this shower included turkey/bacon/pesto sandwiches, pasta and green salads, guacamole and chips, smoothies, and chocolate cake.

baby shower decorations

One Day Before the Shower:
• Food prep, which included making cookies for the favors
• Hang balloons from ceiling with fishing line and tape
• Decorate

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where to order fresh flowers

Day of the Shower:
• Finish food prep
• Arrange florals
• Set out party favors
• Celebrate!

party favors

Completely doable right?! Proof that a great party doesn’t have to take loads of time.

• Baby banner, lanterns, and cake plates from Meri Meri
• Greenery garlands and peonies from Flower Muse
• Table linen fabric from Minted
• Pint containers (for cookies) on Amazon
• Letter board from Letterfolk

More How-To Guides:
• How To: Host the Prettiest Spring Brunch
• How To: Create an Art Gallery Wall at Home
• How To: Make Mini “Naked” Cakes

More from Minted:
• Fabric
• Stickers and Labels
• Name Labels

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DIY: Petal-Envelope Cookie Favors

This simple DIY involves three of my favorite things: pretty paper, party favors, and cookies. The end product works well for a sweet takeaway for any type of party, just swap out the paper for a different pattern that coordinates with the theme.

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how to make a petal envelope

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Printable: Bunny Bag Toppers

Take your Easter basket up a notch with these adorable bunny treat-bag toppers. They’re a cinch to whip up (not to mention they’re a great way to obscure some of the unavoidable not-so-cute Easter candy packaging out there). Keep reading for the free printable.

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bunny bag toppers

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DIY: One-Step Mini Cake Stands

I know you’re doubting me right now. You read the title of the post and you’re not sure any DIY project could actually have only one step. But I assure you that this one does (if you don’t count buying the supplies as a step!). I’ve got the proof after the jump.

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diy mini cake stand

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Printable Birthday Postcards

A friend recently told me about a tradition in her daughter’s class at school: For each child’s birthday, every classmate writes down what they love above that person; then, the teacher assembles the notes into a book. I love this idea so much and think it needs to be adopted more often, don’t you think? Which is why I’m sharing these birthday postcards—print them out and send them to your loved ones with compliments aplenty.

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DIY: Fabric-Covered Serving Trays

The next time you’re headed to a party with some homemade treats in hand, don’t let the presentation fall flat by serving them on paper plates. These fun, fabric-covered serving trays look just as good as your goodies and are easy and inexpensive to make (we used our favorite Minted fabrics). Bonus: They make great hostess gifts, too!

fabric covered tray
diy serving tray

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Printable Valentine’s Day Posters

I may have performed a victory dance when I found out that Staples and Office Depot now offer color engineering prints (a.k.a. large poster-size prints created on plotter printers traditionally used for engineering and architectural work). At just seven bucks a pop, that means posters for all occasions. First up? Valentine’s Day posters, of course! Find the link below to download seven designs to get you in the love day spirit.

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New Year’s Resolutions Printable

I’m not religious about making resolutions but I do love the feeling of fresh starts and goal setting to kick off a new year. To help, here’s your official “2016, I’m Coming for You!” printable that you can fill with things you’d like to work on, as well as things you’ll be giving up this coming year. Sorry, kale—2016 is the year I’m going to stop pretending I like you.

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Printable Holiday Treat Labels

One of my favorite holiday traditions is delivering a little cheer with a festive treat. Whether homemade or store-bought, the best way to make it memorable (besides the taste!) is to package it nicely. Here’s a quick way to do that with colorful labels that can be added easily to a canister or box. Grab the free download below.

printable gift labels
printable gift labels