DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

By Jeran McConnel of Oleander and Palm

Easter is just around the corner and I’m ready for pretty spring pastels. This year I was so inspired by Minted’s Modern Marble Party Decor, that I wanted to carry the trend over to egg decorating. There are so many options when it comes to marbling, but most methods involve hard-to-find, obscure products or messy, oil-based paints. I wanted to make my eggs with simple, inexpensive ingredients that are also kid-friendly. Read on for the how-to…


DIY Brass Leaf Napkin Ring

By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

I am totally in love with the foliage trend. Leaf prints and watercolors and bouquets of only ferns and foliage are hitting the ground running this Spring. I wanted to make some simple napkin rings that could bring a little more of the trend to the table. Like brass wall art from the seventies, these brass leaves glam up even the simplest of spring brunches. I am making a set for Easter this year and probably a few extra for friends. Making these brass napkin rings is as easy as cutting paper, really.

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easy floral centerpiece

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

Thursday marks the first day of spring, hooray! Even if it doesn’t feel very springy where you live, you can bring a little bit of the season inside with this easy floral display. The best part is it’s long lasting so will make it all the way to your Easter brunch…


DIY Tunnel Fringe Garland

By: Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

Are you planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Worried you have to put a shamrock on it? Why not keep it simple and fun with this fringe garland? Just a little pop of green (or a lot) can set off a great party. Garland can be a tricky thing and depending on how large your space is, you could end up needing a lot to have the space feel full. These garlands are wider than the standard and create more dimension which helps you need less of them. These look great from the side and from below and have a circus tent feel. Alternately, you could tell the kiddos that these are leprechaun roads. Either way, you can make two 7 foot garlands from one pack of crepe paper, which is about $1.25, talk about a lot of bang for your party budget.

You will need scissors, crepe paper, and tape…

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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.


diy fresh greenery garland

By Melanie of You Are My Fav

I recently threw a baby shower and knew that I wanted a fresh, green garland to serve as a centerpiece for the rest of the party. When a local florist game me a quote of $300 to make one, I instead headed to Whole Foods and bought $35 worth of supplies. Although I’ve never attempted anything like this, I was happy with the result and even happier with how simple it was to make.