honeycomb gift toppers

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

honeycomb gift toppers
honeycomb gift toppers

Wrapping a gift with paper is not my forte. I can never get the corners to lay flat and the sides end up looking bedraggled (can paper look bedraggled?). I’d much rather have a good box or bag and slap something cute on top. These toppers are a cinch and there are a plethora of designs you could create.


Wedding Trends: Everything You Need To Know for 2014

You may have already guessed: We love unique designs. We do. It’s absolutely true. We also love superior quality and luxury but most of all we love love in every way. No matter how you slice the cake love brings out the best in everything and while everything we’ve just mentioned is important to us, what brings us the most joy is getting to be a part of your special day.

Because we are so lucky to be a part of that special day, we thought we would thank you by sharing some of what we have learned about creating the most memorable wedding day moments. We spoke to Wedding Industry Photographer, Christina McNeill, about the most wonderful wedding trends she is seeing in 2014.

Let us just say, that everything is fresh. From calligraphy and hand written fonts in wedding stationery (like the Traditional Royalty Letterpress Design by Two Thirteen Studio above) to painters that do live painting at weddings and croquembouche cakes – we now bring you the top, need to know, wedding trends of 2014 and a few trends we hope to set into motion.


Every 2 Minutes

Every 2 minutes, a woman somewhere in the world dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth.

I serve as a board member for Every Mother Counts, a non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns to save women’s lives by providing women around the world with access to healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth.  In honor of Mother’s Day and the moms in both our customer and our designer/artist communities, I thought I would share with you a trip I took with Christy and the rest of the Every Mother Counts board to Haiti.

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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


Design to Dish: An Easter Egg Hunt

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

carrot cake easter egg hunt inspiration

It seems like the weather just warmed up, and Easter is already right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a classic Easter Egg Hunt! Playing outside in the warm sunshine with flowers blooming all around; eating sweet Spring treats; beautiful, nature-inspired decor, and fun crafts–it all sounds so dreamy!

A classic carrot cake is the perfect dessert for an Easter get-together. This carrot cake recipe is my very favorite: two moist layers filled with fresh carrots and crushed pineapple, smothered with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. Oh my! I’m like a kid at an Easter egg hunt just thinking about it!

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Happy Birthday Minted!

This week we celebrate Minted’s 6th Anniversary! Aren’t birthdays the best? In celebration of our turning six, we are taking a moment to reflect on how far we have come, and the artists and designers who have taken this journey with us. The very best thing about how much we have grown over the last six years is having our community grow with us.

We’ve asked six fantastic Community Artists a few questions about their artistic style, how it has progressed since joining the Minted Artist Community and where they see their creative selves headed next.

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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.


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.


neutral territory.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

Creamy-colored neutrals are back in a big way. I think it has to do with the popularity of the souk and flokati rugs that are popping up every where I look. The vintage Moroccan Boucherouite and Ben Ouarain rugs are a hit, too and even the cowhide. All these warm, fuzzy textiles seem to have influenced the decor that surrounds them and rooms are being designed without a lot of color, per se, but a multitude of rich creamy, white hues and textures. Makes me want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and read a good, long book.

I love this Souk rug paired with very soft, pale gray. This is the beautiful home of Amelia Widell from Lovely Life.

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