Color Study: Yellow

By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum

I’m a huge fan of yellow, it might be my favorite color. Yellow is always so cheerful and inviting I can’t help but be drawn to it. Its versatility is also one of the reasons I love to use it in my design work. A light buttery yellow can be sweet and romantic without being overly girly. Neon yellow is so fun and can make your design feel a little more modern. And mustard yellow adds depth and character. Whatever you use it for, yellow can be a great unexpected design choice that I highly recommend.

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DIY Giddy Up Garland

By Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land

Were you a horse and pony pretty in pink type of gal growing up? I was more of a tomboy in a t-shirt and brown corduroy, although I did have a My Little Pony phase. Channel your mane-brushing past with this simple and super cute horse ribbon party garland using cupcake liners and typography stickers – perfect for a pony themed birthday or to imply to that special someone that “you’re number one!”. Keep reading for more details on making this cute garland…

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DIY painted lunch sacks

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

It’s hard to say goodbye to summer but if anything can get you and the little ones in the mood for fall, it’s fun back to school items! And ones you can make as a simple afternoon craft? All the better!

We decided it would be fun to decorate our own paper lunch sacks this year with just a bit of simple paint.

All you need for this craft is:

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Faux Grass Table Numbers

By Rachael of Love From Ginger

DIY Faux Grass Table Numbers

If you are having an autumn or winter wedding this year, these grass number tables would bring a splash of green to your palette.

You could paint the numbers to match your wedding colours and have a little bit of summer inside your reception venue.

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Seasonal Soirees: Farm Dinner

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

With golden leaves and cool mornings popping up with regularity, I don’t think we can deny it any longer: our beloved Summer is coming to an end! Luckily, the end of Summer also means bumper crops of fresh produce from the garden and orchard, and beautiful evenings with pleasant temperatures and lingering twilight. This little bridge between Summer and Fall is the perfect time to host a farm-fresh backyard soiree. Pick a pretty invitation, decorate with classic globe lights and baskets of produce, and set up long tables in the yard for friends to enjoy a fresh, simple meal together to celebrate the end of another beautiful season…

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Late Summer Wedding Inspiration

By Lauren Saylor of  A Fabulous Fete

bohemian wedding decor

One trend I can never get enough of is the easy breezy style of bohemian weddings. The decor, food and attire always looks so effortless. When I think of a late summer wedding, bohemian inspiration immediately comes to mind. Read on for ideas and inspiration for achieving that laid back atmosphere for your own wedding day….

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watercolor monogram favor boxes

By Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave

I love ending a party on a high note with a great favor but sometimes store bought packaging can be so ho-hum. Here’s a really quick way to customize and beautify a simple white box that can be filled with anything from a set of crayons to a sweet treat. The watercolor finish would blend well with an art party theme.

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DIY Paper Cup Garland

By Jenny Batt, of Hank and Hunt

Paper cups come in all patterns and colors these days to match your celebration. Have you ever taken a moment to marvel at the rainbow wall at your local party store? Or have you found yourself with a stash of random colors of leftover party cups? I know my collection of leftovers is probably bigger than most, but as I was looking through my party supplies to plan Henry and Hunter’s first day of school party and I noticed a mismatched stack of paper cups.   I decided to make a paper cup garland. Big color, a little mismatched and a whole lot of fun. The boys can even help me make it. Every year we have a different theme, but it is always special. This year is double special because it is also Hunter’s first day of Kindergarten. We’re going to have a bigger party than usual.

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Driftwood Centerpiece

By Victoria of A Subtle Revelry
If you are looking for a way to continue your summer feelings of love into your wedding day, this driftwood centerpiece is a great solution. It is easy and super affordable to make (as long as you can get to the shore before you say I do!). Using driftwood to center your tables will give a casual yet stylish look to your day – perfect for a brunch or outdoor ceremony.

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