Easy Colorful Crayon Place Cards

By Jenny of Hank and Hunt

I’m going to give full credit to my oldest child for this DIY. He showed me how you can use a black crayon and a pencil to make fabulous drawings that are bright and colorful. He taught me the skills and I turned it into a party DIY. It’s how we roll at casa H+H. If you haven’t looked at a crayon since your wonder years, it’s time to check out the vibrant hues and neon shades that have joined the traditional palette of old. A simple few minutes of coloring on card stock and you too can make a unique and fun place card for your next dinner party.

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DIY Paper Flower Bouquet for a Bridal Shower

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

I love the tradition of creating a rehearsal bouquet from ribbons collected during a bridal shower, but it can feel a little expected. I recently hosted a close friend’s bridal shower, and for a fresh twist, I gave her a few paper flowers created from the party confetti we used at her event. It stays true to the custom of taking pieces from the bridal shower and crafting a stand-in bouquet for the wedding rehearsal, but instead of a tangle of ribbons on a paper plate, she’ll have pretty handmade paper flowers to carry.

To make these flowers…

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Golden Heart Swizzle Stick

By Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry

Serve your wedding drinks in style with these golden heart swizzle sticks. They are an easy way to create a celebratory feeling as your guests are served and keep the love going all night long.

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Designer to Know: Missy Austin

By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum

I’m totally smitten with the design work of Missy Austin, maybe I’m a little biased because she’s fellow former Wisconsinite, but I think it’s more likely because her work is awesome. Now calling the Twin Cities home, and working for award winning design firm Zeus Jones, Missy’s design style is so fun and colorful. With an eye for typography and iconography her work includes those special touches that take a design to the next level, which I love.

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Sean and Kellin’s Hawaiian Wedding

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

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Meeting each other in Italy, Sean and Kellin debated on taking family and friends back to the place where it all began, or celebrating on a tropical island where the groom spent his teen years. After much thought on two beautiful places, the pair decided to wed in Kailua, Hawaii as it was where many family members already lived and it felt like home to them. Plus getting guests to take a little vacation before the big day would not be a hard task.

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Conversation Napkins

by Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Conversation Napkins DIY

If you’re having a pastel themed wedding this season, these adorable napkins would look very sweet at each guest’s place setting.

Just like the conversation lollies you buy at Valentine’s Day, these conversation napkins give you the chance to give each guest their own special message from you both.

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Wedding Trends: Ulyana Sergeenko Inspired

By Celisse, Perfection Team at Minted


With nearly impeccable collections that focus on dreamy and romantic extravagance and always strikes a classic cord, I thought it might be fun to gather some wedding invitation inspiration from Russian couture shopper turned couture fashion designer, Ulyana Sergeenko.

The essence of Sergeenko’s collections are woven into every detail of the Winter Flourish wedding invitation design. With it’s lovely script font and fanciful flourishes it  perfectly embodies Sergeenko’s textile elegance.

It’s almost as if Ulyana designed and typeset the invitation herself!

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Color Study: Coral Pink

By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum

As a graphic designer I don’t use a lot of pink, partly because it usually is so strongly feminine that it can be a little limiting especially for a brand. But lately I’ve found myself very drawn to the perfect shade of coral pink. It’s so fresh and fun for summer and when paired with really strong graphic elements I almost forget about the colors girly characteristics. Below are a few examples of coral pink done right, not to sweet or feminine.

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Wedding Welcome Gift and Printable Tag

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer
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Custom printable tag lettered by Meg Gleason of Moglea

If you’re having a wedding where guests will be traveling any distance, one of my favorite details is a small gift to greet their arrival. Welcome gifts don’t have to be extravagant or expensive. With these tips, labels and a printable gift tag (artfully hand lettered by the talented Meg Gleason), you can create a simple, special gift without too much fuss.

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