mini button name tags

We’ve all been stuck in awkward situations at parties where we hardly know any other guests and end up talking about the weather. As a host it’s sometimes hard to insure that conversation stays lively but if you make these cheeky mini button name tags for your guests, you’ll automatically give them something to talk about.


The Boucherouite Trend

One of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to a room is with a few Moroccan Boucherouite rugs. These rugs are works of art – made from a variety of materials traditionally woven by hand for as long as a year in some cases. Boucherouite rugs are not your typical floor covering; I love the variety of patterns, colors, sizes and shapes these can come in. Take a peek at some of our favorite Boucherouite rugs and tell us which room you would add one in your own home.

Against my usual color palette of classic black and white, these rugs are two of my own that I added into my home. Aren’t the textures and bright pinks, blues and colors lovely?

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Wedding Trends: Escape to Tulum

We know that planning your big day can be time consuming and let’s admit it, maybe even a little stressful too, but hey – the actual day doesn’t have to be!

Make all of your efforts worth while by getting away from it all to exchange your vows. Plan your destination dream wedding surrounded by sandy beaches, warm ocean waves and beautiful Mayan ruins and don’t forget to pack a swim suit or three, you’ll need them in Tulum, Mexico.

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Bath Salts Favors

DIY Bath Salts Favour

One of the most fun parts of a wedding to DIY are the favours. For our wedding, we wanted to give our guests something they could use the next day to relax and unwind from all the festivities.

These cute pom-pom trimmed, bath salt filled pouches are easy to sew and your guests will love using them to have a relaxing bath the next day.


Note from the Editor

Happy Friday Julep readers! We’ve been drawn to so many amazing crepe paper designs lately  hat would be perfect for a special bouquet of Mothers Day flowers, wedding, a kids party, or just some pretty decor to welcome in the summer months. Here are a few favorites you need to check out:

Giant DIY crepe paper roses at Studio DIY (image above– amazing, right?)

Gorgeous crepe paper fringe streamers on Oh Happy Day

Colorfulrainbow crepe paper wreath on Fiskars

Crepe paper flower bouquet for Mother’s Day idea on Mommy Page

Beautiful crepe paper chandeliers (perfect for a wedding!) on Style Me Pretty

Huge popsicle pinata for a summer kids party on Oh Happy Day

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors


Mini Herb Pots for Mothers Day


Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to make our moms a colorful trio of fresh and fragrant pots inspired by a recent trip to Provence. These little pots can be given as a group to each mom, or even used separately at a place setting for a Mother’s day brunch. The best part is, these mini pots will blossom into the summer months.


DIY Accordion Paper Wreath

Making a large statement wreath for your wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Using simple printer paper and an easy accordion fold you can make a white paper wreath any size you’d like and for the cost of a cup of coffee.


Wearing Braids On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Hair

Up until recently, braids have been considered a casual way to tie back your hair. Now though, brides have been taken it to an entirely new level. By adding multiple braids, curls and little details like flowers, they are now a great idea to consider for your wedding day hair. I think they look best with summer wedding dresses and details, but they can certainly be altered to compliment a wedding in any season.


Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: DIY Tea Poms

Whether it’s a cup of tea for Mother’s Day or for a bridal shower, the plain tags at the end of a tea bag could use a little fun.  There’s no reason your can’t fix them up with a teeny tiny tissue pom. Choose her favorite flavor of tea (or yours) and dress up a simple breakfast or brunch with a pop of color.

Gather just a few items that you probably already have in your gift wrap supplies and whip one of these mini poms up in a flash.


Note from the Editor


We are having an unusual heat wave here in San Francisco this week – since we don’t have a warm summer, the beach/lemonade/sunbathing/evening ice cream cones are what’s on my mind right now for our small taste of summer this week. Here are some favorite refreshing ideas to keep you cool for summer, or a heat wave!

A homemade lemonade stand (image above)

Make your own watermelon slush

Fun car wash activity for the kids to go through in their bikes

Classic Mint Julep

Make a snow cone party banner

A cool summer hat

Outdoor movie party ideas

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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