Washcloth bunnies

By Jeran McConnel, Oleander and Palm and a Minted Party Ambassador

Here’s a really cute and easy Easter craft that your kids will enjoy making with you.  My mom made these for my brothers and me when we were kids.  I’m making a bunch of them this year and giving them as gifts to my nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Read on to learn how to make them…

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Easy and Easier Cupcake Liner DIY

Have you ever wanted to spruce up those plain and boring cupcake liners? These days they come in a variety of colors and patterns, but what if you can’t find exactly what you need? It’s really easy to dress up your cupcakes and I’m going to show you two ways that will make your treats stand out from the rest, just in time for Easter and spring celebrations.

Here are two versions of cupcake wrappers that can be made in a flash, an accordion style and a classic cupcake wrapper…

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Note from the Editor

St Patrick’s day seems to creep up just as we’re starting to dive into out first bag of mini cadbury eggs and planting our spring grass. I love the flexibility that St Patrick’s day can focus on either green shamrocks or rainbows. Here are a few last minute fun ideas for your festive St Patrick’s day this year:

Green velvet cake/Shamrock barrette/Rainbow headband/Leprechaun hat favors/Rainbow felt table runner/Clover patch cake/Leprechaun trap cake/Moss shamrock for your door/Shamrock juice

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Minted Weddings Press Brunch

This week we hosted a press brunch in New York City to let the media know about all of the new Minted Weddings happenings this spring. The inspiration starting point for the brunch was Moglea‘s ‘Matthiola’ invitation and party decor. Read on for some more creative inspiration for whatever fête you have coming this spring and say good-bye to winter and hello to happy melon colors!

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Wedding Trends: Lace

By Celisse Muller, Customer Care Lead at Minted

Whether your wedding theme is classic and sweet or romantic and rustic, lace is a versatile trend that can easily be woven into any wedding theme. 

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custom pie favor boxes

pie favor boxes

My favorite favors are the edible kind. A piece of handmade pie or cake would please any party guest and wedge shaped boxes are just the way to package them. But you can’t just leave them plain, here’s an easy way to pep them up a bit.

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Easter Photo Booth Masks

By Trendy Peas a member of the Minted design community

What kind of bunny ears are you? Girly? Smarty maybe? Perhaps a little droopy? I am always looking for some fun pictures of my kids to use on our annual photo books, and I thought having them wearing cute bunny ears would make great Eater photos. What do you think? Ready to get crafty? Print these bunny ears out, dress it up, and get ready to snap some fun pictures this Easter with your family. I guarantee you will feel like a kid again.

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Fun and Modern Cake Toppers

Spring and summer are party seasons! Easter is just around the corner and so is Mother’s day! Add birthdays and baby showers, and you’re probably going to want a cake at some point! Whether you bake it from scratch or not, these fun and modern cake toppers will help bring the fun.

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Graphic Design Book Round-up

As a designer I often get questions from bloggers or creative types about design. Whether it’s how I a chose a certain font? Who inspires me? Or what’s kerning? I find there are a lot of great blog resources for getting this type of advice but I always love an old fashioned book. So for anyone who is thinking of becoming a designer, or just a blogger who wants to know the basics I thought I would countdown a few of my favorites, old and new.

Keep reading for more about these great books…

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Shamrock Cookie Cutter for St Patricks Day

Shamrock Cookie Cutter St Patricks Day DIY

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and this year I really wanted to make some shamrock cookies. It’s not often you get to make green goodies to eat!

I couldn’t find a shamrock cookie cutter in any of my local stores, so I decided to make my own and discovered with a few items from around the kitchen, a fun cookie cutter is really easy to make. The kids will really love helping you make these for a St Patrick’s Day morning tea.

Let’s get started with materials…

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