DIY Star Combs

By Rachael Smith, Penelope & Pip

If you want to look a little bit fancy for New Year’s Eve, but are saving your holiday dollars for the sales, this is the perfect DIY for you. Add a bit of glitz and glam to some pretty coloured suede and you have yourself an originally designed hair piece perfect for seeing in the New Year – we want 2013 to begin all sparkly after all!

Let’s get started with materials …


Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor


I hope you all have a wonderful, joyous holiday season! Can you believe it’s here already? I wanted to share with you these holiday cards my family sent out this year. I ordered Minted’s twisted peppermint holiday non-photo card and then manipulated a photobooth image in illustrator with some festive graphics. We didn’t have time to take professional photos so I wanted something a little silly and fun. Are you sending out cards this year?

Have a wonderful weekend and holiday!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Fondue Party

By Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom

Every year around this time it is a tradition in our family to host a fondue party.  My husband and I enjoy celebrating the holidays with friends and family and there is something so warm and intimate about celebrating over a steaming pot of melted cheese, not to mention it tastes so good!


With the Holidays coming up a fondue party would be a great way to celebrate Christmas Eve, or ring in the New Year.
Here’s a recipe we love, supplies, and ideas for accessories to make your fondue party a success…


Easy & Easier: DIY Photo Ornaments

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

Keep loved ones close this holiday season with these DIY ornaments. Ribbons and sewing trims become tree trimmings with the addition of your favorite snapshots — from this year’s family portrait to an heirloom photo. Read on for more creative ideas on how to make these your own.

Get the full tutorial after the jump …


Wedding Inspiration Board Challenge

By Jen Casebeer, Community Editor

Ever wonder about those beautiful boards on the top-right of our blog? They’re current submissions in our wedding inspiration board challenge! Every Monday between now and January 7, we’re awarding 2 prizes of $200 Minted credit each. One for the most ‘favorited’ board and one random drawing. At the end of it all, one grand prize winning Editor’s Pick will win $1000 to spend on Minted!

Don’t you just love these boards? To join the ranks and enter the challenge, just create an inspiration board around a Minted wedding invite or save the date. Then embed the board on your website or blog and fill out your entry information here. Happy styling!

Cover Board: A Greenhouse Affair by Kayla King

1: Orange, Gold, and Butterflies by Caroline

2: Central Coast Wedding by annie clark