DIY Party Cow Tails

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

pin the tail from paper wine tagsI used an adorable cow print as both a decorative focal point and a pin the tail game for my son’s second birthday. To create the perfect paper complement, I crafted “cow tails” from basic twine and paper drink tags. Check out this easy step-by-step for details on how to make them.


Mini Twig Wreath Wedding Escort Cards

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Place Cards

There are things that immediately make us think of our favorite times of the year. Wreaths are one of those for me. When the wreaths start to make an appearance at our household, it can only mean one of my favorite times of the year, Fall. So when thinking of a great escort card for this season, mini twig wreaths seemed like the only answer.

With a quick walk around your backyard or neighborhood and a glue gun, you will have yourself a set of some fabulous escort or place cards. Grab your bridesmaids and read on for instructions!


Easy Halloween Washi Tape Candles

By: Jenny Batt, of Hank + Hunt Perfect for any dinner party, but exceptionally fun for Halloween, these decorated candles are made in minutes with washi tape. It’s a great way to dress up your standard taper candle and it comes right off to change your designs. The options for pattern and color are endless, but I love the look of gold on black taper candles. They pair well with vintage brass candle sticks and would look lovely at any party this season.


A Mod Cow Birthday Party

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

Mod Cow TableMy little guy adores everything cows, so when it came to designing his second birthday, I knew cows would be a dominant element…But, instead of going the direction of country cow, I took a bright, bold direction and opted for a more modern, or “Mod Cow” theme. Check out the post for more on how I styled it, along with details that made it special…


ten minute gnome costume

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

I don’t think I knew that store bought Halloween costumes existed as a child. My mom would somehow find away to whip up our costume requests, often tirelessly the night before. While I didn’t inherit her sewing skills, I know how to wield a hot glue gun and with that skill made this easy gnome costume. Trust me, the craft level to create this is beginner at most.


Fall Wedding Favor Ideas

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Favors

Fall, to me, is all about being cozy, comfortable and spending quality time with family and friends. So when it comes to picking out favors for your fall wedding, it’s no wonder that so many of them focused around delicious foods and keeping your guests feeling like they are at home. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY ideas as well as some finds that you can personalize with an easy thank you tag. Read on for details.


Easy Spooky Tree Halloween Place Cards

By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

Halloween is on it’s way and we just decorated this weekend. I’m loving black and white with a single pop of color this year, like orange. One of the quickest ways to create memorable parties is to customize your decor. That will mean a stroll or two down aisles not necessarily for your type of party. For example, these place card holders in the shapes of little trees were actually on the wedding aisle. The shape is what caught my eye, a great twiggy form that would look fabulous a little spookier. Even the most novice crafter can rock a can of spray paint. This is the world’s easiest spooky tree diy, I promise.  Don’t be afraid to paint things, you can make amazing decor only armed with a can of spray paint. The best part is, spray paint is impossible to mess up. There are no fine lines to follow, just spray and go. Miss a spot? Spray it again. The key is just to use light coats so you don’t get drip marks, voila.


Bubble Gum Grass Placecard Holders

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

edible grass place card holderFor my son’s Mod Cow themed birthday party, I created these place card holders–complete with edible bubble gum grass–and designed for little guests to graze and nibble. Check out this simple DIY for an easy step-by-step on how to craft your own.

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