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Sparkle Garland

31 Dec

Add a little sparkle to any event or as a backdrop to a gorgeous New Years Ceremony, this Sparkle Garland is a beautiful DIY option. Since most venues wont allow a permanent bar in place, a good option is to rent pipe and drape to be placed and then drape the garland on that instead. Enjoy this tutorial from Apartment Therapy and add a little sparkle!

credit: Apartment Therapy

credit: Apartment Therapy

Tools

1. Rod or Pipe and Drape Poles to use as support

2. Mirrored garland that can be found at most craft stores or Party Oasis

3. White holiday lights

4. Large hooks to hold onto pole. Shower curtain hooks are a great cheap alternative. This allows for easy breakdown after the event is over.

Directions

1. Have professional place pole or rod in place, and pull electric extension cord to the base to attach the holiday lights

2. Hang the large hooks on the rod and space evenly apart

3. Drape the holiday lights first on the hooks, draping at varying lengths.

4. Place Mirrored Garland across the lights making a custom pattern using differing lengths. Feel free to cut to make longer strands if necessary.

5. lights up and your done!

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Modern Holiday Sparkle

13 Dec

I loved the Modern Holiday shoot on 100 layer Cake shot by Erin Hearts Court. While I am a traditional Christmas girl at heart, there is always a special place in my heart for gold glitter and a tinsel tree. Layering is the key to an impactful mantle, and hopefully this pretty shoot will give you some great ideas for your space this Christmas.

Credity: ErinlovesCourt via 100 Layer Cake

Credity: ErinlovesCourt via 100 Layer Cake

Credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 Layer Cake

Credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 Layer Cake

Credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer Cake

Credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer Cake

credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer cake

credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer cake

credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer cake

credit: ErinlovesCourt via 100 layer cake

 

To see the full post and make sure to check out their Bubbly Bar post too! Click Here

Holidays and Cheer

12 Dec
Credit: Amy Atlas Blog

Credit: Amy Atlas Blog

Credit: Amy Atlas Blog

Credit: Amy Atlas Blog

credit: Amy Atlas Blog

credit: Amy Atlas Blog

credit: Amy Atlas

credit: Amy Atlas

credit: Amy Atlas Blog

credit: Amy Atlas Blog

 Amy Atlas always has the best dessert features and I wanted to share this pretty Holiday Dessert table! Enjoy!

Peppermint Stick Yummy’s

11 Dec

This peppermint sticks pipped in white chocolate are not only yummy, but a great gift for your favorite friends and family. Packaging is half the fun so wrap them in a festive holiday box or cellophane bag and bright red and white ribbons.

credit: Country Living

credit: Country Living

Ingredients

  • 12 (5-inch) peppermint sticks
  • 7 ounce(s) white  chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup(s) white nonpareils

Directions

  • Dip peppermint sticks, one at a time, into melted chocolate. Transfer  to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Allow chocolate to set slightly, about 5 minutes. Roll chocolate end  of peppermint sticks in nonpareils. Return to lined pan and let stand at room  temperature until chocolate hardens.

 

Here are a few fun packaging options!

Red Tissue Papercredit: Carolina Packaging

Red Tissue Paper
credit: Carolina Packaging

credit: Etsy

credit: Etsy

Credit: Etsy

Credit: Etsy