Cherry Blossom DIY

The cherry blossom theme for weddings and parties is a lovely one!  We have a few DIY cherry blossom crafts for you to check out.

First, from Beach House in the City, a DIY tutorial on how to make paper cherry blossom branches.  Perfect for centerpieces!

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From Housewife Notes, another DIY cherry blossom tutorial… origami style!

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From What Meegan Makes, a DIY Cherry Blossom wreath.  Gorgeous!!!

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And from Censational Girl, a tutorial on painting cherry blossoms on glass – specifically a glass candle holder.  Love it!

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You can see some of our Diva Entertains cherry blossom favors here:  http://www.divaentertains.com/cherry-blossom-favors.html

Fab Friday FREE Damask Place Cards

We talked about DIY Damask projects yesterday, and I couldn’t help myself!  I made some FREE damask place cards (or table signs) for you to download and use.

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These damask place cards are a tent-style, and they come 4 to a sheet.  The download is in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  There is a light gray edge around each place card on the PDF, so you have a nice line for cutting.  Simply fold over where the damask and white edge meet in the middle, and you have a tent style place card or table sign.

You can use these as place cards, table signs for candy or dessert buffets, or even gift tags on a present!

DOWNLOAD THE FILE HERE

And if you’d like  CUSTOM party place cards, you can click HERE to order place cards personalized and customized for your event!  We’ll customize, print, and ship them right to you!

DIY Damask Projects

I think damask prints go well on almost anything – simple decor like candle holders, walls, iphone cases, coasters… you name it, damask makes it better!  And I’ve found a few DIY Damask projects for those of you who feel the same way!

From Style Me Pretty – a DIY Coaster project.  Now, theoretically you could use most any design or print (like zebra or leopard even), but since we’re talking damask today… use damask!

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From GreyGrey Designs, a damask and diamonds party post – with some tips for how she DIY’ed her way through the decor!  Sometimes it’s really easy to DIY when decorating, especially if you shop at Hobby Lobby!

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A very simple favor box DIY idea… from the Ruffled blog.  DIY Candy buffet take-out boxes, with damask accents!

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And we actually have some FAB damask products in the Diva Entertains shop, if you aren’t quite ready to DIY…  check out these damask favor boxes!

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Cars Theme Birthday Parties

Last week, I posted some fun PLANES party ideas (here), and my boys saw the post and wanted to know where the CARS “stuff” was.  So… here it is!

First, from So Wonderful, So Marvelous… a..well, MARVELOUS Cars Birthday party post!  Lots of fabulous inspiration here… check out the mini pit crew bags!

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From Adorable Antics, another amazing (and adorable!) party for a 3 year old Cars buff!  Love her dessert table!

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Organized Chaos has a great post that is race cars-related, but not Disney Cars specifically.  Some great ideas here, either way you go!

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And from the Pethel Family, some incredible ideas for decorating and feeding folks at a Cars party!  LOVE the dessert table ideas…

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Fab Friday FREE Printables – Monkey Tags

After writing the post about Monkey Parties (HERE), I decided we needed to offer a free monkey printable today.  But, I couldn’t just do one – I had to do TWO!  One for boy parties, and one for girl parties.  They are generic without text, so you can use them for baby showers, birthdays, or whatever you can think up!

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These monkey printable tags are designed at 2.5 inch round, and I set them up to come 12 to a sheet.  The downloads are in a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are lost cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add tags to your party favors with string or ribbon… or use the design as a cupcake topper.  If you decide to print them on STICKER paper, these will make great seals for favor bags or boxes.

Get the BOY MONKEY tag HERE

Get the GIRL MONKEY tag HERE

And if you’d like  CUSTOM party favor tags, you can click HERE to order tags personalized and customized for your event!  We’ll customize, print, and ship them right to you!

Grandparents Day Gift Ideas

Grandparent’s Day is coming up soon.. September 8th.  I’ve done a little research, and found some fun ideas for gifts and honoring the grandparents in your life!

From the Bowdabra blog, a DIY photo tutorial on how to make a photo cube bouquet gift:

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Get a super cute Grandparents Day printable from Crissy’s Crafts.  One is dated for 2011, but the other one is timeless with “I Love My Grandparents” message:

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From eighteen25 blog, a DIY tutorial WITH free printable, for making a grandkids photo album:

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And from Positively Splendid, another photograph gift idea – DIY photo tiles!  A little bit of work, but priceless!!

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FREE Printable Paris Cupcake Box

I found some great freebies on a clip art/digital scrapbooking site this week – MyGrafico.com, and I just had to share!

The freebie link from today is one of the cutest cupcake boxes ever – Parisian Cupcake Box!  Did I mention it’s FREE to download, print and use?  Check it out HERE.

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Washi Tape Party Favors

You’ve heard of washi tape, right?  It’s colorful tape that is all the rage these days for decorating, scrapbooking and more!  I found some fun ways to use Washi tape in party favors, and of course I’m going to share with you!

First, from the 36th Avenue, a quick blog post about using washi tape to alter store bought favors – super easy, super cute!

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From No Biggie, check out the cute envelopes embellished with Washi tape and tags.

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From U Create, a step-by-step tutorial on making your own washi tape favor bags:

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If you love washi tape, you really need to go check out Washi Tape Crafts!!  Here is a great tutorial for adding tape to a favor box:

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And from Such Pretty Things, a great idea – wrapping smarties with washi tape!  How pretty (and easy) are these?

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Let’s talk about SHOES again!

We like shoes around here… especially the high-heeled stiletto variety!  I’ve posted about shoe themes HERE and HERE….and HERE and HERE too!  Yes, we do love our shoes!

We have a great shoe favor section in the Diva Entertains shop, and here is a wonderful photo from customer Kathleen.  Thank you Kathleen!  You can see the shoe place cards in our shop HERE.

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I think I’ve shared something similar to this before, but I love the step-by-step tutorial for making High Heel cupcakes in this post from How Does She.

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And just so you know, it’s not just us “seasoned” ladies that love our shoes!  Check out this adorable shoe-themed party for a sweet little 2 year old, from A Blissful Nest!!  Gotta start somewhere with the love of shoes, right??

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Links to FREE Back To School Printables

It’s FAB Friday, and around here that usually means FREE PRINTABLES!  Well, today I found the mother-lode of free printables for back to school time. Click on over to the Tom Kat studio blog, and check out the blog hop going on.  You can click around to all the various participating blogs and get some fab freebies!

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