Just a FEW more “little touches”…

It’s been the week for “little touches”, and I have just a few more that I need to share!

First, from Oh Happy Day, a great tutorial for painting baby food jars (and turning them into adorable shabby chic flower vases).  They would be perfect for a baby shower tea party, or even a bridal shower!

How about using twine to make flowers to decorate a table… or turn into a bunting?  Check out this post from Meridian Road for examples of how to use the twine flowers… and THIS POST from the Bug Bytes, with the tutorial on how to MAKE the flowers.

From MarthaStewart.com, I found a simple tutorial for making Flowery Swizzle sticks. Talk about a “little touch” that makes a big impact!

And finally, a simple but FAB “little touch”, we have a variety of Personalized/Customized Wedding Hand Fans in the Diva Entertains shop.

Shabby Chic Wedding Touches

We talked about “little touches” yesterday, and I wanted to continue that theme today with a few more… this time, shabby chic style!

Nothing says shabby chic like burlap and lace together, and I found a very quick and easy tutorial on decorating candles with these two items.  Perfect for a burlap and lace wedding theme (it is actually very popular!) Check out how pretty the final product is… and read the tutorial at Factory Direct Craft:

And continuing the burlap idea, I found a great tutorial for how to make burlap flowers on Snug As A Bug Baby.   This isn’t a wedding post, but you can easily use the tutorial to create burlap flowers to accent your centerpieces or even bouquets!

This next idea isn’t a tutorial, but it is a wonderfully sweet idea.  The bride and groom included a “memory” chair at their wedding, with frames of family members who aren’t with them any more.  The frames made me think “shabby chic”, so I’m including it today.  Isn’t this a lovely idea?

And from Intimate Weddings, a post about ways to incorporate wildflowers into your wedding florals and bouquets.  I especially liked the logs as end tables idea!  A friend recently asked my advice concerning barn wedding decorations and I thought these ideas were absolutely perfect! Yes – barn weddings are also increasingly popular!

What shabby chic ideas have you discovered lately?

Little Party Touches: Chair Bows

We all know that it’s often the little touches that MAKE your party SHINE (or POP, depending on what you are going for).  Today’s post is all about those little touches!  Recently Diva Deb had a lovely backyard party, and here are a few photos from that event. (Try not to be jealous, like I am, of her lovely property…that is PERFECT for backyard parties!)

And a close-up of one of the tables, with a GORGEOUS “little touch” satin roses table-runner (which you can find HERE in the Diva Entertains shop):


A really easy “little touch” is to add sashes or bows to your chairs.  Here is a link to Organza Sashes in our Diva Entertains shop. And check out the photos of the FAB sashes/bows from Diva Deb’s party:


A quick search on YouTube brings up several great how to tie chair sashes tutorial videos on how to do these.  Here is one with a long drape:

And an elegant rosette chair tie:

What kind of little touches do YOU like to add for your events?