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Tiny Balloons – New Party Trend Alert!

TINY BALLOONS – THE ULTIMATE IN CUTE

Tiny little balloons are one of my favorite party decoration. So cute and versatile these balloons can be filled with helium (a tiny and very inexpensive amount!) or can be blown up with puff.  There are lots of great things that you can do with these little balloons, I promise you however you choose to use them they are sure to be a real ‘crowd pleaser’.

Thsese cute cupcake toppers are so easy to make: inflate the balloon but not fully, tie it off and poke the blunt end of a skewer or tooth pick into the knot.

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Christmas Garland DIY – Here’s How to Hang Your Honeycombs

Hanging honeycomb balls is easy!

I am a self confessed Garland obsessive! I don’t feel at home unless there is a string of bunting or a garland adorning a wall/window/dresses/tree. I recently spotted a honeycomb garland in a shop for £24 and rushed home to make my own! It really is very easy, here is how:

You will need:

9 x 3″ Honeycomb Balls will make approximately 1.5m of garland
A length of Bakers Twine
Double-sided Sticky Tape

Step 1:   Cut your length of twine, ensure it is a little longer than you need the garland to be.

Step 2:   Make a loop at each end to enable you to hang the finished Garland neatly

Step 3:   Stick a smal piece of double sided tape to the card inside the Honeycomb and open the ball out. You can either cut the little hanging string off the honeycomb or lay it down insdide the ball out of site, carefully lay your twine inside the middle of the honeycomb and close the ball. There is no need to stick the twine down inside as the closed ball will hold it there quite firmly and it will also enable you to carefully move or alter the ball along the twine if necessary later.

Step 4:   Adjust the gaps by carefully moving the balls along the twine if necessary. Hang and Enjoy!


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The Weeks Pretty Little Round-up

Party ideas I love this week!

Some little things I love from the ‘party world’ this week. (links below)

Party Ideas round up by Pretty Little Party Ideas Blog

Bright Paper Flowers, a Thanksgiving Party and Flower DIY (By Make My Lemonade)

These Crackers will create the prettiest confetti showers (from Anthropologie)

Use these cute Star Cushions as party seating for little ones (from Numero 74 at Range ta Chambre)

Pack up your troubles in these adorable little suitcases, Garland DIY (by Oh Happy Day)

The perfect napkin for dinner parties! Learn How to fold these and be the envy of your guests (by Smarty Had A Party)


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DIY Fringe Garlands

The sun is out, the Snowdrops are nodding their tiny heads and I am making plans for some gorgeous spring-time parties.

This morning I have made some pretty fringe garlands that I am going to use for a cute little one years old party next week. Fringe is BIG for 2013 and this delicate spring time colour palette is oh so sweet. I thought I would share with you how to make these, they are incredibly easy and extremely cheap!

DIY Fringe Garland

These garlands make any party look amazing but also create a fabulous backdrop for photo opportunities

You will need: Crepe Paper 50x250cm and Sharp Scissors

I use have used the folded rolls of inexpensive craft crepe paper for this project, you will be able to make 5 approx 3.5m Garlands from one pack – Pullingers have a great range of gorgeous colours for £1 each.

Fringe GarlandYour Garland can be whatever size you wish,for this project I have used 10cm lengths as you get 5 out of each pack. Use sharp scissors and cut straight through the folded crepe.

Crepe Paper GarlandNow unfold your length of crepe paper and gently stretch it out. you will find that has quite a lot of stretch in it but be gentle. You may need two people to do this, I stretch it over my lap stretching small sections as i go. Once completely stretched re-fold.

DIY Fringe GarlandYou will need sharp scissors for this. Cut along the unfolded edges of the crepe paper. only cut a third of the way not right to the middle, try to make the cuts as close together as you can as this will make the fringe really delicate. Take your time but the great thing about these is they are very forgiving so you need not be too precise.

Fringe Garland How toContinue and do both sides, remember to leave room in the middle.

fringe garland 5now you can unfold your garland, tease it apart gently, it is well worth taking your time with this so to not rip the paper.

fringe garland 6And there you have it, beautiful fringe garlands. Around 17m for £1 it’s well worth the effort! Enjoy