{DIY} Chevron Patterned Party Tray

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We are loving the fresh + fun chevron print lately, so when our eye caught this chevron party tray, we were smitten! Easy to make, the ever fabulous Martha Stewart has all the how-to details! Best part of this easy HOW-TO?! It's made with a BAKING SHEET! Not only are these perfect for holding cocktails, cupcakes, and other party goodies but also make a darling HOSTESS GIFT! Add a monogrammed … { read more }

{DIY Video} Entertaining Derby Style

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We are gearing up for horse-racing season - one filled with big hats, sun dresses, mint juleps, and of course - lots of entertaining! Ashley Brook Designs has created an exclusive DIY video for all of our readers just for the Derby occasion! I have been so excited about this since she shared her idea with me. Using just a few items, you can create a fabulous striped serving tray for your Derby … { read more }

Tutorial: DIY Flower Easter Eggs

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Easter is right around the corner so it's time to start sharing some creative and crafty ideas for the season! First up is this "DIY EASTER EGG" idea inspired by one of our most popular posts, a feature of Frog Prince Paperie's DIY Pomander Flower Ball made the same way! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie is a crafty one for sure! I was so inspired by the pomander flower ball that I tried it on Easter … { read more }

{Party Trends} Chalkboard Paint Ideas!

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CHALKBOARD PARTY & WEDDING IDEAS We are HUGE fans of chalkboard craft ideas around here! We've used chalkboard paint in our offices, homes, and of course.... PARTIES! Many of our readers have been chatting it up about their favorite chalkboard finds too, so we thought we'd dedicate a whole post to chalkboard. Drink Tags (LilBDesigns) Menu Board (source) Place Cards (House & Home) … { read more }

Tutorial: DIY Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick

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Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick We're excited for a FUN Easter DIY idea to get you ready for spring (after all, daylight savings is this weekend!) This one, friends, is EASY! We are not talking anything difficult, and it is a perfect and delicious DIY idea to do with the kids. We have all the details + products we used below but make this craft your own. Let your kids (or friends!) hang out and … { read more }

Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball

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Pomanders, or "Flower Kissing Balls" are gorgeous floral decorations at parties and weddings. It's name is from the French pomme d'ambre or apple of amber - a ball of perfume. They were carried to protect against infections and diseases by modifying bad smells. Interesting huh? Well, today they're used as a beautiful, hand-made decoration! My sweet friend Paula of Frog Prince Paperie (who I … { read more }

Winter White Picnic {Key to My Heart} + Vintage Tray Tutorial

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Key to My Heart: Winter White Picnic I was part of a fabulous design challenge over on A Subtle Revelry (formerly City Cradle). There were 4 participants. I chose a winter white picnic + key to my heart theme to match the design challenge theme of "so fresh+ so clean". Nashville has had LOTS of snow so I have been used to the "winter white" look around here. If you love this design, I'd love … { read more }

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Party & DIY Sugar Heart Boxes

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St. Valentine's Day Dinner Party Did you know that the oldest paper valentine believed to exist is in the British Museum?  It was written in 1415. St. Valentine's Day is a perfect time to have a dinner party where you might even ask your guests to come dressed as a famous lover!  Make heart-shaped sugar containers and fill with chocolate candy as favors.  These charming containers are … { read more }

DIY Video: Ribbon Wrapped Valentine’s Vase

Wrapped in Love from Ashley Brooke Designs on Vimeo. Wrapped in Love: DIY Ribbon Vase We are so excited to have Ashley of Ashley Brooke Designs here to share a how-to VIDEO with you! Yep, she made this fabulous video so turn on the speakers and get watching! You'll be whipping out the ribbon as soon as you this cute craft. Ashley said, "Valentine's Day is a favorite holiday here at … { read more }

DIY: How to Make Lace Rosettes

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DIY: Lace Rosettes Hello fabulous readers of Pizzazzerie!  Kristi here from Luna and Chloe Weddings.  Last week I did a post on my blog where I used black lace for a variety of projects.  One of those projects were these black lace rosettes... Well my lovely friend Courtney stopped by my blog and left a super sweet comment, but also asked for a tutorial on how to make them.  So I decided … { read more }