Tutorial: How to make Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers!

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tutorial how to make ruffled crepe paper streamers

  I've never been big on crafting with the sewing machine, but this DIY has me ready to work on my sewing! It's so simple and the ruffled crepe paper can be used for so many party elements from streamers and gift packaging to bottle wraps or cake stand liners! You simply overlap the crepe paper + sew away (longest stitch + strongest tension settings, do a forward and backward stitch in … { read more }

Sweet! Magazine + How to Achieve a Perfectly Smooth Cake!

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Sweet! Magazine Cover on Pizzazzerie

You know I love all things new in the cake world! I just finished shooting my next book - Frostings - it will release Spring 2013! I can't wait. Speaking of frosting and cake, I was tickled to receive an email about the new Sweet! Cakes, Bakes, & Pretty Makes magazine! It hit newsstands 3 days ago (September 20, 2012) and is available in the US, UK, and online for the iPad! You can also buy it … { read more }

Tutorial: DIY Gilded Confetti Notebook!

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DIY TUTORIAL gilded confetti notebook
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While I'm soaking up some rays on my honeymoon, I'm so thrilled to have Maddy of Somewhere Splendid here today to share a tutorial for Gilded Confetti Notebooks! Her site is fabulous so I know you'll want to check it out for even more inspiration (check out her party section!). These notebooks would make super sweet favors for a party, a hostess gift, bridal shower gift (think how many lists you … { read more }

DIY: Painting Glass Jars + Bottles!

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Hey there Pizzazzerie readers! I’m so excited to be here guest blogging while sweet Courtney is away on her honeymoon. Hope she is getting some much needed R+R with her new hubby! Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jessica Bishop and I am the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride, a daily wedding blog sharing real weddings (with real budget breakdowns) as well as tips and tricks to throw a … { read more }

Party Find: Cute Utensils!

painted bamboo cutlery by martha stewart
PAINTED CUTLERY

One of my favorite things is sharing new party finds with ya'll. I just moved into a new house + I'm getting married in 6 weeks (holy cow), so it's not like I have time to implement these new party ideas so I need to share them so you can use them, haha! Seriously though, I'll get back to "partyland" post wedding (I already have 2 pages of notes for a house-warming party). This party trend is all … { read more }

DIY Holiday Tablescape with Martha Stewart Crafts

Holiday Tablescape
Painted Pine Cone Place Card
Holiday Candleholder

Holiday decorating is one of my favorite times of the year, and I officially can decorate full force after Thanksgiving this Thursday! In the spirit of holiday decorating, I have some great (and quick!) holiday projects I wanted to share with you all. Using Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts products, I created three very easy projects that will dress up your dinner table in no time during the … { read more }

5 Thanksgiving DIYs for your Little “Turkeys”

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I definitely know and enjoy my role on Thanksgiving Day cooking in the kitchen and while that is entertainment enough for me, it is important to consider all the little turkeys that by mid-day have watched just about all the giant inflatables floating down 34th Street to last them a full year.  In an effort to keep the “when are we going to eat”-s down to a minimum, these fun and totally DIY and … { read more }

{Decorate} 5 DIY Fall Wreaths

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yarn and felt floral fall wreath

Spice things up with  festive fall wreath at your front door! I'll admit that I usually only break out a wreath during Christmas season, but this year I wanted to jazz things up a little earlier. I've done the work for you, scouring the web for the cutest fall wreath ideas. Some are very simple DIYs and others take a bit more work - but they're all very doable! VINTAGE PAPER LEAF WREATH by … { read more }

Tutorial: DIY Tissue Paper Pom Video

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Love those tissue paper pom-poms seen in parties and weddings? I just used them this past Sunday for a baby shower I helped host. Everyone raved about them, and the mom-to-be even took them home to decorate her nursery! Everyone asked how to make them, and I'm super excited to share this post for you! Learn how to make your own with this DIY video from Jacin of Lovely Little … { read more }

DIY Glitter Sparkly Tablescape

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GLITTER TABLESCAPE I'm a huge fan of all things sparkly so this DIY Glitter Tablescape designed by Hey Look for Glitter Guide is just right down my alley! The glitter isn't over-bearing, it's used cleanly + in all the right places. Check out The Glitter Guide for a full DIY on how to make the darling glitter votives seen in the tablescape above! Pick your favorite colors, grab some inexpensive … { read more }