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Here Comes the Bride Hamper

Before the white dress and the big hair comes the kitchen tea. Yay! Kitchen teas have evolved and changed a lot over the years. No longer does the bride have to wear a colander or a funnel-bra, unless she wants to of course, but one thing that hasn’t changed is, that it is truly an occasion to spoil the special bride-to-be.

Today, gift vouchers are a certainty and we wanted to create a space on the gift table where they could be celebrated and not get lost. So, we created a Here Comes the Bride Hamper, you know we like those, and we found everything we needed at our favourite home décor store, Mr P.

Here comes the bride hamper

What you need for the bride’s hamper:

White netting

Ribbons and strings

Here comes the bride hamper

A box big enough for all the gifts – buy yours here.

Wooden Box Mr Price Home

A utensil container – buy yours hereUtensils Container

A photo frame with a pic of the happy couple, we bought the 10×15 one – buy yours here.Photo Frame Mr Price Home

Wall Art Sign – Mr Price Home, but not found online. Wall Art Mr Price Home

Wooden spoons – buy yours hereWooden Spoons Mr Price HomeA whisk – buy yours herewhisk mr price home

A little wooden lady – buy yours here.  wooden lady mr price home

Flowers for a small bouquet

bouquet of flowers brides hamper

This is what we did for the bride’s hamper:

  1. Arrange the items in the box.
  2. Tie ribbons and strings to the whisk and the wooden spoons.whisk and wooden spoons brides hamper
  3. Dress the bride. We used lace tape and a small piece of net, and added a tiny bouquet.wooden bride
  4. Make the bouquet. We used pink roses, gypsophila and ferns.
  5. We wrapped the netting around the flowers and tied the bouquet with white ribbon.
  6. We placed the bouquet in a plastic bag and white paper bag. This is how we did it for our Happiness is a Hamper post
  7. The little bride perched on the edge of the utensil tin.
  8. The vouchers and envelopes will be put inside the utensil tin.

Here comes the bride hamper

We chose white to match the theme of the wedding, but you can tailor it to suit your bride. Pick her favourite colour and choose items to match.

Happy wedding!

Mia & Blair

Here Comes the Bride Hamper

 

 

 


How to make a flower crown for the birthday girl!

As a kid, the best part of your birthday was wearing a crown for the whole day and we can’t see why that should stop when you grow up. We made some flower crowns and the birthday girls loved it. We also added a big bunch of flowers because we couldn’t get enough of these yellow roses. We’re having a yellow week, but you can, of course, choose use any colour you like. These crowns work well for fairies, princesses and adults who prefer unicorns.Yellow flower crown

What you will need for a flower crown:

Olive branches

Small, transparent elastic bands

Rosemary twigs

Yellow roses

Ribbons

Yellow flower crown

Follow these steps to make your flower crown:

  1. Shape the crown by twisting the branches into a circle shape. Measure the size of the crown on your head if need be.
  2. Tie the branches together with the elastic bands.
  3. Make a small arrangement with the roses and rosemary twigs. Tie it with the elastic bands.
  4. Attached the arrangement to the wreath.
  5. Add the ribbons.
  6. Sing ‘Happy Birthday’.

We made another crown, using the same method, but using longer rosemary twigs, instead of the olive branches.

We used the rest of the roses to make a big bunch of flowers.

Yellow flower crown

For the bunch of flowers we used:

Yellow roses

Lemon Verbena

Rosemary

Yellow tissue paper

A big sheet of white paper

Broad yellow ribbon

Narrow yellow ribbon

Card

Plastic bag

Elastic bands

How to tie your bunch of flowers:

  1. Arrange the roses, lemon verbena and rosemary.
  2. Tie it with an elastic band.
  3. Layer the yellow tissue over the white paper and wrap the flowers.
  4. Fill the plastic bag with water.
  5. Tie the bag over the base of the flowers.
  6. Put the brown paper bag over the plastic bag.
  7. Tie the ribbon.
  8. Add the card.
  9. Ta-da!

Yellow flower crown Yellow Roses Yellow flower crown Yellow Roses

Happy wrapping!

Mia & Blair

Yellow flower crown


Minions – The most despicable wrapping ever

It is safe to assume, that we all agree, that there is nothing on earth cooler, cuter, funnier and sweeter than minions. Seriously, they make you want to yell, ‘banana’ every time you walk past a banana in the grocery store.

Minions

via www.reelrundown.com

We had some fun in our wrapping studio this week making our own minion gift wrap and we can’t get enough of these little guys. We made a minion with one eye, like Kevin or Stuart, but if your gift is big enough you can make one with two eyes, like Dave or Phil. Again, depending on the size of the gift you can tailor the wrapping to resemble a specific minion, for example, Phil, who is taller.

Minion

What you need for your minions:

Minion

A gift in a box

Yellow tissue paper

Black cardboard

White cardboard

Outer ring of a Consol lid

Denim duct tape, or denim fabric or paper with a denim print, if you don’t have the tape.Denim Duck Tape Sticky tape

Scissors

Double sided tape

How to make your minions:

  1. Wrap the gift in yellow tissue paper.
  2. Stick the denim duct tape in the shape a dungaree.
  3. Trace the Consol lid to make a white circle and cut it out.
  4. Cut two smaller black circles. One for the eye and a slightly bigger one for the mouth.
  5. Position the white circle and stick it down.
  6. Stick down the black circle to make the pupil.Minion
  7. Position the second black circle and stick the mouth.
  8. Apply double sided to the bottom of the Consol ring and stick it on the edge of the white circle.
  9. Cut the black cardboard to look like hair. We choose Stuart because his hair is neatly combed.
  10. Stick it down with double-sided tape.
  11. Ta-da!

Minion

If you are in any doubt as to the suitably of minions as birthday accompaniments, please watch the video below:

Enjoy the minions.

Minions Gift Wrap