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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




Put Some Spring in Your Wrapping

Spring is bursting onto the scene. Trees are budding, the blossoms are glorious and the sun is begging for a turn. We couldn’t resist a chance to use these beautiful flowers for our gift wrap.

Pink flowers suit any occasion, but it’s the change of season and the limited time these flowers are around that makes it truly special.

Spring Gift Wrap 3It is also super easy to do and you’ll agree that it is beautiful in its simplicity.

Spring Gift Wrap 5

As a rule, we don’t buy wrapping paper, but we buy lots of tissue paper. Wrapping paper is beautiful, but we love the versatility of the tissue. The one thing we splurge on is ribbon. We can’t get enough. We buy metres and metres of the stuff.

Spring Gift Wrap 2
We are also hoarders. The pink net strips were left over from tutus we made for the girls. We don’t throw anything away. We save buttons, bows, ornaments, badges, pins and anything we can use on a gift. It is time for Spring cleaning, but that just means we repack the craft cupboard. You never know what you can put on a gift.

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We love adding flowers to our gifts and the best part is that most of them come straight from the garden. It costs nothing, gets you out of the house and it makes the best gift topper ever.

You need:

Pink tissue paper

Sticky tape

Pink netting or pink ribbon

Peach blossoms or Jasmine


  1. Wrap the gifts.
  2. Tie the ribbon or netting around the gift.
  3. Add the flowers.

Spring Gift Wrap 4We used this for a kitchen tea gift, but it works for little girls and their mothers as well. The ideas are endless. Take a stroll through your garden and take note of the flowers you can use as gift toppers, especially the ones that are around for a short time. It makes it even more special.

Dispite the forcast, live like it's

Happy Spring!

Mia & Blair

Spring Gift Wrap PIN