However you’re celebrating it with your gals, pals or loved one we hope you all have an amazing day! We’ve had lot’s of interest in our photos we printed for our Palentine’s styled shoot so we thought what a perfect day to put them up as downloadable wallpapers for your phone!
Monday’s can always use a little more confetti right? All of us at Bespoke LOVE how fun confetti is but are not so happy when we’re still finding it three weeks later (Who’s with us??). We saw a beautiful table set up on Pinterest with confetti place mats and decided to make our own! In a few simple steps you’ll be able to enjoy the amazingness that is confetti and not have to worry about it getting everywhere!
What does Palentine’s mean? If you don’t have a valentine, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this lovely occasion get together with your pals and do something fun! As you all know February 14th is right around the corner and what better excuse to pull your favourites together and create this quick & easy last minute DIY. Such a fun way to elevate a tablescape for holidays (or everyday, if you’re like us). Check out all the details below.
We made 3 place mats with the following supplies. (You’ll need to adjust the quantities depending on the number of placemats you plan on making)
1 meter of 6 gauge vinyl (this made us three 13″x18″ place mats)
Sewing machine & white thread
Teflon presser foot
Confetti and or glitter
The process is really straight forward and you’ll be able to make these in a few simple steps. First, cut your vinyl into a placemat size (about 13″ by 18″). You will need two pieces for each placemat.
Hot tip: Cut one piece and then use the paper liner as the template, the process goes much faster.
After you’ve cut out your vinyl place them together without the liner.Then place your teflon presser foot on your sewing machine and sew the two pieces of vinyl together around the outer edge while leaving a gap about the size of the presser foot on one side.
Once sewn, add confetti to the opening between the two layers of vinyl and then finish stitching the placemat closed. You’ll find that you will probably want to take a few Boomerangs at this point! It’s so fun.
And there you have it, quick and easy! If you make these please feel free to tag #bespokedecorDIYs so we can see what you create!
If you have any questions or are just in LOVE with these, leave us a reply below!
Saint Patrick’s Day is coming! I am so happy to have teamed up with my friend Colleen from Lemon Thistle and 5 other talented bloggers to bring you this Classy (and DIY!) Saint Patrick’s Day Party! You can pop over and see all the photos from the party (keep your eye out for my golden bar cart!) and find the schedule for the rest of the tutorials, printables and recipes that will be posted this week. We’re taking turns sharing our tutorials all week, and today- I’m sharing the how-to on those gorgeous Moss Placemats!
When we were brainstorming how to class-up Saint Patrick’s Day decor, we loved the idea of using live greenery to bring the decor to life. Now that we’re offering in house floral, you know I jumped all over that and brought down a selection of greenery to work with. We figured we needed green at each place setting as well- enter the moss placemats. We thought this would look good… but it turned out looking ah-mazing! And it took me no time at all to create them (it’s our little secret).
To make the placemats, you’ll need a roll of moss, scissors, round placemats (we used these ones in green), and a hot glue gun. We used live moss (and I’m crazy in love with the way it looks) but that can be a bit pricy, I’m sure artificial moss would look just lovely too! Start by laying your placemats over the moss and cutting out square pieces large enough to cover the placemats. Next, glue those moss pads to the place mat by applying a patch of glue to the centre, adhering, then applying glue carefully around the edges.
When your hot glue has set (two minutes or so), use scissors to carefully cut around the placemat to create a circle. Live moss can be a bit knotty, so it might take some trimming to get clean looking cut lines.
That’s all there is to it! I told you they were simple to make! Now you can make yourself a set for your next dinner party and make all your friends jealous. What do you think of this idea? Is it something you’d ever try? We’d love if you let us know what you think in the comments! And be sure to head over to check out the whole gallery from the party to find the links to the other projects. I’ll be sharing them on social media this week too- so make sure you’re following along (links in sidebar)!
The never ending debate: to include children in your wedding or to opt for an adult-only celebration? I’m not going to tell you which is best for you… but if you do decide that you’d like the muchkins at your shindig… I AM going to show you some of our best ideas to spoil them rotten! Prepare yourself for a truck load of gorgeous kid-friendly inspiration!
You may or may not know that one of my favourite ‘business people’ in Vancouver to have coffee with is the lovely Stephanie from Sweet Heart Events. Her sense of humour and passion for weddings make me love what I do even more (if that’s possible?). When she mentioned that she had been asked some questions about ideas for kids at weddings- we decided this would be the perfect follow up. Why just give you ideas when we can show you, in pretty, pretty photos? Everything you’re about to see was hand selected by Stephanie and I, and I could not be more proud of this session!
To make it even more dear to my heart, that sweet braided girl is my niece Stella (remember her from the Frozen Party?). This was also Bespoke Decor’s first feature at Style Me Pretty (surreal)! Stephanie talks a bit about what this shoot is all about over there if you’d like a read.
We started dreaming up this shoot based around our John Deere Truck… we wanted a lemonade stand and that gorgeous vintage trailer from Tin Can Studios. It all grew from there. The idea behind the shoot was not just to spoil the kiddos during the wedding (and keep them happy- which means happy parents) but to keep them entertained throughout the evening. We decked out the Tin Can with comfy blankets and pillows (and gifted each of the littles a personal favour- a teddy bear!) so the littlest guests would have a place to snooze while their parents killed it on the dance floor.
I don’t know if I have a favourite part of this session, friends! It was all crafted with love… but I have to say that those little cookie place markers are adorable… I’d like someone to mark my name at dinner every night in cookies. What’s your favourite part? Do you have any ideas for kiddos we didn’t think of? Spill!