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DIY Push Pop Confetti

When it comes to dreaming up the coolest crafts in all the land, Lauren Wells is our new go-to girl. She can DIY like nobody’s business, and the her latest project comes in the form of Push Pop Confetti captured by Cambria Grace. Get excited, SMPers – it’s about to get crazy colorful up in here.

From Lauren Wells Events… Confetti is pure FUN, and these confetti-filled push pops are perfect for any summer celebration. Whether used for a ceremony toss, escort cards, favors or even in a photo booth, they are a detail that guests will love. They are also incredibly easy to make.

materials

Push pop containers
Push pop stand
Confetti
Kraft labels
Scissors/paper cutter

directions

Step-1Print out your kraft labels. You may use a couple’s logo, or create escort cards, or even just write a fun saying like we did. Each label should be 6″ x 2″ once cut, and you are able to print 5 labels per each 8 1/2″ x 11″ label sheet. (If you have beautiful handwriting – even better! You can simply cut labels to size, and handwrite whatever you would like).

Step-2Assemble the push pops, and carefully stick a label on each. Leave the tops off for now.

Step-3Stuff each push pop with confetti. While you can easily make your own confetti with scissors and tissue paper, we bought this fun neon batch from Knot & Bow.

Step-4Place the tops on each push pop, and place all of the push pops in the stand. When ready to celebrate, take the top off, push up, and shout hooray!

Photography: Cambria Grace Photography | Styling + DIY: Lauren Wells Events

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Modern Nursery

Though it’s tempting to deck a babies nursery out in colorful doodads and tchotchkes alike, I tend to be partial to a more modern sentiment. One in which mom and dad can happily reside, and will easily transition with that new baby as he grows. And this nurser? Well it’s nursery perfection. Captured by Hogger & Co., there’s more to be seen in the gallery! 

From Hogger & co… It was such an honor for me to photograph this sweet couple, Alaina and Philip, expecting their first baby in April. It was a joy to capture their love for each other and their baby bump (affectionately hashtagged #ittbybittyIsbouts on Instagram) in their beautiful new home and gorgeous nursery.

Alaina is a very dear friend who I met last summer when we shot a session in the North End of Boston. She’s an absolute beauty inside and out, and her personality radiates sunshine.

ps – a special shout out to their cats Moose and Isabella (loved them!)

Photography: Hogger & Co. | Adventure Print: Society 6 | Baskets: Land Of Nod | Bed Spread: Ikea | Canvas Numbered Wall Hanger: Land Of Nod | Cloth Diapers: Lil Joey | Convertible Crib: Babyletto | Diapers: The Honest Co. | Dresser: Ikea | Elephant Print: Society 6 | Fox Print: Society 6 | Fox Throw Pillow: Society 6 | Glider: Target | Hedgehog Night Light: Amazon | Mountain Print: Society 6 | Nightstand: Ikea | Owl Lamp: Land Of Nod | Rug: Ikea | Storage Cart: Ikea | Throw Blanket: Ikea | Tyn Church Print: Society 6 | Whale Stuffed Toy: Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard | Zebra Head: Anthropologie | Zebra Throw Pillow: Society 6

DIY Fresh Flower Drink Stirrer

Of all the DIYs we’ve shared on this pretty little blog, I dare say this one from the lovely Lauren Wells might just be my all-time favorite. If I could, I’d put fresh flowers on just about anything, so why not in a cocktail too? With a sweet set of vintage glasses from Pollen Floral Design and always gorgeous photos from Cambria Grace, these fresh flower drink stirrers have me ready to sip and smell!

From Lauren Wells Events… I absolutely adore fresh flowers and botanical vibes, and I try to incorporate simple and organic elements into every wedding and event I design. These floral drink stirrers are probably my favorite things I have ever dreamt up, and they are incredibly simple to create. It’s like a garden for your glass!

materials

Wood Skewers
Fresh Flowers
Gold Embroidery Thread
Hot Glue Gun

directions

Step-1For larger flowers, such as a ranunculus or a poppy, snip off most of the stem, leaving a bit right under the flower head. For smaller and more wild flowers, such as chamomile or aster, snip off one stem with a small bunch.

Step-2For the larger flowers, all you need to do is simply skewer the stem. Piece of cake! For the smaller flowers, use the gold embroidery thread to wrap around the base until tightly wound. (As you will see, I used some gold thread to embellish some of the larger flowers as well)!

Step-3Place a dot of hot glue on the back of the embroidery thread, and use the glue to seal the thread.

Step-4Pour yourself a cocktail, and enjoy! The floral scent while you sip is just an added bonus.

Photography: Cambria Grace Photography | Styling + DIY: Lauren Wells Events | Vintage Glass Rentals: Pollen Floral Design

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