Wrap It Up Pretty + Winners + DIY Favor Bags!
March 16, 2012
DIY Inspired
Well, lovelies.  It's time to bid adieu to another uber-AMAZING week here on SMP - and since we know y'all are still reeling from the big dose of St. Patty's Day inspiration we featured earlier this afternoon, we just HAD to ask the oh-so-lovely Shawna of Event Styling by Shawna Marie to join us in wrapping up the week.  And, really, what better way to officially kick off your holiday festivities than with a sweet DIY all aglow in Irish Green?!?  So, cozy on up for an evening of crafty goodness with Shawna and HELMUTWALKER Photography... and then have a safe and happy weekend, lovelies! xoxo

green striped digital template
white paper
glue stick
hole punch
scalloped edge scissors


First, print the green striped digital template on white paper.  Then:
1. Cut around all the edges of the except for one side so you have a white edge to add glue to.
2. Fold the paper where the stripes meet at the center.
3. Add glue to the white area of the paper and match up the stripes.
4. Fold the bottom side of the bag up a half inch and add glue.
5. Cut the top of the bag with scalloped scissors to make a decorative border.
6. With the hole punch, make two holes at the top of the bag at the center.
7. Complete the favor bag by looping a ribbon through the holes to create a bow.

Photography: HELMUTWALKER Photography / Design: Event Styling by Shawna Marie

In case you missed any, here are all of the pretty posts from the week...

a gorgeous Highlands wedding
a dreamy Palm Springs affair
a breathtaking backyard soiree
a stunning Santa Ynez affair
a fabulous Portland soiree
a beautiful St. Helena wedding
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
a breathtaking Malibu affair Part I + Part II

Some fabulous links from around the web...

yummy basil lemonade via Camille Styles
fabulous DIY aisle runner via Oh Lovely Day
gorgeous gray boutonnieres via A Little Sussy

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Lush Couture Design
Simply Sweet Weddings
Ang Weddings and Events
Amplified Soul Makeup+Hair Couture
L Photographie
Brit Stewart Weddings
New-York Historical Society
Rubin Museum of Art
Stephen STARR Events
POSH Entertainment
Hedge Fine Blooms
McKenzie Powell Floral & Event Design
Heart of Sedona Weddings
Posh Veils
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
Night Owl Photo Booth
Hacienda de San Antonio
The Master's Baker
Richard Ellis Photography
Topkat Music, LLC
JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
Gerilyn Gianna Event & Floral Design
Laura Ivanova Photography
Sticks and Stems Floral Studio

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!

And, last, but certainly not least... we have some winners to announce!

The winner of the Fuzzynk Design Studio Inspiration to Invitation Challenge is this FABULOUS Sunset and Silhouettes board!  Fuzzynk Design Studio has chosen this board to create a gorgeous invitation suite around. Stay tuned for the lovely results in early May!

The lucky winner of a FREE standard seating chart (mounting and framing not included) from The Seating Chart Boutique is Amanda!  Congrats!

The lucky winner of the Royal Steamline giveaway (one set of each of their most popular stationery designs, one of their personalized address stamps with keepsake muslin bag, their favorite black ink pad AND a small treasure trove of accoutrements tucked in a reusable wood box) is Melissa! Congratulations!

Have a happy, happy weekend, lovelies!  We'll see you back here Monday morning! xoxo