Saturday, March 19, 2011

We Love Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Mother Daughter Dances - A song list

We Love Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Mother Daughter Dances - A song list: "Go off the beaten path. Try a Mother Daughter dance at your wedding. Here are some songs you may like: Get the tissues now. &n..."

Just sharing a post I did for the Offbeat Etsy Weddings blog :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

DIY Lavender Milk Bath Pouch Favors

Not all favors are created equally.  I prefer one that can be used and I'm not too fond of your initials.  This favor is my idea of heaven!  Luxurious whole milk and lavender essential oils combine to make me one happy girl!!! Perfect for your shower.  Enjoy!

DIY Lavender Milk Bath Pouch Favors

Available at your local craft store:
3x4 inch organza drawstring pouches (these can be made in custom colors by shops)
Sealing plastic bags no wider than 4 inches
Lavender essential oil
Writing marker
Colored ink

Available at your local grocery store:
Epsom salt
Whole dried milk powder
Mixing spoon
Mixing bowl
Measuring cup

1 ½ Cup Powdered Milk
1 Cup Epsom Salts
½ Cup Cornstarch
24-30 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

This will make 10 (with a touch extra) 4 tablespoon sized portions.  This is the exact portion size for a 3x4 inch organza bag.

-Pour 1 Cup of Epsom salts into a plastic bag.  Add 24-30 drops of lavender essential oil.  Seal bag.  Mix in bag until the oil is evenly distributed into the salt.

-In your large mixing bowl combine your measured milk powder, salts and cornstarch.  Mix well.

-Measure 4 Tablespoons of your milk bath mixture into the plastic bags.  Make sure no air is left in the bags.  Set aside.

-Using your choice of colored ink rub the edges of your tags with the ink.  Allow to dry approx 5-10 minutes.

-Write your message of choice on the tags.

-Stuff organza bags with milk bath pouches and pull the drawstrings tight.

-Feed one of the drawstrings through the hole in the tag.

-Tie the drawstrings into a knot or bow.

Recently submitted to for their DIY contest.  

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Make Believe'N Giveaway on Completely Unveiled

Visit Completely Unveiled Blog for a chance to win!

One lucky couple will win five custom boutonnieres by simply commenting on Completely Unveiled's Blog.  Good luck!!!!

DIY Message Rocks

The easiest favor EVER!  You can make one for each guest with an initial or do a special message.  They can be used as paper weights or magnets.

Message rocks.

You need:

Rub on vinyl letter or images.  These can be found at your local hobby store or in the supply section of
Dish soap.
Smooth surfaced rocks.

Thats it!!!!!

Clean your rock surface with dish soap and water and let it dry.  This will make sure the surface is ready for the rub on transfer.

Cut out your transfer.

Use the included Popsicle stick and follow the rub on transfer directions.


If you want them to become magnets.....

Buy small 3/4-1 inch round magnets at your local craft/hobby store
Epoxy glue can be purchased at a craft or hardware store.

Mix epoxy per instructions (be VERY careful)
Use a small amount, about the tip of a pencil eraser and then lightly place the magnet in the epoxy.
Let dry overnight.

This DIY project has been submitted to for the DIY contest.  Wish me luck!