How To Make Gold + White Striped Candles

DIY Candles

I am so excited today is Wednesday because that means a new Flipping Out is on. Do you guys watch it? If you don't, I highly recommend turning it on. It's absolutely hilarious. And if you are an interior designer wannabe like me, it's a must. So, on to some DIYs! Today I'm sharing the tutorial for the Gold + White Striped Candles from my graduation party for Shutterfly. These are so chic for any party.

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Gold Tape - I really like this Martha Stewart Gold Tape because it's opaque ... mine came with some other colors too (an added bonus)
White Candles - I got these IKEA ones ... love them because they are white white

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Cut the tape into lengths that will fit around the candle. Wrap the tape strips around leaving an even amount of white between each strip. How easy was that?

How To Make Striped Candles

These candles totally made the centerpieces for my graduation party. If you're curious here are some more graduation party ideas. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It means so much to me!

Any other fun candle ideas you have done? Let me know in the comments!

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Posted on April 16, 2014 and filed under Party.

How To Make Balloon Tassels

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Today I'm showing you how to make balloon tassels. Do you remember the balloons from my graduation party for Shutterfly? Well do you remember why you loved them? It was probably the tassels. Do you know when something is super simple but makes a huge impact? That is what these balloon tassels are. They are so simple yet they add so much to your party decor. Your guests will go nuts over them, especially when they are paired with these giant gold round balloons. So let's get started ... shall we?

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Baker's Twine
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Stack all of the pieces of tissue paper you will need for one balloon on top of one another and line up the edges. I used two pieces of each color for one balloon.

Balloon Streamers

Fold the stack in half. 

How To Make Balloon Streamers

Fold it in half again.

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Cut slits into the side without the fold. 

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Open your tissue paper up. 

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Cut it down the center.

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Open up each sheet of tissue paper.

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Roll each sheet of tissue paper one at a time ...

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... until you have it all rolled up.

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Make a loop in the center of the tassel and twist it around the baker's twine. Continue adding tassels to the twine and tie the twine to the balloon. High fives ... you're done.

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Here's how I used the balloons in my graduation party. If you're craving more, here are more of my graduation posts, and here are more of my Shutterfly projects.

Hope you likes! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Posted on April 15, 2014 and filed under Party, Wedding.

Chic Just Got Cheap: DIY This $375 Pendant Light for $60!

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So I fell in love with this Aura Light from Ladies and Gentlemen Studio. Their shop is unreal btw. I would have absolutely bought it if it weren't for one teensy weensy problem ... I couldn't afford it. Whah whah. So of course this DIY obsessed woman would do what I do and make it. The $375 light is on the left, and my version is on the right. For the full tutorial hop on over to Brit + Co. Also as always, I LOVE artists, and if you can buy these lights please do. They are gorgeous!

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P.S. You can probably make this significantly cheaper with an old pendant light lying around or by finding one on Craigslist. High fives!

What do you all think? Are you going to BUY or DIY?

Posted on April 14, 2014 and filed under House.

Chic Gold + White Easter Eggs on Today

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So excited to see my Chic Gold + White Easter Egg Decorating Ideas on Today! Here is the full tutorial.

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What do you think? Do you watch Today? I'm obsessed!

Posted on April 11, 2014 and filed under Holiday, Party.

Graduation Garland

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Today I'm sharing the very simple tutorial for the 2014 garland from my graduation party for Shutterfly. This thing will literally take you about 10 minutes to make, and there are only two steps. And the beauty of it is, you can also use this same idea for New Years. Now that's my kind of DIY. So here goes it.

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Cut out letters using a Cricut or Silhouette. Remember to put your blade setting on 10 and set it at a slow speed. Cut again before removing the card stock, as it most likely won't cut through on the first try. Although, the new Cricut Explore might do the job on the first run. If you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can create letters in word, cut them out, and trace them backwards on the backside of the glitter card stock. Next, glue the letters onto the twine.

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I used the 2014 garland as the backdrop for my graduation party. So what do you think? Let me know in the comments. If you are curious, here are the rest of my projects for Shutterfly. For exclusive DIYs and a free printable set, please subscribe below.

Posted on April 11, 2014 and filed under Party.