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Hometalk + Bliss at Home >>> Lots of DIY Party Ideas

Howdy friends!

Hometalk approached me recently to curate a board with my favorite DIY party ideas and I am happy to share it with you today! Are you familiar with Hometalk? I just joined not too long ago and absolutely love it! It has everything and anything you would want to see for your home. It’s great for getting ideas and seeing tutorials. It is a fab resource to get some inside info and how-to’s on any home project you want to tackle. You can clip projects you like to your own personal clipboards and share ideas with the Hometalk community.

Here is the DIY Party Ideas clipboard I put together. I loved going through all the great posts on Hometalk to find these cool ideas!


 ^ Click on the clipboard graphic above to see all these great DIY party ideas ^

Aren’t those some great ideas?! I know I’ll be using a few of those for our next get-together.


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Hey y’all! I love gorgeous paper products, don’t you? Getting a gorgeous card or invitation in the mail is so fun! A beautiful invitation sets the tone for your special event. That’s why I’m happy to share Minted. with you!

It’s all about weddings today. It doesn’t get more blissful than that! Minted. has just come out with a new line of fresh, indie-inspired wedding invitations. They are absolutely gorgeous and they have such a great selection!

I am in love with the Stately wedding invitations. I could see these used for a big city wedding or an evening wedding.

Stately by Jody Wody, see more wedding invitations on Minted

Stately board by Jody Wody. See more wedding invitations on Minted

These also caught my eye:

Minted. 1

Twine Wedding Invitation

Minted. 2

Wed in Type Wedding Invitation

Minted. 3

Timeless Wedding Invitations Minibook

Minted. 4

Quite Simply Wedding Invitations

Aren’t those great!?! Makes me want to get married again… just kidding honey! I really love the idea of that minibook invitation too. So smart!

Be sure to check out Minted. for wedding invitations. That’s not all though. They don’t just have wedding invitations guys! Be sure to check out their wide selection for all your paper needs. Party invites, holiday cards, birth announcements, notebooks–you name it!

Hosting a Summer Dinner Party

Summer Dinner Party

Today, I am happy to share how I set up my outdoor table for a summer dinner party. I used items from the new David Tutera Casual Elegance collection now available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to create the perfect backyard table. This collection is merchandised under bridal, but can be used for so many other things! It’s a bit rustic with burlap, has a timeless charm with lace accents, but plays current and modern. For weddings there are votive wrappings, bouquet wraps, table cards and so much more.  It has a vintage feel but you can customize each piece to suit your tastes. It is so versatile. I can see it used at a bridal shower, a baby shower, a birthday party, or as seen here a summer dinner party.

I just love to have friends over in the summer. Beautiful weather is a great excuse to throw a party, don’t you agree?

Here’s what I used to create my beautiful summer tablescape:

• a burlap table runner

• craft paint + paint sponges

• mason jars + votives

• David Tutera Chalkboard Stakes

• David Tutera Hemp Cord + David Tutera Paper Lanterns

• David Tutera Burlap Ribbon + Burlap Flowers

• David Tutera Metal Buckets + David Tutera Paper Straws

* You will want scissors, masking tape or painter’s tape, and fabric glue on hand also.

My white tablecloth was a little boring, so I opted to add in some color with a painted burlap table runner. I love pinks and oranges for summer this year, so I painted stripes on a plain burlap table runner that you can pick up at any craft store.

burlap table runner

Prep your workspace. Since paint will bleed through burlap, you want to cover your surface first. I just used old newspapers and taped my runner in place. I also ironed it on a low setting to get all the fold lines out before I started.

ironing burlap

Now’s time to paint! I taped off my stripes with masking tape and used a sponge to blot my paint onto the burlap. I peeled the tape off right away for clean lines.

painting burlap

Now it’s time to dress the table. I used mason jars of all different sizes to hold my flowers and votives.

burlap wrapped jars

I wrapped the jars in the David Tutera burlap ribbon and it is attached with just a little dab of fabric glue. I wove the David Tutera burlap flowers in the ribbon and placed a few in my floral arrangement as fillers.

mason jar vases and votive holders For the table settings, I just kept it simple and potted some succulents from my garden in the David Tutera metal buckets. For place cards, I used the David Tutera small chalkboard stakes in each pot.

paper straws

For added fun, I added the paper straws to the water glasses. I love striped paper straws, don’t you?

Next to the table I set up a little serving station. Here everyone can grab utensils and drinks. I wanted a keep it casual and not too structured. I used the David Tutera Paper lanterns here. They provide a nice backdrop and a little extra light when the sun goes down. These painted branches are a fun way to hang the lanterns when you don’t have trees or a covered patio. I used the David Tutera Hemp Cord to hang them.

paper lanterns 2

Our boring table is now a beautiful place to entertain our friends for a little summer fun! Here’s some shots we took before our guests came over. Enjoy!

chalkboard stakes 2

outdoor party

water garden

summer entertaining

summer party 3

fire by outdoor table

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This is a sponsored post for David Tutera Casual Elegance. All products received were given for that purpose. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fashion and Home Design Go Hand in Hand

I am thrilled to share with you the new website of a very talented designer! Chances are, if you are a home design fanatic, you are a fashion fanatic too. I know I am! Design is art in its finest form. Whether it be on canvas, an interior, or on the runway.  This, my friends, is what Studio 910 exhibits in every one of  the handmade fascinators they create. The artistry and attention to detail is phenomenal. They possess all the things I love in good design– form, pattern, texture, and BLING!

They make a statement and are beautiful for all kinds of occasions, especially weddings! I wish I could have worn one of  Studio 910’s beautiful creations on my big day.

Check out some of these gorgeous photos of their work and check out their website:

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I even got to get in on the fun lending my “modeling” skills on our local TV show. A big thanks to Brooke for asking me to be a part of the Studio 910 experience! Loved it!

Please comment or contact me if you want anymore information on Studio 910 Designs! Fashion that makes statement!

xxx Kristin

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