Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Easy Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece - Free Printable

Hi there again!

Well, this is really awkward... If you scroll down just a bit, you will see last year's Thanksgiving post...*blush*.

The truth is, I had THE. BEST. year at Posh Paper Parties. I kept very busy!

I also styled a beautiful vintage chic themed wedding last month and that was a lot of hard work throughout the year. Our family life started to get hectic with a 4 year old practicing soccer twice a week {wow! time sure flies} so, the time to blog was really scarce.

I just started to slow down a bit...which cracks me up because I never slow down myself.  I am just bracing for impact: the holiday rush just started and I am SO NOT READY!.

I also got a new ' job ' back in August - it is really weird to call it a job because is so pleasant, it does not feel like a job at all. I am now a freelance writer for ehow.com, contributor for their DIY section. It really is a pleasure to work with them! You can find my contributions here.

You have probably been scrolling and reading my babbling about how life is so busy, and I know that yours is too. So, to the point.

One of my latest contributions at ehow an easy, DIY Thanksgiving table setting and centerpiece.

It was a breeze to put together and it did not cost me a penny. I went shopping inside my own home, garage, yard and of course I re-used decor from the past fall.

This is what I found:

- Fall garland
- Old window planter box
- Pillar candles
- Plastic gourds
- Moss

The window box was a frightening brick red color and, although it could have matched the fall colors, it needed some love. So, I stained it with Minwax Stain in Red Mahogany (affiliate link). Why Red Mahogany? because it was the only can of stain I could find in my garage, probably leftover from a past project.

I also created these pretty napkin ties, that you can download for free here. All you have to do is print them, punch them out and thread a ribbon.

To get this look, I printed them on kraft paper (affiliate link) and punched them out with a 2" scalloped punch (affiliate link). Wood clothespins serve as place cards :) . To read a step by step process on this project, read my article: Inspirations for Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table on ehow.

Thank You so much for stopping by and I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

What a Joy, Another Boy! Baby Shower

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to help my girlfriend style her baby shower.

As she gets ready to welcome her second baby boy, she admitted she did not have the need to have another shower since obviously she will be using all of the gear she saved from her first boy. However what a great idea she had to still throw a party and celebrate the joy of another boy. In lieu of gifts, she asked for donations for a local diaper bank, where she is an active member.

Second time around: What a Joy, Another Boy! 

If you have been following my blog for a while, two years ago I posted her first baby shower: Mod Baby Shower for a Boy. That was one successful event! Make sure to check out the beautiful flower arrangements she made, and the baby bottle 'drinks' sign that I crafted. They have been pinned and liked by many on Pinterest.

This time, she decided to go with a bold combination of navy blue and bright yellow. The flower arrangements were simple bunches of yellow chrysanthemums. Nothing else. They looked gorgeous!

We wanted to embellish the white favor boxes, so I suggested we painted a yellow stripe on them. She thought I was nuts trying to do this on 60 boxes, 48 hours before the shower. But anyone that knows me, knows that I won't give up. I will make it happen.

So, we sat down and painted 120 stripes. She placed painter's tape (affiliate link) while I brushed my favorite acrylic gloss paint (affiliate link) in Chamomille. We were done in two hours. Not bad, uh?

I know you love those favor tags! You have pinned them over and over again :) . You can find them in my Etsy Shop. 

If you are interested in the boxes, cupcake wrappers and other partyware, you can contact Forminhas Florida. They have an amazing assortment! 

Old willow branches were spray painted, placed on a vase and displayed as a " Wishes for Baby Tree" . How cute are those tags hanging? I keep a stash of mini wooden clothespins (affiliate link). They always come in handy for many of my crafts. 

To read more about the background piece and the beautiful "Wishes for Baby Tree" that I created, check out my Ehow contribution article: Baby Shower DIY: Create a Focal Wall on a Budget.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale at Posh Paper Parties!

Good Monday morning and Happy December!

Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend!

Last Wednesday and Thursday were very hectic for me as I hosted a huge Thanksgiving dinner but I got to relax from Friday till Sunday and FINALLY enjoy some cool weather!

Here is a treat for you. It's Cyber  Monday and I am slashing prices in half on ALL my DIY files plus I have a couple of coupons to share with you.

The more you shop, the more you save!

Scroll down to see some of the products you can purchase!!! :) and find the coupon codes at the end of this post!

Baby Girl Baptism Invitation - DIY

Shabby Chic Birthday Favor Tags

Nail Polish Favor Tags

Birthday Party Cupcake Toppers

Strawberry Birthday Party Invitation

Strawberry Party Favor Tags

Use the following coupons at checkout in the coupon code field:

- CYBER5OFF25  $5 off a purchase of $25.00 or more

- CYBER10OFF50   $10 off a purchase of $50.00 or more

- CYBER20OFF100   $20 off a purchase of $100.00 or more

plus, remember: all DIY files are 50% off! No coupon needed.

Here is the fine print:

- Valid only on IN STOCK items. 
- Not valid for custom orders
- Coupons can not be used on DIY files orders
- Coupons Expire at 11:59 PM ET on 12-2-13

Now, head on over to the shop here! 

Have a great day! 

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