Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Freebie Friday: Printable Recipe Note Cards

Recipe Note CardsIT’S FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Now that Halloween is behind us, we are gearing up for our favorite time of the year! Thanksgiving is in 3 weeks and what better way to get ready than with these totally awesome & totally free recipe note cards?!

Print them, cut them out, and get to sharing some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

To download, click the link below.
Recipe Note Cards

Check back next week to see what fun freebie we have in store for you!

Trend Tuesday: Blush Pink

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There is so much pretty going on here I almost can’t stand it.

Blush Pink is a very common color selection in weddings, and for good reason. It is beautiful, romantic, feminine, but not too pink. It pairs beautifully with gold, silver, white and gray.

I personally had a blush pink themed wedding. #3 on the collage is my actual wedding bouquet! I love, love, loved my bouquet! Not only is it beautiful, it will last forever because it is made from silk petals. It is on display in my living room for me to admire until eternity.

I hope you enjoy this curation of wonderful blush items. I know it makes me want to get married all over again!

1. Floral Wreath Stickers, $12.50+, The Petite Package
2. Lace Magic Party Romper, $64, Spool 72
3. Peonies Bouquet, $110, Bragging Bags
4. Shabby Chic Mason Jars, $40, The Roche Shop
5. Tassel Garland Banner, $27+, Blush Bazaar
6. Set of 6 Bridesmaids Earrings, $75.60, Crystal Shadow
7. The Perfect Match Wedding Favors, $134+, Tea and Becky

Xo,

Monica

Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookie Recipe & DIY Packaging

Yesterday was super fun for me because I got enlisted by friend Danelle to help pretty up the cookies she baked for a fundraiser at her work. There’s really nothing I love more than to craft, eat cookie dough, and drink wine, which is exactly what we did!

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I snapped some pictures to show exactly how we made these packages so pretty, and also to share what is probably the easiest cookie recipe on the planet (and it’s also delicious!). Also, if you haven’t tried the Chocolate Shop wine that is shown in the picture below, you need to do yourself a favor and go buy it! You can thank me later! 🙂

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Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookie Recipe:

1 Box Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix

1 12oz Can Pumpkin Puree

3/4 Cup Toffee Nuggets

Mix all 3 ingredients together in a bowl.

Batter complete!! (Told you! Easiest cookies ever!)

Bake at 400 for 10-14 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies).

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I was seriously mind blown at how easy these cookies were. All of the baking powder, flour, and stuff that is always annoying to measure are in the cake mix! So genius.

So, once we had the cookies out of the oven and cooled, we started on the packaging.

I brought over some brown kraft bags, bakers twine, tags, stickers, and a “baked with love by” stamp.

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We started by stamping the back of the bags and having Danelle sign her name.

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Next, we wrapped 2 cookies in saran wrap and tied them up with gold bakers twine. I recommend doing this with baked goods so the oils and moisture don’t penetrate through the bag and ruin your pretty packaging.

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Lastly, we sealed the bags with 3″ stickers, stuck a price sticker on the tag, and tied it on with orange & black bakers twine. Perfect considering the bake sale is on Halloween!

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I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly pay $2 for these babies! 🙂 Especially when it’s going to a good cause.

You can replicate this packaging and find everything you need to do so by visiting my Etsy shop: The Petite Package

Items used:

Brown Kraft Bags

Brown Kraft Bags, $5

Gold Shimmer Twine, $3.50

Gold Shimmer Twine, $3.50

Orange & Black Twine, $2.50

Orange & Black Twine, $2.50

Orange Mini Tags

Orange Mini Tags

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Baked With Love By Stamp

Baked With Love By Stamp

 

Freebie Friday: Downloadable Halloween Clip Art

halloween clip artIT’S FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Man, we sure do love Freebie Friday around here. It’s starting to become one of our favorite days. Although, Friday has ALWAYS been our favorite day of the work week. 🙂

This week we have made up this adorable petite package of Halloween clip art. Clip art is such an amazing thing. You can do so much stuff with clip art.

You could use these cute little ghosts and spiders in a Halloween invitation…

Halloween Clip Art Examples

Or you could use some of this clip art on a hang tag for your treats!

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There are tons of different ways to incorporate this super cute Halloween themed clip art into your holiday crafts!

To download our Halloween Clip Art, please click the link below.
Halloween 5 PK Clip Art

Be sure to check back in next Friday to see what freebie we have in store for you!

Freebie Friday: Printable Halloween Invitation

halloween invitationIt’s Freebie Friday!

Halloween is right around the corner and do we have a treat for you!

This week we are giving you these fill-in Halloween invitations! They are ideal for every Halloween party to come. The best thing about these invitations? You don’t need an envelope. Just stick a stamp to the back and mail off like a postcard! 🙂

To download: Click on the links below, download, print, cut out, and mail off. Easy as pie!
Halloween Invitation FRONT  Halloween Invitation BACK

Make sure to check back every Friday to find out what we are giving away for FREE! 🙂

Happy Halloween!

Trend Tuesday: Burlap and Lace

Trend Tuesday_ Burlap and Lace copy 2Burlap and lace is a trend that is making it’s way through wedding season this Fall. It gives off that rustic vibe that so many brides hope for.

Here is a collection of some of our favorite burlap and lace products that you can buy and make yourself!

1. Personalized Ring Bearer Pillow, My Montana Homestead, $12
2. Burlap and Twine Wine Bottles, Rustic Wedding Chic, DIY
3. Burlap and Lace Wedding Programs, Anna Lou Avenue, $2.65+
4. Burlap Wedding Cake, The I Do Moment, DIY
5. Burlap and Lace Aisle Bows, The Lovely Find, DIY
6. Tan and Black Laced Burlap Bouquets, Gypsy Farm Girl, $85

What do you think of the burlap and lace trend popping up on the wedding map? Do you like it? Are you using burlap and lace in your own wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Trend Tuesday: 6 DIY Wreaths

TREND TUESDAY_ DIY WREATHS

Happy Fall Y’all!

In honor of it being the first day of Fall (our favorite season), we decided to put together a collection of super cute DIY Fall Wreaths. If you are like us and love making your own wreaths for every season/holiday, then this collection is for you!

01. Alabama Roll/Crimson Tide Pom Pom Wreath
ROLL TIDE! Football season is in full swing and what better way to pay tribute to your favorite team than with a super cute wreath hanging on your front door?
Kottage on the Kurve

02. Berry Fall Wreath
This wreath is traditional but still very cute. It only costs about $25 to make, which is pretty cheap when crafting a wreath! Totally worth it!!
The Pink Lou Lou

03. Sunshine Wreath
Mustard is a super hot color for this Fall. Use the color of the season in this super unique wreath!
Yellow Mums

04. Burlap Wreath
Burlap, burlap, burlap! Who doesn’t love burlap these days? It’s classic and trendy at the same time.
The Fab Life

05. LSU Burlap Wreath
I know my in-laws would freak over this wreath. Oh how the Arces love their LSU football!
Peace, Love, Burlap

06. Argyle Yarn Owl Wreath
My love is mint, but Allie’s love is owls! When she saw this wreath she HAD to put it on the list! Dress your door up with be-hoot-iful owls and funky prints!
Handmade is Heartmade

Happy Crafting!

What did you think of our Fall favorites?! Will you be making your own wreath this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below!

Trend Tuesday: Mint

Trend Tuesday_ Mint copySo, I think that you all know how much I love mint by now! There is a reason I painted my office this awesome color, it just makes me so happy! if it’s mint… I have to have it.

Here is a collection of yummy mint awesomeness!

01. Mint Paged Journal My love for paper and mint wrapped up into one glorious product! This is definitely on my wish list. People, take note. Jackdaw Bindery, $31.47+

02. DIY Mint Desk Makeover Want to get your hands dirty? Try out this DIY Mint Desk Makeover! It is definitely one that  I am contemplating taking on myself. What do you think? Mint office, mint wills… too much?! Nah… 😉 The 36th Avenue

03. Mint KitchenAid Mixer In my opinion, KitchenAid has some of the best appliances for the kitchen. Not only do they work extremely well, they come in an assortment of bright and fun colors (including mint)! A KitchenAid mixer was my #1 most wanted thing on my wedding registry, but unfortunately we didn’t get one. I am saving up for one of these babies the hard way. 🙂

KitchenAid, $350+

04. Mint Pencils This girl’s shop is hilarious! I mean seriously, I must have these. Going in my shopping cart right now! JulieAnnArt, $5

05. Mint Heart Stickers So pretty and oh-so-cute! Great for DIY projects, sealing envelopes, or for putting that special touch on stationary. The Petite Package, $5

06. Mint Backpack This mint backpack is adorable! If I were still in school, I would totally have this on the top of my back to school shopping list!! By Goods, $24.99

What do you think of this week’s trend? Do you love mint? What are some of your favorite color trends? Let us know in the comments below!

Freebie Friday: Printable Chalkboard Tags

IT’S FREEBIE FRIDAY!

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Today we thought that we would keep to this week’s chalkboard trend and create these super cute printable DIY chalkboard tags!

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Check back next week to see what freebie we have in store for you! 🙂

To download: Click the links below, print, and cut out. It’s as simple as that!
Printable Chalkboard Tags PT. 1
Printable Chalkbard Tags PT. 2

9 Creative Uses for Mason Jars

Trend Tuesday_ Mason JarsHey guys! It’s Trend Tuesday and today we are featuring my FAVORITE thing ever: The Mason Jar!

I don’t know when mason jars got so big, but it seems like nowadays they are everywhere you look: at the grocery store, craft stores (Joann’s & Michael’s), on wedding blogs, Pinterest, and all over people’s homes.

I personally love using mason jars for storing bulk food such as chia seeds, granola, and spices. I also use them in my office for holding pens, tiny spools of twine, and flowers.

Here are 9 fun uses for mason jars to try out!

1. Cocktail Cup: Serving a cocktail in a mason jar is much more fun than a regular ol’ cup! This is becoming a more and more popular choice for today’s modern wedding. Source: Wedding Chicks

2. Floating Candle Holder: What a pretty centerpiece and variation of a candle! You can find the crystal rocks, twine, and tealights at your local craft store. Source: Emmaline Bride

3. Hanging Candle Holder: These larger mason jars are a great way to spark up your backyard after dusk. Source: Etsy

4. Vintage Ombre Painted Vases: Painting mason jars is always a beautiful way to add some personality. Hit it with some sandpaper after the paint is dry to give it a vintage look. Source: Dropcloth Design Co.

5. Makeup Brush Holder: Modge podge some glitter on the inside of a mason jar for this sparkly gem. Just make sure to seal it afterwards so the glitter doesn’t end up everywhere! Source: Sachi

6. Wall Planters: These mason jars are just the right size to house some seedlings. Cilantro, oregano, and rosemary are all great kitchen herbs to try! Source: Camille Styles

7. Kitchen Organization: Junk drawer no more! Break out all of those spatulas and gadgets from the drawer and put them on display in this beautiful and rustic manner. Source: WeRCubed

8. Flower Vases: You can totally score a collection of jars in all colors and sizes at your local thrift store. Pick a few flowers from your garden and you have a floral display. Source: Ruffled

9. Striped & Painted: Such a cute touch to a favor or gift! Source: The Crafted Sparrow

 And there you have it! 9 fun uses for you to go and try out for your next crafting project!

If you are looking for cute stickers to stick on the lids of your mason jars for weddings, showers, favors, gifts, or anything else at all, check out our Etsy shop! We have all kinds of labels that fit perfectly on the tops of mason jars. We also can make any custom design just for you!

Mason Jar Stickers by The Petite Package

Mason Jar StickersSee you next Tuesday with another fun trend to awe over!

Office Transformation: Before & After

Oh my gosh… I am so sorry that I have sucked at posting new blog posts since my very first one, but I promise – I have been busy! It was pretty much a constant scramble trying to get our house ready for our housewarming party on October 19. I’m talking cleaning, painting, decorating, assembling new furniture, installing new appliances, etc etc…. Josh and I were wound up like robots just doing, doing doing right up until the day of the party! Well, the party turned out to be a success, and now we can finally calm down and try to return to normal life (key word: try). I am so relieved and happy that I can return to blogging about everything we’ve been working on, and start doing more little projects at my own snail’s pace.

Today I wanted to share the project that I was most excited about – my office!

I only have a few before photos, as I didn’t really want to get settled in since I knew I would be painting right away. These were taken during the inspection:

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Not too bad, just a standard color and lacking any kind of personality.

Earlier in the month I had posted this photo on Facebook, asking for paint color opinions:Which color

 For anyone who knows me well, you know that my favorite color is mint! So of course, what better color to paint my office 🙂

Opinions were pretty much split between the two I was deciding between. Ultimately, I ended up choosing the lighter color for a couple of different reasons:

1. The lighting in my office does not have as much natural light as I would hope. I had to lighten the photo a little bit, because it wasn’t bright enough to take a decent picture. So it actually does look a little darker in person.

2. I felt that once the room was covered in paint, it would have a more overall “minty” effect, even with the lighter color. I didn’t want to regret having too dark or bright colored of a room. For the record though, the darker mint is more true to my favorite color!

The color I chose was Tropical Dream by Behr. All 4 paint samples on the wall were different variations of Behr paint. I am SO glad that I bought paint samples before I started painting, because the first one I picked, which I thought was the “winner” was the second to left! It turned out being nothing like I expected once it was on the wall. In fact, I think buying paint samples is so important, that I’m going to do a whole separate blog post on it very soon.

Okay. So then…. I started painting!

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Instagram selfie. No makeup, but hey – it’s paint day! And yes, I did wear a matching mint cami…

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See how yellow it can look sometimes?

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and….. AFTER!

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Still looking for something to hang above my white work table.

I painted the ceiling white too. Cutting in the edges was time consuming, but worth it!

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This is a fabric bulletin board that I made! (Blog post in the works) I had the fabric in my stash, and it happened to go with the mint walls perfectly. I wanted a world map so I could put a pin everywhere I’ve sold on Etsy. I also spray painted those honeycomb cubbies white – they were a bare wood before.

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I took the closet doors down. Eventually I am going to hang white lace curtains to drape the space. I thought it would be cool to display all of the colorful fabrics and random other stuff I have.

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Hmm… after adding the chaos, maybe I’ll put those doors back on…

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I also painted those big cubbies white. They were an espresso brown color before. It was the first piece of laminate furniture I’ve painted, and I learned a lot!

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 Where the magic happens.

IMG_1682This is my favorite part about my office: The beautiful Pacific NW view outside my window.

And there you have it! Now you can picture me writing this blog post while sitting in the corner of my mint-colored office! What do you think about the combination of white and black furniture? I originally pictured all white, but it just wasn’t in my budget to replace the pieces I already had. The cubbies were easy enough to paint, but the desk and bookcase – not so much.

What personal touches have you done to spaces in your home that you absolutely love?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Monica