Wow, so 2013 has arrived! I’m sure you’ll have many plans and occasions lined up for this year and whatever they may be we’ll continue to bring you on-trend and innovative inspiration on how to craft, style and accessorise your special occasion. Whether it’s your wedding day, your son or daughter’s 5th birthday party or a dinner with friends, Peach Blossom is the place to bring you new ideas and products to add a special touch to your celebration. And today’s post is no different as I feature this super simple and super sweet recipe*.
Cake pops have been all the rage for a while but if time is not on your side and you need a simple alternative, you might just like the look of these! These marshmallow treats are perfect for so many occasions, whether you want to add something extra to your wedding sweet table or want to gift something to your friends, these will do just the trick.
Start by prodding your marshmallows on to the end of a straw. Here I’ve used some stripey straws for a pop of colour, but you can use sweet or baking sticks, just make sure they’re food safe. Then dip the marshmallows in melted white chocolate (or icing if you prefer) and sprinkle with er…sprinkles. I’ve gone for a clean, classic look but of course you can pick different coloured straws, sprinkles and marshmallows to suit your event.
Ta da! Now go ‘wow’ your friends and family with these sweet delights!
*ok, so this isn’t a recipe in the traditional ‘cooking’ sense but you’ll no doubt be in the kitchen carrying out this set of instructions so that’s as good as a recipe in our book.
We’ve spoken of our love for Washi Tape before but if you’re not totally convinced we’ve put together some (ok, so not quite 101 like the title suggests…) ideas of how you can use MT Tape. It’s bright, sticky and super versatile – what’s not to love?
The list is endless when it comes to decorating a glass jar with MT Tape, horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, diagonal or just a big old miss mash of colour.
And if you don’t fancy using tape on your jar, use it to decorate party cutlery, just wrap and go!
You know those tea lights you’ve had in your cupboard for 3 years? Well nows the time to get them out so you can decorate them. Voila! Boring tea lights, be gone!
Wanna blow your friend’s mind with your truly awesome gift wrap? Just use a couple strips of tape to add some jazz to your gift!
Who doesn’t love a little bit of bunting? Create your own with the help of this tutorial.
Don’t let your invitations have all the fun – decorate your envelopes too! Add a little bit of tape to seal and you’ve got yourself one slick envelope.
If you’ve used MT Tape in a project, we’d love to see!
You may know we recently added Tissue Pom Poms to the Peach Blossom shop and they’re super popular for weddings, parties or even just decoration around the home! We stock 14 colours so you’ll find something to suit you but if you want some tips on how to put them together we’ve put together this step by step guide to make it easy peasy!
For one pom pom you’ll need 12 sheets of tissue paper. Once you’ve counted them out, lay the tissue flat, like below.
Next, make accordion folds in the tissue paper, making sure the fold is at the valley of each scallop. Crease with each fold.
Then take one piece of floral wire (included in the pack) and wrap and twist it around the centre of folded tissue paper.
Although you don’t have to do it now, it’s probably easier to tie ribbon or string around the wire before you fluff out the pom pom. Tie on a piece long enough to let you hang the pom pom if that’s what you plan to do.
Now open out one end of the tissue paper to make a fan shape. Separate each layer of paper, pulling away from the centre.
For best results, pull away layers from one half before moving on to the next side.
Once all layers are pulled out, rearrange the tissue as required to create a fully fluffed Tissue Paper Pom Pom!
We ♡ MT Tape here at Peach Blossom. If you don’t know what it is, it’s kinda like masking tape but *much* prettier and you can use it for so many things because it comes in lots of patterns and is easy peasy to tear. You can see all our tapes here. If you’re looking for a fun idea for using your tape then look no further than this DIY for bunting.
Tear off pieces of tape and fold it over the twine. I’ve used our glitter twine but you can use any colour you fancy. Leave a bit of space between each piece but don’t worry about being accurate, uneven spacing just adds to the charm
Next you want to snip the tape pieces to neaten them up. Cut the tape any way you like, you could cut it straight across or diagonally. Here I’ve cut little triangle shapes in to tape to get a flag like effect.
Keep going until you have the length of bunting you’re after and that’s it, easy or what?
Today’s post is a DIY for making your own confetti bags. I made these confetti bags in April for the Wedding Event with a Difference in Nottingham to display on the Peach Blossom stand. They ended up being really popular with the brides-to-be and were a big talking point so I thought it might be an idea to put together a mini tutorial.
All the bits I used are available to buy in the Peach Blossom shop but what I think is so great about creating something like this is you can use anything you might already have or you might switch something up to make something which reflects you.
The steps are pretty straight forward so let’s just jump straight in to the photographs
So for this project I’ve used small glassine envelopes, yellow confetti, white round doilies, pink heart stickers, mini wooden pegs and pink carnival stickers. Like I said, you can use anything you might already have or you might want to mix the colour scheme up – this is just what I wanted to work with!
First up you need to fill your bags with confetti. Don’t feel like you need to fill your bags up until they’re bursting, your guests don’t need loooads of the stuff and it won’t look as pretty anyway.
Then seal your bags so your confetti doesn’t fall out – I wanted to add the pretty factor with these cute heart stickers but you could maybe use some patterned washi tape.
Next I folded a doily over each bag, added a carnival ticket and kept them in place with a wooden peg.
And hey presto, your confetti bag is complete!
I’d love to hear about anything you plan to make for your wedding. What alternatives might you use for this idea? Leave a comment or you can email in your pics!