With the terrible weather we’ve had lately it’d be no surprise if you told me you’re planning for warmer months, when you no longer want to stay cocooned indoors, wedding season is in full swing and barbecues are on the menu. So while we’re all making plans for warmer weather why not try this cute place setting for when you have friends over. It’s relatively simple to put together but once all laid out on a table will make a fantastic impact! And everything you see is available to buy at Peach Blossom.
Chevron bags, mini pegs, gift tags, heart stickers, wooden cutlery, stripey straws.
We’re going to be bringing more tableware in the coming months too so watch this space!
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.
Now that November is upon us, summer feels like a distant memory but there is still plenty to look forward to in the autumn months. Thoughts of cosy nights in with hot chocolate, the leaves turning yellow and orange and Bonfire Night soon followed by Christmas. With Bonfire Night right around the corner you might be planning on visiting your local fireworks display, hosting your own fireworks party or perhaps you want to stay warm and cosy indoors. Whatever you plan to do, here’s a creative idea you might like the look of.
This DIY comes from Better Homes and Gardens and it’s a great alternative to carving out a spooky face in your pumpkin. You can download a template for the flames from BHG but what’s so great about this project is that the shape of the flames don’t have to be perfect so you can easily draw these out freehand without worrying too much about what they look like.
Do you like this idea? Or do you have another idea of what to carve in to your pumpkin?
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!