Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Easter Polka Dot Bunny Scalloped Circle Favor Tags

These pretty scalloped circle tags, available at Weddings by Susan on Etsy, would look great attached to your Easter favors.

This set of 25 tags was die cut from brown card stock and features a sweet pink and white polka dot bunny rabbit silhouette and the words Happy Easter. 

25 Happy Easter Polka Dot Bunny Scalloped Circle Favor Tags

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gold and Ivory Damask Wedding Signs and Thank You Favor Tags

Looking for some personalized touches to add to your wedding? Weddings by Susan on Etsy offers a variety of ready-to-ship and custom signs and favor tags for your special day.

My latest designs include these elegant scroll-shaped favor tags made with a shimmery gold and ivory damask card stock. These tags, which measure about 2 inches, are printed with the message Thank You in gold ink on cream card stock. Each tag is tied with satiny gold ribbon. Perfect for a bridal shower, small wedding, anniversary party or engagement party.

25 Gold and Ivory Damask Scroll Thank You Favor Tags

5x7 Flat Please Leaf Your Print Wedding Tree Guest Book Sign

Two 5x7 Flat Wedding Signs in Shimmery Ivory and Gold Damask - Wedding Guest Book and Cards and Gifts Table

5x7 Tent Folded Always in Our Memory Wedding Sign 

5x7 For Your Convenience Bathroom Basket Sign Package

Don't see what you are looking for? Please visit my Custom Wedding Sign Section

Monday, March 3, 2014

Easy Easter Bunny Hair Bow Tutorial

Now that I have a little girl, I realized I will quickly go bankrupt if I buy every adorable boutique hair bow that I come across! I just can't help myself - especially thanks to Etsy and Pinterest. So in order to save a few dollars and have the perfect hair accessory for every occasion, I decided to learn how to make hair bows for my daughter.

I stumbled across a very easy tutorial over at The Ribbon Retreat's fabulous blog. I loved the results but made a few changes to fit my vision. Here is my tutorial, showing the tweaks that I made to The Ribbon Retreat's design. Enjoy!

Here are the materials you will need:
Satiny ribbon (any color) - One 8 inch piece, Two 3 1/2 inch pieces and One 2 1/2 inch piece
3/8 grosgrain ribbon (any color) - One 5 1/2 inch piece, two 3 1/2 inch pieces and One 2 1/2 inch piece and One 2 inch piece
Alligator clip
Googly eyes
Rhinestone (for nose - any color)
Hot glue gun
Lighter (to seal ends of ribbons)

Step 1: To make ears, glue one end of 3 1/2 inch satiny ribbon to one end of the 3 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon. Make a loop (as shown) and then glue the other ends of the ribbon together. If you glue both ends before making a loop, the ribbon might bunch up. Repeat for second ear.

Step 2: To make the bunny's belly, glue one end of 2 1/2 inch satiny ribbon to end of 2 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon strip. Make a loop as shown with satiny ribbon on top. Then glue other ends of ribbon together.

Step 3: Using the 5 1/2 inch strip of grosgrain ribbon, make a figure 8. Glue the ends together and glue center to make the two circles. Make sure smaller top circle folds down to make the bunny's face.

Step 4: Take 8 inch strip of satiny ribbon and tie a tiny bow. Trim off the ends to desired length. It is important to use the lighter to heat seal the ends of your bow.

Step 5: Flip over the body of the bunny and glue on the ears and the belly.

Step 6: Flip over the bunny so it is facing upright. Glue on the bow at the neck.

Step 7: Take shortest piece of grosgrain ribbon (any color) and hot glue it to the top of your alligator clip.

Step 8: Decorate the face of your bunny. I used tiny googly eyes and a pink rhinestone to create the nose. Then glue the bunny to your covered hair clip.

Hoppy Easter!