DIY REMIX: MOTHER'S DAY BOUQUET

flower-favor

T-minus 3 days until Mother's Day - eep! Don't worry, I've gotcha covered. I decided to bring this easy peasy diy out of the artsocial archives this week because a) I'll be using it (mom, look away!) and b) it's so beautiful and easy. Let's make them every week, k?

Originally this diy was for flower party favors, but really they work oh so well as gifts for any occasion. Thus the diy reeemix :)

flower favors

Supplies

+ flowers (from bunches of wild flowers to big statement flowers, anything goes!) + kraft paper (I used the thicker 8.5 x 11 sheets) + baker’s twine or string + gift tags (optional) + ziplock bags + paper towels + scissors + tape (clear or washi)

xoxo

Directions

01 Roll a sheet of kraft paper into a cone shape. Make sure the shape fits the flowers you’ve chosen (I opted for a tall, narrow shape for my flowers). Secure with clear or washi tape. Repeat for each bouquet.

02 Wrap kraft paper cone with twine. Add gift tag to one end of the twine. Tie ends together to make a bow. Repeat for each bouquet. P.S. for my gift tags, I simply cut small rectangles of the kraft paper, punched a hole at the top, and stamped “xoxo” on each (which you can also write with pen, white pastel, or paint).

03 Prep flowers by cutting them down to the proper size. Wet a sheet of paper towel, wrap it around the end of the flower, and place it into a ziplock bag. Repeat with each flower. This will keep the flowers hydrated until your mama can get them home.

04 Place the flower into the kraft paper cone and you’re good to go, homegirl. Pair it with the perfect card to score some major points.

Happy Mother's Day, friends!

Images by artsocial.

EAT DRINK CREATE HOLIDAY RECAP!

EDC holiday It's official. The Eat Drink Create holiday party was amaaazing and we have the photos and video to prove it.

I want to start with a major shout out to our sponsors. Seriously, without them we would've been crafting in my living room. Thanks to Yoked, Happy Cakes, Minted, Zevia, and the awesome crew at West Elm in Cherry Creek, we partied and we partied in style. I think I speak for everyone at EDC when I say: THANK YOU!!

EAT

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

"These are the best cookies I've ever had in my life." I heard that several times that night. Happy Cakes knows how to make a damn good sugar cookie. And the cupcakes?! Omg I could've had 50. If you haven't been to this bakery, GO NOW. Seriously, leave work. It's that good.

DRINK

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

Zevia is such a favorite of mine. It's rare to find a drink company you truly love and believe in, don't cha think?! Right when we started planning our holiday event I knew I wanted Zevia at the party. When they agreed to donate super adorbs bottled soda for everyone, I KNEW this was going to be our best party yet.

HUGE thank you to Zevia, not only for the bottled soda, but for letting us get creative with our holiday mocktail! The Merry Berry mocktail is made with equal parts Lemon Lime Twist Zevia, orange juice, and cranberry juice... oh and love. Get the full scoop on the Merry Berry mocktail here!

CREATE

What's cooler than a holiday diy station? TWO holiday diy stations! We teamed up with the amazing and talented ladies from Whimseybox to bring our party people even more crafting fun. Thank you, Whimseybox!

DIY STATION ONE

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

Whimseybox rocked the house with their wrapping paper diy. Seriously, it was every blogger and instagrammer's dream scenario. Kraft paper, stamps, paints, ribbon, and your imagination. YES.

DIY STATION TWO:

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

My incredibly talented EDC partner in crime, Lexy of the Proper Pinwheel, created possibly the cutest and easiet diy ever (that's why I love her), jingle bell stir sticks! Glue your choice of bells and other wintery accessories on a drink stirrer - it can't NOT look adorable.

GOODIE BAGS

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

It just ain't a party without a goodie bag. SO of course we had one. Well actually we had two because we're crazy like that. Crazy awesome.

How cute is that card from Sugar & Type?! She donated a variety of cuteness for our guests - this one is my fave!

My girl L of Design Stitch Go donated the cutest measuring tapes in the entire world. Fact. She's the best. Also fact.

And of course, I added some disco ball ornaments and tinsel... cuz that's just what you do.

How rad are those bags and custom labels from Pinhole Press?! Super adorable + super legit, right?? P.S. Pinhole Press lets you customize way more than just goodie bag labels... I was on their site for hours.

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

Goodie bag numero dos included these adorable little gable boxes from D & P Celebrations! Their store is FULL of cuteness. You've been warned.

Guess what was inside... HOT CHOCOLATE ON A STICK from Ticket Chocolate!! Even more cuteness in their store. Warned again.

Speaking of all things cute - Minted donated so many party goodies for us I about screamed when I got the package. Ok, maybe I did scream... like an excited blogger squeal. Their party supplies are definitely my go-to. Check out the cute Silver and Gold party supplies we got here!

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

EDC holiday

The food, the drinks, the diys, everything looked amazing. And I think that's because we had the best location: West Elm. It's the perfect backdrop for a party AND they gave away the cutest throw and a gift card to two of our lucky guests! Many, many thanks to everyone at the Cherry Creek store (Edward, Sean, you guys are the BEST!).

Also, we could never have captured the amazingness without our rockstar photographer, Katie Hellinger, and videographer, Annabelle Mintz of Evergreen Lane Productions. Thank you, ladies! Mwah!

Speaking of, it's video time!!! Get excited.

SO much love to everyone who came and everyone who made this night possible!! I had such a blast and it's all thanks to YOU. xoxo

See Lexy's recap for even more photos and don’t forget to check out the hashtag #eatdrinkcreate!

The hosts: artsocial, The Proper Pinwheel, West Elm Photos by: Katie Hellinger Video by: Evergreen Lane Productions

Thanks to:

+ D & P Celebrations + Design Stitch Go + Happy Cakes + Minted + Pinhole Press + Sugar & Type + Ticket Chocolate + Whimseybox + Zevia

Special thank you to Yoked: Where bloggers & businesses meet. They had such a huge hand in making this party bigger than we imagined!

EAT DRINK CREATE // SUMMER

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

Summer EDC was a major good time, y'all. And we didn't get rained out - HOORAY! We would've had this party rain or shine. Even if it was hailing! Okay, maybe not if it was hailing, but we didn't have to make that decision. The weather ended up being perfect.

Big hugs to my partner in crime, Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel. She's amazing and talented and her creativity is what makes these parties so awesome. High five, girrrl.

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

EAT

We had the BEST PIE OF MY LIFE from The Humble Pie Store: strawberry-rhubarb, apple cheddar, and cherry. Seriously. People of Denver, go immediately.

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.
Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

The details of each event are my absolute favorite part. We had individually-sized pie boxes with wooden forks and baker's twine (for maximum cuteness) and mini bags of cherries. Thank you to Erin, Katie, and Annabelle (and her husband Cory!) for helping us set up the pie and cherries! You're all hired, k?

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.
Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

DRINK

I mean, it's not a picnic without lemonade... and strawberry lemonade... and cute cups & straws. It's just not. Our EDC-branded water was obviously invited back for round deux, and they made really great blanket weights. It got a little windy at times... but I was still able to rock my striped jersey dress. I know. Dress in the wind. I live right on the edge.

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.
Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

CREATE

For the create portion of the evening, we partnered with the crazy awesome folks at Fancy Tiger Crafts & October Ink to give everyone mini embroidery projects. The cherry design and faux wood embroidery hoops could not have been more perfect for our picnic theme. Lots of love to these local creatives!

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.
Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

Speaking of local, we also teamed up with Common Threads to make this par-tay possible. Big thank you to these wonderful ladies for sponsoring our event and helping us celebrate the creative Denver community. If you're in Denver (or Boulder), check 'em out, yo. Their stores are FULL of cute clothes and accessories, plus they offer creative classes like sewing & knitting!

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by artsocial.
Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by artsocial.

WAIT, THERE'S MORE

Whimseybox - who just made the move out to Colorado, woot! - also donated 3 boxes of goodies for us to raffle off. I really really wanted to enter this raffle, guys. I'm so jealous of our winners. Congrats, you lucky ladies!

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

Minted! Oh friends, Minted party decor is no joke. They donated the PERFECT party decor for our picnic. Exhibit A: an EDC bunting banner. That banner is going to live at my house forever and always. I love it.

Eat Drink Create summer event. Photo by Petit Soul Photography.

Oh-hoo-hoo! Now for the video. Annabelle of Evergreen Lane Productions is seriously one of the most talented ladies I know. She captures the mood & details of our events SO perfectly.

HUGE thank you to everyone who came out! We had a blast. Thanks again to everyone listed here. We couldn’t have done this without these amazing folks. Srsly, say hi, follow them on twitter, send them love.

+ Common Threads + Evergreen Lane Productions + Fancy Tiger Crafts + The Humble Pie Store + Minted + October Ink + Petit Soul Photography + Sarah Fritzler Design + Whimseybox

Read Lexy's recap here and don't forget to check out the hashtag #eatdrinkcreate for more photos! A holiday EDC is already in the works, Denver. Stay tuned...!

Photos by Petit Soul Photography; video by Evergreen Lane Productions; Eat Drink Create logo by Sarah Fritzler.

PARTY FAVOR DIY

taffy cone party favor

Oh friends. I'm seriously loving planning events. With the summer Eat Drink Create in the works, I'm researching, planning, and plotting like cray.

Along with organizing a rad event for all the Colorado folks out there, I'm also continuing my Be Creative project by trying different techniques for sparking creativity. May is all about play and channeling that inner child... you know? That part of us that creates + shares fearlessly and playfully like when we were little? Yep. It's there. Buried under my overly analytical ways...

I had the idea for this little party favor diy during one of my brainstorming seshes with "play" in mind. My inner child definitely approves of these taffy cone favors... and of eating all the taffy after these pictures were taken.

taffy cone party favor
taffy cone party favor

Supplies

+ taffy + ice cream cones + tissue paper + regular paper + baker's twine or string + small clear favor bags + confetti (optional, but oh so fun)

taffy cone party favors
taffy cone party favor

Directions

01 Wrap twine or string around the ice cream cone and tie a bow. This step is optional, but super adorbs. I recommend.

02 Cut tissue paper into 4" x 4" squares.

03 Cut regular paper into 3" x 3" squares.

04 Place tissue paper into the ice cream cone first, followed by the regular paper. These little guys create a sturdy structure to hold the taffy.

05 Add taffy into the cone one at a time. One cone will hold 5-6 pieces.

06 Place taffy cone gently in a small clear plastic favor bag. Feel free to add confetti or additional candy to the bag.

07 Tie the top of the bag with more twine or string. Now that taffy is secure and ready to par-taaayyy.

taffy cone party favor

This post is part of the Be Creative project. Join me as I try 12 different methods for boosting creativity over the course of 12 months. Every Tuesday I’ll share my progress along with creative projects… Psst May is dedicated to PLAY, the act like a child method. Catch up on past Be Creative posts here!

Images by artsocial.