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Let’s Flamingle – A Couples Shower

10.01.17

This past weekend I had the joy of hosting a couples shower at my home for one of my best longtime friends! I had seen the theme of “Lets Flamingle” done for bachelorette parties, but wanted to use it for a couples shower… and I am SO glad I did. Yall, flamingo stuff is EVERYWHERE right now. Planning for this shower became so much fun, and I ended up finding so many flamingo items that I was having to turn my head and pretend I didn’t see them so I wouldn’t go bankrupt (like a life-size flamingo statue at HomeGoods).

Below I’ll share my favorite decorations from the shower, and at the bottom of the post I will link where I found them! By now I’m sure you’ve learned that one of my favorite things about showers and weddings are the details ;).

Invitations

These invitations were bought from Etsy (linked at the bottom of the post), which is my favorite way to get invitations made! You simply order the invitation, download it to a USB, and take it to your local UPS print store to get them made. I like to get mine made on white, linen cardstock. The quality is always beautiful!

Photo Booth


This was one of my favorite projects of the whole shower. First, I covered the walls with the white & gold polka dot wrapping paper. I attached this to the walls using poster tape from hobby lobby. Next, I added the leaves around the top of the paper and the balloons for a pop of color! These were easily attached with a hot glue gun. And finally, the “lets flamingle” balloon banner was added! The banner was attached using double sided tape. I was nervous that the poster tape wouldn’t be strong enough, but the bottom picture was actually taken the morning after the shower… so you can see (minus one drooping leaf) that it help up incredibly well. It wasn’t very difficult, and made for the CUTEST picture backdrop at the shower!

Florals


How cute are these pineapple flower arrangements? And they were SO easy! Using my new handy dandy pineapple cutter (linked below), we easily were able to remove the inside of the pineapples and insert small glasses to hold water. Add in the bigger flowers first, then smaller flowers, greenery to bring in the whimsical look, and you’re done!

Other Shower Decor

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This shower was SO much fun, and is definitely a theme I would recommend. I hope this post inspires you to throw your OWN flamingo themed shower or party! Thanks for stopping by, and if you’d like help finding some of the items mentioned above – see below!



xoxo,
Katherine

Decor

My Favorite Coffee Table Books

09.07.17

One of the best ways to decorate your coffee table, and many other areas of your home,
is with a great stack of decor books.
But I know … finding those isn’t always easy.
Thats why I’ve put together a list of my top 10 favorite neutral books that will look GORGE in your home,
and are my current favorites!

Shop these books below!

What do you think of my list? Do you have any other favorites I should know about? I’d love to hear in the comment section below! Happy book shopping!

xoxo,
Katherine

All / Lifestyle

DIY Floral Letters

06.26.17

Last week I posted about the baby shower that I had the honor of throwing for my bestie, but I wanted to post a DIY tutorial on these floral letters I made! I have found these for anywhere from $75-$100 on Etsy for only one letter, but made all FOUR of these for about $100 total. I got absolutely everything I needed from Hobby Lobby, and loved how they turned out. 🙂

Materials:
– 16 inch cardboard letters
– white acrylic paint
– a paint brush (I used craft foam brushes)
– floral foam (I used about 10 rectangular squares of foam)
– faux flowers (buy more than enough, because you can always return what you don’t use!)
– a box cutter
– a knife

Step 1: Buy the letters! They sell these in all different sizes, but I got the largest possible size I could find which was 16 inches tall.

Step 2: Flip the letters over face down and paint the backs white. You don’t have to do this, but I wanted the back of the letters to look better than just the look of cardboard.

Step 3: Take a box cutter and cut the entire front flat surface off of the letters.

Step 4: Cut the floral foam to fill the letters. I cut the floral foam in half, and then cut it into smaller pieces to fit the inside area of the letters. It doesn’t need to look perfect because it will be covered up… just make sure most parts are filled!


Step 5: Lay out all of your flowers, and use the biggest flowers first. I pulled the flower off of the stem and then stuck the bottom of the flower in the foam. I started with the large white florals, then the pink florals, and then slowly filled in the rest of the letters. I used the smaller florals and greenery to fill in any small spots that were showing of the floral foam.


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Optional step 6: using a hot glue fun, glue down the undersides of the flowers to the foam. I did this only with the large flowers, but did not with the greenery or smaller flowers.

Finally, enjoy your creation! I love how these turned out, and had a ton of fun making them.


Please comment if you have any questions, or need me to explain something better! But most of all.. have FUN creating your letters!

xoxo,
Katherine