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Cocktail Friday – Emporium Hotel’s Queen Of Hearts

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Ms Chinoiserie

Queen of Hearts Cocktail

This Cocktail Friday, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day – and of course, we just couldn’t resist Emporium Hotel‘s ‘Queen of Hearts’. With its beautiful rich red colour, the sublime combination of vodka, passionfruit, berries and strawberry liqueur will surely set the mood for romance!


30ml    Absolut
25ml    Massanez Fraise De Bois
15ml    Licor 43
20ml    passion fruit
20ml    berry compote
1 dash of rhubarb bitters


Combine all ingredients together, shake and strain into a Martini glass.

Pom Pom Heart Wreath Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Larissa Thorne

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Pom poms are one of my all time favourite crafting activities because they’re as fun to make as they are to look at. They also happen to be a fairly under used decorative accent when it comes to weddings which is why today we’re making this super cute pom pom heart wreath. The method I used to make this wreath uses no glue but if you have a hot glue gun and would prefer to use it then go right ahead.

What you’ll need:

3 colours of wool

Cardboard (for the pom poms and the heart)


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What to do:

Trace two even circles on your cardboard and cut them out, making them a hollow donut shape with a half centimetre slice taken out of one side.

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Cut off a 20cm piece of wool and sandwich it between your two pieces of cardboard (you might need to tuck the ends in a bit but keep them close to the opening).

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Start wrapping the wool around your cardboard starting in the middle.

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Keep wrapping until it gets nice and thick –  you can keep the wool concentrated on the lower half of your circles.

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Cut off the wool.

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Take your two long ends and tie them in a tight knot.

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Stick your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and cut through your wool.

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Tie your knot again so it is nice and tight then fluff out your pom pom and repeat so you have about six of each colour (depending on how many you want on it and how big you make your heart).

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Lay out your pom poms on top of the heart to figure out your placement.

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Take a pair of scissors and poke holes through your cardboard heart in roughly the places where you want the pom poms to sit.

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Thread your long ends of wool through the holes and secure in place with a knot.

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Repeat for the whole heart.

Cut off the loose ends from your pom poms apart from the top one which you can use to hang it up.

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Swirl divider

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such an easy DIY detail; easily matching back to any colour scheme, these would look fabulous as a wall backdrop at a wedding reception – and even sweet for a kitchen tea!

Tuesday Type – Bombshell Pro

by | Made, Tuesday Type


Polka Dot Bride


Bombshell Pro

Are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary font for your wedding invitations? Bombshell Pro could be just what you’re looking for. With a handwritten quality and long connections between the words, this would also look great on blackboard signage, and even your menus.

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Bombshell Pro is available from My Fonts.

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