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Hot Air Balloon Centrepiece Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Larissa Thorne

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Sit down weddings can require a little bit more planning when it comes to styling. Not only is there the all important seating chart to think about (a tricky task that can take months to get finished!) but each table requires its own decorations. There are flowers, table numbers and of course a centrepiece. While flowers are always a beautiful option, your centrepiece is a perfect opportunity to show your guests a little bit about your personalities and the theme of your wedding.

These hot air balloons are perfect for the jet setting or whimsical couple and add a beautiful touch to your tables that isn’t often seen at weddings. For the floral arrangement within the baskets it would be fantastic to see if your florist can arrange them so that they match the rest of your flowers and decor, plus a piece of floral foam at the bottom will help everything stay in place. A little bottle of champagne is a cute touch that your guests will appreciate while waiting for their drinks later in the evening.

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What you’ll need:

  • A honeycomb ball paper decoration
  • 8 x paper straws
  • Woven baskets
  • Superglue or sticky tape

What to do:

Step 1. Fold one end of your straw and slide it into another until you can’t push it in any further. Repeat with your other straws until you have four long sticks.

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Step 2. Add a stripe of glue to the bottom of your straws and stick to the four corners of your basket (or alternatively hold them against the basket and secure with sticky tape). Note: If you’ve given your baskets to your florist to do the floral arrangement simply slide the straws into the floral foam at the bottom with a dab of glue on the end, being careful not to mess with the flowers.

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Step 3. Unfold your honeycomb ball decoration and stick the ends together per the instructions on the packaging.

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Step 4. Put your mini champagne bottle in the basket and surround with flowers.

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Step 5. Gently place the honeycomb ball on top of your straws. Secure in place with either glue or sticky tape on the ends of your straws.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a pretty and easy idea; perfect for any colour theme and so sweet for those upcoming garden party weddings.

Tuesday Type – Hurricane

by | Made, Tuesday Type


Polka Dot Bride



There’s something a bit wild about Hurricane font. Yet it is appealing in its bold and intricate lettering style – as if someone with nice handwriting has written something in a hurry. Great for a bold invitation to a bold event.


Hurricane is available from My Fonts.

Etsy Roundup – Rose Gold Wedding Accessories

by | Etsy Roundup, Made


Polka Dot Bride


Rose Gold Wedding Accessories1. Rose gold and silver leaf crown from Ashlee Lauren Designs 2. Rose gold and pink Swarovski pearl drop earrings from Sunday Wine 3. Rose gold and Austrian crystal haircomb from Goddess Designs Gems 4. Delicate rose gold and Swarovski pearl and crystal necklace from Lulu Splendor 5. 14K solid rose gold stacking rings from Belinda Saville 6.  Rose gold plated and Swarovski crystal bracelet from Shine Jewelry Store

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