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The simple Anzac biscuit is an Australian classic! Chewy and crunchy, golden and sweet, they’re often overlooked as an everyday staple. No more! Let me introduce you to the chocolate dipped Anzac cookie, a divine treat that is exactly as good as you remember, now dipped in chocolate!We’re always on the hunt for simple ways

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Hanging flowers from a chair, hanging flowers on the wall, hanging flowers down the aisle – it all sounds incredibly romantic, and these sweet spring wreaths are just the ticket! Once you’ve made one of these, you’ll be able to whip up many more, allowing you to hang flowers absolutely everywhere!Using the tiniest piece of

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Spring time can mean a million different things to a million different people, whether flowers come to mind or hay fever blurs every bloom! Bud vases are a beautifully delicate way to display all sorts of stems. Clay makes for a light and airy arrangement, perfectly suited for the romance of spring!Clay stem holders pressed

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Dyeing fabric to use as ribbon for your wedding adds such a sweet touch, I am as keen as mustard to show you how! Bind your invitations together with customised strips of linen or wrap small bunches of blooms for your guests, the options are limitless!For a stable colour, there is no doubt using a

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Photography by Jacinta MooreLooking for a sweet (and easy!) DIY project that will leave a big impression on your wedding guests We’ve seen acrylic cake toppers, drink stirrers and backdrop displays – but how about a little something more personalised for your family and friends? An acrylic coaster with your wedding guest’s name on it, that

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For all the plant lovers out there, this DIY succulent plant card tutorial is as easy as pie and BONUS, you will need to grab a few extra plants on your next trip to Bunnings! If you’re not only reasonably fond of a new plant or three and your friends fall in the same category,

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Bonbonnieres are a time old tradition that have been gracing the dinner tables of weddings and special events for as long as can be remembered. Originating in Italy, the tradition was a way to thank guests for their well wishes and their generosity of beautiful gifts. Five sugared almonds in a small bag or box

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Buttonholes can range from simple and classic to wild and colourful, whichever design you choose, making a statement on the grooms lapel. Dried buttonholes are perfect for a DIY bride who is looking to tick things off a to-do list in advance of the big day! Lasting and textural, these beauties will add an organic

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Chocolate fudge brownies with whiskey, you ask? Most certainly, yes! It is hard to know how the humble chocolatey brownie could be improved, and I would argue it is quite excellent as is. However, if you’re planning on making something extra special for your groom or the bridal party, a dash of whiskey in the

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With the cooler weather finally here and a smorgasbord of winter wedding ideas beginning to swirl about, toffee apples seemed like just the thing for a delicious DIY. Not the easiest, but impressive in looks and styling, caramel apples look gorgeous on a winter dessert table – or as name tag holders.With full disclosure, my

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Personalising gifts for your guests is a super easy thing to do and these sweet clay initial ornaments are the loveliest little present for your nearest and dearest! Perfect for all guests, bridal showers or the kiddies table (hello Christmas in July!), you can customise these tags with initials, names, shapes and colours.These personalised wedding

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Making seed paper can get a little messy, however it is a quick DIY gift for your guests that is not only sweet but long lasting too! Giving friends and family something they can grow is a beautiful gesture and one that will be remembered as the flowers bloom long after the celebration.You can make

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As we are celebrating all things green and earth friendly this month at Polka Dot Bride, cost effective, recyclable and easy seedlings as guest favours are the perfect fit! Leaving no waste and giving your guests the option to grow some gorgeous flowers or delicious food, these wee green plants are a lovely gift for

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As we settle into Autumn and enjoy the chillier evenings, this leafy fabric DIY seemed the perfect fit! As easy as pie and with hardly any steps, linen fabric, textured with gorgeous seasonal foliage will add depth and colour to your table as a tablecloth or napkins.Bringing the outdoors in is a beautiful way to

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If you’re keen to incorporate your setting decorations and bonbonniere gifts together, these fragrant handmade mini herb wreaths tick all the boxes. Simple enough to weave together just before the big event and adding rustic garden appeal to your table, scented foliage twisted into a sweet knot is the perfect way to show your beloved

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