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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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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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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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A lot of love and care goes into planning gifts for guests at weddings or bridal showers. If you’re adorning your event with lush flowers, why not add to the theme and gift a small posy to each guest? A small bouquet can be made in your chosen theme colours and personal favourite blooms and

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If you’ve ever decided at the last minute to throw together a floral centrepiece for an event but are left with supermarket pickings, fear not! It is very likely you have the ingredients for a gorgeous arrangement to not only wow your guests but yourself also!Making an arrangement with supermarket blooms is more possible than

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Do you know someone who just popped the question? Or was proposed to themselves? If you’re looking to have the girls round to celebrate your engagement (congratulations!), sweet and sticky caramel popcorn is the perfect treat!Super easy and quick to make, this scrumptious popcorn treat is sweet on a dessert table wrapped in paper bonbons

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Proposal stories are some of our favourite stories! If you can’t stop sharing how your beloved asked you to be their’s forever, why not add your story to your decor? I love an easy DIY, and this is exceptionally easy! A beautiful way to spread the love, with a sneaky wee DIY for a foliage

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