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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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With wreaths having a renaissance of their own, this is the perfect time of year as decorations are taken down to fling some back on your walls! Fresh or dried, seasonal and wild, wreaths can be tweaked to suit any budget or style. Hanging prettily over a drinks table or dramatically hanging in abundance from

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If you’re a details person, how you display the seating arrangements for your wedding reception will likely be one of the many small elements you’d like to make beautiful. This rustic branch display is quick to make and can easily be made in advance to be set up on the day.If you decide to make

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! ‘Tis also the season for delicious gingerbread! Perfect for gifts, favours and decorations alike, these chewy and spice laden cookies will add festive flair to your table and decor. Easy to make in large batches and with many different stylistic options (allowing you to get crafty!), these tasty treats

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As we fall into the long and warm days of Summer, keeping food, flowers and friends cool can become somewhat tricky! These giant ice cubes filled with berries and edible flowers are a gorgeous addition to a Summer soiree, to keep drinks cool and iced water as pretty as it’s ever been.Working within your colour

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The promise of Summer time means warm days by the water and the scent of sunscreen wafting on the breeze! For weddings in Summer, it can also mean getting creative with flowers, so that the heat doesn’t ruin those gorgeous arrangements! This long lasting foliage centrepiece is the perfect DIY to avoid any wilting on

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Making an impact with your wedding guest favours can be so easily accomplished! These sweet soaps wrapped in thick floral paper and bound with passionfruit vine are a piece of cake to put together! Not only a lovely gift for your friends and family, but a fun and simple wedding DIY that will look absolutely

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