It’s that time of year when everything is romantically sweet (Valentine’s Day is 48 hours days away!) and I find myself twiddling my thumbs in anticipation of spring. You can give me smooches and candy hearts, but nothing is more romantic than fresh flowers blooming and a warm sun above. I am ready for spring!
To channel these spring notions we made pretty cups covered in florals. They’re great for brightening up the office with something besides roses on Friday, and perfect for parties and coffee dates this spring. We are so close!!!
The cup wraps disguise insulated cups with pretty white florals and pastel ombre that make for a romantically festive drink. They work great for keeping drinks extra toasty on a chilly day. The design is sized for standard 12 oz. insulated party cups that are available in most stores. Easy, peasy, spring in a cup!
Posted February 12, 2014 9 Comments
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For the better part of the last 5 years I’ve driven a wagon, and I will always drive one. Driving a wagon matches my lifestyle perfectly. I am so excited to be partnering with Volvo to introduce you to their new Sportswagon as a part of their #wagonspotting campaign.
When the twins were babies, we went in search of a new car that would be big enough to fit my double stroller, but not too massive for me to easily reach the babies, pull out their car seats, and stash away any other items I may find on my way. We settled on a Sportswagon because it had all the features I was looking for, the price point was great, and I wasn’t going to have to guzzle gas driving my babies around town. Little did I know the car would become my dream car.
And although I may have been a couple years before my time, now… The wagon is back. Don’t you love it when something you love comes back as cool again! Although our roads are still filled with lots of SUV’s, I’ve been rocking our Sportswagon with twins, stroller, craft supplies, and groceries – all more comfortably packed inside. My car handles even my biggest loads with ease and maneuvers the streets way better than a truck would.
Posted February 11, 2014 1 Comment
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I’ve always loved the look of glitter on a cake, but purchasing edible glitter always seems a bit above my crafting pay grade. As a result, I started dreaming about making my own. It’s really simple to make, and the glitter can be tinted to any color imaginable. I am so in love with this cake! The gorgeous texture and pretty details make it great treat for showers, birthdays, and parties this coming spring. Shimmer, shine, eat… repeat!
To make the sugar glitter layer cake you will need – your favorite cake mix in any flavor (here’s my favorite), 1 can of frosting, white sparkling sugar (8 oz), and Pearl Dust in the colors you want (they come in 0.05oz vials).
Posted February 10, 2014 4 Comments
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A colorful bouquet is the perfect icing to make any room party ready. While I’m stocking up on fresh flowers to make our snowy weekend feel special, it can be sad to say goodbye when their time is up. I prefer flowers that stay fresh forever! Loving the idea of blooms made to last – especially when I don’t need to change their water. Here are 12 bouquets that will keep bright and festive all winter long.
1. pom poms - camille styles | 2. pajaki chandelier - a beautiful mess | 3. silk flowers – wedding chicks | 4. paper lilies – the elli blog | 5. plaster flowers - a subtle revelry | 6. crepe paper - the bride’s cafe | 7. painted newspaper – instructables | 8. party poppers - a subtle revelry | 9. fabric roses - scout mob | 10. butcher paper - her library adventures | 11. tissue paper garland - a subtle revelry | 12. crepe and watercolor – craftberry bush
Graphic by Lindsey Campbell for A Subtle Revelry.
Posted February 07, 2014 6 Comments
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Along with the rest of the world, we are thrilled to be watching the Olympics this week. With games starting today and the opening ceremony tomorrow the kids have been dying to have a little Olympic revelry of our own.
Inspired by this pretty white wreath, we decided to try our hand at crafting with plastic spoons and made these vibrant and fun laurel wreaths. A great activity the whole family can get involved with while watching your favorite sports (ours is so obviously the bobsled). Go team USA!
The process to make the wreaths is crazy simple. Purchase a bag of plastic party spoons, these wreaths took about 24 spoons each. Glue the back of one spoon bowl to the handle underneath. It helps the form to also glue the end of the under handle up, that’s what give the wreath such a pretty curve.
Posted February 06, 2014 6 Comments
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Nothing says “Party!” like garlands, candles, and balloons. They are my 3 favorite ways to instantly turn a dull space into a party. I’ve loved all the creative ideas spilling out of the blog world lately for making balloons. They are seriously awesome and can be done at home and on the cheap! Here are 25 favorite ideas for homemaking party balloons filled with fun (and sometime helium!).
25 Handmade Balloon Ideas
1. “hot air balloon” cupcakes - party accessories | 2. ombre backdrop - little green notebook | 3. white wall backdrop - brooklyn bride | 4. gold-brushed balloons - balloon time | 5. faux balloon toppers - jader bomb | 6. gold “chandelier” - wedding chicks | 7. colorful banner - design mom | 8. “chandelier” cluster - the art of simple | 9. fringe balloons - sweet thing | 10. balloon canopy - sweet lulu | 11. clear confetti filled - camille styles | 12. name toppers - confetti sunshine | 13. vase filler - real simple | 14. flowers - all things simple | 15. two-tone - a subtle revelry | 16. cupcake toppers - lulu the baker | 17. donut balloons - studio diy | 18. ice cream cones - the craft in me | 19. giant ornaments - studio diy | 20. hot air balloon centerpiece - bridal guide | 21. macrame balloons - cupcakes and cutlery | 22. wreath (game) - the 36th avenue | 23. fruit garland - brittany watson jepsen | 24. pom covered balloons - design improvised | 25. candy filled balloons - white loft studio
Graphic created by Alli of Hooray, for A Subtle Revelry.
Posted February 05, 2014 3 Comments
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