From our easy DIY “day after” brunch, here’s the How To for a donut hole “croquembouche” tower. Thanks to Rebecca Pfiffner from Be Hitched for this fun project!

 

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DIY DONUT HOLE TOWER “CROQUEMBOUCHE”

 

Supply list

1. foam cones (we purchased ours from Michael’s)
2. toothpicks
3. donut holes

 

Directions

As simple as the donut towers were to make, it took a bit of trial and error to figure out the best and most efficient ways to put them together. At first, we tried doing a few toothpicks at a time at the base of the tower, adding donuts along the way to work our way up. But we found that once your hands get sticky with glaze, it’s much harder to press new toothpicks into the foam. So…

- Start by covering the entire Styrofoam cone with toothpicks. Start at the base and work your way up, pressing the donut holes into the toothpicks (each donut hole will be held in place by more than one toothpick). 

 

Tips

- Be sure to buy more toothpicks than you think you need. For the large foam tower (about 24” high) we used 800 toothpicks! For the medium tower (18” high) we used about 600 toothpicks.

- We found that smaller, evenly round cake donut holes work a bit better than the larger traditional glazed donut holes, which often come in varying sizes and shapes. But it does mean you’ll need more donut holes since they’re slightly smaller.

- If you need to transport the donut towers after you add the donut holes, wait to add the last bunch of toothpicks and donut holes on the top until after the tower has been put in its final place of display. You’ll want to be able to grip the top to stabilize the tower when you move it, and being able to hold on to the foam at the top makes this a lot easier than trying to maneuver around the donut holes.

 

Design ideas

- You can opt for simple plain glazed donut holes, or chocolate, powdered sugar, or a variety. You can make a spiral pattern, random assortment, or you can even add sprinkles!

- I’m a sucker for all things polka dot, so at first we thought we’d use chocolate donut holes for “dots” but they were so dark that the donut tower started to look a bit ominous – great for Halloween treats, but not the look I was going for! I decided I wanted some real pops of color instead, and couldn’t find donut holes with sprinkles anywhere, I decided to make my own. (This is a pretty simple trick, but it definitely adds to the work time for this project.) Using plain glazed donut holes, I dipped them in an extra layer of homemade glaze (powdered sugar mixed with warm water) so they were good and sticky, rolled them in sprinkles, and set them aside to dry. We paired some of the colorful, sprinkled doughnut holes with some powdered sugar ones, and it turned out to be just the kind of polka dot design I was hoping for – fun and festive without being over the top!

- A simple cake topper is an easy way to add an extra touch of whimsy to your donut tower. 

Photography: Christina McNeill / Event Planning & Design: Be Hitched / Venue: Pizzaiolo
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From our easy DIY “day after” brunch, here’s the How To for the custom coffee cup sleeves with cut-out letters. Thanks to Rebecca Pfiffner from Be Hitched for this fun project!

 

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DIY COFFEE CUP SLEEVES

 

Supply list

1. paper coffee cup sleeves
2. Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine
3. Cricut sticker sheets OR scrapbook letter stickers

 

Directions

- I measured the basic dimensions of the coffee cup sleeve when it’s laid flat, and created a super simple text design to fit on the sleeve. I was able to fit about 9 coffee sleeve designs on each 8.5” x 11” sticker sheet, which made for a pretty streamlined printing process. I peeled away the back of the sticker, pressed the design over the sleeve, and peeled the paper away so that only the design stuck to the sleeve.

- As I say in the main post, I loved using the Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine, but if you don’t feel like investing in it, Michael’s has an entire aisle filled with scrapbooking sticker letters that you could use.

 

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Photography: Christina McNeill / Event Planning & Design: Be Hitched / Venue: Pizzaiolo
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From our easy DIY “day after” brunch, here’s the How To for the Great Wedding Moments award ribbons with cut-out letters. Thanks to Rebecca Pfiffner from Be Hitched for this fun project!

 

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DIY WEDDING AWARD RIBBONS

 

Supply list

1. award ribbons from RibbonsGalore.com
2. Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine
3. Cricut sticker sheets OR scrapbook letter stickers

 

Directions

- After a lot of online searching, I found a great company called Ribbons Galore that allowed me to customize the color, cut, and design of each ribbon. Originally I thought I would hand calligraphy the award name on each ribbon, but after plenty of trial and error, every kind of ink and paint I used bled into the ribbon. My whole goal after all was to make these DIY projects easy, and it was just getting way too complicated. So…

- I used the Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine. I fit a piece of plain white sticker paper over each ribbon to determine what size I needed, chose a fun, all-caps font for the design, and watched as the printer precision cut my design into each sticker. All I had to do was peel away the sticker, and the precision cut words were left on the award ribbon.

- As I say in the main post, I loved using the Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine, but if you don’t feel like investing in it, Michael’s has an entire aisle filled with scrapbooking sticker letters that you could use. 

Photography: Christina McNeill / Event Planning & Design: Be Hitched  / Venue: Pizzaiolo
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From our easy DIY “day after” brunch, here’s the super easy How To for the photo booth poster. Thanks to Rebecca Pfiffner from Be Hitched for this fun project!

 

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PHOTO BOOTH POSTER

 

Supply list

1. roll of kraft paper
2. washi tape (available from Michael’s, Amazon, or Cute Tape)
3. chalk
4. photo booth strips (ours are from Magnolia Photo Booth Company)

 

Directions

- This DIY project could not be easier. All it takes is a piece of kraft paper, some washi tape, and chalk. I took a Frank Sinatra quote I love and drew it out by hand with chalk on kraft paper. I modeled my design after a couple of fonts I’m really into right now (Ondise for the script and the tried and true Brandon Grotesque for the sans serif). Then I used stuck on the photo strips with pieces of washi tape. Easy! 

Photography: Christina McNeill / Event Planning & Design: Be Hitched / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company
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A little Valentine’s Day DIY for you from Soil & Stem and Select vendor Erin Kate: Valentine’s day isn’t just for lovers – it’s a perfect time to acknowledge long lasting friendships and your love for those special ladies in your life. Give these hand-tied posies to your friends, bridesmaids, mothers, and grandmothers for a thoughtful and unexpected Valentine. 

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Materials
Floral Snips
Waterproof Floral Tape
Lace Fabric Squares
Ribbon

Flowers
5 Stems Garden Roses
1 Stem Ranunculus
3 Stems Greenery
1 Stem Veronica

 

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Directions

1.) Clean your stems of thorns and any low-lying foliage. (It’s okay to leave foliage surrounding the bloom – this will help protect the blooms from bruising and also keep your posy from looking too structured.)

 

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2.) Arrange your greenery. This will help act as a support and backing for your blooms.

 

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3.) Add your blooms. I like to keep my bouquets looking a bit untamed and unstructured. To achieve this, arrange stems in a criss-cross pattern layering each bloom so that they do not touch or suffocate one another.

 

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4.) Wrap floral tape around the base of your posy, below the flowers.

 

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5.) Cut the bottom of your stems so that they are all the same length. I like to keep my stems rather short.

 

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6.) Place your posy on your fabric square at an angle, placing the flowers in the topmost corner. Fold the left and right corners of the square over your stems to create a pocket for your flowers to sit in.

 

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7.) Secure your fabric with a pretty silk ribbon or lace.

 

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Tip: To add a personal touch to each posy you make, fill with the recipient’s favorite flowers, or use colors that remind you of your friendship.

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