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Loving…dip-dye pegs

A couple of weeks ago I decided to spruce up some boring clothes’ pegs by dip-dying them.  I had some normal craft paint lying around, which did the job perfectly.  I think they’d make a great addition to any gift wrapping, or even to just use around the kitchen for sealing bags.  You could even stick a magnet on the bag to keep notes on the fridge.  They would also work well for wedding decor, to attach place cards to glasses or twine.  The possibilities are endless!

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I used some Heritage craft paint, but you can use whatever you like, as long as it’s not too runny, otherwise it may drip.  Mine was actually too thick, so I had to use a toothpick to smooth off the edges.  I found it worked quite well to attach two pegs together, since you can hold onto the second peg while dipping, and then that acts as the base while they’re drying.

What will you need:

  • wooden pegs (the good ol’ fashioned kind)
  • craft paint
  • toothpicks
  • a protected surface (covered in cling-wrap or something similar)

Everything is pretty self-explanatory, just clip the pegs together in pairs, and get dipping!  You can use a toothpick to make a straight edge, or to wipe off any excess paint.

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Loving… Papillon Belle Wedding

I’ve featured Audrey’s beautiful butterfly jewellery here before, and I was so excited when I saw the pictures from her recent wedding.  Thank to Audrey for allowing me to share her gorgeous wedding here.  And I’m so jealous of her Jenni Packham dress!  This talented lady did all the graphic design herself, and incorporated items from her jewellery line as special gifts to the bridal party.

Here’s what Audrey had to say:

“It’s been a busy few months at Papillon Belle, so I took some time out to marry the love of my life this month! 🙂

The wedding took place in the homestead on Lockestone farm outside Stanford in the Western Cape.”

Service providers:

Photography: Bruce Boyd
Videographer:  Tyron Mountjoy
Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride Jewellery: Papillon Belle
Graphic Design: Audrey Botha
Make up and Hair: Colleen van Rensburg

“My amazing dress is by British Designer Jenny Packham. I first spotted this dress in teal green when Kate Middleton wore it and knew I was going to get married in that dress one day :)”

“All the bridesmaids dresses were unique and the shoes from Errol Arendz all matched mine.”

“James wore a tie by Good Heavens and bought socks for all his groomsman from Feat.”

“My beautiful wedding ring was made from diamonds inherited from James’ grandmother. His ring was cast from the root of a fig tree by Nic Bladen. The crystal necklace was a gift from James on our first anniversary and is 100 years old.”

“It was the perfect opportunity to give my bridesmaids and Mother some Papillon Belle jewellery to celebrate this happy occasion. Each bridesmaid received a ring and charm pendant or earrings.”

“My beautiful Mother wearing her Papillon Belle pendant and earrings.”

“Each bridesmaid got a ring and charm pendant or earrings.”

“My amazing sister was my biggest support!”

“In keeping with the traditional ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’, I myself wore a blue butterfly wing ring as my lucky charm.”

“My generous, kind and proud dad :)”

“Exchanging rings, I was wearing my lucky charm…a blue butterfly wing ring.”

“My handsome husband :)”

“I did all the graphic design for the invites, thank you cards and table settings.”


Loving…That Little Shop

If you need to plan a party, look no further!  I recently discovered That Little Shop, an online haven of all things party orientated.  Think candles, bunting, table decor, paper straws and washi tape, and everything in between.  I can’t wait for my next excuse to plan a party!

All images via That Little Shop.

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