Our DIY Doily Pom Pom tutorial has had a little face-lift… hope you like it!
DIY Doily Pom Pom Tutorial…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Paint Swatch DIY Projects…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Christmas Wrapping Ideas…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
We love wrapping with traditional brown parcel paper – there are so many ways to embellish it at Christmas – here are a few of our favourite ideas from the web…
Click on the links for more info on each:
DIY Advent CalendarsPosted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
We hope you’re all feeling in the Christmas spirit… Here’s a selection of lovely DIY advent calendar tutorials to hopefully get you inspired and excited by the coming season…
DIY Favours – are you in favour of?Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
I’ve started to think about making wedding favours for my own wedding and found this inspiration on the web…. Hope you like it!
I would love to hear what you decided on / are considering for favours, whether you made them and if so, do you have any tips? Let us know by leaving a comment here on our Facebook page…
Leanne’s Baby Shower…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, November 12th, 2012
We recently threw a surprise baby shower for Leanne in our studio – it was a really special occasion for us all to celebrate her own journey into motherhood and of course, the little tiny she was busy growing! (Incidentally, the beautiful Pearl was born last week – hooray!) At the time, we had no idea if baby would be a boy or girl, so I opted for a bright, gender-neutral theme for the shower, centred around rubber ducks… Have a peek at these photos, hopefully full of cute celebration inspiration, easy peasy DIY decoration ideas and best of all, FREE PRINTABLES…
(above left) Baby Shower Invitations (£1.75) – I also made cute little fabric pouches for them in this lovely rubber duck print – unfortunately these are only limited edition and not for sale in large quantities.
(above right), Leanne, beautiful mum-to-be!
(above left): like ‘pin the tail on the donkey’, only think babies and boobies!
(above right): DIY embroidery ring decorations which can be used in baby’s nursery after the shower…
Crafting ideas with Japanese washi tape…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, October 29th, 2012
Jam Jars – the budget’s best friend..Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend… Mine (Jenny’s) has been super busy, my 3 year old girl’s first ice skating trip with her dad (accompanied by my spectator’s nervous breakdown), trips to the park, a film at the cinema this morning and a lovely afternoon with friends. All the while, I am checking my phone regularly for Matt (the Treehouse Keeper’s) eventual text to say that Leanne might be in labour – she’s due on Friday next week so we’re all very excited as you can imagine…
Anyway, I digress! Today, a little jam jar shaped inspiration for you… If you’re a Bride on a budget, jam jars may well be your new best friend!
Halloween ideas…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Free Printable Photo Booth Props…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, September 24th, 2012
A new addition to our Free Printables Library – some suer fun speech bubble photo booth props for you to have fun with at your wedding / celebration…
If you’d like to join our Free Printables Library – you need to be either a client or a ‘liker’ of our Facebook page. Then simply send us a message with your email address and we’ll invite you to join the library where you can print all the resources you like…
All you’ll need to make these is the printed designs (preferably on card), some skewers & some paper tape (or normal tape will do just fine).
Happy printing and as always, we’d love for you to share some images with us of you’re fun times with our free printables.
DIY Ribbon Hair Bobbles for little ones…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Let’s walk this world together… cute ideas with maps.Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Regular readers may know, we love maps. You’ve seen our studio ceiling right? I think that as we get more in tune with our iPhones, sat navs and all those gizmos, the good old fashioned paper map becomes more and more obsolete. There’s just something about the old ones though – they’ve been on many a journey, guided people to their destinations, returned home scruffy and worn out but full of adventure. Here are few little ideas of cute little ways you could incorporate them back into your wedding/home/party…
If you’d like to see where I found these lovely images – many of which come with a DIY tutorial, please click these links: Paper Planes / Fan decorations / Map Pine Cone / Letters / Pegs / Bunting / Pinwheel / Confetti / Favour Boxes
Hope you like these little ideas. To see many more of our own DIY tutorials, please click here. If travel is playing a big part in your wedding, perhaps our airmail stationery range would be just the ticket.
Speak again soon,
Jenny & the team..
Woodland wonderland…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
We are currently loving the whimsical, woodland trend in weddings at the moment. Gemma, a lovely Bride contacted us and asked us to design some wedding invitations for her & Marc’s woodland inspired wedding with some coral colour accents. This is the magic we made together:
I hope this love story makes you feel as warm and fuzzy inside as it does me. Honestly now girls, how many of us would eat a pickled egg, even in the name of romance? Hats off to you Gemma…
We created this little mood board to set the scene of woodland inspired decor a little:
To see where I sourced these images, please click on the links: DIY Table Plan / Table in the woods / Florals in the crate / Tablescape / Escort Cards / Button Hole / ‘Bride’ place card tag – that’s our very own!
So, not only do we have a new design & an inspiration board for you – but also a DIY project we’ve put together which we hope you’ll enjoy & find useful – especially those of you Brides on a budget…
DIY project: 2 Minute Bedroom Door Bunting!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
2 minute bedroom door bunting -
We jazzed up my little girl’s bedroom door with this super quick, super easy doily bunting.
All you need is some pretty doilies (there are loads of lovely ones available at the moment in supermarkets & gift shops), some scissors & some Japanese Washi Tape (or masking tape) – now available at Paperchase, Accessorise & I’ve also seen it gift shops too.
Hope you like it! You can view all our DIY projects here...
New Design, Free Printable & a DIY Decoration Tutorial!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Hello! Happy Friday everyone! I know my blogging has become slightly less frequent, but today I’m hoping to make up for this by sending a lovely new design, a matching Free Printable AND a DIY tutorial into the ether!
Above – a preview from a new Wedding Stationery collection entitled ‘Motown’ – it’s a little bit fun, colourful and 1950s inspired which we hope you’ll like.
I have also designed these table numbers to match (for the wedding reception) in a similar theme which are now in our Free Printables Library
If you’d like to join our Free Printables Library – you must be either a ‘liker’ of our Facebook page or a client – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or using the contact form to your right) with the subject Free Printables Library and we’ll invite you along.
Emily, our work experience student turned summer helper has been busy making this cute fabric pom pom and putting a little tutorial together for you (inc. the graphics & photoshop work)… Hope you like it! We think it would look great with our new ‘Motown’ wedding stationery collection! Choose any fabrics to suit you / your big day, but we would suggest to avoid large print patterns which may not show up so well once they’ve been frilled to bits!
If you try this or any of our other DIY projects at home, we’d love to hear how you get on! Happy making!
Free Printable Summer Wedding Signs…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, July 20th, 2012
OK, so I know we haven’t actually seen a whole lot of summer lately, but it will come and when it does you may just need a cute idea for keeping guests at your wedding/party/BBQ nice and cool…
In case you’re thinking of giving out a little something to keep guests cool at your summer wedding or celebration, I have designed some Free Printable Signs which may come in handy… Just print them from home (preferably on card, cut out and tape onto a lolly stick etc. to make a little flag sign:
Our FREE PRINTABLES LIBRARY is open to all of our clients and Facebook ‘likers’ – if you fit into one of these categories, email us at email@example.com with the subject Free Printables Library and we’ll invite you to join.
Now all we need is some sunshine! If you’re getting married this weekend, as are many of our clients – we have our fingers firmly crossed for sunny weather for your big day x
DIY Sweet/Candy Wreath Party Decoration…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Emily, our lovely work experience student has been busy creating this sugary sweet party decoration which would look great over a wedding candy/sweetie buffet. To accompany this, she’s also designing some colourful sweet jar tags for our Free Printables Library later this week… Lucky us!
Here’s the step by step:
- You’ll need a floristry wreath – we recycled this one from our Cocktail Umbrella Wreath DIY project, hence it looks a bit worse for wear!
- Using a glue gun (readily available at craft shops for around £5.99), stick sweets all over it, leaving as few spaces as possible. We used Liquorice Allsorts, some of which we had to snip down so they didn’t stick out too much. This size wreath took around 4 packets of the sweets.
- Leave it somewhere warm and dry until the glue is set.
- We hung ours from a strip of polka dot fabric, but equally you could use ribbon.
We would recommend making this around a week before the big event. For its big moment, it might be an idea to hang it somewhere it won’t be easily accessible for guests to try and get at the sweets – particularly after a few glasses of Champagne!
DIY Framed Notice Board:Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, June 15th, 2012
Hi all, happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week and have some nice things planned for this weekend. Lots of lovely Brides & Grooms we’ve been working with will be spending the night apart tonight on the eve of their wedding – from all of us here, we’ll be thinking of you on the big day tomorrow! Fingers crossed the weather stays dry too…
A little DIY crafty project for you this evening - I made this framed notice/memo board for my lovely friend Pippa’s 30th birthday. It’s great DIY project as it’s pretty straight-forward to do, doesn’t need any specialist materials and can be done without putting too much strain on the purse strings!
I went for a soft and pretty, floral vintage style, but you could adapt it to suit your own taste by choosing paper/ribbon accordingly…
What you’ll need:
1. A frame (glass removed) – I used one of the frames we keep in stock for table plans but you could also pick one up cheaply in a charity shop/at a car boot and recycle it.
2. Some good quality, thick paper, or alternatively some nice fabric (design of your choice) – make sure it’s large enough to cover the board of the frame or you may need to buy 2. I got this vintage style paper from Paperchase where they have a great selection.
3. A mixture of ribbons, lace, twine to complement the paper (I also used a piece of an old tape measure for effect) As you can see, I had some help with this part!. Make sure each piece is longer than the frame board you’re covering by at least 20cm.
4. Strong tape (extra wide sellotape or duct tape are perfect) or perhaps a glue gun for you hardcore crafties!
5. If you would also like the back to look neat and tidy, you’ll need another piece of paper (you could use brown parcel paper) for the back, as well as some double sided tape.
6. Some mini pegs.
How to make it:
Carefully remove the glass from your frame and put safely to one side for recycling/safe disposal.
Take the back board out of your frame and wrap your paper/fabric around it (pretty side showing) – tape the edges down well at the back.
Place your lengths of ribbon over the board and cut them with around 10cm to spare on each side.
Lay them out flat on the floor in formation (pretty side down) – I like the random, criss-cross effect as shown here but it’s up to you.
Place the board on top, fold the ribbons over down one side and tape them down well.
Repeat with the other side, making sure the ribbons are taught.
When you’re happy with how it looks, put whole thing back in the frame and secure, and then it’s done!
I hope you enjoy this project – if you give it (or any of our other DIY projects) a go, do get in touch and let us know how you got on, we’d love to hear from you!
Cupcake Decorating Workshop…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, June 11th, 2012
We first came across Alison & Daisy Cupcakes when Leanne & Matt, the Treehouse Keeper ordered their incredible wedding cupcakes – they were so impressed with her service and cakes that Caroline & her mum took the opportunity to buy a workshop voucher for Leanne’s birthday. Leanne said it was one of the best presents she’s ever been given…
Caroline says ‘Alison’s cake craft workshops are more than worth the money. Very relaxed, cosy and fun. In just 3 hours, we learnt a lot of Alison’s tricks of the trade. Can’t believe she is happy to tell her tricks to be honest but how fantastic to be able to share something so wonderful and to be such an inspiration to others! Both of us came away creatively satisfied and hugely inspired to have a go ourselves.’
See what delights they’ve since come up with…
These are a selection of some of the beautiful cupcakes Leanne & Caroline have made since attending the Daisy Cupcakes workshop – amazing aren’t they?!
Caroline says: ‘We invested in some tools and equipment the next day, nothing to break the bank, and got going. It’s surprisingly easy, and so satisfying and enjoyable to do. Leanne and I are complete novices yet we are really proud (not to mention surprised) at the results.”
Regular readers may remember that it was recently my little girl’s 3rd birthday – Caroline made these amazing cupcakes to complement our brightly coloured party:
Caroline says: ‘It’s a fantastic skill to have acquired. I cannot recommend these workshops enough, Alison is such a lovely and friendly lady, she made the whole experience enjoyable and has kept in contact with us. Her own cakes are gorgeous little works of art that taste delicious – and, from experience, we can all also thoroughly recommend her own Daisy Cupcakes cakes for order too’
Here’s the birthday girl having a good inspection of them – and they definitely passed the test!! The little ones wolfed them down while many of the grown ups thought the flowers were just too pretty to eat!
Big thanks to Caroline for adding so much to such a special occasion!
Free Printable Alphabet Bunting!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Happy jubilee weekend to all – I hope your weekend has been full of celebration so far! Mine certainly has – We travelled to Dubai for my gorgeous little nephew’s 1st birthday party yesterday. It was such a lovely party with so many babies, toddlers & their parents enjoying some delicious food, great music & fun party games (I’d definitely recommend the dads & babies round of musical chairs to Boney M’s ‘Daddy Cool!’).
The Free Printables Library is free to all our clients & Facebooklikers – if you’d like to join, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Free Printables Library.We’d love to hear what your bunting will be spelling out & please feel welcome to send us a photo of how you use it – We always get excited to see!