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DIY Birthday Series: Postcard Bunting

June 10, 2013

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For this DIY Series, we’ll teach you how to use products from our site to add the perfect, personalized touch to a birthday. 

First, using postcards to make birthday bunting. 

Bunting’s all the rage and you don’t need a lot of resources to pull it off in time for a birthday bash. “Bunting,” for those unfamiliar with the term, is usually a decoration with a number of flags sewn to rope webbing.

With the proper postcards from Zazzle, you can easily spell out a special birthday phrase, name or message.

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Supplies:

  1. Postcard bunting
  2. Twine or string of choice
  3. Mini-clothespins
  4. Scissors

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Step 1: After receiving your personalized bunting postcards, cut each postcard according to the decorative edge of the template.

Step 2: String an appropriate number of mini-clothes pins to match the number of cards.

Step 3: Attach postcards to clothespin.

Step 4: Spread the cards evenly on the twine (feel free to add a knot after each clothespin to secure the card’s placement).

Step 5: Cut the twine at the desired length and display on a wall in the center of your party.

You’re done!

In our next DIY Birthday Series, we’ll show you how to make cupcake wrappers with flyers.

Photography & Collage by: Aaron Calestar 
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner and Nicole Pittman
Postcard design by: kat_parrella

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DIY Baby Shower Series: Baby Bodysuit Cupcakes

May 26, 2013

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Fans of unique presents for baby showers know that diaper “cakes” — rolled up diapers made to look like tiers on a cake — were extremely popular last year. Why limit yourself to one cake when you can make a few “mini-cupcakes” with our adorable baby bodysuits? They’re easier to pass out and hold more variety for the mom-to-be.

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Supplies:

1. Baby bodysuits

2. Jumbo cupcake wrappers

3. 1 yard of 1.5 inch ribbon (1 foot per “cupcake”)

4. Red pom-poms

5. Double-sided tape

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Step 1: Fold the baby bodysuit in half, length-wise. Then, fold in the sleeves, followed by folding the suit in half again (lengthwise).

Step 2: Once the bodysuit is in a long strip, start at one end and roll the baby bodysuit until it’s a tight spiral. Attach double-sided tape to secure the spiral (or “onesie cupcake”).

Step 3: Take a piece of ribbon and attach it to the double-sided tape. Wrap around the “cupcake” completely. Take one more piece of double-sided tape to secure the cupcake and ribbon together.

Step 4: Take a red pom-pom and stick it on top of the cupcake (like a cherry!). This will also add a nice pop of color.

You’re done!

Check out some other ideas for a great baby shower gift:

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1. Little Princess Custom Baby Pacifier

2. I Love You to the Moon and Back Throw Pillows

3. Bun in the Oven Tee Shirt

4. Earthy Quatrefoil Courier Bag 

5. Little Man Mustache Custom Baby Pacifier

Photography & Collage by: Aaron Calestar and Nicole Pittman

Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

T-shirt designs by: geek_supply_shop, looneytunes, lizphoenix 

DIY Baby Shower Series: Flyer Candy Bar Wrappers

May 19, 2013

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In our second DIY Baby Shower Series, we’ll cover how to add an extra touch to a baby shower favor by making a personalized wrapped candy bar wrapper.

Everyone loves chocolate, so send your guests off with something that’s thoughtful and extra sweet.

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Supplies: 

  1. Baby shower candy flyers
  2. Scissors
  3. Double-sided tape
  4. 1.55 oz candy bars

When choosing your design, feel free to play around with the text in the nutritional facts. Add personality and humor to the favor, while tying the theme to your shower.

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Step 1: Purchase your flyer with your personalized text and image. Note flyers come in a pack of 25, so you’ll need to adjust the amount to your party size.

Step 2: Cut along the lines of the wrapper until you have the amount you’ll need for all of your guests.

Step 3: Center the main image of your flyer to the top of the candy bar. Once centered, flip the candy bar over and fold the small side of the flyer to the back, making a crease. Then, take about an inch of double-sided tape and apply to the back of the wrapper.

Step 4: Fold the longer side over and press to seal. You’re done!

Check out some more fun favors and games for baby showers:

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1. Mommy Advice Business Cards

2. Baby Shower Bingo Invites

3. Rainbow Confetti Baby Word Scramble Game Stationery 

4. Baby Shower Word Search Notepad

In our next DIY Baby Shower series: how to make Baby Bodysuit Cupcakes.

Photography & Collage by: Aaron Calestar and Nicole Pittman
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner
Baby shower candy flyer design by: AnnLeeDesigns

DIY Baby Shower Series: Scratcher Postcards

May 12, 2013

For this DIY Series, we’ll teach you how to use products from our site to add the perfect, personalized touch to a baby shower. 

First, scratcher postcards for a “gender reveal” baby shower. 

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Is it a boy or a girl? Turn an ordinary baby shower into an occasion to announce your baby’s gender with family and friends.

Gather everyone and have them participate in an interactive game, where they’ll have to scratch a card to find the answer.

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Supplies: 

1. Gender reveal postcard (this is a template product, so feel free to include the messaging inside the balloons).

2. Silver acrylic paint

3. Dish soap

4. A plate

5. A paintbrush

6. A coin

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Step 1: Personalize the scratcher postcard with the correct gender.

Step 2: Pour three parts acrylic paint and one part dish soap on a plate.

Step 3: Mix the paint and dish soap together.

Step 4: Paint inside the balloons to cover the answer, using 2-3 coats of paint. Let the paint dry between coats and repeat until you can no longer see the text.

Step 5: Let dry. (It might take up to an hour to dry).

You’re done!

Provide the finished scratcher postcards to your guests and hand them coins. Have them guess the gender and scratch to see the answer! Whomever gets it right can get a special treat.

Check out some more products for gender reveal parties:

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1. Pink & Blue Gender Reveal Cake Topper

2. Gender Reveal Baby Shower Custom Announcements

3. Gender Reveal Cast Your Vote Business Cards

4. Team Girl Baby Gender Reveal Party Buttons

5. Team Boy Baby Gender Reveal Party Buttons

6. Envelope Note Gender Reveal Postage

In our next DIY Baby Shower series: how to make a unique Flyer Candy Bar Wrapper to cover tasty chocolate party favors.

Photography & Collage by: Aaron Calestar and Nicole Pittman
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner
Business card design by: Zazzle Templates 

Mother’s Day DIY: Breakfast in Bed

April 15, 2013

Make Her Smile with the Perfect Breakfast in Bed

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Mother’s Day is coming up, and here’s a really adorable project you can do with your kids to help make a fantastic breakfast in bed.

A simple idea is to take your kids’ artwork and turn it into something she can keep forever. Using our custom mugs, take your children’s artwork and turn it into a personalized mug.

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Once you have your mug, add extra touches for the breakfast in bed with:

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Make sure to place the food on a customizable or matching plate!

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Make her favorite breakfast and serve the food in a way that she can read her special message. You’re done!

Concept & Styling – Jenny Wagner & Monae Fenton

Photography – Aaron Calestar 

DIY Wedding Series: Rustic Seating Cards Display

March 17, 2013


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March is National Craft Month! In our second post in our Do It Yourself Wedding Series, we’ll cover how to make a rustic seating cards display.

Want to make sure your wedding guests can find their seat? Why lay out their seating cards on a boring table? Rustic and vintage are always in, and we’ll show you how to organize and display seating cards so your guests can find their way to the right seat.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Table number business cards
  2. Vintage frame
  3. Twine
  4. Push pins or tacks
  5. Clothespins
  6. Felt-tip marker or pen
  7. Scissors

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Step 1: Fill in the names of your guests on the cards.

Step 2: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.

Step 3: Depending on your guest count, figure out the appropriate number of cards to fit on each twine row, factoring in the size of your frame and the size of your party.

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Step 4: Tie a knot to the edge of one tack and push it in towards the top of the frame. Hold down the tack and measure across the frame to where the second tack will be. Leave 2 inches of room for the second tack’s knot.

Step 5: Depending on how many cards will fit per row, thread the clothespins onto the twine.

Step 6: Tie the second knot onto the other tack, pull the twine taut and press into the frame, making sure the twine is straight and parallel to the top of the frame.

Step 7: Continue steps 4-6 until you’ve completed the number of rows you’ll need.

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Step 8: Attach each card to each clothespin in alphabetical order.

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Step 9: You’re done! Enjoy your rustic seating cards display!

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Check out some more creative and unique ways to use Zazzle products for the bride’s big day:

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1. Chevron Wedding Menu Rack Card

2. Chalkboard Dinner Menu Custom Invitation

3. Gold Calligraphy Design Postcards 

4. Chalked Table Number Postcards

5. Black and White Table Number Postcards 

6. Rose Garden Wedding Favor Wine Labels

7. Elegant Wedding Wine Label

Photography by: Aaron Calestar
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

Business card design by: VintageWeddings

DIY Wedding Series: Bridal Shower Hors d’Oeuvre Flags

March 10, 2013

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March is National Craft Month! We’ll cover how to make bridal shower hors d’oeuvre flags in this first post for our Do It Yourself Wedding Series.

No bridal shower is complete without delectable hors d’oeuvres. If you’re helping the bride host the bridal shower, why not dress up the perfect finger food with some party flair? There’s a good chance she’s overwhelmed with details, so show her how you care by creatively adding a custom touch to the presentation.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Stickers
  2. Toothpicks
  3. Your fun finger food of choice

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Step 1: Place one sticker sticky side up on a clean surface.

Step 2: Place the toothpick on the adhesive side of the sticker. (Placement is up to you — if you want it to look like a flag, place the toothpick on either end of the sticker).

Step 3: Make a toothpick sandwich! Apply the second sticker onto the first sticker (adhesive sides together), making sure the sides are aligned.

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Place each finished toothpick adornment on the appetizers, preferably on a matching plate. You’re done!

If you want to make your bride feel special with other custom products, check out some more creative and unique ways to use Zazzle products:

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1. Wedding Ring Bridal Shower Game Poster 

2. Diamonds Sticker 

3. Bridal/Wedding Shower Party Game 

4. Notes of Advice Invites

Photography by: Aaron Calestar
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

Sticker design by: kat_parrella


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