Easter Edibles

By the time I’m done posting this, I will have worked up the biggest appetite!  Here are some of the cutest edible Easter ideas for tomorrow’s Easter feast.  Deviled eggs as seen in Pretty Prowler, Baby carrots with hummus served in little clay pots by LRF, hand-dipped strawberries in orange chocolate as seen in Handmade Charlotte, Caramel popcorn with M&Ms spring mix as seen in Punch Folk, Peeps S’mores as seen on Indulgy, Cake with Bunny bunting by Lifestyle Crafts, an eye-catching Speckled Egg Cake as seen on The Cake Blog, and this darling Pink Bunny Cake found via Flickr (because there’s no such thing as too much cake!)

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Have a Hoppy Weekend!

Easter Eggsplosion!

I know Easter is tomorrow and some may think it’s too late to start planning for an Easter party… but I say, it’s never too late!  These fun and easy ideas will make it look like you’ve been planning this seemingly Eggstravagant event for weeks!

To start off this Easter blogpost,  I’ve gathered some ideas that were perfect for egg decorating.  They seem simple enough, using materials we all probably have laying around the house somewhere and others you can find at your local convenience store.

Egg decorating Ideas

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Sharpie eggs by Alisa Burke.  Whip out those Sharpies and doodle away!  Another simple egg decorating idea is taking a correction pen (Whiteout) to brown eggs as seen below in See Jane Blog.  Whiteout can even be used on the plastic eggs to draw on your decorations.

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Graffiti Art Eggs by Paper N Stitch (below).

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Lace Eggs by Martha Stewart (above).

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A fun one for kids By Wilma using decorative paper napkins.  What I love from her DIY tutorial is that she used napkins she found at Walmart!

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More decoupage eggs by Martha Stewart.

Get those Sharpies out, some cute paper napkins, scissors, mod podge, and paint brushes and start preparing for an awesome Easter!

Daisy-cut Mason Jar Lids

This just in at Ceferina Sweet!

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Our newest addition to the shop is the Daisy-cut mason jar lid. Available in pewter and gold, these lids fit your standard mason jars.  Perfect if you’re planning on serving your drinks in them at your party. The center hole is a snug 1/4″ and the largest part of the daisy cut is a loose 1/4″ diameter which makes these little gems perfect for your paper straws to fit right in them.

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“So, what’s this mason jar craze all about,” I asked myself. Well… a little history report (courtesy of good ol’ Wikipedia) about the classic mason jar is that it was first invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason. As we all know, its original use and function was for canning and preserving fruit. They were made in various shapes, colors, and sizes well into the 90’s and even to present day.  So, you can imagine original mason jars being sought-after by antique collectors and the price some people will pay based on its age, rarity, and condition.

It’s no wonder having mason jars at your event just adds such a lovely vintage feel.  And oh the many wonders you can do with them!

I love this idea by i heart naptime (below).  To read more about her DIY Ribbon and Lace Mason jars, click here.

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(above: Scrumptious Swirls)

More cute mason jar ideas…

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(followpics, indulgy, The Event Firm)

The creativity is endless with these mason jars and daisy-cut lids!  Check back for a NEW mason jar surprise coming to the shop soon!

To snag some daisy-cut mason jar lids for your event, click here.

Welcoming Spring

Every week, I plan to put together an inspiration board of my favorite party themes. For my first party theme post, I wanted to throw a Vintage Flower Party. Everyone will soon learn that I am in love with everything vintage and everything floral… so, pair these two together and I am in party heaven! This Vintage floral party theme would be perfect for garden tea parties, bridal showers or bridal brunches, and even baby showers. What better way to welcome the beginning of Spring!

Imagine a party with all these lovely vintage floral details.

Vintage Retro Multi-color floral flag bunting by Merry-Go-Round. You can find more of these elegant flag bunting at www.etsy.com/shop/merrygoroundhandmade (below). Also to decorate your party with more blossoms are these gorgeous paper pom vines by Elizabeth Anne Designs (below).

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Handmade Spring-Inspired paper bags. These are handmade at Ceferina Sweet using acid-free, printed paper and lined with wax paper to make them grease-proof. A definite candy buffet table essential.

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Looking for ways to incorporate this theme at the table? Www.ultimatebridesmaid.com features a beautiful table set up with floral plates and complimentary floral seat cushions.

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For eye-catching centerpieces with a vintage feel, use old tea boxes for vases as featured in a wedding tea party by www.weddingrumors.com (below). You can even use empty tin cans and wrap them with vintage-looking labels. Be sure to fill with your favorite, most colorful flowers.

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How about sipping your signature wedding cocktail or your refreshing party beverage with these Vintage-style Floral paper straws? (Also sold at Ceferina Sweet)

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Freeze colorful, edible flowers into your ice cubes and it will make any beverage that more pleasing to the eye (as seen on Pinterest!) Simple and very easy to do while still tying in your vintage floral theme. I think this is such a brilliant idea!

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I, seriously, could go on and on and have a Vintage Floral party that never ends… but I know all good things have to come to an end. So, let me top off this perfect celebration with some dainty flower cupcakes which I, also, found on Pinterest. Simply sweet!

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Happy Spring, everyone!

Project: Craft Room

In the midst of my creative venture, one of my biggest on-going projects is my workspace itself. In the beginning, a little wooden table for some surface space, a 3-shelf bookcase to hold some craft paints, craft paper and tools, and a 5-bin metal drawer for inventory kept my little artsy world together. Lately, inventory has been piling up to the ceiling and that little wooden table has just become an extension of those shelves for more storage.  When the floor started looking like a tempting place to do my work, I knew it was time to convert my “workspace” into a craft room.

I’ve been doing some research, gathering photos for ideas on how to set mine up.  Here are a few rooms I fell in love with and some key things I would need.
1. Organization: Lots of shelving, drawers, and bins to keep everything in their designated places for easy access. These storage spaces make all the supplies you need visible and accessible by using clear containers and uniform bins to maximize each shelf, drawer, and even cabinet door!

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(top left to right: as featured in Wonderland by Luciana, In My Own Style by Diane Henkler, bottom: as seen in Sprinkled with Glitter)

2. Large craft desk:  A wide, long table that will give me enough room to layout all my materials is my ideal piece of furniture. SPACE, SPACE and MORE SPACE!  I like to have all my supplies for a particular project ready and within reach before I start.  A chair is optional since I move around a lot when I work, but a wooden table that I don’t need to worry about little knicks and scratches from my exacto knife is a must-have.  One that I can get paint and glue all over and not even sweat it.  And that’s just the craft table!  I need another desk for all the office equipment (thanks to a good friend of mine) needed to run the business side of the shop.  I could use this desk by Ronda from One Little Word (below left), although I am in love with her WHOLE room.  How awesome is this wrap around desk with MORE storage underneath as seen in Sherri’s Jubilee (below right)  And uh… yes, please to the multiple work desks in this room by Ciiwa!

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3.  A fresh and pretty place for inspiration.  I want to be able to walk into my craft room and be inspired by the decor, colors, materials, and supplies.  It needs to be a refreshing and clean, calming space that promotes creativity.  And although, in the real world, craft rooms can never stay perpetually clean and organized like these (at least mine doesn’t… but there’s meaning to my madness), I can keep a mental picture of what it should look like.  Here are more inspiring craft rooms.

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(Left: Martha Stewart rooms, Right: www.ikeafans.com)

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(as seen in The Fabric Shopper by Christie)

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(by Karen in Sew Many Ways)

Stay tuned for some before and after photos of my craft room… and even some during shots!

Featured: Vintage-style Paper Straws

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These are just some of the vintage-style paper straws we carry. These fabulous straws are biodegradable and made from food-safe ink. Visit our shop to see all our fun designs and colors to compliment your party color scheme here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CeferinaSweet?section_id=12613943
We also carry paper flag embellishments to personalize your straws as seen below.  Get some here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/122713477/25-cheers-paper-flag-embellishments-for?ref=shop_home_active

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