DIY Project – Cute Clothes Pin Heart Magnets

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Materials you will need;
Pretty paper – anything could work, like music sheets, old newspapers, old photos, or you could pick up colourful paper in the scrap-booking/paper-arts section of your local craft store. Get creative!
Poster board – go back to your science experiment days in elementary school and hunt down some poster board. It still comes in a variety of awesome colours! ; )

Decoupage Glue Sealer – quick bonding and non-toxic, plus it’s a sealer/finish. What more could you want?
Clothes Pins – a trusty classic from the past, unless you don’t have a dryer,… or it’s windy….
Spray Paint – this optional. You could also varnish the wooden clothes pins, or leave the raw wood exposed.
Hot glue gun – usually one of those basic, staple supplies that most of us crafters and artists like keep around the studio.
Magnets – you should also be able to purchase these at your local craft supply shop or discount store.
Other Supplies – pencil preferably, or a pen for tracing, scissors or exacto knife to cut out shapes, protective gear if using varnishes or spray paint etc., any other creative supplies you could find to use around the house… sparkles!?

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For our booth at the Island Wedding Showcase happening this Sunday, February 22, I was looking to create a little memento that our bridal clients could take home with them. Still feeling the love and inspiration from Valentine’s day, I opted for a heart theme. After all, marriage is the ultimate commitment to your Valentine!

After searching around my studio for ideas, I found a brand-new book, full of pretty design paper that had been gifted to me in the New Year. Then I picked up some poster board from a local craft store in Charlottetown (I chose pastel blue) and glued on my favourite sheets of the paper. (This poster board backing will provide extra stability and durability for the clothes pin heart magnets.) Next I created a little cut out heart, at the size I desired (about 1-2 inches) from some left over card stock in my studio, traced hearts over the glued design paper, and cut them out. Then I spray painted some wooden clothes pins gold and glued a heart to the top of each, along with a little magnet at the back.

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Voila! A mini, practical and cute handmade memento from Sakurah’s Flower Studio at the Island Wedding Showcase 2015! Check out our table at the Island Wedding Showcase and Follow the Hearts to WIN! a $250.00 wedding bouquet designed by Sakurah’s Flower Studio. ; )

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You can also purchase this item on my online Etsy Shop here.

A Quick Study of Late Summer and Early Fall Flowers in PEI

A Study of Late Summer Flowers in PEI

Study #1 – Late Summer Flowers and Foliage 

The summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still so much in bloom all around the house. I had to go out side and collect some of the last summer blooms before the fall is in full swing.


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Study #2 – Early Fall Flowers and Foliage

Most of these wild flowers, rose hips and berries were hiding in the hedge rows between the fields around the house. I have a good feeling about the arrival of fall this year, don’t you? It’s so pretty here in Brackley Beach!

Wedding Colour Trends

Pink Ribbon Pallette

Looking for the latest wedding colour trends? No Problemo!

Blush has been hot, hot, hot for the last year or two and it doesn’t look like it will cool down any time soon! The question is, which blush to choose? That my friend, is completely up to which shade you prefer. From pastel pink, a rich deep mauve, to guava, there is no doubt there’s a blush pink just right for you!

Idea: Love all blush pinks? Can’t decide on just one? Ask your florist to create an ombré colour scheme using all tints, tones and shades of blush.

Purple and Grey
In love with Victorian theme? Try using a few different shades of purple to add more depth to your arrangements like soft lilac, lavender and violet. Accent with soft charcoal and a touch of ivory or champagne lace of course, and away you go!

Navy and Yellow
Navy: an air of tact, class and maturity. Bring some extra fun into your colour scheme by adding a pop of bright yellow. Finally, combine an extra mid-tone of grey and viola!

Cream and Nude
There is no question that classic white is and always will be, simply Beautiful!  The new trend of using warmer whites and creams with nudes allows much more contrast between blooms giving white a whole new dimension. Love!

Turquoise and Soft Orange
This bright and cheerful duo is sure to put a big smile on everyone’s face! Plus it looks great with almost any theme from beach, to tropical, to chic, or anywhere in between.