DIY // Dip Dye Napkins

One of our favorite ways to add some color to an event is by making dip dye napkins!

Materials:

  • Rit fabric dye - in your desired colors
  • White cotton napkins
  • Bucket
  • Wooden Stir Stick
  • Clothesline
  • Clothespins

Follow the direction on your dye packet to create the color you'd like your napkins to be. Slowly submerge the napkin into the dye, making sure to stop at your desired end point. After taking the napkin out of the dye, ring out as much water as possible and hang to dry.

Note: they will need a good ironing.

xx Firefly 

Bicoastal Bliss!

DIY // Love Letters

Need an idea for a quick and easy Valentines gift? We have just the thing!

Start by folding a piece of watercolor paper in half and cutting out a half heart shape (unfolding it you will have a heart). This will be your template for painting. Place the template on a new piece of watercolor paper and paint inside the template. We used two different shades of pink watercolor paint and blended them together to create an ombré look. Once the paint dries, use a brush to paint a saying of your choice onto the heart. We used white calligraphy ink, but you can select any color you like. 

xx Firefly 

Some of Our Favorite Magazines

In this day of online publications we are still huge fans of hard copy magazines. There's nothing quite like flipping through page after page of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Here are a few of our current faves:

Revered by brides and wedding industry professionals worldwide, Magnolia Rouge has quickly become a magazine synonymous with romance and style. New Zealand based creator, Kate Holland, is passionate about providing brides with a “real couple” wedding publication. Passionate about photography and design, their aim is that Magnolia Rouge inspires brides to create their best day possible. 

Emily Newman launched Once Wed in March 2008 as the only free listing service for wedding dresses after buying and selling her own wedding dress online. Today, the site and magazine have grown into one of the top wedding resources. Once Wed parades the world of unconventional weddings — artistically innovative or effortlessly beautiful. Featuring real weddings, inspiration, used wedding dresses and more, it celebrates love, beauty, art and the sweet day that weaves them together.

Darling Magazine is all about the the art of being a woman. Darling holds the modern mold of woman up to the fire to evoke a discussion on femininity and re-shape an authentic design. Darling is a catalyst for positive change; leading woman to discover beauty apart from vanity, influence apart from manipulation, style apart from materialism, sweetness apart from passivity and womanhood without degradation. Darling leads woman to practice the arts of virtue, wit, modesty and wisdom- all the while creating and embodying love.

Utterly Engaged is a wedding magazine for everyday brides with style looking for unique inspiration and resources for their wedding. Filled with tips and advice from wedding and honeymoon experts, creative DIY projects, real weddings, hidden gems, fresh new vendors and alternative ways to celebrating your special day. Utterly Engaged covers it all.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals. Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events that bring the community together.

xx Firefly