DIY Cactus Easter Eggs

DIY Cactus Easter Eggs

I know it’s cutting it close, but these cactus Easter eggs were too cute not to share! I have seen some forms of these floating the web, but we added our own twist to them and really ¬†love the outcome! Safe to say these might be our new Easter egg tradition. They are really easy, and perfect for a little Easter gift, or Easter basket addition! Keep reading for instructions….

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The Goods

Eggs

Small terracotta pots

White paint

Decorative Sand

Extra fine Sharpie

Tissue Paper

Cardstock (I used white and copper)

Hot Glue

(All products available at Michaels)

  1. Begin by boiling your eggs as per usual.
  2. While eggs are boiling, paint your pot white (you can do any color but I wanted mine more modern)
  3. After your eggs are done, simply take your Sharpie and draw lines, x’s, dots, and dashes are various eggs to create a cactus vibe.
  4. To make the flower, take a small portion of your tissue paper, fold in half, and cut strips as in making fringe. Then fold the base as to create a lip and hot glue it to your egg.
  5. To make the arms, we cut various shapes of out card stock that resembled a cactus, folded a pieces at the bottom to create a lip so it would be easy to hot glue the arm to the egg.
  6. Fill your pot with decorative sand.
  7. Place egg on top of sand, and you have the cutest cactus egg garden ever!
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I seriously cannot wait to give these DIY Cactus Easter Eggs to some of my daughters friends for Easter, and put one in her little basket for Sunday! I hope you all have a happy Easter, and can truly celebrate Jesus! He has risen, and thats way more special than these cactus eggs. ūüėČ

 

 

 

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Modern Crystal Inspired Shoot

Guys, don’t judge me on how long it has taken me to post, but believe me when I say we are back at it full force! We’re gonna bring things back right with this amazing modern crystal inspired shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes¬†. It’s the perfect mix of modern and moody, and it was all captured perfectly by Diana Marie Photo! These crystals from Love Tatum, mixed with florals by Native Poppy¬†create the perfect contrasting hues for the most gorge tabletop! Seriously, let’s take this shoot and plant¬†it into every dinner party I have from now on!¬†Always a huge thanks to our faves¬†Sweet N Saucy Shop¬†, Borrowed Blu, and Witty Rentals for coming through clutch for us every time!

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Photography: Diana Marie

Florals: Native Poppy

Crystals: Love Tatum

Tabletop Rentals: BorrowedBlu

Rentals: Witty Rentals

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Desert Themed Birthday Party

I am FINALLY bloggin’ my little babes double birthday party with her best! As seen on Inspired By This, the dessert table has been the most pinned, reposted, and liked photo of any of my dessert tables, and I can see why! Sweet and Saucy nailed it when it came to bringing some of my ideas to life ( Cactus cake, cactus donuts, taco cupcakes and more!) From the chips and quac bar to the on site taco man, this party was the perfect fiesta! Keep reading to see more photos from Amber Thrane of Dulcet Creative.

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Was I right about these desserts or was I right?

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Guac’s on us! Adorable signage from Poppy Jack Shop!

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We handmade ALL of these paper cacti, and I have to say I still haven’t parted with them! They were perfect for a backdrop vignette!

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Love this family!

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And love their friendship!

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That cake tho.

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Kayla Adams is always on her A game, and it was of no exception with their invites!

 

Photography: Amber Thrane | Design: The Shift Creative | Signage: Poppy Jack Shop | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Invites: Kayla Adams | Blankets: Gunn & Swain | Dresses: Hatched BabyRead More

The Shift Creative Shop Launch Party

As you may have heard, The Shift Creative has launched an online shop full of home decor goodies like custom tapestry banners, rope hangings, pom pom plant hangers, and more! This was plenty reason to party, so party we did! I hosted the party at 31 Bits in Costa Mesa,¬†and it was the perfect spot! I wanted to create an art gallery vibe so we created 3 very different art installations for a wow factor, and I can’t get enough of them! Many hands helped make this event so awesome, so keep scrollin’ for all the deets and vendors!

 

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Heart eyes for that green foliage wall! Pick Tulip nailed it in the floral department!

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I am huge on styling, especially when it comes to the tabletop so lets just say Farra of Hostess Haven is my spirit animal (I’ve never said that before, but it felt right haha!). She has the best selection of flatware, linens, all things copper, and much more! And lets not forget that food spread!!! Amiho Experience blew it out of the water with all this grub, and my guests couldn’t stop raving!

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15 feet long weaving? Yes, please! (psstt.. also available to buy!)

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These desserts are EVERYTHING! Jeanine @cakesandcuties is a genius when it comes to executing a vision in the kitchen, and this time was no different.

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Lift Coffee Roasters crafted drinks & Poppy Jack Shop calligraphy-match made in heaven.

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Bounty was constructed by assembling A LOT of hand made shapes, and quickly became a lot of peoples favorite!

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Babel was a beast to make, and is one of my personal favorites! Its depth and texture has my heart, and I love how I designed it so that it is a sculpture you can view from many angles!

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Mobile Photo Booth is by far the BEST quality booth I have ever been in. The quality of the photos was outstanding!

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Watch this video to see how awkward I sound. k bye.

 

 

Hope you are inspired! Now go shop the new shop! xo

 

Photography: Caroline Sleeper | Design: The Shift Creative| Venue: 31 Bits | Florals: Pick Tulip | Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven | Catering: Amiho Experience | Signage: Poppy Jack Shop | Frozen Bananas: Bananas by Hannah | Desserts: Cakes and Cuties | Drinks: Lift Coffee Roasters | Lounge Rentals: Witty Rentals | Custom party picks: Nic Roc Designs | HMU: 1011 Makeup | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Video: Juice Box MediaRead More

SHOP LAUNCH & MORE!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our shop, as well as some fun new additions to our site like our rebrand, new illustrations, and portfolio where you can see my recent work! Take a look around!

 

SHOP LAUNCH & MORE!

DIY Fiesta Chip + Dip Bowl

I am planning my daughters 2nd birthday party, and its all desert themed, which naturally means making a pi√Īata-esk salsa bowl- DUH! Read more on how to make them!

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The Goods

Tissue Paper

Scissors

Tape

Stapler

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1. Layer your color palette on top of one another. I chose four sheets, but if you want it to be thicker add more.

2. Cut your tissue paper to fit to your bowl.

3. Make fringe on either side of the paper being sure not to cut to the middle.

4. Staple the tissue paper together down the middle

5. Ruffle the tissue paper with your fingers so you can no longer see the staples.

6. Tape the garland alongside your bowl.

7. Fill with chips, dips, limes, and more!

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Use your own color palette for your upcoming party and be sure to tag me @theshiftcreative in all your fun creations!

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Amy Clarke Makeup Workshop

When Amy approached me to execute her vision for her very first makeup workshop I couldn’t be more excited! We previously had worked together, and bonded over our love of desserts and relationship to Jesus. Over the course of a couple months we planned the workshop to be more than an event, but rather an experience where the girls that attended would truly feel welcomed, as well as gaining valuable skills. Check out all the photos by Logan Cole, and more on all the vendors who really made this day WOW!

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One aspect that we thought was important was to have a full dining experience, complete with mid century table top additions from Hostess Haven, and gorgeous blooms from Bloomwell! Those faux Sputnik chandeliers I created myself to complete the modern look, and I love the way they really enhanced the tablescape!

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This house in Palm Springs was so fun and quirky, and filled with a lot of bright colors! All of the signage by Twinkle and Toast fit in perfectly!

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Lounge envy all day thanks to Folklore Rentals!

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Lift Coffee Roasters was there brewing speciality coffee and tea for the attendees! It was such a special touch!

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Kayla Adams did all the custom design work from the canvas bags to the stationary! So good as always!

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I loved being apart of this event! Amy knocked it out of the park, and I literally felt like I had the best team to work with that day!

Creative Direction/Makeup Artist: Amy Clarke | Production: John Clarke | Photography: Logan Cole | Event Design/Coordination: The Shift Creative | Florals: Bloomwell | Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven | Lounge Rentals: Folklore Rentals | Signage: Twinkle and Toast | Graphic Design: Kayla Adams | Hair: Briana Cisneros| Model: Lauren Ryan | Dress: The Dress Theory | Jewelry: Lili Claspe | Coffee: Lift Coffee Roasters Read More

You Still Got it Mamma Event

If you missed it on Glitter Guide this month, this “You Still Got It Mamma” event was a labor of love, but well worth it! Beijos Events and myself thought it appropriate to give back to mammas that we work alongside with in this creative industry for a time to let our hair down, and connect with one another! Wayfare HQ,¬†located in Costa Mesa, generously provided their fabulous space for us to create something magical for the mamma’s! They were the perfect spot for hosting this event, but they also do much more than that so check them out for upcoming workshops, co-working spaces, or if you want to throw your own party! It truly was a time to encourage and love one another, as well as to serve as a creative catalyst for future events to come! All photos were captured by Megan Welker, however a very long list of vendors made this party AMAZING! Keep reading to get all the deets and rad people behind it!

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Those cookies? I mean… Sweet and Saucy did it again!

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Lavenders Flowers went above and beyond to create this living garland for us, and we absolutely loved it!

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Have you noticed all the great “you still got it mamma” prints and fun sayings? My girl Kayla Adams really outdid herself in making special tags for all the swag bag goods, invites, paper backdrop, and many more special details!

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HUGE thank you to this team! We could NOT have done it without you and I mean that! Thank you for your individual talents. I am a firm believer that it takes all parts of a body to work together, not just one part! xo

Photography: Megan Welker | Creative Direction + Event Styling: The Shift Creative & Beijos Events | Venue: Wayfare HQ |Floral Styling: Lavenders Flowers | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Paper Goods/Backdrop Design: Kayla Adams | Furniture Rentals: Forklore Rentals | Pillows: Boho Pillows | Appetizers + Dinner: Waters Catering | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Wine: One hope Wine | Juice: Project Juice | Water: Boxed Water | Backdrop Letters: Duo Studio

Swag Bag Goods: 31 Bits, Black Swan Clothing, Cleobella, Lift Coffee Roasters, The Oxford Trunk, Glint Candles, WeeStructured, &  Gunn and Swain

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Bohemian Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day brunch is one of my fav’s and you can see more of it on Green Wedding Shoes! MV florals brought her A game with some amazing protea’s, Witty Rentals swaged up our lounge area, Boho Pillow pillowized (yes thats a word) our brunch, ¬†Sweet and Saucy Shop went above and beyond with their amazing desserts that still make me swoon, Type and Title + Walter and George worked magic on the leather signage, Coco Carpets gave me major rug envy, and Kayla Adams, as always, shot these amazing photos- so take a peek!

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Photos: Kayla Adams | Makeup: Ligia Rosu | Hair: Cassandra Bickett Read More