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Poppies for Grace 02.09.2011

Who doesn’t love paper? We certainly do!

Nothing makes us happier than paper in fun shapes, colours, and textures. And whether you need wedding invitations or wedding favors, paper is such a fun and versatile thing to work with. Now, how lucky are we that Alana and Sara for Poppies for Grace are just as in love with paper as we are?

Take these lolly bags. Drop into each a little trinket or two, a chocolate or some other sweet, and little note saying “Thank you”, and presto—you’ve got the loveliest wedding favors around. Or, you can also use these as place card holders.

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Wedding invitations such as these are truly a treat and make you sigh with that sprinkling of fairy tale magic. Choose from several collections, some of which are called “Babe,” “My Love,” and “Suga”. Poppies for Grace just gives off that cheery, bright spark to get your list of wedding ideas going.

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Poppies for Grace ships internationally from Canada. Browse their shop for more lively and colourful wedding ideas for your big day. Oh, what a happy day that will be!

{All images via Poppies for Grace}

Crafty DIY Chocolate Favors 28.07.2011

Boy-oh-doy do we have an easy and fun DIY wedding favor tutorial for you today! It’s all about mini dark chocolates and pretty paper.

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What You’ll Need

Miniature wrapped dark chocolates. We used yummy meiji dark chocolate blocks, but you could also use large sized bars.

Pretty wrapping paper

Aluminium foil

Glitter

Double-sided tape

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil

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Directions

Cut a square of aluminium foil and place 5 miniature chocolate blocks inside. Wrap and secure the chocolate blocks with the aluminium foil.

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Then measure and cut your wrapping paper into strips, the size of your strips will depend on the size of your chocolate bars. Leave some of the silver aluminium foil showing on the ends of the bars.

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Wrap the paper strips around the bars and secure at the back with double-sided tape.

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Finally, you can leave you’re pretty bars as is or you can decorate them with some glitter glue to add a touch of sparkle.

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Simple but Charming, right?

{Project adapted from Such Pretty Things}

DIY Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Krispies 25.07.2011

It’s the simple things in life that make us happy, like rice krispies treats. They’re gooey, sugary, and make for delicious wedding favors. Plus they snap, crackle and pop!

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To make these yummy treats, you’ll need the following:

3 Cups Rice Krispies

1/3 Cup Brown Rice Syrup or Maple Syrup or Golden Syrup {We used golden syrup}

1/3 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup Quality Chocolate

1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter to coat the dish

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Directions

Heat the golden syrup and peanut butter over medium heat for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until it looks like a thick syrup. Add vanilla.

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Put the rice krispies in a large bowl and pour the syrup mixture on top and mix until evenly incorporated.

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Press rice mix into buttered 9×9 dish and push it down with the back of a spoon. Put it in the fridge while you make the chocolate layer.

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Set a metal or glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water and add chocolate to melt slowly, stirring occasionally. Make sure your bowl avoids all contact with water. Chocolate will seize and become unworkable if it comes into contact with even a few drops of water.

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Pour the chocolate on top of the rice krispies and quickly spread it evenly across the top with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

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Refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours and then cut into squares.

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wedding-favors

wedding-favors

We recommend that you make these wedding favors the day before your wedding and keep them stored in the fridge, as the rice starts to absorb moisture after two days.

{Recipe adapted from Vanilla & Lace}

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