Category Archives: DIY

Pressed Greenery Holiday Gift Tags

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
12.18.2019
DIY, Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We’re definitely guilty of trying to add fresh greens to all things holiday. So we figured why not find a new way to add them to our gift tags this year? Enter these adorable pressed greenery acrylic tags! This is one of those DIYs that’s 100 percent worth doing because it’s A. Easy and B. Makes a Big Statement. Plus we love the texture play of the greens and the acrylic. Happy Gifting!

What You’ll Need

Acrylic Tags (2 sheets per tag)
Mini Magnets (a total of 8 per tag)
Glue Dots
-Pressed Greenery

How to Make Them

  1. Cut off tiny stems of your greens—we did cedar and boxwood. Press the greens in a thick book, lining the pages with parchment paper first. Leave the greens in the book for 3-7 days.
  2. Have a calligrapher letter your tags or do it yourself if you have good writing!
  3. Position your greens on one acrylic tag at a time. Secure them in place with glue dots.
  4. Place the lettered tag on top of the greens. Attach the two pieces together using the magnets—one on top and one on bottom in all four corners.
  5. You can drill holes in the tags prior to starting the process if you want to secure them to the gift with ribbon. But we just tucked the tags into the ribbon and used glue dots to secure them instead, which worked just fine!

Vendors:
Photography: Karena Dixon
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Script Wrapping Paper: Sugar Paper for Target 

 

Eastern Shore Welcome Gifts 3 Ways

St. Michaels Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
06.27.2018
DIY, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

We love a perfectly coordinated welcome bag! It sets the tone for the entire wedding weekend and is a fun treat for guests upon arrival. But we know it can be a headache for a lot of couples—one more detail to think through after already making so many logistical and décor decisions. Fortunately, we’re here to help! We’ve crafted three wedding gifts perfect for an Eastern Shore wedding (as featured on My Eastern Shore Wedding). Whether you want to keep it simple with snacks, crab mallets and Rise Up Coffee in a cute canvas bag, or up your game with champagne, custom oyster knives and fresh blueberries in a wire basket that gives off all the water vibes—we’ve got you covered! Happy gifting! 

Vendors:

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Planning, Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Canvas Bag: My Eastern Shore Wedding
Custom Crab Mallets, Oyster Knives & Cocktail Muddlers: Brine Hound via Bay Imprint
Tags: Surcee Calligraphy
Sweets: Steve Konopelski, Patissier
Coffee: Rise Up Coffee
Rum: Lyon Distilling
Candle & Matches: Dwelling & Design

 

How to Create the Perfect Fall Cider Bar

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
11.02.2016
DIY, Entertaining, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

New season, new cocktail ideas! And this adorable Cider Bar recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living is perfect for fall entertaining. All you need is your favorite apple cider (served hot or cold), a sampling of dark liquors (we chose bourbon and rum), and lots of tasty garnishes—think honey, cinnamon sticks, apples and citrus. We even included some bottled hard cider selections for the less adventurous guest. Put it all together and you’ve got a display as adorable as it is delicious. We’re obsessed!

 

Vendors: 
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits & Cider: Hair O’ The Dog