DIY Project

March 10

Unique Marshmallow Cake Pop Ideas

These delicious treats are perfect for a bridal shower, or as fun wedding favors. Similar to a cake pop, these tasty marshmallow bites are the best of both worlds. If you love affordable DIY projects, look no further.

love is sweet custom gift tags for wedding favors

Cake pops are a popular choice, but they can be a bit time consuming to make. Why not ‘cheat’ and make marshmallow ‘pops’ instead? They look very cute tied up, and are easy to transport to any event.

Bonus: You don’t have to worry about marshmallows breaking in the car ride to the venue.

What you’ll need:

  • Gift tags (I used the Print My Design option on WPD)
  • Marshmallows
  • Colorful straws
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Decorations – I used mini marshmallows and sprinkles
  • Cellophane bags
  • Twine, lace, or ribbon to tie the bags

pink and white marshmallows for a DIY project

marshmallow cake pop ideas for a pink girl party


  1. Stick the marshmallows onto the top portion of the straws.
  2. Dip the top marshmallow into warm, melted chocolate and then add the decorations. Tip: Stand them upright to properly set/cool.
  3. Place the pops in the cellophane bags, tie with ribbon, and attach the custom gift tags.
  4. Enjoy!

There you have it. Easy, inexpensive and oh-so-delicious (I had to do some quality and taste control of course!) party favors that every guest will enjoy.

unique easy and affordable dessert gift favor ideas

Nods is the newly-married wedding obsessive behind Daydreaming Bride Wedding Blog. You’re likely to find her creating new wedding DIY projects and chatting over on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


March 19

DIY Wedding Invitations

We are thrilled to introduce you to Jennifer and Jessica from Linen, Lace & Love. See how they’ve added that special personal touch to our wedding invitations.


I loved the chalkboard detail on this invitation, and how beautifully the flowers popped on the card. I originally made a chalkboard tag, but it just got lost in the invitation. So, I cut little leaves from green paper and wrote “grow in love” using a white gel pen, hole punched them, and tied the leaves to the invitation using orange and white bakers twine. I also added an orange envelope and sealed the back using white wax and a fleur di lis seal. Lastly, just for fun, I made a fabric flower using a packet of fabric pink rose petals (found at most wedding stores), a link to my tutorial is here: DIY Fabric Flowers. The flowers would be a lovely idea for escort cards; just write the guests name on the first leaf, and the table number on the second leaf.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding
Wedding invitation DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

The warm vintage feel of this invitation lent itself to some fun additions. I added a vintage key to the invitation using brown and white striped bakers twine. And printed out a tag that read “TO MY HEART,” backed it in a little piece of french linen, and attached that to the key. Then I filled a kraft mailer box with kraft paper shreds, closed the box, and wrote the guests address on the top of the box using a white gel pen. Don’t forget to seal the sides of the box; I recommend circle sticker labels from any office supply store. And always weigh your package at the post office to make sure you use the correct postage.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Precious Peonies
Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

I loved the bright orange and blue used for the bride and grooms names, so I added an orange envelope. I then took some white paper and spray painted it with an aqua blue spray paint (you can always just look for a blue color paper you like instead), let that dry for about 20 minutes, used a tape roller to add a blue triangle piece to the envelope, and wrote the guests address using a white gel pen. For the invitation, I cut a tag, wrote “TO HAVE & TO HOLD” in white gel pen, hole punched it, and tied it onto the card using orange and white bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - We the Wed
Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

This invitation is so beautiful and simple, there were so many ways we could go with it. I chose the formal approach. I dressed this invitation up using a metallic silver folder envelope, navy blue satin ribbon, and a piece of silver glitter card stock.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Flourish Title

  1. First I cut a piece of the silver glitter card stock a little bigger than the invitation, and used glue dots to stick the two together.
  2. Then I printed out the bride and groom’s initials in navy type from my computer and backed those in silver card stock using double-sided tape.
  3. Then I cut two long slits at the top of each letter and using an X-ACTO knife, and threaded the navy satin ribbon through.
  4. Next, I hole punched the sides of the envelope pocket and tied the initial banner onto the pocket.
  5. To seal the envelope, I used a tape roller on the back side of the ribbon navy satin ribbon and taped it to the center of the envelope all the way around. Make sure to leave tape off of a long end of ribbon at the beginning and end, so you can tie that in a bow.
  6. Then, I cut a little “bow tie” out of silver glitter card stock, hole punched the center on either side, and tied a bow through the “bow tie.”

I recommend to use a bigger envelope to put this invitation in (I recommend a navy blue one), when mailing it, or you can glue dot the envelope closed (underneath the bow tie), and place a white sticker label on the front (opposite side of the bow tie) for the guests address. And don’t forget to weigh the invitation, and talk to your local post office to make sure you get the correct postage. These invitations would need to be hand stamped at the post office, because the envelope is so thick that it wouldn’t be able to run through the machine they have. You can simply ask your local post office, and they can hand stamp your invitations (it looks prettier anyway, so we recommend you do this regardless).

Wedding Invitation DIY
Wedding Invitation DIY

Wedding Invitation DIY


June 28

Copper Can Tabletop: Eye Candy

We can’t seem to get enough of outdoor decor ideas right now, and this week’s Eye Candy is no exception! Dress up some simple tin cans with a copper coat to obtain a rustic yet chic look for your outdoor celebration. Isn’t this charming?

Photo by Jayne Weddings