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Printable Placemats by Madame Bonbon

These fun printable placemats were designed by my friend, Liddia and me.  They are my gift to you and I hope that you can use them at your next special celebration. The placemats come in three colours; hot pink, yellow gold and black and…

October 23, 2012

DIY Party Favour Luminary

At a recent vintage beach themed party, I created tropical print luminaries to give to guests as party favours. They are quite easy to make and look wonderful when assembled. I bought some transparent paper (100gsm) from my local paper store and printed an…

October 15, 2012

DIY Patterned Paper Cups

Mlle Belle is celebrating her 5th birthday later this month, so I’ve been playing around with ideas for the birthday party. I found some plain paper cups at my local supermarket and thought I’d either do a “Jordan Ferney” and polka dot paint them…

October 4, 2012

Party Prep: Dinner Menu Fans

I’ve created themed menu fans for a birthday dinner next week. The theme of the celebration is vintage beach. It’s a 60th birthday celebration in Port Douglas, Queensland. The restaurant is set outdoors (under a rainforest canopy), so it will be quite warm and…

September 17, 2012

Party Prep: Place Card Luminaries

I’m madly getting through my DIY party crafts for my mother’s birthday party next week.  This morning I finished the place card luminaries and I shared them on Instagram.  After a friendly nudge, I thought I would post a couple of photos of the…

September 13, 2012

DIY Glass Cosy

The other day I was sipping away on my glass of oolong tea, when I thought that a little glass cosy would be quite handy for my hot drink. So I whipped through my craft cupboard and found some offcuts of felt and ribbon.…

September 10, 2012
Other stuff

DIY Fringy Party Streamers

If you’re looking for an inexpensive DIY party decoration, then I have a quick and easy project for you.  A couple of years ago I created these fringy streamers for a Mexican Fiesta. The idea came to me from Jordan at the Oh Happy Day…

August 30, 2012

“Stick ’em up” Calendar Stickers

I came across this cute little DIY project “Stick ’em up” calendar stickers via the Wedding Bee blog.  It was created by Miss Dragon, who designed tiny stickers with event details printed on them. She then attached the stickers to a cute card, which…

July 12, 2012

DIY Decorative Paper Cups Garland

I love DIY party decor and I recently came across this little project which I really want to share with you. It was adapted by Rhi from Hey Gorg blog. She’s craftily created a garland of lights using re-purposed paper cups and string lights. …

July 5, 2012
Birthday Dinner Favours Invitations

Planning a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Party

This year Monsieur Bonbon and I are celebrating our birthdays with a 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Party (our birthdays are three days apart).  We’re going back a few decades and reminiscing about the time when Shanghai was the “Paris of the East“.  This amazing city…

April 19, 2012