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Posts tagged chevron
DIY Printable Halloween Pinwheels for Wedding Favors + a Fun Holiday Banner

I wanted to kick-off Halloween week with something fun not only for Halloween, but for any wedding or party as these stylish DIY Pinwheels are available in 14 other color choices. These paper pinwheels have got to be the easiest ever to make and look super cute attached to gifts or favor boxes - plus at $3 a template, they're also a real bargain. They're from You Make Do™ and are available for purchase as a download making them easy to customize. Maybe you don't want black and white pinwheels. That's no problem as you can simply print on any color paper you choose and you'll have the black chevron on a pretty color background. {I filled my favor boxes with candy corn that I lined with a black paper doily}

To make these pinwheels you will need the following:
- card stock paper of your color choice {the template has 2 pinwheels per page}
- a printer {these were printed on an Epson XP-950}
- scissors or an Xacto knife
- brass fasteners to hold the pinwheel together {1/2 inch size}
- glue to adhere the pinwheel to the package

Once you have the pinwheels printed, you will follow the guidelines for cutting them out and then you can either fold inwards or backwards - depending on your preference for the chevron pattern. I picked the black pattern as it reminded me of Halloween. TIP: I used a small hole punch for the tips of the pinwheel, and then just made a small slit in the center for the brass fastener to go thru. The pinwheel template comes with small circles to cover up the centers of the pinwheel and add a finishing touch.

PS: The Happy Halloween Banner you see is also from You Make Do™ - and I printed it on orange paper so the letters would be a color on the black background. It's now hanging on the mirror over our decorated mantle in the living room. The cute bat tag on the favor box was a bonus circle included with the banner. I used my 2 inch circular paper punch to cut out the banner and then hole punched the top and used orange and black bakers twine I found at Target for $1.

Friday Favor of the Day : Caramel Popcorn Favors + Mini Ice Cream Containers
Sweet Favor Packaging : Caramel Popcorn inside of Mini Ice Cream Containers {sealed with baker's twine and a wooden chevron spoon}
I LOVE cute packaging and these "Love is Sweet" Mini Ice Cream Containers are the perfect holders for the "My Heart Pops for you" Caramel Popcorn Favors. Each bag of popcorn comes with the option of ordering with designer labels that can be customized to match your event and unique style. Using these adorable containers will surely create a memorable party favor that is sure to be a hit with your guests. You can even customize them with a personalized label. To complete the ensemble - you can seal up these lovely containers with baker's twine and wooden chevron spoons {purchased separately}.
Popular Wedding Pattern : Chevron {with billy balls and anemones}
chevron wedding invitations - popular pattern

If my etsy shop sales are any indication, chevron is definitely a hot pattern for weddings. I'm currently working on 3 printable invitation suites for weddings and bridal showers that feature chevron in the background. Plus, I'm getting ready to start a 4th suite with a custom flower request {sweet peas} on the chevron background. Each of the 3 orders shown above feature different color combinations and I'm loving each one. Particularly the brown that was requested with my hand-drawn billy balls {craspedia}

One of my favorite parts of invitation suites is seeing what the bride wants to say for the "accepts/declines" lines on the RSVP cards. The cards above say:

____ See Y'all There

____ Sorry, Can't Make It


____ Gladly Accepts

____ Regretfully Declines

Crazy for Chevron Wedding Gifts : perfect for the holidays & everyday

With chevron being one of the most popular patterns, these chevron wedding gifts from Daisy Days are not only a perfect gift option - they are trendy and super cute. And, since today is Cyber Monday, you can save on these gifts and anything else you order from Daisy Days. Here's all the details and codes . . .

Save 10% off an order of $50 or more with coupon code CYBERWEEKEND10
• Receive Free Shipping on an order of $75 or more with coupon code SHIP4FREE
Only one coupon per order. Coupon must be entered during checkout to receive the discount.
Cannot be applied towards previous or pending orders.

The Chevron Makeup Roll & Brush Set includes a 6 piece brush set at the budget friendly price of $21.95 each and are personalized with your name or monogram at no extra cost. These microfiber roll ups are available in Aqua, Black, Bright Pink, Kiwi, Lavender, Navy and Red.

The Personalized Chevron Spa Bag are just $21.95 and feature your name or monogram for no additional cost in Aqua, Black, Bright Pink, Kiwi, Lavender, Navy or Red.

Traveling couldn't be easier with the Chevron Cosmetic Bag & Grooming Set which includes a 6 piece grooming set for $31.95. Along with free personalization, this bag features a hook so you can unfold and hang your supplies as needed.

The Chevron Personalized iPhone & iPad Case and Sleeve are perfect for showing off your individual style and are super affordable at $58.99. These tech-accessories are fashioned in aluminum, plastic and neoprene to keep your devices safe and can be personalized with your name. The iPhone cases are compatible with iPhone 4/4S and 5 and the iPad cases are compatible with the iPad 2 and 3.

Purple Anemone Wedding Invitation with Chevron

I recently designed a brand new invitation that matches the style of the billy ball wedding invitations currently in my Wedding Girl etsy shop. This client was looking for purple anemones so I grabbed my coloring pencils and set to work on a brand new floral design. And, here is the finished anemone wedding invitation with a matching cake topper from Maggie Austin Cake.