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Dragonfly Gift Ideas and Free Gift Tags

Today’s post starts with a little background story before I share all about Dragonfly Gift Ideas. Did you know dragonflies are often associated with joy and happiness due to their positive meaning? story continues below

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Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic for Bridesmaids Gifts and Mother of the Bride and/or Groom. Click to Download your Free Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride

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In many cultures, dragonflies are considered a symbol of good luck. I love knowing this as I have always loved them and my daughter had gifted me with a dragonfly necklace that I would wear everyday. One day the chain broke from my dragonfly charm and I honestly felt lost without it. That was until I was able to find the perfect replacement - this gorgeous Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic. I now have a very special dragonfly necklace that I can wear daily again.

Pretty Dragonfly Necklace made from recycled silver and precious metals from Waxing Poetic. Makes the perfect bridesmaids gift or gift for the mother of the bride or groom. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride #jewelry #giftideas

Call me crazy, but I honestly feel more energized wearing my dragonfly as “The Spirit of the Dragonfly” is said to remind us that anything is possible.

Along with this dragonfly necklace, Waxing Poetic also has many other beautiful pieces to choose from are made from recycled silver and precious metals. Their quality jewelry designs makes the perfect gifts for bridesmaids and of course the mom of the bride or groom.

Free Printable Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. The prettiest way to add the finishing touch to your gift package. Pairs perfectly with the dragonfly necklace from Waxing Poetic - come see the full review on Brenda's Wedding Blog and download your free dragonfly gift tags #dragonfly #gifttags #printables #printable #freeprintables #freebie

Don’t forget to add the finishing touch to your Waxing Poetic jewelry box with these dragonfly thank you gift tags that you can download below, for free.

Styling, Design & Photography by Brenda of Brenda's Wedding Blog and Festive Fetti

"May Your Holiday Rock" Printable Gift Tags {with a bit of bling}

The holidays are upon us and what better way to celebrate than with these free printable holiday gift tags I created for you.

Of course, they are even better when attached to a sweet little package with jewelry inside. Right now, at Blue Nile, you can save 15% off regularly priced jewelry thru December 23rd so you are guaranteed to have your pretty bling gifts arrive in time for holiday gifting. Simply use coupon code BLUE15 at checkout to save. Oh, and the best part? Blue Nile is offering Free FedEx 2 day on all orders, and it bumps up to Free overnight delivery on all orders placed on December 22nd and 23rd. I'd say it's time to start shopping, saving 15%, and wrapping up your jewels in the Blue Nile signature box {or satchel} with these pretty holiday gift tags.

Terms: *Offer valid on select regularly-priced jewelry purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount code, cannot be applied retroactively. Offer is only valid on select jewelry items while supplies last. Without limitation, offer will not apply to sale merchandise, preset diamond stud earrings, preset diamond pendants, loose diamonds, Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry®, Build Your Own Ring®, Build Your Own Earrings®, Build Your Own Diamond Pendant®, Monique Lhuillier Engagement, Truly Zac Posen Bridal, Colin Cowie Engagement, custom engagement rings, preset engagement rings, gift certificates, custom orders, backordered items and jewelry cleaning products. Discount will appear at time of check out AFTER the Promotion code BLUE15 has been entered and does not apply towards any duties, taxes or shipping insurance fees. Void where prohibited. Offer expires at 11:59 PM EST on December 23, 2015. The offer terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.

This download is for personal use only and cannot be re-sold and/or used commercially. Once downloaded, simply open in a photo editing program and print {preferably on photo paper to keep the brightness of the gems}. There are 8 on a single page, simply trim in half vertically and horizontally and then each in half again. Enjoy and feel free to share how you're using them on social media by tagging me @weddingsites - I would love to re-share.

Pom-Pom Stamped Bunny Tags : a Fun Last Minute Easter DIY

Now, I know this is a wedding blog - but I had so much fun working on this DIY project with my daughter this week that I wanted to share with you before the day ends. This idea can of course easily be swamped out with other imagery for any type of event - maybe an engagement ring with a rhinestone added for the diamond?

Pom-Pom Stamped Bunny Tags | DIY Tutorial at
Stamped Bunny Tag DIY Tutorial - using xyron glue dots and pom-poms | DIY on

- any bunny silhouette you like {I searched online for mine}
- x-acto knife
- paint brushes
- xyron glue dots {high-tack}
- acrylic paint {white, pink + black}
- small resin frames {I found mine in the $1 bin at a local craft store}
- pom-poms {I found mine in the $1 bin at Target}
- patterned scrapbook paper of your choice

Stamped Bunny Tag DIY Tutorial - using paint, xyron glue dots + pom-poms | DIY on
Stamped Bunny Tag DIY Tutorial - using xyron glue dots | DIY on

I decided to go the framed route for my bunny {for our Easter place settings} - but these can easily be made into tented place cards, gift tags, cards - the ideas are endless. Simply cut out the bunny template your selected and you're left with an empty bunny - this becomes your stencil. Select the patterned paper of your choice and trim it to fit in your frame or whichever size tag you wish to make. For my frames, I cut off the outer plastic layer so the bunny could have a puffy cottontail. Simply stamp away on top of the cut-out bunny, covering the entire area in white. Slowly lift off the stencil {the darker the paper, the better the bunny will look}. Then I added in a pink nose, a little pink in the one ear and a black eye. I added a xyron glue dot where the tail would be and attached a pom-pom to it. The hold is super strong and there's no waiting for glue to dry with these dots. I placed the finished bunny in my frame and it's now the perfect finishing touch to our Easter Sunday dinner table at my parents house. I'm now off to make more . . . hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend. See you back here on Monday.

Stamped Bunny Tag with a pom-pom tail | DIY on

Disclaimer: Xyron provided free products for me to sample &
craft with, but all opinions and ideas are completely my own

Last Weekend to . . . win jewelry + save 20% on holiday paper goodies

As we get ready for our first "real" winter storm of the season, I wanted to leave you with some fun things . . . one of which is you could win some "bling" just in time for the holidays. It's the last weekend to enter to win $50 in Blue Nile Jewelry {PS: there will be two winners}.

This weekend also marks the last time you can place your order in the all new Brenda's Marketplace for your handmade holiday gift tags, cupcake toppers and stocking stuffers. Be sure to head on over to order your holiday goodies and save 20% on any size order with coupon code: holiday2013 {Below is just a quick preview of some of the items available in the shop}. The hair pins make the perfect stocking stuffer for both girls and ladies. They're even great gifts for bridesmaids.

save 20% on any size order this weekend
coupon code: holiday2013

Colored Flower Hair Pins on a Gift Tag - you pick your favorite color{s}
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A BIG Cyber Monday Announcement : Brenda's Marketplace is now Open {with a great day of savings to celebrate}

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I spent the weekend with my family decorating for the holidays {while our little one kept un-decorating the tree} and working on something behind the scenes for the big reveal today. I'm SO EXCITED about this super fun launch! Brenda's Marketplace is now officially open on my blog. I'm thrilled to launch my very own shop, right here on the blog!!! You will find handmade paper goodies and accessories with custom invitations coming very soon in your choice of pre-printed and print-at-home. Nearly all the paper goods have a bit of glittery goodness in them and I've created cupcake toppers, holiday cards, holiday gift tags, wine tags and thank you note cards. You will even find fun floral hair pins and decorative cupcake wrappers. There's lots of great stocking stuffers in the collection!

To celebrate the launch, I am offering 20% off all orders today until 11:59 pm est with coupon code cybermonday and FREE Shipping if your order total is over $30 with coupon code freeship - both codes can be applied to one order!