For richer or poorer, our new wedding favours...

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We love getting to work on a variety of wedding stationery from the invites, welcome boards, place names and even wedding favours. There’s so many wonderful ideas out there for making your own DIY wedding favours to treat your guests to but we thought this simple card with chocolate coin idea was wonderful so decided to make our own design that are available to buy now. These mini cards have a whimsical illustrated design of blooms and foliage and leave the centre blank for you to stick on your own chocolate coin. These are available in packs of 50, 100 or 150.

Pop us an email if you’d like to know more & we also offer the option to customise them with your names and date of wedding.

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How to make flower petal confetti

It has been a busy first month for Olive and Bramble and I couldn't be happier painting and designing away. It has been lovely to work on a variety of themes from different couples and create stationery for their big days. It also gives me the perfect excuse to be constantly updating my (quite large) vase collection with gorgeous blooms and foliage for inspiration, which brings me to this quick tip for flowers past their time... Real petal confetti. Perfect for the big day and with this technique you don't need to wait weeks for them to dry out...

Petal Confetti

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Once the flowers have begun to wilt you can gently pick the petals off, I used a mix of bright and paler colours here as I love the contrast of the yellow against the shades of pink but its totally up to you how many colours and variations in size you use.

 

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You will then need to cover a microwavable plate with tissue, this stops the petals sticking to the plate when heated. Pop the petals onto the tissue ideally spacing them out to avoid them sticking to each other. Microwave for 1 minute before turning the petals over a microwaving for another minute, you will be able to see the petals drying out as they will start to brown.

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And here's the finished result above, perfect dried petals in a couple of minutes. A great idea for some last minute confetti or if you are super organised you could start a couple of months before so you have thousands of beautifully dried petals for the big day. 

Let me know what you think, is it something you would try for your big day? Or come say hi over on instagram, I have been sharing lots of my floral and foliage inspiration over there and I am so excited to see lots of signs of spring on my morning walks with reggie, bring on the brighter evenings and spring florals!