Category Archives: Crafts & Decor

OUT OF THE BOX BONBONNIERE IDEAS

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There are so many important aspects of your wedding to plan. The dress, the flowers, the theme, the venue, the food, the registry – the list goes on! But, one thing that may not be on the top of that list is the bonbonniere. Traditionally a gift of sugar almonds for your guests, this wedding…

CREATIVE MONTH: MACRAMÉ, THE ART OF KNOTTING

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Fashion and styling from the 70s is making a comeback!  We have seen a spike in this crafting trend a few years ago and its still as popular as ever.  Materials used in macramé include cords made of cotton twine, linen, hemp, jute, leather or yarn.  Macrame patterns and knots are an easy and affordable craft…

CREATIVE MONTH: Cake Toppers

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Move over candles! There’s a new generation of cake toppers in town! Anything from tiny balloon extravaganza to sassy acrylic messages to cute paper hearts can top cakes these days. Not only are they a gorgeous addition to your event, they are so easy to DIY. Grab a couple of bamboo sticks, cute paper, scissors…

CREATIVE MONTH: NEON LIGHTS

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Neon lights are the latest must have decor item for 2018!  People are using them within the home, restaurants and are also using them for events, especially weddings.  They can be used as a ceremony backdrop, to light up a dance floor, or to use with a photobooth.  From statement custom signs to small quirky…

ECO FRIENDLY ENTERTAINING

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When hosting your own party there can be so much wastage. You can buy pretty much disposable everything these days and its inexpensive, which makes it all the more appealing for trying to keep costs down.  If you would like to try your hand at entertaining the eco friendly way then we have listed a…

PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROPS

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These days there is always a queue of people lining up to strike a pose at a photo booth opportunity.  DIY backdrops and props are getting more and more creative. Its a popular craze that is still sweeping the wedding/party circuit. Brides and Grooms are using photo booths within their wedding reception. It’s always wonderful seeing…

HOW TO STYLE A BAR CART

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It’s no secret here at OIP we love a beautifully styled bar cart!  We want to share with you the secret to styling your own bar cart, whether it be at home or at your next event you are hosting. It’s just like when you’re designing a space in your home, a well-styled bar cart…

FRUITFUL PARTIES

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Hooray Summer time has finally arrived!  Here at OIP we have been admiring fruity kind-a parties.  We love all things pineapples, watermelons, strawberries and everything in between. We have seen a rise in fruit pizzas, cocktails, balloons and dessert flavors all with a fruity twist.  The bright colours, yummy flavors and pop of colour in…

CUTE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS TO TRY

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Christmas is such a magical time of the year for us at OIP, but doesn’t just stay in our office, it’s joy is widespread. Whether you are a kid stuck in an adults body or you actually have kids yourselves, it is such a fun time of the year to adopt fun, new and interesting…

Festive Table Centerpieces

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Are you lucky enough to host Christmas this year? It’s the best excuse to get creative with decorating – and nothing is sacred, not even the dining table. Get inspired this Christmas season with these achievable festive centerpieces.  From balloons, foliage, candles, fruit, tinsel to tiny ornaments – there will be something that will tickle…

DONUT GROW UP

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It’s no news to anyone that the world has an obsession with donuts. We simply can’t get enough of them! Epitomised by The Simpsons, a show many of us grew up with, Homer’s favourite food is loved by sweettooths across the globe. In fact, it’s so incredibly popular and well liked that they take many…

FABULOUS FRIDAY- OFFICE ENVY

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If it’s only viable to have one space in your home or work environment that inspires you and helps the creative juices flow, your desk space should be it! Being around things that reflect your own personal taste or even reflect the culture of your workplace, can really assist in making the time you spend…