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Etsy Love

I love cute things, and I love cute packaging…so there’s nothing not to love about the Brooklyn-based Etsy Shop, Knot & Bow. From their insanely adorable heart stickers (also available in a perfect blush pink, metallics, whites and more) to the festive Party Confetti Bomb and Party Tissue Confetti, it’s the kind of shop that makes you want to have a sticker book again or have a reason to, well…throw confetti. They also sell Medallion Doilies (looks fab wrapped around a mason jar), Gift Tags in assorted colors, metallic Baker’s Twine and more. Check out Knot & Bow via Etsy out here.


// Photos copyright of Knot & Bow //

If you’re looking to add a little bling, bling to your next soirée look no further than Over The Top Studios for some super fabulous party hats. These are not your standard birthday crowns, these hand-crafted beauties are meticulously designed using “found” materials and vintage millinery and paper. A client introduced me to these over the top sensations, and I’ve since used them at several parties for adults and kids – I really don’t know who had more fun wearing them! Great for birthdays, photo booths at parties or weddings and a classy, yet fun accessory for a bride-to-be during a shower or bachelorette party! Over the Top Studios does beautiful wedding cake toppers and custom orders as well, so visit her Etsy shop to see her existing designs or to dream up something truly one-of-a-kind. Below are a few photos of some my favorites – and my birthday is coming in October…just saying…



{Resource} 1. Marie Antoinette Crown | 2. Happy Birthday Floral Crown | 3. Happy Birthday Glitter Crown | 4. Kid’s Party Hats | 5. Fit For a King Boy’s Crown {Photos are used with permission, copyright Over The Top Studios}

I’m always on the hunt for unique hostess gifts and favors, and I just adore everything from Pencil Shavings Studio on Etsy. I’ve ordered several items from this shop, and always I’m impressed with the design options and quality. There are SO many patterns and color variations available, you can really create something special – melamine plates customized with an initial, fab iPhone cases (I have two!), playful lucite trays for serving fresh summer cocktails or stashing accessories and more. Any of these items would be great hostess gifts, favors for a bridal party or even a sweet birthday gift! Below are a few of my favorites, but check out Pencil Shavings Studio for all the colorful items – links for items featured are below image.

{Resources} 1. iPhone Case, $39 | 2. Personalized Lucite Trays,$67 & up | 3. Melamine Plates,  $16.50 | 4. Personalized Lucite Trays,$67 & up | 5. Neapolitan Melamine Square Tray, $54