Marble Easter Eggs – DIY

Marble is incredibly timeless and elegant and in my opinion will never go out of style. We already know how prominent marble is in home interiors, but lately it’s become quite trendy, making its way into the lifestyle and fashion industry as well. In 2015 I’ve seen marble on anything and everything, from office accessories, to phone cases, nails, jewelry, coffee mugs, clothing, you name it and I’m totally head over heels. Seriously, this trend is so posh, and so fabulous that doing something with marble on the blog was a must. And with Easter just a few weeks away, I tried my hand at marbling easter eggs using an unexpected yet simple nail polish technique, that promises to add a touch of on trend posh to your Easter decor.

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

I first saw this technique after scrolling through my instagram feed and coming across a gorgeous nail tutorial by the uber fabulous Aimee Song of songofstyle.com Of course I have yet to try marbling my nails (doing that soon) but her post totally inspired me to marble these eggs. Love!!

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Marble Easter Eggs – DIY

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Supplies

4-6 boiled eggs chilled

3 of your favorite colors of nail polish (I chose Essie: blanc, after school boy blazer & Nicole: totally in the dark, because I love the classic color scheme)

1 cup of distilled water at room temp

toothpicks

shallow bowl or container preferably for crafts

paper towels or parchment

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Instructions

Place a sheet of parchment or paper towels down on a solid work surface.

Pour distilled water into your shallow bowl.

NOTE When the polish is dropped into the bowl of water, it tends to dry quickly, so make sure your nail polish lids are unscrewed and ready for use so you can work quickly. Also have your boiled eggs and toothpicks nearby.

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Drop one drop of nail polish color of your choice (I started with white) into the bowl of water (it will spread). Quickly repeat this step with a new color of polish placing into the center of the nail polish that initially spread (for a bullseye effect). Add your third color to the center of the last nail polish color. You can repeat this pattern by adding more drops for a more intricate design. Or move onto the next step.

Using your toothpick, quickly blend the nail polish colors within the water to create the marble effect.

Once the marble design appeals to you, dip half of your egg into the water directly over the design, then quickly remove. You will discover that the marble polish has printed onto the egg.

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Set your marble egg face up to dry gently wiping away any excess water or bubbles. Repeat steps above for remaining eggs.

Make each egg unique by changing around the color patterns and designs of your polish. You can also dip the bottom and/or top half of the boiled eggs to add more dimension.

You’ll be able to tell right away if your nail polish is too dry. If you’re unable to move a toothpick through it, I recommend starting over, which is actually easy because the polish will come right out, and you can reuse your water. It took me quite a few attempts to get a design that I loved.

Once your eggs are dry you can arrange them on a pretty cake stand or in your favorite dish to display on Easter Sunday.

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

DIY Marble Eggs | Posh Little Designs

Because the chemicals from the polish could possibly seep through the shell of the egg, I don’t recommend eating them, but they certainly do look gorgeous.

I hope you have as much fun with this DIY as I did!

Much more to share soon!

xo

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Champagne Blush

Those of you who know me well, know how much I adore weddings. In fact, the planning of my own big day nearly 10 years ago (sigh) is much of what motivated me to start-up my blog back in 2012. Being happily married for nearly a decade now is quite amazing, but I gotta admit, I do dream of the day when my hubby and I renew our vows, which is most definitely in the plans for the very near future.

It truly has been a marvelous year to get married! We went to 4 weddings last spring and summer and I’m seriously blown by the level of gorgeousness and creativity that went into each special day. Attending so many weddings this past year, has me looking forward to 2015. I truly cannot wait to see what’s new! From bridal style and decor, to all the personalized details that I’m such a sucker for.

But first, I’m pulling together some of my favorite trends from 2014 to create a special bridesmaid’s look (through the eyes of the Maid of Honor,) for a fabulous NYE wedding! Starting with the darling number you see below (Vivien) in the fitting shade of champagne, from
Weddington Way

Champagne Blush | Bridesmaid NYE - Posh Little Designs

As you may know, nude and neutral bridesmaid dresses continue to top the list for wedding party fashions. If I were getting married tomorrow, this shade of nude would most certainly be among my favorites. There’s an incredibly chic and understated elegance about this hue that looks beautiful next to the bride in white and can be easily glammed up with the right accessories, as you will see below in my Champagne Blush NYE Bridesmaid look.

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I’ve been ooh-ing and ah-ing over all things gold and sparkly and couldn’t think of a better time than a New Years Eve wedding to incorporate some glam!

Loving the idea of loose locks pulled back into a modern twist, and an embellished sheer capelet as an over-the-dress option, to cover bare bridesmaid shoulders on a chilly New Years Eve night

Simple, stacked dainty gold bangles and a gold & pearl ear jacket (swoon) from Rue Gembon, with a gold sparkled Anya Hindmarch clutch are perfect additions to the bridesmaid’s style.

And since I’m still blushing over blush tones, tying in one of the hottest colors of the season by way of sparkling heels and half-moon nails (with gold) seemed oh-so necessary.

Lastly, a pop color via the YSL berry lipstick which has been incredibly sought after for Fall/Winter 2014 to complete this festive look.

If only I could transport these items into my closet at this very moment! What are your thoughts on the trends for weddings in 2014/15? Are you loving these ideas as much as I am?

Click on the numbers above, for direct links to each of the items seen in today’s post.

Much more holiday to share soon!

xo

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Birthday Gram – Las Vegas

Last weekend my hubby and I flew to Vegas for my birthday. This was last-minute, somewhat unexpected travel, but I’m so glad we decided to make the trip, because it turned out to be the perfect couples getaway. My sister in law’s birthday actually falls on the day before mine so each year we make an effort to celebrate together and since they just happened to be in Vegas the same weekend, in addition to my dear sis from LA, the timing couldn’t have been better!

The weekend moved by so quickly that I didn’t have much time for photos with my dslr camera, but I did capture many shots via instagram.IMG_6691.JPG

 

I truly cannot remember ever having a birthday celebration this wonderful. Thanks to my dear husband and amazing sister, I had the absolute time of my life and felt completely and utterly spoiled from start to finish.

From our stay at the Palazzo, to the gifted tiara and french macarons, the atmosphere, the laughs and the shows, the weather, quality time with my family…the list goes on.

IMG_6692.JPGThe only difficult part of course, was being away from our girls for a few days, but they had so much fun spending quality time with their Grandmas for the weekend.

This was certainly a much deserved break for me and my hubby. We all deserve those from time to time, especially on special occasions right?! Well aside from feeling a bit tired, I’m excited to get back to creating and will have some fresh concepts to share with you all soon. In the mean time, let’s be friends on IG: @poshlittledesigns.

Check back soon.

xo

Create: Berry Infused Sugar – DIY

Sugar is sweet on its own, but when paired with dried berries, and the most adorable printables I’ve come across to date, you have a lovely little DIY gift on your hands, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The idea for this DIY was inspired of course by the one of a kind Valentine’s prints (see below) from Erisha of A Thing Created, who I’m always delighted to work with! How fabulous are her illustrations?! I love the way she incorporated the heart signage and paired the gingham skirt with the ankle strap heels using her fashion forward approach. Ahh, aren’t these prints just the epitome of sweet, chic and stylish?! And such a fun and modern way to dress up gifts and packages.

My bottles of sugar were immediately transformed into mini Valentine’s fashion moments when I attached them. Like a makeover for the bottles, which tied in beautifully with the red and pink shaded sugar. How fitting for Valentine’s Day and how perfect for the ones you love. These sugars paired with the prints are certainly pretty enough just sitting atop a counter, but they’ll be adored once tasted and used as a surprising replacement for anything that requires sugar! Posh indeed.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Berry Infused Sugar – DIY

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Supplies/Ingredients

The sugar infusions only feature two ingredients and are naturally colored. They instantly add a posh twist to baking recipes such as cookies and cakes and also an extra bit of flavor to morning grains, or plain yogurt. 

4 washed miniature bottles with seal (8 inches tall). I found mine at Michaels $1.99 a piece.

4 cups organic white sugar (divided into 2 separate bowls).

1 cup dried strawberries & 1 cup dried raspberries (only use the kind that are crisp and freeze-dried) (divided into 2 separate bowls).

Magic Bullet or blender.

Strainer.

Funnel.

Instructions

Using a Magic Bullet or similar, blend strawberries until they turn into a fine dust (about 30 seconds).

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Simply pour blended berry dust into 1 of the bowls of sugar and stir until incorporated.

Repeat these steps to make the Raspberry sugar, being sure to run the raspberry powder through a fine strainer to remove the seeds.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Place funnel into each empty bottle and pour infused sugar over top.

Each bottle will hold approximately 1 cup of the sugar and berry blend.

Once the bottles have been filled and sealed, they’re ready for packaging.

Makes 4 servings.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Valentine’s Packaging

Supplies

Valentine’s Printables from A Thing Created – Etsy

Scissors.

Hole punch.

Four 12 inch pieces of ribbon or bakers twine.

Embellishments (optional)

Instructions

Cut each printable into shape.

Using hole punch, punch one hole into the top left and top right side of each print.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Thread ribbon/twine through the front side of each printable and wrap around the upper neck of the bottle.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Tie tightly and attach any additional embellishments to the side opposite of the printables.

I added leftover glittered clothespins and mini labels to mine for a finishing touch.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

Another option would be to actually write and personalize right on the valentine’s prints.

Berry Infused Sugar | Posh Little Designs

These babes are ready for gifting!

The Valentine’s printables are available for purchase in a variety of colors in Erisha’s Etsy shop for just $1.99 a piece! Such a fab deal and a darling and very fashion forward way to say Happy hearts day to friends and loves ones! Find them here. For inspiration and to see more of Erisha’s stunning art, visit A Thing Created.

And, if you loved today’s DIY, please check back shortly. I’ve got a Hearts day treat recipe to share, that features these berry infused sugars, and more packaging with the printables from A Thing Created.

And…of course, just a quick mention about Superbowl Sunday! I was absolutely delighted that my local team the Seahawks won Superbowl 48 for the first time in franchise history! Such an exciting moment for all of us fans!

xo

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Trends: Pantone + Paper Straws

Paper straws are among some of the hottest ongoing trends for parties, weddings and celebrations. I obsess over them a bit and I’m always sure to have a variety of colors on hand when I throw a party. They’re an ideal accessory for drinks and treats and add add an element of whimsy and chicness to the ordinary. These days they’re available in almost any color and design and tie in perfectly with the trends that we see throughout the seasons.

For Spring we saw many pastel tones, with mint, peach and blush all the rage, but now that we’re moving into Fall, expect to see deepened hues in almost jewel like tones, as per Pantone’s Fall picks for 2013. Along with these colors, you will see neutrals such as browns and grays to balance out the brighter shades.

The eye catching hues can be expected in women’s fashions, home decor, bridal fashion, wedding decor and themed celebrations for the remainder of the year.

And with these colors so on trend, I’ve put together a display of the paper straws that I carry in my Etsy Shop that just so happen to coincide with the colors for Fall, according to Pantone.

With that said, if you have plans to throw some parties from now until the end of the year, be sure to add in the hottest color accessories to your party beverages and dessert displays this season!

Pantone Color trends - + Paper Straws - Posh Little DesignsPantone Color Display via Style Pantry

What do you think about the picks for Fall 2013 and what are your favorite colors?

Follow the link to shop these colors and more now. Just $3.75 per package and perfect for your posh parties.

Check back soon for more!

xo

Hand Painted Easter Eggs – DIY

Today is the first day of Spring but apparently mother nature did not get the memo here in Washington. She served up a full dose of stormy sideways rain and blustery wind to welcome the new season. This is pretty typical in our area, which means I’ll  just have to continue daydreaming about sunny days, floral blooms and vacation too. That’s ok though because as usual I have loads of things to complete before Spring kicks into full gear. One of which is a collection of Easter blogs posts, since the holiday falls at the end of March this year. First up is a fun little DIY perfect for today’s arrival of Spring and inspired by some of the things that I’m currently loving.

swoon list

Watercolors (I’m obsessed)

Floral print trend (seen in fashions for Spring and Summer 2013)

Hand written script (so chic)

Sounds like the perfect recipe for beautified Easter eggs to me, and also a great indoor activity for the stormy weather outside.

My 3-year-old daughter and I had so much fun making these.

diy hand painted easter eggs

Supplies

1 Carton of Large or Extra Large Eggs (12)

1 small paint brush

Non-toxic watercolor set (any kind will do – don’t laugh…I actually used my 3-year-old daughter’s princess paint kit)

1 paper towel

1 shallow dish of water

Instructions

Boil eggs in large pot for 12 minutes.

Remove from heat and run under cool water for 3 minutes.

Pull eggs from water and dry on paper towels removing all moisture.

Dip your paint brush in water and then brush over the paint color of your choice. (you can blot your brush on the paper towel to remove some of the excess paint for a lighter finish.)

Create a 2 inch floral shape or (squiggly circle) in center of an egg.

Paint a small circle in the center of your floral shape using a darker color of paint for contrast. It should start to resemble a flower at this point.

Add a green stem.

Repeat these steps creating additional flowers in different shapes and sizes for variety and range.

Place back in carton to dry.

These are a great conversation starter so be sure to display your works of art on Easter Sunday!

hand painted diy

Since my baby girl is about to turn 1, and her 1st birthday will be inspired by Spring in Paris, I used the leftover eggs to test out my artistry skills or (lack thereof,) for her upcoming celebration. I seriously have terrible hand-writing and I’m certainly no expert, but overall was pleased with how these Paris inspired eggs came out.

DIY hand painted easter eggs

Think of how many different notes or words you could hand paint on your Easter eggs. Your children’s names, etc.

spring in paris - easter eggs
Get creative and have fun!
diy hand painted easter eggs

Hoping this springy post brightens your week!

I have more Easter ideas on the way, as well as some Paris party inspiration coming up.

Check back again soon for more.

xo

This DIY concept was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013

Red Carpet Party Palettes

This past Sunday I spent the afternoon watching The Oscars red carpet live. If you tuned in, how did you feel about what they wore? I was pleasantly surprised at how many looks I loved!! Some of my top favorites: Naomi Watts, Halle Berry & Zoe Saldana.

Of the several looks, I personally nominated the two for best dressed that left me day dreaming. But since I don’t have a place fancy enough to wear one of these star-studded looks, I’ve done something with each that’s a little more practical and perfectly posh too! This posh that I speak of is in the form of party inspiration. Because how amazing would it be to host a celebration inspired by your favorite red carpet look?!

Below you will see how fashion has personally inspired my creative point of view. Two of my favorite looks transformed into the perfect party palettes.

First up the beautiful Stacy Keibler. She looked incredibly dazzling in this Naeem Khan embellished gown for Fall 2013. The design and intricate detailing left me speechless as did her overall styling. A true stunner in gun-metal glam. I am literally obsessed.

Stacy Kiebler - Oscars 2013

Source Naeem Khan Runway. Stacy Keibler Oscars

The party

Platinum and Black - party inspiration

How I was inspired

I chose a color scheme of black, platinum and gun metal to match fabric in the gown. The shape of the chandelier and serving tray reminding me of the overall design and structure of the dress, with disco dust and edible confetti glitter to tie in the embellished detail. This party inspiration would be ideal for any celebration with a glamorous theme. Bachelorette parties, engagement parties or birthdays come to mind.

1 Chandelier 2 Disco Dust Black 3 Edible Confetti 4 Balloons 5 Disco Dust Platinum 6 Baroque Serving Tray 7 Platinum Martini Glass 8 Platinum Gum balls 9 Black Gum balls 10 Platinum cupcake wrappers

The second beauty I nominated for best dressed was Kerri Washington in Miu Miu. This gown in coral with the diamond studded bust truly sang to me and reminded me that the warmth of the sun is near.  There’s something so bright and welcoming about this cheerful hue that reminds me of Spring! I also love that Kerri added an unexpected pop of color to her look with the red shoe and bag. A true vision!!
Kerri Washington - Oscars 2013

Source: Kerri Washington Oscars 2013

 The  party

Coral & Gold party inspiration

How I was inspired

I chose a color scheme of coral and gold to match the look of the gown, with added touches of red to tie in Kerri’s shoes and handbag. Gold details in the cake, bunting and edible jewels were a necessity to reference the embroidered bust, as was a drink recipe as refreshing as her overall look. This inspiration would be ideal for a Spring welcoming celebration. Perhaps a baby shower, bridal shower, tea party or birthday.

1 Gold Cake Bunting 2 Tissue wrapped party favors 3 Peach Gummies 4 Grapefruit Jellies 5 Chevron Straws 6 Edible Jewels 7 Grapefruit Cocktail 8 Gold Cake 9 Roses

What was your favorite look from The Oscars red carpet?

Feeling inspired? Be sure to check back soon for another dose of posh.

xo