DIY: How to make a post-it heart pinata

I’ve been wanting to try something with post-its forever as I thought it would be a cinch to stick those little papers up and call it art. Well, needless to say, it wasn’t as simple as I thought if you want something in really great colors that will stick permanently. I ended up cutting out my own squares out of different colored paper and gluing them with a glue gun. This way, there’s much more flexibility with the color-choice.

Materials: paper of your choice in post-it size (I used one to measure), scissors, cardboard, string, glue gun, pencil

Step 1: Draw a heart onto your cardboard. I made a mini one to show you how to do it but the final one is 20″ down the middle and 30″ across the widest point.

Step 2: Cut out two hearts for the front and back of the pinata.

Step 3: Make strips of cardboard 5″ wide to go around the perimeter of the heart.

Step 4: Curl these strips with a pencil to so they are more pliable.

Step 5: Glue the strips to the heart.

Step 6: Glue the other side to the strips.

Step 7: Begin applying the “post-its” with the glue gun by starting at the bottom and working up so you can layer on top. For this color choice I started with light colors on the bottom and then worked up to the darker colors. I did a warm palette on one side (reds, pinks, oranges, yellows) and cool on the other (blues, purples, greens)

Step 8: Punch two holes on either side of the arch of the heart.

Step 9: Bring a string through and tie on top.

With the right colors these technique can create a lasting effect on your guests. Add in some fun favors and the guests will love to take a whack.

photography by Amanda Thomsen and DIY steps by Brittany Watson Jepsen

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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One look at the fantasy bride and you know her inspiration hails from a dream world. Layers upon layers of tulle sculpted in a new way and accented by a touch of metallic bronze on her toes and an oval bezel ring.

The dress by Ashi Studio  |  The ring by Blanca Monros Gomez from Steven Alan  |  The shoes from Anthropologie

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

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“What does it mean?” is the second post in a continuing series where we ask a blogger how they used their wedding as an expression of their union with their significant other. Today we are honored to hear from Vané Broussard, the creator and writer of Brooklyn Bride.

Its hard to pick 1 meaningful part of our wedding, but I think if I had to, it wasn’t anything we did ourselves.  It was the sheer amazingness of our guests who had traveled near and far to celebrate with us!  While the wedding was in Brooklyn, we had guests who came from all over the US and as far as Japan, Australia, and Egypt!  It was so humbling to have them all there, but the best part was having them let their hair down in the “faux-to” booth we had set up outside the reception….the pictures taken there are some of our favorites from the whole day because they captured the fun we wanted everyone to have!  Those are the moments I think we’ll cherish the most.

Thank you, Vané!

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

[Photography by Belathée Photography]

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