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Anniversary Chocolate Bar Favors


There's no better way to celebrate a 16 year anniversary than with chocolate! My husband and I celebrated our 16th anniversary and these were the decadent favors for our guests. The chocolate I used was none other than a slab of Scharffen Berger wrapped in paper and then adorned with a label that resembles the softness of wedding decor. A soft peach hue and white lace makes the finishing touch on these bars, so perfect and personal. The ribbon of hearts on the sides of the chocolate … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Twig Heart


For a long time I’ve seen crafts done with found items, and I have to say— they’re my favorite! Anything you can put together after a good long walk outside is pretty fantastic. In order to start this craft I took my pups along for the search. For this project, you’ll want to find twigs and sticks that are ¼ inch or less in width, for each cutting. DIY Hanging Twig Heart • Twigs, of width measuring ¼ inch or less • Hot glue gun • Hot glue sticks • Gardening hand … [Read more...]

Budget-Friendly Nougat Bar Favors


Big Hunk Nougat Bars, sold in bulk, make a delicious, budget-friendly favor idea. You can even heat them in the microwave for 12 - 15 seconds and you have instant melt-in-your-mouth, gooey sweet nougat! For a elegant favor idea, I repackaged the bars in flat cello bags with a vintage looking burlap label that matches the hues of the nougat. I am completely hooked on the 'Vintage burlap labels' because they incorporate lovely texture in the the design. Here they resemble burlap which … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Style Clasp Favor Boxes


Guess what? My Own Labels clasp boxes are now available in the color Kraft! I'm in love with our new kraft clasp boxes and its been exciting coming up with fun ways to style them for different occasions. There are so many things you can do with our clasp favor boxes and here are 5 simple ways to dress them up to get you started. 1. Mini Pom Pom Make a mini tissue pom pom in any color to match or compliment your personalized labels to instantly add some character. See this tutorial on … [Read more...]

Vegan Ding Dongs


I am crazy about this recipe, and I guarantee that there is no way you can tell its vegan. But it is and its fabulous. I found the recipe over at The Diva-Dish.com. I’m throwing my good friends Elizabeth and Lucus an evening terrace party, to celebrate their third anniversary. We invited a big group of friends, lit up the terrace with white lights, and made it a big surprise! Vegan Ding Dongs What You’ll Need: • A hand mixer • A cake pan • Two large mixing bowls • … [Read more...]

Handmade Confetti Launchers


My coworker Ruth and her husband decided to renew their vows to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Friends and family gathered in their expansive backyard. Everything was beautifully decorated in the original colors of their wedding! My contribution to the party was to make confetti launchers to rain on them after they repeat the vows they said forty-five years ago. Supplies Needed: I found this idea on Piikeastreet.com • Craft tubes in assorted colors* • Scissors • … [Read more...]

Photo Dots

A fun way to decorate your drink glasses!

Drink Photo Dots from My Own Ideas blog #labels

(Used in this project: Small Circle Vinyl Labels in Custom and Vida styles.) Celebrate simply and with a lot of class, using little dot labels with a photo of the person-(or people)-of-the-hour. Put a photo of the special people on a small circle label, and use it to decorate champagne glasses or any number of other surfaces. Be sure to select vinyl labels, because they are easily removed from glass and metal, and can be used again. Choose a high-resolution, high quality photo of the … [Read more...]

Special Occasion Coaster Ideas


By now it should come as no surprise that our coasters are new and improved. Extra-thick and completely customizable with different styles and colors, My Own Labels coasters are sure to hold up in any situation but also create a wow factor at the same time. It's the little details that count so I've assembled five of our favorite coaster ideas for adding personalized touches to your next gathering, celebration or simple gift. 1. Birthday Celebrations Surprise a friend or family member for … [Read more...]

Simple Gifts: Gift Coasters

Homemade Gift Ideas in 30 Minutes or Less!


One of the simplest of gifts to create, but the important ingredients of affection and thoughtful effort are present in the result. Choose a photo that you love, about the people you will be giving the coasters too... this could be a photo of them, or their house, their pets, their children or grandchildren. It could be a photo detail of a part of their lives - a beautiful plant in their yard, fruit on a tree, a fountain, a bird in their birdbath. Once you have chosen the photo, then choose … [Read more...]

My Own Labels on Martha Stewart Show

Photo coasters for Martha Stewart's 50th birthday

Birthday Coasters for Martha Stewart

The ultimate party planner, Darcy Miller helped Martha Stewart celebrate her 50th birthday this summer with a festive birthday party. She shared her creative ideas, including photo coasters from MyOwnLabels.com, on the Martha Stewart Show, Sept 29, 2011. See highlights below or view the segment on Martha Stewart's site. Helpful Links Photo Coasters • The "Custom" style was used for Martha Stewart. … [Read more...]