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A Look Inside: My Winter Wedding

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I recently got married in December of 2011 and have been looking forward to sharing my pictures and inspiration on the Polka Dot Design blog! I wanted my wedding to embody glam, a little bit of glitz and most importantly, love. My favorite parts of the wedding were some of the smallest details; the rose […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts We Love: Crayon Hearts

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Away from home for the first time as a college freshman, I discovered crafting. Back then, picking up the newest issue of Martha Stewart’s magazine felt as good as acing an exam. For Valentine’s Day that year, these Crayon Hearts were the object of my affection. They made my dorm room feel cheery, and best […]

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DIY: Painted Cakes

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Nothing brings a little mid-winter cheer like spotting bold color transcended against neutral, wintry weather tones. Especially when you find vibrant and lively colors where you least expect them. Like on a cake. Start with a white gumpaste or fondant-covered cake, well chilled. Use either luster dust or petal dust (mixed with either clear lemon […]

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DIY: Place Card Ideas for Holiday Dinners

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A holiday tabletop will truly dazzle your guests when they see their name festively displayed on a place setting at your dining table. Here are some of our favorite place card ideas: Pinecone Place Card, Peppermint Candy Place Card, Candy Cane Place Card, Cinnamon Stick Bundles, Twine-Wrapped Fruit,

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DIY: Decorate with Holiday Greeting Cards

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Your mailbox is likely to start being filled with all kinds of lovely season’s greetings from friends and family. And while we all cherish holiday cards, we don’t always know the best way to display them. Here are our favorite ideas on how to incorporate the cards you receive into your holiday d├ęcor. One: Hang […]

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