Category: DIY

8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

Hi lovelies + Happy 4th of July! So, you’re supposed to go to Aunt So-and-So’s BBQ this afternoon and “bring a dish to pass”, but you just now realized you’ve got zip? Fear not. In this post, we’ve rounded up eight festive, totally easy last-minute 4th of July desserts. So, grab a cup of coffee, wakey wakey, and get ready for an explosion of deliciousness just in time for the 4th. With each of these, it’s just a quick hop to the store + a quick whip-up in the kitchen. Of course, #1 looks the hardest of all, but it is dubbed ‘easy’ sparkler cake. So, it’s gotta be, right? Regardless, we’ll save your bbq. And you’ll save some face. Enjoy!

Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

1. Easy 4th of July Sparkler Cake

4th of july sparkler cake

pizzazzerie

2. White Chocolate, Red + Blue Dipped Strawberries

white chocolate strawberries via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

yummy healthy easy

3. Patriotic Cones

red white blue patriotic cones via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

the pretty bee

4. Cheese + Fruit Platter

Made with blueberries, watermelon, and feta cheese!

cheese and fruit 4th of july platter via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

home is where the boat is

5. Easy Red White and Blue Cupcakes

fruity 4th of july cupcakes via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

your cupofcake

6. Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers (with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip)

red white and blue fruit skewers via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

skinny taste

7. Flag Rice Krispie Treat

american flag rice krispie via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

parties for pennies

8. Festive Meringue Treats

The easiest of them all! See why… It’s cheating, but we won’t tell. ;)

festive treats for the 4th via 8 Easy Last-Minute 4th of July Desserts

via (and, btw, I love the name of this site) — no biggie

Happy 4th of July! Home of the Free… Because of the Brave. ♥

xo
-E.

Paper Flowers for DIY Projects — Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time! We’ve teamed up with Kara’s Vineyard Wedding to give one hundred paper flowers for DIY projects to one lucky bride-to-be! These paper flowers can be used to adorn place cards, favors, decor, and more. With over 20 colors available, there is bound to be a shade that matches your decor perfectly.

Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

pink paper flowers ombre | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/paper-flowers-for-diy-projects/

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by kara’s vineyard wedding

lavender paper flowers | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/paper-flowers-for-diy-projects/

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by kara’s vineyard wedding

You can use these paper flowers in your DIY decor, too! Here’s an ampersand for inspiration:

ampersand made with paper flowers | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/paper-flowers-for-diy-projects/

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Giveaway: Win Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

o Giveaway dates: 7/1/15-7/8/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 100 Paper Flowers for DIY Projects by Kara’s Vineyard Wedding | One lucky winner will receive a set of 100 gorgeous paper flowers, perfect for all of your DIY wedding projects! Measure 1.5″. Available in 20+ colors.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included in the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $60 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Giveaway: Be My Bridesmaid Balloon Kits

We are kicking off this beautiful Wednesday morning with a brand new giveaway! But first… have you asked your bridesmaids to be in your wedding yet? We’ve showed you some creative ways to ask, but here’s a new one! This ‘pop the balloon’ kit from Petite25 Studios is a unique way to “pop the question” to bridesmaids in a memorable way. One lucky reader will win ten kits — find out more about how it works below!

By My Bridesmaid Balloon Kits

Here’s a preview of the kit:

Be My Bridesmaid Balloon Kit

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A fun way to ask that special girl in your life to stand by your side— with a secret message in a balloon. When she pops the balloon (with the safety pin) your message as well as a burst of confetti will fill the air. Great for bridal showers, favors or revealing a secret message. A definite BURST of fun to get the party started!

Set includes: gift box, balloon filled with confetti, gift tag, Pop Me! tag adhered to the box, your message and satin ribbon. The message will read: “It’s my turn to ‘pop’ the question. Will you be my …?”

Giveaway: Save the Date Stamp for DIY Cards

Want to make your own save the date cards? This stamp will help! We’re giving one away… but first, be sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss out on future giveaways like these.

Are you ready to kick off a brand new week of wedding inspiration? We sure are! We’re excited to present the first of many exciting posts this week, starting with a new giveaway. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a little DIY charm, this save the date stamp is a great place to start! You can create your own (easy) save the date cards with this stamp spotted over at Apropos Roasters, who is giving one away to a lucky EB reader. Will it be you? Find out how to enter for your chance to win below…

Save the Date Stamp

Here are a few examples of what the stamp looks like. There are a few styles to choose from, too.

save the date stamp for DIY cards

from apropos roasters

save the date stamp for DIY cards

from apropos roasters

You can stamp them on simple shipping tags, like these, and add a ribbon or twine.

from apropos roasters

Giveaway

o Enter between 4/20/15-4/26/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Save the Date Stamp from Apropos Roasters

Save the date in true DIY style! This custom design wedding stamp is all you need to create an adorable save-the-date invitation. Mark the calendar with a romantic heart.

Includes:
♥ 2.5″ square calendar stamp
♥ 1/2″ Heart “marker” stamp

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $45 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

♥ | ♥ | ♥

xo
-E.