6 ways to use billy balls at your wedding

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I'm loving how billy balls are so in right now. They are the perfect dash of happiness and cute, yet used in the right way, they can also be a modern. The long line of the stem creates a unique height and the perfectly round pop of yellow adds an unexpected quirk. Try adding them into your wedding in some unique ways: boutonnieres for the groomsmen, a bouquet with succulents, a more modern bouquet with lots of them together, use one on it's one for a place setting, use three to act as ring stands, or group them on their own for a centerpiece.

Have you used billy balls before?

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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4 ways to use honeycomb

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I've noticed a major epidemic of DIYs using tisse honeycomb balls recently. I think part of the appeal is that they come in the loveliest shades making it easy to want to use them. I love the idea of stacking them on top and grouping them together for maximum statement. A great way to fill in a empty reception venue to to clump large items together and this does just that.

Have you used honeycomb tissue before?

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

Geometric origami inspiration

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I've been spotting geometric origami projects left and right and there's no better place to use them than in a modern wedding reception. Try a bunch of them as centerpieces for a a table, or hanging overhead as lanterns. Or create a pattern out of paper and adhere them to a wall. There are so many ways to use them and they add a clean, fresh vibe to the event.

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

We'll be taking the 4th and 5th off for the holiday, so have a great long weekend and see you back here on Monday!

DIY: paper cut flower boutonniere

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Last month I made a boutonniere inspired by military accoutrement. This month I thought I'd take the idea of a traditional flower and make it a bit more modern by creating a silhouette of a flower using a paper cutting technique. It's unique, simple, and cost effective. What couple doesn't saving costs?

Materials: scissors, craft knife, pencil, mat board, paper color of your choice, template of flower (download here)

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Step 1: Trace your design onto black paper.

Step 2: With your craft knife, slowly cut out the design. Make sure you always pull down with the knife. If you make a mistake, you can use a little bit of glue to piece it back together.

Step 3: Pin it onto the lapel of the suit.

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There you go! A simple and unique boutonniere for the modern couple. Enjoy!

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built