Pinterest Mondays: Palm Fronds and Bon Bons

For a self-confessed Pinterest addict like myself, every day is a Pinterest day.

Whether you are a regular nine-to-five worker or a flexible freelancer, Mondays are always a little bit of a drag – so we’re bringing you Pinterest Mondays to brighten up your mornings!

Pinterest is my go-to source for inspiration for any occasion. From designing invitations to DIY costumes and decorations – it has all you could possibly need for an unforgettable event! Kelly Mindell’s “Palm Fronds and Bon Bons” dinner party idea is a prime example of the gems you can find on the platform.

Bringing together some of the most on trend palettes and motifs – pastel pinks, large green leaves, gold detailing and of course pineapples…

Kelly has created a trend-spotter’s dream party! I love the idea of having a themed party based on a current trend as, although we may try, keeping up with interior trends is not always the most practical plan and this idea presents a much more cost effective approach to staying on trend. Plus the fresh feel of the party’s look lets you bring back the summer vibes for one last hurrah before the cold Winter nights truly set in.

…the fresh feel of this party look invites you bring back the summer vibes for one last hurrah before the cold Winter nights set in.

Kelly created this sophisticated party aesthetic for Balloon Time. She, like many creatives including myself, cannot get enough of this pink and green colour scheme and the contemporary feel that it brings. When a colour palette becomes popular as this one has it can often become a little repetitive and dull but Kelly’s DIY approach keeps things looking fresh. In particular, her balloon centrepiece – made with a clever decoupage technique using tissue paper, spray adhesive and an inkjet printer – makes Kelly’s idea a fresh and exciting one.

On Studio DIY, Kelly’s excitable blog dedicated to sharing ideas of how to celebrate in style, you can find lots more brilliant ideas. And her range of DIY costume project – including tutorials on how to dress-up as popcorn, a cactus and a disco ball – are perfect for helping decide what to wear this Halloween!

Photo credits: Photography by Mary Costa and styling by Beautilitarian and Studio DIY




Posted on Oct 6th, 15 by

Greg McIndoe - also known as Headless Greg - is an illustrator and design writer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He regularly writes for design magazines and online platforms, interviewing fellow illustrators and leading creatives.

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