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    MOTHER'S DAY

    MOTHER'S DAY

    MOTHER’S DAY BALLOON DELIVERY

    Candles and flowers are great, but why not do something different this year! This special edition Mother's Day confetti balloon with streamers is what every fun mum needs and wants AND it takes all the hassle out of finding the perfect present for Mum! 

    Balloon comes inflated AND with a box of delicious English Breakfast Tea from our friends at Larsen & Thompson. 

    Balloons will be delivered, helium inflated, between 9 and 4pm on Sunday 14th May.  Imagine her delight at opening her door to this! All this for $60 delivered to select Melbourne suburbs (if you don’t see your suburb on the list, please email us for a delivery quote).

    MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH SORTED

    MUM silver mini balloons that can be threaded onto straws and tucked into flowers on the table, CONFETTI scattered, a DECORATION CLUSTER & LOVE SCRIPT BALLOON hanging over the table & a FANCY BALLOON tied to her chair. Not to mention lots of treats from PANA CHOCOLATE & ACRYLIC TOPPERS. And don't forget to buy her a CARD.

    Solid Colour Balloon Love

    Solid Colour Balloon Love

    Our confetti balloons are our signature dish (like Heston's snail porridge but much better and more colourful). But have you seen our glorious solid colour balloons?

    And now we are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the family - MIDI SOLID ROUND BALLOONS. The perfect in-between size! Made from the highest quality latex, 60cm, a host of fabulous colours and can be filled with air or helium. Get your hands on one (or lots!) here.

    Or if you are after our jumbo solid colour balloons, check them out here. And if you can't go past our signature dish, all our confetti balloons are here.

     

    It's time to party

    It's time to party

    The lovely people at realestate.com contacted us to chat about all things balloons, party and confetti. Check out their fun words and pictures here

     

    Easter Craft Fun

    Easter Craft Fun

    We are so pleased to have Jacinta here! We are such fans of her Instagram account. It is full of super fun and easy crafts, that are also smart and engaging. Go check it out: you won't be disappointed! 

    I am so excited to be a guest blogger for “Poppies for Grace!” Thank you for including me. My name is Jacinta and I am an Australian based Scientist and Mum of three, hoping to inspire creative kids and fun mums, families and educators. I post really easy and fun learning projects on my Instagram page @cintaandco. It’s called Cinta & Co. as my family and friends call me Cinta – short for Jacinta, and my kids are my co. – you will often see their little hands hard at work in the photos that I post. Today, I would like to share a really simple and fun Easter bunny basket that you can make at home in just a couple of minutes.

    What you will need:

    6 x 6 inch squares of coloured paper. We used origami squares, but any square paper will do.

    Scissors

    Double sided tape

    White paper

    Black marker pen

    Mini confetti

    Stick confetti

    How to make the Easter bunny baskets:

    1. Fold your square of paper into thirds. Open up the folds and refold the square across the opposite axis, so that your paper is divided into 9 even squares.

    2. Cut along the two middle folds on each side of the paper and add some double-sided tape to the edges of the middle paper sections.

    3. Attach the end sections to the tape to form your basket. Cut a strip of paper and attach it to your basket to form the handle.

    4. Decorate your baskets with a cute bunny face. To make the bunny face, cut out the bunny head from white paper, glue down some mini confetti checks and use your maker pen to draw eyes and a mouth.

    5. Fill your baskets with confetti (and maybe some chocolate)!

    Happy Easter everyone!

    Fancy Balloon Garland

    Fancy Balloon Garland

    All the fun things are happening with the Fancy Balloon Garland! Such a great statement piece for any occasion. AND we have a video to show you how to put it together! Such fun! 

    

    Sweet Dreams

    Sweet Dreams

    Look at our sweet little friend!

    Sweet Dreams launches tomorrow and we are excited about showing you what we have been working on. Sweet Dreams is a soft mix of blues, mints and silver. Perfect! One of the reasons we are so excited about this range is because YOU asked for it! You asked, we listened and boom! Here we are, surrounded by the perfect colour mix for 1st birthday's, baby showers, 4th birthday's, any birthday, any event! You will find all the classic Poppies goodness in the Sweet Dreams range: balloon pops, jumbo confetti balloon, plates, cups, straws! The lot! 

    We also have a few other fun new things up our sleeve for tomorrows launch, so make sure you jump on the website and have a look. 

     

    Employee of the month

    Employee of the month

    The Poppies team is an amazing mix of men and women who bring their A game everyday to work. It is a small team, but it is a team full of joy, skills, fun, creativity, pragmatism, excellent jokes and wild dance moves. 

    And so, we welcome you to POPPIES FOR GRACE: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

     

    Congratulations Sara Dickins!
    In recognition of Sara’s smooth dance moves, excellent baking skills, fearless leadership, constant kindness and loyal friendship, you are Employee of the Month.

    JOIN OUR CLUB!

    Confetti Club is such fun! This month's confetti has just hit the post and it's a goodie!

    A lovely thing that we didn't foresee is how many people would buy subscriptions for their friends! What a lovely, kind and generous thing to do. Confetti Club is the gift that keeps on giving, month after month. 

    So do you wanna be in our club? It’s super fun!

    We love hearing stories of where our speciality mixes end up. In cards, under pillows, in art activities: the options are endless with confetti!  

    Come be in our gang and show us what you do with yours!

    NEW THINGS ARE COMING!

    Oh this weather! We can't work out if we are hot or cold! Where did Summer go? Is it Autumn already? We don't know! But inside the studio it's a different story - it's all systems go! We are fizzing with excitement!

    We are in the midst of planning for our next release of party products! It is a joy to watch Alana work. Her eyes light up with ideas and colours and her hands jump from one thing to the next, building, creating, turning things over. Colours become tangible in her hands. She talks about them like they are old and loyal friends.

    And while Alana works her colour magic, we chase her around with excel spreadsheets recording colours and quantities, 

    And all the while we are thinking about when and where and how these new products will go out into your hands: to be apart of your special days and shining moments. Oh the joy! Keep an eye out - new things are coming! 

     

    THE CONFETTI DIARIES // PART 1

    Can we talk about confetti for just a moment? And our innate and unwavering love of it? We hand pick, hand mix and hand pack all our confetti here in our Melbourne studio. We spend extensive amounts of time discussing shades and tones, size and shape. We really do. 

    And so it is no surprise that confetti follows us where ever we go, tucked into our pockets, in our cars, scattered over our lounge room floors, floating through the studio carpark and always in the bottom of our handbags.  I found some in my parents bathroom last time I visited. They live 2 and half hours away from the Poppies studio. I'm not quite sure how it got there.  We seem to drop confetti like bread crumbs, always leading us into colour and joy. And it is in the simplicity of dots of colour, swirling through the air, that we find a moment of joy and goodness. What grace that is. 

    THEY'RE BACK!

    THEY'RE BACK!

    We have been waiting patiently (and a little bit not!) for our Honeycomb Balls to arrive - and they are finally here! 19 colours, 3 sizes and all the fun! Jump online to purchase.

    DIY CONFETTI CARD

    DIY CONFETTI CARD

    1. Using the paper tape, stick the design to the front of the card. No need to worry about getting it on there perfectly, this is DIY FUN, just use your eye.
    2. Use your art knife to cut the design into the card. No need to put the pressure on like an elephant, as once you’ve gone over each letter you can remove the taped on design & go over the cut lines again using your fancy knife. Just remember to carefully peel the paper tape off to avoid taring the card.
    3. Fill the pocket with confetti (make sure you don’t over fill as it will make the card too bulky, a couple of pinches gives a nice coverage).
    4. Seal the pocket & shake it in your hand to spread the confetti.
    5. Using the paper tape stick the pocket to the inside of the card.
    6. You may like to put the folded card under a few heavy books for an hour or so to help the fold work a treat.

     Please note: These cards really are for your nearest & dearest. As they do take time, making 100 may be a slight over commitment.

    * for convince & delight you can purchase a DIY Christmas card pack from our website, which includes 6 plain cards, 6 kraft envelopes, 6 clear pockets, stencil downloads & mini joyful confetti. All you need to grab is an Art knife, paper tape & a cutting mat.

     

    SUMMER BERRY PARTY

    SUMMER BERRY PARTY

     

    I'm sure you've all seen the awesome The House That Lars Built tutorial on making honeycomb fruit, we've added a step to be able to make tiny strawberries. Cute as a button. Hello summer parties!

    Honeycomb Strawberry:

    1. Cut out leaf shapes from the crepe. No need to be too particular in the shape.
    2. Cut out thin rectangles from the crepe. Fold & twist to make the stem.
    3. Cut the top & bottom off the honeycomb ball & cut some bulk from the side to make the berry thinner at the bottom & larger at the top.
    4. Fold the leaf and stick to one side of the honeycomb, flip & stick on one or two more leaves to the other side.
    5. Stick the stem down the centre of the ball.
    6. Fold open & secure with paper clip.

    Setting the table:

    1. To make a centrepiece, pile large, small & mini honeycomb balls, along with honeycomb fruit & some of your smaller strawberries. You may like to add jars of bright flowers
    2. Place a small coloured paper plate on top of a larger size in a different colour. Add in paper cups & straws & a yummy bottle of fizz next to each plate.
    3. Place the napkin on the plate & a home made paper strawberry on top. You may like to add a little tag to this to make a place setting. Fruity fun!

     

    THAT BACKDROP DIY

    THAT BACKDROP DIY

    1) GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS, HERE IS A LIST OF MINE:

    GOLD CURTAIN, STREAMERS, FRINGED CREPE, HONEYCOMB FANCY, HONEYCOMB BALLS IN MINI, SMALL & LARGE, PAPER LANTERNS, TISSUE FAN, BALLOONS, RIBBON, COLOURED STRING.

    2) ATTACH THE GOLD CURTAIN TO THE AREA YOU WANT TO DECORATE. WE USED A PHOTOGRAPHY STAND, BUT YOU MIGHT BE USING A BEAM IN YOUR HOUSE OR AT THE PARK, A CURTAIN RAIL OR FISHING LINE ATTACHED TO THE WALL USING HEAVY DUTY REMOVABLE HOOKS.

    3) FLING UP STREAMERS & FRINGED CREPE

    4) TIE ON HONEYCOMB BALLS, FANS, FANCY & LANTERNS AT VARYING HEIGHTS.

    5) FILL OUT WITH BALLOONS TIED ONTO STRING & RIBBON. 

    SOOOO EASY & SO MUCH FUN. THIS KIND OF SET UP LOOKS SUPER AS THE BACKDROP TO A DESSERT TABLE, IN A WINDOW, AS A PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROP, HUNG FROM A TREE, IN A ROTUNDA AT THE PARK, OFF THE SHOWER CURTAIN RAIL (IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE THROWING A BATH PARTY), AS A CAKE SMASH BACKDROP, JUST ADD IN THE BIG NUMBER 1 OR THE ONE BALLOON.

    Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    Is it obvious that we like celebrations? Gathering around a table & not being able to catch our breath from all the laughter is my favourite thing. I don't need fancy, nor does the table need to be immaculately decorated for the joy to come. It's always the people. But still, I can't help but bring all the colours too, make a little fairytale moment that shouts to the friend I'M SO GLAD YOU CAME. They probably knew that anyway, but my hands make, so I go with it. Christmas is coming, which means the Christmas table is coming, YAY. All the sticky tape is getting ready to come home, and oh boy am I going to spend the whole roll! Here is an odd little collection of our things that will most likely be a part of my Christmas celebrating. We even have a little DIY goodness to share with you, Confetti Christmas cards & our favourite ways to wrap. You can check out the christmas range through our store DIY's are coming soon.

    BALLOON POP MAKING 101

    BALLOON POP MAKING 101

    1) GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS- A PACK OF BALLOON POPS & A BALLOON PUMP.

    2) INFLATE THE BALLOONS USING THE PUMP, YOU CAN RELEASE AIR AS YOU MOVE YOUR FINGERS UP THE BASE OF THE BALLOON TO MAKE A CIRCULAR SHAPE. IT'S IMPORTANT TO USE THE PUMP AS THIS SIZE OF BALLOON IS DIFFICULT TO INFLATE USING YOUR MOUTH & THE WARMTH OF YOUR BREATH WILL FOG THE CLEAR BALLOON.

    3) RUB EACH BALLOON WITH YOUR HAND TO CREATE STATIC, ROLL THE BALLOON AROUND & THE CONFETTI WILL STATIC TO THE SIDES OF THE BALLOON.

    4) TIE THE INCLUDED CORD TO THE BASE OF THE BALLOON & TRIM TO LENGTH.

    5) THREAD THE CORD THROUGH THE PAPER STRAW & TUG ON THE CORD TO WEDGE THE BALLOON INTO PLACE.

    6) CUT A LENGTH OF RIBBON & TIE IN PLACE.

    TA DA. YOU JUST MADE SOME PRETTY EXCEPTIONAL BALLOON POPS. WHY NOT ADD ONE TO A WRAPPED GIFT, POP THEM IN WITH FLOWERS OR FILL A JAR...SO MANY POPTASTIC OPTIONS, JUST TO GET YOU STARTED!

    ARTWORK

    ARTWORK

     

    WHEN I WAS YOUNG WE LIVED WITH MY NANA FOR A SEASON & EVERY AFTERNOON WE'D PAINT AND MAKE MANSIONS FROM TOILET ROLLS & STICKY TAPE. SHE DROPPED A SEED INTO MY HEART & MY LOVE OF COLOUR & PLAY STARTED TAKING ROOT. TODAY I CLING TO MONET'S WORDS AS I FLING MY ARTWORK INTO THE WORLD: 
    "Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."
    AHH, EXHALE, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND. WHICH MEANS IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO EXPLAIN. WHICH MEANS NOTHING NEEDS TO BE WEIGHED & MEASURED. I CAN STAND HERE QUIETLY, WHAT SWEET RELIEF. 

    FOR YEARS I HAVE PAINTED FOR FRIENDS & NOT SIGNED MY WORK, BECAUSE I HAD WHISPERED THE UGLY WORD 'FRAUD' OVER WHAT I WAS DOING. DON'T DO THAT, ITS A SHAMING WORD & IT SUCKS THE JOY OUT OF THE PROCESS.

    THIS TIME THE PAINT & THE STREAMERS BECAME MY SANDBOX & INSTEAD OF FRAUD, I THOUGHT PLAY PLAY PLAY.

    THE COLLECTION GOES LIVE AT 9PM TONIGHT. A GROUP OF SEVENTEEN PIECES. BECAUSE ONE TUNRED INTO TWO, TURNED INTO.....

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CRAFT-A-THON

    CRAFT-A-THON

    WE'VE GATHERED WITH FRIENDS TO OFFER SOME SUPER CRAFTING THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, YOU CAN BOOK YOUR KIDDIES IN HERE. PRICES RANGE FROM $8 - $15. YAY FOR PLAY!

    19.09 CONFETTI PLACE MAT MAKING

    20.09 BUNTING DECORATING WITH BLANK GOODS + POPPIES FOR GRACE

    21.09 NECKLACE MAKING WITH LITTLE PUDDLES

    22.09 CONFETTI BAUBLE FILLING WITH POPPIES FOR GRACE

    23.09 CERAMIC PAINTING WITH KAZ MORTON

    26.09 PILLOWCASE DECORATING WITH KIP & CO + POPPIES FOR GRACE

    27.09 COOKIE DECORATIONG WITH TREATS FOR EVIE

    SPECIAL THANKS TO FRIENDS: BLANK GOODS | LITTLE PUDDLES | KAZ MORTON | KIP & CO | TREATS FOR EVIE | BEC MATHESON PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE JUMPING GIRLS 

    MUMMA'S DAY


    ALL THE THINGS FOR WRAPPING & TREATING MUMMA: A FANCY LITTLE POP FOR HER BREAKFAST TRAY, A BIG GOLDEN BALLOON & DECORATIONS FOR A FAMILY LUNCH. MUMMA BE BLISSFUL.

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