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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. 

 

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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.
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JOIN OUR CLUB!

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!

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NEW THINGS ARE COMING!

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! 

 

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THE CONFETTI DIARIES // PART 1

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. 

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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.

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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.

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    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!

     

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    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.

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    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.

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