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ENTER to win this geometric triangle necklace! ends 9/2.

oh, happy happy monday! if you remember this latest loves post i did a few weeks back, this geometric triangle necklace might look familiar. :) it is one of my most favorite pieces of jewelry- it adds just the right amount simple and sweet to my outfits! and lucky for you, stephanie from sea and cake has been kind enough to offer one of them to you!

in addition to the giveaway, she’s offering going home to roost readers an exclusive coupon code for 10% off- just enter ‘GHTR10’ during checkout anytime between now and september 1, 2012 to receive your discount. thanks, stephanie!!

about the necklace: 3 brushed brass triangles are suspended from a 14k gold filled cable chain on this chic geometric triangle necklace. the chain measures 15 inches and can be adjusted to your preferred length.

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deadline: giveaway ends sunday, september 2nd at midnight, pst.  the winner will be drawn at random and announced on monday, september 3rd.

to enter: head on over to sea and cake, then come back here and tell us which piece from her shop is your favorite.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and sea and cake on facebook, and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> tweet the following, and leave another comment here letting us know you did so:

Giveaway! Enter to win this geometric triangle necklace by Sea and Cake on @gohometoroost! http://bit.ly/PHRQYX (Ends 9/2).

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oh my darling

June 12, 2012

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oh my darling

this little banner almost certainly caught my eye because of my recent addiction to downton abbey (i’ve even started talking like them!), but i think it’s a sweet sentiment and cute twist on traditional bunting. the vintage lithographed letters are made of enamel over steel and hung on rustic twine. i think it would be especially cute at a wedding, over a bed or above a picture wall!

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diy cake bunting (1)

this past weekend, i celebrated a dear friend’s birthday, and with the addition of this bunting banner, we had quite the pennant party! i thought this simple miniature cake bunting might be something you’d like to play around with. it’s cute on cakes, atop presents and even stuck in planters! here’s how i made it:

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pssst! check back tomorrow for a recipe for this amazing cake – it’s vegan!

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diy bunting (2)

i’ve been wanting to make my own bunting banner ever since they became popular (so what is that.. like 2 years?), and this weekend i finally made it happen! it only took a couple of hours, and now i have several yards of bunting to pull out for birthdays, craft shows and special occasions. i’m sure there are tutorials all over the web, but this is just how i went about it. i also left the edges unfinished intentionally, so that as they fray the banner will get a vintage, shabby chic look. (you could also finish the flags and turn them before you insert them into your binding, using this same technique, if you prefer.)

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diy bunting banner

i think with the addition of a few clear globe lights ($12.99 from target), the space really feels cozy and romantic. hooray!

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hello, lovelies! today’s guest post comes to you from one of the sweetest gals, jes from oh, buckets! she found ghtr in it’s early (early) days, and we’ve been friends ever since. whether it’s a diy project or a new item for her shop, she’s always up to something new and whimsically beautiful. i hope you enjoy getting to know her and learning about this great project! xo, bonnie

book page bunting
 
My little Sofia turned 5 this past weekend and we celebrated with her requested butterfly and heart party – what a sweet combination!  I was able to use a table cloth that once belonged to my great, great grandma.  It was made from an old flour sack and beautifully embellished with none other than butterflies and blue embroidery!  I also made an adorable cake topper for Sofia’s little flourless chocolate heart cake, and a party pom out of cupcake liners!  But, the stars of the show were the book page buntings proudly announcing Sofia and her brand new age!  Read on for a super simple how-to:

What you’ll need:

 
An old book – I found mine at a thrift store for $0.50!

A hole puncher

Reinforcement circles

Ribbon – I used 3 yards

A sharp blade and scissors

Glue or decoupage – I used the latter

Paper to make your letters/numbers/shapes or pre-cut options

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book page bunting


Begin by cutting out the number of book pages you will need.  I used a sharp blade, but scissors would work just fine.  Since my little lady was turning five I chose to (mostly) use pages containing the number 5.  You can cut out whatever pages you like!  Then, punch two holes in the top of each page (this is where the ribbon will run thru).  Because old book pages are fragile, you will want to line the back of each punched hole with reinforcement circles.

Next, cut out your letters and/or pictures.  I used a Slice machine, but any similar tool would work!  You could also print the letters on the computer and cut them out or purchase pre-cut letters and/or pictures from a craft store.  I chose to adhere my letters with decoupage, but you could use glue.  Allow the letters to dry before adding the ribbon – about 20 minutes should do.

book page bunting


Finally, lay your pages out in the order you want them to hang.  Begin running your ribbon thru the holes – starting from the underside of each page, coming out the top, and then back down thru.  Make sure to leave enough ribbon at each end for hanging.  And, wa-la you’re done!

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