Soiree Updates

  • Believe in Unicorns

    This is a story about how we decide to launch our one-of-a-kind piñata as our 2nd product in our store.

    One year ago, I was shopping around for a cute piñata for my husband's birthday. To my dismay, it was extremely difficult to find a piñata that pass my expectation much less a unicorn design one. I decided to browse through Pinterest for ideas and eventually found one to DIY. 

    This was the piñata I single-handedly cut and made for the special occasion. Which we eventually didn't destroy cause I developed too much feelings for it.

    Sorry I digress. So when we were brainstorming ideas for our 2nd product, we thought, "Won't it be great if we can offer our customers a piñata that is both affordable to the wallet & a design that is cute enough to meet our expectations?". 

    Yes it sounds very much like a personal agenda but we truly believe both kids and adults alike deserve to experience the joy of celebrations with THIS magical unicorn. Also we got to admit this lil fellow makes the cutest table decoration, centrepiece or hanging decoration. 

    Don't you agree? If you do, get one and party on here!

  • Dismantling letters from the letter sheets!

    Hello! Sorry for the hiatus in new blog entries.

    It's been awhile since our first blog entry sharing tips for your letter board. We often had customers dropping us a note asking us about the best/easiest/fastest way in dismantling the letters from the sheets. Hence we decide to make this video!

    It's our first time making videos this long so pardon the amateurish edits. Enjoy and do let us know if you have any questions! 

     

  • DIY Valentine Gift - Embroidered Instagram Photos

    Happy February! It's also the month where Valentine's/Galentine's Day falls. While we don't have the habit of gifting sweets or flowers to each other on this special day, we love the meaning behind it - spreading love to anyone in any way you can. It is also meaningful to let people you love know how much they mean to you.

    With that, we've thought of this simple DIY that you can make and give your family, gal pals, friends or basically anyone you want to bring a smile.

     

    What you need:  

    • Instagram prints (We printed ours from Parabo. Printforfun is another option you can consider!)
    • Embroidery needle (Or a sharp sewing needle should work too!)
    • Assorted colors of embroidery threads 
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Optional: Sheet magnet

    * We're not affiliated or sponsored by any companies mentioned above and all materials are purchased by ourselves.

      How to make them:

      1. Using your pencil, lightly sketch the design you want to embroider on the photo. The things that you can draw is limitless i.e. a sun on a outdoor sunny photo or a simple heart to express love!
      2. With your embroidery needle, punch holes along your sketches. Remember to space the holes about 2-3mm apart.
      3. Select the thread color you like for your embroidery and start embroidering with a back stitch. You can Google/YouTube how to do a backstitch if you don't know how to :)
      4. We used three threads for this DIY. If you like thicker stitches, you can try four threads and 2 threads for thinner stitches. 
      5. Keep embroidering until you are finished with the design. To end your stitches, tie a knot at the back to secure. 
      6. Optional: If you like to display your prints on magnetic surfaces (i.e. fridge), you can cut appropriate size of sheet magnet that fits your photo dimensions and glue it on the back of the print.

      The bad news is you may prick yourself several times when doing this DIY. But the good news is that these doesn't take a lot of time to do and is very addictive. Once you start, you would want to embroider on any prints you got. Have fun!

      xoxo

    • DIY Unicorn Christmas Ornaments

      We (ok more like just me) are obsessed with all things unicorn. And cotton candy, pom poms and things with smiley face but that's for another day.

      Do you also have a unicorn fan in your inner circle too? If so, you are at the right place! These are the perfect Christmas ornaments that are not just easy but also fun to make! 

      Here are the supplies you need:

      • Clear Irisdescent ball ornaments
      • Kraft paper cones
      • Gold Acrylic Paint
      • Black paint marker or a Sharpie!
      • Assorted stickers (flowers, embellishments, letters)
      • White and pink felt
      • Glue gun or strong adhesive glue

      Lets get started!

      To make the ears, cut out white and pink felt squares. Trim them down to look like ears and sizes proportionate to your ornament size. Glue them together and make a small cut at the bottom to create a "slightly folded ear" look when you stick them on the ornaments.

      To make the unicorn horns, we trim the paper cones slightly shorter as we prefer the horns to look cute on the ornament. Paint them over with several layers of gold acrylic paint and leave them to dry for an hour.

        Once the horns are dried, you can start assembling the unicorn ornaments!

        • Start by gluing the horns onto the ornaments. We place the horn right in front of the ornament cap. We used hot glue but any strong adhesive glue should work too.
        • Arrange the flower stickers around the horn and draw the eyes.
        • Paste the letter stickers on the back of your ornament if you wish to personalize it more.
        • Tie a string or ribbon and your ornament is all ready to be hang on the tree or gifting!

        As always, we would love to see your creations! So if you ever make your own unicorn ornaments with our tutorial, tag your photos #lettersoireechristmas so that we can share the love and joy!