Soiree Updates

  • 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! 

    • Sharing your best wishes this Christmas

      "Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. 

      -Voltaire"

      From the time we started Letter Soiree, we knew that we want to offer something complimentary every Christmas to facilitate the expression of gratitude we have for our customers. After many rounds of discussions, we decided on designing our own Christmas greeting card. 

      Greeting cards signify our plain'o love for writing sweet notes, the simple gesture of appreciation for one another, and the little warmth you feel within you when reading a card. 

       

      With this card, we encourage you to join us in appreciating the little things in life and to take that quiet moment of reflecting the good memories with the person receiving it. 

      We kept the design clean, minimal and elegant - just like our products and packaging. Each card is pressed with a short Christmas greetings on gold foil line details on luxuriously thick paper. 

      On the back of the card, we had our logo pressed on blind impression at the bottom. We kept the size of logo small so that you have ample space for writing. 

      We'll be slotting this card into every letter board ordered from 24 November to this Christmas. Please enjoy and have a merry and bright Christmas!

    • DIY Christmas Wreath and The Christmas Spirit

      Christmas is coming in 35 days. 

      There are so many things that we love leading up to Christmas; the slightly cooler (and wetter too!) weather, the festive spirits, the sparkly lights draped on equally beautifully decorated trees... The list can go on and on. 

      We spent the earlier part of this weekend shopping for greenery and foliages at the wet market because it is also the season of the year for us to make our Christmas wreath. As it is surprisingly easy to make, we decide to document it down for you to join us in creating a simple but beautiful wreath!

      What you need:

      • A Christmas playlist to get into the spirits - we use Spotify!
      • Assorted greenery and fleurs - we used eucalyptus leaves, baby's breath, leaves that look pretty similar to apidistra & cotton flowers
      • A gold hanging ring - we got ours from Spotlight
      • Floral wire - we got ours from the wet market's florist
      • Scissors or floral scissors - got to be sharp enough to cut the stalks and wire!

      Let's start making our wreath!

      Start by trimming your foliages and laying them out so that you can see each piece's length. Briefly lay out the leaves on your metal ring to plan out where you like them to sit. Once you are happy with the placement, start securing them on the metal ring with the floral wires. 

      Depending on how full you like your wreath to look, you can bundle two similar length leaves together prior to securing them on the leaves. It was what we did as well because we like it to look fuller. 

      Another tip for you guys is to overlay the 2nd stalk of eucalyptus with the 1st so that you can hide the floral wires!

      After you are satisfied with how the eucalyptus leaves look on the ring, you are done with the first layer! We start 2nd layer by making small bundles of the leaves with the baby's breath. For the ring we got, we pre-made about 6-8 bundles. 

      Once that's done, we start slotting each bundle into the wreath depending on where we think are a little emptier than the others. We then tied the bundle on the metal ring with the floral wires. 

      The last and also the 3rd layer would be the cotton flowers. We cut the cotton flowers off the stalk, making sure we cut a little stalk with it. You will be able to stick the floral wire into the stalk and make it easy to secure it on the ring. 

      Similar to the 2nd layer, find spots in the wreath you like your cotton flowers to be and secure it tightly on the ring. There is no hard and fuss rule about the number of flowers to use but general rule of thumb is to go with odd numbers! Trust us, it will look aesthetically more soothing when you choose odd number quantity, i.e. 3 or 5. 

      Now that you are happy and proud of your work, it's time to hang it up! Using a long piece of yarn, make a knot at the top and it will be ready for all to admire! Depending on the choice of foliage and fleur, your wreath will last for quite a while. It will also dry slowly and beautifully by the time Christmas is here. 

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

    • Tips for your Letter Board!

      Hello!

      First and foremost, we wanna say THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for your support and ordering with us! We dance a lil silly dance everytime we received an order from you. 

      Now that everyone have their letter boards, this is the best time we share our best tips with you! 

      Tip 1: Use a small scissor to cut the letters!

      We had customers telling us that they spent the whole night twisting every letter apart and ended up with really sore fingers and at least 50% of letters with tiny plastic feet on them. We know how frustrating that can be especially when we are super OCD too. 

      L to R: Side cutter commonly use for plastic model kit, small nail scissors, nail clipper

      We have listed 3 tools we have at home that are super useful in cutting the teeny plastic bits off the letters! They are also arranged according to how commonly found at home; nail clipper being the most common and side cutter the most uncommon. 

      Tip 2: Beat the dust and fuzz!

      As time passes, your letter board may come along with some dust, hairs (or fur in our case because our cat is a walking shedder), and other random things. Don't fret, all you need to do is run your lint roller over the letter board & they will magically disappear! 

      Also sometime later, you may notice that your letter board have some visible furring/fuzz. It could happen when anyone rubs the felt too hard which causes the furring. Just get a shaver (please don't reuse it on your chin after that HAHA) and start shaving your board. Your letter board will look brand new again after a good shave. 

      Tip 3: Get perfect spacing with a string!

      Have you ever work on a quote for a long time and its still not centralised or spaced wrong? Do you also feel like pulling your hair because no matter what you do, you just can't get perfect spacing?

      Let us suggest a quick fix for you!

      1. Grab a ruler and pencil & flip over your letter board.

      2. Mark the centre of your board both horizontally and vertically.

      Using the string that we provided in each letter board (we hope you didn't throw it away!), tie a knot and line it up to your marks for perfect spacing!

      Tip 4: Always plan your spacing!

      Before setting your letters on the board, it is always better to line them up floating on the board until you are satisfied with your spacings! Trust us, it will save you a lot of time having to take them off and re-shift them. Saves you alot of (hair-pulling) frustration too! 

      That's all we have to share so far! If you share any photos of your letter boards, please use the hashtag #lettersoiree!

      Till the next time! 

      xoxo