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Discount Alert! Today Only: Get 25% Off DC Flag Soap [Perfect DC Wedding Favor Idea!]

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Of course, while the bar has powerful cleaning abilities and high lather, it still is not able to clean up corruption, earmarks, or redistricting shenanigans. So, ya know, let’s get to work on that, yea?

Happy Flag Day everyone – for those of us in Washington, DC, flag day sort of becomes a bigger deal as we remind those that are unaware that Washington, DC continues to fight for its statehood – as we are taxed [at a rather high rate] but do not have representation in Congress!

*Steps off my DC political soapbox*- to celebrate flag day, DC statehood – AND offer a discount on some pretty sweet Washington, DC wedding favors, we are teaming up with Ethnically Engineered – ethnically engineered, organic, and vegan soap- to provide you a 25% discount on some seriously kickass soap – perfect eco-friendly, unique wedding favors or Washington, DC themed wedding gift ideas!

This particular DC Flag Soap is available in the scent of peppermint from essential oil only. Also, like all Ethnically Engineered products, it focuses on using plant-based, organic, sustainably produced, and fair wage ingredients. They complete their eco-friendly mission with the use of biodegradable packaging and solar power in the production.

And now for some history:

The flag of the District of Columbia, USA, consists of three red stars above two red bars on a white background. It is based on the design of the coat of arms of George Washington, first used to identify the family in the twelfth century, when one of George Washington’s ancestors took possession of Washington Old Hall, then in County Durham, north-east England. For heraldic reasons, the stars are properly called mullets.

I am TOTALLY buying some of these bars for my own house – they are AWESOME!

So celebrate Flag Day, DC Statehood, & the awesomeness of ethically created soap – we are offering 25% off the DC Flag Soap - a perfect, unique Washington DC wedding favor OR a great addition to your DC Themed Welcome Bags OR great as a Washington, DC themed gift!

Just head on over to their Etsy shop here, enter CAPITOL at check-out and enjoy 25% some seriously awesome soap, while promoting a small, eco-friendly business!! Happy Flag Day!

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DIY Tutorial: How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Ornament Wedding Favors

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When it came time to make the favors for our November DC wedding, I knew I wanted to have custom Christmas ornaments – since it kept with consistent with our theme and I figured they’d actually be used/re-used by our guests.

Finding a way to make DIY Christmas ornament favors … well that was another story. Googling “custom Christmas ornament” takes you to numerous websites, mostly tacky, and also expensive, to have your names & a clip-art wedding ring or heart, put onto an ornament. Googling “DIY Christmas ornament” takes you to links where people either hand painted things – or made ornaments out of items other than the Christmas balls [which is what I wanted to use].

At some point in my endless searching I found inkjet waterslide decal paper – and the promise that this stuff could put a printed image onto ANY surface – including Christmas ornament balls!

After a TON of trial and error, my friend Dorothy finally found a way to get our names, wedding date & a DC icon, onto a Christmas ornament ball ~ and now I’ve finally gotten around to typing out the step-by-step, DIY tutorial!

DIY Tutorial: How to make your own DIY Christmas Ornament Wedding Favors!

Materials:

  • 3.25’’ Silver Christmas Ornament Balls
  • Waterslide Decal Paper (http://www.carolcreations.biz/servlet/StoreFront)
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Tiny bows (or buttons, feathers, etc)

Step-by-step Instructions:

1. Start by creating the banner image that you will be putting onto the ornament. For our ornaments we did our names, wedding date, and an icon (this could be any image that you have used on other paper products: a heart, monogram, or symbol, etc). Create the banner at .6’’ X 9.7’’ – this will be the best size to fit a 3.25’’ round ornament.

(*Remember* this image will be “Tattooed” onto the ornament – so use a bolded, easy to see font in BLACK that will easily show up on a silver ornament)

2. Print the banner out on regular paper first, to ensure it fits around your ornament properly

3. Once you have created the banner image, flip the image (you are basically tattooing the ornament with your banner):

4. Get ready to print the banners onto the Waterslide Decal Paper using this youtube video to help you learn how to use the decal paper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wfjGZQNlk
5. Once you have watched the video – print the banners onto the waterslide decal paper and cut out the banner as straight as possible![note: the banner should be reversed here, unlike my picture!]

6. When the decal is ready/dry (per the youtube video instructions), place around the circumference of the ornament as straight as possible. You may want to draw a light line with a pencil to help! The decal will stick to the ornament.

Click inside to see the rest of our DIY Christmas Ornament Wedding Favor Tutorial!

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