Pearl and Earl is all about Living a Colourful Life. We like colour, well I am a little obsessed with playing with colour… but our obsession is not simply limited to rainbow tones! Grey is one of my favourite colours. and one of the most versatile, it can be ‘dressed up or down’ depending on what you mix it with. Personally I love it best when teamed with hot pinks or neons .. but a more subtle approach is to use the greys interspersed with pinks, for a modern vintage look (?)
But perhaps the biggest influence in styling trends at this moment in time is the onslaught of metallics .. due in part to the visual splendor of the Great Gatsby. Grey decorations mixed in make a little metallic goes a long way – and perhaps a little less overtly bling!
Oh and if you thought this was an S&M look based on the best selling book – then sorry to disappoint! But you can always mix your greys with red room and throw in a few of our feathered masks for good measure.! .. anything goes x
>>SHOP GREY DECORATIONS
>>SHOP BY COLOUR
We love Doilies at Pearl and Earl … they are nostalgic loveliness with a zillion party and crafty uses.. from jam jar covers to party bag dressing, the choice is yours… and we have styled up a few of our different sizes for inspiration.
Failing this you can just keep it simple and put your cupcakes on them x
NOTE – crafty best ones are approx 15cm and for your plates 30cm
>SHOP PARTY TABLETOP
We made some of these giant Honeycomb paper tissue ice cream cone lovlies for a visual merchandising display.. at 24 inches / 60cm they are supersized lickable treats! Available in Strawberry (hot pink) Chocolate (brown) and Vanilla (white)..
Perfect for a summer party or dessert bar… YUM!
Our Pearl and Earl Paper Pom Poms are a real hit for weddings, parties, Christmas and celebrations.. and for those who dont like to make things we sell them ready to ‘frou’ as well as making bespoke sizes and variations for clients.
The DIY fans amongst you may already know how to make these on your own… but for those who don’t, today sees the launch of the first of our new DIY videos. Featuring homemade video (bit shaky) a soundtrack from Feeder and easy to follow subtitles.. we think it does the job! I chose to make giant chocolate Pom Poms for Easter… but you can choose whichever colour you like!
Enjoy, and let me know how you get on! x
PS Update: Due to limitations on the license of the Feeder track, we had to substitute it on some of the formats with ‘In the Dark’ by Joi Veer…
We love a bit of zig-zag at Pearl and Earl - and I have added this wiggly line into many of my stitching and artwork designs, including several projects from my book. A stalwart of my 70′s youth – this humble line is having a moment, creeping into everything!…
Now it can be found gracing a collection of Pearl and Earl exclusive Chevron Striped Paper Straws.. adding to our Chevron gift tape from last year. It has new friends to follow, so don’t be shy, add a bit of “zig-a-zig-ahhhh” into your celebration!
Our flouro Party Obsession began with a post last year .. and when I spotted these little lovelies, I thought they would be a great way to add a little DIY Day-Glo to your event.
Flourescent spray paint is widely available from your local hardware or crafty store… and you simply need to find a spot outside (lots of air) and put some old glass bottles into a cardboard box. This will act as a makeshift spray box to reduce the splatter! Then spray and leave to dry
6 beer bottles
beer box carrier
in desired colors
newspaper or dropcloth
1. Remove labels from bottles by soaking them in hot water with a little dish soap.
2. Dry and clean.
3. Place clean bottles on newspaper and coat with primer. Allow to dry.
4. Apply several light coats of colored spray paint until bottles are covered.
5. Prime and spray paint box carrier.
Et voila… a little tabletop neon accent.
Pearl and Earl Loves… CELEBRATIONS! We help you create your own Colourful Chic Celebration with our collection of award winning paper party decorations. Our style of Paper Bling has graced Oscar Winning Films, TV sets, Weddings and Editorial and even the VIP area of Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Concert Celebrations…. You too can get a slice of our PAPER STYLE DECORATIONS in our SHOP… and seek Party Inspiration right here on our blog. PS – did you know we are one of only 3 people who make Stripey Paper Straws in the world!
So the Olympics are on… and if you fancy a little Games celebration we have lots of colour themed decorations ..
So if you are feeling patriotic we have it covered ! But whoever you are supporting you can find something to match your countries colours..
Its WIMBLEDON fortnight… a key event in the British sporting calendar, as the Grand Slam tour hits the home of tennis.
In true tradition the weather is the star … but we thought it would be a good chance to have a Sporty Themed summer party with some of our Purple and Green Wimbledon coloured paper decorations…
Love Love x
>>SHOP WIMBLEDON THEME DECORATIONS HERE
Country Living this month (JUNE 2012) wanted to style a country chic street party celebration – and we were thrilled that the team chose to use lots of our paper straws, party bags and paper decorations
We think the vintage styling works a treat and we love the ribbon and stamped card personalised additions to our block bottom candy stripe bags..
Thanks CL for making our things look so damn cute x
… and to go with our new baking cups that we blogged about earlier – we have also added the first of our exclusively designed paper cups to match our straws..
too twee? we think they are super cute. Online later today – so you can still choose express and have them at your Jubilee Party
We are getting ready for all the Summer celebrations at Pearl and Earl .. and have another new item to share (and another dodgy photo sorry) .. we are a little in love with our new paper cups to match our paper straws
In stripes and spots galore .. they are in next week. Paper Eco Party Chic…
Our new Large Flower Shaped Balloons hit down this week – and our kids LOVED them. They are a supersized 16 inches and come in a mixed pack of 5 colours.
The kids were mad about the ‘hole’ .. !
They can be filled with helium or air and we think they would be a hit at any wedding or party.
Our collection of Halloween Party Decorations and Accessories is now live on the site… we are thrilled with how this area is being received.. and most of the new lines sold out as soon as they hit down!
But we still have lots of orange balls, garlands and booty bags… and while you are prepping your spooky celebrations why not download our free limited edition spooky DIY Printable Project?