Falloween Fun Fair – More Info!

We are getting so excited for our fall open house, Falloween Fun Fair!! We hope you are excited too! We’ve got everything you need to know right here, about the upcoming fun-filled day!

And don’t forget:
We will be open to the public for the holiday season: 
October 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 

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Deborah Nagai Photography
(408) 230-7129
www.deborahnagai.com
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Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch

Opens September 28th!
NW Corner of Blackstone and Shaw:
100 West Shaw
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 240-5516

www.fresnopumpkins.com
Click here to visit their Facebook Page

We are also teaming up with Best Party Rentals to bring you a Fun October Promotion and More! Get all the details when you come to our Falloween Fun Fair!

Mention DFC when placing an order with Best Party Rentals during the month of OCTOBER and receive 10% off! Whether you’re planning an event next month, or months from now…just place your order in October and SAVE!

You have to come to our open house Falloween Fun Fair in order to receive the coupon and be eligible for this promotion!

And don’t forget to sign up for the Designer Napkin Class with Katie Houlihan, owner of Best Party Rentals and trade professional. The class is FREE!! Registration is still required, call today to reserve your spot!

Best Party Rentals

197 N. Sunnyside
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 325-6615

www.bestpartyrental.com
Click here to visit their Facebook Page

Susan Stumpf’s Fall Indian Corn Arrangement Class

Susan Stumpf, designer for Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch and Skookum’s Christmas Wreath Shed will be giving the Fall Indian Corn Arrangement Class. Included in the registration for the class, Susan is giving a 15% discount for a fresh pine wreath from Skookums Christmas Wreath Shed! Register today for this amazing class and SAVE!

There are still spots available for any of our amazing classes, so don’t miss out on this opportunity! Call today to register and ensure you’re spot at one of our Falloween Fun Fair Classes!!

Fall – Pumpkin Ideas!

Pumpkins are definitely a fall staple, but you don’t always have to use them in their plain, orange, regular ‘ol fashion. This post is all about great ideas for pumpkins that are unique and creative! We know you’ll love all the new and different ways for using pumpkins in your home decorating, whether you’re entertaining or just decorating the house to fit the season! Keep reading for some pretty amazing ideas!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Simply Southern, Sweet, Classy and Sassy; 2- Karin Lidbeck; 3- Pinterest ; 4- Better Homes and Gardens

1: Monograms are really popular in home decor, so why not personalize a pumpkin with your family monogram! It adds a customized touch to your fall decor!

2: A super easy, yet still unique way of decorating your table is to recreate this idea using pumpkins and wrapping them with berry branches or sprays. With silk berry branches this is made easy with the flexibility of the branch and just use some glue or wire to keep it in place! This would be so pretty using the same white pumpkins and orange/red berries, or try using different color combos to fit the look you are wanting for your tablescape!

3: Wrap your pumpkins with tulle and tie the top with sheer or satin ribbons! Another simple idea that will surely stand out where ever you decide to put them!

4: Using an artificial pumpkin, you can easily cut out a hole the perfect fit for a pillar candle. Artificial pumpkins are usually made of foam and all you need to do is take a knife and cut a hole the size of your candle, voila! You have a unique candle holder centerpiece for your table!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits L-R : 1- Pinterest; 2- Inspiring Pretty

Stacking pumpkins is made super easy using artificial pumpkins that are lightweight! Use all the same colored pumpkins or mix orange and white for a rustic look. Layer it with some moss, rafia or excelsior and you will be all set with at beautiful visual display for your porch or even centerpieces for your table. 

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credit: Maddycakes Muse

This is one of our all time favorite fall ideas! Dress up your buffet or appetizer table with some pumpkins that you can set your platters and trays on top of for serving! This idea is so brilliant, yet super simple and we love it!

Pumpkins at DFC!

Ceramic Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes!

Small Pumpkins: Great for Place Cards & Favors!

Our small pumpkins are great for place cards, favors and more! From plain orange pumpkins, to glittered pumpkins, or pumpkins with leaf, berry and pinecone foliage, these are great for gatherings, dinner parties and events!
Prices range from $0.90-$2.00
The perfect size and price!

Teaming Up with Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch at our Falloween Fun Fair!

For our Falloween Fun Fair, open house event, we are teaming up with a couple of venders for some extra fun! Come to Designer Flower Center’s Open House and receive a Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch coupon for Buy One, Get One Free. 

Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch

Opens September 28th!
NW Corner of Blackstone and Shaw:
100 West Shaw
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 240-5516

www.fresnopumpkins.com
Click here to visit their Facebook Page

Falloween Fun Fair Class Schedule Announced!

 

 

 

 

Announcing our Falloween Fun Fair Class Schedule!

We’ve planned some great classes with some really fun and festive fall make and takes for you and your friends to enjoy! Get the girls together to take a fun class full of inspiration and trade secrets from professionals! 

Call to make reservations Payment required when registering for class. Limited space is available, sign up early!

Fall – Centerpiece Ideas!

Fall not only represents a change in the seasons, but it also kicks off the holiday season. A time most commonly filled with many events, family gatherings and celebrations. Fall is a time for entertaining at your home, whether it be for Thanksgiving or some other special occasion, you can’t have a festive fall gathering without the proper decorations! This week’s blog post if filled with fall centerpiece ideas that we know you’ll love! We are also showcasing some of our great fall products, now in the store! We have beautiful pilgrims, ceramic acorns and pumpkins, plus so much more! Keep reading for the ultimate Fall Inspiration from DFC!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits (clockwise): 1- Vignette Design; 2- Rustic Wedding Chic; 3- Pinterest; 4- Savvy Southern Style

We love simple ideas that are perfect for anyone who is decorating their home, whether it be for everyday decor or entertaining decor. These great ideas that we’ve found, feature simple containers that you might already have lying around your house. It might be a bowl, a tray, some glassware, you name it! Take your bowl or tray and fill it with gourds, pumpkins and leaves. Keep it simple or add a rustic feel with some rafia or excelsior underneath. Another idea might be to take some simple votives and wrap some burlap ribbon around it for more of a fall look. Take what you already have in your home and make it into the perfect fall decorations for your tablescape!


Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits (clockwise): 1- Pinterest; 2- Adventures in Decorating; 3- Pinterest

Another way to use what you might already have in your home, is to decorate the kitchen counter or island with the wire baskets or bowls you may normally use to hold fruit. Switch out the fruit for some fall leaves, berries and more pumpkins and gourds. You could even use rafia or excelsior here again, too! Use your creative imagination to visual different ways you can use what you already have and turn it into the perfect fall decor to fit your home!

Fall Product at DFC!!

DFC recently collaborated with Best Party Rental in Clovis to design some gorgeous tablescapes for their brand new showroom. Here’s a look at our designs, and be sure to visit Best Party Rental to see their showroom, and shop DFC for these great Animal Print Florals, Leaves, Succulents and Napkin Rings!!

The Wild Thing theme is great for any home, party or event! We are featuring it this year for Fall and Christmas because we love the uniqueness of it…it’s WILD and we love it!

Remote Battery Operated Waxed Candles 
Back in stock at DFC! 

Best Party Rental is located at
197 North Sunnyside Avenue  Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 325-6615
www.bestpartyrental.com

Save the Date…

Monday, October 1, 2012: 
Designer Flower Center Welcomes Everyone!
Open to the Public for the Holiday Season
October 1st – December 31st

Saturday, October 6, 2012:
Fall Open House
Falloween Fun Fair!
9:00am – 5:00pm

Fall – Decorating Your Front Door

It’s hard to imagine that fall is right around the corner, but many people have already started to think about fall decorating ideas…or at least we sure have! We’re kicking off our next idea series with Fall Front Door Decorating Ideas! We thought this would be the perfect place to start, since it is the first thing that guests will see when they come to visit. We’ve also taken the liberty of gathering some great ideas for the porch and even light fixtures outside of your house…as we like to call it, Curbside Appeal!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Pinterest; 2- Park Hill Collection 2011 Catalog

These days, you don’t have to stick with the run of the mill wreath for your door. People are getting creative and thinking of different, out of the box door decorations. That’s why we thought we’d feature some really fun fall swags for the door. Swags are great for any home, and they especially look great for if you have double doors. The first idea we’ve featured has everything you want and need in a fall door swag, and luckily for you we have everything you’ll need to recreate this particular look. We’ve got all the key pieces that make this swag so beautiful, lotus pods, cat tails, wheat and of course burlap ribbon! The second idea featured, is a mix of fall leaves, berries and pinecones. Add a burlap ribbon bow, or leave simple with out a bow. Either way your door will be all set for fall.

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Pinterest; 2- The Butlers: Fall Porch; 3- Decorating Ideas Made Easy

It’s always fun to decorate the outside of your house, from the door, to planters and even light fixtures! Well we have some really cute ideas that make outside decorating really simple and easy.

1. We love this idea because of it’s simplicity. Take some natural or silk vines or branches and hang it above the front door for a unique garland. Simply add some fall leaves to the branches/vines and that’s about all you need for this very natural look.

2. Another great idea that we loved was taking a fall berry wreath and laying it flat on top of a planter or container. This creates a decorative edge to the container where you can set a large pumpkin and you don’t really need much else.

3. Sinamay is a great tool for adding a lot of show to whatever you may be working on decorating. For instance light fixtures, some people have light fixtures at the front of their house on either sides of the door or garage. This would be a fun, easy and festive way to decorate those light fixtures for the holidays. Pick up some sinamay at DFC, bunch it up or make a bow and wire it onto the light fixtures outside of your home. Sinamay is fairly easy to work with and for the look that you will get, it is very inexpensive as well!

Save the Date…

Monday, October 1, 2012: 
Designer Flower Center Welcomes Everyone!
Open to the Public for the Holiday Season
October 1st – December 31st

Saturday, October 6, 2012:
Fall Open House
Falloween Fun Fair!
9:00am – 5:00pm

Back to School Part 2

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. The kids are back and there are a lot of great ways to kick off the school year!

Some possible events your school/parent committee may be planning…

Carnival Themes

A big event that usually takes place in the fall is the school carnival! Parents and teachers work together to come up with a great event and there is usually a cute theme involved! Lisa’s own kid’s school recently did a Dr. Seuss theme for their carnival. They made tissue pom Lorax Trees lining the hallways, just like the ones pictured below! This theme is great because of it’s bright mix of colors and fun characters, as well as being educational and promoting reading!

Solid Colors: $18.99 – 400 sheets per package
Colors: Citrus Green, Red, White, Tropical (green, yellow, orange, pink & purple)
and Rainbow Pastel (Shades of yellow, pink & purple pastels)

Wildside Animal Print: $18.99 – 200 sheets per package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Librarianism Chronicles; 2- Happy Mrs. C; 3- Scrapaholics

Another theme that would be great for a school carnival is a Candyland or just Candy theme. What kids don’t like candy? The ideas below feature giant lollipops made of balloons wrapped with cellophane on top of wooden dowels. Colorful paper plates wrapped up like candies in cellophane, you could also tie these with ribbons on the end too! And the last idea features styrofoam discs, wrapped in colored tissue paper and then covered with cellophane and stuck on a wooden dowel. These ideas are inexpensive, yet showy they would be great for any school budget and super fun for the kids!

12″ Latex Balloons: $8.49 – 100/bg

Clear Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $4.79
30″x100ft – $5.69
40″x100ft – $7.59
Note: We also carry bulk rolls of cellophane, see store for selection and pricing.

Foam Discs:
2″x8″ – $2.89 ea.

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Posh in a Pinch; 2- Parents.com; 3- Glorious Treats

Cake Walk

We’ve gathered some great ideas for a Cake Walk or any sort of baked good contribution to your school’s carnival or event. Even if your school does not allow home baked goods, these are still really great ways to package store bought items and still give them that homemade look and feel. Package cupcakes individually in plastic cups and simply drop the cups into our cellophane bags, tie it up with some ribbon or tulle and your cupcakes will stand out among the rest of the baked goods on the table! Another spin on individually wrapped cupcakes is to use some of our curling ribbons, like in the second picture. A cute idea that makes this idea really unique is to add a fork poked inside of the cupcake with a tag or note! Next, you could package cookies, store bought even, rolled in cellophane and secured with ribbon on the ends! Simple, yet so much better than the regular store packaging! And the last idea is also for cupcakes, just a little more intricate. For this one, take two of the plastic cups and punch holes in the sides to match up. Then tie both sides with ribbon, like our 3/8″ pippin sheers and you’ve got a nice little container for cupcakes!

Cellophane Bags:
3.5″x7.75″ – $6.49 100/bx
4″x9″ – $7.29 100/bx
5.5″x12″ – $8.99 100/bx
6″x14.75″ – $11.69 100/bx

Curling Ribbon: $1.99 500yd roll

5/8″ Double Face Satin Ribbon: $8.99 50yd

Pippin Sheer Ribbon:
5/8″ $1.00 25yd
7/8″ $2.50 25yd

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(clockwise): 1- Lisa Storms; 2- Singing with Birds; 3- Martha Stewart; 4- Home Cooking Memories

Silent Auction Gift Baskets

A lot of school events have silent auctions to raise money and a lot of times each class is responsible for a gift basket. A common way to put your basket together is to first come up with some sort of theme and once the basket is complete you are definitely going to need some cellophane to wrap it up and make it pretty with some ribbons and tulle! We’ve got tons of great quality cellophane in different lengths, colors and patterns and all at great prices too!

Clear Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $4.79
30″x100ft – $5.69
40″x100ft – $7.59
Note: We also carry bulk rolls of cellophane, see store for selection and pricing.

Colored Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $7.75

Assorted Printed Cellophane Rolls:
24″x100ft – $7.75-$7.99

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Gift Basket Store

We’ve also got you covered for a unique container if you are planning a sports themed basket! Our planters come in football, baseball, basketball and more! We also carry different themed planters that would be cute using this same idea; Happy Face, Birthday Cake, Love Bug Car, Tractor, Monster Trucks, Cow.

Sports Ball Planters:
Baseball: $7.50
Golf Ball: $6.99
Basketball: $8.90
Football (Large): $8.90
Football (Small): $6.99

PTA Silent Auction Baskets

And the last idea featured below is to take a potted planted, real or silk, and using our plastic cardette holders, display an assortment of gift cards. This idea is both practical and eye catching! You’ll certainly received plenty of bids just for creativity!

Cardette Holders:
9″ – $5.29
12″ – $6.99
18″ – $8.99
100 cardettes per package in each size.

Plasti Foil: $6.29 – 20″ x 30ft

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry.

We want you to spread the word to groups you may be involved with and let them know we are here to help with events you might be planning! We welcome schools and non-profit organizations to shop with us year round! All we need is the school’s tax ID number and some basic information (address, phone, email, etc.) and you will be all set to purchase with us! And we have some great supplies and products that are perfect for teachers and parents alike. So get excited for your school’s upcoming fundraiser or carnival! Teachers, get a jump start on plans for seasonal classroom decorating, or everyday supplies!