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Life’s Little Celebrations Biz Bash Celebrate 2018

What We Do

A little about us and our love for our work.

We are an Australian-based business, creating prettiness since 2012. We love hand-making personalised décor to suit your room, event or boutique. We specialize in custom-made paper creations especially for celebrations, weddings, parties, at home or boutique’s with:

  • Online Styling Service for the DIY Hostess or Bride
  • Adding The Hanging Pretty Touch To Any Space
  • Hanging Pretty exclusive Mobiles & Hanging Décor
  • Photo Props
  • Reversible Paper Ribbon Garlands
  • Custom Design Paper Décor Packages Are Available In A Wide Array Of Colours
  • Pretty Strands To Connect To Pom Poms, Balloons or Lanterns
  • Pretty Touches for Thank You Gifts, Place Cards, Buffet Labels And Invitations
  • All our creations are designed to be reused when care is taken & are created by hand using the highest quality products.
  • Online Styling Service for the DIY Hostess or Bride
  • Adding The Hanging Pretty Touch To Any Space
  • Hanging Pretty exclusive Mobiles & Hanging Décor
  • Photo Props
  • Reversible Paper Ribbon Garlands
  • Custom Design Paper Décor Packages Are Available In A Wide Array Of Colours
  • Pretty Strands To Connect To Pom Poms, Balloons or Lanterns
  • Pretty Touches for Thank You Gifts, Place Cards, Buffet Labels And Invitations
  • All our creations are designed to be reused when care is taken & are created by hand using the highest quality products.

Hanging Pretty will work with you to bring your vision to a reality, or we are happy to suggest ideas to suit your budget and colour theme.

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About Us

Who We Are

Shell Parker

Shell Parker

Owner and Creator

Growing up Shell was either creating pretty things from paper and tissues for her dolls, designing clothes, moving her Mum’s ornaments around on the side board, or, organising a party!!

At first Shell started Hanging Pretty, as she saw a niche in the market for handmade custom designed nursery décor to suit everyone’s unique style, after not being able to find what she had envisioned when setting up the nursery for her second child.

Shell made her own canvas wall hangings, just like her Mum had done for her when she was born. She then created a mobile using a dream catcher and adding in beads and fabric to match the wall art. It amuses her little bub during change times, is silent and moves about on its own.

A few years later her Mum encouraged her to just have a go creating a few mobiles and see what came of it all, so Hanging Pretty started.

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Life’s Little Celebrations
Biz Bash Celebrate 2018

A little box of prettiness…

We loved creating these though before you unwrap them please have a read.

Hanging Pretty are thrilled to have been a Life’s Little Celebrations member for 5 years and as such we have created a little Hanging Pretty Cake Décor Flower for you to have a play with and unleash your inner creative.

So now is your chance to pop these pretties on a little something you have baked, on a dummy cake, in your flat lays, frame them up in a shadow box frame or maybe you have another idea, either way, we would love to see them, so please show us via #HangingPrettyLLCpretties

Our flowers are all handmade in our Redland Bay Studio, Brisbane and we ship them Australia wide, they are all custom designed and hand crafted using what we call fabric paper, we have many people using our Cake Décor Flowers or #HangingPrettyCakeFlowers on cakes throughout Australia.

Some of our clients have used these for events and some have been purely for visual displays and photoshoots; this is because Hanging Pretty flowers appear like wafer paper though they will be pretty for years to come, are happy in the fridge, in warm climates and near the warmth of the sun (no wilting and no watering required, YAY!!).

Don’t worry if they get a bit of frosting or icing on them too, as you can gently blot this off with a new non-fragrant baby wipe, so you can keep your pretties reuse them at your own discretion or frame them up as a special keepsake, please just don’t place near open flames, remember paper and fabric properties don’t like this.

Our flowers are created from pre-dyed papers and when creating our Cake Décor Flowers or Cake Flowers we custom dye, hand paint and hand craft with food safe wire, food safe colours and hot glue. You should treat Hanging Pretty Cake Décor flowers in the same way you would with fresh/faux flowers and other cake toppers, though Hanging Pretty flowers are more durable than fresh flowers and custom designed and hand-dyed, so each creation is as unique as who we create for.

If you are wishing to pop our Cake Décor Flowers on a cake, to be consumed, here are some tips that we feel may help; Cake Décor Flowers are our only range we recreate for using additional food safe colours than the original colour of the fabric paper, so they are what we suggest for cake prettiness, so if you ever wish to order some this is something we always like to know

When you unwrap them, just remember to hold them by their stem, with a clean dry hand uncurl the petals to get the look you like; try not to over handle the petals, as this may mean some of the food safe metallic dust comes off (you can easily apply more if you like; simply via the same techniques as you would with fondant or wafer paper flowers (pretty cool hey).

Trim the stem to suit the length you want

  • Wrap the wire in your own food safe tape
  • Test that the flower is sitting the way you would like it to, on the cake first by using your up turned cake tin as a guide; it is easier to move the flower around prior to popping it in the cake – you can change after if needed though
  • The flower is wired so you can pinch it at the base (under the petals where the wire/stem goes into the flower head) then bend to suit the direction you would like it to sit
  • Our flowers look pretty on all styles of frosting or fondant; similar to fresh/faux flowers the grease in frosting may seep into the petals and change the look (not good and you want to reuse your pretties too) so to keep your Hanging Pretty Cake Décor Flowers looking pretty, we suggest you position the petals away from any frosting
  • Simply frost your cake, place a fondant or baking paper sheet over the section of the cake where the flowers are to be placed (cutting away the section where the straw was and frost over this additional layer, this creates an added buffer layer that is removed with your flowers prior to serving, this technique is perfect for creating that non-consumable buffer that is strongly suggested when cakes are adorned with fresh/faux/Hanging Pretty florals or toppers for cakes that are to be consumed. This also keeps your flowers looking pretty too – your clients can also be told about this and you will find many venues are used to dealing with this when serving cake too – just advise all parties prior. Have fun and get creative with your cake & pretties.

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