Posts Tagged ‘floral’
Good morning! I’m back from my trip to LA and Palm Springs and ready to jump back into things with a DIY.
I picked up some fresh flowers from the grocery store the other day and realized that a few blooms would be perfect for a hair accessory. So, I whipped one up for Project Wedding and shared the tutorial right here.
Here’s the gist of the tutorial, in photos…
Visit Project Wedding right here, for more photos and the full tutorial.
P.S. I am still recovering from my week away, so I apologize for the short post. I’m catching up on emails and to-dos at the moment (and cuddles with Luna). Things will be back to normal tomorrow though. Promise.
Until then, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately. And/or whether you’d ever make one of these flower hair clips for a special occasion?
You may not be throwing a wedding anytime soon, but you might be planning a dinner party… for V-day maybe? So I thought I would share these eucalyptus escort cards and floral push pins that I made for Project Wedding.
You could easily skip the table numbers and just do eucalyptus place cards. Which are so easy to make. Or use the floral push pins in your office. You can never have too many flowers, right?
The thing I like about this project is that even though I used fresh flowers, I selected ones that will last a long time…I used straw flowers (the yellow flower) for the push pin part because they keep really well. You can use ‘em for a couple of weeks before they start to loose their luster. Which is pretty great for a flower that hasn’t been dried.
And the same goes for the heather (that purple flower you see above). It will last a long time. I actually still have some sitting in a vase from over a month ago. It’s shriveled up a little bit but still looks good considering.
You can visit the Project Wedding blog for the full tutorial and more photos.
It’s not exactly a secret that I have a love affair of sorts with flowers.
The only downside, really, is that it can get expensive fast. And I happen to be most drawn to flowers that are pricey, for some reason. So I can break the bank without even trying. And I do on the regular.
But I do like a budget challenge as much as the next DIY girl, so I try to come up with affordable flower projects as often as possible. You know, when I’m not covering a three foot tall ampersand in piano garden roses or creating a hanging pendant light covered in calla lilies and dahlias.
Which is why, I’m happy to report that today’s flower DIY pretty much takes the cake on the budget scale. It costs $2 to make! And the flowers are store bought, not picked from my imaginary garden. The trick is using filler flowers, instead of larger blooms, and keeping it small. Super small.
My favorite part about these little bouquets though, aside from the price, is the secret message. It’s a nice surprise for whomever you decide to give these little bundles to. Once the newspaper is unwrapped from the bouquet, the message is revealed. Surprise!
I think these bouquets would be cool alternatives to standard thank you cards, Valentine’s Day gifts/ greeting cards, weddings, etc.
You can see the full tutorial and more photos on Project Wedding.
Think you’ll make some of these little guys? What messages can you think of that would be fun to unveil?
Here we are…day three of DIY Halloween week on P & S. Are you feeling these projects? I hope so, because I have another for you…
I’m going a little bit more ‘pretty’ for today’s Halloween project. Since I’ve been sticking with the creepy stuff mostly, it feels like a good change of pace for a Wednesday. So, here’s what happened… I picked up a bunch of flowers at the grocery store and pretty much followed the exact process of the giant flower ampersand I did a while back.
I freehanded the letters on a piece of mat board and cut them out. Then, I cut the stems off of a $4 bunch of flowers (I chose daisies because they’re hearty and will stay fresh without water for days AND this color combo kind of looked like bloodshot eyes to me. What do you think?) and attached them to the letters one by one with a hot glue gun. Pretty easy!
I was thinking that these would make a cool sign for a front door, since they’re so light (you could stick them to the door with tape or Command strips). But you could also poke holes in each letter and turn it into a decorative garland/banner. Side Note: It was pointed out to me, in process, that ‘EEK’ actually only has two E’s, but I feel like this is a word that you can take some liberties on the ‘E’. So, we’re going with a really scared ‘EEK’…more like ‘EEEEEEEEK. I’m so scared.’ kind of a sign. Ha!
What do you think? Will you be making one of these for your door or porch this year?
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Clearly, my love for flowers runs deep. And when combined with a DIY element, I tend to get a little crazy as far as excitement goes. But I’ll try to keep my composure with today’s DIY. Promise.
This project is actually from a while back, but I never shared it because…well, I forgot. It’s an easy one, but it can make a big impact for an intimate dinner party (as we get ready for the holidays) or get together: how to make fresh floral napkin rings. The concept is similar to my framed flower mirror, but on a much, much smaller scale.
The full tutorial can be found right here on Project Wedding, but here’s the gist before you click over…
I was thinking that if you found a larger metal ring to use, this would totally work as a bangle bracelet too – as an alternative to a corsage at a wedding or a fun jewelry piece for a party, etc.
And of course, you can customize it with whatever colors you want (based on the season) by choosing different flowers. My only recommendation is to stick to small blooms for this one, otherwise it starts to look weird. And nobody wants that.
What do you think? Would you make a few of these for a small gathering with friends?
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