Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

07/16/14

Ten Minute Wedding DIYs to Try

Since it is wedding season at the moment, I thought I would put together a few super quick and easy DIY wedding ideas today. My friend’s bridal shower is later this month, so I think weddings and wedding-related events are just kind of on my brain at the moment.

If you’ve ever planned a wedding (or are currently planning a wedding), you know how stressful it can be to add DIY projects to your list of wedding to-dos. But if you’re a DIYer at heart, chances are you can’t be stopped from making a least a couple of small things for the big day. So…I partnered with the folks at Tic Tac to come up with 3 extremely easy (and quick) DIYs that will take you almost no time at all, but will satisfy your DIY wedding craving.

AND if you’re already married or single, you can just as easily use these ideas for a party instead. No wedding necessary. Okay! Let’s jump in…

Ten Minute Wedding DIYs // cake toppers

A tiny cake with heart toppers

1. Simple Paper Cake Toppers

Create these super simple cake toppers using decorative paper, wallpaper samples, or sheets of card stock that you’ve painted with your own design. Just draw or trace a shape onto paper, cut it out, glue it to a bamboo skewer and poke the topper into a cake or cupcake.

These are especially cute on small individual cakes, like the one pictured. You could even customize each topper with a monogram or the guest’s names. And they’re great for dinner parties too. Everyone loves getting their own individual little cake.

DIY // Striped Bouquet of Flowers

DIY Striped Bouquet

2. ‘Will you be my bridesmaid’ Bouquets

You guys know I couldn’t resist throwing a flower DIY in here for good measure. I made this bouquet just like this one, only I used decorative wrapping paper, instead of kraft paper. The wrapping paper is from Rifle, in case you were wondering – it’s Happy StripeOnce the bouquet is wrapped, tie it with string and add a card or leave a secret message inside the paper wrapping, like I did with this DIY.

This would be a cool hostess gift too, if you don’t have a wedding coming up. Or even a birthday gift for a friend.

The exact recipe for this bouquet: 3 stems of Solidago, 3 stems of Snapdragons (1 white and 2 pink or peach), and 1 stem of White Phlox

DIY Wrapped Wedding + Party Favors

Wrapped Favors using Decorative Papers

DIY Wrapped Party Favors

3. Easy Wedding or Party Favors

Trace and cut a piece of paper large enough to wrap all the way around your favorite Tic Tac packs. I like Strawberry Fields, Freshmints, and Wintergreen. There are quite a few Tic Tac flavors, so you’re bound to find one that fits the color scheme of your wedding (or party).

Use the piece of paper you just cut as a template to trace and cut decorative papers and/or wallpaper samples to the correct size. Then wrap the paper around the container, tape or glue the ends, and add string or twine to finish it in a bow or knot. Wedding favors done. Or party favors.

Have any other quick DIY ideas for weddings and parties? 

This post is in partnership with Tic Tac. All opinions and ideas are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

06/26/14

Pink Peonies + DIY Mirrored Glass Mini Vases

Yesterday completely got a way from me. Like completely!

I was running around all day trying to find items for a styled shoot (one of my freelance gigs) and then came back, styled it and started taking photos. Almost immediately after I started shooting, a storm rolled in. Which meant that natural light was basically non-existent – it was nearly dark outside.

I took photos anyway. They were horrible, but there wasn’t really anything I could do about it.

After I finished editing all the photos (again, still awful), I took a break and noticed that it was suddenly sunny on that side of the house again. So, I decided to start fresh and reshoot all of the photos. Mission accomplished. The photos were much better the second time around. But when I finished editing and writing that article, it was after midnight.

Which means…I didn’t have time to put together the post I had planned for today because I was working so late on that other project. The crazed life of a DIY blogger. Not complaining though. I swear.

All is not lost, though, because this give me a chance to share some outtakes from a recent DIY that I created for Project Wedding. Bonus! It involves peonies…

DIY Mirrored Glass Mini Vases

Peonies + DIY Mirrored Glass Mini Vases

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

They’re mirrored glass mini vases made out of votive candle holders.  And I made the small flower arrangements with peonies (blogland’s favorite flower), tulips, wax flowers, calla lilies, and pink dianthus.

See the tutorial breakdown and more photos on Project Wedding.

06/04/14

DIY // Unique Geometric Flower Bracelet How-To

If I go too long without doing a flower DIY, I start to twitch a little bit. So, I thought it was about time for another…

Since summer is basically here, I wanted to create something colorful and fun that you can wear to the pool (though I wouldn’t wear it in the pool) or to an unconventional dinner party (the wine and donuts kind).

So, I put together a geometric flower bracelet that you can make in almost no time at all. 15 minutes max. Bonus! No one else at the party will have anything like it.

Want to make one? Let’s get to it…

Supplies for a flower bracelet DIY

Here’s what you’ll need to make a geometric flower bracelet:

Floral Wire // Floral Tape // Scissors + Wire Cutters // Fresh Flowers (I used Solidago, Delphinium, and Dianthus)

How to Make a DIY Flower Bracelet

How-To:

1. Start by cutting a piece of wire slightly longer than the shape you plan to create. I made a triangle, but you could just as easily make a traditional circle shaped bracelet if you prefer.

2. Create the desired shape and twist the ends of the wire together. Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters.

3. Next, start cutting flowers, leaving about 1/2 to an inch of stem, before wrapping floral tape around the stem and wire several times to secure it. I started with Solidago (the yellow filler) to create an even base. Then added in additional flowers.

4. Then, cover over your previous taped flower stem with a new flower using the same process in step #3. Continue this all the way around the wire bracelet until all of the wire is covered. Wear your new bracelet to a dinner party later in the evening or a meal out with friends.

Geometric Flower Jewelry // Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Make a statement with this DIY flower bracelet

Donuts + a DIY Flower Idea

DIY Statement Jewelry with Fresh Flowers

Eating Donuts + Sipping Wine

DIY // Geometric Flower Bracelet

Donuts for Dinner

Depending on the flowers that you select, your bracelet will last about 8 hours. You can prolong that timeframe though by placing the finished bracelet in the fridge.

This would be a fun accessory for a wedding too – maybe as an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets or something simple for the flower girl to wear, instead of a floral crown.

Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept + Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Looking for more DIY flower projects to try? Check out the flowers tag on Paper & Stitch.