Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
It may be a tiny bit early to start the Easter train, but no matter how hard I try, I just cannot get into St Patrick’s Day DIYs this year (or any year, really). I’m not the only one that feels this way, am I?
So, on to Easter I go…
A long time ago I made this spring garland using pastel Easter eggs and fresh hydrangeas. But I never actually shared it here on the blog. You may remember it from Project Wedding last year. It’s super easy and looks much more fancy than it really is. Which, in my opinion, is a good combo.
Here’s how to make your own…
Pretty easy, right? You could whip up one of these garlands in less than 30 minutes. Just use eggs that have already been blown, so they’re hollow (or pick up some decorative eggs from the craft store) and you’re good to go.
Tie it all together by using a couple of the extra eggs as a super simple cake topper. And now you’re cake coordinates with your garland. Skip the flowers on the cake if it’s feeling too matchy-matchy.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
So what do you think? Have you started planning Easter DIYs yet? Or am I just insane? You can tell me. I can take it.
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?
Last weekend, I put together some decorations for my sister-in-law’s baby shower and I’d thought I would share just a couple of the projects with you guys. The topic of babies never comes up around here, but since this is also in the DIY category, I figured it was fair game. Not to mention, there are close to zero baby shower decorations out there that I can actually get on board with. So maybe there’s a need for a couple of ideas?
I’ll be sharing the second project on Wednesday, but the first is super simple: vintage baby shoe vases.
I found five or six pairs of vintage baby shoes at an antique shop by my house and I couldn’t resist. They were just so tiny and cute. And only $2 a pair! I ended up using them as decorations around the food table and a couple of other areas, as is. But you can also covert them into mini vases in a flash.
All you need is a tiny vase or container that you can fill with water (that fits inside each shoe) and a few flowers. I used Lavender Cremons, Dusty Miller, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
If you don’t have a vessel that will fit inside each baby shoe, you can use flowers that are more hearty, and put them directly into the shoes the day of, skipping the vase altogether. I’d use something like mums, in that case. They usual last a good 24 to 48 hours without water.
Photography by Sarah Eddy // Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
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.
I’m heading out early today to do some grocery shopping and prep work for tomorrow. But I wanted to leave you with some inspiration before I get going….in the form of this gorgeous shoot from Kinfolk (styling by Amy Merrick Photographs by Parker Fitzgerald).
I want to live inside this shoot. And I am finding it to be the perfect inspiration for a long, cozy weekend. If we were having more people over, I would totally put up a photo booth backdrop like this and break out the flowers.
I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving! And I will see you back here on Friday.