Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
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.
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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It’s no secret that I love flower DIYs, especially as of late. So for this week’s DIYs to try, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite (fresh) flower projects from around the web. There are so many good ones, it was hard to narrow it down…
(above) floral crown DIY
I’ll be spending the day painting for an interiors project I’ve been working on for Curbly. Check out my Instagram feed to follow along with my random happenings and projects.
Hope you have a great weekend!
The sweet ladies at The Fabric Store recently sent me a gorgeous stack of fabric from their shop to kick off their new store opening in Los Angeles. If you live in Australia or New Zealand you’ve probably heard of The Fabric Store already, and now that a US store has opened, everyone here in the states can enjoy it too.
Since this LA location (136 South La Brea Avenue) is the flagship store for the US, it’s kind of a big deal. A.K.A., definitely worth the trip to visit the shop in person. Awesome thing to note: All fabrics at The Fabric Store are grouped by color and type, which makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you’re in a hurry. Kind of like a clothing store. Pretty cool, huh?
I am in love with the prints they sent over (get an idea of the available selections here) and can only imagine how great the selection in-store is. Really wish I didn’t live all the way across the country, so I could visit in person. For now though, I am hoping to live vicariously through all you LA peeps who might take pity on me and post a photo or two on Instagram so I can pretend I was there.
Here’s a quick peek into the shop…
Okay, so do you want to see what I made with the fabrics they sent over?
It’s an easy one and (bonus) uses upcycled materials.
So here was my thought… Vases can be pretty pricey and a lot of the options that are actually affordable kind of suck in the looks department. So, this is my DIY solution for that: fabric-covered vases made from soup (and beans) cans. The short container is the bean can, in case you’re looking for different sizes at the grocery store. Whenever I look at it, I say (in my head), ‘Roll that beautiful bean footage’. Remember that commercial?
empty soup cans // fabric scissors // spray adhesive // fabric
1. Start by cleaning out a soup can with soap and water, then remove the paper label and dry the can off completely.
2. Next, cut a piece of fabric to size (slightly larger than the can – about an inch wider, longer, and taller). Set aside.
3. Spray the can with a coat of spray adhesive.
4. Then, put the fabric down on a flat surface and place the can on top. Begin rolling and pressing down on the fabric as you roll, to secure the fabric and remove bumps. Secure extra end (that overlaps where the fabric started) with more glue/ spray adhesive.
5. Spray the inside of the can with adhesive and then tuck the top of the fabric, where the opening is, inside the can.
6. Add water and flowers and you are done.
What do you think? Will you be saving soup cans and fabric scraps for a project like this?
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