Event Planning

Plan Your Elegant Sea Glass Inspired Wedding With Perfect Amazon Finds

Here’s a fresh wedding color palette inspired by the clear, clean hues of sea glass. These tranquil colors are an ideal match for small outdoor events and provide a breezy, romantic feel for your special day.

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Have a beautiful day, and happy planning! 🙂

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Event Planning

Down to Earth: Planning Your Wedding In Terracotta

A beautiful table with burnt orange touches, velvet table runner, Amazon

Looking for a gorgeous new color for your dream wedding? Move over, neutral blush, rich terracottas are in the house! This gorgeous hue takes its name from earthen garden pots, making this color theme perfect for outdoor weddings where pots become part of the decor, from alter decorations to party favors.

I love this color combined with hammered copper and rustic bronze. Imagine a gorgeous copper punch bowl, edison bulbs suspended from industrial bronze fittings, and copper-wired fairy lights magically lighting up your soiree.

Amber glass and textiles look fantastic combined with terracotta. Amber apothecary vases and glass candle holders are very much on-trend. The sumptuous velvet table runner in the top photo harmonizes with burnt orange decor items such as the candles and florals on the tablescape.

Rusty terracotta combines perfectly with dusty rose, petal pink, and weathered sage. Think boughs of greenery such as seeded eucalyptus and willow combined with vibrant blooms such as roses, peonies, and dahlias.

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Here are my favorite finds for an amazing terracotta wedding. Please click on the links below for full information.

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  1. Mini Terracotta Pots
  2. Set of 2 Hoop Wreaths
  3. Edison String Lights
  4. Terracotta Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress
  5. Amber Bottles Set
  6. Silk Flowers Assortment Burnt Orange and Pinks
  7. Hanging Terracotta Planter
  8. Copper Charger Plates Set
  9. Hammered Copper Outdoor Tiki Torches
  10. Galvanized Tiered Server With Copper Trim
  11. Amber Glass Realistic Flameless Candles Set
  12. Realistic Peonies Flower Arrangement
  13. Wooden Arbor
  14. Draping Fabric
  15. Rust-Colored Silk Wildflower Stems
  16. Bouquet With Rope Bow
  17. Plug-In Industrial Bronze Pendant Light
  18. Battery Operated Edison Tabletop Light Set of 2
  19. Terracotta Colored Taper Candles
  20. Hammered Copper Punch Bowl
  21. Copper Wire Fairy Lights
  22. Large Hammered Copper Floor Vase
  23. Cloth-like Terracotta Napkins
  24. Eucalyptus and Flower Garland
  25. Chiffon Ribbon
  26. Terracotta Necktie and Pocket Square Set
  27. Mr. and Mrs. Blocks
  28. Silk Eucalyptus Bunch
  29. Metallic Paper Straws
  30. Light Amber Glass Corked Bottles Set
  31. Flower Girl Dress
  32. Beaded Cake Stand

Have a beautiful day, and happy planning! 🙂

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Event Planning

30+ Awesome Boho Wedding Items Available on Amazon

This fabulous lace teepee is available on Amazon

Boho weddings! The trend is everywhere you look, and it’s no wonder. The look is free-spirited, fresh, romantic, and eclectic, with color tones that are warm and welcoming. If you’re planning a wedding, you can browse through Amazon for some truly amazing and affordable finds. The ethereal boho wedding look is absolutely perfect for the backyard and outdoor weddings so popular now. This wedding theme also lends itself to combining DIY projects with gathering some really amazing items from online sources.

Here are some of the top ideas available now on Amazon.

Showstopping backdrops

A great place to start with your personalized wedding design is a central element or two that provide the feel and mood you are going for. Check out this gorgeous large macrame hanging. This would be amazing as a centerpiece of your ceremony. The large lace tepee is also unique and beautiful for a boho wedding.

Hanging lighting

Another key element for a romantic boho wedding is hanging lighting. Chandeliers, sparkling string lights, and lanterns all lend a free-spirited and festive glow to your celebration.

Decor Items

Whatever your color theme, beautiful and eclectic boho elements will carry it through perfectly and creatively. Here are some of the high-impact looks I love from Amazon.

Florals

No ethereal boho look would be complete without some unique and stunning floral elements. Combine beautiful blooms with soft textures such as pampas grass and ostrich feathers for a fab boho look.

Have a beautiful day, and happy planning! 🙂

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DIY Crafts · Home Decor

DIY Mercury Glass Candle Holder: Easily Create Beautiful Decor Pieces From Jars You Already Have

Isn’t mercury glass so beautiful? I’ve been eyeing gorgeous pieces for Christmas decor and tree ornaments, wedding decor, and everything in-between.

Today I tried my hand at a little DIY mercury glass project. Where was the first place I checked when I realized I needed some jars? The recycling bin! Luckily for me, tomorrow is trash day, so I had a great selection of glass containers. I worked with a small glass jar from grated cheese today, but this same technique would work with any glass container.

I love a whole grouping of glass together. Mercury glass looks equally at home in romantic vintage decor or a contemporary setting. These DIY jars would look great with a large group of them hanging at a party or wedding, grouped on a mantle, or on a tablescape. In fact, I love this easy project so much, I plan to make a set of mercury glass from everything I can find to upcycle!

A table featuring mercury glass on Blesserhouse
Mercury glass decor at wedding reception

DIY Mercury Glass Candle Holder

Supplies:

Glass containers

Krylon Original Chrome Spray Paint

Spray bottle for water

Votive candle or fairy lights

Ribbon and small embellishments

Glue gun

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Wash the jar to remove dirt and labels. I soaked mine in hot soapy water to remove the jar label.
  2. Fill the spray bottle with water.
  3. Spray paint the inside of the glass container. Don’t spray the outside.
  4. Lightly mist the painted surface with the water.
  5. Carefully dab some of the paint off with a paper towel to make some of the water splotches bigger.
  6. Let the jar dry.
  7. Tie ribbon around the top of the jar.
  8. Tuck leaves, berries, or flowers into the ribbon. I used thin sheer ribbon, berries, green leaves, and lamb’s ears. Glue them in place with a glue gun.
  9. Put a candle or fairy lights in the container. Battery-powered votives work well.
  10. You’re done! So easy and pretty! You could make a whole set for your Christmas display or wedding reception.
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DIY Hanging Floral Orbs: Beautiful Wedding and Seasonal Decor

I’m seeing amazing hanging floral orbs everywhere these days, from stylish front porches to glamorous wedding receptions. What a unique, eye-catching, and beautiful way to display your greenery and flower arrangements at your event or in your home!

These hanging decorations can be used in any way your imagination can think up. In fact, the floral orb that inspired my design was a fall decoration containing mini-pumpkins and eucalyptus. The great thing about these is everything is attached to a piece of floral foam, and everything can be re-done again and again. I plan to use my decorative orbs as a seasonal decoration, with fall flowers right now, pine boughs at Christmas, and so on. 

For an added dimension, I think it would be amazing to add wired fairy lights, and I’m going to give that a try at Christmastime. 

These floral orbs make fantastic wedding decor also. The DIY project is easy on your budget too!

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Okay, if you’re ready to give these gorgeous decorations a try, let’s get to it!

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Supplies:

2 double ring plant stakes for tomatoes/peonies/large plants

16 gauge wire and sturdy pliers for bending and cutting

Copper spray paint

Light pink spray paint

½ inch wide natural rope for hanger (6 feet)

⅛ inch sheer ribbon 

Floral foam brick- 9 by 4 by 3, make sure to get wet foam if using real flowers and greens.

20 greening pins

Package of Spanish moss

Flowers, greens, and decorations

Here’s how you build the orbs. We made one large 18 inch orb and a smaller 10 inch orb using the plant stakes. 

Step 1: Disassemble the rings and stakes from each other. Depending on how your stakes are put together, it can be a bit of a brain-teaser getting them apart, but they are separate pieces. 

Step 2: Cut 2 24 inch segments of your 16 gauge wire

Step 3: Taking the four large rings from the plant stakes, put them together so they form an orb with equidistant segments, like an orange. 

Step 4: Holding your rings steady in the way you would like them to be for the finished product, pick up a piece of wire. Fasten one end of the wire onto the hoops by wrapping it on with the pliers. .  Use your pliers to take the wire up through segment 1 and down through segment 5 (see diagram). Weave the wire up through segment 6 and down through 2, up through 3 and down through 7, up through 8 and down through 4. 

Step 5: Wrap the wire around the bottom, and tuck in any sharp edges with the pliers. Repeat the same weaving process with the second piece of wire at the other end of the orb.

NOTE: We made the smaller orb using the garden stakes that came with the hoops. They needed to be bent into a circular form first.

Step 6: Spray paint the entire orb. I painted mine with a coat of light pink and a very light coat of copper over top. This gave the orb a rose-gold to copper look. You could pick whatever color goes with your event or look. 

Step 7: Cut off a piece of floral foam from your block. I used ¾ of a block for the large orb and ¼ for the small orb. 

Step 8: Attach the piece of foam to the bottom inside of the orb using 10 greening pins. Hold the foam in place and poke the pins up from the bottom, making sure to anchor the foam to the orb frame.The advantage to attaching the foam this way instead of gluing is that you can remove the foam easily to replace it or to use the orb for something else, like lighting it up with fairy lights. 

Step 9: Attach the rope for hanging. Our larger orb started with 3 feet of rope. I love the natural rope with the rosy metal. It gives the project a nice warm feel that’s really on-trend right now. We did an eye splice on both ends of our three-strand rope to give the rope a hanger and a decorative touch. You can see how to do that here, or you could hang the orb by simply knotting the rope to the top. I tied the looped rope to the orb using a tiny sheer bow. 

Step 10: Using a hot glue gun, glue Spanish moss over top of the floral foam to cover it.

Step 11: Add floral elements. I started with a base of seeded eucalyptus and left some drape down. I added cream color roses for a simple and elegant display. 

The orbs look great in so many different ways. I had fun playing around with a few different elements and created a pink and burgundy look. The flowers used in this arrangement are sweetheart roses, hydrangea, and sedum. 

It’s hard to believe these flowery orbs started out as tomato stakes!

I hope you’ll give this a try and post a photo!

The orb is filled with eucalyptus and cream roses
A package of two double ring plant stakes
The four rings separated from the stakes
wire and pliers
wire woven through the spokes to hold the orb in place
diagram for wiring the orb
spray painting the orbs
attach rope to the top for hanging
attach foam to the orb with greening pins
hot glue Spanish moss to the floral foam
add eucalyptus by poking stems into foam.
add flowers of your choice

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Have a beautiful day, and try something creative 🙂