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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Hello there! Are you planning a birthday party, bridal shower, or a special day for your mom? Small outdoor gatherings are the 2020 style celebration, and if you’re looking for some inspiration for your upcoming event, I have some free downloadable graphics for you!
The design includes a crown, paper chain, placemats, and place cards.
A few suggestions for using the graphics:
Print multiple copies of the crown and cut to fit. This will be two copies for a child and an adjustable three for an adult.
The paper chain has several mix and match designs so you can make all the links the same or use them all together.
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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!
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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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!
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Oh, vintage teacups! I can never resist them! My mom had a collection of pretty, old teacups on shelves in our dining room, and to me they were like a colorful flower garden at every mealtime. Yellow roses, delicate lily of the valley, and red holly berries joined in a kaleidoscope of cheer.
To this day I love old dishes and am always trying to find a use for them. Today I’m making a vintage teacup into a cute hanging planter. I think a whole group of these planted with succulents or trailing greenery would be spectacular at an event like a bridal shower, wedding, or themed birthday. This little treasure could also hold goodies for your backyard birds!
To make a teacup hanging planter, you will need:
Plant hanging kit (chains, S hook) sold in a package in hardware for about $3
Thoroughly clean the bottom of the cup and the top of the saucer
Glue the two pieces together using clear gorilla glue
Put the pieces between wood or two books and clamp to dry glue
Thoroughly clean the bottom of the saucer and glue the chain to the bottom. Put the glue in the saucer groove and place the chain so each chain will be at the one third mark of the saucer.
Use small clamps to hold the chain in place
Put a dab of glue on the saucer where you want the chain to hold the side of the saucer
If you want beads hanging from the bottom of your planter, Put your beads on a short length of wire. String the beads to the center and put a twist in the wire to hold the beads in the right place, the center of the bottom of the cup. Attach the wire to the cup by threading it through the chain and bending it in place.
I hope you enjoy making one of these as much as I did! It was a fun little project!