May 2nd, 2013 § § permalink
I swear I have some of the most talented blogger friends, like Kelly of Studio DIY, the talent behind this pretty little fresh flower banner DIY for Mother’s Day. Seriously, how cute is this? Not only is it the perfect touch for a handmade Mother’s Day, but it could easily be made into wedding, party, or evening soiree signage!
Read the full tutorial, here…
April 25th, 2013 § § permalink
After I was cleaning up my DIY mess from yesterday’s post, I had a little stroke of
genius luck. I had a few ranunculus blooms laying next to my extra macarons and twine, and the cuteness almost killed me! One thing led to another, and before you know it, I was tying ranunculus to macarons…
Let’s be honest, would you not squeal with excitement if you were handed a twine wrapped macaron with a ranunculus on top as a favor? I thought so. To make sure you’re the one wowing instead of being wowed, I’ll show you how I made them!
Tie twine around a macaron just like you would a Christmas present.
Before you knot it, clip a flower just below the bloom , and knot the twine around the stem.
Once they’re tied, set them out in a pretty dish or favor box for serving!
April 24th, 2013 § § permalink
I’ve been a little MIA on the DIY front around here recently, but this project will surely make it up to you. Why? Because it involves cake, macarons, and fresh flowers. I know, I can’t contain myself either…
If I’m really honest, I’ve never attempted a fresh flower cake topper before, but let me just tell you that using a cake vase is pure magic. Literally all you do is stick flowers in it, so simple!
Place the cake vase on top of your iced cake. Fill it with a small amount of water, just enough to fill all of the holes.
Cut the stems to the flowers short, and begin placing them into the holes of the vase starting from the outside working in. The instructions for the vase say to start from the center working outwards, but I found that working from the outside in made the center flowers stand up a bit higher, which I liked.
Once all of the flowers are placed in the holes, use smaller buds to fill in any gaps.
And the best part is that it has the prettiest leftovers!
April 10th, 2013 § § permalink
DIY fresh floral gift tags by Studio DIY
somewhat seriously obsessed with all things floral. I don’t know if it’s the overwhelming urge for summer to be here or if I’ve just been listening to too much hippie music, but I could basically frolic in fields for days.
To feed my flower loving heart, I’ve put together some recent spring DIY flower projects to get the ideas flowing, and you can definitely expect some flower projects around here in the near future.
DIY pink carnation headpiece by House That Lars Built
DIY spring floral bouquet by Paper & Sitch
DIY bouquet paper cones by Oh Happy Day
DIY giant paper flowers by House That Lars Built
April 5th, 2013 § § permalink
It’s been approximately seven months since my last sugar scrub recipe, which means I’m approximately 6 months over due. So, I’ve come back with a punch by mixing my life-long love affairs with coffee and homemade beauty products to make this cinnamon coffee sugar scrub. Seriously, it’s smells so good I could take a bite out of it…
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients together and stir. I always get a lot of comments about the recipe being too runny, or too dry. This is really just personal preference, so if you find it’s too runny, add more sugar, and f it’s too dry, add a tad more coconut oil or honey.