Summer Floral Crown

How adorable are summer floral crowns? During the summer days at outdoor markets, music festivals, to summer bbqs, there’s always an occasion to wear these dreamy bohemian crowns. Here’s a tutorial I’d love to share, as I made a bohemian flower crown, for the perfect for a summer city wedding. Nothing to fancy, just love, city hall, and a touch of boho.

All the following items can be found at your local craft store. They can also be found at WalMart in the craft department, and also at the DollarTree!! Yes! The DollarTree/Dollar General/99 Cent Store!

What You’ll Need:

  • Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Wire Pliers
  • Twine/Decorative Neutral Ribbon
  • Faux Florals
  • Hot Glue

Directions:

  1. Starting with preparing your flowers, start by cutting the flowers down off their stems using your wire pliers. Leave enough length to work with, as we need them to bend around the head.
  2. Flowers should be cut by the neck, and long greenery stems should have a longer length. Repurpose the green leaves from rose’s as well! They are great fillers towards the end of the project!
  3. Arrange all cut pieces to in groups.
    This helps create an easy work method, for easy efficiently, and careful creative selection. I’d place all my florals together, separating the roses large pinks and small white in separate piles.
  4. Once separated, start designing your floral crown. Carefully select different sizes, and place them together.
  5. Place large greenery stems towards the back, which would be against the head, and the small dainty florals, towards the outside.**Having the florals facing outward will look more visually compelling, along with having a strong dynamic look, so while creating your floral crown, also we aware of the weight distribution. Try to avoid compiling heavier rose buds to one side. Regardless, the floral crown will look amazing no matter what!!
  6. Cut, snip, trim as you go. Once you find the grouping you like, start wrapping the floral tape around the access stems. Gather as you go, similar to a french braid.
  7. Continue wrapping the floral tape along with each access stem until you reached the start point.
  8. Tighten, and reenforce for floral tape if needed.
  9. Try on your floral crown, and fix the weight. However it feels, is how it’ll fit for you, or whoever will be wearing it. If it’s comfortable on your head, it’ll definietly be comfortable on another.

And voila!!!  You’re ready to wear your floral crown!! The perfect easy accessory for a music festival, wedding, bridal shower, or photoshoot!!! Secure the floral crown if needed with bobby-pins. Otherwise enjoy your new bohemian style floral crown forever!!

 

Rustic Decor

I love decorating. Interior decorating, staging, styling a party, decorating my patio, to the extremes of organizing my garage in a decorative manner. Now, I love all styles of art, and themes of special occasions, but one theme and interest I gravitate towards is the rustic style.

What is rustic style:

(this can be applied to interior decorating and event styling):

Simplicity, rustic style highlights natural beauty and a rugged, resilient spirit.

-Rough Logs

-Birchwood

-Bare planks

-Organic textures and shapes

-Chalk

-Natural warmth

Rustic style feels honest and pure. Simple, and natural. Because they celebrate the art of repurposing, they provide a wonderful showcase for creativity. In a world where so much is virtual, rustic style is boldly, and raw.

If you love rustic…. You were happiest playing in the mud as a kid. Pigtails, treehouse lounging, and camping were your thing! You can’t bring yourself to throw away packing crates or burlap sacks. You sleep in your mans old flannel shirts.

 

Here’s a lovely decorative piece I’ve incorporated in MsDebraMaye’s Wedding Vow Renewal:

Textures: Metal & Organic Twine

Added mix: Fresh Babies Breath

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Rustic weddings are heartwarming, sweet, diverse, creative and so much more.. Just like vintage style weddings, rustic weddings are filled with textures, natural organics. Not only that, there are so many different varieties of some fabulous rustic weddings including:

Glamorous, vintage, handmade, DIY, retro, beach, shabby chic and many more.

Some more key elements that were integrated in the rustic theme were glamorous, vintage, handmade, and DIY. All key elements were definitely shown in the handmade ring bearer’s pillow I made. At first, I thought, oh! Easy! Burlap! But Debra Maye requested for a silk like ivory material. Here’s what I was able to purchased from my local crafts store in the left over scraps/ remnant basket. Checking out fabric from the remnant selection is one of the key places to check out for any crafter!

rem·nant
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noun: a small remaining quantity of something.

I am absolutely no seamstress, but I was able to get buy. It wasn’t perfect, but my stitching skills are somewhat there. I was able to find some fabulous elegant bridal lace, as well as pairing it was a beautiful silk flower and ribbon to hold the couples rings. This was my first time undergoing a ring bearer pillow. Not bad right?

Follow me on my YouTube channel to see more of the finished pieces I was able to do for Msdebramaye’s wedding! I’ll be posting firsthand footage of her special day from, this mornings set-up, to vlog footage right before walking down the aisle!

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Naturally Styling

My last post was about a failed business I once was apart of. Needless to say, things took its own course, and I found better opportunities that work for me, my creativity, and my family. The business and partnership may have failed, but my natural ability to style events is this there. I’ve mentioned in a previous post I’ve collaborated with YouTuber, MsDebraMaye. (Read more about how we connected HERE.)

In just two days MsDebraMaye will finally be having her church wedding (#delmundovowrenewal). I’ve already started the floral arrangements, miscellaneous decorative props, and have addressed other styling needs. She’s requested for:

-Ring Bearer’s Pillow,

-2 Flower Girl Goodie Baskets (for two adorable twins),

-Guest Seating Arrangement Display

-Chalk Signage

-Day Of Coordinating/Design

 Besides that hefty list of to-dos I still have get to put it all together at the venue the night before, along with chapel dress rehearsal

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Now, you may be wondering, why don’t I serve as my own business by myself since people do go to me for these things. It’s actually complicated to explain. I genuinely love styling, but it’s something I don’t entirely want to breathe. I do have a garage full of rustic and vintage like pieces for any imaginable party out there, but it’s not fully me. I appreciate styling, but I’m working on something more……

(It’s that a great cliff hanger?) Stay tuned.

I stand at a point of my life, were I just want to focus on creative collaborating, and pushing my own original content. I’ll serve to those who do understand my worth, and know where I’m coming from. I’m very selective with those who approach me, and sometimes don’t even mention anything unless asked about it. #StayHumble I don’t market myself with all my crafty things on my personal Facebook page, or Instagram accounts for a reason. That’s why I have my own blog. It’s my personal corner of the internet which I own, and can create and share.

I’m well aware not everyone is into what I do.This is a natural journey for me. Come watch:

 

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It’s were you can find some cool stuff I decided to record about vs write about! Blogging is hard! But sharing isn’t!

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Night Before The Wedding

This week I’ve been prepping my family and I for this huge spectacular event for my dear long time friend, and god-sister Rez. As a family, we’re planning to stay the night at the hotel, for a good easy, comfortable transition after a night of partying. Her wedding is this Saturday, and I’ve been prepping for the night before bridesmaid slumber party. I’m sure she’s had it up to here with last minute guests adding in, and some dropping. Not only that, her fiancé’s family are from Vietnam, and there are many who are traveling in. Note: Is is about to be a 400+ guest wedding.

My dear friend Rez is also a DIY bride, who’s handling 40+ manzanita branches, with crystals to transfer from Manteca to San Ramon in U-Haul truck. Good bless her soul on trying to transfer those centerpieces! That’s just one of the many struggles of this upcoming wedding!

Bridesmaid Slumber Party Prep

With the Friday night approaching, I’m trying to achieve a fun relaxing night for her to make all the wedding stress leave her. Starting with decorating our hotel room, and sharing some bridesmaid gifts, and a custom personal made, last bride-to-be gift.

Target Spritz

Tying in with her bachelorette tea party, I thought having spring floral would be a nice elegant modern touch to the night before the wedding. I purchased these Target Spritz floral decorations, from paper plates, napkins, tissue pom pom garland, balloons, and gift wrap, which I plan to use as a backdrop in the hotel room for our slumber party.

Many of the items were $3.99. Totally affordable, and certainly cute for the night before the wedding hotel slumber party. As thrifty person I am, I try my best to buy low-priced, inexpensive items. So after purchasing these items, I sent out bridesmaid email for each bridesmaid to provide hotel snacks and desserts! The girls have responded, and we’re surely ready to go!! The other MOH, the brides sister will also be helping with fun photo booth style pics, bridesmaid movies, and games!

Maid Of Honor Gift: Captured Moments

In addition to this upcoming bridesmaid slumber party, I’ve made each bridesmaid a special gift. A gift from the Maid Of Honor. A thank you gift to the ladies, for dealing with my endless amounts of wordy wedding emails, planning, coordinating, GoogleDoc sharing, and just non-stop reminders about wedding festivities!!! This is such a cheap affordable gift to make, that will get a rave of thanks you’s from your bridesmaids.

What You’ll Need:

  • Gold Frames (5×7) I purchased mine from the DollarTree
  •  Krylon Gold Glitter Blast
  • Old Newspaper/Recycled Cardboard
  • Costco Photos
    Gold Frames

You can do this craft of any color you like. I choose to compliment the gold from the Target gold/floral Spritz decorations. I also printed my photos from Costco, not only because its convenient, but one of the cheapest photo labs in my area, that as great online pick-up services.

Directions

  1. Remove the backing of the picture frame and glass, having just the frame exposed.
  2. Place the frame on top of some old news paper or card board on the ground.
  3. Spray your gold glitter onto the frame. Lightly spray each frame, with a couple coats of glitter.
  4. Set to dry.
  5. Once dry, place your photos into the frame.

The photos were taken just last weekend during her English afternoon bachelorette tea party!! I simply uploaded the photos, and picked them up later in the week. The spray painted frames only took a couple minutes as well! So, here for you current MOH/Bridesmaids, take this idea and share with your bridal party!

Viola! A thank you wedding keepsake for your bridesmaids, maid from your maid of honor!!

Photo Keepsake

6 Gold Frames (DollarTree): $1 Each

Costco Photos (Costco PhotoCenter):$0.39 per each 5×7 print

Krylon Gold Glitter Blast Spray Paint (Michael’s Craft Store): $7.99 (40% Coupon: $4.79)

Total spent: $15

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