This lunch time I have a simple yet super chic hair style tutorial to share with you. Inspired by an up do worn by Taylor Swift, this style is perfect for a bride, bridesmaids or just for a fab night out. I shall pass you over to BobbyGlam for the full instructions XOXO Lou
Taylor Swift’s hair is usually pinned up into a pretty up do or left down in natural, glossy waves, but this hairstyle is more intricate. Although it looks complicated to do, it’s actually really easy! All you need for the Taylor Swift Hair Tutorial is:
♥ A small hair elastic
♥ Bobby pins
♥ Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray
The first step is to plait a rope braid. Start by splitting the hair from the back into two sections. Pick up the top half of hair from one section and split into two, before plaiting a rope braid with these two sections. To do a rope braid, twist both sections the same way, going in a clockwise direction, and then twist them around each other in an anti-clockwise direction. Repeat until you reach the end of the sections, and tie off the rope braid with a small hair elastic. (more…)
I’ve been meaning to give crafting bunting a go for a while now. It’s a wedding trend that seems set to stay and so many of you are DIYing your own bunting too. Here’s how I got on…
What you need:
- Sewing machine or needle & thread
- Binding Tape
Pin your template to your fabric and cut to shape.
Sew together 2 triangles, leaving one edge un sewed.
I just love seeing little details that make those special moments even more personal. Ring cushions or pillows are pretty popular in the US and i’d love to see more in ceremonies in the UK. They are so easy to make if you have some basic sewing skills and totally customisable.
I added a rainbow heart to mine, but you could add your names, wedding date or a special saying personal to you.
What you need
Sewing Machine (optional)
Cut your fabric into 2 equal squares, I made mine approximately 12cm. Draw your embroidery design onto one piece of the fabric. Using a back stitch or running stitch trace your design in your chosen colour.
To make the tie for your ring, cut 2 equal lengths of wool. Tie a knot in one end and thread through the centre of your cushion. You could use ribbon or twine too. (more…)
Afternoon lovelies :-) I am over the moon to have a beautiful DIY tutorial for you today.
Susie and Claire from Knot & Pop (who are the newest wedding stylists on the block) sent over this super sweet paper flower DIY. Use your flowers to create a mass installation such as the heart above, or pop them on sticks and into vases. Experiment with colour, pattern or even the texture to make your paper flowers work for your event.
Up and down the country wedding tables are buckling under the weight of wedding jam favours. Popularity is certainly not waning and so i thought i would experience myself, for you, the process of creating wedding jam favours.
I went through three stages, picking my fruit, making the jam and decorating my jar.
Harvest Your Fruit
To have the full jam making experience picking your produce is a must do. Whether you are making chutney, marmalade or jam, finding your local farm or suppliers can also save you money.
I decided to go for in season raspberries, as there was a simple recipe i found online to make raspberry jam.
It is also a great idea to scavenge your garden for rouge plum trees, or ask loved ones if they have any spare fruit going. You don’t need to give everyone of your guests the same flavour after all.
Find a recipe, google is your friend. Or perhaps you have a seasoned jam maker in the family with a secret heirloom recipe. Gather your ingredients and tools. We sterilised our jars in the oven, cooked the raspberries to equal sugar in a pan, waited for the right setting point before popping in jars. It was surprisingly simple. However, i only made one gigantic jar (it was all i had hehe!) and didn’t attempt to make a batch. You will need to set aside a day to create several batches of jars. Rope in family or friends to make their own batches or get them to pop down to your kitchen to give you a hand. G and i had a ball in the kitchen.