Afternoon lovelies, I have some pretty floral inspiration this afternoon.
I created this Easter flower arrangement with some pretty Spring blooms, which is perfect for your dinner table over the bank holiday weekend or for your wedding day flowers.
The whole arrangement cost me £2.50; for the 5 bunches of beautiful daffodils. The vintage jug I already owned and the rest of the foliage and blooms I foraged from the garden. It was super easy to pop together and I really enjoyed sitting in the sun with these sweet smelling florals.
Feel free to mix up the flowers you choose or the colourings. Think about using other vessels such as bottles, vases or tin cans too.
What You Need:
Flowers & Foliage (I used Daffodils, Tulips, Grape Hyacinths and Bluebells)
Jug filled with Water (add flower food to keep them longer)
Be sure to cut stems at an angle to ensure the flowers can soak up as much water as possible.
I began by arranging my foliage in the background. I went with the natural curve in the stem and let the leaves sway over the side of the jug for a natural feel.
I then started by arranging the flowers in the middle with the tallest flower, in this case the tulips. (more…)
Growing flowers and having your own allotment is surging in popularity in the UK. With owning my first garden this summer I am experimenting with growing vegetables and I thought it would be fun to try and grow some cut flowers.
Over the coming months I will be sharing with you how I am planning my flower plot, what I plant, and what I learnt from the process to help those of you who are considering growing your own wedding flowers.
To begin with I am sharing the flowers I have chosen and how I sowed my seeds…
What You Need
/ Compost / Seed Trays / Somewhere light and warm / Water / Seeds / Tools / Gloves / Labels /
Fill your trays/pots with compost up to approximately 25% full.
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…)