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.
Afternoon lovelies. I have the sweetest DIY tutorial for you this afternoon. Linzi from luluandbell has created these cute paper origami boats and has shown us how to make them. How perfect would these be for a seaside wedding? Thanks so much Linzi XOXO Lou
Hello, thank you Lou for letting me share my tutorial with your readers. I have always loved origami, it is such a fun, quick activity and it is amazing to see what you can create from a single piece of paper.
Paper boats are a great quirky alternative to your normal placecards, they also make brilliant favours for both adults and children.
1. Take an A4 piece of paper ( you can used patterned paper or wrapping paper) and fold it in half.
2. Then fold both corners in. (more…)
Morning lovelies. This morning i am over the moon to be sharing the loveliest wedding bouquet tutorial. Campbell’s Flowers have created a foraged bouquet, which is super easy and very economical to create. I so love Cow Parsley and the addition of grass and wheat looks super lovely. Thanks so much to Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers & Kate from Kate Waters Photography for sharing this lovely DIY with us today XOXO Lou
SUMMERTIME … AND THE LIVING IS EASY!
Hello to everyone and a huge thank you to Lou for the chance to bring this tutorial to her lovely readers. We all love to share here at Campbell’s Flowers and are so delighted to bring you a really simple foraged bouquet – just perfect for those of you who love to DIY. We also love to champion British grown seasonal flowers and for anyone planning a June wedding, this design couldn’t be more timely as Queen Anne’s Lace is currently in abundance. You might also have heard it referred to as it’s other, slightly less romantic name, of Cow Parsley, but they are one and the same!
Before we move onto the tutorial, just a quick word about foraging – although Cow Parsley isn’t a protected species it’s always good to remember to consider the delicate habitat and environment you are visiting and only cut with care and respect.
For this design, you will need:-
10-15 stems Queen Anne’s Lace
10 stems or so of various grasses
10 stems of dried wheat or similar
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