Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DIY Shabby Chic Vase

I have so many of these bottles lying around the house after my 21st, and was thinking of what I could do with them. I got the bottles from Mediterranean Wholesalers, theyre just Italian Pureed Juice, in Peach and Pear flavours, you can probably get them at any Italian Supermarket!
This is idea numero uno.

What you will need:
Little juice bottles, as many as you want really.
Sturdy String

First I looped some string once around six bottles, just to hold them semi together, then I started winding the string around each bottle and occasionally figure 8-ing (see below) it to the next bottle.

Once I figure 8-ed it, pull it tight so that all the string is pulled taught.

I continued to do this around every bottle.

making sure to pull tight at every turn! Once I'd joined all the bottles together they were still quite unstable. I thought about going underneath the bottles to secure it that way, but didnt want it to be all lopsidded. Instead I took the string around the entire 6 bottles quite a few times. Originally I didnt want to do it like that because I wanted it to look neat, but in the end I didnt really have a choice if I wanted it to stay together! Ps. I didnt cut the string until the very end, once I had finished!

Finished product, with some gorgeous hydrangeas.

All Photos taken with Instagram

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coming Thursday - 12 Days of Christmas

From Thursday 1st December - 12th December I'll be doing a 12 Days of Christmas special! With a new post everyday in the lead up to Christmas! Posts will include cute DIY's, recipes, gift ideas and plenty more! Stay tuned! 

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

Love the amazing colours of this wedding! And so many cute ideas! the Couch setting, and the bean bags for the flower girls and page boys to sit on! gorgeous! And the hot pink peonies, gosh theyre stunning!
From Lisa at Oh How Charming!We fell in love with Kim on our first phone call with her. She’s hysterical. We basically had 3 months (my favorite!) to plan Kim & CJ’s wedding — and Kim knew exactly what she wanted. The entire color palette for their wedding was inspired by a fabulous necklace Kim purchased for her sweet dog “Blu”. The color way consisted of Cobalt Blue, Turquoise, Fuchsia, Mustard, and “Stone”.
Kim & CJ’s wedding was one of the first events on San Ysidro Ranch’s upper estate lawn. So fabulous! We had a little bit of a cloudy day, so Kim’s vibrant color palette was a welcome burst of color to the cloudy skies (and not to mention a lovely burst of color to the regular neutral color palettes in my portfolio!).
For the ceremony – we paired fruitwood chiavari chairs with mustard cushions. The fabulous team at R. Jack Balthazar did a gorgeous residential installation for the ceremony “altar” and the flower girls and ring bearers sat on mustard bean bags which was a sweet addition to the ceremony decor. You can see the influence of Blu’s necklace all the way down to the bridesmaid dress selections which were beyond extraordinary. R. Jack created beautiful hot pink peony bouquets for all the bridesmaids to carry which looked so amazing next to their vibrant dresses.
For dinner –  we paired stone colored Irish linen with white hemstitch runners on our long tables, and then beautiful white linens with organdy overlays on our round tables. All chairs had mustard cushions on them for continuity.  On the tables, we had silver rimmed glass chargers, silver rimmed glassware, vintage silver spoon napkin rings, vintage flatware, and vintage silver salt cellars. R. Jack created gorgeous floral tablescapes complete with grapes, peonies, white majolica, maidenhair fern and then paired them with turquoise votives and “collected” silver pieces, and crystal decanters filled with table wine.

All pictures from Style Me Pretty

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tropical Day Spa Party by Boutique Affairs

Love this gorgeous Tropical Day Spa Party by Boutique Affairs! The colours are just gorgeous and so super summery! love it! 

All Photos from Boutique Affairs

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Tablescape Inspiration

So I got these two super cute glass birds from Myer (they actually look super fat in the photo, theyre not really that fat in real life!), and now that I have them, theyve inspired my tablescape ideas! So, because of these two precious's I think this years colour scheme will be pink, silver (and/or gold?) grey and white! here are some photos of inspiration! do you think you can do both silver and gold, or should it be one or the other?
What colour scheme are you doing this year?

All Photos from Pinterest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Back to Basics: How to tie the perfect bow

Following on from yesterday's tutorial is this fabulous perfect bow tutorial! Its super good because it shows you how to get a flat bottom! whoop! no more twisty-ness on the back of the present, just nice clean flat ribbon! Win! 

What you'll need!
• A wrapped present
• Ribbon (We are using the 38mm Red Grosgrain Stripe from the Grosgrain Stripe Red ribbon card)
• Scissors

1. To make a bow with the knot at the front of the present rather than having a bulky knot on the back: have your present on the table with the front side facing up. Lay the ribbon over your present, leave approximately 20cm of ribbon at the starting edge for your bow. It is important not to estimate how much ribbon you think you'll need at this point, instead leave the ribbon in one long strand or on the roll so you are able to cut the perfect amount at the end.

2. Bring the longest end of ribbon underneath the present and back to the top.

3. Twisted the shortest side around the longest so the ribbon is going vertically instead of horizontally.

4. Now bring the longest side under the present.

5. Bring the longest side over the top of the present once more. Pull both ends so they are taut.

6. Thread the longest end under the centre twist, bringing it out on the opposite side.

7. With the longest end in one hand, create a loop.

8. Bring the shortest end of ribbon behind the loop.
9. Now bring the shortest end over the centre of the loop.

10. Then tuck the shortest side under the first loop to create a second loop for your bow.

11. Grasp both loops and pull so your bow is taut.

12. Now that you have your bow you can cut the ribbon off from the roll or cut off any excess. With one loose end in one hand fold it in half. Now cut down on a diagonal angle towards the fold.

13. Your bow should look like this!

All Images and Tutorial from Inkyco


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