Is it obvious that I love creating flowers from unexpected materials? Becky from the fab Beetlegirl Design blog shows us how to create tulle blossoms that are perfect for adorning the branches in your centerpieces (or for adding faux flowers to your invites… or to dress up a plain shawl… or in a DIY headpiece…)!
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DIY Wedding Details: Monogrammed Burlap Napkin Rings
This DIY monogrammed napkin ring made from burlap and ribbon is a lovely small detail that would make a beautiful addition to any place setting and could be customized in a variety of ways.
DIY Wedding Details: Wrist Corsages and Boutonnieres
Amanda at the Vintage Glam blog is holding a DIY contest and posting some beautiful entries! I am over the moon for these positively lovely DIY wristlets and boutonnieres made from artificial flowers and other ephemera.
Faux vs. Fresh – Who knew?
While doing a little registry shopping recently, I was floored to see such gorgeous silk flowers at Pottery Barn (of all places)! My previous experience with silks has been less than impressive, but it appears that they’ve come quite a long way in recent years!
DIY Wedding Details: Organza Flowers
I’m absolutely over the moon for these easy, cost-effective, and gorgeous DIY organza flowers! Not only would they be perfect as part of your centerpieces, but what about chair ties, or in boxed invitations, or as a headpiece… the possibilities are endless!
DIY Monogrammed Embroidery Hoops
We have another gorgeous DIY project for you today! Rafters of Cedars creates some of the most gorgeous chuppas we’ve ever seen and we’re incredibly lucky that Diana has shared this tutorial on how to create your own monogrammed embroidery hoops. They would be lovely as an accent piece at weddings, anniversaries, or also in children’s rooms.
Winter Brunch Table
A mid-winter brunch soiree can be just the ticket to an elegant yet intimate affair. We designed this graceful table with the soft, white light of a winter snowfall in mind. Simple wood elements and subtle nods to nature brings the outdoors in, highlighted by the romantic old-fashioned floral arrangements in muted tones of yellow and gray. A few easy handmade elements accompany our little brunch tabletop—download our step-by-step instructions for pinecone place card holders and paper-wrapped vases and use them to help inspire a wedding, bridal shower, or simply for a festive winter celebration!
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Tablescape
If you’re searching for seasonal inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape, look no further—Holly Heider Chapple has designed the most gorgeous, organic spread and given you the steps to recreate it at home! “My intent when I created this design was to come up with a concept that a beginner could do,” as well as use flowers that are readily available at grocery stores, Holly says. She’s definitely succeeded with this simple how-to! Follow along with this beautiful images from Genevieve Leiper Photography, and let us know how your own Turkey Day tablescapes turn out!
DIY Autumn Centerpiece
Leaves are falling, pumpkins are out and apple cider is calling our name! That’s right, fall is in full swing and at Elizabeth Anne Designs, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the season. To help us bring the beauty of fall indoors, we have an amazing DIY floral arrangement from one of our newest Vendor Guide members, Blooms by the Box. Blooms by the Box is an amazing resource for those wishing to create their own wedding floral arrangements. They have a wide variety of quality flowers that you can order wholesale, as well as all the tools, vases and containers you could ever need! Their expert advice and tutorials like the one below make bringing your floral dreams to life a snap.
Friday Flowers: DIY Modern Tablescape
A while ago, we shared this Modern Yellow and White Tablescape and everyone loved it so much that for today’s Friday Flowers we’ve got a tutorial for you on how to create it yourself! Designed by Dani at Studio Fleurette, this tablescape is fresh, modern, and easily modified for any style of event! Change out the type of flowers used (switch out the craspedia for roses perhaps?) and voila – a completely new look! Here’s the down-low on creating this organic, stylish tabletop.
DIY Doily & Cupcake Liner Garland
This doily and cupcake liner garland adds a romantic, handmade touch to your decor, and it’s super fun and easy to do! You can use the doilies as they come, but we decided to tea-stain ours to add a little color. We also used a variety of different sized cupcake liners to add dimension.
Hammered Spoon Place Cards
Hammered spoons are a beautiful addition to your wedding tabletop. Perfect for an elegant, rustic wedding, use them as favors, escort cards, or table numbers – the options are endless. I’m so happy to have McKenzie Brickl of La La Soiree and Kate Sommers of KNG Sommers Photography stop by EAD today to share a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own hammered spoon place cards, and you can see them in action on a lovely olive green and gold tabletop they created!
Pretty Pastels & Metallics
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon! Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm. Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from Plate are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display. And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting to the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, and all of the decorative accents used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.