I absolutely love the look of real floral garlands, but if you need to order them from a florist, the price can be amazingly high. Not that the price is outrageous--a lot of those gorgeous garlands use a huge number of flowers, and the construction of some styles can be very tricky. I truly believe that the florists are charging appropriately. But sometimes (usually) I just don't have the budget to purchase such lavish floral arrangements. But that doesn't mean I have to settle for fake flower garlands from the craft store.
Mother's day is right around the corner, and I'm always trying to think up cool ideas that the kids can either do entirely on their own, or with minimal parental involvement. Preferrably none of mama's help (what's the fun in that?).
Any floral arrangement can be given seaside charm by adding some stems with genuine shells.
This tutorial is similar to my Crystal Stems project, but is designed to work with items (like shells) that don't have a hole drilled through like Swarovski crystal beads.
It's time for more fun making party decorations with real leaves today!
I have absolutely no training as a florist, but I love working with real flowers, and have found that they're much more durable and forgiving than I originally thought.
Did you see yesterday's post about making the big floral monogram A for the A is for Addalyn party? Well, now I'm going to show what I did after the party with all those roses.
My favorite single element from the A is for Addalyn party was definitely the large floral A on the center of the table.
Since I shut down Tradewind Tiaras to focus on Tikkido and blogging, it occurred to me that I should share some of the tips and tricks I figured out over the years in the bridal business and help some DIY brides. Today I'm going to start with an easy tutorial for making crystal stems.
At the Sprinkles birthday party, I used sprinkles everywhere. Everywhere. Soooo many sprinkles. I had this vision of vases filled with sprinkles, overflowing with bountiful blooms.