Tutorial: Real Shell Accents for a Wedding Bouquet

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.  

Easy Real Leaf Table Runner Tutorial

It's time for more fun making party decorations with real leaves today!

Incredibly Easy Real Leaf Garland Tutorial

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.

DIY Easy Apothecary Jar and Rose Floral Arrangements

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.

How to Make a Giant Floral Monogram Letter

My favorite single element from the A is for Addalyn party was definitely the large floral A on the center of the table.  

How to Make Crystal Stems to Add Sparkle to Flower Arrangements and Wedding Bouquets

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.

How to Make Sprinkle Lined Vases

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.  


DIY Project: How to Get Roses To Open

Do you have a rose flowerarrangementyou'd like to make for a party, but the roses you bought are still closed tightly? Full roses take up so much more space that you'll need far fewer flowers. And fewer flowers means substantially less expensive floralarrangements, always a good thing for a budget bride.

DIY Project: Carved Initial Rustic Centerpieces

Sorry for not posting on Friday, everyone! I was insanely busy prepping for my daughter's Cornish Fairies birthday party (much, much more on that soon!). Here's a bonus Sunday post to make up for it.

Want rustic, playful, elegant, and inexpensive centerpieces for your wedding or engagement party? How about these adorable birch bark vases carved with your initials?

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