Viewing entries tagged
DIY

4 Comments

Coups de Coeur | September


Hello darlings,

Taking a quick break from my work to peek in and share my September coups de coeur (french for my favorite things) during the month that just ended. I mean September is cool by itself just because it brings us Fall, but I also lived and discovered little treasures that I love to share in one post today. 

Instagram September recap.


1. I have been loving sharing Quotable Mondays. It is basically a post with some of my favorite twittable quotes directly from  my blog. I am starting to partner with bloggers that also do hand lettering to bring pin-worthy quotes that would be published on Mondays. Are you interested in collaborating with me? Let me know! PS. This picture also represents this month's celebration of National coffee day!

2. So happy to have been featured in 2 different blogs this month for which I wrote a short interview. The first was a food related interview on Heartbeet Kitchen Blog that is run by author and fabulous cook Amanda. She also shared a delicious treat here that you need to check out! I was also featured on Allyslewis website in which I shared a bit about how I decided to grow and manage my blog.  If you missed it, you can read it here

3. A sea of neon balloons for a children's program in which I participated this month. 

4. In this month I made my first pie (from scratch) ever! I wrote a whole post about it to share the full adventure. 

5. This month I received my first Deeply Rooted Magazine that came with a beautiful, small print with a spiritual thought for me to display on my wall. I am slowly reading it and I am enjoying some of the stories of creatives and how they use their talents to glorify God and be a light in the world. I discovered that it is more of a young adult women kind of magazine. Some topics applied to me but for others I will have pull it out when I get to that stage of life. 

6. I shared a DIY that I love and use in my house. A neon macrame plant hanger, what is there not to love?!




Coups de Coeur

I am not a big follower of style or fashion blogs, but I discovered this one from my hometown and I love it! 

Do you have a hard time transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall? Here are some unusual ways to do it that I truly enjoyed reading. This blogger is the most creative, style blogger that I've seen in terms of putting outfits together. I have been following her for a while, not only because of her thrifty style that is according to my my own heart, but also for her writing. 

I started joining a new Twitter chat on Tuesday evenings at 9 EST under the hashtag #fireworkpeople. It is a community of creatives that get together to encourage each other on following our dreams, making things happen and use our gifts to uplift others. Join their Facebook page if you wish to check it out!

This month the new Darling Magazine came out and I am so happy. I enjoy reading the articles and pacing myself so that I can really take in all the beauty. Join the #realnotretouched movement. 

I got a membership on Skillshare and have done quite a few classes already but be sure to check out the ones by Justina Blakeney. I've loved her blog, her style, and I've faithfully followed her on Pinterest so when I saw that I could take her class I was ecstatic! Sign up for a free month and take her styling class here

If you are a magazine junkie like me, you will be happy to learn about this magazine called Thryve Magazine. Their message is constructive, challenging, and they have amazing photography. I was glad to come across it through some friends. 

Two exciting launches this month: Christian Girl Magazine launched their site and I am so happy for them! Also, my blogger friend over at Dearly Loved Blog re-lauched her site and if you love reading posts full of insight and simultaenoesly biblically sound, you will love her blog! 

As you know, I love instagram so so much, and here are my 3 favorite IG accounts at the moment: here, here and here.

Movies I loved watching lately, which 2 are food related movies: Chef, 100 foot journey and Begin again.

Enjoy October XOXO


4 Comments

Comment

Make it | Rustic Fresh Flower Crown Tutorial




Hello darlings! 

Today I am sharing how to make my "Instagram famous" rustic, fresh flower birthday crown. Many asked for a tutorial and I heard you so, here it is. I did this crown myself for under $25.00 and if you happen to have most of the materials at home, it will be even cheaper. 

I used 2 types of flowers: Pink Wax flower and White spray roses. I purchased 1 at a florist shop and the second in the flower section of a supermarket. 

I chose to do this crown without any metal wire as a base because I wanted something a little more rustic and I have a  "not so round" head shape (it is less weird looking than it sounds) and I wanted the crown to fit my head and hairstyle more organically. 


Materials:

- Filler blooms (wax flower) to make the frame for the crown (babies breath will also do) I picked wax flower because it lasts longer, it is robust when playing with it and it's gorgeous.

- Spray roses (the trick is to pick bigger flowers than the ones you pick for the frame and preferably a different color that complements the base) 

-Florist green tape (the thin one because it is easier to manipulate) 

-Scissors


Step 1: cut several single branches with little or no flowers on them. Ideally you will cut them at different lengths and witdths.

Use those branches to start designing your crown frame. Place them as seen in the picture above, in an uneven circular shape. 


Step 2: Begin taping the branches, leaving the final closing branch open for measuring before deciding to tape it.

Note: In order for the florist tape to stick you must expand (just like an elastic) the small section you want to use which will release the glue and stick perfectly.


As you tape the branches of your frame for your crown, it will begiin to look something like the image above.


After measuring and making sure you like how it countours your head and how it sits, put the closing branch by taping it and creating a full branch circle. (As shown above)


Step 3: Now is the time to choose clusters to put around the branch frame you first created. (Ideally you will pick flowers from the first type of blooms you picked but this is where you can get creative and add whatever small flower or even small fruit you like). 

Note: I decided to make the left side of my crown the focal point just because it would look better with my hair style. That is why you will notice extra small flower clusters on one side. 


Step 4: after adding clusters of the smaller types of flowers, choose the spray roses (ronanculus look great but they are a little more pricy and not always available here) you want to spread around the frame. Secure them with the florist tape. 

I finished my left side cluster by adding 3 bigger spray roses to the first cluster I had created. 

Voilà! 



Note: When making a crown it is wise to keep the tape discrete even though it's green. To achieve this, I suggest taping closer to the bloom as opposed to lower on the stem. I also suggest taping between clusters in one same branch for the flower to hide the tape itself. 

If you cut a longer stem you will be able to intertwine it with the branches of the frame you first create. Even so you should still secure at least part of the flower with florist tape so that it stays in place all day. 

Disclaimer: my birthday crown was made with fresh flowers bought the same day and the pictures of this tutorial were taken a week later which is why the blooms look smaller. 

I used these specific instructions and I loved the results! 



Here's the Instagram Image I shared the day of my birthday celebration. 


Let me know you tried it by tagging me on your creation. Thanks for reading!

Comment