Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Table Terrarium

 Succulents are so easy to take care of and so nice to have around the house.  Easy to cultivate and make a small terrarium.   A simple glass bowl from the dollar store, dirt, and white sand {Dollar Store again}.
 Layered the dirt and sand for interest, mainly for drainage as succulents like dry.
 These succulents have over grown and are easy to pull out by the base to replant.

 I chose several that I like and planted in the bowl.  Arranged a few rocks and have a cute table top Terrarium.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wedding Flowers

Recently I was able to help creating flowers for a wedding.  I spent many hours looking for the right  flowers that the bride liked.  I wanted to share them so it might save someone some time searching.  Hydrangeas and mixed flower bouquets are very popular. With using a glue gun and silk flowers to make the boutonnieres they are nice and pretty.
 Hydrangea Boutonnieres made from Silk flowers.  Hydrangeas do not last long and silk do look real enough. The rest of the flowers are real.  The stem is ls wrapped with the leaves of the flowers.
 Beautiful Bouquet made by my sister Christy.  Hydrangea, Rose, Peony, and purple flowers.  The stem is wrapped and pearl pins added for detail.
 Here are the table centerpieces with out the water.  They were prepared before hand and filled with water on site. 
Several bouquets were made for display on site. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Submerged Floral centerpieces and more

 I have had the opportunity to do some decorating in a wedding and wanted to share some of the ideas we used. 
 This is a submerged dogwood.  It really looked fantastic and lasted several days. 
The final was a submerged purple orchid.  Rocks covered the base we anchored the flower stem in.  A floating candle lite the piece beautifully.  The wind kept blowing it out, none the less it was beautiful.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy Bridal Shower Gift

Theme gifts are easy for showers and wedding gifts.  It makes it easy to have a bright and colorful gift with out the bag.  Here is one I put together for a recent Bridal Shower.

Bright colored wash towels
Measuring cup set
Measuring spoons
any small kitchen items
Wrap with a simple ribbon and small handmade card.