Category Archives: Decor

Blooming Lettered Centerpiece DIY

June 30, 2016

Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I’m so excited to share a DIY tutorial that I’ve put together after coming across this similar monogram DIY from Lulu’s.  This tutorial is perfect for anyone who’s looking to add a personal feminine touch to your workspace, living room, or even your bathroom!

When I started putting together the design for my living room space in my new apartment last year, I found that I was very drawn to a classic, romantic Parisian style.  I elected to have a color scheme with black, white, gray/light blue, and pops of red.  My friend gave my a lamp shaped like the Eiffel Tour, which matched perfectly with the beautiful photo I found that overlooked the city of Paris.  My mom also found some pretty rose pillows that fit the aesthetic perfectly!  (…The older I get the more I’m convinced my mom is a superhero.  How does she always manage to find the most perfect items that I always seem to miss?!)

The final key item I’d been struggling to add was a beautiful centerpiece that lent another pop of color.  Well, needless to say I’m in love with this “Amour” blooming lettered centerpiece.  The French word for love spelled out with red roses definitely completes my Parisian living room and adds just the right amount of beauty and romance to tie all of the other Parisian accents together.

Okay, now it’s your turn!  See below for instructions on how to create a similar DIY piece.  You can use whatever word and flowers that you want to make it completely custom.  Enjoy friends!


Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

What You’ll Need:

– Fake flowers of your choice & color

– Wire Cutter

– Paper mache letters for your word of choice (here are the ones I used)

Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

Instructions:

Lay out your paper mache letters in front of you and clip several pieces of each of the fake flowers you elected to use.  I clipped the flowers with my wire cutter right at the base so that there was just a tiny bit of the stem still remaining.

Next, arrange the flowers in the order you prefer by sticking them into the holes of the lettering.   I started by placing in the larger red roses, and then adding the smaller white and green floral accents around them.  (If needed, you can use a hot glue gun to secure the flowers completely.)

Make sure your flowers are all in place or let your glue dry, and enjoy your new decor!

Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

Blooming Lettered DIY Tutorial

Cheers,

ladyplanner

How To: Gift Store-Bought Florals

May 18, 2016

Flower bouquet

There’s just something about a pretty bouquet of flowers that lifts my spirit and makes me smile.  Which is why flowers make such a wonderful gift!

Today I’m showing a quick step-by-step for how to wrap up a beautiful bouquet to give to someone special and brighten their day.


What you need: florals of your choice, scissors, kraft paper, rubber bands & ribbon.

**Note: I went with all roses, but you can pick and choose what you like best!

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Begin by arranging the flowers in the order you’d like.  I like to have a few popping out at the top, so that it looks like they’re more natural.  Then, secure with a rubber band or two.

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Next, cut your kraft paper so that there is about 6-8 inches of paper on each side of the bouquet. Then, start to wrap the paper around the flowers.

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When you’ve wrapped up the flowers the way you like, take some ribbon (or rope or yarn) and tie a bow around the bottom to secure the paper.

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Finally, flip down the edges of the paper to finish off the wrapping, and write a sweet note to tuck inside!

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Cheers,

ladyplanner

Decor Inspiration For Above Your Bed

April 21, 2016

I am somewhat of a commitment-phobe when it comes to decorating my own space.  I absolutely love exploring Pinterest and browsing through sites like Elle Decor and MyDomaine for beautiful inspiration, but always wish that I could test things out before purchasing them.  Does anyone else have that issue?  Recently though, I decided that I’m going to take the plunge and commit to decorating the remainder of my apartment, specifically, my bedroom.

There is a big, open space right above my bed right now, so that’s where I’m going to start!  I’ve been perusing for ideas and found that I’m drawn to happy, peaceful and feminine pieces.  Here’s what I’m loving so far…

What’s above your bed?  Does that help set a certain tone for the day when you wake up and see it first thing?  Comment below!


1. Diving in.

Diving In


2. Let it be something good.

Let It Be Something Good


3. Into the woods.

Savage Beauty


4. Spotted.

Spotted.


5. Salvaged architecture.Shutters


6. FramedFramed


7. Seeing butterflies.

Butterfly


8. Paper design.

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Cheers,

ladyplanner

DIY Flower Crown Tutorial

April 11, 2016

Lauren Groeper

With Coachella coming up to kick of the start of the music festival scene this year, I wanted to take a stab at creating one of my favorite festival looks – the flower crown.  There’s just something about a pretty set of blooms that breathes life – whether it’s into an outfit or at an event.  When my friend Abby was in town last weekend we headed over to Michael’s to pick out some flowers and give it a go!  We both thought it would be best to try out this craft with fake flowers first, but make them look as real as possible (ie. non of the overly plastic, gigantic fake blooms).

After watching a few different tutorials online, I was happily surprised at how easy it was to create a crown I loved.  See below for the DIY instructions!

Flower Crown


DIY Flower Crown Tutorial

What you’ll need:

– green floral tape

– green grapevine wire

– scissors

– a few stems of your favorite flowers (real or fake)

– wire cutters (if needed to cut the thicker fake flower stems)


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Directions:

Step 1) Begin by bending the green wire into a circle to fit around your head.  You may have to play around with the sizing a bit here.  I used a full circle of wiring for my crown, while Abby stuck with a half circle for hers.

Step 2) Select which flowers you want to use and begin trimming them down so that just a little bit of their stem remains.  Remember, you don’t want to completely remove the stem because you’ll need it to secure the flower to the wire.

Step 3) After your flowers are trimmed, place the crown wire on the ground in front of your and begin arranging the flowers around the wire until you’re satisfied with the look you want.  Both Abby and I used a mix of big and small flowers, plus some greenery for an overall natural and delicate look.

Step 4) Finally, use the floral tape to put the crown together by wrapping the tape around the wire and flower stem.  Repeat until all of the flowers are secured and in place.

Step 5) Rock that crown!  Bring some bobby pins on the day of to secure the crown to your head, then dance your heart out.


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Flower Crown

Photography by Lindsey Boluyt Photography.

Clothing by Inspyre Boutique: On Lauren – Zodiac Sign Necklace, Arrowhead Rosary Necklace, BBD Burgundy Dress, Double Zero Ivory Duster; On Abby – Jack Kona Fur Vest

Cheers,

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