DIY THIS COLOURFUL GEOMETRIC SEATING PLAN

This month we teamed up with B&Q on their #mystatementwall campaign where we got to share our favourite colourful and statement walls over on our instagram and we also got to create a canvas of what we envisioned a statement wall of our own would look like! I chose to use blues, oranges, pinks, purples and yellow to create this geometric piece and loved the results! Afterwards I was thinking, what can | do with this canvas now? And it hit me that it would make an awesome seating plan! Here’s how to create your own geometric table plan…

YOU WILL  NEED:

A white canvas // Paints in the colours of your choice // Paintbrushes // Frog tape // Faux flowers (or real flowers if you prefer) // A glue gun // Black vinyl // White vinyl // Cricut Machine* // Place names (These can be from your stationer, printed out at home or handwritten if you’ve got lovely hand writing) // Craft glue //

*You don’t necessarily NEED a Cricut with black and white vinyl for this project, you can always get some vinyl letters or stickers if you prefer to create the words ‘seating plan’ at the top

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EDGY, ART-INSPIRED WEDDING IDEAS

Planning a DIY wedding is hard enough, even if you have the time and skills. So, when it comes to adding your own handmade touches, when you have neither, it’s easy to throw out the idea once and for all and start over with something ‘easier’ but not necessarily ‘YOU’!. The thing is you can add instant personality to any wedding, whether you’ve handmade it or not, all you have to do is get creative as event designer & stylist, Ronya explains. 

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DIY THIS STATEMENT FLOWER CHANDELIER

Flower chandeliers are quickly becoming a popular centre piece for weddings, engagement parties and even bridal showers, and it’s easy to see why right?! Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, hosting an outdoor dinner party or celebrating an engagement, taking your floral displays to new heights not only looks amazing, but smells amazing too.

If you’d like to make a floral chandelier but don’t know where to start, then fret not because Pro Flowers are here today to teach us all how! Their step-by-step guide and video tutorial will guide you through making a flower chandelier but before you roll up your sleeves, let’s make sure you have all the materials you’ll need to get started.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Fresh flowers – When selecting flowers, have a theme in mind, consider which blooms are in season and also which flowers will hold up the longest without water. Fresh blooms of different types work well for this project. The florals you select should have long stems, this will make it easier to attach the flowers by threading them through the base.
  • Fresh foliage – Select fresh foliage that matches the theme of your chandelier.
  • Floral hoop – You’ll need a floral hoop to create the top tier of your chandelier. We recommend a hoop that is 19 inches in diameter, but you can choose any size, as long as it’s smaller than the large wire wreath.
  • Large wire wreath – A large wire wreath frame will act as the base of your chandelier. We recommend one that is 24 inches in diameter. If you’re not able to find a suitable wire frame, a hula hoop will work just fine. A green hoop is ideal for this project, but if you can’t find one, you can always paint it.
  • Floral tape – Floral tape is ideal for fresh flowers due to its strength and elasticity. It also comes in natural hues like greens and browns which blend well with flowers.
  • Floral wire – You’ll use floral wire to attach fresh flowers and foliage to your small hoop and large wire frame.
  • Fishing line – You’ll need fishing line to hang your chandelier. You can also opt for twine, string or ribbon if you’re going for a rustic or vintage feel.
  • Scissors – You’ll need to cut the tape and fishing line, so have scissors or a sharp knife handy.
  • Crimp tubes – You’ll use crimp tubes to secure your fishing line in place. These are small metal rings that will make it so your knots don’t slip out of the fishing line.
  • Pliers – Pliers will be used to secure the crimp tubes to the fishing line.
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3 FREE PRINTABLE FLOWER WRAPS (THAT ARE EVER SO PRETTY!)

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Mothers Day has already happened for us over here in the UK but we couldn’t let our friends from over the pond’s Mother’s Day pass without a fun free printable that’s sure to make all the mothers smile! I don’t know about you but my mum absolutely loves receiving flowers but why not jazz up those flowers one step further by printing off one of our pretty flower wraps?

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There are 3 different designs to choose from and I really think they bump the gift of flowers up a notch! You can either print the designs onto large A3 paper for a large bouquet or print them out onto smaller pieces of paper for cute little bunches of flowers.

YOU WILL NEED:

Fresh Flowers // Tissue Paper // String // Clear Tape // Flower Wrap Design 1 // Flower Wrap Design 2 // Flower Wrap Design 3 //

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STEP 1:

First of all you’ll want to bunch your flowers together, so cut them down to their desired length and then add an elastic band or some tape to secure them all together.

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STEP 2:

If you want to add in some tissue paper like we have here then now is the time to add it in! Simple a cut a square out of your favourite coloured tissue paper and wrap or fold it around the flowers. I find it works best by placing the bouquet at one corner of the tissue then wrapping the right side of it over to the left, then fold up the bottom part of the tissue paper over that and finally fold the left side over top.

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