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I’m guessing that the majority of you reading this post are now sick to the back teeth of anything remotely Christmas-related.
You’ve munched your way through the super-sized tin of Roses and probably made yourself feel sick in the process, played enough board games to fulfill your year’s quota of ‘quality’ family time and made a permanent bottom shaped dent in the sofa courtesy of the 68,972 classic Christmas movies that you were compelled to watch.
I know I have.
So you’re probably thinking that a DIY wreath tutorial really isn’t top of your viewing priorities right now. Well, I’m here to persuade you that wreaths are not just for Christmas.
Many of you will know that I’m a huge fan of the wreath – in fact it is a gloriously versatile creature that can be used in all manner of ways as part of your wedding decor.
You don’t believe me?
Allow me to elaborate.
You see the wreath doesn’t just have to hang elegantly from the doorway of your reception venue although this does make for the most wonderful style statement.
No, indeed these foliage circlets can also make the most beautiful chairbacks and pew ends, double up as bespoke placenames at each guest’s table setting, or add an organic element to the wedding breakfast when integrated into table centrepieces.
Hell you can even crown yourself with these arcs of delight as a finishing touch to your wedding outfit if you want to.
The beauty of wreaths is that they are so incredibly easy to make.… View the full post.
For our recent Rough Luxe inspired Real Bride shoot I created a Rough Luxe photo holder. A simple painted wooden frame with wool stretched across it, finished off with mini wooden pegs to grip on to your chosen images.
Today I thought I would show you how easy it is to make one of these little ‘washing lines’ for your photographs. It’s a great bit of decor for your reception venue that will not only look ace but also entertain your guests.
You’ve Been Framed
All you need is some very basic tools to make the frame – a pencil, a saw and a set square. Don’t worry if your set square isn’t as snazzy and pink as mine. A normal boring set square will work just as well.
Cut your wood (which you can get from any hardware store for a couple of quid) at right angles and assemble your frame. The frame doesn’t need to be too strong so you should be fine to just stick the wood together with PVA glue. If your cutting skills aren’t quite up to Nick Knowles standards don’t worry – if you have a few gaps on your joins you can use a bit of filler to smooth everything out before applying paint to suit your colour scheme.
A Wooly Wonder
Once your frame is cut, stuck and painted it’s time to get the wool out. I went for a grey to match the frame but you could use contrasting colours instead. Wool is quite good at gripping so you should be able to wrap the wool around the frame a few times and not worry about it slipping or moving too much.… View the full post.