DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

Hello Crafters! It’s Erin, back again from The Blue Eyed Dove. My sister is getting married this June and we are in full wedding festivity mode! Earlier this month we threw a bridal shower for her and decided to go with a bubbly, sparkly and floral theme. One of the highlights of this party was our Mimosa Bar. {That is of course where the “bubbly” part of the theme comes from!} We decked the bar out with a sequins gold table cloth and made several tissue paper flowers to create a focal point above the bar. It turned out great, and was very easy. Today, I thought I’d share this simple tissue paper flower tutorial with you. [Read more…]

Preserving A Bridal Bouquet DIY

Preserving a Wedding Bouquet

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Wedding season is right around the corner, and brides everywhere are probably wondering what to do with their bouquet after the wedding. Ok, maybe this isn’t on the top of their wedding priority list right now, but it’s certainly something to think about after the wedding! Preserving a bridal bouquet is a popular trend nowadays, and can also be a fairly simple DIY project.

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Pearl Vase Bouquet

Pearl Vase Bouquet

“For a moment Anne’s heart fluttered queerly and for the first time her eyes faltered under Gilbert’s gaze and a rosy flush stained the paleness of her face. It was as if a veil that had hung before her inner consciousness had been lifted, giving to her view a revelation of unsuspected feelings and realities. Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps. . . perhaps. . .love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath. ” 
― 
L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Avonlea

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Crystallized Candles

Crystallized Candles
There is something magic about candles. The flicker, the color, the warmth, the glow, it all combines to bring a sense of comfort, peace and calm as soon as you touch match to candle. Sometimes after a hectic day or a rough evening, I will light a few candles around the house and move throughout the even-fall in their glow. It brings a tranquil effect to my home and does a lot to mellow out my mood. It’s surprising how just adjusting lighting can affect your attitude and change a normal evening into a special one; bath time into spa time, bedtime into romance.  It’s as easy as that to change the whole ambiance of your space. Candles, no longer needed for lighting, have now become a celebratory prop; birthday candles on a cake, a votive on a romantic table, simple paper bags transformed into luminaries, lighting your way to a party. A candle may be small but its power and ability is mighty.

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