Valentines Day Bouquet

So here is a step by step of creating your very own sweet Valentine Heart Bouquet.  I have also used old love letters found at the flea-market or doilies or old sheet music make it as creative as you like..What I like to do is first make a collage and xerox so I don’t ruin these Vintage Valentines and I can use over and over.  I used old sheet music for the back. Then I get a fairly large heart punch.  When you have 40 of those cut out  take those floral wires I think they are 18″ long that are pre-cut from Joanns or Michaels and hot glue hearts at each end back to back so the pretty side faces out!!  Are you with me so far?  In the end you will have 40 hearts on 20 wires fold them up in half.  Clench together and then just naturally bend backwards to form a bouquet keeping the Valentine side up and sheet music down…takes some time but the wire makes them easy and bendable!!!  Pull tight with a ribbon continue to shape and reshape until desired results and pop anything in the middle for the sweetest results. Glue Down.  I so hope you are inspired and please show me yours Jenny yours is due by 5 o’clock  tomorrow..

Click here to download a PDF of my Vintage Valentine Collage!

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DIY Wedding

Imagine the beauty of a handmade wedding!!  We thing Girls World has the ability to inspire beautiful dresses for the flower girl!!!  We feel so blessed that the wedding world has found that this book with it’s sweet enduring silhouettes can find it’s way into traditional as well as a modern wedding.  Look at these images of my niece Sophie with the prettiest Josie dress that has gotten hugely popular from Girls World.(Chronicle has free shipping on orders over $25.00) but throw in a ruffle and a a contrasting waist band and take a look.  Charming for sure.

This dress can be done in so many types of fabric , even white looks super special for an all white wedding.

Wedding Bells are Ringing…

So how fabulous is this… The wonderful folks over at The Charity Wedding contacted us a little while ago regarding Jennifer’s beautious burlap hearts. One thing led to the next and this week …. they’re having a Girl’s World giveaway on their blog!!!

We’re really excited about the concept of Girl’s World for DIY weddings… It may seem confusing at first, but hear us out and we promise you’ll see that it makes perfect sense.

Dress patterns, garlands, DIY pillows, fabric flowers, tablecloths and so much more… need we say more? It’s just full of creative options for bridesmaid gifts, decorations, and flower girl accessories. Imagine sewing your own flower girl dresses, crafting floral headbands, or creating a special little ring pillow?? How about a Just Married garland, or a tablecloth of your favorite fabric for your rehearsal dinner? The list goes on!

So, if you’re someone who figured she couldn’t enjoy the projects from Girl’s World because you don’t have a little girl… think again!

Thanks, Charity Wedding, for the awesome shout out and for helping us elaborate on the DIY wedding possibilities of Girl’s World!!