DIY flowers of the plaster variety, and in other news I got distracted and forgot to post this

I can’t believe I forgot to post one of the most unique DIY flower ideas I came across in all my Robin Hooding Wedding goods!

{Plaster Dipped Flowers on A Subtle Revelry)

How seriously exquisite are these!?

They definitely won’t make it across the border, but will be gracing our house. I may also add them to our Friday luncheon line-up just because they’re so beautiful!

What do you think? Paper or Plaster?

Luch time shenanigans: DIY paper and fabric flowers

2 months to go. TWO months to go until Zee German and I are Zee Wedded Hubby and Wifey!!! Which means it’s creative crunch time. A year of Pintresting, Blog Stalking and Planning is about to be tested for Round 1 (because we didn’t read the fine print that destination weddings are easier ONLY WHEN NOT HAVING A FOLLOW-UP RECEPTION – Future Destination Brides-to-Be you are welcome.).

With the wedding decor being very DIY themed, we figured it’s about time to see just how many of these ideas we can actually do. So with the enlisted help of some sweet co-workers the next couple Friday’s will be dedicated to “Pinterest Crafts”. Up this week: Flowers

Here are a collection of a few of my favorites and links to the DIY Tutorials. Let me know which you think are the best! Have any of you tried making them? Any others I missed? Let me know! {Sharing is Caring my friends}

{Giant Rose}{Mix and Match Pastels}{Paper Collection}{Water Color Corals}

These are a little more structured with a true geometric form and would look great as centerpieces or lining the aisle. And of course the giant variation added a unique touch to the beautiful wedding showcased on Green Wedding Shoes. Otherwise known as the most viral wedding post since THIS arch below. Which just so happened to also be on Green Wedding Shoes. (Talk about your monopoly on beauty!)

{Shaped Crepe Flowers}{The Arch that Launched a Thousand Searches}{Chiffon Classic Beauty}{Crepe Paper Pretties}

This arch was actually what got me into the idea of paper flowers. And how amazing is that design by Jesi Haack!?

The only difficulty is that we’ll be flying in to Mexico and somehow I don’t think transporting enough pinwheels and flowers to make that glorious archway will be too much fun across the border. But hopefully in our experimenting we’ll find a fun, realistic compromise.

So craft away my lovelies and do tell which ones you find most inspiring!

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xoxo

Let’s tango

This year Pantone announce Tangerine Tango as 2012’s color of the year (and Florida quietly slipped them cash-cash-money under the table…), which to most of you is probably old news. But what isn’t old news is that one of my oldest, most lovable friends is using this hue in her upcoming I Do’s!

In honor of her engagement I put together a little collection of my favorite ways to incorporate this vibrant color into your big day. Let me know what you think.

{Flower Detail} {Stamp Sealed Delivered} {Watercolor Love}

Spread the word that you’re on trend and in style by adding a pop of color to your invites. If you go with the watercolor you get extra trendsetter points with this beautiful new artful way to spread the love. But once you have your invites, don’t forget to welcome your guests with this cute multi-purpose escort or place card idea (or quick citrus snack if your that guest…which I most definitely am).

{Bride Place Card}

 Flowers are one of the obvious choices with so many fun combinations and styles!

{Rose Centerpiece}  {Daffodil Bouquet | Unknown} {Rananculus and Daisy Bouquet} {Centerpiece} {Bridesmaid Bouquets}

And apparently Mother Nature’s been a trendsetter since the beginning with these beautiful floral varieties.

Since my sweet friend is planning her wedding in Portland, I just couldn’t resist adding in these Tangerine tinted birdcages (Put a bird on it! – You know you wanted to say it).

 

{ Birdcage and orchids} {Hanging Birdcage}

But these ideas are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds, which obviously make them a must-have for any Tangerine inspired wedding.

{Orange Creamcicles with Ceramic Tangerine Tipped Sticks}

{Geometric} {Floral Fondant}

{Tangerine Tango}

Tangerine Juice. Fresh Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup. Rum. What’s not to love about this adult indulgence?

But don’t forget about the kids! Keep them entertained with this fun art set – Just don’t let them near your dress.

{Art Kit}

And last but not least, what would a wedding be without a few fun accessories?

Here comes the Bride. Loud and colorfied…

{Hair Flair} {Chevron Nails} {Kate Spade Statement Necklace}

Here comes the Groom to liven up the room!

 

{Groomsmen}

Now that you have a few of these Tangerine teasers. How do you plan to tango this year?