DIY Ribbon and Floral Party Decor

Do you love beautiful rich and vibrant colors? I do! Especially when they are contrasted with a fabulous metallic like gold or copper.

I was recently inspired by a wedding backdrop of floral hoops; fresh flowers wrapped onto green florist’s hoops.  I decided to create a smaller hoop as a backdrop for a cake table.

I started with a gorgeous gold macrame hoop, with a bold purple and pink palette.  Using the movement and flow of ribbon, I then incorporated the flowers  I used on the flowers on the top of my cake and around the table as accents.  They really pop and the sparkly gold make a great accent for any palette.

This hoop is simple to make yourself, so you can quickly whip up a beautiful backdrop that incorporates floral details!  Little Birdie flowers made it so easy for me to create, the ribbon selection includes packs with colors from a complimenting palette and the stunning flowers give the piece a glamorous and romantic feel.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1:

Gather all materials needed.

Step 2:

Take a strip of ribbon, fold it over into 2 equal lengths. Put the ends of the ribbon through the loop at the top of the ribbon so that the ribbon is tied to the hoop.   Each strip of ribbon in the pack is already to cut to an appropriate starting length.

Step 3:

Repeat the process for the other pieces of ribbon, order them according to your color preference.

Step 4:

Trim the ribbon, removing any loose strands and so that the ribbons are to the length you prefer.

Step 5:

Take the flowers and arrange them in a pattern you like. Lay out pieces to get a feel for how they will look on the hoop.  Note:  I took the larger flowers and had them on the bottom left and smaller flowers were used to graduate up the hoop.  I also left a space and had a smaller group of flowers to the top right.

Step 6:

Adhere the flowers to the loop and to the ribbon if you have chosen to adhere across the top of the ribbon.  Use hot glue to secure.

You can hang this up and use it as a backdrop for your cake.  If you have a larger cake or dessert table, make several and hang them at different heights behind the table.

Alternatively, you could use it as a front door wreath or add details to the center to create a unique dream catcher.  I love the color and movement of this piece.

The range of Little Birdie Flowers are amazing!

I hope you have enjoyed this craft, and enjoy making it as much as I did. Please check back often to see more inspiration from other Design Team members!

Keep the party going…. Natalie Mayhew

 

“Welcome Deer” Canvas Art, Quick and Easy Home Decor

We’re delighted to bring you this fun project today, courtesy of Design Team members Midge and Madge. We think you’ll love their video detailing the step by step instructions for creating this fun and trendy home decor canvas sign.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Other Tools:

A Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine was also used for this project. Click here for a free download of the Cricut design used in this project!

Catch Midge and Madge Mingle every Monday on Facebook Live!

 

Shabby Chic Decor

Do you love Shabby Chic? I love shabby, vintage and grungy! If you’re like me, you are going to love all the details of this piece. Little Birdie Crafts has made it so easy for me to create this beautiful piece. The stunning flowers from Little Birdie Crafts makes this piece feel romantic, shabby and vintage.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1:

Gather all materials needed.

Step 2:

Trim cardstock to 8″ X 10″ to cover wood panel, and adhere to panel.

Step 3:

Using the Little Birdie Cracked Stencil, stencil a few areas using Burnt Umber paint.

Step 4:

Trim cardboard to approximately 3 1/2″ X 5″. Roughly tear off front of cardboard. Paint Chipboard Mannequin, border using the color Buttermilk. Lightly add some Buttermilk paint to cardboard piece.

Step 5:

Distress ink Mannequin, border, cardboard. Distress ink edges of panel and cardstock. Using a bleander tool, blend some distress ink around the stenciled area to give the paper a more vintage feel. Trim a piece of burlap to approximately 5 1/2″ X 7″ and shred the sides a bit. Save those pieces for later. Lay out pieces to get a feel how to adhere them down.

Step 6:

Adhere burlap, layer the cardboard over the top and adhere down. Adhere mannequin on top of cardboard. Using the scraps from the burlap, fold in half and adhere under where the flowers will be placed. Adhere flowers and top border. Add phrase of choice.

You can hang this up or use it as a table top decor piece. I love the shabby, vintage feel this piece gives.

These Little Birdie Flowers are amazing! Just look at this Gorgeousness!

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me. Please check back often to see more inspiration from other Design Team members!

Until next time………Donna Budzynski