Decorating with flowers – part three

Hi there!

Time for a third part of the decorating with flowers – series. This time, it’s another fall-piece I made with beautiful roses in fall-colors. I just took a piece of wood, put a flower arrangement that I made on it (using roses and ivy) and finished it off with some pinecones, chestnuts and a branch. And this what it turned out!

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It’s really autumny and it fits every interior. So what do you think of it?

xoxo Celine.

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Decorating with flowers – part two

Hi there!

I’m back with part two of decorating with flowers. Again, this was inspired by the decoration course I took. We made this cute flower arrangement with hydrangeas and this is the result:

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Tadaaa !

So proud of it! Now, it’s been a few weeks since I made it, so the colors have really changed by now. They’re not as bright anymore. I found it perfect for fall, with the changed colors. So I decided to change it up a bit and make it more ‘fall’. Here’s what I made of it:

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Et voilà!

I don’t know which one I prefer. The original one was really nice with the bright pink and red. But this one I like too, because it’s so seasonal and cosy. Which one do you prefer? Tell me in the comments!

See you next time!

xoxo Celine.

Decorating with flowers – part one

Hi there!

So I don’t know if I’ve told you this, but since this month I’m joining a decoration-course along with my sister. The first lesson was mostly introduction, but we also made some cute vases with balloons. The principle is simple:

1. Take a balloon (preferbly metallic and strong) in a pretty color.
2. Fill the balloon with sand (or whatever you want). You can do this easily by filling an empty waterbottle (1/2 liter). Blow up the balloon, put the ‘mouth’ of the balloon on top of your bottle, and poor the sand in. Then carefully let the air out of the balloon.
3. Put a pipette in the balloon and you can put whatever flower you want in it. Here is my result (sorry for the bad quality. I forgot to make a picture of it but then remembered I had one on my instagram, but it was taking with my phone):

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Now everyone who’s coming to our house, are noticing them and are complementing on them. It’s so easy, but it can really bring color to the room.

With this project, I told you guys step by step how to make it. With the other classes, I’m not going to do that. It’s out of respect for our lovely teacher. I will, however, show you guys what I made! It can be some nice inspiration.

Next time, I will show you the next flower-project we made. It’s a cute flower arrangement with hydrangeas. So excited to show it to you guys!

So see you next time!

xoxo Celine.

DIY ‘Mommy-pillow’

Hi!

It’s about time a make a real DIY for you guys, with every step explained. Well, here it is: a ‘mommy-pillow’. How I chose that name? Well, my mom had this old sweater she wore alot but after washing it so many times, it stretched out and wasn’t wearable anymore. Still, I didn’t want her to throw it away so I decided to give it a new life! I took my threads and started sewing – without a sewingmachine.

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Do you guys like it? Now here’s how you do it.

First, this is what you’ll need:
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* scissors
* threads (any color you want)
* a needle
* straight pins

 

 

 

 

If you want to do  something extra with it, you can use whatever you want. This is what I used:

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Step 1: Fold the sweater in two. You can choose how you want it, it depends on the shape you want your pillow to have.

Step 2: Sew the upper side and the other side together (as you folded them). Make sure you still have an opening to fill it.

Step 3: Sew ribbons on the ends of your sweater, so later on you can tie them together to close it. I used ribbons that were on the sweater to hang it in your closet.
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In this picture, you can also see on the lower side how I sew both sides together, leaving the original opening open to fill it later.

Step 4:  Decorate your pillow with buttons, ribbons, studs,… Anything you like really!
Here’s a hint if you use studs from an old belt. To open up the pins without hurting yourself (or ruining your nails or anything), you can use a pincet as you can see below.
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Step 5: Your pillow now is almost done! All you need to do is fill it up. You can use an old pillow and put it in. But if you don’t have one, just take an old pillowcase (or make one by sewing 2 pieces of fabric together, leaving one side open) and fill it with whatever is soft. Wool is the best for it, you can buy it in many stores. You just put it in your mommy-pillow and close it with the ribbons you sew on (step 3).

And this is the result!

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What do you guys think of it? Will you make one? Send me a link of your pictures if you did!

 

xoxo Celine.