May 14, 2009
Ordered it from gartersbykristi on Etsy.com! It was perfect!
...and the two shall become one...
Inspiration Our design Pro-pic
I've been known as the DIY queen...
We placed one bubble wand on each guest's chair at the ceremony:
Here's a list of the things I'll include in the gal's bathroom basket:
-Clear nail polish
Here's my DIY basket:
I bought the basket at Hobby Lobby, and used burgundy chiffon to cover it. I wrapped champagne chiffon ribbon and thin hot pink ribbon around the whole thing.
Oh for the love of Babette!
We had a French gal make our cake.. she is AMAZING. Her cakes are made european style- so there's not NEARLY as much sugar as american cakes. And she used 65%+ cocoa for her chocolate.. it's a little slice of heaven!!
We had a square, 3-tier cake, with the bottom tier being a "dummy" cake.. fake. It saved us money, but also gave us the size of the cake we desired. The other 2 tiers were cremé bruleé, and chocolate raspberry.
They totally complete the ceremony look and feel...
- 5" or 6" styrofoam balls
- silk flowers (I used hydrangeas, mini mums, mini stargazers) with stems cut off (leave about 1/4")
- 3/4" to 1.5" ribbon (satin or sheer works)
- acrylic paint (optional)
- thin wood/metal skewer/stick
- low-heat hot glue gun and additional glue sticks
- I painted each ball with wine-colored acylic paint first, so that "open" spots on the pomanders wouldn't show through the flowers... I used a styrofoam pad "brush" to paint them.
- After each ball is dry, take the skewer/stick and poke 1" holes all over the entire surface area of the ball, leaving less than 1/2" of space between each hole.
- Use the skewer/stick to poke a hole all the way from top to bottom in the ball (this hole will be used for the hanging ribbon)
- Leave the skewer/stick in the ball, to mark where your ribbon will go.
- Using the glue gun, put a small amount of glue on a silk flower stem, and push it into one of the holes on the ball; press it down tight
- Do this for every hole, all over the ball, until it's completely covered, and the flowers are "pressed" together tighly.
- After the ball is covered with flowers, take out the skewer/stick (remember where the hole is though!), cut your hanging ribbon to desired length (mine were a good 24"+), and thread both ends of the ribbon through the hole through the center of the ball.
- Tie a double knot on the "bottom" of the ball, where the two ends of the ribbon are pushed through, and put a small splotch of glue over the knot, up against the ball to help hold it in place.