Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

A Vintage Garden Bridal Shower

So over the past few weeks I showed you how to Age Terracotta Pots, create a Moss Covered Letter, and emboss some paper goods. All of these crafts were part of a bridal shower, hosted by my mother-in-law for our cousin Justine. The theme of the shower was vintage garden and boy did the house transform and play the part beautifully!

Here are a few shots from the shower—it’s amazing what a bit of planning, creativity, and elbow grease can accomplish! I think it was beautiful and the pictures do not even do it justice.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
I just love this sign. My mother-in-law hand painted the letters and distressed each one—I thought it was a printable it looks so perfect! The raffia is a great touch to add to the vintage feel of the shower. Since this sign isn’t customized to the bride and groom, the family can use it for future weddings.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
There were lots of small chalkboards throughout the shower—with cute wedding related phrases or quotes. This just solidifies the notion that chalkboards are the perfect décor for any occasion.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
The laundry room underwent a transformation and became the drinks/dessert area. Never underestimate the power of white tablecloths and a burlap accent runner. A few garden related items were all that were needed to connect this room to the theme.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
The desserts served were mini pastries, cookies, and that gorgeous cake—made to look like a terracotta pot with flowers! It was not only pretty to look at but pretty delicious too.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower Cookies
The cookies were made by yours truly. I have been dying to try out the frame cookie cutter (from Karen’s Cookies) and thought that this was the perfect occasion. Given the natural theme, I wanted do to more subdued and simple cookies. It was my first time writing with icing, and I think they came out pretty good!

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
As the shower was in the mid afternoon, the food served was light and refreshing. The greenery of the different salads enhanced the theme and looked lovely on the table.

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
Check out this moss covered gift box that my sister-in-law, Lauren, made. Is it not the cutest thing ever? It served as décor right up until Justine opened it as a gift. Lauren is a graphic designer and extremely artistic/clever. Not only did she make the box, but also the gift inside—a cute frame that acts as a wedding ring holder. Maybe one day Lauren will feature some of her talents on our blog :)

Vintage Garden Bridal ShowerThe Moss Covered G that I posted about earlier looked great in the dining room. In addition to being décor, it serves as a personalized gift for the bride and groom.

Vintage Garden Bridal ShowerAside from the food in the dining room, there was also a table full of fruit, cheese, grilled vegetables, dips, etc. Again, all finger food that was light and well suited for an afternoon shower. I thought the table scape was beautiful.

Vintage Garden Bridal ShowerSee this statue? Can you believe my mother in law aged this herself?? Incredible!

Vintage Garden Bridal Shower
The bride and groom received many well wishes on the wishing tree. The embossed tags from my earlier blog post looked great on the tree. The tree was a gift for the bride and groom for their new home.

Vintage Garden Bridal ShowerRemember those terracotta pots we showed you how to age? Here’s the final product! Each guest received an herb to take home—the pots/herbs were a huge success, everyone loved them. Talk about a perfect favor for a vintage garden shower!


The shower was a wonderful day for everyone—especially for the bride and her family. It was a lot of fun making some of the crafts that were featured in the shower. With lots of younger siblings and cousins in our family, I’m sensing that there might be more happy family occasions to plan and craft for in the future!

Spring Door Decor

Spring Door Decor

As seasons change and I focus on changing up the décor inside my house, I’m sure not to neglect the exterior as well. You might have noticed Rona, Grace, and I have a thing for wreaths (Valentine’s, Berry Letter, Burlap Bubble, Boxwood Bunny). I’m sure there will be many more to come, but here’s another piece of spring door decor to add to the list.

For spring I wanted to get some floral action going on the front door. One day I was checking out HGTV’s website and found this lovely creation (although those colors are a bit more early fall to me than spring). I hit up my favorite crafting stores and set out to make my own version. There aren’t any instructions for this craft because it’s really just your basic flower arrangement.

What you need:

  • Basket
  • Flowers/greens of your choice
  • Foam
  • Ribbon of your choice

Choose a basic layout/pattern for your blooms and cut the stems down to size. I chose to stick a piece of floral foam in the bottom of my basket so my stems wouldn’t wobble around.

Spring Door Decor 2 Interesting how a just a few flowers and a basket can make such a cute decoration.

Perfect for the spring!

Easter DIY Round Up

Disclosure: This is a bunny heavy post.

Spring is in sight! But first we need to get through the April showers. Guess what we do on these rainy days? Why, yes, we scroll through Pinterest for spring/Easter DIY inspirations. We’ve gathered some of our favorites here.

Easter DIY faves

  1. A great idea for those trinkets you have laying around. Who needs PB when you can upcycle. via Refresh Restyle
  2. This pallet art is made from wood shims. Perfect for any season. via Design Dinning and Diapers
  3. These origami bunny baskets are cute and functional. Use them to hold Easter candy or as place cards. via Oh So Very Pretty
  4. Moss banner. Need we say more? via A Diamond in the Stuff
  5. The cheerful colors on the mantel sure put a smile on our faces. via Positively Splendid
  6. We are always thinking of the kiddos. This craft is easy, cheap and super adorable. via Sassy Dealz

We also round up some of our own spring/Easter DIY just In case you missed any our previous posts.

Easter DIY-TLC

  1. bunny lovie
  2. twine carrot burlap bubble wreath
  3. spring shelf
  4. moss bunny
  5. jute wrapped Easter eggs
  6. boxwood bunny wreath

I’ll leave you with a spring related classic educational joke: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?…The pilgrims. Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all night.

Tell us about your favorite Easter DIY/decor.

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