Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wedding - Modern Wedding Ceremony Flower Stands using Ikea Stranne Floor Lamp

For my wedding I originally wanted Manzanita tree branches with lights and some baby's breath added to it.  I had shown my fiance an example of what it would look like, and although he liked the look, he questioned me on the logistics of getting these 6 ft tall Manzanita tree branches to the ceremony. He then said in one of his genius moments that what I had shown him kind of looked like that modern lamp we saw at Ikea and the rest is history.

In order to create wedding flower stands the following was used:
  • Ikea STRANNE LED floor lamp which are a great configurable light
  • Baby's breath (I ordered them in advance from the local supermarket)
  • Bow from Party City
The beautiful final product!

Turned out to be a great looking backdrop before the ceremony too!

Out of the box the lights are packed straight

Bend the strand of lights any way you like

This is what it looked like before the flowers were added

The bow is really the key to hold the flowers in place

Flower stands ready for the ceremony

Now we use the floor lamps in our living room, which is a great and useful keepsake of our special day.

 Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Home Garden - Handmade Vertical Planter

I was inspired by the many vertical planters that I have seen lately and thought it would be a creative way to display and organize my mini succulent collection.  As you can see below I have a tendency to get carried away in the garden center of my local home improvement store : )

In order to create this I simply used:
  • Trellis
  • Ikea Bygel Container which are great for plants since they already have a drain hole.

I simply clipped the Bygel Containers onto the trellis and replanted my mini succulents.  Now my plants are organized and look great!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Home Garden - Cherry Tomatoes

There is something so empowering about growing food in your own garden. These cherry tomatoes from my garden are so easy to grow and also taste so amazing.

I see homemade focaccia in the near future : )