The World’s Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

This bunting is so easy, you can make enough to decorate an entire room in a couple hours. We made this bunting for Mollie’s glow-in-the-dark neon party, and you can see in this picture how it was really a centerpiece of the decor. The bunting truly transformed this room into a party space. The best part? The whole project cost less than $20!The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

Supplies for up to 170 yards of bunting:
1 ream of paper (we used neon pink from Staples)
Scissors or rotary cutter
1 ball of yarn (we used cheap white yarn from Michael’s)
Tape (we used Scotch Pop-UP back-of-the-hand dispenser)
Ruler
Pencil

Steps:
1. Decide how long you want your bunting to be and how many triangles you need to cut out. We made about 100 yards to fill up three rooms, and had plenty left. We cut out three triangles from each sheet and spaced them about 3-5 inches apart, so we cut out about 450 triangles. That's about 140 sheets of paper!
2. Trace the triangles on your paper by marking the halfway point on one side and 2.75 inches in on the other side. Draw connecting lines. This will make three equal-sized triangles on the paper.The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial
3. Cut out the triangles using the scissors or rotary cutter. You can do multiple sheets at a time. Trace the template on the top page of each stack you cut out all of the triangles will be the same.The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

4. Starting about a foot from the end of the yarn, simply tape the triangles to the yarn every 3-5 inches. Stack finished bunting in a box or bag for safe keeping so it doesn’t tangle. The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial


Photography by: Boninger Works

Aca-Awkward: How to Tell a Friend She’s Not a Bridesmaids

Any other Pitch Perfect fans out there?

Maybe you were her maid of honor and you’ve since drifted apart. Maybe someone you don’t consider yourself particularly close to assumes they will be in your bridal party. Maybe you only want your sisters to stand with you when you get married. Picking your bridal party can bring up some awkward moments. How do you tell a friend that she’s not a bridesmaid?

Be kind, but be honest. Maybe take her out to drinks or coffee and tell her the situation honestly. If you feel like you’ve drifted apart, explain to her that it is important to you to have the most signficiant people in your life stand with you on your wedding day, and you had to leave out a lot of people who are special to you. If you kept your bridal party to family-only, she’ll most likely understand. Maybe she feels entitled to be your bridesmaid because she had you in her wedding party, but that does not obligate you to reciprocate. Instead, make sure she knows that you value her friendship and want to remain close to her, even if that means finding another role for her at your wedding. Her feelings might be hurt, and she might get angry, but your best bet for keeping her as a friend is to handle the situation with honesty.

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Real Wedding: Grace & Dan

This couple is just too darn cute for words. The bride beamed all day long, and the look on the groom’s face said it all. The wedding was a celebration of two very different cultures- the groom is French and the bride is Chinese. Language differences didn’t stop this from being one of the most beautiful and joyous events we’ve ever seen.Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan


Photography: Boninger Works  |  Ceremony and Recepton Venue: Shanghai Red’s in Marina Del Rey, California  |  Wedding Dress: Galina Signature via David’s Bridal  |  Blue Gown: BCBG

Ladies Who Brunch

I recently hosted a brunch at home, complete with mimosas and a build-your-own waffle bar. This waffle bar was so simple to execute. I ordered waffles and potato egg scrambles from a local breakfast restaurant and arranged for pickup an hour before the event. I popped them into the oven at a low temperature to keep them warm until guests arrived. I made some simple rainbow fruit skewers, baked some bacon, and ordered fresh tarts to be delivered for dessert.

All of the toppings were arranged on the china my grandmother gave me for Christmas last year. For toppings we had: syrup, butter, Nutella, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, peanut butter, strawberries, bananas, granola, and nuts.

Finally, I arranged two bouquets of baby’s breath in clear glass vases and the teacups from my china set. The high and low arrangements made beautiful centerpieces and the baby’s breath looked soft and fresh. Perfect for brunch!Ladies Who BrunchLadies Who BrunchLadies Who Brunch


Photography by: Boninger Works

 

Ultimate Flower Guide Part VI: Purple Flowers by Season

Last up in our Flower Guide Series are purple flowers. The vast range of shades and hues available in purple flowers, along with their availability all throughout the year make them a highly versatile and beautiful choice. Light purple roses are sweet and romantic, while deep purple Calla Lilies exude sophistication. The variety of colors that purple flowers come in make them ideal for standing on their own as the focal point of your decor or mixing with other colored flowers and other shades of purple to achieve rich depth of color.

Purple Flowers by Season


Sources: 1. List of Flower Names  |  2. About Flowers  |  3. About Weddings  |  4. Blooms and Scents

Ultimate Flower Guide Part V: Green & Blue Flowers by Season

Green flowers are known for looking beautiful alongside other colors in a bouquet or arrangement while also looking beautiful on their own. Green flowers easily evoke nature with their gorgeous earth tones, but they can also be dressed up to look more modern and polished. Blue flowers can be harder to find, but flowers that come in blue are cool and understated while still packing a punch of color.

Here is my guide to help you find green and blue flowers at any time of year!Green & Blue Flowers by Season


Sources: 1. List of Flower Names  |  2. About Flowers  |  3. About Weddings  |  4. Blooms and Scents