Pressed Flower Resin Pendants

Life has been pretty crazy as of late, and I have not had as much time to write. In the past few months I’ve done a couple of really cool DIYs, been to the flea market again, and even participated in a craft fair. I cannot wait to blog about all of these things! I am also working on improving my website, so there may be a few changes in the future.

In the meantime, I thought I would share a picture of a couple of pressed flower resin pendants I did for the craft fair. These were a lot of fun to make and turned out so delicate and refined!

 

 

The first and third pendants from the left feature pressed fuchsias. The second and fourth pendants are both columbines. Which one is your favorite? I am partial to the fuchsia beauty on the far left!

XOXO…PB

Our Living Room Aesthetic

I love seeing the different aesthetic image collections on Pinterest lately. They can be anything from images relating to a character from a book to just the different, vibrant colors you see along the seashore. One of my favorite things about them is how you can create a feeling from closeups, patterns, and colors.

My husband and I have slowly been finishing off the different rooms in our house since the move. The first room that feels complete is our living room. I did a post about the art we added to it here. The main colors in this room are dark blue and gold, with accents of gray. Our walls were painted gray when we moved in, and it seems like a good neutral for us right now.

With the mostly-done feeling of the living room, I thought I would experiment and make my own aesthetic collection. Without further ado, here it is:

 

 

The upper left corner is a sconce we received from a good friend for our wedding. The third panel down on the left and the bottom right corner have two gorgeous brass candleholders that my mother-in-law gave me. The bottom right corner also features a set of classics we bought from a thrift store when we were still dating! The top right and bottom left corners are the fabric from our pillows and ottoman. I love that couch set, and I have a feeling we are going to have it for years to come. Our dark blue mirror is on the right, and you can see the curtains we have on the second panel down on the left. Even the background of the title is the art we having hanging up!

My favorite part about the color scheme is that it is all very neutral and comes off as very warm. I cannot wait to spend some cold winter nights snuggled up on the couches here!

XOXO…PB

Birthday Crown for the Baby Boy

Baby Boy’s first birthday was coming up a couple of months ago, and my mother-in-law and I were planning the details for his party. We knew we wanted to do a smash cake, and my husband’s family got Baby Boy an adorable little outfit for the festivities! Since I had a little extra time on my hands, I thought about making him some sort of birthday crown. I had seen several online, but I did not want to buy something that small that would only get used once.

This is where the piles of felt I have in storage came into play. Making my son a special crown for his birthday sounded like the perfect idea!

Supplies:

  • Felt: I used three different colors
  • Fabric cutter or scissors
  • Iron for the felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric crayon or pencil

Instead of looking up a DIY, I thought I would wing it and hopefully come up with something new and fun to post on the blog. Here are the steps I took:

First, I ironed the felt. Sometimes when I am crafting I skip this step, but since I was going to use this crown in photographs, I thought it would be best to take the extra time. Then I cut the felt. I had a detailed list of my dimensions, which I seem to have misplaced. I guess that’s mom life :P. From the photographs, it looks like I cut the main piece to about 6 inches x 12.5 inches.

 

 

I then marked on the fabric how wide I wanted the points of the crown to be, as well as where I would have the two sides meet up to make a circle. I divided the length of the crown evenly between 12 inches, as the extra 0.5 inches would be used for bringing the crown together. I made the height of the points about half the height of the crown.

 

 

 

Next, I used the fabric glue to make the crown circular. For the 1, I free handed the cutting with scissors. I am sure you could find many templates online, though! I glued this on with fabric glue as well.

 

 

Lastly, I added a thin trim along the bottom to give it a little more personality.

 

 

Although I did not add any string, I would recommend it if you are planning on having your baby wear it for an extended period of time. This crown was just made for pictures, so we “expertly” balanced it on his head.

 

 

I love how fast this project was. It also has the potential to be used for any birthday and even with pets! Let me know what you think!

XOXO…PB