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DIY Bridal Headband

  Happy Monday Pearlies!  So this morning I wanted to re-run an oldy but goody DIY for you!  You may or may not remember this awesome post, but I thought with wedding season being here in full swing it was a great one to show again.  Working in a sector of weddings that is accessory based I know that brides often wait until the last minute for the little details such as headpieces, jewelry, etc… I also know by then there may not be a ton left in the budget for those things in some cases.  So here’s a little tutorial for all of you brides out there that may be going through exactly that and have a little crafty bone in your body.  Give this a try…You’ll have bragging rights for making your own headpiece or you can even try a colored lace and try your hand at making them as a bridesmaid gift idea.  The possibilities are endless.  Make it your own and put your stamp on the design!  Good luck! Oh!… and …

Pearls of Wisdom: THREE Amazing DIY St. Patty’s Centerpieces via Belles and Thistles

Happy St. Patty’s Day Pearlies!!!  Today we have a BIG treat for you from our friends at Belles and Thistles!  They are floral and design guru’s out of our very own Chicago-land area and we just love what they do.  Click here to see more of why. As for getting on with the treat…not only are these DIY’s so freaking cute and totally on point with today’s natural design trends, they are also easy to do and made with very easily accessible materials!  So whether you are having your annual corned beef and cabbage mixer or an Irish wedding this weekend, and need some last minute centerpiece ideas to wow your guests…or just want to add some Spring beauty to your home, you are sure to LOVE these. So without further adieu… Let’s let the Belles take it from here… Enjoy! This year Belles and Thistles is really taking inspiration direct from nature for their weddings and events.  We are gravitating towards natural elements like birch branches, moss and green plants to bring a bit …

Pink Pearls Praise – St. Patty’s Themed Table

Hey there Pearlies!  St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and there are so many lovely ideas floating around for your St. Patty’s party or wedding.  You won’t want to miss this beautiful themed table from our friends at Linen Hero.  There’s still time to get yours ordered.  Call asap! From the Linen Hero Designers:     We started with the Quatrefoil linen in Kelly with an accent napkin in Ivory to incorporate the monotone geometric pattern. White Wooden Chiavari Chairs are cushioned by White Classic Linen Chair Pads. Wooden accents laid in a Shamrock pattern get us in the Irish spirit over Mint green plates. The Glass beaded silver Charger plates create a place setting in a festive yet neutral vibe. Mason jars and moss-filled glass cylinders give us a peak into the warm candlelight and created a garden inspired centerpiece of white hydrangeas and balls of colored roses. White Faux Dupioni chair sashes bring a fresh flair to the chairs with a comfortable Duchess Satin pillow in Canary. The table runner in Burlux Sand brings a burlap tone to the table …

Mr. & Mrs. Wreath Tutorial

Hey Pearlies, Brides are forever looking for ways to personalize their wedding. Something that sets them apart from their friend’s weddings but still keeping with current trends.  The key to this puzzle is making it unique to you and your man!  Personalizing your chair signs are a good way to do this. And they will look great in your wedding photos. Things you will need: Chip board (found at craft store) cutting machine (alternative solution is pre perchased Mr & Mrs. cutouts) spray paint and glitter fresh or artificial flowers and vines wire hot glue gun/glue Making a wreath is a great way to personalize your signs.  Using fresh spring floral and stems is a perfect touch for a beautiful spring wedding.  Moss and succulents are better for a more earthy look. Use pine cones, berries and evergreen branches to give a winter wonderland feel. Take your flowers and vines apart carefully leaving enough stem to wire together.  I actually used the whole stem for my first layer creating a rounded wreath without having to …

Pearls of Wisdom~ Awesomely Easy NYE Headpiece!

Hey Hey Pearlies!  So I wanted to share with you maybe the EASIEST headpiece you’ll ever make.  This one would be perfect for a little urban glam look for NYE…I made it with one of my necklaces, so it’s pretty unlikely you’ll have one that’s exactly the same, but no matter!  You just use whatever kind you like or find one similar.  A gold chain look is at least something pretty common.  Anyhoo…here goes!  Enjoy!   Materials Needed: *A necklace of your choice *Matching Ribbon *Scissors *Jewelry Pliers First use your pliers to take off both the clasp and the clasp chain from the other side. Then you should have a piece that looks the same at both ends.  🙂 Then measure out a 20″ piece of ribbon and cut it. Then measure out another piece of ribbon against it and cut it also.  So you should end up with 2 equally measured pieces of ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the last link of the chain until it’s half way through and tie a knot. …