For this week, I am using yarn and small wood hearts (an I and U too) as a cake topper, flags, details and decor. As I am sure you are aware, Luna and Chloe Weddings is all about the details...whether big or small. But for me, sometimes it is the littlest details that I love the most! Some of them you might have seen before, but this is what I came up with. So let's get to them, shall we?
I love the idea of plants as favors - wrapped in burlap and tied with yarn it is the perfect little gift for your guests to take home! The plant below is white licorice...cute, no?
A perfect little cupcake topper you ask? How about a painted wooden heart tied off with some yarn?
And how about having those cupcakes sit on a homemade stand? The one above was created from cardboard and covered in vintage book pages.
Now I hung the cute K heart S from yarn by just gluing it onto yarn, but I think it would make an simple DIY cake topper too, don't you?
For the kids, I created yarn flags with a yarn ball at the end. My reasoning behind the yarn ball at the end...is that I don't want the kids (adults too) waving them around while not paying attention and poke someone's eye out! The yarn is just a simple loop and pull through design...just make sure they all go the same way. And for the ball topper, I just used a small styrofoam ball and wrapped yarn around it...easy peasy! The other flags are a single vintage book page cut up and wrapped around a stick.
I am having an obsession with yarn...can you tell? And it all started with the yarn balls that I'm sure we have all seen. To make the ones below...I used three different sizes of styrofoam balls and yarn that's it! To make the starting point stay I used a knitting needle to poke the yarn into the styrofoam...ended it the same way to...so safe for kids without needles.
A cute detail that I always love is when drinking glasses are dressed up. Below I used a couple painted wooden letters and heart, some yarn and some glue. I heart you, simply stated!
Finally...one of the last things I created for this shoot were yarn hearts and the word "love".
The yarn heart and "love" was made by dipping a piece of yarn in Stiffy fabric stiffner, shaping on wax paper and left to dry. And while I mentioned plants as favors above...you can always take it up a notch by using a vase...this one is for cream (as is the other two in these pictures).
Don't you just love the "love" cake topper! For those of you on Twitter yesterday, this is what I needed a cake for. I just glued toothpicks to the bottom and stuck in. I adore the way this turned out and did other words to...just to see how they'd look...I loved them all!
So I think that pretty much sums up my homemade post for today! If I get a chance later this afternoon I will try and add some more pictures for you. If you have any questions at all please just shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment, and I'll get back to you. Hope you enjoyed this homemade post...as always, I had so much fun creating it for you.
...concept, design, styling & photography all by me