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DIY Cinnamon Stick Garland

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Nessa K Photography

I’m already itching to make the cinnamon stick garland seen earlier in Sarah Park‘s Apple Orchard Wedding Inspiration shoot – can you imagine how amazing it would smell around the house as the holidays get nearer? Luckily Sarah’s here to give us some tips on how to make this garland, and lucky for us it’s easy as pumpkin pie!

DIY Cinnamon Stick Garland via ruffledblog.com
DIY Cinnamon Stick Garland via ruffledblog.com

From the stylist, Sarah of Sarah Park Events: Our DIY project for this shoot was inspired by one of the main ingredients in our fall desserts and drinks – cinnamon sticks. To add a little more fall flair into the design, we made a cinnamon stick garland and used it in our dessert and escort card station. A simple DIY project but definitely a statement piece that smells great!

winter wedding ideas // via ruffledblog.com

For this project, you will need:
-cinnamon sticks
-twine
-scissors

christmas wedding decorations // via ruffledblog.com

Instructions:
1. Take a cinnamon stick and lay it on top of a long piece of twine.

DIY Cinnamon Stick Garland via ruffledblog.com

2. Tie a knot around the cinnamon stick (No double knotting necessary)

cinnamon stick garland // via ruffledblog.com

3. Take another cinnamon stick and tie it closely to the first piece.

DIY Cinnamon Stick Garland via ruffledblog.com

4. Repeat until you’re happy with the length of the garland.

cinnamon stick garland via ruffledblog.com

cinnamon stick garland DIY

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Photos by Nessa K Photography / Tutorial and Design by Sarah Park Events

Pale Pink and Icy Blue Floral Arrangement

Flower Guide

Photos by:

Sweet Root Village

While spring might be the season that makes you think of flowers the most, winter is rich with its own selection of beautiful blooms and Sweet Root Village is here to help prove that point. The photography + floral design powerhouse put together a beautiful arrangement of flowers incorporating soft blue and sweet pink, perfect for Pantone’s colors of 2016! Let’s take a look:

Ruffled - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

From Sweet Root Village: This glamorous, wintery centerpiece is packed with lush ivory and pale pink blooms and completed with touches of icy blue textures. A perfect way to mix the 2016 Pantone colors of the year! The bulk of this arrangement is made up of blooms that can be found all year long, such as hydrangea, standard roses, and spray roses. These blooms can be found in such a huge variety of colors and translate well into nearly any sort of theme or style depending on how they are used!

pale pink and icy blue floral arrangement - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

Some of the more delicate blooms like Scabiosa and Ranunculus can be sourced most of the year, but they do have several off months that fluctuate depending on the weather. Evergreens and Firs can be foraged all year long, but are most used during the winter months of course due to the wintery feeling they add to arrangements and wreaths. Privet berry is another wintery element that is well loved for its deep blue colored berries! It’s usually available over the summer, but its berries are green! They slowly darken to the deep blue color we all love the closer they get to winter and typically finish their season by December. During the Spring months, the always lovely Viburnum is a great alternative! Eucalyptus silver bell pods are typically only found over the holidays! Get them in December and January before they bloom out and are hard to find.

pink ranunculus - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

Eucalyptus silver bell pods - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

privet berries - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

Paperwhites are an extremely fragrant bulb flower that are usually found during the Winter months of November through March. The teeny, delicate blooms clustered in an arrangement add such a beautiful and unexpected texture! They are not expensive blooms, but they do quickly add up in an arrangement due to needing so many of the tiny stems to make any sort of impact.

paperwhites - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

This centerpiece could translate to a Spring arrangement by adjusting to add some stunning sweat pea on the vine and popping in a few fluffy peonies. Or to a Summer, rustic wedding by switching out the wintery textures for queen anne’s lace and seeded eucalyptus. Extra deep toned burgundy Dahlias and snapdragons with some dried hydrangeas would take this arrangement towards gorgeous Autumn route.

berry toned flowers - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

winter floral arrangement - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

white roses - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

pale pink and icy blue floral arrangement - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/pale-pink-and-icy-blue-floral-arrangement

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