ReMade USA also came up with a creative way to re-purpose the doilies as well in creating this lovely pendant light. Each doily is sewn around a spherical mold and hardened with wallpaper paste."
The pendant light above is my favorite - the shadows are gorgeous! I would love to use these for an outdoor wedding - light or no light - A big cluster of them hanging from a tree or above a dance floor or... how would you use them?
Source: Haute Nature and reMadeUSA
Scoop the planting soil into the pie dish and scatter around the hurricane.
Plant the succulents all around the hurricane - smaller succulents work best. You can stick to one variety but I like the look of different shapes, sizes and textures. If you haven't worked with succulents before, you might think that they aren't deep enough in the soil but they acutally have an amazing way of growing without much at all. You want to make sure that the dish is full but leave a little bit of room so that they can grow a bit. Also, succulents don't need much water and are super hardy so they are kind of a fool-proof plant for those with a black thumb. Once the succulents get to big, you can trim them and then stick the trimmings back in the soil for more growth. Pretty awesome, right?
Mix the Seaweed Extract with water (per directions). Seaweed Extract is great for succulents and will help them grow faster. Water the plants lightly - try not to get the hurricane wet or else you'll need to wipe it down with some Windex. You can make one of these for the center of the table or a few for around the yard (on outdoor furniture like coffee tables, side tables, etc.). This project was super quick and easy to do - I'd say it took maybe 15 minutes and it was pretty inexpensive. If you are on a tight budget for your wedding or a big event, consider making these as your centerpieces - they have a clean, modern feel, are eco-friendly and create a lovely mood when the candle is lit.
Marie Dannetelle of Sweets Indeed just sent me the most delightful box of goodies and I just have to share! Marie and I met on a wedding shoot for Ruffled and as a thank you she sent me some goodies. I thought the packaging was adorable and of course it was delicious too! Sweets Indeed is the perfect vendor to create a candy or dessert station at your wedding or party. Not only will the guests be in awe of the creative presentation but they will be delighted with the treats themselves. In addition to candy and dessert stations, Sweets Indeed makes awesome candy skewers and they will soon be offering cotton candy.
Artichokes remind me of long summer days at the beach followed by delicious BBQs in the warm evenings. If that doesn't come to your mind, it's probably because you have never tried this delicious artichoke recipe. Artichokes are not only tasty but very beautiful. I was getting some serious inspiration while making this recipe last weekend - once the artichoke is cut in half it is gorgeous. The purple and green combination of color would be great for interiors or wedding colors. The texture of an artichoke is also fabulous - I wanted to turn it into a stamp and paint my walls! Anyways, I am getting sidetracked - This recipe is easy and scrumptious - perfect for an appetizer or a side dish - this Father's Day weekend is a great time to try it out on your family!
Cut artichoke in half. Clean out the purple and hairy part.
You can score this part with a knife first and then scoop it out with a spoon.
After cleaning out the middle of the artichokes, they should look like this.
Steam artichokes for about 25 minutes.
Melt one stick of butter and 2 tbsp of garlic over stove (can use more or less garlic depending on taste)
It's kind of a gross picture so just don't think about it too much!
Place steamed artichokes in a 9 x13 dish
Drizzle melted garlic butter over artichokes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 or until cheese melts.
ENJOY! Be sure to eat the heart of the artichoke - it's the best part!