Category Archives: Creative Projects

How to Recover a Lamp Shade

Creating a Lamp Shade Slipcover with Six Different Fabrics

 

How to Recover a Lamp Shade

Meghan sent me this lampshade along with 6 different fabrics in shades of red, gold and black and asked it I’d recover it for her. Well, technically she asked before she shipped it.

As you can see, the before shade is very cute but Meghan wanted to spice things up a bit.

Warning: Lots of how-to pics ahead!

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Creating Bridal Bouquets (5)

Creating Fresh Flower and Sola Flower Wedding Bouquets

Creating Bridal Bouquets (5)

If you’ve ever been involved in planning a wedding one of the most important decisions is whether to use fresh flowers or silk, fake, faux or some other form of not-real flowers.

Kaleigh chose to use both.

The bridesmaids carried fresh flowers while Kaleigh carried a bouquet she created herself from Sola Flowers.

Creating these bouquets involved many things including a bride, bridesmaids and a bathtub.

Making Bridal Bouquets (5)

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Bridal Shower Flower Crowns

Bridal Shower Details & Tutorial – DIY Flower Crowns

Bridal Shower Make a Cute Flower Crown

photo credit: Beccah B. 

The morning of Kaleigh’s personal shower Courtney and Karianne presented her with her own special flower crown for the day.

At the shower the girls set up a flower crown making station for all the attendees to make their own cute crowns.

The crowns ranged in size and style from those that resembled elf ears to crowns befitting a Greek goddess. :) It was so much fun and all the girls all looked adorable!

Wedding Shower Photo Ops (2)

Bride-to-Be plus 7 of her 10 Bridesmaids

This idea would be perfect for birthday parties, princess parties or parties for any girl who’s young at heart.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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How to Make Fabric Flowers

Easy Tutorial: How to Make Fabric Flowers

How to Make Fabric Flowers

I am so excited about how CUTE these flowers turned out! And they’re so easy!

Jennifer asked me to make a couple of fabric flowers to be used as tie backs for her daughter’s creamy velvet curtains and this is what I came up with. I’m fighting the urge to add them to every pillow, curtain and lampshade in sight!

And did I mention easy? They’re so easy! Here’s all the details and how to’s.

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Succulent Corsage

Latest News & Updates from the Hamilton House

Succulent Corsage

As I sit here writing this post I’m resisting the urge to melt into panic mode.

Kaleigh and Jared’s wedding is in 6 and 1/2 weeks. Somehow, I just realized this.

My brain has been stuck on 8 weeks.
8 weeks is good. 8 weeks is manageable.
I can do 8 weeks.

6 weeks might as well be this weekend, People!  

A bit irrational? Yes.

Since it’s 10:00 pm and I can’t do anything about it tonight, I’ll channel my inner Scarlett O’Hara, “I’ll think about that tomorrow” and bring you up to date on some of the latest happenings around here.

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