Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dried Orange Eucalyptus Wreath DIY

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Happy Winter Solstice! I love these Eucalyptus and Orange wreaths I made. Every time I walk by them the smell is wonderful. I love that they are festive, yet not overly so. Also, easy to make. Learn how to bend wire coat hangers into wreath forms, dry oranges, assemble your wreaths, and make mini wreaths as well;

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What You'll Need;
Eucalyptus
Oranges
Wire
Wire Coat Hangers
Hammer

What To Do;

To Shape the Wreath Forms;
Using your hands bend the wire coat hanger out of it's triangle shape.
Bend it until it is more like a lumpy circle.
Use the hammer to bang it in a circle.
Use the hammer to smooth out the edges.
It does not have to be perfect! The imperfections make it unique.

To Dry the Oranges;
Slice your oranges into about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.
Dehydrate in your dehydrator at 135° F for 4-12 hours.
Or in your oven at it's lowest setting.
How to tell when they are done?
The oranges will no longer feel sticky or tacky.

To Make the Wreaths;
Using 2 inch strands of wire, attach sprigs of Eucalyptus to the form.
Layer on more and more Eucalyptus until desired fullness is achieved.
I like to leave a spot of wire bare, but you can cover as much as you want.
Play around with thickness and direction of the Eucalyptus.
Play around with the placement of the oranges.
When you are pleased with the orange placement secure them down.
Use two, one inch sections of wire per orange.
Pierce the oranges and wrap the wire around the base.

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Eucalyptus and Dried Orange How to on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

For Mini Eucalyptus Wreaths;
To make the base, take a long piece of wire, and wrap it around itself, creating a circle.
Using smaller pieces of Eucalyptus, attach them to the base with one inch sections of wire.
Layer on and play around with thickness and placement.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rosemary Wreath Place Cards // Last Minute Holiday Table Place Setting

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In need of a slightly last minute holiday table place setting? Make these Rosemary Wreaths!

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

All you need are some sprigs of Rosemary, which can be purchased at the market, or harvested from your indoor herb garden, some string, and paper + a pen. I used cooking twine (for the Turkey!), but you could use regular twine, hemp, yarn, sewing thread, embroidery floss, anything you have on hand. Don't have Rosemary or time to head to the market? You can use sprigs from your Christmas Tree.

Simply snip your Rosemary and shape into a circle. Tie off with your string. Cut strips of paper about one half inch thich and slighly longer than the diameter of your wreath. Cut indents on the ends. Write your guests names on the paper. Nestle the paper into the wreaths and you are done! Store in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Rosemary Wreath Place Setting at juliettelaura.blogspot.com

I made these last year, for Thanksgiving, as well!;

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Rosemary Wreaths on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

How to make the gilded gourds shown in that last photo? Check out my tutorial here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silver Details

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(Outfit Details; tunic, Free People. bracelets, H&M. shoes, H&M. tights, Urban Outfitters)

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Silver. Silver hair, silver capped booties, silver bracelets, and silver dress details. Enamored with this hue + dead gardens. Also loving this little loop in my hair, a fresh take on the half up.

Photos by Lauren O'Neil
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Golden Light, Silver Hair

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(Outfit Details; dress, H&M. slip, H&M. coat, H&M. scarf, made by a friend. tights, Urban Outfitters. boots, Nine West)

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Black shift dress, black shift coat, major scarf, + a faux bob tuck of the hair. Loving golden light, and my silver hair (paired with minimalist all black (duh)).

Photos by Lauren O'Neil.
(We stepped out of my comfort zone 
and played with harsh light and shadows.)
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