DIY Winter Wedding Candleholders

DIY Winter Wedding Candleholder

Kelli Hunt created this candle tutorial for us last year, but I couldn’t resist featuring them again since we’re so close to Christmas. The tutorial is based on porcelain candleholders from this winter weddingboard. Enjoy!

DIY Candleholder Wedding Tutorial

Supplies

-Rolling pin
-Taper candles
-Pizza cutter
-Wine cork or something of similar size
-DAS Air drying modeling clay

Winter Wedding Candleholder Instructions

Step 1: Roll clay out to about an 1/8? thick with the rolling pin.

Step 2: Cut clay with pizza cutter into 3/4? strips, and cut ends to a diagonal.

Step 3: Wrap strips around wine cork, then take the clay off the cork.

Step 4: Place candles in holder to test the correct width. Take out the candles and let the clay air dry overnight (about 10-12 hours).

Step 5: Paint clay to desired color (white for this inspiration board).

Step 6: Place candles in holders and you’re finished!

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Winter Wedding Wreath DIY

DIY Winter Wedding Wreath

With the holiday season in full swing, I know so many of us are looking for easy and beautiful ideas to decorate our homes with. Wreaths are especially popular right now, and I love this wreath tutorial sent over by Honey of Thousand Flowers for a holiday or winter wedding. Sarah suggested you can use ferns or any type other type of greenery to create a winter wedding wreath. You could make just one of these to hang on a door, or several to hang in a window. You could even hang several of them with fishing line from a branch to use as a ceremony backdrop for a wedding!

Winter Wedding Wreath

Supplies

-Ferns, or any other green

-Wreath forms (or stiff wire to make your own)

-Floral wire, clippers

Instructions

-Break apart the wreath forms into individual rings. (I used a wreath form so that I had a few perfectly circular wire bases for my wreaths. Sometimes it is hard to make your own into a perfect circle.)

-Place the greenery on the ring and beginning at the base of the leaf. Wire it to the ring by wrapping the wire through and around the ring up the leaf.  Be careful not to tuck any parts of the leaf under the wire.

-Place the next leaf on and continue wrapping it with wire the same way until you’ve gone all the way around the ring with leaves.

winter wreath diy

Photography: Leo Patrone // Tutorial: Honey of Thousand Flowers

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Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
 Are you planning to wear a hair half up half down wedding hairstyle for your wedding or engagement party? Here’s a simple and quick tutorial for a half up half down wedding hairstyle with a little bit extra finesse whipped up by the amazing Jordan Byers.
Half up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
Half up Half down Wedding Hair
 Instructions

1. Start with loose waves in your hair.

2. Backcomb or tease the hair at the crown of your head.

3. Smooth out the top layer.

4. Twist one side of your hair and ***pin it about 2/3 of the way across your head*** (this is the big trick that will allow you to hide your tracks!)

5. Now twist the other side and tuck it under the first part.

6. Again, pin that piece about 2/3 of the way across your head.

Easy! And so pretty!

Photography: Tec Petaja // Hair and makeup: Jordan Byers // Wedding Dress: Marchesa // Robe:Alexandra Grecco

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Almond Fall Wedding Cake

Fall Wedding Cakes
 Here’s a fall wedding cake you could make at home. Its just a simple tiered cake covered with buttercream frosting and then decorated with rows of sliced almonds. We used sliced almonds without the skins to keep it more toward white and subtle but we also think it would be pretty to use the ones with the skins still on them for more texture and pattern. And then, just for fun, I made a little inspiration board from our Fall Weddings Pinterest board to give you a little more ideas of other weddings you could pair this fall wedding cake with…
 Inspiration board images: fall path by oe-wrout // dresses by asos fall collection // girl: unknown //  pears by margaret and joy
Fall Wedding Cake: Photography: Ali Harper // Cake: Sarah Dodge // Styling: Joy Thigpen

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