P100 Teacup Flowers

 

My husband’s niece celebrated her 18th birthday and we decided to give her a “tea party.” Her favorite color is blue and hydrangeas (locally called “million”) were the only blue-colored flower we found when we went to the Freedom Park. We had a difficult time looking for hyndrangeas as they were almost already sold out, the day being a Friday (meaning lots of weddings to be held the following day). Good thing a kind flower vendor allowed me to buy three bunches of hydrangeas for P30 each bunch. I gave him a P100 bill and asked him to keep the change, which meant I paid P100 for these flowers. Continue reading “P100 Teacup Flowers”

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Up Up and Away Hot-Air Balloon Table Centerpieces

Today, I am now halfway done with another set of centerpieces for my friend’s daughter’s first birthday. My friend has been urging me to make this a business, but I am not inclined to follow her advice because my main motivator in making things is when they are for people I love. It’s been almost a year since her eldest daughter’s Up, Up and Away second birthday party and I still haven’t shared here the centerpieces I made for Mia. Continue reading “Up Up and Away Hot-Air Balloon Table Centerpieces”

Impromtu Table Setting at Grandma’s House

 

My grandmother is an unbelievable hoarder. I know that’s very typical of most women (and most grandmothers) who find use for even the oldest and most dilapidated can or bottle in the house. My grandmother never throws things away, and it’s impossible to start a conversation with her on purging. Purging is not in her dictionary. Often times though, my grandma’s being a hoarder is put to good use, especially when it comes to impromptu events when we need to set her table for guests — even if it’s just family.  Continue reading “Impromtu Table Setting at Grandma’s House”

Garland Using White Plastic Flowers

 

After my first DIY post on floral headbands, I  got obsessed with making paper flowers and pinning floral headbands and garlands at Pinterest for inspiration. I was on the quest for a durable flower garland that I can let a friend wear for a maternity photoshoot. A garland that’s lightweight and holds its shape despite being packed with other photoshoot paraphernalia. I finally found the flowers I was looking for at the home department of a local department store — in the form of plastic flowers. Continue reading “Garland Using White Plastic Flowers”

Headband Using Pink Paper Flowers

DSC_6501I’m a typical girly-girl. I love clothes, dressing up, applying and wearing make-up. I take pictures every time I’m drinking coffee, especially when I’m at a coffee shop where lighting is really good. I dream of Paris. And like a typical girly-girl, I adore flowers, and flower headbands. Continue reading “Headband Using Pink Paper Flowers”

Thrift Tip: Recycling Wedding Flowers

Sometimes we leave wedding parties too dazed (either with love infected by the newly-wed couple or with too much booze served at the reception) and we never thought of what will happen to the flowers after the event. Continue reading “Thrift Tip: Recycling Wedding Flowers”