• Books As Decor

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    Books as decor has got to be one of my favourite things! It adds so much character and charm. And might I add that they look GREAT in photos! Here are some examples of tied stacks of our very own books.

    That is only a fraction of all of the different ways you can use books.

    So I went searching on Pinterest for some more inspiration to share with you!

    Don’t tell me your not obsessed.

    xoxo, WC

     

     

     

     

  • |CRAFT| Mug Cozy

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    One of the EASIEST more adorably crafts yet! This one literally took me 5 minutes to make!

    It all starts off with just an old shirt…

     

    If you don’t know how to sew, have no fear! This one is a no sew project. The only supplies you need are an old shirt, a glue gun, and a pair of scissors! If you have an old short lying around you house then thats perfect! If not, I just went to the local thrift store and got this one for $1.50!! So if you mess up, its not so bad.

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    |xoxo, WC|

  • July 19th, 2014

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    July 19th, 2014 was a magical day, it was the wedding day of a dear friend of mine. I had the pleasure of decorating her special day along with her family and friends.

    First of all the venues were amazing, the ceremony was at her aunts house who had a huge, perfectly groomed, incredible back yard. The ceremony was held at her families home and business, The Orchard at the Chilliwack Original Corn Maze.

    What she wanted for her wedding was vintage, rustic, and shabby chic, obviously my favourite! As you can imagine when she asked for my help that my mind was running wild with ideas!

    Lets start off with this amazing arbor. Made from old split rail posts this arbor has the perfect amount of rustic charm. Mix together the light fabric, beautiful flowers, and our vintage chandelier, who wouldn’t want this beauty at their wedding! This arbor was permanent for their location but inspired us to have one of our own available for you to rent.

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    Old doors are a great way to add a perimeter to an area without it looking closed off. All of our doors come available with stands so you can place the doors anywhere and they are self standing and very stable.

    What to do with a trunk? Well anything really! Use it as part of a display like we did here at her wedding or they also work amazing as small tables.

    How amazing are windows! You can add pictures, writing, or just leave them as is. Use them as a layering piece to add dimension or just scatter them everywhere because, why not!Chris&Mariah Wedding-339 Chris&Mariah Wedding-367 Chris & Mariah Reception-211

    This is one of the more original things we’ve ever done! The chalkboard here is the size of a sheet of plywood, and what did we do with it? Hung it from the rafters of course! With one of her favourite quotes written on it, we put the boys to work and made them lift and hang this huge piece from the roof. Once it was up, we handed them big branched flowers to decorate the top of it. Could it be any more beautiful!? This chalkboard IS available for you to rent as well! It will come with a stand so it can be placed anywhere you desire.

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    We love fabrics, from the lightweight linen that was across the arbor to these vintage table cloths layered on barrels. We took long strips of fabric and tied them onto a rope to create another type of back drop, it looked so pretty blowing in the wind!

    Small vintage details just add a little something more to decor. You can see the small gas cans peeking out from behind the lace table cloths. Or the vintage lampshade hanging from the tree. We have these small wood round table numbers available for you and the mix of wood and lace is magical!

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    This was my absolute FAVOURITE piece of decor from the whole wedding!

    Hanging Ladders!!

    And yes, you can have them to! There are so many different ways to use ladders in a wedding but this way is extra special. If you have the ability to do this, THEN DO IT. People were in awe when they saw how beautiful this turned out. The only thing we had to add to it was some vines and bunches of flowers scattered throughout.

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    Have you noticed how beautiful the flowers were at her wedding! There were flowers scattered everywhere, even hiding in corners! Placing flowers in mixed vintage containers is such a beautiful touch. Here are just some amazing shots of the different arrangements she had at her wedding, and can you believe the last one was her bouquet!!

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    Photography by Sharalee Prang

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    xoxo WC

     

  • |CRAFT| Gold Leaf Booklet

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    How cute is this little gold leaf notebook! It is SUPER easy to make and I bet most of you would have these supplies around your home. Everyone needs a notebook lying around here and there for those genius thoughts that pop into our head ;). Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make these adorable little booklets.

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    Here are the supplies needed…

    • Plain white printer paper, about 12-15 sheets.
    • One Sheet (only need half) of 8.5 x 11 inch scrapbook paper. I like some with a little but of texture, makes it look a little less “homemade”.
    • Gold leaf sheets
    • A ruler. If you have one with a thick edge (like mine) it makes your life a whole lot easier!
    • Some sort of paper cutter. Or scissors if you have a super steady hand 🙂
    • A hot glue gun.
    • Tacky Spray. I LOVE Aleenes Craft glues…they work AMAZING. The spray glue works really nice because it leave a thin even coat of glue on your paper. You can use regular glue but make sure you paint it on your paper VERY thinly or else it will ripple and not look very nice.

     

    |STEP ONE|

    Measure your scrapbook paper length wise, 5 inches, and make a cut.

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    Now for your white printer paper. Measure 4 & 3/4 inches from top down. Once you have done that, measure from your pen mark down another 4 & 3/4 inches. Make your two cuts on your pen mark lines, you should end up with 2 sheets the same size and a small piece you can discard. Stack the two pieces on top of one another and make a cut directly down the middle. There you have your paper size! Now you can stack multiple pieces of paper on top of each other (depending on how much your cutter can handle) as a shortcut. So you don’t have to make so many measurements and cuts. Do this to ALL of your white paper until you have a nice little pile.

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    Measure in 5 inches from each side length wise and make 2 small marks. You should be left with a 1/4 of an inch mark in the middle. You can just barely see my 2 little marks in the first picture. At each of those marks bend the paper in a straight line making the spine of the booklet. Luckily enough the ruler I have is the exact width of the spine so it made my life a whole lot easier! But a regular ruler works just as great.:)

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    Now for the glue gun! Add a bead of glue all the way down the centre of the spine. Don’t worry about going slightly over the fold, it might actually benefit you in the next part. Grab your stack of white paper (making sure its all even) and place it directly in the centre and press into your bead of glue. Now measure your black paper 1/2 an inch, place your ruler there, and fold it back. This is the part where that extra glue spilling over the edge might help, it will hold the folded part down.

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    The last step! Take one piece of white paper and lay it whichever way you like in your paper. I did mine diagonally but you could cut it straight down the middle or 1/3 of the way up, its really up to you! Once you’ve decided, spray your tacky glue on the paper, now don’t spray to much or else it will go right through you’r gold leaf! Take one piece of your gold leaf and place it on the exposed edge. If it doesn’t cover the whole space don’t worry, just tear a piece of the excess and place it on the open spots. Once everything is covered, press the gold leaf down and rub the excess off. The parts sprayed with the glue should be the only parts that the gold leafing stuck to. Once its all rubbed in, remove the white piece of paper, and VOILA your finished!! 🙂

     

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  • Where It All Started

    I was sitting here staring at my computer, looking at my beautiful brand new website , wondering what my first blog post should be about. Nervous to write something because I have never written in a blog before and honestly not feeling very confident with it! I was thinking about everything and how crazy it is that my business has come this far. It all started back when I was just a toddler. My mom is really the one to blame (or should I say take credit for) turning me into what I am today. She was one of those ladies who everyone would call “Martha Stuart”. My mom, myself and my younger brother would do crafts after crafts! We got our little paws into every type of craft you could ever think of. From then, and ever since, I’ve been an avid craft lover. When I was a little bit older, probably in my early teens, I got more into the woodworking/ refinishing projects. Creating and designing tons of different things. When I made my first Facebook page, it was so very exciting seeing peoples responses and interest in my things! I can remember the very first time this lady asked me to be in her small Christmas craft sale at her kids elementary school, I was ecstatic! Taking my mom along with me, we entered this market and had SO MUCH FUN. We we’re hooked. From then on getting asked to be in bigger and bigger markets! Ones I never thought I could ever be in! Who knew that my little passion could blossom into such and amazing small business. I am so thankful to have the job I have and for everyone who has supported and encouraged me along the way. I am able to have a home based business where I can still take care of my growing little family. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Adding this new piece to my adventure is so exciting for me and I can’t wait to share some of my crafts and DIY’s with you!

  • LOVE Seat

    One of the newer trends in weddings is having a love seat at the head table. It adds a special touch for the bride and groom to have a seat of their own to share. Here is a perfect example of how to stage one at the head table. If you are going for that pretty vintage feel at your wedding, a love seat is defiantly the way to go! Our Sophie Sofa is the perfect size and look for this. Be sure to check her out in the RENTALS section!