Last weeks discovered links #6

Good morning Monday. So many exciting things happening at work this week, for those of you who don’t know I‘m the interior design and creative at Zana. We are LAUNCHING our new range on April first, keep an eye on our online store to see our new goodies. There are sooo many must haves!

Last week was a little hectic rushing to meet our launch deadline, so things were a little quite in the interweb world for me, but here are some of the things I discovered while winding down…

Last weeks discovered links #6

1. How to style a messy braid… here is wishing I could get it to look as good!

2. Totally in love with this DIY I did over on Zana’s blog. I’m going candle crazy atm.

3. When you have a small space, flat pack is your BFF! Love this Andreas Kowalewski  wedge table design, functionality meets design aesthetic.

4. PINTEREST. Where I discover many beautiful things, follow me there too…

5. Easy to make studio/office desk.

Have a wonderful week.

xxx

Images listed by various links. 

A beautiful floral crown tutorial

A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise

I had SO much fun making and putting together today’s tutorial.. My high school bestie friend is getting married this year (OMG, how and when did we get so old grown up?) and so, to get the planning started I hosted a “wedding planning party”at my home. We ate too much, spoke alot and set a few very exciting dates. I’m very excited to be her maid of honour and thats exactly how planning parties should be!

I’ll elaborate more about the party soon, and share a few tips on how you can host your own, but I thought Id kick start this series with this beautiful floral crown I made for the bride to be feel special for the day…

This tutorial is fairly simple, so follow the photos and I’ll drop one or two notes in where I think necessary. When attempting your own, tweet me for more advice – @MissNunnerley

A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise

What you will need: Flowers of your choice, masking tape, a section of hose pipe and scissors.

NOTE below: Tape the two ends of the hose together, I used a small piece of news paper stuffed inside the hose to prevent it from pulling apart.

A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise

A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise

NOTE above and below: Then tape your flowers around the hose, I did a base or all white and green with hints of yellow and then added pops of colour.

A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise A beautiful floral crown tutorial by Melissa Louise

Nikita, my bestie and bride to be. 

I simply love how it turned out. YAY!

xxx

All photogrphs by Melissa Louise

 

Last weeks discovered links #2

I’ve started this new Monday morning series to ease you into your day. Last weeks discovered links is inspired by the wonderful things I discover all over the internet. See last weeks post here.

Last weeks discovered links by Melissa Louise

1. My absolute fave drink done two ways. I tried both his weekend, SO YUM!

2. I love this home tour, what an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage.

3. Such a simple but effective DIY, love how simply this table can be built by YOU!

4. Obsessed with bone china like me?  Here’s an inspiring small business interview with Yvonne Ellen, I love the concept of her store.

5. I’m excited for winter and need this Pac-a-mac jacket in my life…

xxx

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No sew Mint Chevron Bunting

This is a simply fun DIY, I just love how it turned out… and no sew hem tape, who invented that stuff? I owe them a big fat juicy kiss.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

What you will need: 

- No sew hem tape.

- Scrap fabric. (I used a Zana scrap pack)

- Rope.

- Scissors.

- Brown paper.

- A ruler.

- Pen.

Step one: Create a template using your brown paper and pen. There are many ways of doing bunting, but I find it easiest to make a diamond shape and fold it in half to get the desired triangle finish.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step two: Use your template to draw out a series of diamonds onto the reverse side of your chosen fabric then cut them out.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step three: Now to apply the hem tape. Measure out the amount you will need and rest it in place, at this stage it is not sticky. Run the rope through the middle of the diamond so that once set the triangle hangs over the rope.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

Step four: Iron over the parts where the hem tape is place, the heat will activate it and make the two ends stick together, and you are done. Quick and simple.

DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise DIY Bunting by Melissa Louise

NOTE: If you have pinking sheers you can use that to cut out your diamond shapes to prevent fraying.

Happy Wednesday!

xxx

All photographs taken by Melissa Louise

Christmas DIY – How to print your own wrapping paper

Pretty blog Wrapping paper DIY by Melissa Louise

This year has been very exceptionally exciting year for me. So many ups and downs (lets be realistic) but over all I have accomplished so much and I’m feeling pretty proud. Thank you to each and every one of you that make my life richer, more special and help create memories I can forever cherish.

Happy holidays and a very merry Christmas to all my family, friends and blog followers.

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