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Boho Wreath DIY

What is more boho beautiful than a gorgeous floral crown? In honour of the Wild Bohemian theme (and for all the girls dreaming of summer days) here is an easy step-by-step DIY to make your own unique floral crowns.

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Whether it’s a special occasion like Mother’s Day or a gift of love and admiration to a friend, I simply love making wreaths! It’s a bit of a hobby for me, and I’ll pounce at any opportunity to make one, so I was delighted when I was asked to make a boho inspired wreath for the Pretty Blog last year. This wreath can be carried as a ‘wreath bouquet’ or worn as a bold headpiece, either way, you’ll love making it with your bridesmaids for the big day! A wreath should be an artistic expression, so feel free to use any flowers, go big or small and just have a little fun with it!

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This DIY was originally featured on The Pretty Blog.

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Items you’ll need:

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Sharp scissors

10-15 pieces Floral wire

1 roll Floral tape

Flowers and greenery of your choice

Lacy ribbon

Thick wire to make a base loop, about 60 cm

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Method:

 

1 Make a loop with some thick wire (big enough to fit around your head) and make two little loops at the ends by folding the wire around itself. this will be the base of your wreath.

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2 Snip off the blooms you want to use so they have about a 7 cm stem, and remove all foliage from the stems.

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3 Make lots of little bundles of flowers, mixing and matching elements as you like. Wrap them together tightly first with some floral wire and then with floral tape. Leave about 10 cm of the tape at the end of each bundle.

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4 Tie some lacy ribbon around the loops at the end of the wire base.

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5 When you have several bundles made, begin attaching them to the wire base loop. Use the tail of tape on each to secure the flower bundle to the wire. You can also use some extra floral wire to wrap around the stems to secure it even more. Continue adding the bundles in the same direction until the wreath is complete.

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6 Add some boho details like lacy ribbon or leather strands.

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Photography by Dehan Engelbrecht

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Oat Bathmilk in Three Scents DIY

Earlier this year I collaborated with Jesse, from Lulu & Marula, to bring you a beautiful, 100% natural bath milk in three scents. All you have to do it mix some common household ingredients together and wrap it up with a pretty tag around it – it’s that simple. It’s the perfect gift or self-indulgent treat for the winter months to come!

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Adding milk to bathwater has long been used as a beauty regime (even by Cleopatra) to soften and moisturise the skin. The lactic acid found in milk is a natural exfoliant that will gently remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh and younger looking skin, without stripping or irritating the skin. Milk is also very soothing for dry skin and packed with Vitamin E and zinc, which will help slow down the ageing process and improve skin elasticity.

 

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For this DIY we made a Camomile, Geranium and Rose scented Bath Milk. The recipe will give you 4 cups of bath milk powder, so you can easily make one of each flavour like we did. Camomile will calm and relax the mind while soothing the skin and reducing inflammation. Geranium is used to restore and revive the senses while balancing the skin and improving elasticity. Rose (even though expensive) is a wonderfully uplifting scent that will recharge the soul, boost circulation and restore balance to the skin.

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This DIY was originally featured on The Pretty Blog and you can download your free tags here.

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Items you’ll need:

 

2 cups Powdered Milk

1 cup Cornstarch

1/2 cup Baking soda

1/2 cup Old fashioned Oats

3-6 drops essentials oil of your choice

3 Air-tight glass containers 300 ml each

2 sheets sturdy white paper to print on

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A paper punch

Some neutral coloured ribbon or twine

Flowers for decorating

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Method:

 

Put the oats in a food processor and process until finely ground.

Put all the measured dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well combined.

Add the essential oil and mix well.

Scoop out the mixture into 3 air-tight glass containers.

Print and cut out the DIY free Milk Bath Tags by White Kite Studio on some sturdy white paper.

Punch a hole in the white circle and insert some ribbon through the hole.

Tie the tag around the bottle and decorate as you want

To use, put 1 cup of the mixture into your bath. Mix it up well. Soak and relax.

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Photography by Emma from Lad and Lass Photography