Monday, April 28, 2014

DIY: Pink Peonies Wreath

I am so excited to share with you my very first DYI project on the blog. When I started this blog, my purpose was to share with you my idea of tasteful living through fashion, food, and Interior Design. I really have been taking my time trying to figure out what it is that I want this blog to represent. I finally feel like I have figured it out and I'm currently working on making this blog a cozy little place where readers can come for some inspiration. One of the things I have always wanted to incorporate into my blog were DYI projects. I consider myself the queen of DIY's...(just kidding!), but I really do enjoy working on projects and coming up with creative ideas for home décor, fashion accessories, and many more. I have a lot of great ideas for projects and what better way to share them with you than right here on Interiors a la Vogue. 

With this wonderful season called Spring comes the beautiful colors of the blossoming flowers we see all around us. If you're a flower lover like me, then you probably love to incorporate them into your living space. I don't know about you, but when the season changes and I'm ready to change the wreath on my door, I always have trouble finding the perfect wreath for a really great price. I find that wreaths tend to be overpriced or just not what I'm looking for at the time. I like adding my own touch to pretty much everything, so I find it easier to just make my own. This Spring, I decided to create a very simple and easy-to-make wreath for just $10! You can't beat that! I personally love adding fresh flowers in my home, but for this wreath I chose artificial flowers because we all know that real flowers don't last a very long time. Although the flowers are artificial, I still wanted to add a natural element, so I purchased the dried tree branches already shaped in a circular form. Below are some photos showing you the step-by-step process on how to create this wreath.

    This pre-made wreath of dried up tree branches can be purchased at Wal-Mart for about $4.00.  

    For this project, I purchased five Peony bunches for $1 each at the dollar store.You are welcome to  purchase any color or type of flowers you like. I tried to make this as budget-friendly as possible, so I chose to use flowers from the dollar store. The quality of the flowers you select is very important! I will warn you that some of the flowers from the dollar store tend to look cheap and fake. I recommend choosing ones that look as natural and beautiful as the Peonies I selected. If you prefer to go with a better quality of flowers and you don't mind spending a few extra dollars, I recommend purchasing your flowers from Michael's craft store or Jo-Ann.

    The next step is to cut up your flowers with wire cutters or scissors. Make sure to leave a long enough stem so you can wrap the flowers around the wreath. 

    Now you can begin carefully wrapping your flowers around the tree branches.

    You are all done! This project takes about 20 minutes to complete. Feel free to display your flower wreath anywhere in your home, because who says wreaths are only supposed to be hung on doors? Trust me, the interior decorating police won't come looking for you for breaking this rule. This flower wreath is a great way to add some color and life to your home. You can display your flower wreath on top of a bookshelf, a console table, on a wall in your home, your front door or anywhere your heart desires.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY project. If you have any questions, please feel free comment down below and    I'll be happy to answer them. Stay tuned for more fun DIY projects, Spring outfit and home décor ideas.

By: Evelin L. Ureña

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Light & Simple

Hello Beauties! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter for those who celebrate it. I definitely enjoyed my time with my family. Today I am sharing with you what I wore on Easter day. I usually like to wear bright colors for Easter, but this year I decided to go with a neutral color and a touch of a pastel color. Pastel colors are trending this season and one of my favorite is this pretty pastel blue. I wanted to feel comfortable for the occasion, but still look pretty. I decided to wear this simple and loose cream dress. My favorite thing about this dress is the beautiful embroidered Aztec detail on the bottom ruffles. I paired it up with this gorgeous necklace, which also has an Aztec feel to it, a pair of dangling blue earrings and blue ankle strap heels. The weather was nice that day, but it still felt a little chilly, so I topped it off with my leopard print jacket. 

Dress: H&M (Old, similar here) | Leopard Print Jacket: H&M (Old, similar here) |
Accesories: Forever21 | Shoes: Call it Spring