DIY Summer Wreath

Hello there! I know that you seen DIY in the title and just had to stop by! Summer is right around the corner, that means that it is time to decorate for summer! Today I made this cute little summer wreath and thought that I would share it with you. It is super simple and cost me less than $5 to make it.

To make this wreath you are going to need:

  • hula hoop (whatever size that you want) 
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • twine 
  • flowers of your choice
  • bow is optional

 

This project is very simple, but very time consuming. All I did to create this wreath is hot glue the twine around the hula hoop until the coop was completely covered. I made sure that that when I was gluing the twine down, I pulled it tight and close together.

Next I hot glued my flowers in place and All done!

Feel free to add a bow, I was going to at first and then decided that I liked it better without one.

Happy Crafting! 

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Wedding Wednesday

This is a very exciting time of the year for me, I love the feeling of starting fresh! Getting a chance to step up my game and make things happen for myself. If you haven’t read the “About Me” page, you totally should. Over there I tell you a little bit more about my personal life. I also share a little fact that I am a licensed Wedding and Event Planner.

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Yes, that’s right. Weddings, birthdays, gender reveal, you name it! I love creating something out of nothing. I think that’s why I love blogging so much. One of my goals this year is to really bring in some traffic to my party planning business. One of my dreams for this year is to be in a Bridal Show! I can just imagine how gorgeous the set up is going to be. Very Modern and Shabby Chic at the same time. Ughhh. Gorgeous.

Loving Plans was inspired by a Facebook career quiz five years ago.

In the spirit of chasing my reality, I am introducing Wedding Wednesday’s to the blog! It’s going to be all about weddings, and some tips and tricks to saving money! I will also share some photos of my previous events so that you can get some inspiration.

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To start the first Wedding Wednesday off right, my biggest tip for weddings is to DIY everything! From the decor to the food, you can save so much money by doing it all yourself. If you are not really the crafty type, find someone who is. You would be surprised at what can come of $5 and items from the dollar store! If you would like to find out, make sure that you are following my blog, I may just have challenged myself!

If you know someone that is getting married, make sure to share this post with them, I can answer any questions they may have. I love weddings, the first wedding that I ever planned was my own. I loved everything from the cake tastings to choosing this gorgeous dress! It’s just my thing. Want to know something cool and a money saver? My grandma made my veil! Her making it was not only affordable but also special because it came from her.

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Another big tip for saving money on a wedding is to give yourself plenty of time to plan the event. If you give yourself 3 months to plan a huge wedding, you are going to need money right then and there to pay for everything. If you plan your wedding within a span of 1-2 years, you are allowing time to save, buy things here and there, and make payments on services.

I hope that this post was helpful, even just a little. Look forward to many more fun posts this year. For more wedding photos, you can check out Loving Plans on Instagram or Facebook. If you are in the Bakersfield area and need an event service, feel free to message me on any social media, and get your free consultation! 

 

 

Christmas Gifts: DIY Version

 

Yay! I love the holidays! Time for family, baking and gift giving. Obviously that isn’t the meaning of Christmas, but those take up a big part of the season. Today I am sharing two DIYs for the holidays! One is a cute and very inexpensive gift, and the other is a simple festive treat!

DIY Coffee Mug 

We are going to need:

  1. Coffee Mugs
  2. Sharpies

This is seriously the easiest gift ever! I picked these up at the dollar store, but if there is some laying around the house, those will also work. I love the gold rings around the rim, I felt like it gave the gift a little extra something.

Next, just create any design on them. Then we are done! Told you, easy and cute. Great idea for any occasion.

If we want to take it up a notch, we can throw in a packet of hot chocolate and add a cute bow!

Cookie Pops

This DIY isn’t as easy as the first one, but it’s a no brainer. 

We are going to need:

  1. Cookie Dough; this one was 3$ at WalMart
  2. A baking pan
  3. Parchment paper
  4. Popcycle sticks or cake pop sticks 
  5. Sprinkles

Before we do anything, we have to make sure that our hands are washed. Seems obvious, but there are some people out there that don’t. Once our hands are all nice and clean, it is time to preheat the oven. Read the cookie dough package, mine says 350 degrees F. Next, I covered my baking pan with parchment paper.

While we are waiting on the oven, this is our time to get the cookie pops ready!

Step One: Roll cookie dough into small balls. Making sure that we have a small amount of dough, other wise the cookies are going to be too big. The purpose is for them to be pops, not crumbles and a stick.

Step Two: Roll the cookie dough in the sprinkles. Mix it up! Use different colored sprinkles!

Step Three: Stab cookie dough balls with the sticks!

Step Four: Place cookies in the oven when ready.

Make sure and set the timer! 11 minutes seems about right.

Once the timer goes off, let the cookies cool in the pan for about five minutes and then they are ready to eat!

Enjoy! 

Simple and perfect! Happy Holidays everyone!

Remember to check out my Online boutique! There are some great things for winter and holiday parties.

DIY Birthday Gift! 

Hello you craft little fella! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet! I have made. birthday, candy wreath. This type of project is perfect for those people, that you just don’t know what to get them. This can be for any holiday, I just happened to make it for my cousins birthday. If you recreate this, I would love to see your picture! You can tweet me or tag me in Instagram. I hope that you enjoy! 

Here is what you are going to need: 

  • A styrofoam wreath, any size
  • Burlap to cove the wreath (optional) 
  • A hot glue gun and some glue sticks
  • Candy of your choice 
  • Bow 

The first thing that you want to do is plug in your hot glue gun. When your glue is ready, you can begin! 


This is one of the easiest projects I have ever made! All you do is wrap the burlap around the wreath, making sure that you hot glue the burlap down sporadically.

This is an idea of what it should look like. 

Once you have completely covered your wreath in the burlap, that is when you just glue the candy to the wreath. Glue as much or as little candy as you want. Keep going until you like it. 

Once that is complete, all you do is glue on the bow and you’re done! Seriously, it’s that easy! Now, not only do you have a gift for someone, you have given them a snack for later! Cute, right? 

I hoped that you liked this post, if you want to see more DIY projects, let me know! It was fun making it and I love to be crafty. Make sure to follow me on my social media, so that we can stay connected! I love you! 
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