There have been some fabulous new event spaces popping up in Los Angeles lately, and I was recently invited to see the potential of one in downtown Los Angeles called The Unique Space. Housed in an old industrial space in DTLA’s Arts District, it is full of exposed brick, loft ceilings, colorful graffiti, and unique details and decor. The brilliant ladies of GATHER Events set up a faux-wedding as part of the launch party and showed just what this place could do with the right professionals at the helm. Add stunning florals from Moon Canyon Design Co, a funky mid-century lounge from YEAH! Rentals, and a dinner to die for from Urban Palete and you’ve got one fun night. Oh, and it was all captured to perfection by Braedon Flynn. Here is just a bit of the lovely details. Read More
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It only took one photo from today’s wedding for me to start swooning. But each one is better than the last, showcasing the industrial setting, the rich and elegant decor and attire, and the love and personality of the couple. They all combine to form one fabulous wedding. A perfect winter wedding. Oh, and you must read the story about the couple’s dog below. But first, the bride shares her inspiration for the day: Read More
Today’s DIY came about accidentally. I was making pom poms for a baby shower and I also had spray painted some driftwood gold for another project, and suddenly a light bulb went off. Isn’t that how the best creative projects happen? I love the pom mobile for a nursery, but it’s also cool enough to hang anywhere in your home.
What you’ll need:
- yarn in your favorite colors
- a pom pom maker
- driftwood or large stick
- gold spray paint
- small sewing scissors
- a cord for hanging the mobile
First, make your pom poms. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for making the pom poms using a pom maker.
1. Wrap yarn around one side of the pom maker like in the photo in the first photo. Once you have it covered in yarn as shown wrap the other side the same way.
2. Close the pom maker and cut a piece of yarn about 6 inches long to wrap around the pom.
3. Cut the yarn (see photo 3) along the length of the pom maker.
4. Tie the 6 inch piece of yarn tightly around the center of the pom maker, where you just cut the yarn (see photo 5).
5. Pull the pieces of the pom maker apart, leaving you with one completed pom pom.
Make enough poms as you want for your mobile. You can make varying sizes by using different size pom makers. You can even make multi-color poms by wrapping different colors of yarn on one pom maker at a time.
Next you need to spray paint your driftwood. Once you’ve done that and it has dried, you can tie the poms on your mobile.
Finally, once your poms are in place, tie your cord around each end of the driftwood and hang it!
I love the idea of lots of these in different sizes for a wedding installation too. It would make a great ceremony or photobooth backdrop! Or make some for a baby shower and then baby can use one for his or her mobile. Such a sweet touch.