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    Pom Pom Mobile Decor DIY

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    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.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    What you’ll need:

    First, make your pom poms. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for making the pom poms using a pom maker.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    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.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    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!

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    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.

    Photos by Amy Stone PhotographyAmy Stone is a member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you’d like to be considered for our handpicked vendor guide, apply here.


    {Styled Shoot} Rooftop Modern Silhouette New York City Wedding

    lovely bride in this modern wedding inspiration shoot | roey mizrahi events and amber gress photography

    It seems funny to call a city wedding a breath of fresh air, but today’s rooftop modern wedding shoot is just that. While I love a rustic barn wedding as much as most of you do, I also love to see something different. And I love mixing styles and ideas too, and this wedding has vintage touches using silhouettes throughout but combined them with an urban setting and did it all in a modern way.  And you’re going to die over this laser cut ceremony canopy! Read More »


    {Real Wedding} Nathalie & JJ: Modern & Quirky DIY Wedding at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum

    modern natural history museum wedding | jennifer roper There is so much I love about today’s incredibly unique wedding.  It’s the perfect blend of quirky and elegant: the venue, the bride’s gorgeous emerald gown, the personality infused in every detail.  But what I love most are the bride’s own words about how the couple made their day THEM. Read More »


    {Styled Shoot} Modernly Chic Palm Springs Wedding from Something Events

    modern palm springs wedding

    Today’s shoot is perfectly timed with the launch of our new look. It is a breath of fresh air in styled shoots, with it’s funky modern style, chic color palette , and DIY inspiration. Plus, it totally matches the new Oh Lovely Day!  I love the pops of color, the quirky touches, and the chic style. The succulents, the chevron, the color…oh my!

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    modern palm springs wedding

    modern palm springs wedding

    Don’t you love this!? It is such lovely wedding inspiration, and could be so perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower too.  Such a lovely and simple shoot with lots of pretty details to inspire you. And how fun are those flamingo cake toppers? What’s your favorite detail? Be sure to check out the gallery for even more from this shoot!

    {vendors} Event planning, styling, & design (along with florals, cake, and all DIY) from Something Events / stationery by Renee Nicole Design / Photography by Jon Warren / cocktail table, cake stand, and cake toppers by Reclaimed


    {Real Wedding} Nicole & David: Modern DIY Portland Wedding from Stacey Kane

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    It’s no secret that I’m a vintage-lover, but when vintage is done in a modern way with a DIY spin, then I’m just downright giddy.  Today’s wedding is a touch of whimsy, mixed with the hipness of Portland, weaved together with personal DIY touches.  And the photos by Stacey Kane are just too good for words.
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    For our ceremony music, we had two young and very talented musicians playing the violin and the viola.  For the bridal party processional, they played the prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major.  I wanted to walk in to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers,” so they created an amazing arrangement for that song.  The recessional piece was Mozart’s Duo in G.  And our first dance song was Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me.”
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    Our venue was right on the water, located in the same complex as a marina, and the space used to be a factory where ships were built, so we also had a boat theme going on; I made kraft paper boats that we used as luminaries along the venue’s walkway, and I outfitted one boat with small cushions inside to use as a ring pillow.

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    My husband’s a writer, I love crafting things out of paper, and we love books, so much of the decor was created from old book pages.  A few highlights:  the escort cards were pinwheels made from illustrated children’s books, with a pencil for a stem; I made flower garlands out of muslin and book pages that draped over stacks of books for our centerpieces; and for the cocktail tables, we created book planters by carving a space right into the pages of an open book and planting succulents inside.  

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    It was a labor of love to craft so much of the wedding decor ourselves, and in that way we put ourselves in every detail.  We had lots of help from family, friends, and Meghan our amazing wedding planner, so it felt like this big collaborative art project.  It was really important that David and I worked together and made decisions as a couple.  We were true partners in the planning, and I think that’s what made our wedding US.

    I love all of the personal touches and DIY, but I think the pinwheels are my favorite!  Oh, and I love the bride’s braided updo.  What’s your favorite detail?

    {vendors} Wedding Planner: Meghan Torrieri of b merry events / Photographer: Stacey Kane / Caterer: A Moveable Feast / Florist: Emily Carter Floral Designs / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Portland Company Complex / DJ: DJ Ryan Parker

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