DIY + PERSONAL (BABY) | Evidence That I, Alison, Start All the Trends + A Gorgeous DIY Headpiece by Renee!

Happy Thursday afternoon, human beings!  This post is a little different today.  Mostly different in terms of it having a baby picture of me in it.  So not “different cool;” more like “different weird,” and “different completely off-topic.”  So umm yeah.  That.  But there is a purpose!

Fortunately, the cooler news is that I have a brand new DIY for your face’s eyes from the talented Renee Hong again, and it’s just as awesome as ever.  She has a way of making me thankful that there are people who work hard to pursue careers that actually make them happy.  Is that something you’re doing?  I’d love to hear more stories of dream-pursuit, if you’ve got ‘em.  I get off on this kind of thing.  Ok, now let’s get this baby nonsense out of the way…

I found this picture of me on a visit home recently.  It’s from when I was just a sweet whittle behbehkins, with little to no signs of what is now a crippling tendency towards perfectionism.  As you can see quite clearly, here:  

Getting to the point.  I am submitting this as photographic evidence of the fact that I, Alison, as the whittle behbeh above, INVENTED:

  1. polka dot trend
  2. doily trend
  3. ornate collar trend
  4. oversized sweater trend
  5. smiling trend
  6. inspired the hit show ‘Bunheads.’

Allllll at the tender age of *A BABY*         …… jealous?

Note: I have made some bold assertions here, I see that.  What does this mean for you?  It means this: I will be accepting all claims to the contrary of my assertions in the form of your own baby pictures, which you can send in as evidence via email (

This is for ultimate bragging rights.  So if you’re gonna come at me, COME HARD.

Aright so!  This is probably a good time to stop being weird and start in with today’s project – which by the way I’m dying to know your thoughts on.

Okie dokie take it away, Renee….

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing a hairpiece for you natural and simple brides. This floral garland is perfect for a nature-inspired or bohemian wedding, and can be worn by brides and bridesmaids and flower girls alike! Customize it with your own colors to tie it all into your wedding, or keep it traditional with the white look — any way you wear it, this piece is bound to add that extra pretty touch!

What you’ll need:

- Natural bark covered wire
- Fake branch of small white/ivory blossoms
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut two pieces of bark wire, each measuring the crown of the bride’s head plus about 10 inches.

Step 2:
Twist the bark together at the end and bend it to create an eye-like shape. Twist again to enclose the shape, and continue to do this all the way until the end of the wire (I made the eye shapes progressively larger until reaching the middle, then going back smaller to make it symmetrical around). Remeasure when you get towards the end to make sure the garland fits. You will want the twisted band to come about 3 inches short around the crown of the head — cut to size as necessary!

Step 3: Snip the flowers off of the branches and glue to the intersections in the garland. Continue all the way around, varying the flower bunch sizes as you go to give it a more natural look.

Step 4:
To fill those missing 3 inches in the back and finish the garland, glue and bunch the leftover flowers together and attach them to enclose the back, covering the raw ends of the wire.

All finished!!

Jenna Rae Photos has done an incredible job with the photos once again… but I’m sure it was hardly any trouble with that gorrrrgeous model! The prettiest, right?! Thanks Aubrey!

What do you think? Would you wear it on your wedding day… or even an engagement shoot?

xo Renee

Label(s): Renee, The Bloggistas, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. tifleur on August 3, 2012

    it’s a fabulous idea, and it’s very nice.
    Thanks for the tutorial and see you

  2. Noviamor on August 3, 2012

    Great work! Brides will not need veils, this is enough.

  3. Sofia on August 3, 2012

    Such a perfect piece for a bride!!! Love the simplicity and elegance!!

  4. Lena on August 3, 2012

    You are TOO EFFING CUTE. I personally invented menswear for women (forget YSL), not wearing underwear and ballet flats. I’ll find photo proof of everything save the panties part.

  5. art deco engagement rings on August 5, 2012

    I really love the vintage look!

  6. blue elephant photography on August 7, 2012

    I’ve always loved those garland hairpieces that I see in featured shoots. So this is so cool! I’m gonna share this!

  7. Yamilla on August 9, 2012

    So simple and so elegant. It looks so romantic! I really want to share this too..Thank you for tutorial!

  8. Carolyn on August 9, 2012

    Fabulous idea :X:X:X love how it looks :X

  9. olya on August 22, 2012


  10. Leah on September 6, 2012

    wow! really love this idea, simply and really effective.

  11. Joan on September 21, 2012

    Love the headdress, but where do i buy the bark covered wire in uk please.

  12. on April 21, 2013

    Damn, rather interesting info. How will I get your RSS? Send via Iphone

  13. on April 21, 2013

    I agree with a lot of what you’re saying here but it could do with more detail. – They stayed away in droves. – Samuel Goldwyn 1882 – 1974

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  15. fiona on March 12, 2014

    that`s so creative and practice , i like this style of hair . and i think it has more feeling on the wedding than With a veil ….
    thank for your sharing ,it very helpful to me !

  16. tbrides on April 4, 2014

    I like this DIY, it’s so special, great work!

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