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DIY Fabric Circle Backdrop

It’s no surprise that we love a good DIY backdrop, so we’re thrilled that Audrey of French Knot Studios is willing to share the tips behind her fabric circle display in today’s bohemian inspired shoot. This would be an ideal project to tackle while getting in some good couch TV time with your honey. Let’s get to work!

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

For this project you will need:
-at least 1 yard of three different color fabrics, we used two silks and a silk organza
-wool yarn; it works better than synthetics, cotton or silk
-Large Eye Needle
-Sharp Scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut the fabric into 3″ squares, then trim off the corners to make circles. They don’t have to be perfect!

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

2. Cut your yarn into the length you need plus about a foot so you can adjust the height on site (ours is 8′ high). Knot the bottom end.
3. Stack the fabric circles. Decide how wide you want each band of color. Each of our strands has about 40 circles. 50% the darkest color, 35% the middle color, and 15% the sheer top color. These are generalities. Each strand will vary slightly, but that’s the beauty of it!
4. Stab the needle through the center of the stack of circles.

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

5. Do not pull the thread all the way through so the knot stops at the end.
6. Slide the bottom circle to the end, and space the circles roughly 3 inches apart along the yarn. If you use wool as recommended, the circles will naturally stick along the yarn and you won’t have to secure a knot after each one to maintain spacing. Some last minute adjusting will be necessary when you hang it for the ceremony.

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

7. Install at your ceremony with a pipe and drape rental (sans drape), command hooks, or painters tape if the tape will not be seen by the guests.

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop


View step-by-step instructions here

Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design and Styling: French Knot Studios / Venue and Place Settings: Cohen’s Retreat / Dresses: James Gunn / Succulent Crown: Colonial House of Flowers / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Duthu / Menswear: Simon’s Formal Wear / Air Plants: Madame Chrysanthemum / Chocolate Egg Place Cards: Chocolat by Adam Turoni

DIY Embroidery Hoop Centerpieces

A DIY centerpiece that’s unexpected and also approachable for those with little to no artistic background? Sign me up now. Izzy Hudgins Photography and French Knot Studios are teaching us how to make the embroidery hoop centerpieces from today’s bohemian inspiration shoot — and as a bonus, they can also double as an eye-catching backdrop display!

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

For this project you will need:
-Embroidery hoops of varying sizes
-Multicolored yarn and embroidery floss (a great project to use up your stash)
-Scissors
-Floral wire
-Clear or double stick tape (optional)

Instructions:
1. Separate your embroidery hoop and set aside the outside circle (the one with the metal screw). Tie your first color around the hoop.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

2. Wrap the yarn haphazardly around the circle. You may need a little clear tape here and there if your angles are too steep.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

3. Keep going until you achieve a density of thread that is appealing to you. Then tie off the end.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

4. Attach the next color and repeat the previous steps. Try to keep the first color centered around the middle, and the second closer to the edges.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

5. After you’ve finished wrapping, slide the outer ring over the inner ring and tighten the screw as much as possible.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

6. Trim the loose ends.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

7. To build the centerpiece angle the hoops together and wire tightly where they meet. To stabilize the base, vary the angles from one hoop to the next.

8. Tuck airplants into threads and around the base.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

DIY embroidery hoop centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/diy-embroidery-hoop-centerpieces

Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design and Styling: French Knot Studios / Venue and Place Settings: Cohen’s Retreat / Dresses: James Gunn / Succulent Crown: Colonial House of Flowers / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Duthu / Menswear: Simon’s Formal Wear / Air Plants: Madame Chrysanthemum / Chocolate Egg Place Cards: Chocolat by Adam Turoni






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Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot

It’s a fact: when Izzy Hudgins Photography and French Knot Studios get together, magic happens. That’s what we have with this bohemian inspired shoot, which is not only pretty to look at, but also comes with the perk of DIY tutorials. Check back later today with two tutorials from the French Knot girls to help get the looks seen here!

Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

From the designers, French Knot Studios: Our inspiration has bold colors, sequin and beaded gown, and fun bohemian touches. We started with Cohen’s Retreat, the newest wedding and event venue in Savannah, Georgia. The historic property has beautiful hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful grounds. One wing is for events and the other is full of items for sale designed and made by local artisans. All of the table elements, including the fabulous bird are available at this eclectic venue. The centerpiece is made of yarn wrapped embroidery hoops wired together in three dimensions. Air plants are tucked in the threads and candlelight flickers into the night.

Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

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succulent bridal crowns - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

airplants at weddings - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

For the ceremony, French Knot Studios created this easy curtain of fabric circles in vivid jewel tones. Wedding gowns are beautiful, but not required for a chic nuptial. The bride and bridesmaid’s gowns are from a local boutique. The glittery sequins are perfect for the wedding, and could even be dressed down for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary dinner, or are ready for a museum gala. Large air plants are the perfect bouquet for the bridesmaids and can be kept alive in your home after the party. Flower crowns are always fun, but this succulent headband is striking, and like the air plants, able to survive long after the last dance of the night. Just pop off the succulents and place in some soil formulated for cacti and succulents.

Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

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Bohemian DIY Inspiration Shoot - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-diy-inspiration-shoot

Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design and Styling: French Knot Studios / Venue and Place Settings: Cohen’s Retreat / Dresses: James Gunn / Succulent Crown: Colonial House of Flowers / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Duthu / Menswear: Simon’s Formal Wear / Air Plants: Madame Chrysanthemum / Chocolate Egg Place Cards: Chocolat by Adam Turoni

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