The Material Girls

Born of the,"Humph! I could make that at home", ideology.

Who wouldn’t look dreamy and wistful with flowers spun carelessly in their hair? 

We, that’s who.

So when we made a gorgeous wreath of yellow rose buds, we found a perfect, dreamy, wistful model in Caroline. 

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Read on to learn to make yourself a fairy-like wreath with a few simple instructions.

Things You Will Need:

Thin (really thin) flexible metal wire

Artificial flowers

Ribbons/Lace

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How To:

Cut out a length of wire, the size of your head.

Tie it in a head sized circle, using the wire itself. 

Wrap the wire with lace or ribbon, to make it easy to wear around your head. 

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Cut out and twist each flower around the wire.

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And with that minimal to zero effort, your wreath is ready! 

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And while we styled this wreath with an easy-going, runaway charm, you could also work a wreath with a pair of jeans and sassy eyebrows. But, all that in the next post. 

Stay tuned. 

Material Girls’ Tip: We used delicate flowers for an everyday look, but you could go crazy with big beautiful and multi-coloured flowers. You could also create a set of floral wreaths for a beach wedding.

About Caroline: Caroline is a musician from France and can hum a tune in Tamil if the need ever arose. Thanks for modelling Caroline :) 

There’s nothing like a handmade rakhi that your brother is sure to love and appreciate (and not take off his hand, too easily).

Ankita Kohli makes beautiful rakhis with the prettiest scraps of traditional punjabi textile. And we obviously love them!

Things You Will Need:

Yarn
Gota
Embroidered patches
Needle and thread
A base for the bottom
Cowrie shells


How to:

The cowrie shell ones were simple but unique. Not like a bulky traditional rakhi these look edgy enough for little bratty brothers ☺️

Make a three way braided yarn base and sew on the cowrie shell

For the others cut out the embroidered patches

Glue it on the base

Sew it on the thread


We love how the rakhis make the balance between subtle and festive!

Material Girls’ Tip: You could also use zardosi embellishments for a grandiose rakhi that sets eyeballs on fire.

About Ankita Kohli: A dear friend, Ankita is the kind of person that lights up the room with her happy spirit. She’s also the kind of person that can make lamps from twigs! There’s some serious sorcery going on with her hands. Thanks for this beautiful post Ankita!

We made these pretty hakoba-lace anklets with strips of hakoba and hooks.

You Will Need:

Hakoba lace (like the kind used in a salwar-pajama, trim)

Necklace hooks (available at any craft store)

How To:

Use the lace eyelets to hook in the chain on to the string.

Yes, we love a simple post.

Material Girls’ Tip: Style with rolled up jeans and keds.