Desert Blooms: A DIY Bohemian Bridal Shower


It has been a whirlwind of happenings over at One Handspun Day this last month! I worked on an amazing collaboration with Cassandra of Borrowed Blu to bring to life Desert Blooms, a styled Bohemian bridal shower and could not have happier with how it turned out. After laboring over the vision, pulling together a talented team of vendors and crafting tons of DIY details, I quite literally teared up with joy when Katie of Katie Pritchard Photography sent me the photos of the shoot (you can read her thoughts on the shoot here). It exceeded every hope that I had for it. And I was honored that Green Wedding Shoes featured it a couple of weeks ago and that it was received with such an overwhelming response from her lovely readers! Ruche also put together a sweet blog post on the shoot, so stop on over there as well.



Desert Blooms was a concept inspired by the natural beauty of the Arizona desert and although it includes some of the southwestern influences you would expect, we gave it a fresh interpretation through whimsical details such as a table runner made from colored sand, oversized terrariums bursting with large blooms, girly tones of blush and a true celebration of all things pretty. We set up our bridal shower in a cactus garden, but the decor for this event could beautifully transform a patio, backyard or neighborhood park.


And we couldn’t be more excited because we also have released a DIY guidebook to go with this styled bridal shower event: 70+ pages of everything you need to recreate this bohemian bash for your next celebration! We have packed its pages with DIY tutorials, templates, pretty photos, illustrations, inspiration and variation ideas! Plus it has all of the little touches you would expect from One Handspun Day – it is available as a download (because we know how much you love instant gratification with your purchases) and it has lots of hand illustrated design elements (those crochet trim borders were drawn with pencil by yours truly!). Now that you have the scoop on this gem of a book, here is an exclusive peek into some of its pages…



“This book has been a labor love for the last two years, growing from an idea to photoshoots to words on a page. My mission when I set out to create these guidebooks was to bring attainable creativity to everyone who has ever considered themselves as ‘not creative.’ I whole-heartedly believe that everyone has the potential to be creative, but most just simply need some practice in thinking creatively. My event guidebooks are designed to give you a framework in which to do just that.”


“Follow the tutorials to craft details for your event in the way that we did, then try a few of the variations. Before you know it you will be brave enough to try an idea of your own or will interpret one of our projects in a new and beautiful way.”


Over the next few weeks we will be sharing photos from the styled shoot and more content from the book, including some of the tutorials, variations and some fun bonus content!

What types of themes or events would you like to see us create for future DIY event guidebooks?




  1. Brian says:

    Great work Christy with the book. It’s awesome!!!

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