DIY Success and a Pretty Great Resource

Menus were something I had never planned to do. I’ve never found them essential at other weddings and I figured they weren’t something we really needed. Our guests could find out what they’d be eating when it was placed in front of them (or if they read Weddingbee!). But then I realized that I love creating paper projects for the wedding and that making a menu would mean more fun for me.

Here’s what I came up with:

I love these. A lot. I am ridiculously proud of them. I realize that these are not a pinnacle of DIY fabulousness, but as a notoriously not crafty person I can’t believe I created something that I’m so happy with.

These were really easy to do. I found the Santa and fork and knife graphics from The Graphics Fairy. I cannot say enough good things about this website. I have found so many fantastic images that will be making their way into our wedding and a few that will probably be making it onto my walls as instant (and very affordable!) art.

Here are a few images I’ve downloaded from The Graphics Fairy that may or may not end up in our wedding:







I got a little distracted there…so many great images! Okay, back to the menus. For the font, I got to indulge my newfound love of Dafont and used their Mom’s Typewriter font. Then I printed the menus onto cream paper, cut them out, and glued them to burgundy cardstock. Easy!

Have you been pleasantly surprised by your DIY skills? What’s your favourite image resource?


Mrs. Knitting

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  1. Member
    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 4:56 pm

    I really can’t wait for your wedding because you’re doing something I’d never thought about doing. Can I hope for it to hurry up and be December if I say I’ll help with whatever you need?

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:57 pm

    The menus are adorable!!

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    mishelleez 3319 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:05 pm

    Thoes came out great! I found out what a cuttlebug was and I was amazed what I could make!

  4. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:20 pm

    I love the Graphic Fairy :) And your menus turned out awesome!

  5. cinnamonbun Member
    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:41 pm

    That’s an awesome website!

  6. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:51 pm

    I think the menus are so cute!

  7. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:36 pm

    The santa is such a cute touch on the menus!

  8. lioness Member
    lioness 819 posts, Busy bee @ 6:56 pm

    What a great resource! aaaand bookmarked :)

  9. Pincushion Member
    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 pm

    The menu is so awesome!! And thanks for the tip about the site! True story about using the images for cheap art!

  10. sand dollar Member
    sand dollar 1334 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:01 pm

    Simple makes for the best projects sometimes. Good work!

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    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 10:32 pm

    I love that menu!! It’s absolutely charming!

  12. glasses Member
    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:44 pm

    Wow! What a great resource, their images are fab! Thanks! Also, I love your menu.

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:39 pm

    Your menus are fabulous!

  14. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6389 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:21 am

    I think they’re lovely. :D

  15. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 7:44 am

    Those are too cute!

  16. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:28 am

    I *heart* dafont!!!

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    Miss Peach Tree 339 posts, Helper bee @ 10:24 am

    Please feel free to think I’m lame but…those make me think of Samantha from the American Girls dolls, in the best possible way. I love the Victorian Christmas look and all the graphics you chose.

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    Karen - The Graphics Fairy, Guest @ 2:42 pm

    Thank you so much for mentioning my site!! I love what you did with that image, the font you chose to go with it is perfect!! You’ve inspired me to try to find some more of these types of graphics to share on my blog, I hadn’t thought about using these things for Weddings, but it is such a great use for them!

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    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:19 pm

    Thanks everyone!
    @Karen – The Graphics Fairy: Thanks for commenting and for your kind words! I’m so happy I’ve inspired you and yes, they are fantastic for weddings. I’ll be using a lot of your images. Thanks for having such a great blog.

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    Vintage Clip Art – Elegant Frame – Wedding Menus, Guest @ 9:59 am

    [...] that some of my frames could be used as Wedding menus!! Thank you to Miss Knitting over at for pointing this out! This idea inspired me to poke about and find something lovely for just that [...]

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