Will You Be My Maid?

Finally, my very first (completed) DIY project…

It took almost five months to complete! To be fair, I did it in three parts, and I had to wait for all my bridesmaids to receive them before I could blog about them here. Without further ado, here they are—my bridesmaids’ invites.



* 6 pink tank tops with lace detail from Forever 21 – $6.50 each

* 1 white tank top for ME!

* Fabric puff paint – light pink, medium pink, and silver – free (a gift from my MOH)

* Templates (printed on my computer in two different fonts to see which one looked best)

Then we (my MOH) slid the template under the shirt and traced the text with the puff paint. Make sure you have good light!

We actually did a bunch of test runs and discovered that she was much more consistent than I was, so “we” decided it would be best for her to do them. 😀 There was actually a psuedo-bridezilla moment involved, but it all worked out.

We just put them in the window to dry. It takes about four hours for puff paint to dry completely.

This is the bride one…light pink on white.

We did my MOH’s in silver on pink. We were going to write “Maid of Honor” but decided that would be way too difficult. At that point “we” had already done six, so “we” were also pretty burnt out.

Part II:

These are the flowers I posted about a while back…which I attached to the tanks!

This one is mine! The paint leaked onto the shirt a little, and I am not quite sure why. It didn’t do it on any of the other shirts.

This is my fabulous maid of honor’s!

Here are the bridesmaids’! I put the flowers in different places so that each one is a little unique.


I printed these “will you be my bridesmaid” templates from Wedding Chicks on card stock and cut them into little luggage tags.

Then I just wrapped and tagged each one! (I have to find better ribbon, but you get the idea!)


It just took four-and-a-half months…on to my next project!


Mrs. Pancakes

New York/Costa Rica
Wedding Date:
May 2011

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:44 pm

    Those are so cute! I wish I had thought of something like that 😛

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    dddd89 497 posts, Helper bee @ 2:47 pm

    Awwe they’re gorgeous! Great job!

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    pamplemousse 378 posts, Helper bee @ 2:52 pm

    these are amazing and look fabulous!

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    MissCanyon 212 posts, Helper bee @ 3:03 pm

    That is an awesome idea!! You’ve now inspired me to do something similar with my ladies. :)

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    anisley 30 posts, Newbee @ 3:07 pm

    Those shirts are awesome. They came out great. I wish I would have thought of something like this.

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    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 3:13 pm


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    Mrs. Lumberjack 21 posts, Newbee @ 3:14 pm

    Those turned out great!

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    corgitales 11391 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:17 pm

    wow– super super cute! i didn’t do anything special to ask my BMs and this is the first idea that is making me wish I had!

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    Mrs.SplatterPaint 963 posts, Busy bee @ 3:59 pm

    love this! totally stealing this idea!

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    nmeyer01 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:24 pm

    Those are adorable! Totally thinking about stealing this idea!

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    jam 310 posts, Helper bee @ 4:36 pm

    LOVE it! These sure beat the “Will You Be My…” cards! I wish I knew about this before I asked my gals : )

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:56 pm

    These are fabulous!

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    CupCakeMeg 3595 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:57 pm

    These look AWESOME!!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:04 pm

    Wow, these look amazing, I bet the girls were all pretty pumped to recieve these!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:27 pm

    Those are super cute. I love this idea.

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:02 pm

    those are super cute! you both did a great job!

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 10:40 pm

    They look so cute! You’ll get great getting ready pictures if everyone wears them on the big day.

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    mandydee, Guest @ 11:54 pm

    Looooove these ! I so want to do something like this !

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    Mrs 2B, Guest @ 6:09 am

    These look amazing. Another DIY project on the list. Thanks for posting.

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 2:29 pm

    Shut up! These look perfect!

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    Lexsy 537 posts, Busy bee @ 5:38 pm

    What a wonderful way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid! Congrats, they must have loved them!!

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 9:47 pm

    These are super cute!

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    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:30 am

    so cute!

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    Ms Peony 4 posts, Wannabee @ 12:45 am

    SO PRETTY! I love it!

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    longtime_no_Si 90 posts, Worker bee @ 9:00 am

    I am cracking up at you! lol “we” decided that “we” would finish them all. lol

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