Craft-a-palooza

So, the past week has been a bit of a blitz. We are leaving today for Michigan for the wedding and wanted to get as many crafts as possible done. Luckily I had the help of bridesmaid OT, Mama Aardvark, and Grandma Aardvark.

First Bridesmaid OT and I made lollipop cones for the candy buffet. Her pup kip helped! Lets just say this is a little trickier than I imagined but we managed to make it work.

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A little blue to jazz it up!

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All done! Those jumbo glasses of wine you see in the background helped, too!

Up next were tutus for the flower girls. We have three darling flower girls and they will be rocking these with navy blue turtlenecks, tights and little pink shoes. I can’t wait to see them! These tutus were are real labor of love. Hand cramps and blisters, but totally worth it.

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Lots of cutting but not many straight lines.

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Bridesmaid OT cut each strip in half.

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Piles of organza were made. Then the whole process was repeated with tulle.

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I may have ordered a tad more than I needed for 3 little girls.

Then I measured out the elastic for each girl. Since it was elastic, I took their measurements and reduced it by 20% to account for the stretch.

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Then I got to making loops (sorry for the poor quality picture, but you saw those piles—there was a lot of loops to make!)

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When Mama Aardvark came to visit, she showed how after they were done being used as tutus, they could double as wigs! (love you mama!)

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When the tutus were done and packed away, we turned our sights to making a sash for my dress. I promise I will tell you about the dress soon!

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I knew I wanted some color and I had extra fabric from having my dress made. Simple solution: dye it!

First we did some test strips….

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We decided #2 was our favorite test strip and then we dyed the larger swatch.

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After we had the sash done we added the crowning touch! The bow off of my mom’s veil. It was a really special touch and I look forward to rocking it in a little over a week!

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Once everything was done, Mama and Grandma Aardvark headed back to Michigan with a car full of stuff! (Including my dress!)

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Wednesday, I painted a couple signs….

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Why did I slam all of these projects into one post? Because they were slammed together in my life. I wanted you to know that even if you prepare ahead of time, there may be a blitz at the end.

How much crafting do you anticipate you’ll do in the last week before your wedding?

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Mrs. Aardvark

Location:
Beaver Dam, WI
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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    coyote 1674 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:53 pm

    Wowza you got a lot done! Love the little tutus. Thank for modeling them for us Mama Aardvark. ;)

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:06 pm

    You totally win the craft award for the week! I can’t believe that you managed all those projects in such a short period of time. Congrats on getting everything done!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:54 pm

    Looks like you had some great help for all your cute craft projects :)

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    tigert 1 posts, Wannabee @ 2:49 pm

    Looks like fun! I’m cramming a bunch of crafts into my weekend. Also, what type of dog is that? Looks EXACTLY like my parent’s dog Chloe. We’ve never known what she is though:-)

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    bridesmomma 460 posts, Helper bee @ 3:47 pm

    You have been working hard on all of your projects throughout your engagement! I am excited to see everything in action at the wedding!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:03 pm

    I love your sash!

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