Some Stuff I’ve Made

I feel bad about my lack of posts lately. I’ve been in the rapid-fire crafting phase of wedding planning for over a month now, and that leaves little time to blog. Instead of writing a bunch of short posts showing you each little thing I’ve made, I decided to lump them all together. I don’t need to write tutorials for these since they’re all either self-explanatory or based on someone else’s tutorial. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

I made these white board signs as photo-booth props based on Ms. Ferris Wheel’s tutorial. Note to self: use black markers at the wedding!

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Remember those Martha flowers I was working on with my maid of honor back in the day? They’re doooooone! I chose to make my bouquet all white/cream, and the bridesmaids will have white and two shades of yellow.

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I didn’t know my face would be in this photo.

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Since floral wire is considerably thinner than real flower stems, I thickened up the stem part by inserting the bouquet into some foam tubing I found at Home Depot (according to the men in my life, it’s used to cover pipes), and I wrapped it with ribbon, securing it with sewing straight pins.

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I got this idea from Kara’s Party Ideas, and it was very simple to recreate. The candlesticks are all from Dollar Tree.

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I threw a paper flower making party with some family members (and a future family member!) to help make my centerpieces. There was sangria, hummus, guacamole, and glue guns (all my favorite things!). I have them all hanging up now to avoid getting smashed, and my dad is just loving our new home decor:

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But eventually they’ll look like this (only better):

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I really wanted “bride” and “groom” chair-back signs, but no one is going to see the backs of our chairs since they’ll be against the wall. So I decided to make these to put at our places on the table instead. To be honest, this is a complete craft fail, but I’m too far into rapid-fire crafting phase to give a damn, so I’m keeping them. (And no, they’re not dirty. They’re covered in glitter. But yes, they look dirty, and slanted.)

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I was enamored with all the amazing fringe-y-ness coming from Confetti System, so I decided to DIY some of these pom pom thingies. There’s a tutorial and a waaaay better picture on The Sweetest Occasion.

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My dad asked if these, too, would be hanging until the end of June. Poor soul.

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I took a million photos in the hope that at least one would capture the friggin’ majesty of these tassels.

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Mr. Unicycle requested that the boutonnieres be lilies, so I obliged. These were MUCH easier to make than the bridesmaid flowers, so thanks, Mr. Unicycle. This tutorial is also from Martha.

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Since part of my gift to my bridesmaids is going to be manicures the day before the wedding, I wanted to hype it up by making little invitations for them. I just sat down with some craft supplies and got to work. It was fun making something without using a tutorial for once. (And before you kill me, I know the dark pink card has the wrong “you’re” on it, but the e fell off!)

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See, it’s back!

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I may have also used a J instead of an I in this one…

Awhile back I spent the afternoon sewing together strips of paper (scraps from the invitations!), circles from paint chips (yes, I robbed a home improvement store), and paper hearts (thanks, Cricut!). Again, I took a million pictures in the hope of capturing the majesty. I’m not sure what I’m actually doing with all this on the wedding day, but right now it’s just taped up together with painter’s tape, and it looks…awesome.

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And finally, I made this thank you sign…

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…so the Unicycles can get a pic like this to use in our thank you notes:

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Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Our Labor of Love

So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. Did anyone else get caught in the rapid-fire crafting phase? What did you make during crunch time?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Unicycle

Location:
Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:25 pm

    Wow, I’m impressed with all your DIY projects! And I’m in love with your bouquet!

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    S157947 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:27 pm

    I am not in the rapid fire crunch time frame just yet but I am definitely crafting my heart out. I made a aisle runner. I’m strassing my shoes, making a brooch bouquet, and welcome baskets for our guests. Yikes!!!

    Your crafts are amazing though, great job!!!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:28 pm

    Every single one of these are amazing…the tassels REALLY make me smile. I can’t wait to see your wedding come to life Uni!

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 12:42 pm

    Holy cow! you have been busy! everything looks amazing! I am super impressed with the bouquets. Those came out fab!

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 12:45 pm

    Umm, all your flowers look amazing! I am in love. I can’t wait to see everything in this post all together on the big day. Your wedding is gonna be awesome.

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:54 pm

    Yous paper flowers are gourgeous, I’m a bit jealous.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:07 pm

    Your house looks so festive! :P I love the hanging decorations, especially the tassels.

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 1:17 pm

    Holy crap, you have been busy! I don’t think I could DIY this much stuff if I had an entire year to do it. It all looks amazing! I can’t wait to see how where you place it all at your reception!

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    therascalqueen 204 posts, Helper bee @ 1:34 pm

    Ah! The majesty! (swoons)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:09 pm

    Dang. Crafty girl! I don’t have enough patience to tackle this many DIY projects.

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    alleycat 661 posts, Busy bee @ 2:20 pm

    WOW! And I am having a hard time DIYing just two projects…lol!

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    Pincushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:27 pm

    You have seriously been one busy Bee! I’m loving the craftiness! I have to go check out the confetti system tutorial, because yours look GREAT!

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    babybubblz 4 posts, Wannabee @ 2:28 pm

    So crafty!! I love them all esp the flowers and the heart strings! can’t wait to see it all come together =)

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 2:37 pm

    I’m so impressed….and now I want dots and stripes sewn together! So the tassels are already on my list – where did you get the metallic paper?

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 2:40 pm

    get it girlllll! everything is adorable- but the polka dot bunting is my favorite!

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:48 pm

    Oh my word, I cannot believe how much you’ve done! And it all looks so wonderful! Can’t wait to see everything come together on your wedding day!

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    lisaelanna 530 posts, Busy bee @ 2:54 pm

    GEEZ! YOU’VE BEEN SOOO BUSY!!! You’re reception is going to be decorated so fun with all those streamers and pom poms! I CAN’T WAIT for pictures!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:04 pm

    Holy cow, you are a crafting machine! I’m in love with all your projects, I can’t wait to see how they all get used in your wedding :)

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    The Real Raw Paw, Guest @ 3:15 pm

    The only thing more beautiful than that garland is your stunning, round face – wow. I mean, wow.

    You’re TCE (The Craftiest Ever).

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:32 pm

    wow!!! You’ve been super busy!!! But everything looks great!!! I can’t wait to see it all together for your wedding!!!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:59 pm

    Dang, girl, you have been busy and everything looks amazing!!

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    luckyduckinlove 220 posts, Helper bee @ 8:24 pm

    I need to get there what with there being less than 2 months til the wedding now and all… just saying that makes me freak out a lil bit with all the DIY stuff I HAVE to do!

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    bridesmomma 460 posts, Helper bee @ 10:05 pm

    You are so talented!!! Everything looks great!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:22 am

    I am so beyond impressed. I am the biggest epitome of a Fail Whale Crafter EVER. You are killing it!

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    Jess, Guest @ 11:41 am

    Everything looks great, but your flowers have really inspired me. I’m hoping to DIY most of the wedding stuff for budgetary reasons and for selfish I-swear-I’m-crafty-just-wait-and-see reasons. I will definitely be trying the flowers!

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    coyote 1677 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:14 pm

    holy shizz you have been busy! Wanna come do some projects for me?! Juuuust kidding. Kinda. I’m so not motivated right now.

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 8:35 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    @hisbahamamama: I actually got it at Meijer! It was sold next to the other tissue paper so I bought it on a whim and I’m so glad I did!

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 8:36 pm

    @Miss Coyote: haha i’m not very motivated anymore either. I have serious craft burnout

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 5:14 am

    Omg! All of its stunning. You’re a DIY diva!

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