Bling to Get Ready In and Tags for Bags

I’m combining these two crafts into one post because they are so stinking easy that I can’t justify talking about each one individually. That said, they both deserve a mention.

First off, let me just say I’m not the robe-wearing type, not that I don’t wish I was, but it’s not my thing. Needless to say, I won’t be getting ready for my wedding in a silky or plush robe. But I still wanted something special and fun to wear the morning of my wedding and that’s how I stumbled upon bling’d out tank tops.

Over the years my friends and I would decorate tank tops for special occasions, such as birthdays, class trips, and later, Superbowl parties. Tight and trashy, I always say! (I never say that, but as I was typing this post I realized how juvenile and funny it is that I prefer tight tanks to luxurious robes. HA.)

Anyway, I knew I wanted to wear a cute white tank top that said “Bride” but I also knew I didn’t want to pay a ton of money for one, so when I found these appliqués at JoAnn I snapped them up and took them to MN for MOH Big Eyes to assemble.

I wish I could say this is a really budget-friendly project, but it is not. Each appliqué is $4.99 and each shirt was about $8.00—$10.00 dollars depending on my coupons and where I bought them. I ended up making a total of seven getting ready shirts. One bride tank top for myself, a Maid of Honor tank for Sister, three bridesmaid tanks, a flower girl tank, and a t-shirt for Mom Sword.

Speaking of Mom Sword, her shirt is special and does not say Mother of the Bride. Mom Sword and I share a similar sense of humor, and her idea of being “funny” is calling herself a Queen, if I’m going to be the Princess of the wedding. She also enjoys joking about how young she looks and how myself, MOH Big Eyes, and her look like three sisters. Umm, yeaa. Riiiight. (She’s kidding but it’s a running joke in the family now.) Luckily I found something perfect for her, but she (and everyone else) will have to wait until the wedding day to see it!

The process for applying each word was very easy. You just have to make sure you line up the words against a straight edge and decide where you want them to lay on the “girls.” Then you peel off the backing and stick the words directly to the fabric.

The only tools needed are a wash cloth, an ironing board, and an iron, the ruler is optional. Place the cloth on top of the appliqué and then use an iron to adhere the appliqué to the shirt. Miss Sword Tip: Leave the iron on longer than it says on the package! The little jewels can be a bit tricky to work with.

Slowly peel back the piece of plastic and admire your beautiful work!

Next up, I made these adorable tags for our out-of-town guest bags and I did them all by myself!

Sorry for the blurring! That part says Miss Sword and Mr. Sword and the date of our wedding in fine tip black sharpie. The “all you need is love” part is a stamp. This was so easy. I bought tags, the stamp, and purple ink from JoAnn, and I used the leftover ribbon from wedding invitations to tie the tags to our OOTG bags.

I guess I forgot to take a picture of the tags tied on the bags, but I’ll just let you visualize it instead. Go. And I promise to do a post on what when into our OOTG bags at some point too!

(all photos personal)

What are you getting ready in on the big day? Anyone else make tags for their OOTG bags?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
Groom Style
Kicking the Habit
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  1. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:34 am

    @cookie: thanks but I did use coupons! I was just saying the overall price for those interested.

    Thanks everyone, whoo-hoo tank tops! :)

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