Our townhouse has become a mecca for glitter, kraft paper, chalkboard paint, Mason jars, and straws with little flags in our wedding colors.
Everywhere you turn there is another cluster of half-finished projects and DIY supplies.
You see, I am pretty crafty.
In the good way—not in the menacing, witch-crafty kinda way.
I always have and probably always will be, which bodes well for my future children. “No honey, we don’t need to go buy a Spiderman costume, I’ve got a red sweatshirt and some black yarn here. I’ll whip one up in a jiff!”
As soon as we were engaged, I knew a large portion of this wedding would come from my brain. And I wanted it that way. I definitely knew for certain that I did not want a cookie cutter, hotel-ballroom wedding. One thing is for sure—it definitely is not turning out to be cookie cutter.
I’ve done a few projects so far, but I’m about to turn up the gas and really get cookin’.
Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to:
These were a HUGE hit (thank goodness!). I really debated whether or not to attempt any paper products, but I figured a save the date was a good place to start. Friends and family have been raving. / Personal photo
Chalkboard sticker vinyl cut out with an EK Success paper cutter, and a paper straw with a little flag! Once the guest list is complete, the stickers will have names on them. / Personal photo
Paper straws with wedding colors! Excuse the quality of the photo—iPhones weren’t made for high-resolution pictures of straws on shiny tables. / Personal photo
My current wish list for DIY projects besides these three (which are almost done) includes:
And there are still many, many more to come! Stay tuned.
Who else is a big DIY’er? Are you tackling any paper products such as save the dates or invitations?