Well, we are only a few days away from the big day! The last five days have been absolutely crazy as my mom, sister, and I have worked our tushes off to finalize everything. Our vendors have their final payments, we have a priest (and a deacon!), Mr. S just took his last exam of the semester, and we are just so ready to be married!
Our family and friends started to arrive in town and it has been so nice to sit back and relax with our family’s signature drink: the blueberry muffin (blueberry vodka and Crystal Light lemonade). I am so relieved to have all the stress and hard work behind us and all the fun to look forward to this week. It has been a long, exciting, and often draining process, but I wanted to share one last project with you before the big day.
As I mentioned earlier, our dance floor is essentially a large covered veranda that is completely surrounded by a concrete bench. My wonderful aunt is helping sew 24 pillows to spread around the benches. These pillows are natural colors—brown, moss green, and tan. I wanted to top these off with some personalized pillows that had our new last name and cheesy hearts. I swear this is the only burlap I snuck into the wedding! (It is hard to resist sometimes.)
These pillows were made completely from scratch. I bought a few yards of burlap at the fabric store. I laid the throw pillows from my couch on top of the fabric and basically just cut around them. I didn’t measure, but just winged it. I then printed out the various letters and words on my home printer. Again, I used various sized letters depending on how big the pillow was. I then used black paint to paint directly on the burlap.
This part of the project is SUPER easy and literally takes about 20 minutes. Let the paint dry and whip out your sewing machine or pass the project off to a sister, aunt, or friend who likes to sew.
Don’t get me wrong, I like to sew, but this was an easy project to pass off. Once you decide the style and words, your “sewer” just needs to get their sew on (fairly brainless at that point). In my case, MOH C stepped up to the plate and finalized these bad boys. She sewed two overlapping flaps of fabric to the back so my throw pillows could slip right in. My pillows have bright colors and patterns and you can’t see them at all through the thick burlap. I hated the idea of wasting money on pillow forms. Here are some of the finished pictures (with our future last name blurred).
I love how they turned out! Simple and chic. They could be perfect to reuse on our patio after the wedding.
I am officially crafted out and thrilled to focus on our guests and relax over the next few days. Everything is pretty much ready to go except for a very scary looking forecast! I could use some major bee juju these next few days to keep the storms away from our outside reception!
What were your final projects? Was it easy for you to relax on the days leading up to the wedding?
- Tampa, FL
- Genetic Counselor
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Davis Island Garden Club