If you love mercury glass, but don’t love the price tag, this DIY is for you. Easily get the same look of mercury glass for way less money.
When deciding on decoration for your wedding, it is really hard to shake off and ignore an awesome inspiration photo. If you have fallen for the look of mercury glass, but don’t love the price tag, you’re in luck. You can easily re-create a similar mercury glass effect at home. This technique is really great for transforming thrift store finds into something more beautiful and unique.… read more
Are you tired of all the traditional, monogrammed wedding party gifts? Try making customized gift baskets! Here’s a how to create something fun and personal without breaking the bank.
You’ve picked your wedding party—yay! They’ve been there for you through all the crazy ups and downs of wedding planning and now the big day is almost here and you want to give them a gift to show them how much you love and appreciate their help with and tolerance of the bridal insanity. But after looking at gift ideas, jewelry and monogrammed anything just don’t sound particularly appealing. What’s a bride to do? … read more
Want to add a little twist to your wedding dessert menu? Give your guests a memorable treat that sets your wedding apart!
Ever since I was little I have loved chocolate dipped pretzels. Lately I have been thinking of ways to incorporate them in weddings without it being predictable and boring – and I’ve found the solution! … read more
For any bride that’s a little hesitant about making boutonnieres before her wedding, I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Here’s a boutonniere that doubles not only as a favor but can be made 2 weeks before the wedding.
The material used in this boutonniere will stay fresh for quite some time, allowing air plants to be used well after the wedding with just a few squirts of water once a week.
Follow along with these instructions to save you time, stress, and have the groomsmen thank you for the cool man plant. … read more
So you want to have glamorous wedding invitations but don’t want to spend a fortune. And who has the time to hand cut hundreds of pieces to make their own? Well here is a simple way to save time and money.
You can buy all the individual pieces needed to put together beautiful pocket invitations. In just 5 steps you can be mailing completely unique wedding invitations that will set the stage for your big day. Only you will know how easy and inexpensive these invites actually were. … read more
Picture this: You and your beloved are standing in a lushly green, wooded glen. Your family and friends encircle you as the sun speckles the ground around your feet as you stand in the soft grace. A ladybug tickles your foot and your hair is adorned with flowers while songbirds quietly chirp in the trees surrounding your gathering. The sun has begun to set and fireflies begin to blink as you and your intended profess your love to one another. This might not be your ideal wedding but perhaps you still like the idea of incorporating some nature-inspired elements into your big day, particularly in regards to your attire.
We all know that the cost of flowers and floral accessories can skyrocket when the word “wedding” is attached. However, if you want to create a simple, bohemian flower crown without breaking the bank, here are instructions to help you to embrace your inner earth princess. … read more
Create some wedding thank you cards that will wow your guests! All you need are a few supplies, a little bit of time, and a lot of love.
You worked on planning out every detail of your wedding for months – or years. You battled nerves on the big day and looking back on it now, it all seems like a big and blurry ball of excitement. The details of your wedding day might seem fuzzy to you now, but one thing is for sure… it wouldn’t have been the wedding it turned out to be were it not for the presence of your loved ones (and you haven’t forgotten the other presents they brought to the table, as well!). A sincere “thank you” is in order and though your wrists might regret all of the unfamiliar handwriting to come, your guests surely will not. … read more
If you will be using a ring pillow for your wedding, do not buy it! I guarantee that you can make one yourself, even if you’re a completely novice sewer.
This DIY sewn ring pillow is so easy. I guarantee that you can make one too, even if you’re a newbie sewer.
First you’ll need to select your fabric. A cotton fabric of any weight will work just fine. If you’re buying fabric, a ¼ yard or fat quarter will be more than enough. I used lightweight linen in an off-white color. You’ll also want to consider if you want to add any contrasting color or fabric to make the pillow a little more visually interesting. I selected a wide piece of lace to use across the top of my ring pillow square. You could add another piece of fabric, some felt, or a wide piece of ribbon as well. … read more
What’s better than books? Roses made from those very same books! These book roses will add a vintage theme to any wedding.
I learned how to do these a couple years ago when I was playing around with the idea with my sister. We loved how they looked and even went an extra step and glued them to a tree limb and put them in vases at our house. They are beautiful but trust me they will take a little patience. Also, you will be destroying a book – so keep that in mind. In my case I just went and picked up the cheapest book. It will only take two pages to make a single rose so depending on how many roses you want that’s how many pages you will need. As long as it has text and no pictures it will work. If you want more of a vintage feel you can buy a book with darker pages but I will also show you a technique to make lighter color paper have more of a dark and weathered-down look. … read more