At my cousin’s wedding, the whole day was punctuated by little touches and pieces of décor the bride herself had come up with. Since it was travel themed, she had a photo booth with hot air balloons and passports for each person that could be stamped. She also had these great place cards that featured a map pattern. Everyone noticed all the effort she put in and loved it! … read more
A hairstyle can easily go from drab to fab with the right accessories, and wedding hair is no different. However, you don’t always need to shell out a lot of money to get elegant, gorgeous pieces to glam up your hair. … read more
Sometimes the best wedding crafts are the simplest ones. Within all the crazy planning, finding a venue, asking your party, figuring out catering, and trying not to go crazy, when the heck are you going to have time to create a bunch of the really detailed crafts that your Pinterest board is full of? … read more
A flower bouquet, FaceTime kisses, and some Chinese takeout is what you had in mind for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s what you did last year with your partner because unfortunately you are in a long-distance relationship. Long-distance relationships are tough, and making the holiday of love special while apart is even tougher. Get your craft on this year and send your significant other a care package to fall head-over-heels for. … read more
By the time your big day rolls around, chances are your bridesmaids have already spent a significant amount of cash on preparations. Instead of asking them to shell out for another wedding-related accessory, treat them to their very own customized floral headband, which you can make yourself using just a few scraps of fabric.
I am going to a bachelorette party in a few days and decided to help out with a few crafts. While searching for good ideas, I stumbled across a type of party badge that assigns roles to all of the party guests. The roles were funny like, “Diva” and “Animal.” I immediately loved the idea. Why not make these badges and let the bride assign roles to everyone? … read more
After I received a quote from a florist that totaled over $350 for three bouquets, I decided that there had to be a cheaper way to do things. Now, I’m not big with DIY projects (my philosophy is that if it can’t be done while drinking a glass of wine, it’s not worth doing yourself), but bouquets don’t look that hard to make, so I decided to give it a try. Here’s how I made my own budget DIY grocery store bridal bouquet!
Step 1: Buy supplies. We bought white hydrangeas, green hypericum berries, and green trachelium at Whole Foods for a total of $22. We also purchased floral tape, straight pins, and ribbon from Michaels for about $10.
Step 2: Cut the stems. Turns out that hydrangeas have really thick stems that cannot be conquered by ordinary scissors and need a chef’s knife. (Step 1.5 is to wash the raw-chicken residue off your cutting board from dinner last night.) If you have roses or really any flower with a more delicate stem, scissors or pruning shears will be just fine, but we had to pull out the big guns on this.
DIY Photo Booth Tutorial: How to Make a Photo Booth Backdrop with Lights
First, we made a frame for our DIY photo booth. See the DIY photo booth tutorial for the frame here. After making the frame, we needed a pretty backdrop. I wanted something that would be simple with some sparkle. I bought a large bolt of white chiffon from a swap meet in San Diego. Yes, a swap meet. Fabric is a ton cheaper at the swap meet than in a fabric store. I paid just under $1.50 a yard, baby!