Paper flowers are super cool, and such a great flower alternative. I actually built an entire paper flower arch for my mother’s wedding. Their ceremony space was rather plain, and their budget rather small, so I wanted to give them a way to have flowers without the cha-ching. Ever since, I’ve been trying to come up with unique ways to utilize paper flowers. You can use pretty much any method out there for your flowers. You can use fabric, tissue paper, scrapbook paper, etc. I wanted to try out something fun and different for this tutorial, so I’m going to do an origami flower headband. This is a great base idea for a bridesmaid’s headband or even a bride’s hairpiece. The one I made is pretty simple with a pop of color and flowers, but you could go huge and flower crazy; the sky is the limit. You can follow along and create your own origami flower headband or you can just take this idea and run with your own style. … read more
When it comes to your wedding, party favors double as “Thank You” gifts for your guests. It’s the perfect way to show appreciation for the people that helped you celebrate your big day. With a project like this mini tambourine party favor, your friends and family can send off you and your loved ones with cheerful, celebratory vibes. These cuties can also add a fun party feel to your reception. And since this DIY is totally customizable, you can emphasize your wedding’s theme down to the last detail. The key is to choose materials that tie in the colors and elements of your event. You can even use leftover supplies from other projects from your wedding. How’s that for personalization? … read more
I am a fabulous and famous painter. NOT. I like to paint, but I’ll admit it’s just a hobby. That’s why I’m so excited about these floral rocks. I’ve figured out a way that almost anyone can paint these flowers. If you can paint dots and color in the lines you can definitely do this! I wanted to find a way to make this doable because painted rocks are hot right now, they’re a perfect favor and table setting for your guests, and they have so many possibilities. With this technique and a will, there’s a way to paint flowers on rocks. Okay you get the picture. Here’s what you’ll need. … read more
When it comes to your wedding reception, place cards are extremely useful for seating your guests in an organized manner. They also provide another chance to emphasize your wedding’s theme, color palette, and overall vibe. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a pretty penny for a batch of personalized place cards. With this DIY tutorial, you can use ordinary clothespins to create simple and sweet place cards. And since wooden clothespins are both easy to find and extremely affordable, you’ll save some serious cash on this project. To top it off, fancy crafting skills aren’t required for this project. This is as easy as it gets! … read more
Winter isn’t over yet! I’ve decided to create a simple craft, made to represent the beautiful sparkling snow that may or may not be on the ground where you are. I like this card because it’s simple and because it’s so simple, it’s equally simple to make. It can also be thought of as a base for which to build your own design from. I think invitations are the perfect opportunity for a DIY. Why spend all that money on printing when you can make them yourself? So while I’ve got you feeling thrifty, let’s get started. … read more
Being a huge fan of frosting (and, let’s face it, just about anything sweet), I don’t really understand why anyone would want to serve an unfrosted cake at their wedding but I will say this: they’re awfully cute, especially if you don’t like fondant or gobs of icing.
I think they need a great topper to make them truly “pop” however. And if there’s anything I like more than frosting, it’s a string of mini-wedding pennants!
Of course, rhinestone pennants may seem to go against the very less is more ethos that has made the naked wedding cake so popular, but if you pair your bling with just the right paper (or, in this case, a few up-cycled maps) you’ll be good to go. … read more
After party s’mores are quickly becoming one of the hottest new trends in wedding planning. And why not? You can’t go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Bonnie and Clyde, like you and your new partner. Gathering around a bonfire is a great way to unwind with your guests after the big day and—best of all— you get even more dessert. … read more
Okay everybody, so this DIY is actually a product of my imagination. I got the inspiration when I saw a jewelry mold made out of hot glue. When hot glue hardens it becomes almost like a plastic material. I wanted to create something out of this material because it has so many possibilities and I think that’s awesome. Anyway, these place cards utilize hot glue and glitter and I think they turned out pretty cute. The ones I made are winter themed and sparkly, but I’m sure you DIY divas can think of all kinds of different designs. The way to think about this DIY is like painting with fabric paint or paint pens. If you can do those types of painting, you can do this. So without further ado, let’s get to gluing! … read more
When my fiancé and I got engaged, we received two separate cards from his mother alone, and between all of our assorted relatives, students, and supervisors, we found ourselves surrounded by quite the little collection of congratulatory stationary.
I didn’t want to throw them out or banish them to a scrapbook (at least not yet) but I didn’t want to keep knocking them over or accidentally dropping them on the floor either. The pretty flowers on the card I received from my college roommate, however, gave me an idea. Read on to see how you can give your engagement cards a permanent (and pretty!) home. … read more
Summer and beach weddings are extremely popular, but winter weddings have their own fan base. The possibilities for a winter wedding are so exciting. I’ve seen a bunch of cool ideas for décor with all the sparkle of a fresh coat of snow. However, winter weddings can definitely be a challenge, especially if you live in an area with snow and single-digit temperatures. How do you keep your guests warm? What if there’s a blizzard? There are absolutely creative ways to solve all potential problems. I propose to all of you today, an answer to one potential winter wedding problem: the flowers. How do you create wintry arrangements with color? There are easy and fun ways to create yourself, exactly what you want to see on your tables. Follow along and I’ll help you find just one of those ways. … read more