I’m an adventurous and friendly red head living in upstate New York. While I have a background in Marketing and Communications, I am currently doing freelance writing and focusing on my own blog, The Thrifty Ginger. I love planning events and focusing on the little details, so stick around for fun projects.
Adding Flair to Muslin Bags
Muslin bags are a great, simple solution for packing up your favors. But, if you’re like me, you want to add a little flair to the bags so you don’t have 100 generic sacks in a pile. Here are some ideas to jazz up muslin bags to make your favors pop.
Depending on what you decide to do, your material may vary. Here are some of my suggestions.
Here are the materials you will need:
Muslin bags, which you can purchase online or at a local craft store
Paint — craft, fabric, and acrylic… read more
Make a Ring Box out of a Book
At least for me, the ring box was one of the last projects I finished when preparing for my wedding. It’s such a small detail, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that the guests would barely notice. However, I wanted something that would fit into my wedding theme and aesthetic.
While I ultimately went a different direction, I considered turning a book into a ring “box.” It barely has any material costs, and would be the perfect addition for avid readers. Today I’ll share… read more
Custom Stained Ring Box
Figuring out a vessel for our wedding bands was one of the last things I planned for my own wedding. I didn’t need anything elaborate, but I certainly didn’t want our ring bearer to lose the bands before the ceremony. I made a super easy, but beautiful, stained and painted wooden box for our rings. I recreated the tutorial so that you too can make a stunning ring box for cheap.
Step 1 – Find a Suitable Box
I bought my small, hinged wooden box at my local AC Moore craft store. It was only $1,… read more
Faux Mercury Glass Tutorial
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… read more
Make Your Own Ring Pillow
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… read more
Add an Extra Touch to Your Table With Sewn Utensil Holders
Dressing up your tables is an easy way to customize your reception and bring in your colors and wedding theme. These utensil holders are great to add a splash of color to your tablescape.
It’s really great when you are able to customize your wedding tablescape to fit in with your aesthetic and wedding theme. Sometimes it can seem like the options to decorate your table are limited, but really there are so many choices and possibilities! These DIY utensil holders, while not a necessity, are… read more
Make Moss Covered Table Numbers in Just 4 Easy Steps
I honestly feel like nearly any wedding, especially any outdoor event, could add some moss to the decor and it would fit right in.
There is just something about moss that I’m drawn to. It looks natural and peaceful, but can also be dressed up in a wonderful way. These moss covered table numbers are a great way to incorporate a little green to your table scape, and can be customized to suit your needs.
Step 1: Design the numbers. For this, you’ll want a font that is relatively thick so there’s… read more
Here Comes the Bride Banner
This “Here Comes the Bride” banner is the perfect way to include children in your ceremony and let your guests know that it’s officially show time!
It’s always nice (and adorable!) to include children in a wedding ceremony. Beyond the usual jobs of carrying rings and dropping flower petals, you can also use tykes to announce your arrival.
For this project, I primarily used gray fabric, a wooden dowel, fabric paint, and string. I sewed with a sewing machine, but you could also hand sew… read more
Custom Bunting Cake Topper
This DIY bunting cake topper is perfect because it adds some hipster flair, is completely customizable, and is so inexpensive!
When I got married, choosing a cake topper was a process. I wasn’t sure if I wanted something classic, something with people in it, or something completely abstract. But I didn’t want to spend too much cash on my cake topper, since there’s no good use for it after the wedding. With this project, I found the solution.
For materials you will need: wooden skewers,… read more
Using Watercolor in Your Wedding
I absolutely love watercolor. It’s so romantic and versatile. Plus, painting with it is a total breeze, especially if you’re making abstract swatches of color. Here are some tips for working with watercolor, and suggestions on how to incorporate this painting style into your wedding.
First of all, there are two different types of watercolor paint. I used a basic set of dried watercolor cakes, but you can also purchase liquid watercolor paints.
To work with the paint, get a big cup of water… read more