Category: d-i-y

DIY Wreath Place Cards

I spotted this DIY wreath place card tutorial over at Spoon Fork Bacon and couldn’t wait to share it with you! These place cards are made with rosemary sprigs, floral wire, scissors, and twine, along with paper for personalization. What a lovely idea for a winter wedding, holiday party, or festive winter entertaining!

DIY Wreath Place Cards (by Spoon Fork Bacon)

DIY Wreath Place Cards

This is such a cute idea! I love the little bow at the top and the place card flags, which add a whimsical touch.

DIY Wreath Place Cards (by Spoon Fork Bacon)

Ready to get crafting? You can learn how to make these beautiful DIY wreath place cards by following the tutorial here. I normally don’t post wreath-inspired finds this early in November, but seriously, it snowed over an inch yesterday. This past weekend, I was raking fall leaves; this upcoming weekend, I may be shoveling snow! Too early, I say, too early! Oh well. Bring on the Christmas music, right? ;)

There’s plenty more coming up next! Stay tuned!

xo,
-E.

10 Killer Wedding DIYs to Obsess Over

Happy Monday! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness with a collection of 10 killer wedding DIYs we think you’ll love. This list contains some of our favorite wedding DIYs ever… and we think you’ll agree! Feel free to follow each tutorial to a T or mix it up with a variation of your own. And, if you tackle a craft below, please let us know so we can see your beautiful work (+ share it in an upcoming post!) So, ready to get crafty? Read on to see which DIYs made the list… after the jump!

homemade perfume via design sponge

10 Killer Wedding DIYs

1. DIY Perfume

Become a frangrance mixologist in an evening! This custom homemade eau de perfume by Design Sponge makes a great gift for bridesmaids. I plan to make one myself!

homemade perfume

2. DIY Paper Peony (+ FREE Printable Template)

Pretty up your place cards with DIY paper peony flowers thanks to a FREE printable template + tutorial from Ellinee.

diy paper flower

3. DIY Sharpie Mug

Decorate mugs for your coffee or tea loving bridesmaids or create a custom ‘His’ + ‘Hers’ mug set thanks to this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. This DIY is super easy to do with cheap white mugs (try Ikea), Sharpie markers, and your oven! Get the full how-to here.

diy sharpie mug

4. DIY Coasters

Make your own (affordable) favors with this tutorial via FellowFellow: it’s fun and easy.

diy coasters

5. DIY Cement Votive Holders

Deck out your outdoor reception tables (or patio) with DIY cement votive holders. These are easier than they look and can be reused for years after the big day! Read the tutorial at Say Yes to Hoboken.

diy cement votive holders

6. DIY Wedding Program

Make your ceremony programs with this tutorial via Intimate Weddings using burlap and vintage patterned paper. Pretty!

diy wedding program

7. DIY Homemade Lip Gloss

Homemade lip gloss makes a great gift for bridesmaids. Customize the labels to make it your own. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these… Cheeky Kitchen shows you how it’s done!

how to make homemade lip gloss

8. DIY Bow Sash

Last but not least, you can add a pop of color and a girly detail to your dress (or bridesmaid dresses) with this tutorial by Momtastic.

diy bow sash

9. DIY State Art

Personalize your reception space with DIY state art to show where your love resides. This fun idea – called Heart in Ohio – comes from The Harpster Home. Decorate your reception + display in your love nest after the big day.

diy state art

10. DIY Wrap Bracelet

It’s a wrap! We finish up this round-up with a funky twist on traditional wedding jewelry: wrap bracelets! Visit Honestly WTF for the full tutorial.

diy wrap bracelet

Psst. Did you know you could print on burlap? It’s true… imagine menus, place cards, escort cards, programs… so many possibilities. Just thought we’d share! :)

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Happy Crafting!


-E.

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DIY Wedding Hankie

Happy Tuesday! There are few things I (Emma here!) love more than DIY projects turned heartfelt gifts, which is why I’m excited to share our exclusive new DIY project with you today. Our DIY wedding hankie can be tied around your bridesmaid’s bouquet as a wrap, placed in her clutch purse as a personalized accessory, or wrapped around a jewelry gift + tied with ribbon as functional, re-usable gift wrap. It can be wrapped in a ribbon and gifted to your mom, grandma, or aunt (to catch those joyous tears). And, it can be placed in your own clutch purse just in case you need it during the ceremony. Hankies are inexpensive (around $4 for a pack of six) and its uses are endless. This DIY wedding hankie project costs little out of pocket, requires little know-how (beginners: rejoice!), and there is almost no clean-up. Plus, you’ll have an excuse to buy a few new crafting projects for your DIY arsenal: I swear, these little alphabet stamps are used by me almost daily. So, if you’re ready to get started, read on to find out how to craft these beautiful bridesmaid hankies just in time for those joyous tears! Enjoy!

diy bridesmaid hankie

DIY Wedding Hankie

Supplies

For this project, you’ll need…

hankies (we used white hankies… you can use a vintage patterned hankie if you prefer)
alphabet stamp set
– permanent ink pad in black
– decorative stamp (we used a skeleton key stamp from JoAnn’s)

diy bridesmaid hankie

How-To

1. Fold hankie lengthwise; at one corner, apply decorative stamp.

hand-stamped handkerchief

2. Above stamp (or below, depending on size) use your alphabet stamps to personalize with your bridesmaid’s name.

diy wedding hankie

3. Allow to dry.

diy wedding hankie

4. When dry, use to wrap a jewelry gift box (+ tie with a ribbon), wrap in twine and place in a tote bag, or knot securely around your bridesmaid’s bouquet on the wedding day.

diy wedding hankie

*EB NOTE: Hankies aren’t just for the ladies! Gift your groom, groomsmen, father, grandfather, or uncle with a personalized wedding hankie with a batch of decorative (albeit manly) stamped handkerchiefs he’ll love.

We hope you enjoyed this DIY! We plan on unveiling an entire series of exclusive DIY projects, so please bookmark our blog + visit us again soon! (Better yet, sign up for FREE updates so you never miss a post!)

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Happy Crafting!


-E.

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DIY Apothecary Bottles for Bridesmaids

Happy Wednesday! We’re helping you cross ‘awesome bridesmaid gift’ off your wedding to do list with these oh-so-sweet, ultra-girly DIY apothecary bottles from Formal Fringe. The tutorial – which includes a free printable! – uses clear glass bottles (from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or other local craft store), transfer labels, and decorative drawer pulls – my latest obsession. I recently visited Hobby Lobby and discovered an entire aisle dedicated to drawer pulls and decorative knobs; I’m in love. In this tutorial, Taryn adds water and a splash of red food coloring to give the decorative bottles a pink effect. As an alternative, we think it would be fun to add your favorite pink bubble bath. Wrap up the bottle in a pretty ribbon, attach a luxurious loofah, and gift to bridesmaids as a spa-inspired gift. You could also add a few drops of essential oil as a chic tabletop fragrance diffuser. Read on to see more…

diy apothecary bottles

images by formal fringe

diy apothecary bottles

images by formal fringe

For the full DIY tutorial + printable, head over to Formal Fringe. I love this idea: I’ll be making one as a gift soon!

Happy Planning!


-E.

all photos above via formal fringe

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