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DIY Wreath Place Cards

Posted November 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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)

10 Killer Wedding DIYs to Obsess Over

Posted June 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

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

DIY Wedding Hankie

Posted June 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

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 Apothecary Bottles for Bridesmaids

Posted May 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

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

DIY Macaron Purse for Bridesmaids

Posted April 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Happy Monday! What’s the best way to kick start a new week of handmade wedding inspiration? Why, with an incredibly cute, of course! If you’re looking for the perfect bridesmaid gift, consider this DIY macaron purse (spotted at Craft Passion) made with your own two hands. These sweet treat-like coin purses can house coins, cash (folded), a sweet note, or a ring. So, grab a cup of coffee, roll up those sleeves, and read on to find out more…

diy macaron purse

DIY Flower Girl Dress… from a Pillowcase!

Posted November 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Feeling crafty? We found a beautiful tutorial to create a DIY flower girl dress… from a pillowcase! With just a few simple sewing supplies, you can create a handmade dress for your flower girl she’ll love to wear on the wedding day… and beyond! This unique idea was spotted via Aesthetic Nest (via Pinterest). Find out more after the jump!

flower girl dress from a pillowcase

8 DIY Pumpkin Place Cards

Posted October 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments

Move over, ordinary place cards! Today we’re showcasing a HUGE round-up of our favorite DIY pumpkin place cards perfect for your upcoming fall wedding. A few weeks ago, we talked about DIY pumpkin candles and we’re back to up the ante. We love when decor pieces can do double duty as place cards, so today’s round-up is all about decor and functionality. Read on to browse our hand-picked pumpkin place card ideas, check out a few handmade finds and learn how you can turn these pretty pumpkins into wedding favors, too! PLUS, check out this yummy pumpkin-inspired beverage to greet guests upon arrival (+ learn how to whip it up at home!) Enjoy!

1. Glitter Pumpkin Place Card

pumpkin place cards

How to Cut Wine Bottles for Candle Holders

Posted September 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 22 Comments

Have you ever wondered how to cut wine bottles to re-purpose as candle holders? Today you’ll learn how to put old wine bottles to good use as re-usable candle holders. We love when wedding centerpieces make a statement (remember the cascading hydrangea table runner?) and these candles are no exception! They can be grouped together on tables for a romantic glow or placed along a path for a soft, ethereal light. After your wedding day, they can be reused on your patio while entertaining or in your love nest during a romantic dinner.

Read on for info on the candle holder tutorial, find out where to order handmade holders and learn an alternate idea you can do in less than a minute. Enjoy!

how to cut wine bottles

Escort Card Spools

Posted September 22, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Are you a crafty bride who WOWs her family + friends with seamless sewing projects? Or, perhaps you just love innovative ideas with POPS of color? Then, you’ll love this unique idea: escort card spools! Yes – spools! These escort card spools were spotted via Style Me Pretty (photographed by Minnow Park) and have positively stolen our hearts. Who knew colorful spools of thread could add such a whimsical punch of color to your palette?

escort card spools

How to Turn Your Wedding Song into Art

Posted September 17, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

Good morning and Happy Saturday! We’re bringing you fresh wedding inspiration all weekend long, since wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt for a weekend break. Let’s just hope you’re doing wedding planning in comfy pajamas with a huge cup of coffee at hand. You are? Good. Let’s begin. :)

So, what’s your wedding song? Mine is “The Other Half of Me” by Bobby Darin. My husband and I have a sentimental story in relation to the song, so it seemed fitting for our first dance as husband and wife. Yesterday, I read this article which quoted one bride’s recent post-wedding song serenade. She was cooking dinner in her kitchen and tending to her baby boy when her wedding song came on over the radio. On cue, her husband came in after hearing the song and took her for an impromptu twirl on the kitchen tile. While it does sound like something out of a made-for-tv-movie, it did prove an interesting point: a wedding son is definitely worth having. The couple reminisced about their wedding day and the years leading up to this moment they shared, now with a baby in a high chair and a few years of experience in the marriage department.

While this story may rate a 9.0 on the adorableness scale, let’s be realistic: we know that songs like Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” or that song your hubby recorded onto a mix tape back in high school won’t make the cut for your local radio station’s top ten list. And you know what? That’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay; it simply means your wedding song is worthy of a special tribute. So, today we’re showing you one beautiful way to pay tribute to your wedding song through a DIY fit for hanging in your love nest. We’re going to show you one way to turn that wedding song into an art piece to admire every morning while you grab that first cup of coffee.

how to turn your wedding song into art

DIY Floating Peony Centerpiece

Posted August 30, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Spotted: an easy + modern DIY floating peony centerpiece for your wedding! You may use peonies (as shown) or your favorite flower for this DIY. This works for bridal showers, engagement parties, wedding receptions, and parties at home! This was spotted at Martha Stewart and requires small bowls, flowers, a white cheese board, and votive candles. Lovely!

floating peony centerpiece


Handmade Handkerchiefs for Tears of Joy

Posted August 17, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Handmade handkerchiefs make a perfect gift for weddings because let’s face it: plenty of tears will fall (happy ones, of course). Linen Whites offers some of the most beautiful, intricately designed handmade handkerchiefs we have ever seen and each is perfectly fitting for your wedding day. With plenty of handkerchiefs to choose from for the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers, and fathers, you’re sure to find the perfect handmade handkerchief gift. We love the customization options and color choices to select from to make your custom handkerchief truly unique. Take a peek at a few of our hand-picked favorites:

handmade handkerchiefs

Ruffle Place Mats / Wedding Inspiration #4

Posted July 21, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

We are continuing with the fourth in today’s wedding inspiration with these fun diy ruffle place mats. If you ask me, ruffles make everything pretty. Don’t forget to add a few ruffles to your place settings with this brilliant DIY via Fiskars. You may customize it in any color you wish to match your palette. I like the purple, but I also think yellow and white would look pretty especially with a DIY doily charger placed on top. Lovely!

ruffle place mats

Fringe Bouquet

Posted July 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Fringe is hot right now and we love this bouquet! With just a few simple supplies – a small bouquet of flowers (they used white fringed tulips), rosettes, and floral wire – you can DIY this fringe bouquet four wedding. Don’t forget to add some additional rosettes with POPS of color for your bridesmaid bouquets, too. Raffia on the handle adds texture and additional fringe. Spotted via Martha Stewart Weddings.

fringe bouquet

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