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5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

Posted December 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

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8 Simple Rules to Avoid DIY Disasters
(+ Wedding DIYs to Try!)

Posted August 31, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! If you’re planning to tackle DIY projects for your wedding, home, or just because, don’t miss this list! Even the most professional crafter will tell you that any project can be a hit or a miss and it’s common to dabble in a few DIY disasters along the way. Today we’re sharing a list to help you avoid common DIY disasters in the hopes that your project goes off without a hitch, guests are WOWed, and the project turns out even better than you imagined. (Wouldn’t that be nice!) With a long four-day weekend upon us, now is a great time to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few projects… read on to find out more PLUS check out 10 hand-picked DIY projects to try!

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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!

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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…

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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…

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Handmade Pledge to Create Every Day

Posted April 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments

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A little inspiration goes a long way. Sign the handmade pledge to Create Every Day.

At Emmaline Bride, it’s no secret that we love handmade. We believe handcrafted gifts are more fun to create, give, and receive because they add a personal touch. Handcrafted gifts are likely become keepsakes for years to come. Chain store finds? Not so much.

Since we appreciate + promote the handcrafted arts, we have established “Create Every Day”, a group for all artisans to join together and keep the spirit of handmade alive. Handcrafted arts are inspiring and create a more beautiful world. Together, we can pledge to create something new every day, whether it be through drawing, painting, sewing, writing, singing, or otherwise. It does not matter what your contribution is, or how small it may seem to you – as long as it inspires you or someone around you. Let it soothe you, relax you, and forget about the busy hustle-and-bustle of life for a moment. Because, you know what they say – if you don’t use it, you lose it.

Let’s create a more beautiful handmade world, one day at a time.

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Sew In Love: DIY Vintage Spools

Posted December 6, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Happy Monday, lovelies! We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. We are ecstatic to kick off this week with a fabulous DIY project featuring vintage spools, buttons, pretty fabric, corkboard, embroidery, and more by Emmaline Bride’s DIY Expert, Lauren! Enjoy!

Hello lovely EB readers! It’s Lauren from Lauren Elise Crafted again and this time I am here to share a few projects that involve vintage spools. Emma had mentioned to me that she has a slight spool addiction (a girl after my own heart!) and so this DIY is in honor of her and the vintage lover in all of us. To me, nothing is better than a handmade + vintage combination DIY and that is exactly what I have for you today.

Spools are a perfect detail if you want to create a wedding with a crafty, ‘sew in love’ theme. If you wanted to expand on the ideas seen here, I would definitely recommend incorporating all kinds of stitching details (like hand-sewn paper goods), different fabrics for texture, yarn and yarn balls, and more embroidery. These items pair perfectly with family heirlooms and personal treasures, something that I have tried to highlight in the framed fabric pin board. By bringing in personal items and photographs and scattering them throughout the event, your guests can make a connection with you as a couple and with your families.


Have we converted you to a vintage spool lover yet? Is it important for you to incorporate family photographs and memorabilia and if so, how are you choosing to do it?

What you’ll need:
-vintage spools
-grosgrain ribbon
-disappearing ink pen
-white embroidery thread
-embroidery needle
-tacky glue
-backless vintage frames
-1/4” thick corkboard
-scissors
-buttons
-thread
-1/4” foam core
-fabric

Directions:

1. To make the spool escort cards, cut your grosgrain ribbon down to about a 10” strip. Use a disappearing ink pen to write out guest’s names onto the ribbon {image a}. Using a simple backstitch, embroider the names with white embroidery floss {image b}. When the embroidery is finished, glue the ribbon to the vintage spool with tacky glue, holding in place for a few seconds {image c}. Wrap the ribbon around the spool, gluing as you go.

2. To make the framed table number, remove the back from a vintage frame if need be (mine conveniently came without a back). Cut down the corkboard so that it will fit within the frame {image d}. Glue the corkboard to the frame with tacky glue or possibly something a little stronger like crazy glue or super glue adhesive. Make the table number out of buttons. Thread a needle through the cork and stitch each button in place {image e}. You may want to write the number out with pencil beforehand to act as a guide. Follow the directions in step 1 and embroider the ribbon with the word ‘table’ on it. Glue the ribbon to the spool as you did before. Thread a piece of wire through the spool and stick the wire through the cork to hold the spool in place. The spool and ribbon should hang freely next to the table number.

3. To make the fabric pin board, remove the back from a larger vintage frame. Cut a piece of foamcore or foam board down to the size of the frame. The foamcore should be cut so that it will pop right into the back of the frame. Cut a piece of fabric so that it is slightly larger than the foamcore piece. Glue the fabric to the foamcore with tacky glue {image f}. Glue all of the fabric edges, pulling tight as you go {image g}. Pop the fabric covered foamcore into the back of the frame {image h}. Mine fit snuggly enough so I did not need to attach it to the frame but you may need to use glue to adhere together. Pin photographs, crafts, and family heirlooms to your pin board!

It has been a pleasure to be here with you today! If you have any questions about anything I have made, please feel free to contact me through my blog. I am also available to make anything you see. I would love to craft something special for you!

-Lauren

About the Author:
Lauren is part of the DIY Team at Emmaline Bride as our resident DIY Expert. You can find more of her EB exclusive projects here + read her blog here!





Wedding DIY: Lace Clutches

Posted November 13, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Happy Saturday! Leave it to Martha to give you something crafty to inspire you, even on the laziest of Saturdays. :) These clutches are made by printing clip art onto heat-transfer paper, then ironed on to fun fabrics. Add embellishments (such as lace, shown here) and give to bridesmaids as a handmade gift from the heart. Get the full how-to here at Martha Stewart Weddings + happy crafting!

{ image via martha stewart weddings }

love,
-the team @ EB ♥





The Most Charming Cuffs. Ever.

Posted September 9, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

{the ruffled cuff}

My favorite part of blogging the handmade wedding world is the ability to showcase jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, be-still-my-heart wedding finds by extremely talented artists.  It is a dream to be surrounded by such an overload of gorgeousness on a daily basis and we love you, dear readers + artists + photographers for brilliantly capturing every last detail)! Awwwww. Ok, back on topic… ;)

I spotted PaperHill today and it was one of those “WOW” moments. I have been a fan of the bridal cuff re-emerging onto the bridal scene (back in the day they were apparently all the rage) but I admit I’m not the biggest fan of all the lace. I do like lace, but in moderation of course.

Long story short, I found these cuffs and think they were an absolutely adorable twist on the vintage cuff. Wear to your engagement party, rehearsal, shower, wedding – you name it. Scroll down to see a smattering of a few color choices (and scroll all the way down for another reason why we LOOOOVE PaperHill):

{loving this for fall}
{perfect for the bride}
{love this green and pearl combo}

And, the icing on the cake?  PaperHill also sells this DIY kit to make it yourself!  A charming gift for bridesmaids, perhaps?  Personalize ‘em up by adding their initial somewhere (how sweet).  A true artisan willing to share her talent with the world!

{do it yourself!}

xo

-Emma

P.S.  READERS:  What are your thoughts on the bridal cuff?  Love it? Leave it?  Share below :)





Champagne Chic: DIY Labels

Posted June 28, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Oh, how cute! These custom champagne labels and cups are positively perfect for toasting – at your wedding, shower, or bachelorette party! Available in a handy dandy .pdf {found at Tie That Binds Weddings}. For only $9 (print as many as you’d like + edit away!), it is quite the DIY deal. Happy printing!








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