Category: diy hair

Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)

Hi, lovelies! Today we’re sharing some easy wedding DIYs that we’ve spied on Pinterest and they happen to be pretty cheap, too! We’ve rounded up everything from decor to favors to a wedding emergency kit — even our wedding hairstyle of the week! Read on to be inspired PLUS our newest wedding giveaways is revealed at the end of this post! Enjoy!

Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)

1. DIY Paint Chip Wedding Garland

First, take a peek at this DIY paint chip wedding garland. I swear, I’ve seen paint chips used in so many projects. I wouldn’t be surprised if hardware stores started charging for them. I love this particular use of paint chips to make a banner… what do you think?

DIY Paint Chip Garland - Easy Wedding DIYs

via diy weddings mag

2. DIY Braided Bun / Chignon

Ah, the hairstyle of the week! I love braids and chignons, so naturally this one is a homerun. Love, love, love.

DIY Braided Bun / Chignon - Easy Wedding DIYs


3. DIY Paper Luminaries

Light up the night with DIY paper luminaries! They’re perfect for this time of year and can be customized for any season (+ color palette).

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy paper luminaries

via something turquoise

4. DIY Pinecone Firestarter Favors

My aunt used to give away homemade firestarters as Christmas gifts to the adults every year and my parents loved them! Nothing else says wintertime quite like a cozy fire.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy pinecone firestarter favors

via evermine

5. DIY Mason Jar Photo Frame / Candle Holder

This is a great way to display vintage wedding photographs of your parents (from their wedding day) or display photos for your table numbers. Just place a photo in a mason jar and place one of these behind it for a cozy flickering effect.

Easy Wedding DIYs - mason jar photo jar

via bonjour and hello

6. DIY Mason Jar Wedding Emergency Kit

Great gift idea for the bride-to-be: everything she needs “just in case” on her wedding day! I like how it’s placed in a glass mason jar so it’s easy to find what she needs when she needs it.

Easy Wedding DIYs - diy mason jar wedding emergency kit

via acasarella

6. Printable Whimsical Wedding Invitation

While you don’t have to DIY this invitation, you can print it yourself! It’s personalized for you by Splash of Silver.

Printable Wedding Invitation (by Splash of Silver)

And… it’s up for grabs to one lucky winner!

Wedding Invitation Giveaway

Between 11/18-11/24/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a printable wedding invitation suite (as shown above) by Splash of Silver. This can be used for your wedding or shower. Personalization + custom colors included. Printing not included (you print at home or via a favorite print shop). Winner will receive digital file. Winner randomly selected on 11/25 and announced on this blog post. Winner will also be contacted via email. Winner may redeem this prize for up to one year; however, winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours to ‘claim’ prize. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Prize value: $20. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!



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DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle

Hi, loves! We’ve received numerous requests from our dear readers that you want to see more hairstyle diys for your wedding. You asked… we listened! Now we’ll be bringing you plenty of awe-inspiring hair-spiration every week at EB! (P.S. Are you following our Pinterest boards yet? Be sure to follow our hair board!) Today we’re sharing the DIY braided bun. This style is great for medium-to-long tresses and can be worn with or without a veil. I spotted a few Real Wedding examples of a bride rocking the braided bun hairstyle in the images below (with photos by Leslee Mitchell. What do you think of this hairstyle?

DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (photo: leslee mitchell)
DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (photo: leslee mitchell)DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (photo: leslee mitchell)DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (photo: leslee mitchell)

DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle

I know how to get the perfect top knot using a sock (or one of these), but wrapping a braid around the bun adds a new level of dimension and texture. And, wouldn’t you know it… the time when I find this braided bun hairstyle is the week AFTER I decide to cut four inches off of my hair (and add bangs. Yes. Bangs. I guess I’m bolder when I’m pregnant!) According to the DIY image below, my hair is still long enough to try, so I’ll try this one soon. If your hair is long enough — and you’re willing! — please do me a favor and try this style. Send me the photos! We’d love to share them in this post.

DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle

To give you some inspiration, I found two DIYs to help with your style. The first is very similar to the bride’s style, shown above, but with bangs.

1. DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle – High

DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (via the beauty department)

Get the full DIY tutorial here.

2. DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle – Low

Prefer to wear this style lower? Try this alternative:

DIY Braided Bun Hairstyle (via the freckled fox)

Get the full DIY tutorial here.

Happy Planning!


What do you think of this DIY braided bun? Will you be trying it?

What’s Hot This Weekend – July 21st Edition

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday + welcome to the Weekend Edition of Emmaline Bride! If you’re new to The Weekend Edition, it’s a bonus weekly round-up of our favorite handmade wedding ideas, trends, details, decor, beauty tips, DIYs, and more. We know your wedding planning doesn’t stop because it’s the weekend; and, quite frankly, neither do we! We’re constantly gathering up the best of the best on the web for your upcoming handmade wedding and today we’ve found TONS to inspire you. So, without further adieu, check out what we’ve found this week including a twist on embroidery hoops, an explosion of paper lantern loveliness, a killer eyeliner technique, a DIY hairstyle, and much, much more. Enjoy!

handmade wedding table numbers embroidery hoops

by the merriweather council

Handmade Wedding – July 21st Edition

Embroidery hoops are totally modernized thanks to Merriweather Council. Danielle takes a classic arts & crafts staple and turns it into a work of art suitable for your wedding reception. We love the whimsical fabrics and prints – and check out those ruffles!

handmade wedding table numbers embroidery hoops

by the merriweather council

Paper Lantern Explosion

Up next… if you’re a fan of wedding paper lanterns, look out: this looks like one incredible paper lantern explosion worth replicating!

wedding paper lanterns in barn reception

photo by tanya lippert via bridal guide

wedding paper lanterns

photo by tanya lippert via bridal guide

A Must-Have Wedding Photo

Recently, we talked about the top 10 most emotional wedding photos… this photo is also a must-have for your top ten bridal party photos. Love.

bridesmaid phoot on wedding morning

photo by whitebox spotted via pinterest

Handmade Wedding Gown Love

Looking for a handmade wedding gown? Check out the ‘Blue Flora’… and, holy wow, look at the back! (Gown by Joan Shum, photos by Kim Hayes Photography)

handmade wedding gown with lace
handmade wedding gown by joan shum

photo by kim hayes photography, gown by joan shum

Colored Pencil Save the Date Printable

We spotted this darling colored pencil themed save the date printable by Hermias Wishes. Bright, colorful… available in a broad spectrum of shades, too.

handmade wedding save the date printable

by hermias wishes

Pebble Earrings

These earrings have stolen our little handmade-loving hearts. The lovely Andrea Bonelli has done it again: these organic pebble stud earrings are pure perfection.

handmade wedding pebble earrings

by andrea bonelli

DIY French Braid Bun

This is a fun hairstyle to try out this weekend while running errands. Wear it to keep your hair up while you try on gowns, run to cake tastings, or just look cute strolling shops on Saturday. Grab the tutorial here – you bet I’ll be trying this one right away!

handmade wedding hair:  diy braid bun

by my shine project

Handmade Wedding Cake Bunting

The easiest way to dress up a wedding cake? Whimsical cake bunting! Try this by ReadyGo. We love it.

handmade wedding cake bunting in coral, peach

cake bunting by readygo

Book-Inspired Decor

Dress up your reception tables with book-inspired roses made from pages. By Book Craft.

handmade wedding book page paper rose

by book craft

Mr and Mrs Signs

These Mr and Mrs signs are notable for being adorable… and perfect decor for your love nest after the wedding. By Oh Dier.

handmade wedding mr and mrs signshandmade wedding mr and mrs signs

by oh dier

Killer Eyeliner

‘Nuff said. Via here from Pinterest.

how to apply eyeliner

Yellow Card Box

A gorgeous two-tiered yellow card box by Jamie Kim Designs proves that card boxes don’t have to be boring in white. Ask for a custom color to tie into your decor if yellow doesn’t match your palette.

handmade wedding wedding card box in yellow

by jamie kim designs

Pretty Little Cake

This pretty cake packs a mean pastel punch of color. We love the simple (+ sparkly) glitter heart. By Sprinklebakes.

cherry vanilla layer cake

by sprinklebakes

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We hope you have a beautiful weekend! Meet you back here bright + early Monday morning for another gorgeous week of handmade wedding inspiration.

Happy Planning!


P.S. Hurry – this week’s giveaway ends Sunday night (11:59pm EST) – click here to enter for your chance to win!