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DIY Dahlia Flower Brooch

Posted December 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Ah, a DIY dahlia flower brooch: the perfect accessory for the crafty, not-so-crafty, or last-minute holiday gift wrapper (like me!) who wants to use something other than throw-away bows. We spotted this darling DIY dahlia flower brooch tutorial over at Not Martha and we love how easy it is to do. I can think of so many ways to use this brooch: as a gift topper, as an alternative to a corsage (place a pin on the back for wearing), or as a cute brooch for your tote bag or purse. And… there’s even a little surprise on the back to make this a truly personalized handmade gift. Take a peek…

red diy dahlia flower brooch via not martha

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Where to Buy Horseshoes for Weddings + Crafts

Posted December 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Planning your wedding is 10x more frustrating when you don’t know where to buy a particular item. For instance, when Kellymarie wanted to make these rustic escort card horseshoes (see #5) she asked us for our help. We sought out the ultimate list of where to buy horseshoes for weddings (and crafts!) so your wedding can be 10x less frustrating. Read on to see what we’ve found…

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Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses / Mugs

Posted November 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: wondering where to buy mason jar drinking glasses for your wedding? Want to make mason jar drinking glasses but want the kind with a handle? You’ve come to the right place! This post will show you the best places to buy mason jars with handles to use as drinking glasses AND how to save a bunch of money doing it. Read on to find out more…

Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses (w/ Handles)

Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

I’ve purchased many mason jars in the past, and I always order from the same place. Amazon. Why? I can almost never find the mason jar drinking glasses with the handle at my local stores, nor do I feel like picking up two or three boxes of quart or pint-sized mason jars and lugging them around with me all the way home. Plus, ordering mason jars in bulk is always a money-saver, which matters oh-so-much when planning your wedding.

Libby Fair Mason Jar Mugs

If I had to pick, the Libby Fair 16 1/2 oz. mason jar drinking glasses are my fave. They even feature a cute little country fair emblem on them, which is perfect for a country wedding.

libbey county fair mason jar drinking glasses with handle

libbey fair

Golden Harvest Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

You can also try these by Golden Harvest, which feature a smooth front.

mason jar drinking mug glasses

golden harvest

Ball Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

The most inexpensive ones are probably these by Ball, but they’re a bit smaller (12 oz) and I haven’t tried them myself, so I won’t vouch for them. The reviews look promising, though!

mason jar drinking mugs


Anyways, I always buy mason jars here because they arrive right to my door (you can get a lot of ‘em for free two-day shipping, which is awesome, especially in a last-minute party panic) and the prices are always so reasonable. Whenever brides ask us where to buy mason jar drinking glasses, mason jars, or jelly jars, the answer is always Amazon. Plus, you can pair ‘em with striped drinking straws easily all-in-one order. And, stripey straws make drinking out of mason jars infinitely more awesome. (And, some people just don’t like to drink out of a jar, so a straw definitely helps.) Besides, have you seen how many amazing striped and patterned drinking straws are available today? It’s amazing. Ah, well, we’ll talk about that in an upcoming post. :)

Hope it helps!


Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects

Posted October 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We’re kicking off the brand new week with DIY wedding ideas using custom stamps. If you love do-it-yourself projects but you need a professional touch, consider adding a custom stamp to your supply list. These custom stamps by Paper Sushi, for example, can help you make save the date cards or wedding favors with ease. Read on to find out more…

Custom Stamps

A wood slice wedding favor attached to a formal card becomes a keepsake save the date magnet for a rustic wedding.

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

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DIY Printable Wedding Invitations

Posted August 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Brides: want to try your hand at a little DIY? Need a professionally designed set of printable wedding invitations? Today you can have both! We’re loving the gorgeous collection of DIY printable wedding invitations at Melissa Gail Creative. Printable wedding invitations is one way to do-it-yourself while maintaining a stylish, cohesive look. Read on to see four DIY printable wedding invitations plus win free invitations custom made for you! It’s all inside…

DIY Printable Wedding Invitations

1. Turquoise Vineyard

Turquoise-loving brides: this is the invitation for you! I adore the typography, vines, and color.

DIY Printable Wedding Invitations (by Melissa Gail Creative) - turquoise

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5 Rules for Mason Jar Glasses or Favors

Posted August 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: are you using mason jar glasses for your bar? Planning to give favors packaged in mason jars for guests? Don’t miss this post! Read these five rules to ensure your drinking glasses or favors are well-received by guests. We’ll also show you a few key ingredients for drinking glasses guests will love, along with a chic way to personalize a mason jar favor. It’s all inside…

5 Rules to Mason Jar Glasses (or Favors)

1. Accessorize.

Mason Jar Glasses - colorful #striped #straws and daisy lids! #wedding #lids #mason #jars #favors #mason-jar #drinking #glasses

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Minneapolis Black Tie Wedding

Posted February 3, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Jennifer and Damon’s Minneapolis black tie wedding is something you won’t want to miss. Their elegant Minneapolis wedding has the perfect combination of class and DIY details. Some of Jennifer’s DIY details include the handmade table number cards with favorite quotes and cake topper college mascots, Wisconsin’s “Badger” and Nebraska’s “Herbie Husker”. Jennifer’s handmade earrings were from an artist on Etsy. Photographing Jennifer and Damon’s Minneapolis black tie wedding was Natalie from Natalie Champa Jennings Photography. Check out the full wedding after the jump…

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How to Create the Perfect Brooch Bouquet

Posted December 8, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments

We love to hear from our readers. Love it. We like to hear what you’re planning, what you’re working on, what is driving you crazy… and we like to share it with readers who may be experiencing the same thing. So, when we heard from a reader who had an incredible handmade wedding idea planned for her bridal shower, we couldn’t wait to share it with you! Read on to find out this unique + totally inspiring idea PLUS get inspired with some of our favorite handmade brooch bouquets after the jump!

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DIY Wedding Style: Stephanie + David

Posted December 7, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Stephanie and David’s beautiful autumn wedding in Bayfield, WI near Lake Superior has an elegant DIY style. Their DIY wedding style is appeasing and gentle to the eye. From Stephanie’s wedding dress and flowers to the innovative custom guest book, their special day was filled with well thought out subtle details. Stephanie and David’s wedding was craftily documented by photographer Natalie from Natalie Champa Jennings Photography.

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Handmade Wedding in Huntington: Missy + Jason

Posted October 31, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

Missy and Jason’s handmade wedding in Huntington, WV was filled with magnificently crafted details. Their handmade wedding started with a ceremony at Verde Farm, a beautifully landscaped farm with intimate settings for the sophisticated bride and groom. With a vintage feeling handmade wedding in mind, this couple incorporated a wishing tree with hanging tags, mason jars with lace and flowers, and handmade burlap and lace flower girl buckets with button details. Two other handmade details handily crafted by the bride were fabric bunting banners and curtains, along with handmade shaped programs that doubled as fans for guests with which to stay cool. Capturing Missy and Jason’s handmade wedding in Huntington with detail was storyteller photographer Kelli Dailey from Third Line Studios. Kelli fills us in on more wedding day details after the jump…

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DIY Wedding: Bonnie + Alex at the Carousel

Posted October 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments

Let your heart throb for this DIY wedding! This DIY wedding is the creation of two artists, Bonnie and Alex. Bonnie the bride and Alex the groom went all out collaborating, crafting, and creating perfect handmade elements that detailed their DIY wedding. This beautiful bride and dashing groom not only designed a most splendid handmade wedding but chose the quintessential wedding photography team Michelle and Thomas from Michelle Gardella Photography to photograph it. With the ceremony overlooking New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound, Bonnie and Alex shared their vows on the sandy beach at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. Housed inside the reception area were delectable hors d’oeuvres adorning burlap table cloths, mason jar centerpieces, and a personalized Alex + Bonnie cake topper in front of the park’s famous Carousel. Ready and willing to answer your wedding questions and provide detail into her DIY wedding is Bonnie! Find out what she has to say after the jump…

New Haven Wedding

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DIY Wedding Lantern: A Bright Idea

Posted October 12, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments

Add a romantic light to your wedding night with this fun DIY wedding lantern spotted via Hey Gorgeous with photography by Jenna McKenzie. In lieu of a traditional votive candle, this DIY wedding lantern will give you a soft, romantic flickering light inside a chic patterned design. All you need to craft this lantern is a glass jar, glue, paper and a punch. (Amazing, right?) This fun, versatile design can be created in just a few easy-to-follow steps. And, we love how it offers double duty after the I Do’s as decor in your love nest. Who doesn’t love re-using beautifully crafted wedding decor? I’d say that is time and money well spent. Plus, it looks absolutely lovely! With fall in full swing and the daylight slipping away sooner each day, we know you’ll get plenty of use out of these as wedding centerpieces for reception. You can also use these lanterns to add a well-lit pathway for guests. Take a peek at the images below: can you imagine the versatility? The possibilities are endless!

diy wedding lantern

Want to make yours? Click here for the full how-to scoop!

And, as a side-note, I’ve really got to get my hands on that gorgeous nail polish she’s rocking…

Happy Crafting!


all images/original project by the lovely Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous with photos by Jenna McKenzie – beautiful work, ladies! ♥



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