Category: DIY

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

We love hearing from our brides… and their moms, too! When Susan wrote to us about her daughter’s bridal shower, we swooped right in with inspiration. She’s planning a kitchen themed bridal shower, but was having trouble finding the perfect invites with a more modern feel. To help, we found kitchen bridal shower invitations with matching recipe cards for guests to fill out and bring to the party. Once we found those, it was easy to piece together some additional ideas. Check out the invitations by Lucy Loves Paper and see what else we found including a state cutting board, apron, personalized rolling pin (ahh, I want one of these), a recipe box, cookbook, and favors. Which of these finds do you love best? Besides those invites, I’m crazy over that apron… it’s darling!

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas

It began with these invites + recipe cards…

by lucy loves paper

… and here’s the inspiration board!

kitchen bridal shower invitations + ideas via http://emmalinebride.com/bridal-shower/kitchen-bridal-shower-invitations/

Resources

♡ personalized recipe card | lucy loves paper
♡ whisk favors | kate aspen
♡ kitchen bridal shower invitations | lucy loves paper
♡ measuring spoon favors | kate aspen
♡ apron | flirty aprons
♡ cookbook | the newlywed cookbook
♡ rolling pin | valek rolling pins
♡ unfinished recipe card box | darice
♡ state cutting board (shown with michigan; any state available!) | aheirloom

Happy Planning!

xo
-E.

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DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

Planning a beach bachelorette party? Here’s the perfect gift idea! Be sure you’re signed up for updates so you stay in the loop.

Spring and summer are right around the corner, which means lazy days on the beach are finally on the way! If you’re planning a bachelorette bash at the beach, you’ll love this DIY bridesmaid beach bag gift idea. We’ve pieced together our favorite essentials for your girls including an essential tote bag, sunnies, flip flops, an adorable sun hat, beauty products, and more. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

What’s in the Bag

Tote Bag

We love this new canvas tote with aqua stripes. It has enough room for her swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and everything you see here. By Thirty One Gifts, where you can get it embroidered, too.

LOVE Bracelet

This gold jewelry piece is simple and oh-so-sweet. It’s the perfect everyday bracelet she can wear to the beach — and beyond. By Ava Hope Designs.

Embroidered Towels

She can lay out in style on her own personalized beach towel. These are by Memento.

Bridesmaid Sunglasses

These fun bridesmaid sunglasses can be worn on the beach + at the wedding! Spotted here.

Flip Flops

These aren’t just ANY old flip flops. They have custom sayings that leave your mark in the sand! Our fave for this bag? “Follow me, bring wine”. There are more available, too! By Sand Imprint Sandals.

Floppy Sun Hat

I’m ordering this one stat. If you need a floppy hat (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) then this is one that’s inexpensive AND adorable. Spotted here.

Beauty Products

Fill a wristlet (we spotted the one shown from Thirty One Gifts) with some favorite beauty products, like nail polish, a stick of sunblock, waterproof mascara (this one is from Pürminerals), and her all-in-one makeup solution in a compact form (also from PürMinerals.com). The lip balm is ultra-nourishing and essential because, hot pink. From Maybelline.

Book to Read

And, last but not least, throw in a book she can read on the beach. I recommend Yes Please, but that’s because Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. Yours might be Tina Fey, in which case this would be an awesome choice. Or Mindy Kaling’s book which was so funny I laughed out loud (and I was sort of bummed when I finished reading it). Another favorite? This book by Ellen Degeneres. Pick any book she’d like (but we recommend something funny and entertaining). I mean, a dramatic book is just a little too serious for a relaxing bach weekend, ya know?

♥ | ♥ | ♥

She’ll L O V E this gift. Promise. I know I would!

xo
-E.

What’s your favorite find above?


PIN IT: DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

This post is sponsored by Thirty One Gifts and PurMinerals.

7 Easy Wedding DIY Ideas from Zazzle

We love easy wedding diy ideas, so we’re sharing a handful of our favorites today! Are you subscribed yet? If not, you’re really missing out.

Do you want to get crafty with your wedding, but you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re not very crafty, but you still want to get your hands on some personalized details for your big day. Whether you’re a beginner crafter or an expert, you’ll find easy wedding ideas you can DIY over at Zazzle. We’ve rounded up seven easy wedding favor ideas from their site including their newest addition: fabric! Tell us which one you’re excited to try after the post.

Easy Wedding DIY Ideas

1. This fabric backdrop for photos

For a unique backdrop guests can use for photos, try a custom fabric design. Here’s a favorite:

EASY WEDDING DIY IDEAS - backdrop | via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/easy-wedding-diy-ideas/
zazzle

2. This custom fabric for your favors

I’ve seen their new fabric in person and it’s so soft!

zazzle

This fabric is high quality and ideal for using throughout your decor. You can even take a small swatch of fabric and gather it to make a favor container and secure with twine. Here are just a few of the spring-y patterns we’re loving right now:

zazzle

You can also use their fabric for custom table runners, chair decor for the sweetheart table, or make your own hoop art (see #7 below).

And my personal favorite: their monogrammed dot with pink!

easy diy wedding ideas fabric monogrammed

3. These custom cocktail napkins

zazzle

4. These delicious brownies or cookies

I’m not the world’s best baker, but I’m learning! The idea of baking dozens for guests, though, would stress me out. That’s why when I saw they had custom brownies and cookies at the ready, I had to share them with you! Want delectable favors that are personalized… without the hassle of making them yourself? Just click and it’s done!

easy diy wedding ideas brownies

easy diy wedding ideas cookies

easy diy wedding ideas cookies 2

5. These personalized cake pops

They have cake pops, too! I love cake pops.

zazzle

6. These favor boxes

Fill little favor boxes with pre-wrapped candies (and avoid anything chocolate in the summer). These boxes are customized and you can choose from thousands of unique designs (or upload your own).

zazzle

custom favor boxes 3
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7. These wall hoops for your reception (or hanging decor)

easy diy wedding ideas wall hoops

Get the full DIY on these here.

Get Crafting!

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get started? Head over to Zazzle.com. They’re having a 15% discount today only on EVERYTHING (plus 50% off on other select items) — hurry because those savings really add up!

xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Zazzle.

TELL US:

Which of these easy wedding DIY ideas are you excited to craft?

30 Best DIY Wedding Projects (+ Giveaway!)

Looking for the best DIY wedding projects? You’ve found them right here! Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss a post. Plus, there’s a giveaway inside this post… don’t miss it!

Get ready to roll up your sleeves, lovelies! Today we’re highlighting (thirty!) best diy wedding projects and kits we’ve found to inspire you. Whether you’re a crafting beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something here for everyone! Plus, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Paperlaced to offer some DIY supplies (twine for invitations, favors, and more!) to help you on your next project. You’re really going to love what we’ve found… just wait until you see the paper flower bouquet, it’s amazing! I want to try it myself. Enjoy!

P.S. The giveaway is at the bottom, be sure to scroll down to see it!

30 Best DIY Wedding Projects

1. Make your own paper flower backdrop

paper flower backdrop | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by paperflora

2. Make your own invitations

printable diy wedding invitations | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-

by e.m. papers

3. Make your own bamboo beach ceremony arch

diy beach wedding arch | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by beach wedding supply

4. Make your own whimsical decor


by cocosailore

5. Make your own wedding program fans

diy wedding programs | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by fair skies design

6. Make your own paper flower bouquet

diy paper flower bouquet | Best DIY Wedding Projects via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/best-wedding-diy-projects/

by sunny and stumpy