It’s Friday… and if you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!
Hello, loves! Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you been slacking in the gift department this year? Are you a top-notch procrastinator and still looking for a DIY Valentine’s Day Gift? It’s Emmaline Bride to the rescue today with six of the best DIY Valentine’s Day gifts (and 50 best date ideas) to wow your valentine just in the nick of time. Read on to be inspired…
6 Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts
1. Plan a Couch Picnic
Movie? Check. Snuggling on the couch? Check. Sugar? Check. Love letters? Check. This valentine has it all… even a space to leave a romantic love letter to your sweetie. Get the full DIY at Eat Drink Chic.
2. Bake Something Sweet
This next DIY Valentine’s Day gift will bake up a sweet, smaller-size rendition of your favorite word game on a cookie. Find out how to make your own puzzle + get the full DIY scoop at I Am Baker.
3. A New Message Every Day
I LOVE the idea of a chalkboard mug. It’s super inexpensive yet entirely personalized – and can be customized to read something new every day. Find your favorite mug, add a bit of chalkboard paint, and voila! Read the full DIY details at The Weekend Homemaker.
4. Stud Muffins
Bake up a dozen ‘stud muffins’ for your guy (or repackage hot tamales for your ‘hot mama’) thanks to this easy-to-do project from Tutto Bella Blog. There are printables + recipes to follow, too!
5. Coffee Cup Wrappers
Buy a thermal mug + personalize it with these whimsical his + her coffee cup wrappers by Eat Drink Chic complete with free printable templates. Love!
6. 52 Things I Love About You
We talked about this clever DIY Valentine’s Day gift awhile ago and it’s still a huge hit among our readers! Use a deck of cards to make a flip book of 52 things you love about your Valentine. Get the full tutorial from Craftster.
Which one is your favorite?
Give guests the gift of plantable succulents! Succulents are easy plants for guests to maintain because they are hardy, retain plenty of water, and can withstand colder temperatures than other plants. These easy-to-DIY succulent wedding favors (which double as place cards, too!) are placed in tea cups ready for guests to plant. Since they are “planted” into whimsical tea cups, guests get two gifts in one! Gather plenty of vintage tea cups from places like thrift shops, garage sales, or estate sales – the more mismatched, the better. Each guests will have a one-of-a-kind planter piece to cherish for years.
More coming up soon! Stay cool out there!
Good morning, lovelies, and happy… Tuesday! How was your weekend? My (Emma here!) 4th of July weekend was so much fun! The weather was hot, so my hubby and I had an enjoyable trip to the beach with some fireworks in the evening. I hope you all enjoyed every second of your extended weekend, too! This morning we’re bringing you a beautiful, easy to DIY button monogram. This monogram will add a whimsical touch to your bridal shower, wedding reception, or ceremony and can be reused in your love nest as decoration, too. Even though I’m already married, I plan on making one of these for our home, too!
Images/DIY by Jen Jockisch // get the full DIY tutorial here
Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend. Read on to see this fun project + get inspired to make your own!
Simply type up the 52 things you love about your gift recipient, print them out onto paper, cut ’em out, and glue ’em on. Cut holes into the sides of the cards and insert binder rings. Add a front and back cover (this particular example used laminated pieces of cardboard with scrapbook paper on them – but you can use anything your little heart desires.) Print a ’52 Things’ cover sticker for the front, and glue on the Scrabble tiles for a personalized touch. Then, it’s ready to gift!
images via onetomatotwo
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Did you know you could make these pretty DIY rosettes from t-shirts? It’s true! Take a peek…
… and find out how to make yours here! These are perfect to embellish bridesmaid tanks, tote bags, hair accessories… the possibilities are endless. And, what better time to craft than over the long 4th of July holiday weekend? Originally spotted via Pinterest.
Jenessa and Dan just recently celebrated their New York DIY wedding on May 6th. Their fabulous New York DIY wedding was hosted at the Queens County Farm Museum in Queens, New York. With a strict budget in mind, the bride (Jessica) totally rocked the DIY wedding details. Their DIY wedding definitely has that rustic feeling along with elegant dress and warm lighting throughout the farm’s barn. Their detail oriented wedding photographer was Kristina from Kristina Hill Photography. Kristina fills us in on some of the most beautiful handmade crafted details including the magnificently earthly presentation surrounding their wedding cake.
New York DIY Wedding
Kristina tells us, “What I think is most noteworthy is her cake! She really had one of the most stunning cakes I’ve ever seen and it was made by her mom! The toppers were sculpted by an artist friend and the cake base was made by her stepfather as were parts of the centerpiece, the table numbers and others. She bought the flowers wholesale keeping them in water at her apartment for three days prior to the wedding so they would fully open. The day of the wedding she had her friends and family assemble the beautiful spring arrangements.”
Ready yourself for a beautifully crafted DIY wedding.
If you love these photos and want to see more from this Brooklyn wedding photographer, check out Kristina’s site http://www.kristinahill.com. You can also check out her Emmaline Bride listing in the Bridal Book here.
All images courtesy of Kristina Hill Photography. All Rights Reserved.
P.S. Do you love Real Wedding inspiration like this? Check out our category on Real Weddings chock-full of gorgeous ceremonies, receptions, and more. You’ll also find creative engagement sessions, too!