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5 DIY Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know

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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!

DIY Flower Kit Wedding Giveaway

Did you catch the Oscars last night? It was gleaming with elegant gowns, sentimental speeches, and plenty of parties behind the scenes, many of which included bags of swag. (As Michael Scott would say, “SWAG. Stuff We All Get.) As a viewer, you had the opportunity to see the gowns and hear the speeches, but did you get any swag? No. That’s why this week we’ve teamed up with The Crimson Poppy to offer one lucky reader the chance to win swag in the form of a DIY flower kit. This DIY flower kit was included in celebrity gift bags at the Oscars gift lounge this weekend and now you can score this swag for yourself! This DIY flower kit is perfect for your wedding or special event and includes a gift certificate. Read on for more…

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DIY Flower Kit Wedding Giveaway

This week, enter for a chance to win a gift pack by The Crimson Poppy featuring an artist bio, business cards, small 3×3 “mock” DIY flower kit, and a gift certificate with a handwritten note. The pouch gift pack the winner will receive looks like this…

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… and inside is a gift certificate redeemable for the DIY flower kit, which looks like this:

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The DIY flower kit is one of The Crimson Poppy’s new flower kits and has a retail value ranging from $29 up to $50. This DIY flower kit will teach you how to make your own beautiful paper flowers, perfect for your wedding.

This giveaway is now closed.

Winner Announced

Our winner is… Nicole! Congrats! Please check your inbox for details. Thank you to all who entered and to Crimson Poppy for sponsoring this giveaway!


How to Enter

1. Visit The Crimson Poppy.

2. Return to Emmaline Bride; comment on a DIY paper kit you’d like to see in a future product.

3. Share on Twitter and/or Facebook for additional entries!

Beginning Monday, February 27th, 2012 through Sunday, March 4th, 2012 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a prize pack including a certificate for a free DIY flower kit. Simply enter Crimson Poppy and check out the DIY flower kit section. Then, return to Emmaline Bride and share feedback on what flower you’d like to see in a future DIY flower kit. You may enter with a comment up to one (1) time per day per person. You may also enter one (1) additional entry per day by sharing this giveaway on Twitter (and commenting below to let us know). You may also receive one (1) additional entry per day by sharing this giveaway on Facebook (and commenting below to let us know). This means you may enter for a chance to win up to three (3) times per day using only one (1) of each method per day. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents. If the winner resides in the United States, he or she will receive free shipping; residents of Canada must pay shipping and handling charges. You must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase necessary. Winner will be randomly selected on Monday, March 4th and announced on our blog. We will also contact the winner via email with details on how to claim his or her prize. Winner selected using Giveaway winners within the past 30 days not eligible. No cash value.

Good luck!


DIY flower kit giveaway sponsored by The Crimson Poppy, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

DIY Paper Flowers in a Kit

What if we told you these were made of paper…

diy paper flowers in a kit

diy paper flowers in a kit

…and, what if we told you that you could make them yourself? Both true! The Crimson Poppy now sells DIY paper flowers in a kit so you can make them for your wedding – and take all the credit. When guests ask you who made your centerpieces or your bouquet, smile and say, “I did!” (with a little help from your friends at The Crimson Poppy, of course). The kit includes everything you need to make these Iceland Poppies – just add scissors!

diy paper flowers

Colors available (‘in bloom soon’ = new colors being added!):

paper flower colors available

Update: 3/25/11

Congratulations to our winners! All 5 lucky winners have been notified and confirmed via email. Congratulations to… Jessica, Danielle, KH, Marlys, and Breanne! Thanks to all who entered! If you didn’t win, be sure to check back to Emmaline Bride! We have plenty of giveaways lined up coming soon.

Enter to Win! The giveaway has ended!

And, now, you can enter to win a kit! Jenny of The Crimson Poppy is giving away kits to FIVE lucky Emmaline Bride brides (one kit per winner)! To enter, let us know which color is your favorite by commenting below. We’ll select five lucky winners via on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3PM EST and announce on our blog. Good luck!

Want to buy kits for your wedding? Read more details here! The Crimson Poppy is a featured artisan in The Marketplace.


Pretty Paper Flowers

When I planned my wedding, I remember being slightly nervous when ordering the flowers. (Placing a rather large albeit expensive order for something that wilts the same day it is delivered can make one a wee bit nervous.) Fresh flowers can pack a pretty big punch to your budget, and while they are lovely let’s face it: they will get thrown away. Also, not all types of fresh flowers are in bloom year-round which is why I love paper flowers. If you order from an experienced designer they will look realistic, can be customized to fit your unique color scheme, and will not wilt. In fact, they will last forever. After the wedding, you can place your bouquet in a pretty vase to dress up your desk.

These flowers are handmade by The Crimson Poppy, an Emmaline Bride Featured Seller whom we adore!

Find more options by visiting the website and The Crimson Poppy’s EB Shop!

We have more handmade loveliness coming up later today!