Category Archives: DIY Projects

New Product – Rubber Monogram and Favor Stamps!

Yayeeeee! Oh how I love rolling out new products. We are now selling customizable stamps, which have nearly endless uses for your wedding day.

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Thanks

Bergio

Braden

Check out all of our designs and purchase in the DIY Stamps section of our Etsy shop. Hope your Monday is spectacular!

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Carnival Party Available for Purchase Now!



 
Shown here for a little girl’s baby shower, this suite transitions easily to a boy shower, fun bridal shower, or birthday party! Click here to see the listing on our Etsy site!
*To see this party featured on our blog, click here*

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DIY Sewing Pattern Flowers

If you haven’t already, be sure to swing over to Wedding Chicks and check out our feature! Help a sister out and leave a comment :) Wasn’t the bride beautiful? I’m positive she couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect setting for her rustic-themed wedding.
Last but not least, I wanted to leave you with a super fun project for the weekend! The flowers used at our featured wedding were each hand-crafted by the Mother-of-the-Bride and her friends. What a labor of love! Check out the super easy steps below, and happy crafting!

 
Step One: Materials

Yellowed Sewing Patterns
Ruler
Scissors
24-gauge floral wire
skewers (optional)

Step Two:
Stack 10 sheets of sewing pattens cut to 10″ square.

 
Step Three:
Fold 1-inch wide sections of the stack, working into an accordion fold


 
Step Four & Five:
Pinch, loop, and secure a 12-inch length of wire around the middle of the folded pieces. Round the edges using sharp scissors.


 
Step Six:
Carefully unfold the layers of paper, fanning into a round bloom.


 
Step Seven:
A few gentle scrunches of the bloom will create the round “hydrangea” look that you want.


 
Step Eight:
If you will be arranging the flowers in a big bouquet using floral foam, wrap the remaining wire around a skewer. You can wrap up to three blooms around one skewers.


 
The Final Product:



A special thank you to Bryan Aulick for taking such incredible photos of the products we put together for Kelsie & Kyle’s wedding. It’s too often that details are skipped over by photographers, and the images Bryan captured were a dream come true. If you want a true collection of images of your wedding day, hire him.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Holiday Pillow DIY

Just wanted to share this little touch I recently added to my home- handmade burlap pillows! I think they make a wonderful addition to my front porch.


Supplies:
You’ll need several yards of burlap fabric, and a yard of another fabric for the letters and stars. I used two cloth napkins for my letters and stars, and needed about 3 yards of burlap, but it really depends on the size of your pillows. I also used scissors, pins, red thread, and a sewing machine, but you could feasibly do the sewing by hand if you were crazy patient :)
You can download the template for LOVE and JOY by following those links. The stars were created by assembling the scraps of fabric left from the letters. Not perfect, but quirky cute!

Step 2:
The only way I can really describe the pillow cases is this: think of them as an over-sized burlap sandwich bag. The pillow case folds over itself in the back, and you can use a button or pin to keep it shut. See the illustration below:



I would suggest laying your pillow on top of the burlap, and cutting around for the pattern. Cut the fabric tall enough to cover front and back with an extra 5 inches for the flap, and include two inches or so on the left and right.

Step 3:
Next, cut out your letters and pin them to FRONT panel of the burlap (Refer to the illustration above- the front panel is actually in the middle of the burlap.) If you’re creating stars from scraps, assemble the star pieces together using pins, and then pin the stars to the burlap. Remember, they don’t have to be perfect!



Step 4:
With the sewing machine on zig zag, sew around your letters and in the middle of the “O.” If you’re sewing stars, sew around the outside and THROUGH the middle of the star in various places. This will keep the pieces together, and add a touch of quirk.









Step 5:
This part can get tricky, so I’ve included another illustration to help. See below:



When you sew on the edges, be sure to leave plenty of room for the pillow to fit in. Remember, you can always make it smaller, but making it bigger requires pulling stitches, and that sucks.

Step 6:
Once finished, flip pillowcase inside out, insert pillow, and enclose flap by either tucking into the back, or pinning with a close pin. Easy peasy!



Let me know what you think of this project in the comments. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, xoxo!

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Fall Table Decor

We’re taking a break from weddings today to share this bouquet I put together this weekend. I bought the faux berry branches on clearance last January, and discovered that the bush in my front yard dies into these beautiful little dried buds. I also had some burlap and red ribbon laying around, so I sewed it into a quick-and-easy table runner. Came together nicely, I thought.







Since I’m obviously behind on the Fall decor, I’d better get a head start with the Christmas decor NOW! More to come soon!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Bags from Twig & Thistle

If there is anyone who knows how to do awesome Valentine’s Day downloads, it is Kathleen from
Twig & Thistle! Every time this holiday rolls around, I’m hot on her trail to see what she’s come up
with next. This download from last year is still fresh in my mind- so cute!









To see all of the instructions for this adorable craft, visit last year’s blog post. Thanks for your endless inspiration, Kathleen!

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Frame Fun!

I bought this super-cute frame at a thrift store for 5 bucks. In an attempt to create a wedding show on-the-go display, I covered it with old pages and glued my logo design to the middle. REALLY easy, and it even caught my husband’s eye! (“Whoa… where did that come from?”)
Rare, I’m telling you.









Of course, old frames are one of the biggest wedding trends these days. Here are a few of my favorite uses from around the web:


Seen on Green Wedding Shoes, Photo By Studio Castillero.




Seen on The Wedding Chicks, Photo by Emily Faulknor, Event Styling and Coordination by Event Designs by Heidi.


From Revived Vintage’s Shop on Etsy

Have a great weekend, and come back Monday for some sweet Valentines Day template downloads!

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