- 6 years ago
Hi, Bees! I’ve really been enjoying some of the great threads about DIY projects – very inspiring!
I thought I would start one about “semi-DIYs.” Sometimes starting from scratch is too intimidating, overwhelming, time-consuming, expensive, etc. In those cases, I like to take an existing item and customize it so that Version 2.0 is exactly what I want. I’m doing that with a number of things for our wedding, so I thought I’d start a conversation and post a few pics.
The first ones I have are the guest book and pen holder. I saw these online and really liked them: http://www.amazon.com/N-A-Blush-Ivory-Guest/dp/B0012K736Q/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1338475941&sr=1-1-catcorr
But they weren’t quite what I was after – I really wanted them to have some green (our main color – the ivory and blush are our accent colors). Still, I liked this better than any of the green guest books I saw out there, so here’s what I ended up doing with it:
I was pretty thrilled with how they turned out! I’ll be adding similar custom touches to the flower girl baskets, although I haven’t gotten around to tackling those yet.
Anybody else adapting a preexisting basic item? Pics, please! A step-by-step of what you did might not be a bad idea to include, either, for other bees who get inspired.
(For these, I got a bottle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, two different widths of green ribbon, tiny silk rosebuds in ivory with green ribbon leaves, and some clear “fishing-line” style thread. I used the thread to sew the little roses around the larger ones and sew the trailing ribbon bow to the bottom of the bunch on the guest book itself. Then I layered the two widths of green ribbon over the penholder and book cover, and glued them on the underside only, since gluing them all the way around would have made the ribbon look splotchy and dull.)