May 2014 DIY?

posted 4 years ago in May 2014
Post # 3
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AnaA:  I’m a DIY master!  OK, well, at least I like and am proficient at a few different crafting genres…I mostly sew, knit and soap.  😉

So far, I’ve only made one thing:  a cobweb lace shawl.

More photos here.

Still deciding if it would work as a veil or if it will just be something for my shoulders.

Also going to make:

– Soap for favors (I’m a cold process soapmaker).  Going to order a custom soap stamp for them.  Or, if I get lazy, we just won’t have favors.  No one will care.  🙂

– Veil (if I don’t go with the hand knit lace).

– Stretch lace or knitted lace shrug/bolero (if I use shawl as veil). 

– Flower girl dress.  Will be using this pattern.  Probably view B.

– Ring bearer pillow.  No ideas on what it will look like yet; it’s a square, so should be pretty easy peasy.

– Dresses for shower and bachelorette party.  I already have this awesome rose colored chantilly lace that I hope to use for one of them.  🙂

I briefly thought about making my wedding dress, but about half a dozen people, including my FI, told me I wasn’t allowed.  Hehe.  I can stress myself out sometimes, and then I’m no fun to be around…

I’m also thinking about buying bulk flowers for our centerpieces and DIYing the day before the wedding.  Seems like it might be too much to try and get done, though.

Post # 5
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I am doing a lot of DIY …here’s my list so far!

  • Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes – with ring pop
  • Save the Date Photo Prop
  • Save the Dates – Semi-DIY, I added to them
  • Flowers: Using paper and silk, bouquets are done!
  • Invitations: Done – just need to stamp and seal envelopes
  • Shoe Clips for my shoes
  • Koozies for the bridesmaids, we took these BM dress shopping with bottles of water in them.
  • Centerpieces: I am collecting vintage books, using my DIY flowers, and candles
  • Card Box: Semi-DIY, I used a Martha Stuart kit but added to it myself
  • Escort Cards, made from old Library Book check out cards.
  • Place Cards – designed and printing myself
  • Aisle Decor – more flowers DIY’d into paper cones

Here’s some pictures


Post # 6
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AnaA:  Thank you.  🙂  Yes, I think a mix will look nice!  🙂

@Ms_Purple:  Your flowers and invites are gorg!  You are Ms. Crafty McCrafterson.  🙂

And your boxes for your bridal party make me feel lame.  I just asked my MOH and bridesmaid.  Sort of wish I had done something cute now, but oh well!

Post # 7
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

Yay for DIY! Here’s my list:

-Pocket Invitations

-Escort Cards (Kusudama flowers)

-Aisle Runner (Hand Painting the 1 Cor quote)

-Pomanders (Just ordered literally 720 silk flowers, oh boy)

-Accordian Programs

-Semi-DIY Favors (lucky bamboo so I have to assemble and attach labels)

-Card Box (haven’t decided on design yet)

-Ceremony Backdrop

-Possibly the bouts and corsages for our family. 

Escort Cards (missing the leaves that will have people’s names):

Aisle Runner (flower petals aren’t attached, just wanted to see the finished look):

Invitations (3 other insert cards aren’t in and nothing is glued down, didn’t take a pick of the finished product for some reason!):

Inspiration for backdrop (haven’t had a trial assembly of ours yet):


Post # 9
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AnaA:  What happened that makes you think you failed?  I bet it’s not as bad as you think.


Post # 11
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@smg5281:  Oooo I’m wanting to make a backdrop like that- everything is just so pricey. Do you have any tips on cutting costs and, also, how you made it?

Post # 12
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

@DanceawaytheNight:  we made the actual structure out of PVC pipe that we bought at Lowe’s. That part was actually pretty cheap. We were able to get the whole structure for under $40. We bought smaller pieces so that it was more transportable but you could pay less if someone has a truck and you couldbuy the full height PVC pipe and not need the extra connectors. 

The cheapest tulle I found is at Walmart, $20 for a 54″ width 25 yard length bolt. That’s what we are using for the top draping, the shaped V’s. The fabric for behind it I actually borrowed from a friend who got married a few years ago but I would just hunt around and be on the look out for coupons or wedding resale. 🙂

Post # 13
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hi Bees! I’m in the thick of DIY!


-hand addressing envelopes (faux calligraphy with tracing addresses printed)

-table numbers in frames I’m hunting down at thrift stores 


-table squares

-favor tags (Jordan almonds)

-escort cards


Post # 14
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I finished the table numbers!!

 They have a romantic movie quote on each one!

Post # 15
2464 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@DomesticDiva:  wow you are a master! Going by your lace shawl alone, all of your other projects will be amazing!!

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