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Hey October Bee’s
So I finally finished my first DIY wedding item. I feel it would be cool to start our own October DIY board. So we can all share ideas, instructions and DIY tips. I hope this board is helpful because I have a lot more to make and I feel a sense of pride to upload my pics 🙂
Show us your pic? Pic below
What is it? Ceremony Favor boxes (I call them my “Box of Joy”)- inside each box is tears of joy packets and bubbles.
What are you using them for? Added each box on the sits at the ceremony so each guest can have a little box of joy
How long did it take to make? I stopped a few times but all in all about 4 total hours
How many did you make? 80 tears of joy, 70 bubbles and a total of 70 favor boxes
What supplies did you need to make it?
Tears of joy- box of business cards from Vistaprint, tissues, glassine 2×3 envelopes, 1/4 organza ribbon and red roses
Bubbles- I bought business cards from Vistaprint and cut them down to size, wire from Michaels and 1/4 black and white ribbon
Favor box- favor box, double heart clear stickers and silver ribbon
Tape, glue, scissors and patients was also needed.
How much it cost to make? Evereything was about $20 in materials so each box totaled .30 cents
Did you have help? My FI helped me tape the ribbons on the favor boxes 🙂
Post # 3
Those look fantastic! Great job! I have soooo many DIY projects, some are completed with DIY instructions and some are on hold until we finish with our renovations.
But for now I will put pictures of my finished projects and the ones I have on the go 😀
Here’s my garter set: Instructions are here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-diy-garter-belt-progress-long-pics-included & http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/semi-diy-garter-toss-belt
My pearl Bracelet, just have to cut the hanging string and it’s done.
My personalized hangers: instructions here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-personalized-hangers-3?replies=1#post-
My I SPY:
My Kiddy bags and books: the main post is here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-little-kids-bags-steps-038-pics-included-heavy
One of my shoes: post here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-diy-strassing-blue-shoes-progress
Our favors – Apple Jelly Jars Yummy! This is the first time I post of it 😀
I think that covers most of them, I know I have more somewhere, just gotta find them lol Sorry for posting so many of them hehe I too have pride in showing them 😀
Post # 4
@couawilou: Wow, you are a DIY Bride machine. Everything looks great. Thanks for sharing. I love the garter, too cute.
Post # 5
@actime: Thanks! I’m running out of room to keep all of these lol
Post # 6
@actime: & @couawilou:
Damn guys….great job!!!
Here are mine…I’ve posted them before 🙂
My centerpiece mockup:
My 1st attempt at my invites….probably will be too expensive with the crystal pin so I will probably have to come up with something else. (My sister said it looks too much like a garter 😉
I have so many more left to do!!
Post # 7
@misskittykakes: I love ALL the blings. Your shoes are super super cute. Your invites are fancy 🙂 I need to start making mines but I pretty much have a moch up in my mind.
Post # 8
@misskittykakes: I seriously LOVE your shoes and the toasting flutes! They turned out fantasticly gorgeous!!!
Post # 9
MAN I NEED TO START TAKING PICTURES AND POSTING…AND FINISHING THESE PROJECTS AND START CHECKING THEM OFF THE LIST
Post # 10
Here are my currently completed DIYs…
Custom printed envelope liners. I used ‘paper bag’ colored paper, chestnut colored ink and a woodgrain stamp from Paper Source. I also used their envelope liner templates. This project took me a couple of hours to trace, cut out and stamp 20 liners.
These are my invites that I put together with pieces from Cards & Pockets. The monogram was a stock design from Cards & Pockets too. The interior of the card features an invite that I purchased from Download and Print that was customizable.
These have been a labor of love, I’ve broken it up over several sessions but I’ve put a good 4+ hours into designing and assembling these 20 invites.
Here they are packaged with our wedding map from NattyMichelle on Etsy whom I HIGHLY recommend. Putting these together was the easiest part of the assembly process!
Here’s an ‘in process’ picture of my recessional flags for my ring bearers/flower girl. I’ve gone back and darkened up the letters. I intentionally left the edges raw, I think it makes it more rustic and childlike as if they put them together.
And last but not least, another NattyMichelle design. My bridal shower thank you cards! I sent her photos of my dress and my bridal party dresses and she designed these cards! The design was also featured on my bridal shower invites.
I have so many DIYs left, I’ll try to keep up as I complete them!
Post # 11
@ButtercupBo: Love your bridal shower thank yous, they are beautiful! I haven’t even touched invites yet, yacks!
Post # 12
beautiful things!!! I’m making wedding wish tree tags, I will post pictures this weekend 🙂
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@couawilou: Thank You! I love them so much I almost can’t bear the thought of writing on them and putting them in the mail after my shower!
Post # 15
@ButtercupBo: Wow, your invites look amazing. You did a great job. Labor of love paid off.
Post # 16
@actime: Aww thank you. I was almost too intimidated to post them, there are so many beautiful invites on here.