Show me your "DIY Pinterest Inspired" Decor!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My whole wedding is a DIY and no wedding planner could of given me what I wanted the way I do. I am a Seamstress, crocheter and avid crafter.

 

I got a old hutch off craigslist for free and sanded it down, took hardware off and painted it myself, now I have a lemonade stand. I also did a photo booth that cost me a total of $5 and it is AMAZBALLS. I also have a fire pit with a smores bar made all the roasters myself. I did do dance floor with dj, but for all the people who don’t dance I got a poker table, hopeing someone leaves with an extra $300 in their pocket.  I have done my bridal cap, capelet all my linens were hand sewed and hand embroideredby my mom and sister with flowers on table cloths and nampkins. Plus all the women in my family made the food. And I crocheted my boquet. 

So have fun with it, make it yours and don’t think for a second for it to be amazing it does not even need to cost $1, find your vision and go with it.

 

GOOD LUCK!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@amandasouthcarolina:  I think it’s totally worth it, but then again I’m time rich money poor lol.  I sewed macaron coin purses, made jewelry, baked cake pops, made my own favors, did my own stationary (invites, programs, menus, escort cards, etc.), DIY caketopper, cardbox, flower arrangements, centerpieces, etc. (my list is super long, but I’ll post it if you really want to know).  I think I might be the only person on this forum that doesn’t use pinterest though, mostly because I’m old and unhip lol.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of my favorite DIY projects so far is my centerpiece. The wine bottle vases and the paper roses are Pinterest ideas excuted by myself and some unsuspecting bridesmaids, and my mother made a quilted table topper (she’s so talented!).

 

These are pictures of my centerpiece mock-up, minus there’s going to be some baby’s breath in the vase to fill out the space with the flowers a bit.

 

In my opinion, DIY is the way to go! Then you know your wedding is 100% you! 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@amandasouthcarolina:  I am going to do a blog on mine after our big day. I will post some when it is all done.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MBtheGirl:  Could not agree more, DIY is the only way to go.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My wedding is Saturday- I’ve DIY’ed a lot- I’m time rich money poor, too.  I made my own table runner and stenciled them, I’ve made all the centerpieces, I made all the bouquets and bouts, made my aisle runner, cake stand, bunting, wedding signs- my soon to be aunt-in-law is baking the cake (she actually baked today).  There are a million other little things I’ve made or done myself.  I’m also doing all the BM make-up and hair.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh! How fun. So far I’ve done 2 projects from there and am working on my third. 

 

One of my cupcake stands that made out of old sunae glasses from thrift shops, cake boards, and I modgepodged book pages to it (we are booksellers).

 

My caketopper:

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

saving for later 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did mercury glass vases and pedastools for my centerpeices with directions found on pinterest.  The mercury glass was definitely time consuming, so I painted some vases silver and left some clear.  Spray paint is definitely your friend!

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