Post # 1
What were/are your favorite DIY or upcycled projects that you undertook (or are undertaking) for your wedding?
What was/is your least favorite DIY or upcycled project?
I am doing a DIY/upcycle filled wedding and I love to get inspiration (and learn what not do do!) from other brides!
Show me pictures if you have them 🙂
Post # 3
I’m using painted mason jars as centerpieces, and so I’ve been washing out and saving old spaghetti sauce jars. It’s not much, but it’s something…
Post # 4
I’m attempting to make a brooch bouquet.
Post # 5
I haven’t finished decorating the pots yet, but these will be part of my sweets table.
Post # 6
Here are a couple of my projects…
I glitterized the tops of these candle holders…96 of them! And I will never do that again!! What a pain. The worst part was the clean up.
And here are the cupcake stands we did.
Post # 7
I’m working on a plethora of crepe paper flowers (centerpieces and bouquets). The flowers are handmade using a tutorial from Martha Stewart. Here is the first centerpiece, currently starting on #2
I’m still a year and a half out, so I’m sure I’ll find even more DIY projects to take on.
Post # 8
I love DIY! Especially when it uses things you already have around the house. Thanks for making this post!
From old pickle jars, scraps of carstock, an LED tealight, and a disposable salad dressing cup (centerpieces)
From an old broken watch and beads left over from making my bridal necklace (for MOH)
From scrap fabrics (macaron coin purses that I’m using as earring holders for my BMs)
From old typewritter keys (cufflink set)
The following items were completely free for me to make (all leftover/trash materials)
From cardstock left over from making invites and vellum left over from making luminaries (ceremony programs, this was my least favorite project to do)
From extra paper I had after making my invites (menus)
From an old cardboard box, newspaper and mod podge (gift box for MOH necklace)
These are actually just a handful of my DIY projects, but I definitely wouldn’t have thought of all these things if I hadn’t joined WB.
Post # 9
@housebee: I love your centerpiece! So original and clever. I also am a huge fan of both the cufflinks and mini earring holders. I really want to attempt the later, but I haven’t quite mastered zippers yet.
I really love to be crafty so we’re incorporating a lot of DIY touches into our wedding. In terms of up-cycling, I’m planning on using old jars and bottles for our centerpieces. I haven’t gotten around to any assembly yet, so no photos unfortunately. I also am using my stash of my granny’s old buttons for my bouquet. These are the just the stems all bunched together. I’ll be adding a few lace roses using some of her old trim as well.
I also made toasting mugs. (SO is straight edge and doesn’t drink and I’m not a big champaign fan. In addition, we loooooove coffee so that was that.)
I’ve also been working on some other DIY projects too, such as our Save-the-Dates which were sent with a funny letter and adorable envelope.
Our cake toppers (or more accurately sit-near-the-cupcakes-and-look-cute-things)
Tears of Joy packets (This is just the prototype – I don’t have pictures of the real ones which were made in fabrics that match our wedding colors.)
I have a number of other projects either done (just without photos) or in the works. However with the wedding now only 6 months away come tomorrow, it’s time to get myself in super crafty gear!
Post # 10
I think my favorite so far has been painting A pop of Yellow on our chargers. It is nice at the end of a long day to sit down and do ten or twenty…kind of theraputic
My least favorite so far has got to be stringing leaves onto our invites…it was just so time consuming..
everyones projects look great!
Post # 11
@flying_hearts: Thanks :), I’m loving your tissue packets! If you can sew those, you can definitely make the macaron coin purses (tutorial: http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html/2). Also, if you want to put your cute little cake toppers on the cake, you can always make a base for them to sit on (mine is coblestone looking, but you could also make one that looks like water)
Cake topper with 6″x5″ base
Marbled blue “water” base on another project
Post # 12
I don’t have pictures, but:
– painted repurposed wine bottles
– painted votive holders
– repurposed frames made into chalkboards for our wedding program and maybe menu
– all of our paper goods
– chalkboard seating chart
– ceremony backdrop
Most favorite? Paper goods
Least? Anything that had to do with me removing sticky stuff from glass so that I could paint it. Pain in my arse. Also, trying to FIND a picture frame (Goodwill, etc.) that’s nice/big enough.
Post # 13
we just made these out of used wine bottles ( I posted the how too on another thread)
I made our card box out of an old cardboard box, plus I’m using old vntage lace curtains I have found at local thrift stores (cut into smaller pieces) to be pew covers along with fresh babies breath for the ceremony.
this is my inspiration, obviously I wont have pics until the big day in 6-7 weeks 😉
Post # 14
here is the card box, vintage rock and roll is our theme, you should have seen how ugly the box was before LOL
Post # 15
oh and our cake topper, there is another piece to it but it has our names on it and I dont have it blocked out yet, but these will be on top under an old movie “marquee” sign that reads:
DC Wonder Woman marries Marvel Captain America
Chad & Christie
(sorry pic is huge lol)