(Closed) DIY Brides?!

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Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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chelseanhilliard:  i spent under £50 for 60 invites and 100 business cards (that lead you to website). Included in that price was a paper upgrade to linen.

Even though my wedding is in November, I got them early because of a 50% off sale. I am sooo happy with them. The paper feels alot more expensive than it was. I also ordered a rubber stamp of the wedding motif i designed to stamp the back of the envelopes for £10.00 for the large stamp.

 

Also when I was tracking delivery it said there was a delay so vistaprint refunded me the postage and sent out a whole new order free of charge for me to arrive the next day. I now have twice my original order for £50. Haha!

As long as you are computer savy they were very easy to do. And now I just have to decide how I’m going to send them off. Tied with twine? Ribbon? This is the fun part!  

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Oops! I just created a thread for sharing DIY’s – didn’t notice this one…love everyone’s projects they look awesome. Im enjoying all my little projects its my new hobby! Here are some of my DIY projects so far. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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rusticglambride:  so in love with your arch – looks so good and the seating chart frame too! I deleted my thread since I saw this one was already out there – thanks for sharing! 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I finished my ring boxes yay

 

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Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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rusticglambride:  these are so awesome! I think they came out so great 😊

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve just made my bouquet last night – I love how it turned out though it was my first shot and I may tweak it, the lavender sprigs look incredibly long in photos haha.

I’m going to work on my wedding partys bouquets and boutonnières then our simple centerpieces all week while I’m on break from class 😊

I love DIY and the women on this board just impress me constantly!

Post # 38
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Worker bee

I’m so happy this board exists! DIYing has been my favorite part of the entire wedding planning process and been my main stress reliever because I find everything else to be quite stressful to be honest. This is a picture I posted to Instagram so it’s not the best or most detailed. But I made three chalkboards for my seating chart using antique frames, upcycled some Smuckers peanut butter jars for my vases using chalk paint and lace and made my card box out of a wooden box my sister bought to give a friend for Christmas and decided not to use. It’s chalk painted and then I mod podged some flowers from a Rifle Paper Co. to-do list my friend gave me, wood burned the top with the word “Cards” and added a knob to the front. I also made my ring bearer pillow with some linen and tulle fabric from JoAann. DIYing is just my favorite and I’ve loved looking at everyone else’s DIYs as well!

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Post # 39
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Newbee

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JessMoy:  your diys look great! I love you card box! I bought a wood burner but haven’t yet found anything to write on!! I also planned on making a chalkboard sign out of an antique frame, but I read somewhere online not to paint the glass with the chalkboard paint.. did you paint the glass or the cardboard? I didn’t understand why you couldn’t paint the glass. 

Post # 40
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Worker bee

 

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futuremrsr428:  I did try to paint the glass of that small white frame at first, it’s just a cheap one from the dollar store, but it came out really streaky and not great. None of the other frames came with glass so I went to Home Depot and had them cut some plywood down to size and then I painted that and stapled it into the frame.s I had some scraps leftover so I wound up tossing the glass from that tiny frame and replacing it with wood because I just didn’t really like how the painted glass looked. I’ve seen a whole bunch of tutorials with people who just painted over the glass and it turned out great but I don’t know how they do it. Maybe it was the paint I used? I used FolkArt chalkboard paint but I’ve read that Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in graphite works well even though it’s not actually chalkboard paint. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

just got done with my bridesmaids hair pieces 

Post # 42
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Newbee

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JessMoy:  oh ok! I also have the folk art chalkboard paint so it looks like I’ll be going to home depot! 😊

Post # 43
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Worker bee

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futuremrsr428:  Cool! I hope you’ll post pictures when you’re done! I’d love to see how they come out. Making chalkboards has become my favorite project.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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chelseanhilliard:  I decided not to print my invites the same way as my save the dates. I decided to hand watercolor my invites. Since my theme is not the usual (tropical colors, bromeliads instead of roses) I liked the idea of brightly colored invites. 

My Maid/Matron of Honor and I worked on some yesterday:

(Excuse the “ribbon”, I’ll be going to the store to get a thicker ribbon- we wanted to see how these would come out before I bought the ribbon). I designed the wording and printed it from my computer on vellum paper) 

Post # 45
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Newbee

Just finished my first diy project yesterday! I saved about $82 making my own initial napkins! I already had the stamp ($1 from target dollar spot, the ink pad was $5 and their napkins were about $12 for 250! If I could change one thing, I would rather the r be more of a cursive font but I’m still happy with them! What do yall think?? 

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