DIY Brides- it's never-ending

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

nerk :  I did it a home. You can buy the foil off amazon and then add it to anywhere on your print that was printed using black toner from a laser printer. You run it through a laminator or buy a minc machine (better and more consistent results), peel it off and voila! If kinkos prints on a laser printer then you should be able to DIY it from there.

Post # 18
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

emmagreen482017 :  How did you do your aisle runner, cake stand and cake topper on your own?

Post # 19
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

iowadiybride :  With a lot of patience haha!

My aisle runner was a beast. It took me forever to finish. I made the shape template from a cardboard box then but out a bunch of semi circles in muslin fabric. Then I hand-glued 20,000 petals to it (clearly I’m insane). My sister helped with the hot gluing or I’d never have finished it. I could have bought one on etsy for a bunch of money but I made mine for about $50.  

For my cake stand, my cake was 16″ so none of the store ones were big enough. I went to buy one off etsy but the reviews complained it was just styrofoam so I got some round styrofoam, glued some together and glued paper to it.

And the cake topper, I designed it in photoshop, printed and traced it onto foam core. Cut it with an exacto knife then used spray adhesive and dunked it in glitter. Not quite as sturdy as the wooden ones on the internet but it was custom and cost like $10.

Post # 20
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Wow everyone’s stuff is so amazing! I’m still four months out from the wedding, but I’m in the middle of working on:

– A huge colorful paper flower backdrop (this one is taking me the most time, by far)

– Our invitations

– The bridesmaid shirts

– Another paper garland that I’ll probably use randomly as decoration

– Cake topper

– All signage

– Floral centerpieces

I have a habit of taking on waaaay to much and then stressing about getting it perfect, so I’m purposefully taking it slow and only adding things when I feel it’s manageable. I was helping my best friend finish hand painting her centerpieces until 2 am the night before her wedding, and I really don’t want to be that bride lol!

Post # 21
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

nerk :  can i ask where you bought your bulk candy? we are doing a candy bar too and im finding bulk candy online to be outrageous!

Post # 22
299 posts
Helper bee

Eek!   I feel overwhelmed as well,  and I still have a year to go on my wedding.   We’re diying as much as we can,  and I know my propensity to procrastinate so I’m trying to get as much done now as possible.   Here’s what I have on my plate…

Three foot tall letters spelling the word “love” painted with copper glitter.  (Almost done,  just needs top coat)

Build,  stain,  and wood burn wooden boxes for center pieces. 

Make over a hundred flowers from fabric,  then group in to bouquets and center pieces. 

Use cricut to diy invitations and to address envelopes,  hand paint water color image for invites. 

Make save the dates,  thank yous, advice cards etc. 

Build photobooth, learn how to set up photobooth, paint props.

Add gold accents to vases.

Those are the ones I’m focusing on right now,  I’m sure there are tons more I’ll add to the list.   Have I mentioned I’m also taking care of my Future Mother-In-Law, while she recovers from bone marrow transplant,  and that we’ve just adopted a very aggressive and nervous puppy.  Needless to say,  I’m exhausted! 

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