- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
We only had 1 month to plan everything so I didn’t quite get all my DIY projects done, but here’s what we did get…
Invitations (we used mostly materials we had at home and just picked up some ribbon so we ended up doing 2 different designs):
I blinged out our flower girl basket:
Then we made this for our ring escort to carry and used it for our ring warming ceremony:
My ring was a bit of a DIY too because I couldn’t find what I wanted so I had to really hunt through ebay (stone), amazon (setting), and then take it in to a friend to have it pieced together for a custom ring in a moonstone because I wanted something to represent a part of my family that is no longer with me and has been passed down in our family for years.
I really wanted blue/green jars for our centerpieces, but they were so expensive so I found a tutorial online to tint jars with food coloring and Elmer’s glue so my Mother-In-Law made these for us and we ended up filling them with rice (tinted with food coloring) and using them to weigh down the aisle runner. They were supposed to make it back to the reception for added decor, but that didn’t quite happen so they ended up being ceremony decor only and are now decorating my kitchen (and I’m making more because I really loved how they came out…
Our very time consuming backdrop we made from leftover aisle runner and crepe paper (my SIL who sat there and spent an entire day texturing crepe paper for this never ever wants to see a roll of it again, LOL):
I don’t have a good pic yet, but we couldn’t see ourselves spending the money on an actual unity sand set so we created our own by buying vases at Michael’s. But here’s the TV tray my Maid/Matron of Honor decorated and turned into a table for the unity sand ceremony (although there’s a stray crepe paper gone wild in the wind):
It’s hard to see, but we also did a similar concept for our reception tables. Darling Husband was set on plastic tablecloths and I was so afraid they would end up looking cheap, but we ended up doing the plastic in our color and made tulle overlays for these and they turned out great. Here’s a background pic where you can kind of see:
Then we had family friends who DIY for our favors (2 designs because they ran out of the materials they had at home for the first batch):
Here’s our centerpieces.We created these from craxked ice crystals, Dollar Tree vases, a submersible LED, foam core paper, a little spray paint, and some sea glass.
Here’s our paper lantern canopy made with 3 poles, LED throwies, the lanterns, and some string:
(from up above)
And a shot from down below:
This wasn’t’ meant to be a DIY project, but when we got the floating lanterns. they sank on our first trial in a couple of hours. So we had to re-enforce them and glue the candles in so that they would stay put.
And also not completely a DIY, but we ended up rigging these citronella candles up since everything was outdoors to try to help keep away the bugs:
We also planted flowers for the ceremony since it was at my in-laws house and painted the deck snd cement on the side of the house beforehand.
I stripped apart a canister and cut up some hearts as a guest book. Then I decorated some bubbles and put them in these really cute tin bukets. My Mother-In-Law recruited some family help to wrap the silveware in napkins and tie a ribbon around them. And our final DIY project was to make programs. If I find other pics of these projects, I’ll add them on later..