Post # 31
2nd project: STDs and Invitations (pics to come – I need to blur out personal info)
3rd project: Calligraphy for the STDs and Invitations, RSVPs and return address. Here is a sample. I did calligraphy in high school and haven’t touched it in years but I fell in love with ‘modern calligraphy’ so I bought a $5 pen, some ink, and started practicing based on some online tutorials. I will likely do this for the ‘Thank You’ envelopes as well if I find the energy.
Post # 32
Look at all of this fab DIY! Here’s mine, except for the first one which my hubby put together!:
I made the soap, but not the organza bag: handcrafted cold process with a custom soap stamp.
Ring bearer pillow
Flower girl dress (sorry about the bad looking identity protective photoshopping). I’m standing behind her in the first pic and there’s a bridesmaid dress in the background, so you can see the whole color palette.
And this knitted lace shawl…probably my favorite piece of wedding DIY.
Also made my shower/bachelorette/rehearsal dresses.
Post # 33
LOVE your shawl! I knit too! I wanted to do a knitted lace shawl but since my dress is lace my mom didn’t like the idea. How long have you been knitting??
Post # 34
Woohoo, knitters unite! My mom taught me as a kid, but I got back into it about 13 years ago and have been goin’ strong ever since (well, it kind of alternates with the sewing). I particularly enjoy knitting lace (or as my sister says “maximum effort for minimal output”) and socks. 🙂
Post # 35
I LOVE all of this! Did you use pallet wood for the signs? I was thinking about doing that but worried it might look a bit too rustic. Yours looks nice and polished though, did you stain it? Also how did you make those log centerpieces?
Post # 36
OMG! Similar story! My mom taught me basic knitting as a child. I picked up in college again but didn’t commit to learning it properly. Then I bought an ‘amigurumi’ book (crochet toys) thinking it was knitting and found it was crochet (oops!) but I loved them and decided to teach myself to crochet instead. In the process of doing that I decided to pick up my knitting needles again and really improve my skills and technique (which includes picking up lace knitting!). I am addicted!!! Are you on Ravelry?? I have to admit, I picked up and excel at crochet so much more – knitting is harder in my opinion but I still enjoy it. I wanted to do knitted stuff for the wedding but my fiance put the kabosh on that (because of time). But I am making our cake toppers out of yarn hehe.
Post # 37
Holla knitta chicks! I love me some stitching 🙂
I’m DIY’ing my bouquets (and the girls) out of felt flowers I make myself. (You can google felt flower wedding bouquet for some examples).
Here is what I’ve done so far!
Still in process of making these (thank goodness we’re having a 15 month engagement). I will be making some sprigs of felt greenery to go in the bouquets too!
Post # 38
Unmmm! Love the shawl! Another fellow knitter bee!!! I’ve never tried lace before. I will have to when I finish this blanket!!!!
Post # 39
I used this chart from RIT to figure out the proporitions of dye I needed to get the colors I wanted: https://www.ritstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ColorRit_FINAL.pdf. The instructions say the dye is for 1 oz of fabric which is exactly how much one package of petals from the Dollar Tree weighs (yes, I used my food scale to weigh a package). For the darker colors I tripled the amount of dye for one package of petals. I also put them in my crock pot and left them on low for eight hours. That seemed to be the best method for me. I have a black crock pot so I didn’t have to worry about staining. To make the dye, I boiled the water and then added the measurements in and stirred it then transferred it to the crock pot. I didn’t add salt or whatever else they suggested because it seemed like a waste of resources.
This is the tutorial I found and used: https://craftywedding.wordpress.com/tag/petal-aisle-runner/. However, I found out that my aisle was twice as long as hers so it took way more petals. My aisle length is 45 feet. I’m not sure if I have enough petals or not because I haven’t finished it. But I am sure hoping it is. 🙂 I purchased 30 bags of 300 petals. I went with the hot glue option for securing the petals and they seem to be staying on just fine.
Depending on your colors you might be able to find already dyed ones. I know Dollar Tree carries red and pink ones around Valentine’s Day and some stores all year long.
Post # 40
omg everyone is so creative!
I love DIY!I got married at my grandfather’s house and had this (ridiculous) idea to do a ribbon ceiling for the entire length of the porch where everyone was eating, but I do have to admit all the hours were worth it.
The roses were also DIY, I bought them from Sam’s Club and my family and I cut them and then stuck them in the Dollar store vases that had ribbon tied around them that matched the ceiling.
I also made all of our cake toppers since we did 5 cakes. This one is my fav:
I missed my chocolate lab so it was nice to have this at the wedding 🙂 and The veil on the girl dog is the same netting I used for my birdcage veil!
Post # 41
- Wedding: July 2015 - Museum
OH MY GOSH! I absolutely love your ceiling! That’s incredible!! How did you do that?!
Post # 42
I had a “rustic rainbow” wedding. 🙂
We did a couple signs like the below. We found someone selling bulk barnwood and just stripped it and cleaned it up and my dad cut it and nailed them together. I painted them…
I bought the box unfinished from either Michael’s or Hobby Lobby and my husband has a wood burning tool. I found the idea on Pinterest or Etsy. I found a font on dafont.com, printed it and used it like a stencil for the wood burning tool. The inside is split by a divider and I lined one side with burlap with a piece of jute string to tie the ring to and on the other side I used lace to line it with really thin white ribbon to tie my ring into. On the top of the lid I put Mr. and Mrs. corresponding with each side. Then I used Van Dyke stain.
He had a matching chair back.
My mom found these laterns and I found colored hemp that I wrapped them with and used hot glue. Mom wrapped all the plain votive candles with jute string.This was hanging above our “altar”. It was my favorite detail of my entire wedding ceremony. My mom did the whole thing. I tried to incorporate color but not make it overkill. Basically the altar, the mr and mrs chair backs, the little string around the lanterns on the centerpieces, my bridesmaids dresses and the groomsmen’s ties and shoes as well as the inside of our cake were the only things with color. Oh and my flower crown and bouquet…and tie dye toms 🙂
Post # 43
thank you so much!
I quickly found out that ribbon was too expensive for a 65 foot space so I decided fabric was a better idea. I picked coordinating colors and ordered fabric online and also a rottery blade and mat. That thing was a life saver!!
So I cut all the fabric in 2 and 3 inch pieces (the porch is 12 feet wide so I did 18 feet) and then my mom and I put it all together one weekend. It did take the whole weekend but it made it so easy to put up. We split it up into 13 5-foot sections and hot glued the 18 foot pieces perpendicular to 4 long pieces that were spaced 4.5 feet apart so that some fabric would hang down.
We hung globe lights across them and I was really happy with how it turned out 🙂
Post # 44
I love your cake toppers!
Post # 45
Thank you!! They are actually just wood cutouts I ordered off etsy (gosh, I love that site) and then painted with acrylic paint. I hot glued a shish kabob wood skewer from the grocery store on to it so it would stand up.
Any other brides who want a cheap was to make cake toppers, it was really easy! I also got cutouts of Vermont and Maryland (for groom and bride) and small hearts that I painted in our wedding colors and put on one cake. 🙂 And I think I got all the cutouts for $20 including shipping. BEST. DEAL. EVER.