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Nov 13th

DIY $2.00 Tall Candle Holders

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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These candle holders are so easy to make and will save you so much money!

What you'll need:

Directions:

Turn vase upside down and apply a 1 ½” diameter circle of glue to center. Center candlestick holder upside down on glue and let dry. Add pillar candles to complete the look!

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You can find this tutorial with even more photos here at Momtastic!
Nov 13th

DIY Christmas Card Boards

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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These are Christmas Card Boards that are made simply by covering foam board with fabric. The fabric is held together by staples and the straw at the top was hot glued in place. Aren't they beautiful? You can use this idea in your wedding to create escort boards etc.

This project would find at pensandneedles-by-amy.blogspot.com.
Aug 16th

Here Are Some Affordable Typewriters For Vintage Lovers

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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If you have been looking for a working typewriter for your wedding then you have to stop by RomiandRomeo on Etsy. They have a great selection of working typewriters which is not something you find everyday. The prices are great and the colors to choose from are amazing. So you've just got to check them out.
May 29th

Affordable Custom Wedding Signs At The Peculiar Pelican

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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I found some cute, wedding signs at The Peculiar Pelican that I thought was adorable and affordable.

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Check out the wedding selection here in the Etsy shop.
May 29th

DIY Wedding Map Video Tutorial

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd


For all the DIY brides this is another project that you can save at least $50 if you choose to do it yourself and I am talking about your wedding map. Yes, these days most people have  OnStar or can look up directions on their electronic devices, however, if you are a bride who is having a vintage wedding, you can consider a wedding map as part of the theme of the day.

Wedding maps are most useful if you are having your ceremony and reception at two different locations, especially if the second locale is more than 15 minutes away, then a Wedding map would come in very handy for your guests.

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Another great reason to include a Wedding Map with the invitation would be for your out-of-town guests that may have a hard time getting around town and you don't want them to show up late on wedding day because they got lost getting to the ceremony or reception.

The video above is one of the best I've found on YouTube for making wedding maps. I really hope that it will be helpful to you as you plan your wedding and tackle your DIY list.
May 28th

DIY Centerpiece Featuring Curly Willow Branches Submerged In Water

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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This centerpiece is beautiful and definitely one you can make yourself once you study the picture carefully.

You will need:

Cylinder Vases of varying heights;
Cut Curly Willow Branches to submerge in the water;
Fake Ice Cubes to stagger between the curly willow branches in the vases;
Floral Stem Wire to hold the fake ice between the branches and
Floating Candles!

If you click on all the items you will be taken to Save On Crafts where you can buy everything you need.

However,  you can get some vases even cheaper at a local dollar store or online here at DollarTree.com!

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photo source: centro garden
May 28th

Kim Kasdashian's Wedding Dress

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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What do you think of the dress Kim Kasshian wore to marry Kanye West on Saturday, March 24th, in Italy?

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Personally, I think the back of the dress is stunning!!
May 23rd

Chocolate Layer Celebration Cake Recipe

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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Just look at this cook! Doesn't it look yummy? It sure did to me! I don't eat a lot of cake but when I do, I delight in trying something delicious and new. I didn't make this cake yet but it can be found here on Sweetapolita.

For this cake you will need:

  • For the cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups (220 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder - Extra Dark
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (9 g) salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (237 mL) strong, hot black coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup (237 mL) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (119 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • For the Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • 5 large egg whites (150g)
  • 1-1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Find the full recipe with mouth watering photos at Sweetapolio.

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