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.
The more you can do for your wedding, the more money you will be able to keep in your pocket. These Bride and Groom Mugs are practical but also make cute gifts.
If you are a bride, perhaps it's something your bridesmaids or maid of honor would like to do for you or even with you. You can use them seperately on the morning of the wedding but you'll be able to use them together long after the big day. They make such wonderful keepsakes.
Learn how to make these Bride and Groom Mugs here at www.SomethingTurquoise.com!
When I saw these I thought they would be cute to use to stencil then paint on table numbers or they can be used as a base for a floral arrangements for rustic inspired events.
What you'll need:
- Piece of wood tree trunk slice
- Chalkboard paint
- Painter's tape
- Foam brush
- I used Martha Stewart's multi-surface chalkboard paint in green and blue. They really are the perfect spring/Easter colors, nice and pastel-y. You will also need a foam brush to apply the paint.
- Grab a roll of Painter's tape and cut small pieces to go around the tree slice protecting the bark portion. Then apply a nice even coat of chalkboard paint to the wood. Let it dry for one hour and the re-apply the paint a second time.
- You will need to wait 24 hours for the chalkboard paint to cure...tick, tock, tick, tock...
Once 24 hours have come and gone, grab a piece of chalk and
rub it all over the paint. This will help condition the
chalkboard so you can write on it! Wipe it off and your rustic
chalkboard is ready to use!
The recipe is comes to you courtesy of Smashed Peas and Carrots!
These candle holders are so easy to make and will save you so much money!
What you'll need:
- Glass Candlestick Holder
- Glass Vase with Straight Sides
- Glass and Bead Glue or Clear Silicone Adhesive
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!
You can find this tutorial with even more photos here at Momtastic!
These flip flops are so elegant they could worn for a beach wedding.
What you’ll need to make your Beaded Flip Flops:
- 1 Pair of flip-flops
- 1 Spool ½ inch ribbon
- Lots of beads in assorted sizes
- Tiny seashells
- Hot glue gun
- Needle and thread
1. Place a small amount of hot glue on the outside of the flip flop strap at the base and attach the end of your ribbon.
2. Continue wrapping your ribbon around the straps on your flip-flops until they are completely covered. Add small amounts of hot glue to hold your ribbon as you go and secure the end when you are finished with hot glue as well.
3. Take your ribbon again and wrap it around and back and forth across the center “V” of your flip-flops to fill in.Be careful not to make your “V” to high or if you really do want it to go higher, make sure you wrap it loosely otherwise it will be difficult to get your foot into.
4. You’re ready to start adding your beads. Add your beads one at a time sewing them on, (I put a small drop of hot glue under all of the large and medium sized beads as well as the seashells before sewing them). I stitched through each bead 2 times before going on to the next bead.
So whether you’re just hanging out at home or on vacation at some exotic beach (oh I wish!) you really need to elevate your foot wear with some beads and seashells. These beaded flip-flops bring to mind thoughts of Palm Beach, tans, and some serious relaxing. I don’t know about you but I am soooo ready for Summer.
Recipe source: Trinkets In Bloom
Want to add some blue sparkle to the sole of your wedding shoes? Here is an affordable way to do it!!
What you will need:
- Modge Podge: High gloss glue.
- Fine glitter
- Two 1/2 inch Paintbrushes
5. Use a dry paintbrush to lightly brush the glitter over the shoe. If the brush drags, put more glitter on the shoe and keep spreading it evenly over the sole of the shoe.
Find this tutorial here at Restyle Restore Rejoice!
The bride who created this didn't want to have the traditional guestbook at their wedding. So she took a large glass vase, tied some ribbons around it, and placed it in a wooden wreath. She then attached a handmade flower.
For the guests, she left three stacks of business size cards with word prompts such as "Love is..." and "We wish you..." but one stack was left blank. After each guest wrote a note, they slipped them into the small envelopes that were also on the table before dropping them into the jar.
I just love this idea...don't you?
This "spooning" artwork can be made in one hour (not including drying time) and for only $20 or less. I think it would make a cute anniversary gift.
- Old frame and glass
- 1 can silver and 1 can black spray paint (Krylon)
- adhesive letters (my Cricut and Contact paper)
- acrylic paint (a color you love)
- strong adhesive (Amazing Goop)
- 2 spoons (best if one is a little bigger than the other)
1. Take an old frame spray paint it silver.
2. Take the glass from the frame and spray paint it black.
3. Play around with the placement of the spoons and the contact paper letters. When you figure out where the spoons would go and adhered the letters accordingly. Once the letters were pressed on, add the paint colors...you can squirt the paint directly onto the glass.
4. Apply the paint, making sure your brush strokes go in one direction only.
5. When the paint is set (but not totally dry), go ahead and carefully start peeling up the letters. You can use the tip of an exacto knife and tweezers to pull them off.
6. When all of the letters have been peeled away and the paint is dry, apply the adhesive to the lowest part of the back of the spoon (basically where the bowl of the spoon rests when you set it on the table) and also on the back of the handle where it hits the table.
7. Once the glue is applied to the spoons, carefully position them where you want them and let them sit. Let them cure overnight ,just to be sure they are nice and secure.
You can find this project, with lots more photos here at TheVSpotBlog.com!
This Bubble Chandelier is tres chic and you can learn to make it for your wedding by using the instructions here at Frou Frou Fashionista! Place one over your candy buffet, head table or above your dance floor. It will add a platinum look to your small budget wedding!
These Musical Roses are so cute and you can make them yourself using the directions below that came to you from The Unreal Bride.
What you’ll need:
- Sheet music (buy sheets or download some for free from the internet)
- Florist’s tape or similar
- A toothpick
- Hot glue gun & scissors
1. Cut out a series of heart and petal shapes from the sheet
music paper (you’ll need to experiment to find the exact shape
2. Roll one of these horizontally around a toothpick – this will form the centre of your rose.
3. Roll the tips of the petals around the toothpick and then tease this out so the curl isn’t as tight.
4. Use the toothpick to create a fold in the petals.
5. Wind florist’s tape around the wire and then begin to attach petals one by one to the ‘stem’. Hot glue is best for this, but tape or paper glue can also work well.
6. Keep going until you’re happy with your rose. You may need to play around a bit to get the knack of it!