Strawberry Cake Centerpiece
This cute strawberry shortcake centerpiece is a fun idea for summer. It would be perfect for a cozy, casual outdoor wedding, your bridal shower, or a brunch for your wedding party.
DIY "I Love You" Coffee Stencil
Turn your latte into something special with this cute stencil trick and a little cocoa. I drew the design on a piece of paper, then laid a plastic lid on top. (This one is from a deli container I saved.) With an X-acto knife, I cut through the plastic, tracing along the design underneath. A tip: you’ll never be able to cut the shapes out in one pass. Make many cuts on top of each other...
DIY - How To Stencil With Freezer Paper
This is a fun and easy stenciling project. You could design your own totebags, or tee shirits as gifts for your bridesmaids, flower girls or even your moms. How To stencil your own stuff: Buy a roll of freezer paper (approx. $3.99) Draw your design on the paper. The great thing is that the freezer paper is slightly see-through, so you can lay it over the image you want to stencil and easily...
DIY Wedding Placemats
DIY Lottery Ticket Favors
A Lottery Ticket Favor is a playful idea and your guests will love the chance to win some money. Best of all this DIY project is so easy! Simply enclose a $1 Scratch-off state lottery ticket and a penny (for good luck) in a glassine or vellum see-through envelope. You can decorate the envelope any way you want with ribbons and tags. If ribbons aren’t your thing, simply make labels on...
The Package Game Are you Bronze, Silver, Or Gold? Those cutesy names used by photographers to describe their packages aren’t by accident. Many studios cleverly use psychological tactics to get couples to spend more. For example, some photographers use precious metals for package names: from bronze (the least expensive) to Gold (top of the line). But what bride and groom just wants...
DIY Guest Welcome Bags
Guest Blogger Amy Our Welcome Bags are finished! These will be handed out to the guests who are staying at the various hotels. We went shopping for them and I assembled everything between Saturday and Sunday. Whew! It was a lot of work, but I had a lot of fun putting these together. So, what’s included in each bag? We included two water bottles, a bag of mixed nuts, a bag of our...
Sand Mural Wedding Proposal
Ah… how romantic! A groom-to-be Jason Fordley hired a sand artist to create this amazing large-scale sand mural wedding proposal on the Beach for his girlfriend Kelly Riplinger. Needless to say Kelly said…YES!
DIY Heart-Shaped Paper Clips
I just made some of these adorable-heart shaped paper clips to take to work with me. I used jumbo clips I got in a multi-color pack at Target for about $2.00. They are so super easy to shape.
DIY Bathroom Baskets
Have you ever been at a party and suddenly became self conscious about your breath from the garlic you just ate; maybe spilled something on your dress, or a sudden gust of wind blows your perfect hair in all directions. What did you do? I bet you ran to the ladies room; looked in the mirror and screamed…eeekkk! You most likely looked around for help but there was nothing there. Don’t...
DIY Vintage Brooch Necklace
Guest Blogger Mandy. Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be sharing a little project today. My name is Mandy I want to thank Jasmine for inviting me to share this quick, simple tutorial on my vintage brooch necklace. It’s super easy to make, and would be such a beautiful gift for your bridesmaids (or anyone for that matter!) Here are some photos and details of how to make your own brooch ...
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I am completely obsessed with this next idea, and actually, just might go make these adorable coasters myself to have in our office! Also love the idea of making each bundle different, with modern graphic prints. GREAT way to add a pop to your decor. Here is the play by play… Materials Home Improvement Store: -Square ceramic tiles. I purchased mine at Home Depot. Mine are 4 1/2″ x...
Sand Castle Wedding Cake
Growing up near the ocean I love anything to do with the beach. So when I saw this Sand Castle Wedding cake it was love at first sight. The icing is white chocolate cream cheese and is covered in ground up Nilla Wafers.
DIY Wall Garden Favors
These mini DIY Wall Terrariums are just about the cutest little things. These vertical terrarium wedding favors make great gifts because they don’t take any room, and are extremely easy to maintain. Who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of the outdoors to their home or office? - Gravel (can be found at any pet store in the aquarium section) - Air plants, cactus or succulents (you will...
The Hottest Wedding Trends
1. What is your favorite wedding color? A: Brides said: Grey is your favorite. 2. What is your favorite wedding trend? A: Brides said: It’s almost a tie. 3. What’s your priority? Rate the following wedding planning items by level of importance to your special day. A: Brides said: Number 1: Photography, 2: Reception, 3: Wedding Fashion
To all of you amazing, beautiful mothers….HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!
Q. Is it considered rude to write “black-tie” on the wedding invitations? My mom says guests won’t come if they have to wear a tux. A. It might be a hassle for some of your guests to rent a tux (especially if you don’t run with the opera-benefit crowd), and good hostesses don’t hassle their guests. A simple solution is to use the wording “black-tie ...
DIY Hot Cocoa Favors
This next Cocoa Project is probably inappropriate for a summer wedding but it’s a cute idea if your getting married in the cooler months. What you’ll need: - 100, 12″ Disposable Decorating Bags (x3) - Chocolate powder (x2 from Costco or Sam’s club) - 75 teeny, tiny hair ties (x2) - Marshmallows bags (x4) - Twine (x1) - Favor tags Instructions: Step 1: Cut decorating bags...
DIY Candy Popper Favors
I mean, COME ON! How completely and totally adorable are these Candy Poppers. Perfectly placed on each dinner plate, they are that little bit of whimsy, little bit of sweetness that every wedding needs. Oh and did I mention that they are insanely easy. Just follow these super simple instructions and voila! Materials tissue paper roll double stick tape scissors 1.75 x 5 piece of...
DIY Mother’s Day Cheese Favors
I found this cute idea on the Thig and Thistle website. Since Sunday is Mother’s Day I wanted to share this idea with you. Create a simple and tasty brunch tablescape for Mother’s Day with these little fabric wrapped cheeses as a starter. All you’ll need is some fabric, a scalloped rotary cutter, waxed linen twine and enough Mini Babybel Cheeses for everyone. Place in the center of each...
DIY Flower Girl Baskets
This adorable, flower girl basket is made out of a plain ol’ take out container. I covered the basket with specialty paper and paper flower embellishments, but the possibilities of colors and patterns are really endless. Enjoy! What You’ll Need A Chinese “Take Out” Favor Box (about 5 inches wide) 2 Yards of 1/2” Grosgrain Ribbon Paper Flowers A Few Buttons A Sheet of...
DIY Framed Serving Trays
This is a simple project but one that can pack a lot of punch and be used in many different ways. Use as dessert trays; maybe put your wedding cake on a large frame, use frames for your seating charts. Or maybe scatter frames around a buffet table to describe the dishes; use them next to your guest book and place a picture of the bride and groom on top….the possibilities are endless. ...
DIY Heart Escort Cards
These three-dimensional escort cards are as easy to make as they are refreshing to look at. At first glance, they appear to have been blown onto the table by a warm summer breeze. Following the instructions below, make them using a heart-shape craft punch, bright-white ink, scissors, glue, and paper in a range of watery hues that complements your palette. How to Make It 1. Cut a slit...