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DIY CRAFTY WEDDING IDEAS

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Triangles have become SUPER popular lately. These frames would be fun to display wedding signs or table numbers

                                     Triangle Frame Tutorial

DIY: Create Honeymoon Memories

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While on your honeymoon, send yourself a postcard every day from wherever you are with what you did that day…then bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip — complete with photos, stamps, and a run-down of each day’s events.

DIY Ring Pillow Satchel

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This cute satchel would be adorable for a ring pillow. After the wedding you will have a sweet keepsake to remember your special day. 

                           Heart Satchel Instruction Here

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                                Sugar ‘n Cream Scents Yarn 

DIY: Upcycled Glitter Tape Vase

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Add a bit of glitz and glamour to your bridal shower with tin can glitter vases.  

DIY Lanyard Chain Bracelet

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These lanyard bracelets would be fun for your bridesmaid and flower girls.                              
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                                        BRACELET TUTORIAL

DIY Folkart Clay Owl

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This do-it-yourself project comes with step by step instructions and pictures to help you get through the process.

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 You can paint the owl with Folk Art Acrylic Paint and add a little string onto the back for an instant handmade ornament!

                            FOLK ART CLAY OWL TUTORIAL

**** A special Thank You to Blitsy Crafts for allowing us to use their photos.

You can view the entire Blitsy Craft line here

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DIY: Love Notes Box

What You’ll Need:

  • An unfinished wood box (got ours at Michael’s)
  • Metal handle 
  • Spray paint (we used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze about $3.50)
  • The following free downloads…

  Download Lovenotes
  Download Lovenotescards
  Download Lovenotestags

  • Ribbon
  • 3” circle punch (or you could trace the top of a cup)
  • 3 3/4 ” white scalloped circle (cut with the Cricut or Punch)

STEP ONE:   Gather all of your supplies and print off all the downloads. Cut or punch out the 3” tag and back with the scalloped circle.

STEP TWO:Spray a few coats of paint on the box.
STEP THREE:  Once dry, attach the handle to the top of the box. (We used E6000 glue)

STEP FOUR:  Attach the 3” round tag to the front of the box. (We used glue dots) 

STEP FIVE:  Tie the instructions tag onto the handle with ribbon.

STEP SIX:   Fill the box with blank love notes cards.

STEP SEVEN:  Make one for yourself. Your  will have so much fun leaving each other random love notes.


*** Project and Photo credits: Eighteen25 (Thank You!)

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DIY: Pretty Painted Glass Centerpieces

Spring weddings should be easy to enjoy with pretty flowers taking center stage. These painted glass vases will give your tables a subtle design edge with even just a few floral stems.
 
 
Collect many different glass vases from thrift stores, left over bottles, etc. Purchase a couple of water-based paints in the colors of your choosing. (hint* you can even bring an item or fabric into the hardware store for them to match a color for you).
 
In a large basin, mix 4 cups paint with 1 cup water, stir well.
 
                      

 
                      
 
Begin taping off your vases to the level you would like the paint to reach. Vary the levels on your vases for a pretty aesthetic.
 

 
Dip the vases into the paint and swoosh to cover the entire bottom portion.
 
Turn the vases over on a drop cloth, and allow at least 24 hours dry time.
 
                    

 
Peel off all tape and using a damp paper towel, remove any residue paint (since your paint was mixed with water it will come right off).
 
 
Leave your edge straight for a clean look or you can make a jagged edge for added effect.
 

 
Set your vases somewhere dry and let the paint set for another 48 hours before using.
 
 
The possibilities are endless for color combinations!
 
                     

 
Fill with a few stems and group for very pretty table arrangements.
 
 

 
Enjoy!

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DIY: Gold Envelope Edge

This easy DIY paint project will transform regular envelopes into something extraordinarily fancy!

You will need:

- Metallic spray paint

- Double stick tape

- Envelopes, of course

STEP 1

Grab an envelope to use as the mask, and just put a small piece of tape at the point and at each side of the envelope underneath. Just enough to secure the mask so when sprayed, the edge stays put. You can make the edge as wide or short as you want.

Step 2

In a well-ventilated area (like outside), spray a light coating over the edge.  Let it dry for just 20 seconds or so.

Step 3

Then carefully peel the mask envelope off and voila! A perfect glowing, gold edge!

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DIY: Doily Stencil Painted Glasses & Dessert Plates

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This is a fast and easy, fun party project which would be perfect for your bridal shower or next family get together.

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You may have seen some other projects we’ve using this same Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen. I just love it!! It’s called Antique Lace, and you get 4 difference patterns in the package, I used the narrow lace one for this project.

Supply List:

1) Martha Stewart Glass Silkscreen, Antique Lace

2) Foam Pouncer

3) Martha Stewart Satin Paint, Camellia Pink

4) Glassware 

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 I picked up two very inexpensive Champagne Flute Glasses at a local thrift store, I think they were around 50 cents a piece. You can’t beat that! 

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 Step 1: Apply the silkscreen to clean Glassware.

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 Step 2: Using the Foam Pouncer apply the paint to the Glass.

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Step 3: Immediately peel off the Silkscreen and allow the glass to dry. 

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That’s it! Just let it air cure for 21 days, or if you’re in hurry you can bake it in your oven, according to the instructions HERE.

Dessert Plates

You can also make cute Doily Painted Dessert Plates using the same technique. 

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Supplies:

1) Blank Glass 8″ Plates (Reasonably priced at Walmart)

2) Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen - Floral Doily

3) Foam Pouncer

4) Martha Stewart Gloss Glass Paint – Opaque

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Perfect for your dessert table. : )

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How To Tint Glass Jars

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Tinted or painted jars and bottles are a fun way to add a pop of color to any home or party decor.  Here are some of the most common ways to paint or tint glass:

1. Mod Podge + Food Coloring – Simply add food coloring to mod podge until you achieve the color you want. Using a good quality brush paint the inside or outside of the jar.

Work quickly as mod podge will dry quickly. To add some extra dry time, add a couple of drops of water to thin it out a little.

2. Watered Down Enamel Paint – Add water to enamel paint to thin it down. With a foam brush, paint the container using even strokes. You may need to add a few layers to achieve the color you want.

To create a fun finish you can paint each layer with different colors. Let each layer dry completely before adding the next layer. Be careful not to have the brush to wet or the colors can start to bleed.

3. White Glue & Food Coloring – This is similar to the Mod Podge technique. Mix the glue and the food coloring until you achieve the color you want. A foam brush or paint brush should work fine. 

There are lots of ways to paint or tint your bottles and jars, most of them are variations of these formulas.

(Source: zazzle.com)

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DIY: Marbled Paper Goods

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You can use your marbled paper for so many things! I choose to make some cute little name cards as well as some little stir sticks.

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Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • 4 Colors of Acrylic Paints
  • Wooden Dowels
  • Mini Clothespins
  • String
  • Water
  • Liquid Starch (you can buy it right near the spray starch at the store)
  • Alum (found in the spice aisle, used in pickling)
  • Dishsoap

Step 1: The preparations

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ONE mix together 2 cups of liquid starch with 1 teaspoon of alum and pour in the bottom of a cake pan.

TWO water down a little paint so that the paint is just slightly thinner.  Add a tiny drop of dish soap to it, this helps the paint to float on the starch. mix well.

THREE construct a ‘comb’ with wooden dowels cut to 2 inches, or with toothpicks.

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FOUR using a paint brush, shake drops and splatters of paint onto your starch. Do this with all colors you’d like to include.

FIVE using your comb, comb the entire pan in one direction. 

SIX Then repeat in the perpendicular direction.

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Carefully place your cardstock onto the top of the paper.  Lay it down starting at one corner instead of straight down so that air bubbles don’t get trapped underneath. Once the paper has made full contact, lift by one of the corners and remove from the paint/starch mixture.

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Dunk the swirled paper into another pan of clean cool water (don’t worry!  The paint will stay on). Then hang on a string with clothespins over newsprint to dry.

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* Photo & Design Credit: House of  Earnest

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DIY: Gold Foil Tumblers

Guest Blog: Erin Souder

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It’s no secret that I love gold, and you know I could use a good cocktail on a Friday. I made these little gold confetti tumblers after seeing so many similar versions in the market. These aren’t too intense, but are pretty easy and are oh-so-cute!

Fill them up with a little pomegranate juice, some Zonin prosecco, and basil and you’ve got yourself a perfect treat.

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Directions:

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ONE tape off the bottom of a glass with blue painters tape and stick some dots onto the bottom, more concentrated at the top and less concentrated toward the bottom.

TWO cover the top of the glass with a sandwich bag and tape it down on the same tapeline as before.

THREE spray paint the bottom of the glass with a bright gold spray paint.

FOUR using a gold leaf pen, carry the dot motif up onto the top of the glass.  More concentrated at the bottom and sparse toward the top.

I think they’re so fun and sure do look festive for spring, right?  Grab just a few ingredients, have a cocktail and Happy Friday!

So, as a disclaimer, I am using spray paint on food and beverage item which isn’t recommended for food contact.  I felt like being on the outside of the glass I was comfortable with that, but if you’re not, please use your discretion. 

* Photos & Design by House of Ernest

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DIY: Four Leaf Clover Favor Bags

Lucky little four leaf clover bags make an adorable accessory for any event that needs a little extra green.

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You will need:

  • 3×4 inch muslin bags
  •  freezer paper
  •  clover craft punch
  •  acrylic craft paint (most supplies can be found at craft stores, like Michael’s Craft)

Directions:

Punch a clover out of a piece of freezer paper. With a clothes iron, iron the freezer paper square, wax side down, onto your muslin bag. Place a scrap piece of paper inside your muslin bag to prevent the paint from soaking onto the back. Paint over the clover punch. Peel off the freezer paper and allow your bag to dry.

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You can make as many clover prints on your bag as you want, just repeat the instructions above and allow the paint to dry in between each clover. This same idea can be repeated on a bigger tote, shirt, scarf or basically anything you might want to wear on St. Patrick’s Day!

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*Photography,  and styling by Sara Schmutz.

(Source: zazzle.com)

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DIY: Bride + Groom Coffee Mugs

Guest Blog: Jen

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SUPPLIES:

  • Cute coffee mugs in your choice of color
  • Pebeo porcelain paint pens

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Start by cleaning your mugs and wiping them with rubbing alcohol to prep the surface. Then write GROOM or MR or whatever your heart desires…

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Then of course, the BRIDE or MRS or whatever you would like…

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After the first writing has dried, write your special message to your fiancé on the other side of the mug.

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…and have your fiancé write a message on your mug as well!

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After the paint has dried for 24 hours, place your mugs on a cookie sheet and in a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 300 degrees F and bake for a total of 35 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the mugs cool down inside. After oven cured these mugs will be dishwasher safe. *Note: these are the instructions for these exact porcelain paint pens – if you purchase another brand please refer to those directions!

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Super cute and just darling to drink out of on the morning of your wedding!

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Perfect for photo ops as well! You could also could make these for all of your bridesmaids!!!

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* DIY CREDITS // Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Cute black and white coffee mugs: Pier-One Imports // Pebeo Porcelaine Paint pens in white and black: Amazon

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DIY: Sponge Stamped Cards

Guest Blog: Michelle Cangemi

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The tutorial I have for you today is for creating note cards with sponge stamps. Did you ever think a technique you used as a kid could be used in your wedding plans? Sometimes even the most simple DIY projects can have really cute results! These cards would make great thank you cards. You could also put together sets of 4-5 cards and give them to your guests as favors!

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Materials

  • Blank Cards & Envelopes (color or white)
  • Pack of Sponges
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Paper Plate

Note: I found a pack of 50 colorful blank note cards with envelopes on sale at my local craft store for under $5!! For any DIY wedding projects, be sure to look for sales and coupons. It can make a huge difference in the total cost of your project!

Step 1: Draw- Using your marker, draw the shape you’d like to use for your stamp on your sponge. I decided to use a heart.

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Step 2: Cut- Cut out your shape. (And be careful!)

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Step 3: A Splash of Color- … Or, white. Time to add your paint! Squirt some paint onto your paper plate and dip your stamp right in. Since my cards were brightly colored, I chose to use white paint for most of them. You might want to grab a piece of scrap paper to test the stamp out a few times before using it on your cards. Sponge stamps provide a lot of texture. You’ll get different looks depending on how much or little paint you use. The test runs are helpful for getting the look you want.

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Step 4: Stamp- Start Stamping! If you’re planning to group together sets of cards as favors, it can be fun to stamp them in different positions on the card to add a little variety.

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If you have more sponges on hand, why not create different designs? Create different stamps and mix and match cards for your favors or to give each of your bridesmaids a custom set of note cards. You could even keep them for yourself and use them as thank you cards after the wedding!

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* Photos & Design Credits: Michelle Cangemi

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Table Letters

Looking for a fun way to direct guests to their respective tables? Grab a few old fashioned wine bottles, chalkboard paint, and chalk (you choose the color) and spell out “I Love You”, “We Do” or another cute phrase and assign each group a letter. It’s a fun twist on tradition that’s sure to put a smile on the faces of loved ones.

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DIY: Frosted Glass Jars & Candle Holders

Are you looking for a way to enhance your tablescape without breaking the bank? Well, here is your solution… cheap glassware, a little paint, plus fancy frosted glass finish and tada, you have a perfectly personalized glass jar… great for any occasion! Fit for a candle, flower arrangement or anything your heart desires… get your gear and let’s diy…

Supplies:

  •  Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit (that’s right! turns any of her craft paint into glorious spray paint!),
  • Your choice in color of Martha Stewart’s Craft Paint
  • Krylon Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint
  • Glass jars of any kind,
  • Tape, stickers or labels of any kind!!!
  • NOTE: You can use a regular type of spray paint rather than Martha Stewart’s Paint Kit

Clean your paintable glass surface with alcohol before you start taping and painting! Tape off the area of your glass that won’t be painted with your colored paint…

…using any type of tape, sticker or label that you choose. Press firmly to create a cute relief design!

Get creative with your placement! These jars feel nautical… but yours could be modern or shabby chic!

Using the Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit, mix the paint and spray medium as directed on the package. Of course you can always use a regular type of spray paint, but this technique is just so much fun! Spray your glassware as desired… in a safe area, like your backyard!

If you need to turn, touch the taped areas…

Wait about 5 to 10 minutes before carefully removing the tape. Removing it before the paint dries completely will help prevent paint from lifting off the glass.

If your paint does lift off… use a paintbrush to touch up before you add the frosted layer.

After the first coat of colored paint is completely dry, then spray on the Frosted Glass Finish… this is my favorite part! I sprayed three light coats onto the jars. When this paint is wet, it looks wet – it takes like a minute to fog up and then just looks amazing!

So fun… and gives off such a romantic light!!! The frosted look will go perfectly with any color scheme!

*Photo & Project Credits:  Photography: Studio 11 , Project Design: Something Turquoise

(Source: zazzle.com)

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