- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
My Husband and I will be married for a year before we have our wedding reception. We got married in Vegas in February 2010. I am a very crafty person and felt I could make most of the decoration items for the reception. We have a budget and DIY is chaper and fun.
This is my felt flower bouquet. I really like these bouquets but wasn’t willing to shell out the $150 most sellers ask. I bought the flowers from Etsy.com along with two sets of vintage buttons. I did all the embroidery over the course of five days. I found this project really fun and well pretty. I went with the Antique Lace line from bbdsupplies . It was a perfect choice because these colors really accentuate the detail of the embroidery
Next I cut and assembled the tissue poms. I’m having these hang over the dance floor in various sizes. Here are a couple of test-run poms I made. There sitting a box ready to go with my mother-in-law when she comes over for Thanksgiving.
I also made a few props for the photo booth we’re having. I used stiff felt and glitter foam for these. I just need to add the dowels and they’re done.” title=”a” alt=”” />
I also made around 50 paper medallions. We’re going to use these as a background for our sweet hearts table. These were so much easier to do with a scoring board and a large punch out stamp. All I need to do on these is hole punch the backs and a reinforce them.” title=”a” alt=”” />
Last but not least my favors. My husband and I decided that we wanted to give people something the could use and something that wouldn’t break our budget. We went with a box of matches and a lip balm. I was available to buy 100 lip balms for 31 cents a piece shipped. I printed some labels with our names and reception date on them. I also made all the pillow boxes for our favors. I found a free template on line and had to adjust the size to make both those items fit. I was able to get four boxes out of a 12″ x 12″ card stock paper. I used a clear stamp to stamp both sides of pillow boxes with the Staz On Ink pad.
My next DIY projects include making mother of the bride/groom ribbons, fabric bunting for our table, bubble wandes, a card box, my birdcage veil fascinator and maybe some signs for the reception. Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think.