Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Music-Themed Decor, DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards, Unexpected Wedding Invitations, Glamorous Bouquets, And Reception Spaces That Took Our Breath Away
It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:
Music-Themed Decor – If you want a celebration that sings, consider lyric-minded details such as instruments, records, cassette tapes, and billboard posters.
Photo: Jeff + Amber 
DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards – Play up an ocean theme with treasures from the sea!
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff
10 Truly Unexpected Wedding Invitations – Whether it’s your favorite restaurants, places you’ve traveled to and from together, or maybe, your beloved canine, add unique touches that represent your relationship.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Glamorous Bouquets – Who says your leading ladies can’t stand out wearing gold sequin cocktail dresses and carrying show-stopping, bold and bright blooms?
Photo: Arimophoto 
10 Reception Venues That Took Our Breath Away – Make guests’ jaws drop when they walk into your dreamy summer space decorated with twinkling, paper star lanterns.
Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios

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7 DIY Wedding Decor Ideas
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Do It Yourself, Wedding Decor

By: Alexandra Merriman 

Whether you’re on a budget, have a crafty side or just want to bring an extra special personal touch to your big day, the opportunities for do-it-yourself wedding decor are endless. Take a peek at some of our favorite DIY decor ideas below and be sure to check out the links for tons more do-it-yourself wedding inspiration!

Fabric – Create pretty table runners or fabulous bunting out of colorful, patterned fabrics.

Photos (from left): onelove Photography and Meg Perotti

Pom Poms – Instead of flower petals, we love the look of pom poms running down the aisle.

Photos: Jodi Miller

Ribbons – Tie ribbons around onto the backs of chairs, into tree branches, or onto the altar posts for a romantic, whimsical look that’s super simple to achieve.

Photos (from left): EE Photography and Joielala Photographie

Crepe Paper – String colorful tissue tassels, hang fluffy paper poms, or try your hand at and of these crepe paper decor ideas.

Photos (from left): Ruth Eileen and Melanie Duerkopp

Recycled Paper – Attention eco-friendly brides! Have your flower girls toss recycled newspaper petals,  fashion music sheets into pretty garland to string throughout your reception, or use it for any of these great paper decor ideas.

Photos (from left): Aislinn Kate and  Birds of a Feather Events

Paint – Paint the newlyweds’ monogram onto flags for guests to wave as the couple exits the ceremony and enters the reception, or create personalized lawn games.

Photos (from left): Caroline Joy and Katelyn James

Balloons – Decorate with giant, round geronimo balloons with tasseled fringe for a simple way to make a big statement.

Photos (from left): Taylor Lord and Joielala Photographie


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DIY Wednesday: Floral Napkin Rings / Place Cards
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under DIY Wednesday

By: Brittni Mehlhoff

Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—and there’s plenty of ways to incorporate blooms into your decor beyond bouquets and centerpieces. These fresh floral napkin rings will help guests find their seats at your reception by doubling as place cards!

Materials: Steel rings, scissors, floral tape, fresh flowers (we used spray roses, solidago, billy balls, aster, and greenery), string or twine, and craft glue.

Step 1: Prep your flowers by removing any excess leaves from the stem. Cut the stems down to 1 to 2 inches. Gently remove any wilting petals from the spray roses as well.

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DIY: Wood Plank Table Numbers
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under DIY Wednesday

By: Caroline Drake

 Burning a wooden plank with table numbers is the perfect way to to bring natural elements into your wedding reception decor! Here’s the supplies you’ll need: a wood-burning pen tool kit,  tree stump sections (found at Michael’s or craft stores), a pencil, a printed out or drawn template for your numbers, and tracing paper (optional).

Step 1: Tape your template to your wooden slate piece.

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