Jan 15, 2011



                                    My DIYs

                       #1  Bridesmaids Hair Flower

                       #2  Signage

                       #3  My bouquet

                       #4  Bridesamaids flip flops

                       #5  Flowergirl Hair Flower

                       #6  Save-the-Dates

                       #7  Thank you notes for guest cookie favors

                       #8  Invitations

                       #9  Bridesmaids bouquets

                      #10  Monogram

                      #11  Cardbox

                      #12  Flowergirl pomander

#1.  Bridesmaids Hair Flower.  These were extremely easy!  I used the same type of flower I used in the BM bouquets that I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.  I took the flower apart and starting gluing (using a hot glue gun) it piece by piece back together on a small cardboard base.  I found the rhinestone centerpiece also at Hobby Lobby, and just hot glued it to the center.  It came in a packet of 3 rhinestones for $10.  Then I hot glued an alligator clip to the back of the base and VOILA!  Instant hair flower!

#2.  Signage.  Here are some of the signs that'll be posted at the reception.  We aren't doing assigned seating, so I am just reserving two tables (one for my immediate family and one for my FIs).  The other is for the card box and our "guestbook" which is acutually going to be a personalized jersey.



#3.  My Bouquet.  In progress... and COMPLETED!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way my bouquet turned out.  It's perfect!  Sici03 is wonderful!  She helped me put the ribbon, tulle, and bow on it and it came out fantastic.  I can't wait to see it in action on my WD.

#4.  Bridesmaids Flip Flops.  These were super easy!  All you need is ribbon, flip flops, and hot glue.  I don't remember which PW member I got this idea from, but I loved the idea and decided to try it myself.  I love the way they turned out!

#5.  Flowergirl Hair Flower.  This was super easy to make!  And I'm lovin' the way it turned out.  I also made her, her flower sash.

#6.  Save-the-Dates.  I found these pictures on from braggingbags and thought it would make an awesome STD!  This will be a semi-DIY.  Basically, she takes the picture and sends it to me as a JPEG.  Then I can take it to walmart or walgreens and turn it into whatever I want.  I'm thinking a postcard.  It's $0.89 per postcard at walmart.  I'll about 50 STDs or so, so we're talking about $42!  (~$50 total!)  UPDATE!!!!  Here is what they are going to look like.  I went with, and ended up only spending $42 for all 50.  I can't wait until they come in.  They will be arriving at my door between July 14th - 19. The wording says, "Please save the date for our wedding at South Padre Island, Texas on January 15, 2011!  Hope to see you there!  Love, Deena & Robert     Formal invitation to follow."

#7.  Thank You Notes for Guest Favors.  I made these to attach to our favors.  We are having longhorn shaped cookies made by our cake baker and she's going to wrap them for us in clear plastic.

#8.  Invitations.  Here they are!  Finally, I decided on one design, and I'm quite proud of myself.  I love that our invite says, "Because you have shared in our lives through friendship and love we, Deena Marie and Robert Rene, together with our families invite you to celebrate our marriage...".  I think it's so unique!  Sorry that they are a little hard to read.  I'm quite pleased with the way they turned out and I'm so glad they are finally signed, sealed, and delivered!  Only took me 6 months to complete -- from scratch.

#9.  Bridesmaids Bouquets.  I've decided to make my own bouquet and BM bouquets using "Real Touch" flowers from Hobby Lobby.  I'm using 9 roses for the BM bouquets and 18 roses for mine.  Our very own Sici03 came over tonight to help me with my DIY bouquets and OMG!  They came out fantastic!  My camera phone just doesn't serve any justice for how beautiful they turned out. 

#10.  Monogram.  I used PowerPoint to design our monogram after looking through various monogram samples from the lovely women of PW!

#11.  Cardbox.  I've was able to get this mailbox from Home Depot for about $15!  The Longhorn magnet was something that my mom gave me a while back and I've had on my refridgerator since I moved in my new house.  I'm really excited about this because it's going to be a nice keepsake after the wedding.

#12.  Flower girl pomander.  Thanks to The Chic Bride's article, this is the final product w/the added touch of a butterfly!  ;-)  I'm very proud of myself!


One last DIY.  My mom actually saw this on Martha Stewart or some website like that.  It's super easy and fun to do!  You will need a round piece of cardboard which is covered with wrapping paper with a small whole in the middle.  Take a piece of ribbon and stick it through that hole and tie in a big knot and then bow it so it doesn't go through the hole.  This gives you a "handle" for the bouquet.  Then collect all of the bows and ribbons you get from your bridal shower gifts and stick them on the round piece of cardboard.  Viola!  Your very own custom bouquet for your ceremony rehearsal!

Ok now seriously, my last DIY.  Lol.  I needed something to wear on the day of, so I went out and bought some iron-on hot pink letters from Hobby Lobby and placed them on a black tank-top that I already owned.  I plan on pairing this tank with some yoga pants and a black sweater.

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Wow, all your projects turned out beautifully!  I can't wait to see pro pics of all these details in action :)

Nope! They are actually fake flowers... I tried the paper ones and I failed miserably. Lol