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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    These cute, easy beverage accoutrements are perfect for cocktail hour at your wedding, bridal shower, dinner parties...the list goes on!

    Ingredients:

    Edible Pansies (I purchased these from Terrain) Plastic Food Tray (I purchased this one from Displays2Go) Mini Ice Tray 6 Flat-Bottom Plastic Cups Designer Rocks or coins to fill the cups Beverage/Cocktail

    How To: 

    The night before the event, fill the ice trays with water and place 2-3 pansies on top and place in the freezer.

    Next, place the plastic cups on the tray. I placed three on each side and place the rocks/coins in the cups to weigh them down. 

    Fill the tray with water until it’s about ½ inch deep. Note: if you are using water tap water, you should pre-boil it to keep the water from being cloudy. I used bottled water to avoid having to boil the water.

    Next, place the pansies in the water and space them out to your liking.

    Place in the freezer overnight. When ready to use the pansy tray, remove the tray from the freezer and remove the rock/coins from the plastic cups. Pour a little hot water in the cup to remove it from the tray. Next, place the prepared drinks with the pansy ice cubes on the tray and you are ready to serve. I added a few fresh pansies to the tray as well.

    There you have it! 

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Create custom favors for guests at your wedding with a gold embossed favor box idea, filled with your favorite treats. The embossed detailing will take inexpensive painted boxes to the next level. And you can even personalize the design by having a custom stamp made with your initials, wedding date, etc.

    Materials:

    small to medium kraft boxes rubber stamps acrylic paint paint brush clear ink pad embossing powder embossing heat gun

    How To:

    1. Remove the lid from each kraft box and paint the base and lid with acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

    2. Next, gently tap the stamp over a clear ink pad, several times, making sure that the raised area of the stamp is completely covered in ink.

    3. Press the stamp evenly onto the top of the lid.

    4. Then, pour embossing powder over the stamped area.

    5. Remove the excess embossing powder and set the design with a heat gun.

    Add candy, cookies, or macarons and you have a unique wedding favor for guests to take home wit them.

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  • Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien

    Take the signature wedding cocktail one step further by creating your signature infusion. Using ingredients found in your home plus your favorite clear alcohol, you can further personalize your special wedding day beverage. You need not use top-shelf alcohol. Mid-price alcohols are just fine.


     

    Recipe 1: Chai-Infused Vodka


    Ingredients:

    Cinnamon sticks Cardamom pods Whole nutmeg Whole cloves Candied ginger Vodka of your choice (not pictured)

    Recipe 2: Spice-Infused Tequila


    Ingredients:

    Dried chili peppers Fresh jalepeno peppers Whole peppercorns Fresh cilantro Blanco tequila (not pictured)


    Recipe 3: Citrus-Infused Gin


    Ingredients:

    Candied grapefruit peel Lime zest Chopped lemon peel Sliced oranges Clear gin (not pictured)

    Instructions:

    Gather all your ingredients

    Remove top from bottle. Glass bottles with small openings, such as swing top bottles or olive oil dispensers with pourers work best since they won’t allow solids to pour out easily. Thoroughly wash and dry your bottle.

    Insert ingredients. The more you use, the stronger the flavor. Use less if you prefer a more subtle flavor.

    Ingredients should fill approximately lower third of bottle.

    Use small funnel to pour clear alcohol to top of bottle. Store in a cool, dry place (such as the fridge). Allow to steep at least four days and up to one month, shaking daily to disperse the flavors, until desired flavor is achieved.

    Finished product. Combine with your favorite mixers.

    The recipes presented here are only suggestions. Feel free to create your own using our infusion flavor guide, featuring infusion ingredients and the alcohol they pair best with.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add an unexpected element to your tabletops with these repurposed floral vases!

    Ingredients:

    A Unique Vessel ​I used an empty can of tomatoes. Note: make certain the vessel you use is leak-proof! And choose flowers that will complement the vessel. Flowers (per arrangement): 3-4 garden roses 2-3 stems of hellebores 3 stems of scabiosa Seeded Eucalyptus

    How To: 

    Cut the stems of seeded eucalyptus to fit the vessel and fill each container with the seeded eucalyptus.

    Next add the garden roses. Place these at the front as they are the focal flowers.

    Next add in the hellebores and scabiosa. Leave the stems a little longer than the roses so these flowers can be loose in the arrangement. Fill in with more seeded eucalyptus if needed.

    There you have it! A pretty floral arrangement in a unique vessel for the dinner table or the reception table. Truly a conversation piece!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Love by Serena

    Add a romantic, ethereal touch to your bridal look with this jewel toned floral crown.


    Ingredients:

    Ranunculus Peonies  Anemones  Seeded Eucalyptus Floral Tape Floral Wire Scissors

    How To:

    First, take two pieces of the floral wire and place the end one piece in the center of the other and tape the two together. This will become the base for the crown. At this point, you can place the wire around your head or whoever will be wearing it and cut off any excess wire. Note, leave enough wire to be able to connect the two pieces together in the back. 

    Cut the stems of the flowers the desired length, you need about ½ inch stem to work with.

    Begin taping the flowers to the wire in cluster with the floral tape, and continue this process until the crown is filled with the desired look and feel you are going for. Tape the flowers in the same director as you will be covering the tape with the flowers as you go!

    There you have it!

    Perfect for to wear on your wedding day or date night!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Trying to come up with the perfect bridal gift for your wedding party? Why not create "something blue" for them with this easy DIY earring tutorial? These would be a simple, sophisticated bridal earring option too.

    Here's how to make your own "something blue" dangle earrings in about 15 minutes.

    Materials:

    Earring hooks (pair) Geometric metal components (pair) Top-drilled teardrop beads (pair) 24-gauge wire (10+ inches) Flat-nosed pliers Round-nosed pliers Wire nippers

    How To:

    1. Pass the wire through the bead.  Make sure there is at least 2" of tail on one side.  You'll need this side to make the first wrap around the other end of the wire.

    2. Bend both sides of the wire upwards, following the sides of the bead.  The wire should cross over itself at the top of the bead.

    3. Where the wire crosses over itself, use the flat-nosed pliers to bend the longer piece of wire so that it points straight up from the top of the bead.

    4. Take the shorter piece of the wire and wrap it around the longer piece of wire twice.  Use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the short wire off.  If necessary, use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges on the clipped end.

    5. Wrap the longer wire around one side of the round-nosed pliers to create a loop in the wire.

    Now wrap the wire twice around the first wire that you wrapped. Like before, use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the wire off and use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges.

    6. Using the flat-nosed pliers, open the earring hook.

    Add the circle component and the wire wrapped bead and close the hook.

    7. Repeat these steps for the second earring and you're all done!

    Beautiful!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    This planted centerpiece would be the perfect decor for an eco-friendly wedding! 


    Ingredients:

    Rocks Potting soil Moss Garden plant of your choice Glass container of your choice Garden gloves

     

    How To:

    Place rocks on the bottom of the container.

    Add soil. (Use a trowel for this step if you like.)

    Remove the plant from the container. You will probably need to remove some of the dirt from the plant. 

    Once you have it “planted” in the dirt in the container, give it a few drops of water. 

    Now add the moss.

    There you have it! A lovely terrarium. Place the terrarium in indirect sunlight. Spritz it with water once a week and remember you can always change out your plant for the seasons. Get creative and have fun!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Turn inexpensive manilla gift tags into beautiful dip dyed paper goods that you can use for wedding favors, table numbers, thank you notes, and beyond. They're super easy and quick to make and will add a colorful DIY touch to packages, tables, and more.

    Here's how to make your own dip dyed gift tags with watercolor paints...

    Materials:

    Manilla Gift Tags (any size) Watercolor Paints  Small Bowl or Mug Water Paper Towels

    How To:

    1. Start by filing a mug or small container halfway with water. Then, add in a generous amount of watercolor paint and stir until completely mixed.

    2. Next, dip tags into the watercolor and water mixtures, pulling up to see the color after 15-20 seconds. If the color is too faint, remove the tag and add more paint. Stir. Then, dip the tag back into the mixture.

    3. Once you've reached the desired color, remove from the container, and place onto a paper towel to let the tag dry.

    4. Repeat this process until you've completed the number of tags you'll need for the occasion.

    5. Allow the tags to dry flat for several hours (up to 24 hours). Then, you can write messages / table numbers / names / etc on each tag with a pen.

    6. Tie a finished gift tag to a small bouquet of flowers as a souvenir for your guests to take as they leave. Or gift them to your bridal party and other friends and family, instead.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add a bright, modern pop to your tabletops with this ombre arrangement!

    Ingredients:

    10-15 stems of pink, white, red ranunculus Vessel Floral Tape

    How To:

    First make a grid for the vessel with the floral tape, this will give you 3 sections across the top of the vessel.

    Cut the stems of the ranunculus to fit the container, you want the stems flowers to peek over the top of the container.  In the first section of the grid, place all the white ranunculus, next the pink and then the red.

    There you have it!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Coming up with a cute wedding favor that is also practical for guests can be a challenge, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel. Colorful notepads and unique pencils, dipped in gold or silver leaf are a great (affordable) option. And they're easy to put together too. Here's how you can make a useful gift for guests to take home for under $2 apiece.

    Materials:

    Twig Pencils (which can be purchased at World Market—$4 for 12 pencils) Liquid Silver Leaf Notepads (which can be found at The Dollar Store—$1 for 4 notepads) Gift Tags Alphabet Stamps  Stamp Pad Heart Stickers (Optional) Ribbon Scissors

    How To:

    1. Start by shaking the container of liquid leaf thoroughly. Then remove the lid and dip the end of the pencil in the liquid leaf.

    2. Scrape the edges of pencil back into the container to remove as much excess as possible before laying it down to dry, in a well ventilated area. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all of the pencils you want to dip.

    3. While waiting for the pencils to dry, stamp gift tags with the name of each guest onto the front of the tag.

    4. Then add a sticker and write the table number that each guest will be seated at. Or you can skip the stickers and stamp the number onto the gift tags instead.

    5. Next, assemble each gift with a notepad, a ribbon, the gift tag, and the pencil.

    This DIY will serve as an easy, yet practical, gift idea for guests that will also get them to their proper seat at the reception.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    These cute, easy beverage accoutrements are perfect for cocktail hour at your wedding, bridal shower, dinner parties...the list goes on!

    Ingredients:

    Edible Pansies (I purchased these from Terrain) Plastic Food Tray (I purchased this one from Displays2Go) Mini Ice Tray 6 Flat-Bottom Plastic Cups Designer Rocks or coins to fill the cups Beverage/Cocktail

    How To: 

    The night before the event, fill the ice trays with water and place 2-3 pansies on top and place in the freezer.

    Next, place the plastic cups on the tray. I placed three on each side and place the rocks/coins in the cups to weigh them down. 

    Fill the tray with water until it’s about ½ inch deep. Note: if you are using water tap water, you should pre-boil it to keep the water from being cloudy. I used bottled water to avoid having to boil the water.

    Next, place the pansies in the water and space them out to your liking.

    Place in the freezer overnight. When ready to use the pansy tray, remove the tray from the freezer and remove the rock/coins from the plastic cups. Pour a little hot water in the cup to remove it from the tray. Next, place the prepared drinks with the pansy ice cubes on the tray and you are ready to serve. I added a few fresh pansies to the tray as well.

    There you have it! 

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Create custom favors for guests at your wedding with a gold embossed favor box idea, filled with your favorite treats. The embossed detailing will take inexpensive painted boxes to the next level. And you can even personalize the design by having a custom stamp made with your initials, wedding date, etc.

    Materials:

    small to medium kraft boxes rubber stamps acrylic paint paint brush clear ink pad embossing powder embossing heat gun

    How To:

    1. Remove the lid from each kraft box and paint the base and lid with acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

    2. Next, gently tap the stamp over a clear ink pad, several times, making sure that the raised area of the stamp is completely covered in ink.

    3. Press the stamp evenly onto the top of the lid.

    4. Then, pour embossing powder over the stamped area.

    5. Remove the excess embossing powder and set the design with a heat gun.

    Add candy, cookies, or macarons and you have a unique wedding favor for guests to take home wit them.

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  • Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien

    Take the signature wedding cocktail one step further by creating your signature infusion. Using ingredients found in your home plus your favorite clear alcohol, you can further personalize your special wedding day beverage. You need not use top-shelf alcohol. Mid-price alcohols are just fine.


     

    Recipe 1: Chai-Infused Vodka


    Ingredients:

    Cinnamon sticks Cardamom pods Whole nutmeg Whole cloves Candied ginger Vodka of your choice (not pictured)

    Recipe 2: Spice-Infused Tequila


    Ingredients:

    Dried chili peppers Fresh jalepeno peppers Whole peppercorns Fresh cilantro Blanco tequila (not pictured)


    Recipe 3: Citrus-Infused Gin


    Ingredients:

    Candied grapefruit peel Lime zest Chopped lemon peel Sliced oranges Clear gin (not pictured)

    Instructions:

    Gather all your ingredients

    Remove top from bottle. Glass bottles with small openings, such as swing top bottles or olive oil dispensers with pourers work best since they won’t allow solids to pour out easily. Thoroughly wash and dry your bottle.

    Insert ingredients. The more you use, the stronger the flavor. Use less if you prefer a more subtle flavor.

    Ingredients should fill approximately lower third of bottle.

    Use small funnel to pour clear alcohol to top of bottle. Store in a cool, dry place (such as the fridge). Allow to steep at least four days and up to one month, shaking daily to disperse the flavors, until desired flavor is achieved.

    Finished product. Combine with your favorite mixers.

    The recipes presented here are only suggestions. Feel free to create your own using our infusion flavor guide, featuring infusion ingredients and the alcohol they pair best with.

    1
  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add an unexpected element to your tabletops with these repurposed floral vases!

    Ingredients:

    A Unique Vessel ​I used an empty can of tomatoes. Note: make certain the vessel you use is leak-proof! And choose flowers that will complement the vessel. Flowers (per arrangement): 3-4 garden roses 2-3 stems of hellebores 3 stems of scabiosa Seeded Eucalyptus

    How To: 

    Cut the stems of seeded eucalyptus to fit the vessel and fill each container with the seeded eucalyptus.

    Next add the garden roses. Place these at the front as they are the focal flowers.

    Next add in the hellebores and scabiosa. Leave the stems a little longer than the roses so these flowers can be loose in the arrangement. Fill in with more seeded eucalyptus if needed.

    There you have it! A pretty floral arrangement in a unique vessel for the dinner table or the reception table. Truly a conversation piece!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Love by Serena

    Add a romantic, ethereal touch to your bridal look with this jewel toned floral crown.


    Ingredients:

    Ranunculus Peonies  Anemones  Seeded Eucalyptus Floral Tape Floral Wire Scissors

    How To:

    First, take two pieces of the floral wire and place the end one piece in the center of the other and tape the two together. This will become the base for the crown. At this point, you can place the wire around your head or whoever will be wearing it and cut off any excess wire. Note, leave enough wire to be able to connect the two pieces together in the back. 

    Cut the stems of the flowers the desired length, you need about ½ inch stem to work with.

    Begin taping the flowers to the wire in cluster with the floral tape, and continue this process until the crown is filled with the desired look and feel you are going for. Tape the flowers in the same director as you will be covering the tape with the flowers as you go!

    There you have it!

    Perfect for to wear on your wedding day or date night!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Trying to come up with the perfect bridal gift for your wedding party? Why not create "something blue" for them with this easy DIY earring tutorial? These would be a simple, sophisticated bridal earring option too.

    Here's how to make your own "something blue" dangle earrings in about 15 minutes.

    Materials:

    Earring hooks (pair) Geometric metal components (pair) Top-drilled teardrop beads (pair) 24-gauge wire (10+ inches) Flat-nosed pliers Round-nosed pliers Wire nippers

    How To:

    1. Pass the wire through the bead.  Make sure there is at least 2" of tail on one side.  You'll need this side to make the first wrap around the other end of the wire.

    2. Bend both sides of the wire upwards, following the sides of the bead.  The wire should cross over itself at the top of the bead.

    3. Where the wire crosses over itself, use the flat-nosed pliers to bend the longer piece of wire so that it points straight up from the top of the bead.

    4. Take the shorter piece of the wire and wrap it around the longer piece of wire twice.  Use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the short wire off.  If necessary, use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges on the clipped end.

    5. Wrap the longer wire around one side of the round-nosed pliers to create a loop in the wire.

    Now wrap the wire twice around the first wire that you wrapped. Like before, use the wire nippers to trim the rest of the wire off and use the round-nosed pliers to tamp down any sharp edges.

    6. Using the flat-nosed pliers, open the earring hook.

    Add the circle component and the wire wrapped bead and close the hook.

    7. Repeat these steps for the second earring and you're all done!

    Beautiful!

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Carrie Coleman Photography

    This planted centerpiece would be the perfect decor for an eco-friendly wedding! 


    Ingredients:

    Rocks Potting soil Moss Garden plant of your choice Glass container of your choice Garden gloves

     

    How To:

    Place rocks on the bottom of the container.

    Add soil. (Use a trowel for this step if you like.)

    Remove the plant from the container. You will probably need to remove some of the dirt from the plant. 

    Once you have it “planted” in the dirt in the container, give it a few drops of water. 

    Now add the moss.

    There you have it! A lovely terrarium. Place the terrarium in indirect sunlight. Spritz it with water once a week and remember you can always change out your plant for the seasons. Get creative and have fun!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Turn inexpensive manilla gift tags into beautiful dip dyed paper goods that you can use for wedding favors, table numbers, thank you notes, and beyond. They're super easy and quick to make and will add a colorful DIY touch to packages, tables, and more.

    Here's how to make your own dip dyed gift tags with watercolor paints...

    Materials:

    Manilla Gift Tags (any size) Watercolor Paints  Small Bowl or Mug Water Paper Towels

    How To:

    1. Start by filing a mug or small container halfway with water. Then, add in a generous amount of watercolor paint and stir until completely mixed.

    2. Next, dip tags into the watercolor and water mixtures, pulling up to see the color after 15-20 seconds. If the color is too faint, remove the tag and add more paint. Stir. Then, dip the tag back into the mixture.

    3. Once you've reached the desired color, remove from the container, and place onto a paper towel to let the tag dry.

    4. Repeat this process until you've completed the number of tags you'll need for the occasion.

    5. Allow the tags to dry flat for several hours (up to 24 hours). Then, you can write messages / table numbers / names / etc on each tag with a pen.

    6. Tie a finished gift tag to a small bouquet of flowers as a souvenir for your guests to take as they leave. Or gift them to your bridal party and other friends and family, instead.

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  • Project by Janie Medley

    Photos by Alisandra Photography

    Add a bright, modern pop to your tabletops with this ombre arrangement!

    Ingredients:

    10-15 stems of pink, white, red ranunculus Vessel Floral Tape

    How To:

    First make a grid for the vessel with the floral tape, this will give you 3 sections across the top of the vessel.

    Cut the stems of the ranunculus to fit the container, you want the stems flowers to peek over the top of the container.  In the first section of the grid, place all the white ranunculus, next the pink and then the red.

    There you have it!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

    Coming up with a cute wedding favor that is also practical for guests can be a challenge, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel. Colorful notepads and unique pencils, dipped in gold or silver leaf are a great (affordable) option. And they're easy to put together too. Here's how you can make a useful gift for guests to take home for under $2 apiece.

    Materials:

    Twig Pencils (which can be purchased at World Market—$4 for 12 pencils) Liquid Silver Leaf Notepads (which can be found at The Dollar Store—$1 for 4 notepads) Gift Tags Alphabet Stamps  Stamp Pad Heart Stickers (Optional) Ribbon Scissors

    How To:

    1. Start by shaking the container of liquid leaf thoroughly. Then remove the lid and dip the end of the pencil in the liquid leaf.

    2. Scrape the edges of pencil back into the container to remove as much excess as possible before laying it down to dry, in a well ventilated area. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all of the pencils you want to dip.

    3. While waiting for the pencils to dry, stamp gift tags with the name of each guest onto the front of the tag.

    4. Then add a sticker and write the table number that each guest will be seated at. Or you can skip the stickers and stamp the number onto the gift tags instead.

    5. Next, assemble each gift with a notepad, a ribbon, the gift tag, and the pencil.

    This DIY will serve as an easy, yet practical, gift idea for guests that will also get them to their proper seat at the reception.

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might be going a bit overboard, but Project Wedding has tons of DIY wedding ideas for you to implement for your big day.

Whether you can’t cut a straight line or you’re the next Martha Stewart, we have DIY wedding ideas for every type of bride. From DIY wedding favors to DIY wedding decorations to DIY wedding invitations, if you’re interested in doing it yourself, we can help! With so many unique images of wedding ideas we’ve found, plus all our great photos of real weddings, you’ll find the most DIY wedding ideas here.

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DIY weddings are a great way to put a personal touch on all of your wedding details. You can add your initials to your wedding favors, make a candy buffet that complements your wedding colors, or create a masterpiece that looks store bought but cost way less. Whatever your reason for wanting a Do it Yourself wedding, our articles will help make your dreams come to life.

With so many great DIY wedding ideas, all of your family, friends and honored wedding guests are guaranteed to remember how amazingly creative your wedding day was. Now go get crafty!