May 28, 2011

  • Last updated on February 7, 2011 at 11:16 am
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My table numbers were inspired by this photo:

After mulling over a few different options, I opted for the easiest one (not necessarily the cheapest!)

I started collecting the white frames from Michaels over a period of about six months. I did this to spread out the expense (and also because sometimes I cleaned out the last few frames at Michaels!) They are 4"x6" frames by Studio Decor. The dollar store also has some frames that could work for this project. I was kind of spray painted out by this point in the DIY process, so I did not want to buy frames and add an extra step of work :-) I also gathered the wooden numbers and coral cardstock/scrapbook paper for the last several months. I found six sheets of 12"x12" paper that I really liked. I was able to create six table numbers from each sheet of paper, so I got 36 tables worth from those six sheets!


1. Spray paint the wooden numbers desired color.

2. Cut the scrapbook paper into 4"x6" sheets.


1. I removed the frame backing and glass from the frame.

2. I placed the scrapbook paper in front (on top) of the glass.

3. I reassembled the frame with all the parts.

4. I sprayed Elmer's adhesive on the back of the number and stuck the number to the paper.

5. That's it! Could not be any easier :-)

diy table numbers photo 1


Paper: I bought the highest end paper I could find -- which was still only $2 a page! You can't tell in the photos, but some of the papers are textured, which added a little something to the finished product. High end scrapbook stores were my friend here!

Frames and wooden numbers: I bought all of these with Michaels coupons. The "25% off frame purchase" coupons were awesome for this! The Studio Decor line of frames was frequently on sale for 30-40% off, and the coupons brought the price down even more. The $4.99 frames never cost me any more than $2.50 each.

Total costs

- Paper: $12 for six sheets ($0.33/table number)

- Frames: $2.50 ea

- Wooden numbers: $1.00 ea

- Spray adhesive: $5.99 (left over from other projects, but I included the cost!)

Roughly $3.83 per table number ($4.83 for double digits). It is easy to substitute cheaper options for the main components, as well!

  • Last updated on December 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm
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This is what I gave my BMs:

Wedding day jewelry

Earrings, $3.80,

gifts photo 1

Bracelets, $5.80,

gifts photo 2

Hair flower, $1.50,

gifts photo 3

Dancin' shoes

TOMS, $44,

DIY Hangers

Coral nail polish

OPI ~ Big Hair, Big Nails (Ha, perfect for a Texas wedding!)

Personalized note cards

Vistaprint, $4.99 for 10!


And a bunch of little toiletries: Listerine strips, gum, "fancy eye makeup remover" aka Johnson's Baby Shampoo, Colgate Wisps, Tylenol packets, Burt's Bees, etc.

All packaged in this reusable tote bag:

Gray with coral sequins!

Tote bag, $10, Charlotte Russe

  • Last updated on October 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm
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Venue: Spring Hill Event Center

DJ: Professional Entertainment Services

Dress: David's Bridal

Videographer: New Road Productions

Photographer: Caitlin's Creations

STDs: Vistaprint


Hair flower: Etsy seller Enchantedly Yours

Veil: Etsy seller abusymother

Jewelry: Earrings -- Nadri

Shoes: Paris Hilton Suarey,

Hair: Vanity Room

Makeup: Vanity Room

Invitations: Design -- Signatures by Sarah; Materials -- Michael's and

Cake: Seventh Heaven Cakes

Flowers: Eden's Echo

Officiant: Joseph Flores

Groom's attire: Men's Wearhouse

Groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse

Bridesmaids' attire: J. Crew

DIY materials: Hobby Lobby, Michael's,

Favors: Bags -- eBay;

Transportation: Tom Daniels

Bridal shower venue: The Pomegranate Restaurant @ Artisans Alley

  • Last updated on October 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm
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February 18, 2010 -- Got engaged

April 19, 2010 -- Bought my dress

April  2010 -- JOINED PW!

May 1, 2010 -- Booked our venue

June 1, 2010 -- Dress came in

May 15, 2010 -- Sent out bridesmaid invites

May 29, 2010 -- Took our engagement pics

June 2010 -- Set up website

August 8, 2010 -- Ordered save the dates

August 16, 2010 -- Booked our videographer

August 21, 2010 -- Ordered hair flower

September 26, 2010 -- Completed first DIY project (moss letters)

September 28, 2010 -- Sent out first BM newsletter

October 1, 2010 -- Booked my photographer

November 19, 2010 -- Ordered my veil

November 29, 2010 -- Purchased my wedding shoes

December 2, 2010 -- Booked my florist

December 18, 2010 -- Ordered my cake topper

December 29, 2010 -- Booked cake baker/designer

December 30, 2010 -- Picked out and reserved men's attire

December 31, 2010 -- Registered

January 14, 2011 -- Sent out STDs

February 5, 2011 -- Hair/makeup trial

February 9, 2011 -- Signed DJ and H/MU contracts

February 22, 2011 -- Signed officiant contract

March 28, 2011 -- Sent out our invitations!  

April 1 - 3, 2011 -- Bachelorette weekend

April 16, 2011 -- Bridal shower

April 29, 2011 -- RSVP/hotel block due date

May 29, 2011 -- Catering headcount due

May 28, 2011 -- WEDDING DAY!!!

June 21, 2011 -- Got our pro pics back

July 16, 2011 -- Got our pro video back

  • Last updated on September 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm
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I made moss letters to hang on the entry doors at our venue. I am so happy with how they turned out! It was a very easy DIY project, so it helped boost my confidence for future projects!

Materials (all purchased from Hobby Lobby):

  • 12" wood letters (2 @ $1.99 ea)
  • 1 525-cu. in bag of Spanish Moss ($3.00; regularly $5.99, but floral items were 50% off.)
  • 1 can of Elmer's spray adhesive ($6.99)
  • Gold spray paint (had on hand from another project)
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors 

Total cost: $14

I loosely followed instructions from PW brides EmeraldLover and HLRhea. Note: This project was pretty messy, so I did it out on the patio! The moss gets everywhere!

Here are the plain letters:

DIY Moss letters photo 1

First, I spray painted them gold and let them dry.

DIY Moss letters photo 2

Then I sprayed the adhesive in one-inch strips, and stuck a small bunch of moss in place. Some people have used hot glue guns, but I would have ended up with burnt fingers :-)

DIY Moss letters photo 3

I continued doing this until both letters were covered.

DIY Moss letters photo 4

Finally, I trimmed the excess moss around the edges to clean up the letters. And voila! Super easy DIY!

DIY Moss letters photo 5 DIY Moss letters photo 6

  • Last updated on September 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm
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Future DIY projects I am hoping to attempt (the list is ever-growing!):


  • Pocketfold invitations DONE!
  • DIY hangers DONE!
  • Bathroom baskets DONE!
  • Table numbers DONE!
  • Seating chart DONE!
  • Candy buffet sign(s) DONE!
  • Paddle fan programs DONE!
  • Tears of Joy packets DONE!
  • Blingy monogram cake topper DONE!
  • Reserved signs DONE!
  • Mr. and Mrs. signs DONE!
  • Moss letters  DONE!
  • Thumbprint guest tree DONE!
  • Memorial candles DONE!
  • OOT bags/boxes DONE!