emeraldlover

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 19, 2009

emeraldlover
  • Last updated on September 10, 2009 at 4:31 am
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  • Last updated on June 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm
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 The addirondacks became a total inspiration for my wedding spending summers there as a kid.  When I found the chalkboard for the card box I wanted to carry that theme in.  So, I took the birch off of some logs we bought and applied it to the  chalboard with spray adhesive. 

DIY Rustic Chalkboards for Table Numbers photo 1

  • Last updated on June 14, 2009 at 6:05 am
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I have recently taken on and completed a few more DIY projects with the help of some very willing and amazing family memebers.  Living in NYC, I don't have access to a lot of the great craft stores.  Luckily some of my family lives within 3 hours of the city so I decided to take a trip up for the weekend and here is what we were able to accomplish.

DIY Moss Letters:  I can't believe how easy these were to do.  We actually found pre-formed paper mache letters from Jo Ann's.  We bought some spray adhesive and the kind of moss I wanted.  I wanted moss that looked more like fall.  So there is a lot of green and some yellow and some bark as well as pinecones.  The color doesn't show up that well in the pictures but I like it in person a whole lot better. 

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 1DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 2

The process = SUPER EASY:  (This is my lovely aunt helping me)

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DIY Reception Signs:  These signs were also very easy and I'm so very glad that we did them.  I wanted an antique look to go with my card box and chalkboard and I think we achieved that.  Jo Ann's actually sells small cut pieces of plywood which we used.  Next we bought a base coat, crackle paint, and a top coat.  Then we used stencils, a stensil brush and the paint for the letters.  We did both of these projects in one day.  I should add that a hair dryer significantly speeds up the process.  I included the picture of me blowing them dry though. 

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 5  Simple piece of light plywood

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 6 applying and drying the base coat

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 7 Blowing it dry does not speed up the process

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 8 Paints used

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 9 Its hard to see but a finished piece of crackled board

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 10 Stencil

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 11 2 finished

DIY Moss Letters and Rustic Signs photo 12  All Done!  I freehanded the arrows and hearts with a stencil brush.

  • Last updated on May 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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I'm obsessed!

 

Cake Inspiration photo 1

Here is the DIY version we completed:

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Cake Toppers by Nicole Clark:

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  • Last updated on May 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm
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I'm thinking writing the guesbook or card box instructions on the chalkboard...

 

Card Box and Vintage Chalkboard photo 1Card Box and Vintage Chalkboard photo 2