I’m loving this easy diy project from once wed (yes, i stiiiiill look at wedding websites). All you do is paint the inside of glass votives with watered down paint and once dried plop a candle inside and viola! you have simple yet beautiful candle holders that would be a beautiful addition to any home or wedding!
We wanted something interesting to stand in front of during the ceremony so my mom, with the help of friends and family, made paper cranes (over 600!!) and glued each crane to dried grass which was then secured in the planters. Anthony made the wall out of old fence wood from my parents farm. The lights shining on the old wood and the slight breeze moving the cranes- words really can’t describe how neat it was!
Here’s a little project that was a ‘Thank You’ for our wedding party. I knew I wanted to give them all a special little gift that would set the tone for the wedding. I bought these cute mini muslin bags and stamped them with a fleur de lis to give them some Kentucky flare. Anthony and I received a wedding card that wished us ‘Barrels of Fun’ on our wedding day and I was instantly inspired by the fun phrase. I bought little root beer barrel candies to fill the bags with and finished each bag off with tags that I stamped the thank you onto.
These flag bunting have a bit of a history. The fabric was purchased in Indiana and California and were thought up, imagined, and obsessed over up until they were hung! I started cutting them out in California and then we decided they should be bigger in Indiana. My cousin Courtney took on the task of cutting, which she took very seriously and probably had several panic attacks over! We all did the math, my mom did the sewing, and Anthony did the hanging. It was a team project to say the least and turned out better than I could have ever imagined ;)
I bought these A and H letters at Hobby Lobby not really knowing where they would go but I thought they would be a cute addition to the wedding. I contemplated what I would use to cover them: fabric, wallpaper, or paint and finally decided a chunky retro yarn would be cool. In the days leading up to the wedding this project was a low priority item that was started by me and so sweetly finished by Anthony a day before the wedding!
This is what our coffee table looks like currently. It’s been in this state for the last two weeks, but tonight I’m tackling all the projects I started! I can’t wait to get back to the loft this evening to relax and get my craft on!
Get ready loves because it’s almost that time! Only 16 days left until the wedding so I’m in craft overdrive trying to wrap up all the loose ends. Anthony is leaving for Italy next week so I’ll be at the office crafting all week long and I’ll be sure to give you the first looks here!
I’ve got a sneak peek at a little wedding project I’ve been working on for the past few days. It’s for our out-of-town guest bags. A little ‘welcome’ and ‘here’s what’s happening’ kind of thing. Enjoy!
I’ve been thinking a lot about my out of town guests and what it’s like to be an out of town guest. Trapped in a city you know nothing about, not knowing where your next meal will come from or how you’ll get there. So, I want to make sure my guests feel at ease. I’ve had a fun time planning what to put in each bag. Definitely need some Kentucky favorites in there. What kind of treats do you want in the bags?
Hi loves! This evening I’ve been working on my fabric bunting and I’m really stumped with the different fabrics I’ve purchased. I keep saying we don’t have any set “colors” for the wedding, but now that I think of it the dresses and flowers consist of different shades of greens, creams, and an accent of yellow. I feel like I’ve had an “ah-ha” moment just now! My head seems a teensy bit clearer now- I just hope I can stay focused!
I have a fun DIY treat for you today! I recently went to a friends wedding and wanted to dress up my shoes so I made these fun little fabric shoe clips. I got lots of complements on them and seriously, they are so easy to make! I’m making these for my bridesmaids. Unfortunately my clips got a bit unruly when they were manhandled at the airport when I was randomly selected for further screening. Don’t worry- I wasn’t a threat :)
Paper crane update: my beautiful bridesmaid Bianca is probably up to her wrist in paper cuts because she has been working really hard folding paper into magnificent little birdies!! I think the cranes will make such a cool decoration! I can’t wait! I don’t know what I would do without you B!