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Jun 08, 2011

Letterpress Printing At Home

Here are even more detailed photos of letterpress printing at home which is perfect for wedding invitations, menus, thank you cards, favor tags and so on.

letterpress thank you wedding hello card

These were all made using the Epic Combo Kit that was sent to me to test out.

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Jun 08, 2011

Letterpress Wedding Favor Tags

Did you know there is an "at home" letterpress machine? There is and I was sent one to try out. I made these simple letterpress favor tags as a quick test project.

letterpress wedding favor tags

More letterpress goodness soon!


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Jun 07, 2011

Wedding Themed Drinks

Aren't wedding themed drinks fun? Will you have a signature drink at your wedding?

This one is called "Something Blue" although it isn't actually blue which in my opinion is a good thing. Why? Imagine all of your guests (including yourself!) with blue lips in your photos. No, this one uses blueberries as the "something blue" which is clever.

something blue wedding drink

Something Blue Recipe
1 oz Hennessy Black
5 fresh blueberries
2 lemon wedges
1 oz POM Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
3 oz Moet Imperial Champagne
Sugar for rim

Muddle blueberries and lemons in a shaker. Add Hennessy Black, POM Pomegranate Blueberry Juice and ice. Shake and strain into a Sugar rimmed Champagne flute. Top with Moet Champagne.

Garnish with 3 fresh blueberries on a bamboo skewer or toothpick and a lemon twist.

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May 05, 2011

Easy Paper Flower Wedding Centerpiece

Here are step by step photos instructions for a paper flower centerpiece that is super easy to make and inexpensive too.

paper flower centerpiece

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May 03, 2011

Wedding Rose Garland "Rose Beads"

Here are instructions for making pretty live rose beads for your wedding rose garland!

rose curtain tie rose decoration

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May 03, 2011

DIY Vases for Centerpieces on the Cheap

You won't save much money on diy flowers if you have to go out and buy a bunch of vases! These DIY Centerpiece Vase Ideas are so easy and use mostly free materials too!

cheap diy vase idea painted wedding vase

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May 03, 2011

DIY Cheap Calla Lily Centerpiece Ideas

Calla lilies don't have a reputation for being "cheap" like say, carnations do. However, these DIY Cheap Calla Lily Centerpiece Ideas might change your mind. They are so stunning and large that you only need a couple!

cheap calla lily centerpiece

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May 02, 2011

Make a Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet

Here are step by step photos instructions for how to make a calla lily bouquet plus how to store it afterwards so it will last for several days! Calla lilies are one of the best flowers to work with, they last and last.

diy calla lily bouquet

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May 02, 2011

DIY Wedding Bouquets

New! A DIY Wedding Bouquets section where you can learn tricks for making flowers last the longest as well as specific bouquet building tips.

make your own wedding bouquets

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Apr 27, 2011

Make Your Own Wedding Envelope Seals

Make your own wedding envelope seals for your wedding invitations using decorative papers, printed images or cut outs from a magazine! These below were made with a circle paper punch and a gardening seed catalog.

homemade envelope seals

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Apr 26, 2011

Cheap Wedding Food Ideas & Cooking For Large Parties

Food! It is expensive isn't it? Yikes, especially if your guest list is large. Here are cheap wedding food ideas that don't sacrifice taste.

Plus, here are large party cooking tips if you are wanting to tackle the food (or some of it) yourself.

cheap wedding food

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Apr 19, 2011

Cheap Champagne for Wedding Toasts?

Okay so you need champagne for the wedding toasts yet you also need to stay within a realistic budget. These cheap champagnes for wedding toasts are your answer! Fortunately, there are yummy bubbly options that don't cost a fortune, you just need to know what to look for.

cheap champagne

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Mar 29, 2011

DIY Wedding Cake - Trade Secrets & What NOT to do

Here are your most burning diy wedding cake questions answered! We asked a cake making pro who has been working with cakes since the early 80s. Tips on transport, freezing and even actual recipes!

diy wedding cake

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Nov 23, 2010

How to Make Candle Wedding Favors

How to Make Candle Wedding Favors to create personalized favors on the cheap! Super budget friendly and the favors will be well received by guests.

ideas for wedding favors

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Oct 21, 2010

How to Make a Wedding Wreath

How to Make a Wedding Wreath for almost nothing! Super budget friendly and versatile wedding and reception decoration. Did I mention it is really easy too?

wedding wreath

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Aug 09, 2010

Reader Contribution: Ring Bearer's Pillow

Look at this lovely, earthy ring bearer's pillow shared with us by a reader.

ring bearers pillow

PS - you can now upload multiple photos to share! Share your own wedding projects right here!

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Jul 23, 2010

Colorful Twine & Free Printables for DIY Wedding Favors

Check out this colorful twine from The Twinery!

diy weding favor twine

Lovely for favor packaging. Speaking of favor packaging go to The Twinery Blog for free printable matching labels which would be just perfect with their twine.

diy favor labels

The good news? They are offering readers of this blog a 25% discount off your entire order by using code WEDDINGS25. (Good until July 31st) The Twinery

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Mar 31, 2010

DIY Lollipop Flag Favors & Seating Place Cards

Lollipop Flag Favors & Seating Place Cards are cheap and adorable. Uses just a P-touch machine, a bag of lollipops and some decorative paper!

diy wedding place cards

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Mar 26, 2010

Your top DIY Wedding Food Questions Answered

I get tons of food questions in my email box so I turned to the pros for a little help.

Here are the Wedding Reception Food FAQs that caterers, John & Zuzana from Party Recipes and Ideas tackled for us!

This is a must read, they are a wealth of information and even share some caterer's secrets!

wedding reception food

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Mar 02, 2010

Another Paper Towel Roll Wedding Favor! Seed Packets

Yet another use for your paper towel rolls. How about seed packet favors? So easy and customizable.

seed packet wedding favors

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Mar 02, 2010

Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors...from a paper towel roll!

These paper towel roll mini-notebooks are just the thing if eco-friendly is your goal. Cheap, adorable and easy to make!

eco friendly wedding favor idea

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Feb 18, 2010

Reader Contribution: Candy & Spoon Favors

Look at these clever diy spoon favors shared with us by a reader. Just think how much fun it would be to head to a thrift store and find a variety of lovely vintage spoons for this project!

spoons favor

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Dec 26, 2009

DIY Portable Chuppah or Wedding Canopy

Here is a brand new diy chuppah tutorial shared with us by a reader...and she even shares her price breakdown! She did an amazing job.

homemade chuppah

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Dec 24, 2009

DIY Pearl Earrings & Necklace Tutorial

This amazingly detailed pearl earrings & necklace tutorial is a great beginner's guide to jewelry making. You can save a bundle by making your own wedding jewelry!

wedding jewelry sets

This tutorial was shared with us by jewelry artist Wanda, who runs Making-Beaded-Jewelry.com where you can find even more jewelry making tutorials.

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Dec 17, 2009

DIY Wedding Invitation Seals

Check out this wedding invitation seals tutorial! Use fall leaves, pressed green leaves or pressed flowers.

leaf wedding envelope seals

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