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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.
These were all made using the Epic Combo Kit that was sent to me to test out.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Letterpress Printing At Home"
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.
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 Recipe
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Wedding Themed Drinks"
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.
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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!
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!
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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?
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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.
PS - you can now upload multiple photos to share! Share your own wedding projects right here!Permalink -- click for full blog post "Reader Contribution: Ring Bearer's Pillow"
Jul 23, 2010
Colorful Twine & Free Printables for DIY Wedding Favors
Check out this colorful twine from The Twinery!
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.
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 TwineryPermalink -- click for full blog post "Colorful Twine & Free Printables for DIY Wedding Favors"
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!
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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.
This is a must read, they are a wealth of information and even share some caterer's secrets!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "DIY Pearl Earrings & Necklace Tutorial"
Dec 17, 2009
DIY Wedding Invitation Seals
Check out this wedding invitation seals tutorial! Use fall leaves, pressed green leaves or pressed flowers.
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