Posts tagged "diy"
  1. 26
    Sep
    "…sometimes a few tears make their appearance on such a beautiful day… but they are tears of JOY & HAPPINESS… !! surprise each guest with a pretty handmade paper bag filled with soft tissues & closed with a sewed on tag. Place it on their chair on hand it out with your church program."

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    "…sometimes a few tears make their appearance on such a beautiful day… but they are tears of JOY & HAPPINESS… !! surprise each guest with a pretty handmade paper bag filled with soft tissues & closed with a sewed on tag. Place it on their chair on hand it out with your church program."


    The Pretty Blog

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    27
    Aug

    DIY - Seating Tree

    Materials:
    Sticks
    Foam Brick
    Moss
    Potting Soil
    Ribbon
    Fake Flowers
    Pot

    Steps:

    1. Cut the foam bricks according to the size of the pot you purchase
    2. Pour soil on top of the foam bricks
    3. Place sticks into the foam ensuring that they’re secure
    4. Place moss over the foam pressing it into the soil
    5. Decorate the tree with a few fake flowers
    6. Create your seating cards, punch with a hole punch and tie them to the tree with ribbon

    Note: You can easily kick this tree up a notch by using real manzanita branches and real flowers

    Via: La Belle Bride

  3. 11
    25
    Aug

    Proposal in a Box

    Well Groomed

  4. 48
    14
    Jul

    Materials:
    1. Felt
    2. Cotton Batting
    3. Cloth Stem Wiring
    4. Needles (large enough for embroidery thread)
    5. Embroidery Thread
    6. Scissors
    7. Heart Cookie Cutter or Any Heart Template
    8. Ribbon (thick and thin)
    9. OPTIONAL: Floral Tape
    10. Glue Gun

    Instructions:
    1. Using your cookie cutter or heart template trace out your heart shapes onto your felt.  We used a heart cookie cutter that’s about 3 inches tall
    2. Cut out your hearts
    3. Using your embroidery thread and a needle start stitching your hearts.  Make sure that the sides you traced on are now facing inwards so that you don’t have any pen/pencil marks on the outsides of your hearts
    4. Stitch the entire way around your heart, leaving about 3/4 of an inch near the pointed end of your heart
    5. Gently stuff your heart with a small amount of batting
    6. Take your clothe wire stem and make a tiny loop at the end. Place the looped end inside the heart and begin sewing up the last remainder of your heart while you wrap neatly around the stem as well.  The looped wire end will prevent your stem from coming out of the heart.  Note: If you don’t want long stems you may be able to cut your stems in half thus doubling your stem.  THERE! Your heart-on-a-stick is done! Make as many as you’d like depending on what sized bouquet you’d like.
    7. Once you’ve created all your heart-on-a-sticks you can start arranging them in a bouquet.  If you’re on your own, use some floral tape to help secure the placement of each heart
    8. Once you’re happy with your arrangement, you can add your ribbon.  Using a glue gun (sparingly) being wrapping your ribbon around your stem.  Use whatever width and texture of ribbon you’d like!

    Via: La belle Bride

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    6
    Jul
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    27
    Jun
    Save the date printable thanks to The Pretty Blog

    Save the date printable thanks to The Pretty Blog

  7. 4
    6
    Jun

    Materials:
    1. Large pieces of colored paper.  (We used construction but you can use nicer paper as long as it’s somewhat of a thicker stock).
    2. Wire
    3. Glue

    Steps:

    1. Cut out the petals of your flowers.  Depending on how big you want your flower.  We made ours quite large (as you can see, the largest petal is the size of my lovely cat, Olive).  You’ll then want to cut a variety of sizes scaling downwards.
    2. Poke a hole through your petals.
    3. Feed a wire through each petals.  Loop the base of the wire to ensure the wire won’t pull out.
    4. Cut out smaller daisy shaped pieces of paper and feed them through the wire on top of your petals.
    5. Once you’ve placed all the petals one on top of the other, cut the wire and loop the top.
    6. Next you’re going to make the bud of your flower.  Take a long rectangle piece of construction paper and fray the edges by cutting the paper width-wise just short of the edge.
    7. Roll the rectangular piece into a tight circle and glue the end on top of the wire loop.

    Tutorial thanks to La Belle Bride

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    24
    May
  9. 10
    22
    May

    Printable on labels for water bottles at weddings

    You can find the Printable at The Pretty Blog

  10. 7
    26
    Apr

    DIY - Flower Headband

    Materials:
    Fabric or ribbon covered headband
    Needle and Thread
    Scissors
    Fabric (I used chiffon)
    Tulle
    Ribbon (I used organza and satin ribbon)
    Beads
    Optional
    –clear filament thread for sewing beads



    Ruffle Ribbon Flowers
    1. Cut out your ribbon- I measured out 8” of organza and satin and 16” of organza.
    2. Double thread your needle and knot.  For your SatinRuffle Flower, sew a running stitch up the middle of your satin ribbon (don’t forget to anchor the end by sewing a few stitches over each other at the starting end). When you get to the end of your ribbon gently pull on your stiches to get a ruffle. Do not cut your thread yet.
    3. Sew one cut edge to the other; anchor your stitches, knot and cut off your thread.
    4. Organza Ruffle Flowers- You will sew a running stitch up one edge of your organza ribbon (don’t forget to anchor one end of your stitches). When you reach the end of your ribbon, gently pull on your stitches to ruffle the edge; sew the cut edges together, anchor your stitches, knot and cut.


    Part 2- Fabric Ruffle Flowers

    1. Cut out two strips of fabric; you can play around with the lengths and widths to get different sized flowers. As you can see, you don’t have to be too concerned with cutting straight edges or uniform sizes.
    2. Fold your fabric in half the long-way and sew a running stitch up the cut edges of fabric.
    3. When you reach the end of your fabric gently pull on your stitches to ruffle the fabric. Sew the edges of your fabric together. Knot and cut off your thread.  Repeat on second piece of fabric


    Tulle Pouf
    1. Cut out two rectangles of tulle; once again you don’ t need to be precise and you can experiment with different sizes.
    2. Anchor your thread and sew a running stitch down one short edge of the rectangle, continue your running stitch down one long edge of the tulle and continue sewing a running stitch down the second short edge. Gently pull your stitches to form your pouf. Anchor your stitches, knot and cut your thread. Repeat on second rectangle. Sew both poufs together through the middle.
    3. Now it’s time to assemble on your headband! Sew your ruffle flowers to your headband by sewing the back of your flowers to your headband. You can assemble your flowers in any way you’d like but make sure your pouf is sewn to your headband with an appropriate angle; you don’t want it sticking straight out of your head!  Note: Prior to assembly you can add any beading or other embellishments that you’d like!

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    Tutorial thanks to La Belle Bride

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This blog was created as a small help for those who are about to take that big step. I'll try to cover from wedding rings and places to propose to the ceremony and honeymoon.

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