I am so excited to feature these DIY projects. These flowers are absolutely amazing and so professional…

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To Make the Flower Arrangements…

I purchased most of our flowers from Costco. The centerpieces were created using large square vases purchased at IKEA. The space between the stems and the vases were filled with limes, then with pink, green and white flowers. We made the centerpieces the night before then placed them outside in the shade.

To Make the Pink Table Runners...

We had 60″ round tables and made two-toned table runners to create a custom look. I purchased 60″ wide light and medium pink shantun silk and cut them into 12″ wide strips and 61″ long strips. I used the light pink 12″ strip for the center and two 12″ medium pink strips, folded in half, ironed under and sewed onto the middle strip.

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I love these outdoor signs. They are one part vintage, one part charming…altogether a perfect detail in a sweetly sophisticated way…

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All you need is some plywood, a saw (and someone who is handy with a saw) and some white paint. If you are afraid of messing up the letters, print them out on sheets of paper, then cut out the letters and arrange them on the board, tracing around the edges. This way, you get the spacing and look that you want.

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I really believe that if you are having a seated dinner, a printed menu is a must. And, these oh-so-elegant DIY Menus make the perfect first impression for your guests…

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To Make the Menu Cards…

You’ll want to buy a nice card stock to print on, preferably a white top card and a colored base card. Once you’ve typeset the menu (using Word or something similar) and printed them, you simply need to trim the edges of your top card, then adhere on to your base card. Using a really pretty ribbon, wrap the menu diagonally around the bottom corner towards the back, then up the back of the card, wrapping the opposite top corner. Tie the ribbon in a knot to secure.