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"March 2009"

DIY Project: Custom Flower Pots

This next project is SO versatile and forever elegant. I love that you can really put your own style stamp on this one!

From Cathy...A little background on my project~ CathysWraps ~  plastic pot & decorative sleeve combo was created to give my mother's plain yet versatile little pots a makeover. It adapts to hang flowers from church pews with Doey’s pew clip (invented by my mother, Doey, and used by florists for...

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DIY Project: Mini Bundt Cakes

Love these  little treats...and you KNOW your guests will to. There is just something great about receiving a homemade favor, one that you can devour on your way home and remember the sweetness of the day. So cute.

From the bride...I am getting married at my grandmother's house in Charleston, South Carolina. For both me and my fiance, it is really important to include our grandmothers' in our wedding. We both have a love for our grandmother's pound cake. And, they are both from...

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DIY Project: Programs that double as a CD

This next project sent in by Bliss Weddings Market is completely fabulous...plus it's a two-in-one, with ceremony programs that double as a CD wedding favor. So cool!

Here are the step-by-steps...

Materials
Paperboard CD case (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Two 1/8" wide circle eyelets in the color white (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Eyelet Setter (from www.

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DIY Project: Southern Style Treats

This next one, crafted by the lovely Mekala of Tie that Binds, just reminds me of my Texas roots. Love that.

And here is the breakdown. There are lots of components so it's lengthy...but, you could craft all or just one and still end up with a pretty great gift for your guests!

Step 1

Food:
Peanuts
Sunflower Seeds
Homemade/Favorite BBQ sauce (homemade recipe found...

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SMP Loves…Floral Blogs!

Do you guys ever check out our vendor blogs? There is SUCH amazing inspirations found inside, especially in some of the Little Black Book florist blogs. Currently loving Blush Floral Design, Installation Floral, La Partie Events and...

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DIY Project: Violet Petals

It's Day three (and the last day) of our DIY contest! We have so many great projects for you to devour today...from send off bells to custom bottles of bbq, each is completely unique and completely fabulous. First up, are these crystallized petals of violets crafted by Julie...

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

I am a future bride from Toulouse, France. We'll marry on May the 9th in Tarbes, a town near Pyrénées, and we have are using purple and anise...

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A Soolip Wedding and The Dressing Room Event!

Once again, we are taking a mini-holiday from our DIY contest to let all of you LA area brides out there know about the absolutely fabulous Soolip Wedding Event that is taking place this Sunday, March 29th at Vibiana.

photo by the fabulous Alyssa Nicol, one of our prized...

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DIY Project: Wristlets and Boutonnieres

This next project that reader, Carol, crafted is perfectly lovely...ideal for a English or French inspired shabby chic wedding. I love the sweet, personal touch that each little favor brings, letting your guests know that they are not only welcome, they are loved.

Notes and Instructions from Carol...

My fiance and I are having a Regency inspired wedding next January at a beautiful English Manor House in New Zealand.  Our wedding colors are pink, red and burgundy.

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DIY Project: Kid’s Tins

These adorable favors are made especially for the kiddos. I love a reception that embraces children, but it's always great to have something to keep them busy!

Here are the instructions...

My hubby and I were just married 2/28/09 in a very cool, modern space in Brooklyn, NY.  We loved creating unique details that expressed our style and personalities for our wedding.  In lieu of favors, my hubby and I decided to contribute to International Justice Mission (ijm.

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DIY Project: Irish Cream

As an Irish girl myself, I adore this next project. So completely innovative and original...plus it's pretty! The perfect combination! Plus, she's included the template for the cute recipe tag so it's more about assembly than design, thus anyone can do it. Love that.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

Materials
Cardstock
Downloadable Tags
Mason Jars & Ribbon from Michael's Craft Store
Homemade Irish Cream

Recipe...

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DIY Project: Sugar Packets

I am obsessed with this next project. And obsessed might just be putting it lightly. I love when ideas come my way that I haven't ever seen before and not only is this one new to me, it's so designed so beautifully that it just appeals to my own sense of style and love of simplicity. Plus, it uses the Gocco which just might be the best invention EVER.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

From the lovely bride...As we're having a destination wedding in...

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DIY Project: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love this next project a lot. Probably too much. Chocolate covered pretzles are such yumminess, you can rest assured that your guests will definitely devour your hard work! Here is the breakdown... From Rachelle, the cute bride... My wedding was last weekend, so what better timing than to submit the favors that I actually made for my guests.  My inspiration came from the chocolate-covered pretzel rods I make every year as Christmas treats.  I have been making them for years...

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SMP Loves…Sarah Seven!

There are no words really for just how much I love her. Spotted over on Oh Joy!, Sarah's work is pure gorgeousness.Perfectly romantic ruffles, silhouettes that are both pretty and sexy, palettes that are absolutely scrumptious. Plus, she just added a few wedding gowns that will make your...

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DIY Project: Charity Inspired Favor

We are continuing on with our DIY contest today and just like yesterday, we have TONS of absolutely positively great ideas! The first, was crafted by Charlotte Bolton of Studio Ten and A Half.

From Charlotte...I designed this favor for my own wedding. I chose to have charity favours as I couldn't stand the thought of spending...

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Lisa Vorce and Wiley Valentine at Bloomies!

We are interupting our DIY extravaganza to tell you that four of our FAVORITE Little Black Book members, the fabulous Lisa Vorce at Oh How Charming!, the forever talented girls at Wiley Valentine, one of the most gifted photogs in our book, Aaron Delesie and the...

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DIY Project: Spice Jar Favors

Crafted by the same designer who did the tea tins, these GORGEOUS spice jar favors are equally as lovely!

With this project, you create a very affordable favor that does double duty as a placecard holder (for about $2/favor). Fill the vials with spices that coordinate with the colors and/or theme of your wedding.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. You will need to create artwork for the spice jar label and placecard. The keytag has two sides so take advantage of the...

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DIY Project: Tea Tins

You are in for such a treat with this next project...it's so professional, so expensive looking and yet it's really quite simple! Your guests will love it, I promise. Oh and it was designed by Jennifer at Pigweed Press...remember that fabulous wedding we featured a few weeks back?

Materials

2.6" Round...

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DIY Project: Garden Seed Envelopes

In this day and age, there is nothing better than a favor that adds a bit of beauty to our world. Which is exactly why I love this submission...it's sweet and charming, and it will help your guests add a touch of pretty to their day.

Here is the rundown!

These hand folded envelopes holding colorful seed packets are practical (the guest may actually plant the seeds), easy (each one takes 1-2 minutes to make) and chic (you can use any kind of paper to match your...

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DIY Project: Goodie Bags

I am a little bit obsessed with this project, as it's A. Adorable, B. Versatile and C. Wallet Friendly. So, needless to say, you guys are going to love it too!

Here is the breakdown and the instructions...

Materials

Kraft Paper Bags by Your Store Supplies
Ribbons by...

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DIY Project: Mason Jar Vases

This next DIY favor project is SO stinking cute...perfect for a picnic inspired affair. Although the bride will be using them as drinking glasses, filled with Sangria (FAB), I also love the idea of filling them with wildflowers for your guests to take home and enjoy. From Chelsea, the crafty bride that designed these favors...These Mason Jar Favors will double as drinking glasses for the guests at my picnic wedding in June. We wanted them to be colorful and match our theme of summer...

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