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DIY Pinwheels

We have a fun little joint feature with Jen at the Hostess Blog coming up next. The adorable and completely talented photographers Kari Herer and Christina Wnek, along with stationery Pam Albert of Papier Gourmet, sent us one of...

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DIY Project: Painted Vases

We are kicking off the week with one of those DIY project that I just know will find it's way into so many of your weddings. It was crafted by Kathleen at Twig & Thistle and is about as practical as it is completely gorgeous. A perfect fit for any wedding...or any holiday table! This is an idea for inexpensive centerpieces with high impact. Old glassware and paper weights take on a whole new look with a little paint.

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Holiday DIY Project by Beth Helmstetter

It's time for another DIY Holiday Project and this one, by Beth Helmstetter, is total perfection. Whether you gift it to your girlfriends for the holidays or you use it as decor in your own affair, the end result is pure loveliness. Oh and by the way, Beth's blog is FULL of inspiration and ideas that are so easy to fall in love with, so easy to obsess over.

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Table Number DIY Project

This is not so much a DIY project as a really simple idea...using brown bags filled with fruit as either a table number OR as seating cards. Depending on the size of the bag that you buy, you can use these little treats in different ways. Either approach is just a really adorable way to bring a bit of charm to your table. This DIY is for seating cards, but really...it's super easy to translate this project in lots of different ways. Please note, we kept our bags without names on them, as...

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DIY Paper Pinwheels

Remember the incredible editorial shoot that we featured a few weeks back, designed by the forever talented Carter & Cook? Well, we had a ton of requests for more information on the adorable pinwheels that posh paperie crafted, so Elizabeth, the genius behind the detail, was sweet enough to give us perfect step-by-step info, along with...

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DIY Projects from Audrey’s Party

I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that I've done some great DIY projects, complete with printable templates, from Audrey's birthday party over on the Style Circle. To see the DIY Favor Bags click right here. To see the DIY stir sticks...

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DIY Project – Wishes Banner

As I was reading through the comments from today's earlier DIY wedding, I noticed that you guys were loving the "WISHES" banner that the oh-so-cute bride crafted. Well, we've put together a full DIY project for the banner over on the Style Circle...complete with easy-to-print templates of the letters!

So, if you want to add a little DIY charm to your affair, head on over...

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DIY Moss Covered Monograms

I know that some of you are DYING to know how to make those adorable DIY Moss Covered Monograms from today's featured wedding. Well, the bad news is that Aly, the lovely bride, is setting up shop in a new apartment that doesn't have internet just yet. The good news is that I already had some pictures from her and I found a GREAT step-by-step to coordinate. To go along with the pictures, I...

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DIY Project: Origami Flowers

This next project isn't for the faint of heart...it's time consuming and detail driven, but if you have the patience, it's GORGEOUS. Love that the bride put so much TLC into her day. Materials 1.    Origami paper (6x6”) or medium-weight textured art paper (12x12” works best) -Origami paper available at Michael’s, AC Moore, or online at Paper-tree -Art paper available at Michael’s, AC Moore, or online at Scrapbook Paper or The Paper Mill Store 2.    Bamboo skewers or...

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DIY: Photo Coasters

These are really similar to the coasters that we featured just a bit ago...but a more personal approach! Such a great gift for those that love you! From the bride...Custom Photo coasters are a great favor for any size wedding. Depending on your budget you can choose how many coasters you’d like to include. They are environmentally friendly because your guests will re-use them in their home for years on end, rather than throwing them away, like so many favors. If you have a photo booth...

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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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DIY Wreaths

I love all of the little details that went into the Rustic Chic style of today's featured wedding. And, lucky for us, Shea (the gorgeous bride) has stopped by to share her DIY wreath project with us! photography by Duston Todd Materials Scissors Hot Glue Wire Cutters Ribbon A Pussy Willow Wreath and 2-4 Berry Stems Instructions 1. At your local craft store buy a pussy-willow wreath or other coordinating wreath and...

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DIY Centerpiece by Amelia Occassions

Thought we could start the day with another absolutely brilliant DIY centerpiece idea. This one sent to us by the oh-so-lovely Leana Gallagher of Amelia Occasions, departs a bit from the traditional floral centerpieces that we see so often. And I love that it does. It's such a refreshing change, perfect for a simple, intimate affair set against a crisp white table runner and served with really good red wine. LOVE. From Leana...

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DIY Project: Mediteranean Centerpieces

A couple of weeks ago, I put out a request to my Little Black Book florist and event planners for some really great, easy DIY centerpieces. I know that there are brides who are trying so hard to reconcile their love of chic, beautiful details with their thinning budgets. So I thought this would be a great idea! Well, we got a couple of really beautiful ideas for DIY centerpieces that I had to share with you! This...

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DIY Hanging Votives

Okay, here is a last look at Ashley and Chris's GORGEOUS wedding reception. I tried to find a few more detail shots of the guest tables so that you could see the loveliness that Ashley and her mother designed.. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ashley and April Smith for sharing this with us. We have never featured a wedding over a span of two days, so that should speak volumes as to just how much we love yours. And...

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DIY Love Garland

We have a lot of fun things happening on SMP today! First, though, I wanted to introduce another new DIY Editor that we've enlisted to help us grow our DIY  project base...Whitney Deal of Darling Dexter! I fell in love with her blog months ago and after seeing all of the ridiculously great projects that she crafted for her...

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DIY Project – Custom Aisle Runner

We have so many more fun DIY projects to share with you over the coming days. I hope you guys are loving this week as much as I am! This lovely aisle runner was totally custom made...a great way to conceal a not-so-pretty church carpet and a wonderful keepsake for you to remember your day! Materials White Muslin Iron Stencil of your choice Printer Acrylic Craft Paint Easy Hem Adhesive Instructions 1. Purchased white muslin that measured 45” wide.  I used a bolt, but...

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DIY Project – Carved Place Cards

This DIY Project is just great. Simple as that. The carved place cards are an unexpected touch to a table setting that not only add a hint of chic, they are also perfect for guests to take home with them so that they always remember your big day! Materials Small 6 x 6 piece of wood, depending on the shape you want to create Wood Carving Tool Spray Paint Sand Paper Oil Based Pen Instructions 1. Design and cut out the desired shape out of wood. Some scrapbooking stores make...

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DIY Project – Custom Centerpieces

Our next DIY project is all about chic, but approachable style. On a limited budget, this bride set out to make centerpieces that really stood out and looked both expensive and completely style savvy. Materials Clay Pots Black & White Spray Paint (or whatever color you like) Branches of varying size and height Rocks Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls Fabric cut to fit rolls Hole Punch Wire Fabric Glue Decorative Ornaments like feather boa, gems, beads, etc. Silk Orchids or...

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DIY Week: Papel Picado (Cut Paper) Banners

These heart shaped flags are completely adorable. They would be so cute, hanging from trees at a fun backyard style wedding... (Easy) DIY Tissue Paper Banners Inspired from the papel picado (cut paper) banners from Mexico, these are a simpler DIY version of tissue paper banners.  They add inexpensive punches of color for any reception. Materials Tissue Paper Craft Punches Exacto Knife Scissors Glue Stick String Instructions 1. Collect all supplies.  Tissue paper, craft...

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