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DIY Project – Cupcake Tier

This next project was so unexpected, I just had to share...a Map-Inspired Cupcake Tier! Plus, you can use these instructions, substituting the map paper for just about any paper, and still have an absolutely adorable way to present your cupcakes. Materials Cupcake Tower Large Sheets of Decorative Paper or Wrapping Paper Craft Acrylic Paint Decorative Ribbon Instructions 1. Either make or buy a standard cupcake tower.  I bought a basic cardboard frame. 2. Cover with paper.

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DIY Week – Table Numbers

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am so excited about this week's posts, as I have finally collected all of your DIY projects, have chosen my favorites to go up on the blog and now we can start the show! If yours didn't make it up, don't worry...we will be saving all of them for our next DIY contest. So, let's get right to it! I wanted to start the contest with one of my personal favs...these adorable table numbers housed in glass hurricane vases and adorned with the cutest, rustic...

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Do-It-Yourself Project by Chewing the Cud

Yesterday was all about Viola's wedding...and today, she has been sweet enought to share with us some of her gorgeous DIY wedding projects. First up, those amazing crates that held the journal placecards she crafted (you can see instructions on making the journals right here in our DIY section). From Viola...

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Do-It-Yourself Projects by Matthew Mead

I absolutely love this palette from Matthew's Summer 2006 website... all images and information from Matthew Mead Style These perfect little projects are so simple and yet would each be a lovely touch to your wedding... To make the tip can wraps, featured in the top left corner, collect a handful of tin cans leftover from soups and sauces. "Cover each tin with paper and personalize with the couples’ names, date...

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Do-It-Yourself Projects by Matthew Mead

I spent some time last night looking through all of Matthew Mead's gorgeous websites and I was reminded of some of his absolutely beautiful DIY projects, most of which can be incorporated into just about any wedding... all photos and instructions from Matthew Mead Style These shabby chic touches are from Matthew's Summer 2007 site. They are sweet and girly and would...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

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

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These drop dead gorgeous wedding invitations were created totally custom to reflected the couple's style and the feel of the wedding (which is actually just a few days after New Year’s!)... To Make These Invitations... Supplies bought at Archiver’s, The Photo Memory Store, Donahue Paper Emporium, Michael's Supplies Used: Curious Metallic Paper in Galvanized Neenah Paper in Red Linen, White Linen, Black Linen Wonder Tape Tombo Mono Adhesive Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Fiskars...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These place card trees are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The best part though, is that they are made using really accessible materials and supplies. Too cute for words... How to make the Placecard Tree... For the placecards: I used Stardream metallic cover stock in quartz that I purchased from http://www.paper-papers.com/. I designed a simple layout on MS Word, and used the font Murray Hill to write each person's...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I know that you are going to go nuts over these DIY Bridesmaid Survival Kits... I am working on getting complete instructions for these, but in the meantime, I found the miniature suitcases at Land of Nod (random, I know). Fill each one with all of the necessities that a bridesmaid would need...a small sewing kit, safety pins, mints, gum, things like that. *** Next, this oh-so-perfect "Kissing Tree." As an alternative to the clinking of glasses, the guests approach the tree and...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

More DIY entries to inspire you! These perfect wedding details are just beautiful...they seem to add a personal touch, while still seeming effortless! To Make the Fans... These are just brown cardstock, white cardstock (run through my printer), wooden fan handles and ribbon. I used double sided tape to adhere the white page with content onto the brown cardstock and then used my gluegun to sandwhich the...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These Luggage Tag Save the Dates are the cutest things I have ever seen... To Make DIY Luggage Tags: These luggage tags were backed with white linen and tied with gold and pink taffeta ribbon. I used sheets of watercolor paper which had a lovely textured surface and I printed A4 sheets with 9 cards on each, designing the layout in photoshop. I cut each card to a luggage tag shape before spreading a very fine layer of PVA glue on the back, making sure that every inch of the card was...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love these fortune inspired menus! Each flap has a course listed on the outside and the details listed under the flap. Each place setting had a menu sitting at it on top of a folded napkin... To Make the Fortune Inspired Menus... My husband and I designed a program in Microsoft Visio for the menu and then I went in and played with the layout, the colors, and the fonts until I got a look I was happy with. Each flap had a course listed on the outside and the details listed under the...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These vintage guestbooks were inspired by the bride's grandmother's collection of antique Reader's Digest books...using vintage and blank pages, they bound this amazing book...add a photobooth and gluesticks, and you have such a great keepsake! To Make the Vintage Guest Book... I created a beautiful custom book this summer for a bride who wanted to utilize her grandmother's collection of antique Reader's Digest books for their guest book at their wedding reception. we handpicked...

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