Do-It-Yourself Projects by Matthew Mead
March 4, 2008
DIY Inspired
I absolutely love this palette from Matthew's Summer 2006 website...


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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, and rick rack."

To make the napkin ties, featured in the top right corner, "purchase candy flowers from a cake decorating store or craft store. Tie
6 inches of silk wired ribbon around a rolled napkin in a bow. Hot glue
a candy flower to the center of the ribbon." Absolutely gorgeous on any table setting. Vary the ribbon color and the flower for more versatility.

To make the candy tins, featured in the bottom left corner, start by finding the perfect container to accompany your wedding decor. Papermart has comparable tin containers. Paper Source also has a pretty array of paper boxes that would be perfect and the Container Store sells miniature paint tins that would be absolutely adorable. Fill the tin with your favorite candy, then add a customized label to the top with your new monogram.You can print labels at home using a color printer. If you are design challenged, don't fret over the label. Just use a single letter monogram in a clean, simple font. Voila!

To make the chocolate favors, featured in the bottom right corner, pick out your favorite peanut butter candy (or something similar) from your local candy shop. "Use the computer to print name tags on colored paper. Cut into flags
and pierce two holes with an ice pick.... thread on a skewer, and plant
in the candy. Place one at each setting."