Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Bedroom Look

My very sweet dance team girls got us a gift card from Target, and after much debate and searching, we finally used it on this bedspread. My walls are already yellow, and Aaron's bedspread is in NO way  going to match, so it was either re-paint the walls or get a new comforter for when he moves is massive king-sized bed in. I used this mood board creator to see what everything will look like once it is together. Very helpful (and addicting)!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Baby Picture Display

I've been to a lot of weddings that have some type of baby picture display. As far as I can tell, these displays don't really serve a purpose other than just being cute conversation pieces. Well, when I spotted these $2 school chairs at a local thrift store, I knew exactly how I would use them. I think they will serve both the "cute" and "conversation piece" purposes well.


Not much to this little project!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cold Frame

My handy fiance finished our cold frame today. :) We used two old windows for the top and front walls, and plywood on the other sides. Aaron thought that a painted brick finish would give it a better appearance. I think it turned out really nice and will serve its function very well!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Our Save-the-Dates

Since we are both teachers, I decided to go with a cutesy "school house" theme for our save-the-dates. My very honest friend, Jeremy, said when he got his (on Valentine's Day none the less) , he "threw up a little, but then smiled and was happy" haha  :)

To make this scene, I used  a heart shaped cookie cutter to punch out hearts from each apple. Then, I set up a handmade chalkboard behind it and wrote our wedding date. I used the books that we used in our engagement  pictures  to add height, and then I put all the pictures together with the collage option on Picasa.

Instead of mailing these photos out as postcards, we were brave and decided to send them out via email. I simply posted this picture in the email and added our wedding website underneath the photo. We got some really good feedback from it! Most of my friends admitted that they don't visit wedding websites that they have to type in, but they seemed to really like the convenience of just clicking ours!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

DIY Garter

Time: 45 minutes

Stretch lace
Silk (I found an old pair of silk pants at a thrift store for .25 cents.
Decorative element (I used an old earring)

1. Cut circles out of silk
2. cut slits around circle to form petals

3. Burn edges of petals with candle (be careful!)
4. Once finished, sew the ends of your stretchy lace together and then hand stitch the petals to the center.
5. Add whatever decorative item you like

Copycat "Bride" Robe

I've really been wanting a robe like this for my wedding day:
But, I couldn't see spending $30-$50 dollars on one that I will just wear a few times. So, I made one myself! I got the white "silk" robe from Wal-Mart for $15.00 and spent $2.00 on the letters.

Time: 10 minutes

white robe
iron-on letters

1. Line the "I" up with the middle seem
2. Line the other letters up
3. Iron on
All done!

Petal Toss

Time: About 1 hour for 30 cones

Coordinating scrapbook paper (I used a pack from Wal-Mart that was $5.00)
Paper doilies (I found mine at Michael's for $2 a pack)
Ribbon or twine

1. Role paper into a cone
2. Secure with tape or glue (I used tape because the doily will cover it)
3. Fold doily around cone and secure with glue (I used hot glue because it's quicker)
4. Tie ribbon or twine around entire thing

5. Fill with petals!
I want to add some type of cute message on them, but I haven't decided what to add. Some options are:

"Take the petals and toss them high while the happy couple walk down the aisle"
"Flower girls suck, please be our stand in" ;)

Now you know why they don't say anything yet.....

*note that I don't really think flowers girls suck. If fact, I think they are darling. That is the problem, much too often, flower girls steal the show and take the attention away from the bride and groom.

Any suggestions of what to write on the labels??? Please leave a comment if you do!