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DIY - will you be my unofficial bridesmaid - letter and picture frame

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#1 caporrone

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    Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:39 AM

    Hi Everyone - I just wanted to share with you my idea and how to for asking my girls to be my "unofficial bridesmaids". I am getting married in a very small catholic church so I am just going to have my sister represent me and also didn't want to put the financial burden on my girl friends with all the added expenses of being in my wedding - being that they are already shelling out for the flight and resort. But I do want them to be a part of everything so I asked them to be UN-official BM ....

    I first picked whom I was going to ask.... then looked through my albums and made a copy of the best/funniest/most memorable photo of me and them that I was planning on putting in a frame.
    Then I went to Micheal's and bought:
    9 wooden picture frames - $1 each!!
    9 wooden "FRIEND" blocks - $1 each
    1 bottle of Purple Tempera Paint - $3
    1 jar of teal sparkles/glitter - $3
    1 mixed bag of sponge brushes - $2
    1 bottle of wood glue - $3

    I also went to staples and bought 9 purple folders - 10cents each!.

    I then went onto Microsoft Word and typed up a letter individually to each of them with all the mushy stuff of how much their friendship means to me and how I want them to be a part of the most memorable time in my life.

    I printed out the letter - along with a Top 10 list of "Why they should be my Bridesmaids" see attached - and put in the folder.

    I then painted the frames purple - all 9 of them took less then 45 minutes - and they dry really quick.
    Then I sprayed them with Aerosol Hairspray and quickly sprinkled the glitter on them. (do each 1 by 1, the hairspray sets quickly)
    I then took Gorilla wooden glue and glued on the "FRIENDS" wooden block and let it dry .

    They were all finished within 2.5 hours and I think they look great!!
    TIP: cover the table with newspaper, and definately sit in front of a tv or put some music on!!

    I then put everything in a bubble wrap envelop and mailed them to my girls ....
    they were soo excited and so touched and thought it was soo creative!!!

    Here are some pics:
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    finished frame
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    Thanks - Courtney





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      Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:45 AM

      That is tooooo cute!!!! You did an excellent job with those!

      #3 *Casey*

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        Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:48 AM

        That's soooo cute! I love it!

        #4 Jen_S

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          Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:56 AM

          They came out great!!!!
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          #5 Mel&B

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            Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:23 PM

            That's an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing and for also posting your letters. I also want "unofficial bridesmaids", so you've inspired me!

            #6 neen

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              Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:39 PM

              they turned out awesome - yay! what a creative and fun way to ask your BMs!

              #7 Jenn3878

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                Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

                How creative and CUTE!! :) Great job!

                #8 ellajshaw

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                  Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:23 PM

                  I'm a newbie and was absolutely stressed about the whole bridesmaid situation! Thanks for the excellent ideas!!!

                  #9 mmontgo

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                    Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:06 PM

                    That was the cutest idea I have seen all day. I only wish I could have though of something so creative. It actually brought a tear to my eye!

                    #10 sunsetbride1

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                      Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:40 PM

                      Super cute and creative! That is very sweet and I am sure that they will really be touched.

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