Agreed! I also wish I had even a little artistic ability... I can barely cut straight with scissors
Tammy's DIY Planning Thread - at least 20 items, pic heavy & detailed!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:12 PM
LOVE LOVE that you used the boarding pass as a pre-brochure. I've never seen that before. Also, like that special touch "world traveler"
Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:56 PM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:53 AM
It is so amazing that you could do all of this. My FI thinks I am crazy everytime I tell him I am going to make something.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:16 PM
so cool. A true labour of love
Invitations I did 90 of these babies!! It took me over 6 weeks, several group "dates" of friends/family putting them together, and easily about 35 hours. Our guests ADORED these. We couldn't hear the end of how awesome they were, and we STILL (post-wedding) hear compliments about them. Lots of our guests have saved theirs! Again, these were not my original idea. I TOTALLY copied MrsWeiss1211's thread about these invites and just changed a few minor things for ours. Her thread lists exactly how she did them and is amazing. Please check it out!! THANK you for posting your thread, MrsWeiss!! Here is a list of the materials I used, where to get them, and the cost of them. The cost without shipping was about $360. Shipping was $250 (we hand-delivered about a dozen of them). [ATTACHMENT=11647]Wedding Invitations.xls (33k. xls file)[/ATTACHMENT] P.S. If you look at MrsWeiss's thread --- I used the scented oil WAY too early for the corks. I suggest that if you're going to do that, then do it at the very end before you seal the boxes and ship them. I did the brads/fasteners a different way - vertical -- so I ended not cutting off the ends, which apparently saved me that "nasty job." I designed the labels. And I handwrote the "pull tag" copying a font that I downloaded for free called "Treasure Map Deadhand." What it looks like with the bottle inside. The ribbons ended up being 13 in long. I also handwrote the addresses instead of putting them through the printer since it seemed easier and more personal to me. Mainly, I think I didn't want to go through the aggravation of any misfeeds with the printer --- that's one of my worst nightmares!! The raffia length was about 5 inches each. Then I used a pencil to roll up the invites and did a knot with the raffia. Then, I trimmed the ends. You can kind of see it here. I designed these as well. I got the antique map of the Cancun area from googling "antique map Cancun," and got the idea from another MIB thread on here. Again, the fonts I used were "Treasure Map Deadhand" and "Caslon Antique Italic" which I downloaded off the internet for free. I did 3 different types of Pull Tags since I ran out of starfish & sand dollars. Although the starfish were my favorite, I realized that some of the starfish might have broken as I closed the boxes. So, I would actually recommend using the mini shells instead. These are the 3 different types of sand I used (since I couldn't find a pink sand suggested on this thread). I used 1/4 tsp white sand, 1/2 tsp coarser darker sand, and 3/4 tsp of fine beige sand. We also started putting 2 starfish and 2 sand dollars inside. BUT then the sand dollars turned out to be too big, and we started filing each and every one down to fit the bottles, so then after a bit, we switched to putting in just 1 sand dollar. Also, then we started putting in 1 starfish + 1 sand dollar for like the last 10 bottles so that we'd have enough to glue on the Pull Tags. I would recommend ordering more starfish or sand dollars if you want enough to put in the bottles and for the Pull Tags. Plus, I would look into smaller sand dollars for the bottles, if they're available! Our dining room table that was convered into a DIY space for 6 weeks! Soooo many, haha!! Casey (now my husband!) burning the edges of the invitations --- took about 5 min per invite! Nasty job! Me putting the messages in the bottles. The most satisfying part!! And VOILA!!! A final tip --- get lots of help if you can!! They are soooo worth it.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:02 PM
So many awesome ideas! Thank you, thank you!!! Now I have to figure out which ideas I want to put my own creative spin on!
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