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DIYs for June wedding at Le Reve - Playa del Carmen (with Pics!)


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#41 LAtravelgirl

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    Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

    How nice your husband helped with the projects! Everything turned out beautifully.



    #42 olive0y1

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      Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

      Originally Posted by mrspfafftobe 


      Hi elissae! Thanks so much for your comments! The projects were so fun and really made the wedding details feel completely "ours". Here is a step by step guide to making the flags for the paper straws. Luckily he took pictures of every step!! We bought the straws from Etsy from a seller named HeyYoYo. I just looked and unfortunately they aren't on Etsy anymore but many other shops sells the same/similar straws. The paper was purchased from www.paperpresetnation.com.

       

      Step 1: Arrange type/design on the attached template called ATTACHMENT 1. I think you'll need Adobe Illustrator to be able to open it and make changes. Copy the first line all the way down the page so it fills up an 8.5 x 11" page. See ATTACHMENT 2.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Step 2: Using a paper cutter, trim out rectangular flags using the vertical and horizontal trim marks on the template.

       

       

      Step 3: Place a strip of double-sided tape along the entire backside of the rectangular flag.

       

       

      Step 4: Fold the flag in half pressing the ends together. Slide the flag onto the straw and secure it at the desired position with the tape. Press the paper together tightly around the straw.

       

       

       

       

      Step 5: Once the flag is secured, cut out a V in the end using the trim mark as a guide.

       

       

       

      Step 6: Repeat many, many times!

       

      As I said my husband did this entire project, but it looked fun and relatively simple! Any questions just let me know :)

      OOoo nice. Thank you for this info!



      #43 Dazeydawl

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        Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

        did you make your match boxes or did you buy those somewhere?



        #44 LCB803

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          Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

          Wow-- great job! Thanks for the tutorial, it looks like something I can actually replicate! Now, I just have to hit 150 posts so I can download the files :)



          #45 karyc

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            Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

            thanks for the instructions, it's a diy that actually seems do-able!
             



            #46 mrspfafftobe

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              Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

              Originally Posted by LCB803 

              Wow-- great job! Thanks for the tutorial, it looks like something I can actually replicate! Now, I just have to hit 150 posts so I can download the files :)


              Hi LCB803, if you PM me your email address I can send them to you if you want.



              #47 mrspfafftobe

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                Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

                Originally Posted by Dazeydawl 

                did you make your match boxes or did you buy those somewhere?


                Hi Dazeydawl, We bought the actual match boxes at the hardware store, then we DIY'd the covers at home. We printed them on 8.5 x 11" kraft paper, cut them out, then used double sided tape to stick it on.



                #48 TishaJules

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                  Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

                  This is so awesome!! I'm in the beginning stages of planning my wedding and I love getting some ideas! Well done!!!



                  #49 TIGERLILYODP

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                    Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

                    Great ideas ! Hopefully pick some up for our wedding :)

                    #50 claire0701

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                      Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

                      fab ideas, i love the matches idea, especially because it has some sentimental meaning to how you met ... very cute!






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