I managed to bang out a few of my DIY projects today and thought I would share the results. Excuse the poor iPhone photos.
ALTERNATIVE GUEST BOOK
The colour combinations don`t match the rest of our DIY items or wedding theme, but we plan on framing some of our favourites and hanging them in our upstairs hallway -- where it will match the current artwork.
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Items needed to make them:
- White linen card stock from papercircle.ca. I bought 8-1/2" by 11" which let me print two cards per page. You could probably print four per page if you managed to export them from the Adobe file (which lets you customize your initials) but it wasn`t worth the hassle to me.
- Paper trimmer.
- Recipe box
This was a fast one. It took a little over half an hour to print 40 double-sided advice cards (they have a pattern on the back) and the pop-up card.
- .20 per white linen envelope = $4.20
- Wood recipe box with glass, patterned lid from Target = $14
Grand total: $18.20
I could have cut costs by finding a cheaper recipe/memory box, possibly from Michaels where I could have taken advantage of their coupons.
BRIDAL PARTY JEWELLERY
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Items needed to make them:
- Resin cabochons from Etsy seller snapcrafty.
- Lace-edged settings (snapcrafty).
- Silver lead-free hairpin blanks (snapcrafty).
- Silver earstuds and backings from Etsy seller PrairieDogSupplies.
- ADH001 glue
- Leftover scrapbook paper (from another project) for packaging.
I've seen these flower cabochon hairpins all over Etsy and in some of my favourite local shops but I didn't see myself coughing up $20 for three hair pins.
It took me all of about 15 minutes, if that, to put the tiniest dab of glue on the earstuds settings and hairpin blanks and attach the cabochon. I let them dry for a couple hours and then used some scrapbook odds-and-ends from another project to make some packaging, which took me about another 5-10 minutes. I simply used a needle to poke holes for the earrings and a box cutter to make small slits on either side of the paper for the pins.
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- 30 cabochons of various sizes: $18.18 total
- 12 settings: $6.30
- 20 hairpin blanks: $6.30
- 10 pairs of silver earstuds and backings: $1.50 (yes, you read that right)
- Glue: $3
Grand total: $35.28
This works out to $8.82 for each bridesmaid (2) and flower girl (2).
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Here's a DIY project that takes less than a couple of minutes.
Simply download the free printable kids' activity book from Lovely Indeed and follow their printing instructions. I used regular computer paper. I then punched two holes in the spine and tied it together with leftover baker's twine from our wedding invites.
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I'm in the middle of making laminated luggage tags to send with our pre-travel mailer along with these packing tips and their tickets. Here's my inspiration. I'll follow up with a new post when I'm done.
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