A while ago we photographed a wedding of Kay and David, and spotted something unusual. The Bouquet weren’t flowers, infact they were made of jewellery.
Since then I’ve discovered this is called a’ Brooch Bouquet’ and is growing in popularity with the DIYers as anyone can make it, with enough broaches and time on their hands. They look quite effective and be made personal to the bride, with jewelry passed on from parents and friends. I’ve also noticed that brooches are now being added to flower bouquets as well, as can be seen In Jay and Stuarts wedding
Anyway this following DIY Brooch was created by Beth Blinebury Designs and you can see the full article here
So, 2013 has finally arrived and we have got lots of DIY tips and tutorials to pass on this year, and so without further a do, this weeks DIY Thursday is all about paper. Back in October I filmed a wedding At Somerford Hall and all the decorations were made by Jay (The Bride) . Well I was amazed by her talent, check out her video here and spot,if you can, the confetti cones, flower hearts, paper flowers. So I’m hoping Jay will send a tutorial of one of the paper decorations she made. But in the mean time, here some ideas to inspire you.
The following extract and work is taken from Weddings By Lilly
The great thing about paper flower crafts, is that with a little bit of resourcefulness and creativity, you can incorporate them into your wedding day for free, using newspaper, vintage books, paper bags, and scrap paper. You can also use things like buttons or pieces from old jewelry to add a little pizzaz.
I’ve never been a huge fan of paper flower centerpieces, but after being inspired by some of these paper flower patterns, I’ve taken a liking to them! You can even mix them in with your fresh flowers to add a splash of color and texture. I especially like the large, dramatic paper flower balls. They look stunning hanging over this dessert table.
Oh my word..is it really only 5 days to Christmas! So I wont task you with any last minute DIY projects for 2012 -that would be just silly! So I thought,what should be the first DIY project of 2013?.. well Thank you cards, of course!
So here’s one I found on http://www.mydiyweddingday.com.
This thank you pack includes an embossed card and the couple’s favourite wedding photos all wrapped in a pretty little pocket folder and finished off with a ribbon.
What you will need:
- watermark ink or embossing ink
- ink of your colour choice (I used black)
- thermal embossing powder of your colour choice (I used gold)
- rubber thank you stamp
- rubber stamp of your choice for front of card (I used a custom monogram stamp)
- heat gun
- cards and envelopes
- luggage tags
- pocket folders
- a selection of your favourite wedding photos
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Its just 12 days to Christmas, scary! and I can not think of any other activity that’s more synonymous with Christmas festivities (other than mince pies, Christmas pudding, turkey and stocking fillers), than pulling a cracker before getting stuck into an oversized roast dinnerl!. But we all know what a disappointment the cracker content can be, so why not create your own with something that’s personal to you, or at least will be well received – chocolates always works for me!
What will you need?
Tissue paper roll (according to the size you want them to be)
Cardboard (not too thick)
Elastic bands (x2)
Ribbon (to compliment your crepe paper)
Crepe paper (any craft/stationary shop sell these)
Sweets (preferable select wrapped sweets)
[button link=”http://www.perfectday.co.za/blog/2010/11/19/diy-crepe-paper-crackers” linkTarget=”_blank” color=”rosy”]Click Here[/button] To get the complete instructions from Perfect Day
In a couple of weeks time we are photographing and filming two christmas weddings in candle lit settings, which got me thinking about different ways to light up a Xmas party. I came across these lovely Chinese lanterns which are just perfect for a “winter celebration”. They will add a lovely “ambience” to your party, but always remember to use candle’s safely!
What you need:
1. white paper bags (3.5” x 6.5” we found these , paper bags online on amazon)
2. bone folder
3. stencils and/or stamps and white stamp pad
4. x-acto knife
5. small piece of cardboard
6. 22 gauge wire, cut in to 17” segments
7. grommets and grommet pliers
8. tea lights
9. long matches or long lighter
what you do:
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