Category Archives: DIY Wedding Ideas

27 Sep

Pegs, Wool And Wood – A D.I.Y Polaroid Photo Frame

For our recent Rough Luxe inspired Real Bride shoot I created a Rough Luxe photo holder. A simple painted wooden frame with wool stretched across it, finished off with mini wooden pegs to grip on to your chosen images.

Today I thought I would show you how easy it is to make one of these little ‘washing lines’ for your photographs. It’s a great bit of decor for your reception venue that will not only look ace but also entertain your guests.

You’ve Been Framed

All you need is some very basic tools to make the frame – a pencil, a saw and a set square. Don’t worry if your set square isn’t as snazzy and pink as mine. A normal boring set square will work just as well.

Cut your wood (which you can get from any hardware store for a couple of quid) at right angles and assemble your frame. The frame doesn’t need to be too strong so you should be fine to just stick the wood together with PVA glue. If your cutting skills aren’t quite up to Nick Knowles standards don’t worry – if you have a few gaps on your joins you can use a bit of filler to smooth everything out before applying paint to suit your colour scheme.

A Wooly Wonder

Once your frame is cut, stuck and painted it’s time to get the wool out. I went for a grey to match the frame but you could use contrasting colours instead. Wool is quite good at gripping so you should be able to wrap the wool around the frame a few times and not worry about it slipping or moving too much. Tie the wool off at the back of the frame.

The mini pegs are available from Hobbycraft and I think they work really well. You could of course scale up this whole project and use normal size pegs.

Images courtesy of Christian Ward Photography.

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06 Sep

Common Scents

Over the past year I’ve seen these tea cup candles arrive at  various craft fayres and now I’ve seen them sneak into weddings. I think they look fab and they are are quite easy to make.


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30 Aug

Make your own Pop Cakes

Have you tried a cake pop yet? They are simply delicious and the perfect alternative to a huge slice of wedding cake. Surprisingly enough, you can easily make them yourself, for your guests or just because. Thanks to Los Angeles wedding baker Sweet E’s Bakeshop we have simple instructions on how to make your own cake pops.

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23 Aug

Sweet Packaging

Sweet Packaging + Free Download

It’s been much too long since our last printable! We are giddy to share this crazy good download designed by Rabbit Hole Design from Wedding Friends, a wedding site created by a team of talented wedding pros based in Pretoria, South Africa. Today they are sharing with us these botanical illustrated chocolate wrapper printables, so you can use them as favor packaging!

Download wrapper here

16 Aug

Custom Jam Labels

Do you love to can and make your own jam? Have you though about giving homemade jam out as your wedding favors, but are unsure how to package them?

These beautiful labels from Eat Drink Chic will make the perfect finishing touch to your delicious homemade jam. You guests will think of you every time they spread some on toast or a biscuit. What a fun labor of love!
















Head on over to Eat Drink Chic and you’ll find pre-made templates for these incredible jars!