July 22, 2010
Weddings are a great excuse to be a little bit whimsical, especially when it comes to those happening during the summer. These ideas can add a touch of fun to your day -- from homemade soap bubbles to feathery headbands -- without making it too ostentatious. Enjoy!
1. Embossing on paper. This may not be the easiest DIY project, but the results are just gorgeous! If you're doing your own invitations, but still want that luxe feel, you've just got to try this craft for embossing. Done with invitations? Then use this for your thank-yous. (Food & Wine ModPodge)
2. Vanilla Soap Bubbles. Blowing bubbles as the bride and groom exit the church (or leave the reception at the end of the night) can be gorgeous in photos. Make the event just as sweet on the nose with this recipe, for scented bubbles. Tie on a ribbon in your wedding colors and your done! (Soap Queen)
3. Earring Loop Display. This classic idea is perfect for your mom or your bridesmaids -- and it's so easy to customize by choosing your own fabric or even painting the embroidery hoop. You could even attach a pair of earrings you picked out to add something extra to the gift. (Little Treasures)
4. Wooden Wedding Sign. Perfect for the couple who just can't get enough of the great outdoors, this wooden sign even has added lights (not visible in this daytime photo) that give it a warm, welcoming glow as the reception goes on. (Sonya Animri)
5. Feather headbands. Make your bridesmaids really stand out with these cute feather headbands. This is a great project for just about any wedding because you can make it as wild or keep it as classic as you want. You could even buy a child's headband and give a special one to your flowergirl, too. (Craftzine.com)
Get even more great DIY ideas from our photo gallery.
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