August 27, 2010
3:47 PM

Link Love: Shabby Chic


This week's projects all have that certain something to make them look just broken-in enough -- without actually being shabby. Here's the best from around the net.

1. No Sew Headband. It's no secret taht we're big fans of Non-Pareil Magazine yet, so we were hardly surprised to see that they came up with this glamorous no-sew headband. (NonPareilMag)

2. Kanzashi Flower. This cute flower puts a new twist on a traditional Japanese craft. You could easily make these in a variety of colors as decor or add them to your bridal party's gift bags. (Edie's Fashion Factory)

3. Doily Banners. It doesn't get much more shabby chic than this -- a banner made entirely or old doilies. These would look great hanging at an outdoor reception, or even to add an extra feminine touch to your bridal shower. (Katie Jean)

4. Flag Book Cookbook. Esther K. Smith, who wrote the cutest little book "The Paper Bride," came up with this project which includes recipes, but could easily be modified to include personal notes from your bridal party. (The Storque)

5. Reusable Snack Sack. Forget plastic bags, these cute little bags are a cinch to make and can hold just about anything -- from snacks to carry with you on your big day (don't forget to eat!) or could even be made in a more luxe fabric and given as a gift to hold jewelry. (ReproDepot)

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- Amy E.

3 comments | post a comment

Hey, thanks for adding my Kanzashi flowers to your list! Never thought of it as a DIY wedding idea. Although, I do have some custom dyed pearly bracelets that I did think would make a sweet bride's maids accent. Loving all the cool ideas for DIY weddings these days!

posted by: edie
on August 31, 2010 at 03:17 PM

These are so cute and original I particularly like the reusable bags but the banner looks super as well.

posted by: Best Man Speeches
on August 30, 2010 at 06:19 AM

Thanks for featuring my doily banner! I'm glad that you liked it :)

posted by: Katie Trott
on August 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM

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