invitations & stationery
August 05, 2009
July 16, 2009
Mailingtubes_aHere's a great DIY alternative to envelopes when mailing out your save-the-dates or invitations. This fun idea comes from our newest guest blogger, Shana Faust! Here are the steps:

Scrapbooking or wrapping paper (in solid colors or patterns to match your wedding invitations)
Liquid adhesive
Mailing tubes (these are from the container store, but they're available at the post office and online too)
Sticky labels
How-To: Invitation Mailer Tubes
June 22, 2009

For a little postwedding DIY fun, get personal with your thank-you cards using this stationery project from Elizabeth Woodson of Elizabeth W. Gift Baskets. Customize the paper and photos, and add your favorite embellishments.
How-To: Personalized Thank-You Cards
June 19, 2009

These escort cards from Jessica and Naren's wedding are incredibly easy to make and look amazing. All you need are stamps, ink and blank cards. Choose one stamp design per table (you might want to get these custom-designed), and then pick an ink color (or colors) that matches your theme. Write out guests' names on one side of the cards, and then stamp the design for their table on the back. Seriously: so easy. Thanks to Melissa Lynn Weddings and Threshold Visions for the great photos!

Images: Melissa Lynn Weddings / Threshold Visions
June 18, 2009

This DIY wedding program project from Helen Driscoll (co-owner and founder of awesome wedding stationery shop InviteSite) is a great starting point for all sorts of different ideas. Customize the paper, font and ribbon, and add any other embellishments you'd like to make the programs perfect for your big day.
How-To: Wedding Program
June 16, 2009

Our favorite DIY tutorials from the last week:

1: Birdcage veil (Once Wed)

2: Newspaper flowers (How About Orange)

3: Strawberry jam favor (Intimate Weddings)

4: Pom-pom flowers (Domestic Fluff)

5: Cupcake toppers and garlands (Creature Comforts)

6: Paper mache bluebirds (Ultimate Paper Mache)

7: Custom place cards (Style Me Pretty)

8: Pearl necklace (Style Me Pretty)

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June 04, 2009
HeirloompaperieWe were SO excited when we heard about Heirloom Paperie's Free Template Tuesdays. First of all, free. Second, their stuff is totally adorable.

Every Tuesday, they offer a -- you guessed it -- free downloadable template for a card, tag, list or some other fun item. Now, all you need to do to get in on the fun is download the template, print, cut and fold!

This week's invitation download is perfect for a bridal shower. Thanks iDiY for tipping us off!
May 29, 2009

Believe it or not, bride Phuong did 95 percent of the design work for her wedding to Linh last month. With DIY projects including invites, centerpieces and intricately beaded pomanders and corsages, Phuong managed to stick to her tight budget and give her wedding an incredibly personal feel. We're so excited to show you these great photos, taken by Tom Smith at the Adventure Aquarium Currents Ballroom in Camden, NJ.


Instead of fresh flowers, Phuong saved money by beading her own pomanders, corsages and centerpieces. She also used bamboo for the centerpieces and place card favors, since it's extremely sustainable and requires only water. (She loves the concept of wedding decor that lasts forever, rather than flowers that barely outlive the day itself.)

For the Asian-themed zodiac signs (one stood at each of the 12 tables), Phuong used materials found around her house. She embellished each zodiac image with scrapbooking odds and ends, and mounted the signs on $1 sticks found at her local craft store. Each sign stood in a recycled bottle, anchored by sand from her neighborhood park and decorated with ribbon scraps left over from her bridal showers. The invites (shown in the top photo) were also cut, assembled and embossed with two golden fish by hand.

Images: Tom Smith Photography
May 26, 2009


Our favorite DIY tutorials from the last week:

1: Envelopes made of vintage books (Intimate Weddings)

2: Paint can planters (Centsational Girl)

3: Ribbon and pearl necklace (Happy Together)

4: Bulb cover lanterns (This Young House)

5: Pin-up hair clip (A Bit O' Shine)

6: Chiffon flowers (Calamity Kim)

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May 15, 2009

We just got these great photos from Ashley, a DIY bride from North Florida. She and Brandon were married in January, in a beautiful ceremony with tons of handcrafted details. Click through to see what she has to say about the DIY process.
Real Wedding Inspiration: DIY Bride Ashley

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