The Big DIY Thread

Brides-Post your gown, invitations, catering, etc.
Grooms-Swap war stories over cigars and brandy




• 165 posts • Page 5 of 61, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,


Be a part of the community It's free, join today!


Post by sammyj » November 2nd, 2009, 4:32 pm
Me again!

Last weekend I participated in a ''Letterpress Curiosity Workshop'' with Tanya from snap & tumble (for you Toronto-area brides!). It was such a fun experience! I''m seriously considering purchasing my very own tabletop press!

Below are pics of the letterpress machine and the metal type we selected from...seriously...so much fun!
Attachments
letterpresscw3.jpg
letterpresscw3.jpg (89.47 KiB) Viewed 3677 times

Post by sammyj » November 2nd, 2009, 4:36 pm
And since I don''t know how to post multiple pics in one post (without making a collage in Paint), here''s a pic of some of the cards I made. The thank you cards will be used post-wedding...I''ll most likely be adding a design printed with my gocco. The ''hello'' cards will be used as personalized stationery gifts.

If any of you PSers have the opportunity to learn and try letterpress, I highly recommend it! I''ve honestly been dreaming about it since....
Attachments
letterpress2sj.jpg
letterpress2sj.jpg (14.71 KiB) Viewed 3677 times

Post by bibiloves » November 3rd, 2009, 3:04 am
Date: 11/2/2009 10:19:20 PM
Author: sammyj
My love for paper has ballooned tenfold since I started wedding planning. I seriously think I have a problem!

Below are my Save the Dates. We weren''t planning on printing any but we already know of 2 other weddings on the same date as ours so I went into panic mode.

I designed it using Publisher and found an inexpensive letterpress company that printed them for me on 140-lb cold pressed watercolour paper that I supplied. I then designed a leaf motif and printed them on the STDs with my gocco.

Finally, a friend of ours took some engagement photos for us in August. I did some post-processing in Photoscape and made 1'' stickers with my xyron. Oh, one more thing...I hand cut envelope liners from scrapbooking paper.

It was truly a labour of love...and our invites will be the same!


Sammyj: Can you please share the letterpress company that you used? Your save the dates are gorgeous! You did a great job!

Post by ~*Alexis*~ » November 3rd, 2009, 7:07 am
My bling letters...

Attachments
blingletters343.jpg
blingletters343.jpg (88.03 KiB) Viewed 3677 times
~*Alexis*~

Post by princessplease » November 3rd, 2009, 9:25 am
Sammyj, they look GREAT!!!

Alexis, what a good job! They''re so lovely!
Happily married since 7/31/10!

Post by Bella_mezzo » December 30th, 2009, 5:35 am
Our DIY flowers...my bouquet
Attachments
2bellasbouquet.jpg
2bellasbouquet.jpg (31.69 KiB) Viewed 3677 times

Post by Bella_mezzo » December 30th, 2009, 5:36 am
bridesmaids bouquet.

We DIYed pretty much everything, but we really loved our invites. I''ll see if I can find some pics to post later today...
Attachments
2bridesmaidsbouquets100309.jpg
2bridesmaidsbouquets100309.jpg (39.14 KiB) Viewed 3677 times

Post by Rock_of_Love » January 19th, 2010, 12:00 pm
Here''s my take on the paper doll chain / Will You Be My Bridesmaid? project.

linky

Attachments
diy bm pic 123.jpg
diy bm pic 123.jpg (86.35 KiB) Viewed 3677 times
~ * ~
Found my “Rock of Love”!!

Post by Rock_of_Love » January 20th, 2010, 10:03 am
Here''s my DIY heart milagro Save-the-Date magnet...

thread

Attachments
milagro save the date 00612.JPG
milagro save the date 00612.JPG (77.39 KiB) Viewed 3677 times
~ * ~
Found my “Rock of Love”!!

Post by Luckyeshe » February 13th, 2010, 7:24 pm
Here''s my DIY flower girl baskets Image

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/bride-world-wide-grooms-grooves/my-diy-flower-girl-baskets-t136337.html
Attachments
DSC03518.JPG
DSC03518.JPG (45.41 KiB) Viewed 3677 times
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It doesn't matter if the boy is perfect or if the girl is perfect as long as they're perfect together.

Soon to be Mrs. M.

Post by trillionaire » March 3rd, 2010, 3:40 pm
Super cute DIY idea...

it''s mini pies in a jar... so very perishable (freezable however)... perfect for a small summertime or local wedding... or an adorable gift for other times too!

Post by jcarlylew » March 5th, 2010, 3:46 pm
Date: 3/3/2010 9:40:54 PM
Author: trillionaire
Super cute DIY idea...

it''s mini pies in a jar... so very perishable (freezable however)... perfect for a small summertime or local wedding... or an adorable gift for other times too!
ah man! i wish i knew about this three months ago!
_____________________________
Actually, it's more of a guideline than a rule...

Post by Clairitek » April 13th, 2010, 10:08 am
Date: 3/3/2010 9:40:54 PM
Author: trillionaire
Super cute DIY idea...

it''s mini pies in a jar... so very perishable (freezable however)... perfect for a small summertime or local wedding... or an adorable gift for other times too!

I am DEFINITELY bookmarking that recipe, Trill! You always post such interesting DIY and creatively inexpensive ideas for wedding related stuff. I enjoy those posts so much!
***-**-*-**-***
C-tek
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Missjaxon » September 29th, 2010, 11:56 pm
I thought I would add my DIY table numbers to this lovely thread! :) My SIL custom designed the floral design and we have used it in various ways throughout my wedding from STD's, Website, Invitations etc.
Attachments
DIYtablenumbers.jpg
Missjaxon's DIY table numbers.
DIYtablenumbers.jpg (115.3 KiB) Viewed 3541 times
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Future Mrs. Sterling » October 4th, 2010, 2:13 pm
Your table numbers are very attractive and elegant. Good job!
"She's a Brick House."
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by kelpie » October 4th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Here is the bouquet I just finished made out of Deco Clay (http://decoclay.com/). What do you think? It was very time consuming, too time consuming to make BM bouquets (getting from costco), I did make buttoniers and corsages though.
Attachments
bouquet2.jpg
bouquet2.jpg (229.58 KiB) Viewed 3530 times
bouquet1.jpg
bouquet1.jpg (224.95 KiB) Viewed 3530 times
bouquet3.jpg
bouquet3.jpg (129.49 KiB) Viewed 3530 times
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by sillyberry » October 4th, 2010, 11:03 pm
Kelpie, those are amazing - just gorgeous!!! How wonderful you'll get to keep your bouquet!!!
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Missjaxon » October 6th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Thank you FMS! :))
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by CurlySue » October 16th, 2010, 1:30 pm
I'm not a big DIY-er, but my FI is!

We brewed and bottled our own beer for our favors. We did three types of drinks - an Autumn Amber Spiced Ale, a "Flye" Rye Ale, and a Cider, which is called Curly Sue Cider in my honor. :bigsmile:

We saved up bottles in the same shape and color in preparation, bought caps, and already owned a bottle capper, which is easy to use. I won't go into the details of how we bottled the beer, but suffice it to say, we kegged it all first and then used a system/tools to fill up the bottles after we sanitized them all.

My FI designed the labels in PPT using an Avery label template, and then we printed them out at Kinkos. Then all we had to do was slap the labels on after the bottling process was done and the bottles were clean and dried.

You can't see the sides of the labels here, but on the sides, we noted that we brewed and bottled everything ourselves and thanked everyone for celebrating with us. We are also making variety packs to give to some of our vendors.

Best thing about these favors is that if we have leftovers, we'll be happy to take them home with us.
Attachments
DSCN1755.JPG
DSCN1755.JPG (113.84 KiB) Viewed 3503 times
DSCN1756.JPG
DSCN1756.JPG (112.91 KiB) Viewed 3503 times
"In matters of style, swim with the current... in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Amys Bling » December 4th, 2010, 6:43 pm
Written by kelpie » October 4th, 2010, 7:01 pm:Here is the bouquet I just finished made out of Deco Clay (http://decoclay.com/). What do you think? It was very time consuming, too time consuming to make BM bouquets (getting from costco), I did make buttoniers and corsages though.



wow. this is truly spectacular!
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by nicoleben » January 18th, 2011, 6:46 pm
My DIY Coffee filter roses, and STD's
I will post more as I make more stuff including my pomanders for the church :))

ImageImageImage


my flowers will be in mint julep silver vases, surrounded my candles wrapped in lace (will post when i put it all together) they will also be paired with silk hydrangeas in a cream color as well..

my std's have a sticker on the back saying "were tying the knot'---names-- date-- etc. :))


*Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours*
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by webdiva » February 20th, 2011, 6:36 pm
Our entire wedding was pretty DIY - excluding catering (except for dessert) and the venue.

I made all the cupcakes and top giant wedding cupcake. My mother in law and aunt in laws made the 2 fluffy white cakes - which I topped with wholesale flower market roses. I made all the cake stands from candle holder and plates glued together.

I also did all the flowers - my best friend helped with the wedding bouquet! Got up at 6 am to go to the flower market 2 days before the wedding! Then spent 2 hours arranging all the flowers. I also bought all the linens and created all the centerpieces with glasses as tealight holders and actual car names as the tablenames (glued to Michael's plaques I spraypainted). The table assignment board was a corkboard that I covered. Saved a ton of money on the wedding by including my own sweat equity! :)
Attachments
cakes.jpg
Cake table
cakes.jpg (227.82 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
seating_assigments.jpg
seating_assigments.jpg (159.53 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
tables.jpg
tables.jpg (179.87 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
184173_179291318780506_136844433025195_398124_6462996_n.jpg
184173_179291318780506_136844433025195_398124_6462996_n.jpg (175.92 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by webdiva » February 20th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Oops - forgot to credit the Photographer - that was also NOT DIY! :) He was fantastic! Message me if you're in So Cal for his name!

I also created swizzle sticks for the bar, and we came up with signature drinks and I created a bar menu with a thrift store frame.

It was alot of fun because I left myself time to plan and purchase when prices were right - DIY is definitely not recommended if you stress easily or can't multitask at the wedding! :) I also had my 2 best friends be my 2nd in commands to set everything up and I put together a "day of" plan so that our families could help set up. It was definitely a group effort and it made the wedding that much more special!
Attachments
tables.jpg
tables.jpg (178.39 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
cake.jpg
cake.jpg (101.57 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
bouquet.jpg
bouquet.jpg (168.46 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
bar.jpg
bar.jpg (131.06 KiB) Viewed 3276 times
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by sillyberry » February 25th, 2011, 9:55 pm
SO FUN! Everything looks great! Are you big car people?
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by vc10um » February 26th, 2011, 7:13 pm
OMG Webdiva! Your wedding was amazing, and I love all your DIY! But, I must say, my favorite is your cake topper! Is that two eskimos ESKIMO KISSING?!??!? :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: FI and I give eskimo kisses all the time and the cuteness of that topper is overwhelming!
~FINALLY MRS. S!~
Married the love of my life on June 26, 2011!

LIW List
Joined #106 on 8/23/09
Left at #23 on 6/26/2010
MARRIED 6/26/2011
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by webdiva » March 10th, 2011, 7:10 pm
Thank you for the compliments! Yes, we're HUGE car people! We met through cars and own the 2 vintage cars pictured (more DIY - bought them cheap on craigslist and fixed them up). The wedding was in a car museum! We got a huge deal on the rental and paid $250! We had to use their caterer, but they were totally affordable. I highly recommend everyone look for alternative venues because they are so much more affordable! Our wedding was very low budget, and phew - no one could tell! I totally tell everyone, though - because I'm so proud of pulling it off! :)

Yes! There are two eskimos kissing! They are salt and pepper shakers with magnets holding the noses together! There's a little white husky at their feet. Our dog wasn't allowed in the museum, so this was him in spirit. We taught him to "touch noses" and he does the little eskimo kiss with us! :) I'm attaching a pic of me and our doggie - the best friend and I were staging silly pics with me in the big white dress after the wedding!

I was sweating bullets over the giant cupcake - I iced it sooo horribly the morning of the wedding - but "snow" sprinkles covered up all that bad handwork! :bigsmile: It's amazing how all my DIYs just came together - I'm soo happy everything turned out after months of planning!

Also including pics of the table names, which I made with easels, wood plaques and real car names I bought at a swap meet! Also showing semi-DIY headband - took three headbands from a cheap mall store and attached the rhinestone pieces to one headband. And the pink tulle was sewn in by my best friend, who also bustled my dress for me. We added 2 loops of ribbon to attach to the existing buttons down the back of my dress. I got the dress for $299 at an outlet - so I didn't want to spend a ton of money getting it altered.

And one more pro pic from the photog - just got our pics back and he was sooooo good!
Attachments
182767_179291485447156_136844433025195_398131_6964725_n.jpg
182767_179291485447156_136844433025195_398131_6964725_n.jpg (75.18 KiB) Viewed 3239 times
DSC_0236.jpg
DSC_0236.jpg (186.04 KiB) Viewed 3239 times
DSC_0545-1.jpg
DSC_0545-1.jpg (80.13 KiB) Viewed 3239 times
DSC_0291.jpg
DSC_0291.jpg (96.23 KiB) Viewed 3239 times
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Amys Bling » May 2nd, 2011, 8:59 pm
Written by nicoleben » January 18th, 2011, 6:46 pm:My DIY Coffee filter roses, and STD's
I will post more as I make more stuff including my pomanders for the church :))

ImageImageImage


my flowers will be in mint julep silver vases, surrounded my candles wrapped in lace (will post when i put it all together) they will also be paired with silk hydrangeas in a cream color as well..

my std's have a sticker on the back saying "were tying the knot'---names-- date-- etc. :))



Your Save The Dates look amazing! :D
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Clairitek » May 31st, 2011, 10:15 am
Been a while since I contributed to this thread!

I am in the process of completing a silk flower belt for our dear vc10um to go with her beautiful DB dress!

Thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/bride-world-wide-grooms-grooves/diy-silk-flower-wedding-belt-t161400.html
Attachments
belt.bmp
belt.bmp (798.8 KiB) Viewed 3100 times
***-**-*-**-***
C-tek
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Future Mrs. Sterling » June 12th, 2011, 7:18 am
My DIY cardbox. I found an antique hat box at a local resale shop for $4. I recovered it in fabric to go with our wedding colors (orange and fuschia) and made a slit in the top to put cards in. Not your traditional card box, but it works for us. So here's what I started with:
Attachments
Card Box 001.jpg
Card Box 001.jpg (173.06 KiB) Viewed 3079 times
"She's a Brick House."
Re: The Big DIY Thread

Post by Future Mrs. Sterling » June 12th, 2011, 7:19 am
And here's what I ended up with:
Attachments
Card Box 002.jpg
Card Box 002.jpg (256.83 KiB) Viewed 3079 times
Card Box 003.jpg
Card Box 003.jpg (216.38 KiB) Viewed 3079 times
Card Box 004.jpg
Card Box 004.jpg (237.35 KiB) Viewed 3079 times
"She's a Brick House."


165 posts • Page 5 of 61, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

« Return to Bride World Wide & Grooms Grooves