Cheap? Tick. Easy? Tick. Versatile? Tick.
Head over to Polka Dot Bride for this crafty trifecta in time for your next celebration.
Excuse the horn tooting but I love how freaking adorable these turned out! Even The Man couldn’t get over how cute they are.
Find out how to make your own impossibly cute bride & groom peg cake topper over on Polka Dot Bride.
I tried my hand at embroidery for the first time recently and I loved the result, it could be used in so many fun ways. Here’s one way, an embroidered message in a hoop for a wedding decoration or a gift.
Earlier this week I did a sweet little photo shoot at one of Adelaide’s cutest cafes, Tin Cat Cafe. Owner Claire was kind enough to let us make use of the funky retro surrounds as a backdrop for a whole bunch of tutorials (including the one above) aaaand for a new product shoot.
You’ll have to stay tuned for the product pics and the full set of projects but you can find out how to make these faux milk glass vases over on Polka Dot Bride right now!
One last post to squeeze in before the long weekend. Head over to Polka Dot Bride to see how to make these recycled jar vases, the perfect budget-friendly centrepiece for weddings… or perhaps a last-minute Easter brunch? You never know, you might even have all you need already on hand like I did.
I simply have too many fun wedding tutorials at the moment to fit into my regular fortnightly column on Polka Dot Bride so we’re going to have a few extras right here.
Here’s another one from my own wedding.
You will need:
1. Cut your dowels into equal lengths using a hacksaw. Smooth the rough ends with sandpaper.
2. Cut ribbons into slightly uneven lengths.
3. Continue with remaining ribbon.
4. Take a small bundle of ribbon and secure ends with sticky tape.
5. Attach taped ribbons to wand using washi tape.
6. Wrap tape around and smooth down.
And here are the wands in action after our ceremony!
To be honest, these didn’t work out quite as I’d hoped. I realised during the project that the sticks and ribbons were far too short to really have the kind of visual impact I wanted, but I’d already spent enough on decorations and couldn’t justify the extra cost. This also meant I used cheapo craft store brand ribbon which I found out is stiff and horrible, so I recommend you get the good stuff for superior flutter factor.
If you don’t make the same mistakes I did, you will have some fun send-offs for your ceremony (or reception) that will give you some great photo ops.
Tutorial photos by me | Wedding photos by Luke Simon Photography