We are coming up on the last couple DIY wedding projects that I have to share with you. This post will show you how to dress up your Tea Lights for your Wedding or a Party or wherever you are using Tea Lights! It’s very simple to do, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and just adds an extra detail that makes your decorations shine! I happened to have one extra light left over so I can show you what I did up close. Did I mention that you get to play with Washi Tape?! I love Washi Tape, it’s fun to say and use 😛 Anyway, here we go… I broke this simple project down into a couple of steps (although totally unnecessary because it’s so easy) just so I could share where I got my materials and write a few tips under each step. (more…)
Did everyone see my previous post about our wedding being published on The Knot?! If you didn’t, check out the post here to get the link 🙂 To continue my wedding series I will be doing a tutorial for how I created my hanging wedding escort cards! The Christmas before our wedding I asked for a bunch of Silhouette supplies. We had a coupon so I really went to town on ordering a bunch of stuff. One of the things I wanted was the Silhouette Advent Calendar. I kept seeing really cute decorations that people made with the advent calendar that can be used year round so that was one of the things I ordered. It looks like they don’t have them anymore on their website but I found one on Amazon.com. When my advent calendar arrived mine didn’t come with the clips it was supposed to so we called Silhouette to ask for new clips and they ended up sending me an entire new advent calendar. Now I had two! This wasn’t my original intention but now that I had two I thought these would be the perfect solution to hang escort cards from for our wedding! (more…)
Guys, guess what?! Our wedding was finally published on TheKnot.com!! Super cool to see all my DIY projects from our wedding are published on a site that I think almost every bride-to-be visits. Our photographer did an awesome job of capturing all the little details that I incorporated into our wedding and we have beautiful photos.
To continue my wedding series, this DIY post will be featuring my Photo Booth Guest Book! It was a must to have a Photo Booth at my wedding. We knew the guests coming to our wedding weren’t big on dancing (and we aren’t either) so I thought it would be fun to have some other kind of entertainment that guests could do. It was a huge hit! People were in the booth all night. The Photo Booth was also acting as our wedding favor. I made a keepsake envelope that guests could put their Photo Booth printouts in. There will be a post on that coming up soon!
Since we were having a Photo Booth that printed out 2 copies of each picture I thought it would be a good idea to have guests keep one and then put one in an album along with a message for us. This became our Guest Book so people didn’t have to write in two different books. Our Photo Booth happened to print out 4×6″ pictures instead of one long strip like a typical Photo Booth would. If yours print at 4×6″ then you can get the same look as my Guest Book!
This is the first freebie on Project Abode! It’s a print & cut file for your Silhouette (make your way to the end of the post for the file). Yay for Silhouette Freebies! If you don’t know what a Silhouette is its pretty much the greatest thing on earth. It’s your own personal electric cutting machine that makes DIY projects with paper, fabric, vinyl, & more so much easier! And for designers its even more amazing because you can import designs you create in Illustrator to Silhouette Studio to cut (I wish I had this thing in college!). Here’s a peek at mine. I have the Silhouette Cameo with a teal dust cover 😛 (more…)
Welcome to my first DIY wedding post! This post will be about how I made my beautiful tiered wedding card box! It was a great place for guests to put cards and a wonderful statement piece at our wedding as it was one of the first things you saw when you walked into the reception! Since I made this card box before I started my blog I do not have my own step-by-step tutorial with pictures. Here is a link to the tutorial that I followed on Crafts Unleashed to make it. I will list some changes that I made from the Crafts Unleashed tutorial and some tips I have for you. For simplicities sake I will mostly refer to Crafts Unleashed as “CU”.
Hello! Last month I found out our wedding has been selected to be featured on TheKnot.com towards the end of April. I can’t wait to share our story & pictures with you! I did a lot of DIY projects for my wedding to personalize it to our style so I thought I’d do a few posts on my Wedding DIYs leading up to the big reveal day on The Knot. I didn’t really take pictures of my step-by-step process because I wasn’t doing a blog at the time of my wedding prep but I’ll do my best to describe everything and maybe re-take some pictures of what I can! The first post of this wedding series on my blog will be some tips that worked for me for wedding planning. I hope it helps you for your big day!