Category: Wedding and Bridal

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Wedding Ring Holder

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This in expensive ring holder, is perfect for rustic weddings, and keeping your rings secure during the trip up the aisle!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Wood slice
Jute twine or ribbon
Drill

Things to do:
1. Drill to small holes side by side into your wood slice. These holes need to small, but large enough to slide your twine or ribbon through. Choose your side based upon the size of your wood slice.
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2. String your twine or ribbon through one hole from front to back. Amount of twine your use, will again depend on your size of wood slice, but you will need enough to string through and make a small bow on the back of your wood slice.
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3. Attach your ring, and string your twine through the other whole, front to back.
4. Tie your twine or ribbon into a bow on the back side.
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DIY Doily Jar Luminary Tutorial

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These simple luminaries, are perfect for a dash of ambiance or make a gorgeous centerpiece for weddings and celebrations!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 60 Mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Jar
Doily
Mod Podge
Jute twine
Battery operated tea light/tea light
Paint brush
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Start by saturating your doily in your Mod Podge or craft glue.
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2. Next, gently press and stretch your saturated doily on to a clean jar.
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3. Allow to fully dry. Usually takes 24 hours to dry completely.
4. Using your twine, trim the top of your jar and tie a bow on the center of the front of the jar.
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5. Insert your tea light, and enjoy!
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DIY Doily Flower Girl Basket

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Create beautiful doily baskets, perfect for rustic and fall weddings. They look gorgeous and are a breeze to create by following these simple steps!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Doily (size dependent on the size of basket you would like to create)
Fabric stiffener
Rectangular shaped container
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Saturate your doily with fabric stiffening glue.
2. Once your doily is saturated, shape it on to your container, creating the shape of basket you desire. Allow to dry.
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3. Once dry, create a handle using your jute twine. It should be fairly simple to string your twine through each side of the basket, using the holes in the doily. Once done, tie a knot at the end of your twine on each side.
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DIY Fall Wedding Pumpkin Card Holder Tutorial

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Create a beautifully chic and unique, fall themed card holder for all of your fall wedding festivities!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 15 mins+
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large paper mache pumpkin
Paint
Paintbrush
Craft knife
Jute twine
Craft glue
Ruler
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Paint your pumpkin. We used an ivory shade of white.
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2. Using a ruler, draw out a line for your card slot. (The typical greeting card sizes are as follows: 5×7 {A7 envelope}, 4 1/2 x 6 1/8 {A6 envelope}, and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 {A2 envelope}).
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3. Use your craft knife to carefully cut out your card slot.
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4. Measure out the amount of jute twine you will need to trim your slot.
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5. Saturate your jute twine in craft glue, and trim out your slot with this twine.
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6. Create an idea of the amount of twine you will need for spelling out “Cards” this can be done by writing it down on a paper, printing it out, or even lighting writing it on your pumpkin as a guide, and shaping your twine along the letters.
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7. Once you have your cute twine amount cut out, saturate it in craft glue.
8. Lastly shape your word out on to your pumpkin and press down. Periodically press down on your twine to assure that it sticks, as your twine is drying.
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How to Make a Butterfly Bouquet

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Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Artificial butterflies
Bouquet holder
Flowers *optional
Wire cutters

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Things to do:
1. Start with artificial butterflies, choose which colors or sizes will work best on your bouquet. Tip: If you are not using butterflies with wire already attached, you can use hot glue and craft wire to attach wire to the underneath of the butterfly.
2. Cut your wire on the back of your butterflies and flowers to your desired length. Between 3-6 inches works best.
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3. Use varying lengths, positions and sizes of your butterflies to create a natural looking arrangement, simply sticking your crafting wire on to the underside of your butterflies, into the foam on your bouquet holder.
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4. Arrange your butterflies to hide your foam, as well as shaping them as you go to create a uniform, yet natural appearance.
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5. Add embellishment or ribbon as you see fit.
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Faux Succulent Boutonniere Tutorial

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With succulents being all the rage this wedding season, create a simple, yet elegant, faux succulent boutonniere that will last forever, just like your love!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 mins
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Faux succulents/ Faux Flowers
Crafting wire
Ribbon and/or twine
Boutonniere/Corsage pins
Scissors/Wire cutters
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
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Things to do:
1. Select your succulent picks and flowers that you wish to be a part of your boutonniere, and arrange them to your liking.
2. Once the picks are arranged, use your crafting wire to tightly secure them together. Keep the wire tight and neat, to prevent your boutonniere from coming apart. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial3
3. Cut any stray wires or ends of your picks, to keep a clean, less bulky look, as well as to prevent poking. Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial4
4. Wrap your stems and wire. Use your ribbon or twine (or whatever you wish), to cover up the wire and stems of your boutonniere. Wrap tightly to prevent the ribbon from coming loose and exposing any of the wire. Use hot glue to hold the end of the ribbon in place (this should be on the back of the boutonniere). You can also add any accent ribbons or embellishments as you see fit.Faux_Succulent_Boutonniere_Tutorial5
5. Attach your pin by sticking it in the ribbon or twine, on the back of the boutonniere.
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How to Make a Quick and Easy Sunflower Kissing Ball

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This faux floral pomander ball is so beautiful and yet so simple to make. Simply collect your favorite silk flowers in any color, adhere to the ball, and hang from your mantel, a shelf, or use as decor for a party.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
5-inch Styrofoam ball
Two packages of artificial flowers
Heavy thread
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Tie the heavy thread around the ball and leave enough to make a loop at the top for hanging. Warm up your hot glue gun. Dab some glue to the back of the flower, and press into the Styrofoam ball.
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2. Continue adding flowers to the ball.
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3. Press all of the flowers into the ball until it’s completely covered.
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DIY Rustic ‘Love’ Burlap and Lace Bottles

Love_Burlap_and_Lace_Bottles_mainThese bottles are the perfect decor for a newlywed’s first home, or as a centerpiece for a wedding anniversary. You could choose to make these in silver paint as well, or add colored ribbons for a different look!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1-2 hours (includes drying time)
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
4 glass bottles
Gold metallic spray
White pearl beads
Burlap ribbon
Burlap ribbon with lace
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Narrow and wide lace

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Things to do:
1. Spray paint all 4 bottles gold and allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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2. Glue the burlap and lace burlap ribbon to each bottle, placing the ribbon at different heights on each bottle.
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3. Add lace to some or all of the bottles. Starting with the “L,” glue the string of beads in the shape of an “L” on the bottle.
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4. Glue the narrow lace in the shape of an “O.”
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5. Create a “V” out of the string of beads and glue in place.
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6. Form an “e” from the narrow lace and glue to the bottle.
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DIY Flower Girl Veil

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Summer wedding season is approaching and junior bridesmaids and flower girls look so cute with miniature veils. Don’t buy one – they’re expensive! Instead, make your own with a bit of tulle and some ribbon and beads. This flower girl veil is also perfect as a communion veil.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Wide tulle netting
Barrette
White ribbon
Beads
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Needle and thread
Sewing machine

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Things to do:
1. If hand-sewing, thread your needle and knot the end. If using a machine, load it with white thread in the top and bobbin. Cut your tulle to the length desired, then fold it like a fan along the shorter edge, making it the same width as your barrette.
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2. Sew the netting along the folds, keeping it in place.
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3. This is what the end will look like after sewing. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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4. Glue the tulle to the top of the barrette.
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5. Cut your white ribbon to 6-7 inches long.
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6. Fold the ribbon so the ends overlap in the middle.
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7. Poke the needle into the back of the ribbon as shown.
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8. Pinch the center of the bow and wrap the thread around it a few times. Knot and clip the thread in the back.
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9. Glue beads to the center of the bow as desired.
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DIY Boho Flower Crown Headband


Flower halo headbands are adorable accessories for weddings and other special occasions. When making this, be sure all wire ends end in the up” position so they don’t scratch the head, but if desired, you can hot glue some narrow ribbon to the back for comfort.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Artificial baby’s breath
Wired satin ribbon
Floral wire
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Wire cutters or heavy-duty scissors
Narrow ribbon *optional

Things to do:
1. Bend the floral wire to fit the head. It can be about 3-4 inches shorter than the head circumference. Warm up your hot glue gun.

2. Tie on an 18″ piece of ribbon to one end and hot glue it in place. If you use wired ribbon, remove the wires from both ends before tying. Repeat with the other side.

3. Snip off pieces of the flowers, making sure you have plenty of stem” to wrap around the main headband.

4. Wrap the first flower piece around the headband as shown, on one side, angling any wire edges upward.

5. Continue by wrapping a piece on the other side.

6. Wrap all pieces from side to side until they meet in the middle. If desired, hot glue a piece of narrow ribbon to the bottom for comfort.

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