June 27, 2011

Pretty Pretty Pinterest/Rustic Wedding Inspiration

I recently discovered Pinterest.com and I am now completely and utterly....OBSESSED! I love collecting pictures of events, home decor, DIY ideas, craft projects and basically anything inspiring. Now, I don't have to worry about clogging my computer up with digital photos...I can keep them all on my pinterest. Brilliant!

One of my beautiful brides is using browns and greens with rustic and natural decor for her upcoming wedding. It is going to be gorgeous...I can't wait!

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June 10, 2011

{Cricut Creations} Bridal Shower Gift

Please excuse me, but I have been in a crafty mood lately!

I have a bridal shower coming up and I wanted to make a special gift for the bride-to-be...so...I pulled out the Cricut and got it done!

A cake plate for the couple to enjoy their first piece of cake!

The great part about having a personalized cake plate is that when the couple pulls out the top tier of their wedding cake one year later, they can enjoy it, once again, on this special plate!

A matching serving plate with display stand!

Matching decorative wine glasses!

All wrapped up with some monogrammed linen napkins in a personalized beverage tin!

But...what makes this beverage tin different?

The back is covered in chalkboard paint allowing this tin to be personalized even further!

Hopefully, this bride-to-be will enjoy!

June 8, 2011

DIY Fabric Flowers #1

In an attempt to flex my creative muscles, I searched some of my favorite "Do-It-Yourself" blogs and found a few tutorials for fabric flowers. These are the perfect projects for me because they are simple and I'm currently obsessed with the trendy, hair flowers for kiddos and trendy adults!
These could be a great addition for the trendy bridesmaids!

This tutorial came from Simply Vintagegirl Blog and was super fun! I'll admit, I was a little nervous about this project because it involved fire...but it was easy!

Fabric (a silky, synthetic fabric)
A tea-light
A bead (or button...really anything you like for the center of the flower)
Glue gun (or needle and thread, if you are more awesome than me!)
Hair Clip

First cut 5-6 circles out of the cardstock. You want the largest circle to be about 1/2 an inch larger than you want the finished flower to be and the remaining decreasing in size slightly each time.

Next, use the cardstock circles as a pattern to trace the circles onto your fabric with a pen before cutting them out.

To create the petals, cut 4-5 slits into each fabric circle. When I did this first one, I didn't cut deep enough into the circle. You want to cut about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way into the circle...this will help with the next step.

This is the "hard" part. You are going to use the tea light flame to crinkle the edges of the petals. Hold each circle approximately an inch away from the flame. Be very, very careful as it is NO fun when you burn yourself! Make sure to rotate the circle so it doesn't catch on fire.

When you have done that will all the fabric circles, you simply need to attach each of the circles together. I "cheated" and used a glue gun!

Lastly, glue your bead or button into the center of the flower, a small piece of cardstock to the bottom to stabilize it a bit and, finally, your hair clip...and BAM, you're done!

Of course, I had to try it out on our little model...but she wasn't too happy about it!

Sorry these photos are so horrible!

This is the last post where the photos come from my phone!
We are moving on up!