Here is an idea for a party or wedding that could be hung as garland, used for a photo booth, behind a desert table, or anywhere you see fit. It is easy to make and adds a huge impact!
You will need: Folds of crepe paper, scissors & tape
Step 1: Cut the roll of crepe paper in half.
Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper, with another persons help, and pull until most of the stretch is gone. Then, fold the paper together.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn over and begin cutting the other side of the fringe, making sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 5: Using tape, attach one side to the ceiling letting the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper… and you’re done!
Click on the following link for the original DIY with step-by-step pictures: Oh Happy Day
Photo Credit: Alison Conklin via 100 Layer Cake-let
Attach your escort cards to champagne glasses, and your guests will be ready to toast and happy to find that their seating cards come with a glass of bubbly! Cheers 🙂
Photo credit: Mike Krautter marthastewartweddings.com
This chalk board serving platter is perfect for serving cheese, cookies, fruit, or anything you might want to label! Originally found from the blog Whit & Whistle, with a great tutorial on how to make this serving platter that can be re-used over and over again.
Serving platter tutorial and photo credit: Whit and Whistle
Here is an easy DIY project that can glam up a bar cart or even a dessert table display. These chevron risers really add a festive touch!
Click here for simple step by step instructions!
Original DIY by : Style Me Pretty
Photo Credit: Justin Marantaz
These cute (and super easy!) oversized DIY stir sticks would be a great addition to cocktails at a summer wedding or party. All you need to do is print out the template on 80lb card stock, use a 3.5″ hole punch to cut out the circles and glue to a popsicle or corn dog stick. Voila! You have your darling drink decor. Cheers!
Original DIY found on Style Me Pretty
Photo credit: Justin & Mary Marantz
Matchbooks are an adorable giveaway for guests to use or to keep as a souvenir from your wedding. Style Me Pretty put up a great tutorial on how to make them and personalize them yourself!
You will need:
matchboxes (ones in the tutorial are from Ralphs), kraft paper (or any color or decorative paper you plan to use), computer/printer (if you plan to print out your design), ruler, Cutting Mat
glue stick (or tacky glue)
, bobby pins
Click here to see step by step instructions, and pictures to go along with the instructions!
Original DIY by Papermade, photograph by Max Wanger
We love these chalk board wine glasses, here’s how you can make them yourself!
You will need wine glasses, chalk board paint (found at Home Depot), a plastic container, and wax paper.
- Pour a little bit of chalk board paint into your plastic container
- Dip the base of the wine glass in the paint
- Set on parchment paper and let dry!
- Once dry, feel free to write on them again and again with chalk! They will erase just like a chalk board 🙂
This is such a creative idea for your guests to keep track of their glass, and of course have fun writing on them! What else have you used chalk board paint for?
Photo credit : Just Short of Crazy
As Tip Junkie says, “What girl doesn’t love a little sparkle?” If you want to bling up the candles at your wedding without the cost, all you need is: wax candles, scotch tape, spray adhesive, paper and glitter (click on over to Tip Junkie’s site for all the step by step how-to details). Do simple and classy metallics, or spice things up by using glitter spray paint in your wedding colors. Either way, this DIY idea will make your big day feel like a fairytale.
Are you planning on blinging up your big day? We’d love to hear your creative ideas!
Photo and original DIY article via Tip Junkie
Personalizing your wedding is all about peppering the day with little details that speak to you as a couple. Favorite foods, colors, flowers and even inside jokes can be incorporated into the wedding to make it a truly memorable experience. Though your third cousin twice-removed, John, might not know your relationship intimately enough to appreciate the cocktail napkins with trivia about how you met, the family and friends who are close to you certainly will. For this reason (as well as budgetary reasons!), I always recommend limiting the guests to those you really know well and love. Even trying to spend quality time with over 100 people can be incredibly overwhelming on your wedding day, let along 250+… but I digress.
A unique way to personalize your wedding is to choose a particular font and carry it throughout the day with small touches – signs, labels, favors, menus, even the wedding invitations, save the dates and thank you notes. Finding a great font to represent your day takes a bit of time, but it can also be free. Though many sites require payment for font downloads, visit sites like fonts101.com and dafont.com for free downloads on a plethora of fantastic fonts.
For the ultimate in personalization, Amanda at Fonts for Peas can even turn your own handwriting into a font. This would be a great way to make hang tags on favors look handwritten and personalized; perfect for a personalized, charming wedding. You can even use the font for placecards, to create printed menus, and for signs directing guests to a sign-in book, a photobooth or a dessert table. Be creative with your fonts, and incorporate them in many different ways throughout the day to create a pulled-together, cohesive look.
As for some of my personal favorites, I love Fonts for Peas’ Milk and Cereal font for casual events, Chopin Script for elegant occasions, and Porcelain for a cool vintage look with a touch of Gothic romance. My favorite font of all, of course, is the Feel Script font – which is The Stylish Soiree’s signature font. 🙂
What are some of your favorite fonts?