{DIY Project} Silhouette Art Place Card Frames


While browsing the fabulous Shyla Photography Blog, I came across this DIY project that Shyla worked on as the maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding. She handcrafted these super cute silhouette art place card frames for the guests. Each reception table was represented by a silhouette, so guests had to find their frame name and image [...]

Online DIY Wedding Projects From Jo-Ann


When it comes to making the most of your wedding budget, a little elbow grease goes a long way. Getting creative and doing it yourself also adds that extra personalization that only handmade details can. Repurposing old furniture into chic, stylish props and accent pieces is very cost-effective, and can reward you with fabulous results. [...]

{DIY Project} Paper Roses Video Tutorial


I came across this excellent DIY video tutorial from Lasting Memories that teaches you how to make beautiful paper roses using a six-petaled flower shape. These paper roses are very simple and fast to make. I love how they look; so vintage and pretty, perfect for bridal shower decor or even as fun corsages or [...]

{DIY Project} Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders


Today I came across these super cute Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders made by Shelley Smith from the House of Smiths blog. Shelley’s easy and inexpensive DIY project is perfect for any wedding reception or bridal shower decor. Make sure you head over to Shelley’s blog for more DIY projects and tips. Here are the DIY [...]

Offbeat DIY: Create Your Own Wedding Rings


I happened to catch a story today on the exceptionally inspirational Offbeat Bride blog and thought it was such a cool project that I just had to share. Imagine firing up a blowtorch and working metal to create your very own wedding rings! In an article titled Fire! Hot Metal! We made our own wedding [...]

{DIY Project} 14 Valentine Wreath Tutorials


I’ve been looking for a cute valentine wreath I can make for my red front door and I came across some excellent DIY projects that seem super easy and fun. I’d like to share my favorites as any of these valentine wreaths would look so pretty as wedding decorations with your own colors and fabrics. You can hang these romantic wreaths on [...]

Premiere Issue of Nonpareil Magazine


Nonpareil Magazine just premiered its first issue “Beautiful on a Budget” this month and I have to say I can’t wait for issue #2! Nonpareil is an online magazine perfect for the crafty, DIY bride looking for hip and fresh ideas for her special day. The magazine is a must read, featuring stylish do-it-yourself projects and inspirational ideas [...]

{DIY Project} Eco-Friendly Paper Bag Bouquet Flowers


These fabulous DIY paper bag flowers are a great eco-friendly bouquet alternative and one of the best ways I’ve seen to recycle your grocery paper bags. This eco-chic bouquet was creatively crafted by wedding planner Jesi Haack from Jesi Haack Weddings, using brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags. Jesi also added a few tissue paper flowers and a minimal number of fresh [...]

Save Money with Printable DIY Wedding Invitation Kits

Purple handmade invitation kit from Gartner Studios. This is the one we used for our rehearsal dinner invitations.

In today’s economy, frugality is more important than ever. And one of the best ways to stretch your wedding budget dollars is to include as many do-it-yourself projects as possible. One great DIY option that can save you some green is printing your very own wedding invitations, rather than having a stationery custom print them [...]

Cupcake Wrappers For Your Fall Wedding


Here are some really cute cupcake wrappers or liners that would be the perfect addition to cupcakes for your fall inspired wedding. These cupcake wrappers can be used to wrap a simple cupcake as a wedding favor or used in a dessert station at your wedding. They are so pretty and fairly inexpensive–about a dollar [...]