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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Scottish Woodland Wedding (v pic obese) on: April 11, 2010 07:33:17 AM
I'm getting married this May in a lovely woodland about an hour north from where I live.  My fiance and I don't have a lot of money so we're doing a lot of things diy.

These are our invitations, unfortunately the little green leaf on the ribbon fell off in the post for most of the invitations.

For centerpieces I engraved a picture of a tree onto the vases and then we spent ages making origami lilies that I'm attaching onto twigs and placing one twig with lillies into each vase.  We have lots of bigger origami lillies that are being placed aroud the tables too.

For the place names my fiance cut lots of little circles of birch, which we then sanded and I wrote the names on with a pen.  Each table will be named after a different tree, so I've added the leaf of that tree to their place name 'card'.  I've only done the top table so far, so they're all oak leafs in the picture!

The bridesmaids are wearing red dresses, but as the wedding colours are aqua and cranberry I thought it would be nice to have aqua flowers, these are all paper flowers made with help from various websites including, http://averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/ .

I've also made the bridesmaids (there are 4) jewellery each and also one set for the best person who's my fiance's sister.

I made each bridesmaid a guide, which included important telephone numbers, dates, information about the spa weekend (instead of the traditional British hen night) and other useful info.  I saw this idea somewhere on the web, but couldn't find it when I looked again!

This is my jewellery. There are two pairs of earrings here, I think I'm going with the heart ones as they'll match in with the red flowers in my bouquet and my red shoes.

This is a sign that we hope to hang outside of the little folly in the woodland where the ceremony will take place and a felt heart garland I made to wrap around the balcony at the ceremony site.

Next to each place setting we made a wedding wordsearch, which I've attached a small pencil to.

For the mothers presents I made a simple necklace each with a tree pendant and I embroidered a handkerchief for each mum.

For the dads I've etched a picture of a tree (the same as on the invites) on a glass beer mug each and filled with heart shaped chocs.

As an extra gift to the bridesmaids and best person I made these bags, based on Tiny Happys shoulder bag tutorial, and have filled them with things that might be useful the morning before the wedding or later on, including water, cereal bars, mints, blister plasters, paracetemol, cotton balls, hair grips, tissues...  The bags aren't meant to be taken around on the day, it was so I had somewhere to put all the stuff in.  I also made them each a small pouch to put the smaller items in so they won't get lost in the bag.

Hope you like all like the things I've done so far!

I still have some more things to make;

table plan
photo board of when we we're young
table names

C and c welcome!  Smiley

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Cranberry & Aqua Budget/DIY Wedding ideas (Pic obese) on: August 01, 2009 03:02:06 AM
I'm fairly new to crafster, but I came across this board when I got engaged a couple of months ago.  We don't have that much money and I thought it would be nice (and cheaper) to do some crafts for it.

Please tell me what you think of the crafts so far!

I'm making coffee filter flowers for the bridesmaids flowers (taken from a tut on here), partly because it's cheaper and also because I couldn't find any flowers that are the right shade of blue to match our wedding colours.

This is what our wedding invitations are going to look like, I wish I had a Gocco printer, but they're fairly expensive and I can't find any in the UK so just printed this on the computer.


For table decorations we're making origami lilies and having some scattered on the table and others attached to twigs with wire placed in glass vases.  I got the idea from another website, they look really cool!

These are attempts at bridesmaid jewellery, not sure if I'll use these though or make different ones.  The bridesmaid dresses are bright red so not sure whether the jewellery should be in red or blue.

I also have to make:
My garter
Necklaces for my mum and my soon to be MIL
Embroider a handkerchief each for the mums again (my mum will need it as she started crying when she saw me trying on wedding dresses, never mind me actually getting married!)
Think of something I can make for our dads - any ideas?
Pot up strawberry runners to give as favours
Make my own jewellery
Make the table planner, place cards etc.
Make programs
Make thank you cards
Make napkin rings
Finish all of the above crafts in the photos!

I think that's everything I have to do, any ideas on what to make as presents for dads?

Thanks for looking! Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / First felt project - wet felt bag on: July 31, 2009 02:11:47 PM
I've been looking at all the fantastic things everyone on here makes for a while now and finally got round to registering to share some of the things I've made, mostly inspired from craftster!

I got some roving wool at Christmas time and have only just got round to using it now, wasn't sure what to do for my 1st felting project, but saw the wet felted pouch tutorial and decided to try that.  I made this little hippy bag out of the pouch:

Close up of detail

What do you think?

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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