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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My green crafty wedding (With pictures) on: May 03, 2013 03:51:50 PM
It's about time I started a thread for my wedding! I've been engaged for a month and I have 79 days to go before the wedding. It's life in the fast lane!!

A little bit about us: We love reading, the outdoors, and the colour green. Shortly after our wedding, we're moving to Japan for a year!

Here is what I've done so far:

Invitations! Hand carved lino block (I carved it in class and got some awesome looks from my professors) inked and pressed at my university art room for free. I bought an old yellowed German book from the fiance's work (used book store) for $5 and paid 5 cents an invite to have the information printed onto cardstock. Bought 50 parchment envelopes at staples for another $10.

Total cost per invite: $0.30


What I would like to do is emulate the ribbon runners in this Martha Steward model:


Today I found lots of cheap ribbons at the dollar store. I nearly leaped for joy when I saw that the two widest rolls of ribbon (green and ivory) were only $2 for 91 Meters! That's ridiculous!

Here's a test run of the table setting:

I bought some paper lanterns at the dollar store for $2 apiece. I found some for cheaper online, but once shipping costs are factored in it starts to get crazy. Also, these have build in LEDs that run on AAA batteries.

The toughest part for me is deciding on centrepieces. I really liked this idea ^ that I found on pinterest, and I think it would look nice on our long, rectangular tables. The local thrift shop sells a variety of wine glasses for $0.50 apiece. However, the reception venue doesn't allow real candles! We could get some of those fake, battery operated candles... but I don't really relish that idea.

Finally, I had a cool idea the other day that I'd like to attempt. Since the lights in the hall are those long, neon, buzzing tubes of doom, I would ideally like to avoid using them at all and lighting instead with my decorations. So why don't I make lamps as centrepieces?! I could find some battery powered or solar power (no batteries, ma!) lamps, paint the stem with green spray paint, and make a unique lampshade for each one using ribbon, fabric or paper. I'm considering using these solar powered lamps to make them:


I found some fantastic online tutorials for wine glass lamps - the perfect mix of what I already wanted! I'll be making the lamps using translucent vellum paper in white and green, wine glasses, and battery operated candles (thankfully hidden behind the shades).

Here's the test run made with cardstock until I find vellum.

That's it for now. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let me know!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: coraline on: December 16, 2010 08:22:40 PM
Great job! It looks good enough to be official merch  Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Sackboy KAL? Anyone? on: August 25, 2010 06:28:44 PM
Aww I realize you posted this a few months ago, but I'd love to join you! I've already made a few of those cute fellas, so I could probably offer some advice if you still need it.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easy Breezy Wrap Pants Tutorial on: August 25, 2010 05:38:15 PM
Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial! It's just what I needed to complete my outfit for a web series that I'll be acting in - and just in time for fan expo!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gotta Make'm All... Pokemon Dress! on: May 17, 2010 04:48:55 PM
Thanks Smiley I had a lot of fun taking pictures.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gotta Make'm All... Pokemon Dress! on: May 09, 2010 09:54:29 AM
Thanks! Wearing spunky clothing makes me feel spunky too Cheesy
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Super Mario Bros. mini quilt on: May 09, 2010 07:44:02 AM
The results are great! It looks like it would make an excellent front to a cushion.
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 50 ENTRIES / Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism on: May 09, 2010 07:40:27 AM
Those are absolutely adorable.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gotta Make'm All... Pokemon Dress! on: May 09, 2010 07:20:09 AM
Hey guys, to mark my first craftster post, here's my very first homemade dress! I made it using some sweet material I found at a thrift store and this tutorial by Roethke: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118888.msg1136864#msg1136864.

Man I love sewing. This is only the beginning Cheesy

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: sunshine forever dress + video! on: May 09, 2010 07:17:40 AM
That's an adorable dress. I love the colours and the pockets Cheesy
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