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Topic: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong!  (Read 336727 times)
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« on: April 09, 2006 08:18:05 AM »

When we started the Wedding Swap, pibbgirl suggested a craftalong as well.
I figured, instead of themed months, we could do a list/pictures sort of craftalong.
First, post a list of all the things you need to craft, then, post pictures as you finish them.

Here's my list: (Our wedding is on July 29, 2006)

-Save the Date cards
-Hotel info/info about the city/informal invite to the BBQ the day after
-invitations and RSVP cards
-3 bead bouquets, 5 boutonnieres and 2 corsages
-jewelry for me and the bridesmaids
-tiara or headbandy thing for me
-2 Short n' Sweet lacy bolero things from the Happy Hooker
-some sort of lacy wrap for me
-my bridesmaids presents
We haven't decided what to do for our questbook yet, and our centrepieces are going to be easy board games like operation and Kerplunk, so we might decide to make platforms to display them on or something. The room we are in doesn't really need decorations, although I might get our parents to do pictures of us as kids and stuff, since they really want to be involved somehow.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006 03:20:51 PM »

oooooooh can I play?? Grin
(wedding is soon! May 27th)

Crafty Things
Invites/RSVPS Screen Printed
Beaded Table numbers
My Veil/Cocktail Hat
Small Totes or lingerie bags for the Bridesmaids
CD Thank You for my shower hostesses (mailed, I couldn't get the pretty cover printed in time!)
"Guest Book" Wish Bowl Style cards
Hankies for mom, FMIL, FsMIL, and grans
something crafty for the groomsmen, but not sure what yet (a small crafty thing)
cute little drink flags
drink and dinner menus
water bottle labels
favour tags

oh, I hope that's it, time is running out!!

I decided to add pictures of the stuff I've done,

that one is in prgress

veil/cocktail hat finished!

that is the page I printed for the CDs I made, it was really nice, on glossy cardstock!

that's the water bottle with a pineapple centerpiece in behind

not really crafting, but proud of my cheap centerpieces.  16 pineapples for less than 50$.

flower girls "purse", which was not on the OG list, because I was going to use a pommander, but after thikning about how fast she'd set it down, the purse won.  I think I should get bonus points for dyeing the fabric too.

crafting the program "fans" with family.  we opted for a single fan shape, printed both sides.  Information was our names, the date, the officiant's name, the bridal party names on the reverse was our only reading, Cohen's "Dance me to the end of love".

"ring pillow" tomato pin cushion from same velvet as flower girl's purse.  That's my mom handing it off to the best man.  She thought we may need to prove his posession of the item later.

the ugly craft, which deservingly got an ugly picture.  I'd given up on pretty crafts and felt the need for one, "WEDDING!!!" craft, the result, our cake card-box.

edited post wedding to show what I actually pulled off! note: the red parts were scrapped!
« Last Edit: June 08, 2006 08:39:58 PM by caradee » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2006 06:30:13 AM »

greetings Smiley

i took a while to reply and/or participate because i was so excited and caught up in my very first swap. Cheesy yippee!!!

OK, here's my contribution... mind you, i don't have a digital camera (registered for one, though) maybe I'll borrow my f-Bil's.

wedding date 10-7-06

save the date magnets
toss cones
carved pumpkins for decorations
pumpkin apiaries
escort card holders
aisle runner
tears of joy packets
monogrammed tablecloth
paper leaf wreaths for pew/chair decorations for ceremony
floral crown for flower girls
"love signs" for long driveway to wedding venue
"letter wreath" for front door
"I DO" letters for cake table
"I DO" soaps for bathroom but i have to re-do them, the color bled, can't read the "i do" anymore
bathroom baskets
photo cube for gift cards

WOW!!! now that i look at that list, i realize why I'm going crazy. the worst part is that i might end up ADDING to this list.

as soon as i get my hands on a camera, I'll start to post pictures of all this STUFF

congrats on all the up and coming wedding, and i look forward to how this craft-a-long will evolve Smiley
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2006 01:14:15 PM »

Wedding Date:  November 18th, 2006

Craft Projects:

Be my Bridesmaids/Usherettes/Jr. Bridesmaid cards
Bridal party packets and Bridesmaid newsletter
Flower girl basket  See: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89044.50
Save the date cards
Invitations  - Thanks to some friends of our we finally finished them at 1:30 A.M. 9/15!
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations   -just need to be printed
Guest book (it's a wishing bowl!)
Flower pens for the guestbook
Favor bar - lots of candy &  donating money to the animal shelter where I got my canine soulmate Sadie
Cootie catchers    All 80 million have been folded. FINALLY
Menu/Table # Card   
Wedding Arbor
Tears of Joy packets  Done at my bachelorette party!
Aisle runner
Aisle decorations (white planter boxes with Shepard hooks and candle lanterns line the aisle)
Unity candle I'm buying the candle holder from the Knot but I'll be making the candles
Memorial Candles
Cake Table banner
Wreath for the door of the site
Bathroom basket
Embroidered Hankies for the moms, grandma and the bridesmaids
Bubbles     Also done at my bachelorette party
Card box      
Red Wings Garter - Fiance is a big Red Wings Fan. 
Proposal Display - My fiance is a total engineer and proposed via powerpoint slides and I want to show off his cute proposal.

** UPDATE:**  (Shouldn't I be crossing more things off this list rather than adding to it?)
Flower pearl sticks
Lollipop Rehearsal bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres
Rehearsal Dinner Centerpieces
Montage Graphics
Word Search and Crossword Puzzles
Menu Cards
Wedding Camera Scavenger Hunt cards and cameras
**End of 7/24 Update**

**UPDATE - 9/16**
Once again, I'm adding to the list:

Grooms Gift (A Groom's Wedding Day survival Kit.  See - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119891.0;topicseen)
Bridesmaids Survival Kit
Out of Town Hotel Bag (Little goodie bags for all the out of town people staying at hotels with travel brochures & snacks in them)
**End of 9/16 Update**
As for what I've made already:

Handkerchiefs - I started these

Centerpieces - Here is our mock ups  -- UPDATE 7/18:  Decided I didn't like these.  So I made some new ones: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89044.50

Save the Date Cards

Rehearsal Dinner Invites

Wedding Arbor - Built by my mom!

Wedding Shoes  - see post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=97873.msg925432#msg925432 here

There is still a lot to do and less than 5 months to go!  AUGH!  Will I ever finish?!?!?

9/16 - Almost two months to go!
« Last Edit: September 16, 2006 05:47:14 AM by cawfeehowse » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2006 10:26:58 PM »

Ooh, I love the beaded number on the pineapple!

I'm in: this list is a bit vague, some things aren't fully decided yet.
Wedding is December 30th.

 - ETA: Save the Date cards (never got around to it)
 - invitations and programs (see p10 for pic of invitation)
 - place cards and table names (using names of authors with a quote from them about love)
 - beaded bouquets for me and the girls, boutineires for the guys
 - table centerpieces and hanging decorations for the ceiling
 - favours: probably homemade recycled paper with wildflower seeds in it, so guests can plant them
 - knitted gifts for bridesmaids
 - possibly little dresses for my neices (all under 5yrs)
 - possibly making my own veil
 - possibly making bridesmaids dresses as well!
(Had to give up on all the 'possibly' ones!)
« Last Edit: December 05, 2006 07:18:53 PM by stringy » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2006 06:50:28 PM »

Designed monogram
Save the Dates
Will you be my bridesmaid cards
Invitations (designed, printed/stuffed/mailed)
Pomanders for ceremony decoration (started)
Thank you cards
Programs (designed, finalized, printed)
Cards for wishbowl
Place cards
Table numbers
Cake topper (not doing)
Fabric squares for centerpieces (half way there)
Bathroom baskets (probably not doing)
Ribbon wands or petal toss cones
"Thank you" signs for post-wedding thank you cards
Cardbox (started)
"Reserved" cards for family seats at the ceremony (started)
Monogram overlay for cake table or sweetheart table (not doing)
Make hankie with grandmother's wedding lace
Scrapbook for after the wedding with wishbowl notes
Design flushmount albums for parents and ourselves
Mini pomanders for aisle and reception decoration
OOT guest letters

That's all I can think of for now.  Here are pictures of some of the things I've made so far:

(Save the Date card, Fi and I designed it ourselves and had it printed by a company online)

And these are the cards I made for my bridesmaids.  They came out super cute; I made them in our "colors" and used an oak leaf stamp because we're getting married under oak trees. 

I deleted the picture of my RSVP card and posted it below with the rest of my invite.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006 08:29:00 PM by kristiface » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
-- Charles Du Bos
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2006 05:43:32 PM »

Wow, awesome stuff everyone! I don't have much progress to report on my crafty stuff, I've just been gathering stuff on my shopping trip home. The real crafting should start next week when I get back to my town.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 08:58:45 PM »

I don't have too much stuff done yet either.  We're planning a crafty day in about when we get to claim all of the favors we did for our friends when they got married.  For example, one of our friends made us tie 350 little bows and believe you me, I have a coupla hundred bows for them to tie!  Grin

« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006 11:24:07 PM »

I'm pulling this thread back up to pat myself on the back for getting more stuff done!
I finished the table numbers and the headpiece, plus I've got my favour tags designed, and ready to be printed at Staples.

sewing. felting. dyeing. hot glue bandit.
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2006 09:27:22 PM »

Ugh, I just made a long post and now it's gone Sad

Anyway, wanted to update with the crafts I've been working on!

I started on my pomanders for inside the gazebo and from the surrounding trees (cat shown for scale):

And we got the invitaitons finished and printed-- now I just have to address the last two envelopes and assemble stamp and mail the invites (ugh).  Here are the proofs (I haven't got pictures yet).

The paper "sash" that holds the whole packet together is simulated here-- it's actually made from a really pretty embossed, handmade paper I bought online. 

And here's my attempt at "calligraphy" using a pen/nib set and acrylic ink-- fun!:

« Last Edit: July 06, 2006 09:29:55 PM by kristiface » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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