Posts tagged ‘DIY’

July 27, 2012

Fancy Some Tea?

Are you ready for the London Olympics? With all this hype, London house decors are everywhere on display in malls. Some of them are really cute though! All in catchy colours of blue and red! So I’m thinking let’s show off some London inspired weddings for the next few days.

I’ll start with a simple give-away – custom tea bags. I saw this simple DIY from A Beautiful Mess.

These are all the materials you’ll need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Loose tea leaves
  • Stapler
  • Embroidery thread
  • Paper for tags (you can use recycled paper for these)
  • Spices like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, etc (optional)

And for the full step-by-step, you can go here. I can’t wait to make this myself and then drink it while watching the opening games. Perfect!

Ta-ta for now! Stay tune for more London inspired wedding ideas next week!

July 19, 2012

DIY Wedding Sign

It’s painting time again! Today’s DIY is going to be wedding signs to lead your guests to specific locations on your wedding. Or perhaps just for decor.

You’ll be needing:

  • wood (i used balsa wood)
  • sponge brush
  • acrylic paint
  • stencil
  • saw (or borrow one from your neighbor)
  • saw guide
  • pencil for guide
  • varnish (optional)

First step is to cut the wood to make the arrow tip. I cut the balsa wood into half first to make the two signs. Each sign is around 14 inches long. Depending on how short you want your sign to be, you can simply use a pencil to draw the line  and then carefully cut that with the saw. Be very careful with this. If you are using balsa wood like I am, it’ll be quite easy to cut since it’s light and feels like you’re just cutting through a styrofoam.

Now this is an optional step. If you think the wood is too light, you can just buy a varnish to darken the wood. Grab any old cloth and just wipe it over the wood back and forth. Let it dry overnight before doing anything else.

Next, is to print out your stencils. Print your text in a piece of paper then cut the letters out. As you can see, I added a forest icon beside the ‘I Do’ since our ceremony was in the woods and a spoon and fork sign for the ‘We Did’. That way it’ll be easier for your guests to read it.

When you’re stencils are done, wrap it around the wood (like below) and make sure you tape it nice and tight so it won’t move when you’re painting it.

Last but not the least, take out your sponge brush and have fun! Just dab the sponge brush on the stencil lightly until the whole letter is covered with paint.

Again, let it dry overnight.

There are a few options to put your wedding sign up. You can either nail it to a tree, nail it to another wood then stake it to the ground or hang it like how we did it.

{Photo by Sayher Heffernan}

Hope you like our DIY for the week!


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July 4, 2012

DIY Eco-Friendly Confetti & Envelope

Another midweek DIY for all of you! If you have lots and lots of scratch papers around, I have found a new way to use those papers you are about to throw away.

I know that confetti enevelopes are now trending with any type of events. So instead of using petals for our wedding, we used punched paper! Turns out they can be cute and easy to make!

You’ll be needing:

– roll of kraft paper
– scissors
– ruler
– puncher
– scratch paper(s)
– glue

For the confetti, just punch all you can with any paper you have. In my case, I used the left over kraft paper I have from making the envelopes.

I got the envelope pattern from EatDrinkChic. You can download it here.

For the label, I placed our ceremony details on it for guests to read with a “You can now Toss Me” note at the end. Glue it in front of the envelope…tadaa!

And as simple treat for you guys, I made these ready-to-print Toss Me labels for you to download.

Click on this link to download. Enjoy! (This is my first attempt on this so bear with me. *wink*)

So what’s your latest DIY project? I’d love to hear from you!

February 14, 2012

DIY Just Married Banner

I know you’ve seen this a lot around the internet but owell, there’s no harm posting another one. I just started our DIYs for the wedding so I thought I’d share it with all of you too! It’s jamazing how a project like this can add so much character to the simplest detail!

So without further adieu, here’s what you’ll be needing:

2 yards cotton cloth
acrylic paint
sponge brush
glue gun/glue sticks
twine string

First step is to cut your cloth into 7×8 for each letter, set that aside while you create your stencil. I printed my stencil using the FFF Tusj font (c/o with font size 500 and then simply cut out the letters with a cutter.

Now that you have you’re stencils, it’s time for painting. My favorite part! What I did is to have an allowance of 2 inches from the top so you have space for the twine. And good thing about acrylic paint, you don’t have to worry about it drying because it dries almost instantly!

Last but not the least, glue gun the twine string to the back of each letter (or sew it if you want). That’s it! You’re very own Just Married banner ready to hang!

Till the next post, girls!

February 1, 2012

Love Is Sweet

With the start of the love month, it wouldn’t be right not posting something sweet! So, I found this simple DIY from ThePrettyBlog just perfect for your dessert table.

You know what? It’s actually not a bad idea to surprise your special someone with a dessert table…especially if they have a sweet tooth!

Pretty right? And it’ll be more pretty with all those candies & cupcakes! Good thing all these lovely paper is free for you to print & enjoy – you can download everything here!

Sweet lovin’ this happy love month everyone!

February 10, 2011

Stamp Away

Happy mid-February girlies! It’s been a quick January for me and I have so much up my sleeve. I can’t wait to share everything with you. So, time to roll them up & get to work!

To start this year’s DIY project, let’s start with something ingenious – DIY rubber stamps.

I found this quick inexpensive way to create your own stamps from The Sweet Occasion. And although you can order custom made stamps from shops or online, if you’re just going to use it once, why not go with something practical.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Used rubber eraser
X-Acto Knife or Cutter

First, you have to draw your stencils on the eraser using a pencil, just like the ones below.

Next, is to use your cutter or knife to trace around the drawing and cut not more than 1/8 inch downward. Slowly, pull the sides off to remove the excess border.

Voila! Your stamp is done! Ink it up and you’re good to go.

You can use these for escort cards, on your thank you cards and more. And you can even create more complicated designs with this concept. Just be careful with the cutting part, though.

Stamp, stamp, stamp! xoxo

{Photos & project found from The Sweet Occasion}

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October 27, 2010

Halloween Wednesday

Mornin’ everyone! How about a little brunch? I smell pancakes, eggs & bundt cakes…

Check out this gorgeous Pumpkin Harvest Brunch by Vicky from The City Cradle.

I love this! Pumpkin pancakes in miniature pumpkins! An instant way to beautify your dish.

Want to try creating your own threaded heart topper? It’s easy.

These cakes were cut down from tree branches before served, and hung on upside down hat boxes. Genius!

Any occasion just gets better with a special drink – Pumpkin Mojito.

1.25 oz Rum
11 mint leaves
1 tbsp pumpkin
1/2 lime
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 oz soda

You can also download the menu template from here.

{All photos by Carly Taylor}

Cheers! A happy full day everyone!