I am addicted to Pinterest (probably not a good thing), but there are so many ideas for wedding DIY’s. I loved making my wedding board (check it out here). It really provided a great way to bring together ideas and for me to remember them!
Our wedding evolved on Pinterest: I knew what I wanted the wedding to be, but putting it into pictures really helped convince the Mister on the feel of the wedding! I knew I wanted a casual, vintage garden party and that is exactly what we got! To get this “style” we thrifted all of the flatware and dishes. The mix of old vintage dishes really made that happen, plus now I have over 80 of everything (plates, dessert plates, bowls, salad plates etc.) I am not planning on keeping them all…maybe…but rather re-selling them. I am keeping one full set that services 20 (‘ello dinner party!!) that is a plain white with a lovely gold trim (and made in the USA!). So, because it was cheaper to thrift the flatware (and I can re-sell that too!), we needed napkins, thus needing a napkin holder. We purchased oversized napkins (those puppies were HUGE) from RealDeals (a dollar store), 2 for $1. We were able to cut the napkins in half, and re-did the hem along the cut side (yea, they were that big), and brought down the average cost of our napkins to .25cents a piece! You can’t even rent them for that cheap! We washed them in clorox (they were white), hung them out to dry on the clothesline and then ironed all of them.
Okay, so we had all of the napkins and flatware, so we needed something to hold them together. I saw these adorable twine flowers-I loved them, so I started making them, without thought as to what they’d be. I made them while the Mister watched hockey (eh-oh, Canada!). They are SUPER addictive to make, and even after I had enough, I found myself wanting to keep on making them! Check out The Bugbytes for the full tutorial.
I used a glass to measure the ‘loom’ and used simple sewing pins to keep everything in place. I made sure to keep the strings long enough to tie around the flatware bundles (this was after my Aunt and Mom complained they were too short. hehe!) Once we tied a couple, they looked a little plane, so we decided to bejewel them!
Here one of the guests, my MOH’s (check out her amazing blog at Beautifully Contained) sister, added them to our wedding favours. Too stinking cute!