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DIY Wedding: Paper Decor Ideas…

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…Bam!  Just Like That?

Stuck?  Me too.  I haven’t finalized my sister’s shower decor details yet.  I want to get crafty but I’m overwhelmed with ideas.  Funny how one day, you’ve got nothing and the next day, your inspiration just flies through the door and knocks you over like a big gust of wind!  Graceful, I am not.  It’s ok, I’m back from falling off my chair to share these ideas with you…


(Photo credits:  Top ~ Love Joy Vodka labels via Hip Hostess, Letterpress flower pins by Linda And Harriett.  Middle ~ Pinwheels via Once Wed, Paper Mobiles via Green Wedding Shoes.  Bottom ~ Flower pins via Once Wed, Vellum glass covers from Save On Crafts, Conversation starters from Pottery Barn.)

This is just some of the inspiration that flew through my door and into my lap!  Many of the items shown above are ones you can actually purchase if you wish to (I mean, maybe you’re just too busy to get crafty, right?  I hear ya!).  However, I bet if you looked closely enough you could find a way to create these beautiful decor pieces yourself.  All you need is some creativity, patience, time and paper.  Ok fine, maybe just a few other supplies too.

To see how to either purchase or create these items, click on the links below the pictures.  If you need help along the way, just shout!  I’m only a few keys away…we can try to figure it out together.  You know, get our “creative juices” flowing.  Good luck!


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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 16 Mar 2009 11:12:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:12 am

Buds & Blossoms…

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…Less Is More With Affordable Decor!

Earlier this week, on the wedding blog, “Savvy Scoop“, I decided to throw some ideas out there to help you cut down on your floral costs.  Brides, if you’re looking for fun, affordable decor ideas for your wedding day, head over and read my guest blog entry by clicking HERE


Go on…save yourself some money, honey!  You can even let your wedding decor double as favors for guests.  How’s that for killing two pieces of wedding cake with one bite?  Wait – did I just mention wedding cake?  Whoopsie daisies!  Sorry, for some reason I always have wedding cake on the brain.  I can’t help it.  Happy planning!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCFri, 06 Mar 2009 11:58:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

A Traveling Shower…

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…For The Travel Loving Couple!

If your favorite couple is getting hitched and they’re lovers of not only each other but of travel as well, get creative and throw them a travel themed shower!  Instead of your typical shower invitation, send actual postcards to guests.  Write something clever or cute, such as, “Please join us in helping the couple travel their way into a happy marriage”.  Below are a few of my other ideas…

Think about using these lovely and inexpensive paper suitcases designed by Chicago’s own, Nicole Balch, of Pink Loves Brown for your decor needs!


Decorate the gift table with one paper suitcase each side, open up and use to display postcards from around the world, love letters, or pictures from the couples’ past vacations.  Maybe even visit a vintage store to purchase an old unworking camera to place inside.  Or, perhaps you could get funky and use the larger suitcase as a cake stand.  Now that’s fun!

Ask the bridesmaids to get together to help you make little paper airplanes to hang from the ceiling.  Or, for a more subtle touch think about making even smaller paper airplanes to stick into flower centerpieces!  Looking for affordable favors?  What if you printed out or designed luggage tags with some cute travel themed cardstock?  For fun you could throw paper airplanes at each other.  Just kidding.

After the shower is over, give the paper suitcases to the bride or away to a couple of guests to use as cool storage or home decor.  Thrifty!  What other ideas do you have for a travel themed shower?  Comment away, I’d love to hear.  As for now, be sure to visit Nicole’s blog, Making It Lovely, and shop Pink Loves Brown for even more beautiful inspiration.  Happy planning!

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stUTCp31UTC01bUTCSat, 31 Jan 2009 10:49:09 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:49 am

Pop Goes The Color…

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…With These Fancy Frames!

Color me happy, look at these eye-catching frames!  If you’re thinking of adding a little color (or a lot) to your wedding or bridal shower decor, why not do it with these cheerful 4×6 frames from the lovely Love, Me shop?


*Decorate by using as table numbers or pop two lovebirds with one smile by turning them into your placecard holders/favors. 

*Deck out the bar area using these frames to show funny pictures of you and your lovie from the past, maybe some including friends and family pictures to create conversation between mingling guests. 

*Throw a few of them in the lobby, entrance or washroom with poems or other creative notes for guests.

*Give them as bridal party gifts.

Have any other ideas?  Share with us in the comments, I’d love to hear!  “Love, Me“, I do love you!  Everyone, if you love these as much as I do, you can find them by clicking HERE.  Go ahead…live colorfully ever after.  Happy planning!

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCSun, 25 Jan 2009 06:56:05 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:56 am

Innovative, Sexy & Sparkling Decor Ideas!

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…Bling That Thing, Baby!

Ooooh, look what I’ve found!  Seriously, I love it when I come across things like this.  This decor idea is different, unique and sexy.  And I bet you it would be really fun and affordable to make, too!  Take a looksie here with me, will you?  I’m so excited to share this with you, I feel like a kid at show and tell!

Gorgeous Garland For Your Gala…


All you’ll need to make this DIY project above is white ribbon (or maybe even ribbon in your wedding color!) and a bunch of fun charms.  To make it charming, of course!  Imagine the possibilities.  Head over to your favorite craft store or go online to Save On Crafts to grab your ribbon and charms to create this look.

I’m also loving how these raindrop ornaments are displayed on branches, which you know are very popular at weddings right now…

Raindrop Ornaments 

 Set of 24 (which are on sale right now for $7.99)


Also, these scattered crystals would rock (no pun intended) inside a vase, on a table, or anywhere at your wedding (well, except for the dance floor of course!)…

Scattered Crystals 

 Set of 72 (on sale right now for $11.00)


Don’t these just put a little twinkle in your eye?  Your ring is sparkly, so why not make your wedding sparkly as well?  Just like they said in the movie, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days – “Ladies, frost yourselves!”.  Now go get frosty.

(Photo credits: Bridesmaid Stuff and Smith & Hawken)

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCFri, 09 Jan 2009 00:03:24 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:03 am

Bounty Paper Towels Turned Into Wedding Decor…

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…Bounty, I’m So Proud Of You!

Do you remember listening to Bounty  paper towel commercial when you were little?  That Bounty song would get stuck in your head for days.  It’s still with me!  Whenever I spill something, I’ll say to myself in that very happy Bounty way, “That’s okaaaaay…”, as I grab a paper towel to clean it up.  Then of course I’ll start singing, “Bounty, quicker picker upper…Bounty!”.  I know I’m not alone on this.  Admit it!

Well, deario cheerios, now Bounty has found another way to get into our heads.  They’ve created, on their website, a section filled with craft ideas and inspiration!  Sure, most of it is geared towards kids…but let’s face it, every idea starts from somewhere!  So why not turn their ideas into something of your own creation, even if you have to tweak it a little? 

Take a look at some of my favorite ideas from their site which I think just might work a fun little party, a bridal shower or even a wedding.  Keep in mind you could make it a little more modern by adding your own personal style to the items…. 


To see more and get instructions on how to make these items, click HERE.  Happy paper towel crafting!

(I promise in no way is this an advertisement…we have Home Made Simple to thank for inspiring us on this one!  What other odd places do you find inspiration?)

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCWed, 07 Jan 2009 11:23:43 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:23 am

Crown Your Wedding Or Bridal Shower…

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…With Royal Touches!

Crown thine tables, my lord, with these fairytale accents from Wisteria!

Seed Pearl Crowns – Set of 3:

These are regal indeed!  However, if you’re on a tighter budget, perhaps think about turning this into a DIY project, using metal wire and beads from your local craft store.  Get your girls together and ask them if they’d like to have a royal night of pampering first, then crafting.  It’ll show them that while you may feel like a princess, you definitely don’t think of them as peasants!


Royal Radiance & Dainty Crown Votives – Set of 6:

Great for setting a mood, these majestic votive holders give a stunning effect!  Brides on a budget, recreate this look by cutting out crown patterns using clear vellum paper…just be sure to make the crown wide enough so when the candle flame flickers, it doesn’t burn down the table, or your event!



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