Nothing exciting ever happens on Tuesday, right? Well, not anymore! Wedding Ideas on a Budget is now going to be showcasing Tutorial Tuesday!
Check back here every Tuesday for a new and unique tutorial on a do-it-yourself project. I'll be featuring crafts from wedding favors to cake toppers, custom bridal bouquets and everything in between!
If you have any ideas or tutorials of your own, I'd love to hear them. You can be a part of Tutorial Tuesday! Just shoot me an email with your idea and we'll get you set up. I'm always hunting for new ideas!
Anything that is dual purpose just makes my heart go a-flutter. So it's understandable why I totally fell for these handheld fan programs from intimateweddings.com. Not only will these little hand made beauties keep your guests informed and entertained but they'll also keep them cool on those warmer wedding days. Who knows, maybe these will even help cut the vapors during those tearful moments :)
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Designing my programs was a snap with Microsoft Word. On the front, I put the basics – names, ceremony details, and bird graphics to match our wedding theme. To jazz up the back, I came up with three wedding related games for our guests to play while they waited for the ceremony to start: a Mad Lib, a fill-in-the-blank, and a word search.
I had tons of ideas for games that I ran out of time to use. How about a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, maze, or connect the dots?
Once you’ve designed your programs (making sure to fit the card dimensions), print the front and back onto the outside of the cards. I used my regular ink jet printer and had no problems.
To start assembling, open up a card and put double stick tape on three sides.
Then put double stick tape on both sides of a popsicle stick, covering about half of the stick. Center on the card and press in place.
Close the card, pressing to seal the edges.
Using the corner rounder punch, carefully round all four corners.
Cut a piece of ribbon that, when halved, is long enough to reach from the end of the popsicle stick to the end of the pencil, while still allowing enough slack to write on the program.
Thread the halved ribbon through the hole in the popsicle stick. Use a lark’s head knot to secure. Thread the two cut ends of the ribbon of the ribbon through a golf pencil. Knot the ends to secure, then trim.
Here’s the back of a finished program. Word search, anyone?
It's never too early to start planning your fall wedding. This idea is a fun and free idea that can be incorporated into everything from centerpieces to your bridal bouquet! Thanks to Natalie for submitting this pictoral tutorial on how to make a bouquet of roses from maple leaves.
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Today's tutorial comes from the incredible mind of Martha Stewart. No matter your opinion of her as a person, I swear, that woman has endless creativity and class.
Most folks want to share their wedding day with all of their closest family and friends. But sometimes due to illness or just timing, not everyone can be present on your wedding day. Well here is a fun idea to include elements of the loved ones that have passed on: The Heirloom Family Tree in a Glass Dome.
A random assortment of family keepsakes, from a grandfather's spectacles to a baby's christening spoon, takes on a cohesive, deliberate look that's almost Victorian when encased in a delicate glass dome. The little tree is a lightweight branch bought from a florist, then spray-painted matte gold and held upright with epoxy.
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