First Look: DIY Wedding Invitations

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DIY Indian wedding invitation

When I was a kid, I loved puzzles.

I’d sit for hours and turn little colorful cardboard pieces into a beautiful picture.

And today, I still love how the different pieces of our designs…wrap, ribbon, backer and invitation layer come together to make something unique for each couple.

Now, we’ve created a way for you to have the same fun that we do everyday: with our new DIY stationery collection.

In addition to a DIY invitation where you simply fill in your wording and print, we are adding matching papers, address labels, tags, wedding programs, reception stationery and more.

So you can coordinate your wedding as much as you want, get more off your to-do list, and focus on the fun stuff.

We’ve sized the invitations so you can add your own embellishments. And if you don’t to print and cut them yourself, no problem! We’ve included an invitation file that you can customize and upload to our Zazzle shop for quality printing that ships in 1 to 3 days.

We’re still pulling together all the coordinating design pieces. But you can see the invitations and some of our digital papers (perfect for matching wraps, bellybands and layered prints) in our DIY stationery Etsy shop.

In the meantime, here are some of the fun ideas that you will be able to create:

 

DIY indian elephant invitation

Invitations with Bellyband Wraps and Tags

 

Palm Tree DIY beach wedding invitation

 

Starfish DIY tropical wedding invitation

 

Vintage map DIY wedding invitation

Layered Folded Booklet Invitations

 

vintage key DIY wedding invitation

Invitations with Round Corners

 

 

Mexican Tile DIY wedding invitation

 

Indian Ganesh DIY wedding invitation

Layered Invitations

For more information and to order, please visit our DIY stationery Etsy shop.

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Fun with DIY Bunting for Weddings and Parties

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Bunting and garland can come in so many shapes, colors and sizes. They truly are a beautiful, fun way to spice up wedding, reception or party decor, and express your style. Here are 10 unique DIY garland ideas to get your creativity going:

DIY pom pom garland

Pom Pom Bunting

I love these. Pom pom bunting just looks like fun on a string to me. These are made out of yarn, using a large serving fork and scissors (seriously!) DIY tutorial can be found at  Momtastic.

 

DIY tassel garland

Tassel Garland

Playful and different, tassel bunting has a great 3D feel. Pack it densely in a monochromatic palette for a modern look. Or add more space between tassels and more colors for a more casual feel. These are surprisingly easy to make. DIY tutorial can be found at Calico Skies.

 

DIY crayon garland

Crayon Garland

Coolest use for crayons outside of drawing rainbows. These hearts are crayon shavings melted together between wax paper using an iron. How cool is that?! DIY tutorial at House of Earnest.

 

DIY color chips garland

Color Chip Bunting

So cute and so simple. This bunting is made from paint chips found at a home improvement store and a craft punch. With so many types of punches available, this garland idea can fit so many wedding themes. DIY tutorial at Chic Cheap Nursery.

 

DIY coffee filter bunting

Coffee Filter Bunting

Proving you can make beautiful bunting out of almost anything, this garland is coffee filters colored with Easter egg dye. Want to give it a try? DIY tutorial can be found at The Robots Attack.

 

DIY lighted paper garland

Lighted Paper Lantern Garland

By adding light, garlands can do double duty for evening and outdoor weddings. Find the DIY tutorial and free template for the paper pendant shape at Once Wed.

 

DIY mirror and light garland

Mirror and Light Garland

Here the garland is more art than lighting. Hung on the wall or over tables like a chandelier, guests won’t easily forget this garland of drama. DIY tutorial at Apartment Therapy.

 

DIY map bunting

Map Bunting

Classic bunting with a twist. ..using old maps or other vintage paperie. DIY tutorial can be found at Please Note.

 

DIY paper airplane bunting

Paper Airplane Garland

How cute would this be for a travel theme wedding? This garland is just lots and lots of folded paper airplanes on string. Simple and fun. More photos at It’s Two AM.

 

DIY burlap bunting

Burlap Circle Bunting

This isn’t the easiest DIY garland to make, but all the handmade touches look so personal that it’s totally worth the extra effort. If you are doing a vintage or rustic theme, this might be the garland for you. DIY tutorial at Post Road Vintage.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding.}

 

 

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Best of 2012: 10 Unique DIY Wedding Bunting and Garland Ideas

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Happy New Year!

It’s a great time to celebrate. And where there is celebration, there’s often bunting. The fourth in my series of the best in 2012 is a feature on 10 unique DIY bunting and garland ideas for weddings.

These are totally fun! I hope you enjoy them.

Bunting and garland can come in so many shapes, colors and sizes. They truly are a beautiful, fun way to spice up wedding, reception or party decor, and express your style. Here are 10 unique DIY garland ideas to get your creativity going:

DIY pom pom garland

Pom Pom Bunting

I love these. Pom pom bunting just looks like fun on a string to me. These are made out of yarn, using a large serving fork and scissors (seriously!) DIY tutorial can be found at  Momtastic.

 

DIY tassel garland

Tassel Garland

Playful and different, tassel bunting has a great 3D feel. Pack it densely in a monochromatic palette for a modern look. Or add more space between tassels and more colors for a more casual feel. These are surprisingly easy to make. DIY tutorial can be found at Calico Skies.

 

DIY crayon garland

Crayon Garland

Coolest use for crayons outside of drawing rainbows. These hearts are crayon shavings melted together between wax paper using an iron. How cool is that?! DIY tutorial at House of Earnest.

 

DIY color chips garland

Color Chip Bunting

So cute and so simple. This bunting is made from paint chips found at a home improvement store and a craft punch. With so many types of punches available, this garland idea can fit so many wedding themes. DIY tutorial at Chic Cheap Nursery.

 

DIY coffee filter bunting

Coffee Filter Bunting

Proving you can make beautiful bunting out of almost anything, this garland is coffee filters colored with Easter egg dye. Want to give it a try? DIY tutorial can be found at The Robots Attack.

 

DIY lighted paper garland

Lighted Paper Lantern Garland

By adding light, garlands can do double duty for evening and outdoor weddings. Find the DIY tutorial and free template for the paper pendant shape at Once Wed.

 

DIY mirror and light garland

Mirror and Light Garland

Here the garland is more art than lighting. Hung on the wall or over tables like a chandelier, guests won’t easily forget this garland of drama. DIY tutorial at Apartment Therapy.

 

DIY map bunting

Map Bunting

Classic bunting with a twist. ..using old maps or other vintage paperie. DIY tutorial can be found at Please Note.

 

DIY paper airplane bunting

Paper Airplane Garland

How cute would this be for a travel theme wedding? This garland is just lots and lots of folded paper airplanes on string. Simple and fun. More photos at It’s Two AM.

 

DIY burlap bunting

Burlap Circle Bunting

This isn’t the easiest DIY garland to make, but all the handmade touches look so personal that it’s totally worth the extra effort. If you are doing a vintage or rustic theme, this might be the garland for you. DIY tutorial at Post Road Vintage.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding.}

 

 

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Best of 2012: Meaningful DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

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DIY bridesmaid gift locket with note

Continuing my best of 2012 series is this feature on personal and meaningful DIY bridesmaids gifts.

When you want to make gifts for your bridesmaid because it’s more special, because of budget or both, it can be hard to think of something that would be a “good enough” gift. So I pulled together these ideas for you.

I hope they inspire you!

Bridesmaids gifts are not only a thank you for helping you with and through your wedding. They are also a token of friendship. Making your bridesmaids gifts yourself can be a great way to create something personal and meaning that can be cherished by your bridesmaids after your wedding day.

Here are some ideas for DIY bridesmaids gifts:

DIY pearl ribbon necklace

DIY Pearl and Ribbon Necklace (or Bracelet)

Jewelry is a great gift for bridesmaids as they can wear it on your wedding day and afterward as a remembrance. With a handmade ribbon and pearl necklace or bracelet you can choose your bridesmaid’s favorite color for the ribbon. Find the tutorial for this ruffled necklace on YouTube by Made by Marzipan and a simpler version on Flax and Twine. {Photo by Fabricate by Anna}

 

DIY gift locket with note

Vintage Locket with Personal Note

What’s more personal than telling someone what they mean to you? We recently created a set of bridesmaid gift bookmarks with a personal note from the bride. And in that same vein, I love this locket idea with a personal note inside. Choose a locket style for each of your bridesmaids, and add your own special note, quote or inside joke. Find the secret note tutorial at 100 Layer Cake.

 

DIY handmade journals

Handmade Journals or Albums

For bridesmaids who love to write, journal or scrapbook, a handmade journal can be really special. Create meaningful covers from decorative papers, photo collages of past experiences or favorite quotes. I found the above journal kit from Erin Zam on Etsy or you can learn how to make your own simple journal from Samantha Hahn’s Maquette blog.

 

DIY vintage tin candle gift

Handmade Vintage Tin Candle

Create personal candles for each of your bridesmaids from vintage tins. Depending on their personality, tins you choose can range from classically beautiful to gloriously kitschy. Find the step-by-step tutorial at Design Sponge.

 

DIY bath salts gift

DIY bath fizzers gift

DIY Bath Pampering Set

Give your bridesmaids the gift of relaxation with a personalized bath pampering set. Choose her favorite scents, oils and colors to make a truly tailored gift. Find the bath salts tutorial at The Craftinomicon and the bath fizzing bomb tutorial at Garden Therapy.

 

DIY apothecary bottle

DIY Apothecary Bottle

For your bridesmaids who love glamour, hand decorated apothecary or perfume bottles could be a special gift. There are many shapes and sizes available. Provide them empty for her to fill, or fill them yourself with favorite bath oils or scents. Find the tutorial including label printable at Bridal Guide.

 

handmade business card wallet

Handmade Business Card Holder or ID Wallet

From sweet to sassy create business card or ID wallets that fit your bridesmaids’ personalities. These holders above feature beautiful Japanese papers.  But you can make holders from a variety of things, including fabric, a favorite cartoon or vintage book pages. Find the tutorial at Ume Origami.

Find more DIY inspiration and tips here, or follow our DIY wedding board on Pinterest.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

 

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DIY Fabric Wedding Bouquets

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DIY fabric wedding bouquets

If you want your wedding bouquet evergreen, then fabric bouquets are a great answer. And with a little creativity and instruction you can make one yourself. What I love is that you can have polka dots in your arrangement if you want. Your personality in your bouquet, how perfect.

And here are some DIY fabric bouquets from funky to vintage…complete with tutorials!

DIY fabric bouquet

This bride was inspired by vintage necklaces with fabric flowers which she used to make her bouquet (along with a wire whisk!). Learn how to make this bouquet at Rock n Roll Bride. This bride used existing fabric flowers. But with this tutorial you can learn how to make your own.

 

DIY felt heart wedding bouquet

This sweet felt heart bouquet is actually what inspired this post. It was so quirky and romantic and looks easy to make. See the tutorial here at La Belle Bride.

 

Pinwheel Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

This one’s also sweet and quirky. But you can easily make it more modern or more vintage just by changing your fabric choices and colors. Learn how to make this bouquet at Elizabeth Anne Designs.

 

vintage DIY fabric wedding bouquet

The creator of this bouquet made it together with her future daughter in law for a vintage wedding.  See the tutorial at The Polka Dot Closet.

 

Fabric Flower Wedding Bouquet

What a statement with just 2 colors. This bouquet is made of fabric circles and a whisk (again!). Read the tutorial at Elizabeth Anne Designs to make your own.

 

burlap wedding bouquet

This bouquet uses 3 colors of burlap and even paint to create this look. See the tutorial at Snug as a Bug Baby.

Looking for more wedding inspiration? Find more wedding bouquets here, and more DIY wedding ideas here.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

 

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7 Personal DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

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DIY bridesmaid gift locket with note

Bridesmaids gifts are not only a thank you for helping you with and through your wedding. They are also a token of friendship. Making your bridesmaids gifts yourself can be a great way to create something personal and meaning that can be cherished by your bridesmaids after your wedding day.

Here are some ideas for DIY bridesmaids gifts:

DIY pearl ribbon necklace

DIY Pearl and Ribbon Necklace (or Bracelet)

Jewelry is a great gift for bridesmaids as they can wear it on your wedding day and afterward as a remembrance. With a handmade ribbon and pearl necklace or bracelet you can choose your bridesmaid’s favorite color for the ribbon. Find the tutorial for this ruffled necklace on YouTube by Made by Marzipan and a simpler version on Flax and Twine. {Photo by Fabricate by Anna}

 

DIY gift locket with note

Vintage Locket with Personal Note

What’s more personal than telling someone what they mean to you? We recently created a set of bridesmaid gift bookmarks with a personal note from the bride. And in that same vein, I love this locket idea with a personal note inside. Choose a locket style for each of your bridesmaids, and add your own special note, quote or inside joke. Find the secret note tutorial at 100 Layer Cake.

 

DIY handmade journals

Handmade Journals or Albums

For bridesmaids who love to write, journal or scrapbook, a handmade journal can be really special. Create meaningful covers from decorative papers, photo collages of past experiences or favorite quotes. I found the above journal kit from Erin Zam on Etsy or you can learn how to make your own simple journal from Samantha Hahn’s Maquette blog.

 

DIY vintage tin candle gift

Handmade Vintage Tin Candle

Create personal candles for each of your bridesmaids from vintage tins. Depending on their personality, tins you choose can range from classically beautiful to gloriously kitschy. Find the step-by-step tutorial at Design Sponge.

 

DIY bath salts gift

DIY bath fizzers gift

DIY Bath Pampering Set

Give your bridesmaids the gift of relaxation with a personalized bath pampering set. Choose her favorite scents, oils and colors to make a truly tailored gift. Find the bath salts tutorial at The Craftinomicon and the bath fizzing bomb tutorial at Garden Therapy.

 

DIY apothecary bottle

DIY Apothecary Bottle

For your bridesmaids who love glamour, hand decorated apothecary or perfume bottles could be a special gift. There are many shapes and sizes available. Provide them empty for her to fill, or fill them yourself with favorite bath oils or scents. Find the tutorial including label printable at Bridal Guide.

 

handmade business card wallet

Handmade Business Card Holder or ID Wallet

From sweet to sassy create business card or ID wallets that fit your bridesmaids’ personalities. These holders above feature beautiful Japanese papers.  But you can make holders from a variety of things, including fabric, a favorite cartoon or vintage book pages. Find the tutorial at Ume Origami.

Find more DIY inspiration and tips here, or follow our DIY wedding board on Pinterest.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

 

 

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