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Favorite Wedding DIY Tutorials Part II

26 Sep

Welcome to my second in a series of my favorite DIY wedding decor and ideas culled from Pinterest. You can see Part I here.

DIY flower crown from Honestly…WTF:

Mason jars may have had their 15 minutes already, but I still love them, and they are so multi-purpose, and they are better any color you want them (I did this for my wedding last year–beware Vitreous paint in the stove can be really fume-y!). Tutorial at julie ann art:

A new take… Gorgeous Mason Jar & Doily Luminaries by Crafts by Amanda at Sparkle & Hay:

I have been dying to make these since I saw this tutorial on etsy!

Paper carnations are a simple, inexpensive DIY decor piece that can go a long way… At Oh Hello Friend courtesy of the Gilded Bee.

Perfect for a laid-back bridal shower, at Richellephant:

Love the idea of re-using old T-shirts and making poms at Craftaholics Anonymous!

Some sweet mood lighting at Free Pretty Things for You:

Such a pretty idea at Glamour & Grace:

This snowflake wedding DIY would be so fun for a winter wedding, from Ohdeedoh:

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Favorite Wedding DIY Tutorials Part I

24 Sep

I’ve been a little obsessed with Pinterest lately, and I’ve been saving up some of my favorite DIY wedding and decor tutorials to share with you. Luckily, Super 8 film fans–brides and grooms–are also usually very artsy/craftsy people, so I love sharing my finds with them! Hopefully you’ll find something here to inspire you…

A chevron tray from Martha Stewart would be delightful on a dessert table:

A lovely centerpiece idea from Oh Hello Friend:

Lots of sweet wedding ribbon ideas from Intimate Weddings:

DIY Cupcake Stand Tutorial from the Tomkat Studio:

Another centerpiece idea from Happiness Is:

Simple garland from Free Pretty Things for You:

Fabric Flower Garland from Free Pretty Things for You:

Adorable cake bunting from Free Pretty Things for You:

DIY: Tissue Tassel Garland from Green Wedding Shoes:

DIY Record cupcake stand from The Kitchn:

Stay tuned for Part II on Monday!

Whimsical, DIY Wedding Inspiration for Creative Couples

5 Jul

We absolutely love working with creative-minded couples on their wedding films, and we think Super 8 film is the perfect complement to a whimsical, DIY wedding full of handmade, personal touches. In that spirit, I wanted to share our DIY projects from our wedding last year with you here:

I custom made the ringbearer pillow with this fantastic papel picado print I found at Vista Latina. The rings attached for show I’d even made in silversmithing class!

I also made the boutonnieres, as you can see above, for the groom, all of the groomsmen, our ringbearer, and the man of honor. The coordinating papel picado/Dia de Los Muertos ties are from Cyberoptix.

I also made the flower girl’s basket (and hair clip, not pictured here).

With the help of lady pals over coffee the morning of the wedding, I made this bouquet. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! We trimmed the flower budget by buying in bulk from Costco online. Which brings us to our centerpieces…

We hand painted mason jars with aqua vitreous paint, then baked them, and added coordinating ribbons. Then just set a colorful, European-style pre-made bouquet into each one.

You can sort of see in the background the card box I made. I found the base at Hobby Lobby and painted it a coordinating aqua. I handlettered “Cards” and added the same papel picado print as above. Also on top…

…were little skulls I handmade from clay. They kind of look a bit like us…

Above are some signs Michael made for our wedding.

As always, feel free to contact us for creative wedding advice or to grab a cup of coffee and talk about how to perfectly capture your wedding day on Super 8 film or video.

All of the photos are by Heather Curiel Weddings.

Originally published on the Craft Love Blog.

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