DIY – “I DO” letters

28 04 2009

I Do Letters

Hello! Sorry it’s been a little bit since I last blogged. I’ve been fighting off an allergic reaction grouped with a lovely case of hives from something I ate last week, and the medicine knocks me out so I haven’t been up to blogging!

Today I would like to share a ridiculously cheap and easy DIY project of I DO letters. I actually wasn’t planning on doing these but I came across the letters at Michael’s and they were so cheap, I grabbed them up and took them home.

Supplies

Supplies:

I DO letters – wooden is best for durability, but styrofoam is okay too, just be careful with them. 99¢ each at Michael’s for 4″ wooden letters.

Glue – Already on hand, Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. Any craft glue should work, but if you don’t have any, you can get a small bottle of Aleene’s for 99¢ at Michael’s.

Glitter – Any color. I already had some I got on clearance without a purpose in mind knowing I could use it for something. It had 5 shades of blue for 97¢ at Michael’s. Check the dollar bins, they might have your color of glitter in there.

Foam Brush – 30¢ – I used a 1″ one.

Piece of paper folded in half and unfolded to catch glitter – on hand – free. Use a piece of junk mail if you don’t have any paper.

Steps

Glue

1. Add glue to letter. It is best to do them one at a time so the glue doesn’t dry. Use foam brush to spread it around. Make sure you get it in all the crevices of the letter. *note* I used more glue on the letter than pictured here. 🙂

Glitter

2. On top of the piece of paper, sprinkle glitter liberally all over the letter. Make sure to get it on every bit of the letter. Look at it from all angles. Tap letter to remove excess on top of the piece of paper.

3. Set letter aside to dry for a moment. Carefully pick up the paper, and fold it along the crease so that the glitter gathers in the crease. Put glitter container up to corner of paper where the crease starts and carefully pour the glitter back in the container.

4. Repeat for remaining letters. Set aside all 3 letters and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes while you catch up on Whose Wedding is it Anyway? or Bridezillas.

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5. Touch up letters with glue and glitter on any spots you may have missed. Set aside to dry. Once they’re good and dry, put each letter in a ziplock, and then put all 3 ziplocked letters into another ziplock for storage until your wedding. The ziplocks are so that they don’t bump into each other and mess up the glitter, and also so they don’t get glitter on other things while they’re being stored or transported.

6. Be happy with your crafty self and finish up your wedding shows. Oh.. and give the fiancée some kisses. 🙂

Oh! And if you make a base for the letters, I’m sure you could use these for cake toppers too. Another idea would be for Mr. And MRS. letters.

Enjoy!

-Laura





The INSPIRATION TEASERS – Details & Decorations

4 04 2009

Decorations & Details

 

So there they are. 🙂 Some snapshots inside my brain for my wedding. On this one little board are 17 of the different DIY projects that I plan to take on. (Did I really just say 17 of the projects… as in there are more?? I think I’ve lost it. lol)  

 

The colors, the textures, the tons of DIY ideas, the everything are just… so romantic, and soft, modern with a twinge of vintage. I love it all. We shall see what of all of this I can achieve. Making inspiration boards is very helpful to clarifying to yourself what you want, especially if your mind goes a mile a minute with tons of ideas like mine does. If anything I have too many ideas for the wedding. haha.

 

A good resource if you don’t have or know how to use Adobe InDesign like I made these in, is Polyvore. Polyvore is a website that you can take snippets and pictures of things online and gather them into neat collages of inspirational coolness… even if you know nothing about image editing! It is super easy.

 

We will be at the 6 month mark next Friday. Why does that make me feel a little panicky? lol Maybe it’s not panicky. Maybe it’s excited. 🙂 If it is panicky, then it’s because of my insane amount of DIY to do. 

 

Until next time…
Laura

 

Inspiration Teasers 




The INSPIRATION TEASERS – Flowers

3 04 2009

Hi-dee ho, bloggerinos. 🙂

Today is flower day at Artsy Bride. Behold!

Flowers

I am in a mini pickle with the flowers… a sweet gherkin if you will. 😛
I cannot decide between bold bright colors like the first bouquet on the board (top left corner) or more subdued, garden textured, pale colors. My favorite image of all of these is definitely the first one, the gorgeous colored bouquet with the teal ribbon around the stems that so conveniently matches my colors… it is just gorgeous. But if I am going to DIY my flowers I have to be able to find these and affordable sources of flowers are limited, and then the selections of said affordable sources are even more limited. Another option would be to stick with a single type of flower or color which I could do with my affordable options. Then there is the option of a candlelight reception as well. Ahhh decisions, decisions. More to come on this later!

signing out until the next post…

The Artsy Bride 🙂

 





The VENUE

1 04 2009

Plano Centre

It is called Plano Centre and is located at Spring Creek and 75.

It is a beautiful brick building with trees surrounding all of the roads leading into it and it also has a rose garden and nice outdoor area to tie the knot if we so choose to do so! 
We will have the ceremony either outside if the weather allows or in one of the smaller meeting rooms within the center. Each room has huge windows from floor to ceiling that look out on the garden area of the venue. 

Windhaven Room

Our reception area is the Windhaven room. It has a really cool super high ceiling with a sunroof. (Is that what you call it? lol) There are windows on the ceiling!! The centre provides dinner, appetizers (fruit and cheese displays), soda, tea, water, etc. They’re going to do our bartending though we’re only doing beer/wine/champagne. They provide a dance floor, they light up the trees, they provide all of the tables, chairs, linens, candle bowls, mirrors, hurricanes, candle sticks for the centerpieces, they have dressing rooms, super easy free parking, etc!! They have a soundsystem too in case I want to do an iPod DJ. (More on that later.)

A downside is that I can’t bring in any food of my own without extra fees, like chocolate covered strawberries. *pout* It’s okay though, I’m glad I found such an affordable place that supplies so much. Plus, no one has to get lost trying to find my reception!! I love it.

Here is a pic of it at night!! *pretty!!* How cool will it be to do our exit in front of this!?
Plano Centre Fountain