I have been crafting up a storm getting ready for my sisters wedding that is coming up fast end of June! I got married a little over 6 years ago, and boy has the wedding industry changed a LOT during the past 6 years.
To gift to my beloved sister, I ran straight to the wonderful world of pinterest. Yeah, I basically LOVE pinterest. I wanted something cheap (mother of three, here), practical (something that was useful), easy (that mother of three comes into play again), and pretty (she IS getting married, after all!). So, here’s the list of what I made her (all modified, of course). Putting all of these together cost me a total of $5.00!
- Personalized coasters (I made some coasters out of some left-over plaster I had from a previous “garden stepping stone” kit, and then just painted some different L’s on each one)
- Square wreath (Used an old bed sheet that one of my children had *accidentally* cut holes in (small children and scissors don’t agree with each other), ripped lots of little pieces, and just tied them onto an old picture frame. Purchased an L from Walmart and painted it to match)
- Love letter journal (I might have to make one of these for me and my husband) (I purchased a simple hard-back notebook, and modge-podged some scrapbooking paper to the outside, with the personalized touches, then I went online and found TONS of sweet little quotes and biblical verses about love, printed them off, and cut and pasted them every so many pages of the notebook)
- Jar of dates (play on the phrase Jar of Dirt for my future BIL who is a little nerdy for Pirates of the Caribean) (I recycled a salsa jar, hot-glued some pretty yarn to the outside and painted the lid)
She is also going to be having a lingerie shower shortly before the wedding, and I’ve got some more crafty things to put together for that. It’s just so much fun!
Crafting for the wedding itself has involved finishing up my girls’ dresses (flattening and trimming 10 layers of tulle for the tutu’s!), hemming pants and suspenders for my tiny son, cooking 7 layers of cake, mixing up 4 cheese balls that are the size of your head, kneading tons of fondant, making several bowl-fulls of popcorn, creating directional signs, and a bunch of little things here and there along the way.
We’ve also managed to fit in a bit of swimming, card-playing, running around outside, children’s museum, oh, and taking care of the 3 month old puppy that I just couldn’t leave behind.
So, what are some of your FAVORITE wedding crafts? Or better yet, do you sell wedding crafts?