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Pancake Brunch: DIY Stationery + Favors

This morning’s Pancakes & Honey Breakfast shoot featured several handmade wedding projects, and the team of Suzy from Lily Red Studio, Kelly Marie from Fleur, and Jaclyn Simpson Photography have been kind enough to share their DIY secrets with us! They created several projects – click on the links below to jump to the instructions for your favorite:

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Tiny “Love” Book Favors

Posted 02/03/2011 by in DIY, Favors \ 3 comments

I’m in “Love” with these simple but beautiful blank book favors created by Laura of Orange Beautiful.  Any craft involving a xyron and fabulous hand-lettering is a craft I can get on board with!

{tutorial and images via Orange Beautiful}

Perfect favor idea for book-loving couples, no?

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Warm Up with Hot Cocoa

Posted 01/10/2011 by in DIY, Favors \ 10 comments

In the depth of winter there is nothing more marvelous than a steaming mug of hot cocoa.  And of course, cocoa kits make the perfect favors for any winter wedding.  Sara Gray put together these adorable hot cocoa kits for the Inspired Creations holiday contest (run on over and sign up in the sidebar for the Inspired Creations newsletter, coming …

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How to Make Teacup Candles

Posted 01/05/2011 by in DIY, Favors \ 25 comments

I love easy crafty projects, and was excited when Meg Perotti posted an easy step-by-step tutorial for making your own teacup candles!  Teacup candles make beautiful additions to any tabletop or lovely and thoughtful favors.  Meg thrifted her teacups at Salvation Army and Goodwill, and purchased candle making supplies on Etsy and at Michaels.

First, you will need wicks and stabilizers.  …

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Victorian Holiday Reception: DIY Projects and Instructions

Posted 12/16/2010 by in DIY, Favors, Floral and Decor \ 8 comments

Whew!  This morning’s fabulous Victorian-inspired holiday shoot was just full of holiday craft ideas!  Kristen from Kio Kreations was kind enough to provide tutorials for all of her wonderful creations and you can find them all below.  Since this post contains lots of projects, you can either scroll through all of it, or click the links below to jump down to …

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DIY Wedding Ideas: Custom Hardback Books

Posted 09/24/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 3 comments

I adore books as wedding decor – perhaps you want to give them as favors, use them in centerpieces, or hollow them out for use in your invitations.  However you’d like to incorporate books into your wedding, this nifty tutorial from ohdeedoh shows us how to transform paperbacks into custom hardbacks in just a few easy steps.

I love the …

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My DIY Projects

Posted 09/22/2010 by in DIY, Favors, Local, Stationery \ 6 comments

I fancy myself a fairly crafty person, but I’m also a fairly busy person, so I didn’t figure on incorporating a lot of DIY projects into my wedding preparations. Making table numbers and creating a guest book in Blurb with our engagement photos were definitely the easiest things I did myself. But the bigger projects I took on – our …

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Passport Programs and CD Favors

Posted 07/23/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 22 comments

Our photographer’s photos of our wedding will be ready this weekend, so while I wait for those to re-cap my ceremony with you all, I’ll share a couple of my DIY projects: passport wedding programs and African music CDs.  As I’ve mentioned, Dave and I are extremely lucky enough to have traveled extensively around the world; travel (in Africa primarily) …

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DIY Wedding Ideas: Cupcake in a Jar

Posted 05/03/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 25 comments

Remember the pie in a jar?  Well how about cupcake in a jar!  I’m positively drooling over these delicious treats and their adorable presentation, especially since the cupcakes are my favorite flavor – red velvet.

{photos and tutorial from cakies; found via With This Ring…}

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Happily Ever After

Posted 03/08/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 10 comments

First, I want to thank all of you lovely and supportive ladies for sharing this experience with me. I appreciate your advice and sweet comments, and I hope you’ve enjoyed following along in our wedding preparation and celebration.

My advice to the soon to be hitched is this: Savor. Every. Single. Moment. I know invitation construction can seem tedious and table …

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Embellished Sweet Straws

Posted 02/04/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 3 comments

I absolutely adore the vintage charm of these embellished Valentine’s Day straws designed by Livy of A Field Journal.  If these don’t get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit, I don’t know what will – and not only that, but these could easily be translated into wedding decor, favors, or even creative save the dates.

A full download and tutorial can be found …

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Salt Dough Hearts

Posted 02/01/2010 by in DIY, Favors \ 5 comments

I think I’m getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year.  These little salt dough hearts are so precious.  Imagine the possibilities – favors, as a save the date, as a pretty place setting decoration… love (no pun intended)!

Tutorial found at {The Long Thread}