Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wedding Series Day 5: Kiddie Bags & Place Cards

 Good afternoon! I hope your day has gone well, and you're home ready to unwind! I wish I could say the same to myself about the unwinding, but there is much to do around here! I've had two classes this week, a card class & Fall decor class...I'll show you those projects soon, and I've got to get them cleaned up! Not so thrilled about that. However, I am excited to share some of my favorite little details from our wedding! 

 We did a lot of DIYs for our wedding, but these are extra sweet little somethings! I have place cards & holders, children's goodie bags, and a hankie basket to share this evening. I'll start with the handkerchiefs. Early in our engagement one of my best friends (and bridesmaid) and I went estate and garage sale-ing. I scored MAJORLY on tons of precious handkerchiefs with various embroidery of flowers and vines, just things of all sorts. I they were such a steal, I couldn't pass them up, and I found a sweet little way to incorporate them into the wedding. I found some inspiration on Pinterest, and viola! the idea was founded! We put them in a basket at the entrance of the ceremony with this precious little sign I made with My Digital Studio. I think it was a perfect little vintage touch!

{photo courtesy of Alex Wolf Photography}

Another of my favorite projects was our place cards & place card holders. I made our place cards using the Apothecary Art Stamp Set & Labels Framelits. I also used My Digital Studio to type out the names, printed them on Very Vanilla Cardstock, and cut them out with a pretty little end using the Heart Punch.
The holders for the place cards were made with vintage door knobs I collected and copper wire. Charlie took care of the wire part for me, and made each have a "swirly" at the top to hold the card. PERFECT! And what I love is I can use them for other things as well... photos, cards, recipes. 

{photo courtesy of Alex Wolf Photography} 

Lastly for today, I made busy bags for the children during the ceremony and to take home. I used basic brown paper lunch sacks decorated with a paper doily cut with the Doily Sizzlit and a label from Apothecary Art & Labels Framelits. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch & a Pearl Rhinestone for a little added embellishment. Inside the bags were personalized coloring books, a DIY heart crayon, and box of crayons. I made the coloring books with free pages I found online and a page of "Charlie & Me" designed by my dear friend Sam. I set them up in MDS for printing on Whisper White Cardstock, and attached the pages together with linen thread. The bags were held closed with a dyed clothes pin. Yes, I totally dyed clothespins! As crazy as it sounded to do, I actually think they made the whole bag! The kids loved them, and they turned out so cute!

{photo courtesy of Alex Wolf Photography}


I love how all of these little touches turned out. Do you have any DIY wedding or party details you are working on?

Be sure to check back tomorrow for details about our 30 foot, yes 30 Feet!, photo & candy bar table!
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