Personalize your thank you cards with one of these FREE printable monogram cards. A perfect size to show your guests gratitude!
Click here to download all 26 letters. Simply print the page you want, cut out the shape (it’s a standard 4 bar or 3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″), then write in your sweet note. Use a matching 4 bar size envelope (3 5/8 x 5 1/8″) to jazz it up.
I’ve been wanting to try something with post-its forever as I thought it would be a cinch to stick those little papers up and call it art. Well, needless to say, it wasn’t as simple as I thought if you want something in really great colors that will stick permanently. I ended up cutting out my own squares out of different colored paper and gluing them with a glue gun. This way, there’s much more flexibility with the color-choice.
Materials: paper of your choice in post-it size (I used one to measure), scissors, cardboard, string, glue gun, pencil
Step 1: Draw a heart onto your cardboard. I made a mini one to show you how to do it but the final one is 20″ down the middle and 30″ across the widest point.
Step 2: Cut out two hearts for the front and back of the pinata.
Step 3: Make strips of cardboard 5″ wide to go around the perimeter of the heart.
Step 4: Curl these strips with a pencil to so they are more pliable.
Step 5: Glue the strips to the heart.
Step 6: Glue the other side to the strips.
Step 7: Begin applying the “post-its” with the glue gun by starting at the bottom and working up so you can layer on top. For this color choice I started with light colors on the bottom and then worked up to the darker colors. I did a warm palette on one side (reds, pinks, oranges, yellows) and cool on the other (blues, purples, greens)
Step 8: Punch two holes on either side of the arch of the heart.
Step 9: Bring a string through and tie on top.
With the right colors these technique can create a lasting effect on your guests. Add in some fun favors and the guests will love to take a whack.
photography by Amanda Thomsen and DIY steps by Brittany Watson Jepsen
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a bunch of cupcakes instead of one big wedding cake? I found some candle holders at the dollar store and with a little makeover thought it’d be fun to place one at each guest’s table as a favor and as dessert. Just leave some cute boxes at the door so as they leave they can box it up. Bingo!
Materials: gold spray paint, pink glitter, glue that adheres to glass (I used a universal glue found here in Denmark), spray mount, glass candlestick, and glass candle holder.
Step 1: put some glue around the rim of the candlestick.
Step 2: Attach the holder to the candlestick. Wait 24 hours while the glue dries.
Step 3: Spray the cupcake stand gold. Wait 24 hours.
Step 4: With the spray mount, spray about 3″ of the perimeter of the stand.
Step 5: Quickly after, pour the glitter onto the stand. Use a piece of cardboard underneath to capture the glitter. Repeat until the edge is filled.
Today’s guest post is from the lovely Courtney of Merriment Events! She’s come up with a super easy DIY that will dress up any libation….thanks Courtney!
Scrapbooking paper (2 to 3 colors)
1. Cut paper into fringe.
2. Layer fringe and glue together.
3. Roll fringe together so that it will slip over straw.
4. Glue end. Slip over straw and pull fringe down.
[images from Kaycee Dean Hopper]
Do your save the dates and wedding invites get cluttered on your fridge or lost in a sea of papers? Make sure yours stay out in public view by turning them into mini art. They’re sure to be remembered when the special day arrives.
You will need: mini canvas and easel (usually sold in a set like this), decoupage glue, your design printed backwards with a laser printer, decoupage paint brush, box large enough to send easel in the post office, scissors
Step 1: Cut your design to the size of the mini canvas.
Step 2: Paint the glue/varnish on both sides of the surfaces (the design and the canvas) making sure there are no air bubbles and wait for 24 hours for it to dry.
Step 3: After 24 hours dip your finger in water and gently rub the paper off until it reveals the design.
Voila! So easy and unique!
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