You can pay hundreds of dollars to pay for a gold wreath or you can pick some greenery from your garden do this super easy DIY yourself. It’s the perfect dash of gold to your wedding ensemble. It’s part Roman, part angel and all beautiful.
You will need: wire thin enough to shape easily to the head, wire cutters, greenery clipped from the garden, gold spray paint, straw floral tape
Step 1: Spray paint your leaves at least 24 hours before you intend on making the crown.
Step 2: Measure the wire against your model and cut it to the right length, leaving about 3 extra inches.
Step 3: Form the wire into a circle and wrap the extra inches around to secure it.
Step 4: Break the leaves into 2 1/2″ segments.
Step 5: Take your first segment and floral tape it against the wire.
Step 6: Take the next segment of leaves and overlap it with the previous segment and floral tape it onto the wire.
Step 7: Repeat until you get to the end and overlap it with the beginning.
Voila! That’s it. You’re done! So easy, right?!
project by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
An autumn wedding does not need to be associated only with orange, red, and brown. I found some lovely white pumpkins that can create the perfect vase for an all-white wedding. They are so easy to make that you’ll want to use them all year round.
Materials: white flowers of your choice, white pumpkins, knife, flower clippers
Step 1: Like normal jack-o-lantern, cut a circle into the pumpkin. Don’t make it too small or too wide. Too small might look a bit funny with flowers in it, and too wide might make them fall out.
Step 2: I left all the seeds inside so it would be easier to stick the flowers in.
Step 3: Put some water into the pumpkin for the flowers.
Step 4: Criss-cross the flowers so they hold their shape like above.
Step 5: Keep on criss-crossing until the pumpkin has a nice shape of flowers.
Done! Aren’t they just the cutest?!
Why not kill two birds with one stone and combine your table numbers with lighting for your special event? With just a little spray paint you can direct your guests to their correct table by following this sweet and simple tutorial.
Materials: spray paint (I used gold), scissors, masking tape, pencil, glass jar, tea lights
Step 1: Pencil in your number on the roll of masking tape. Please note how tall your jar is before you make your number so that it’s not too large. If you’re not comfortable with hand drawing your number, print out a number on a word processor program and cut it out.
Step 2: Cut out the number and apply it to the jar.
Step 3: Set your jar on some paper you don’t mind ruining and spray paint the jar.
Step 4: Let the jar sit for 24 hours and then remove the number very carefully, making sure you don’t chip the paint.
Step 5: Set your tea light in the jar and let it work its magic!
project and photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
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
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