The Bridal Shower!

And just as quickly as it started, it seemed like it ended – we all had a load of fun. ¬†The food was amazing, the decor looked great and I was happy with the favors I doled out. ūüôā

Here are the photos as promised, that I said I would provide in order to make all my latest DIY posts make sense. ¬†Please feel free to email me if you’d like to know anything specific that I didn’t cover in the post. ¬†Enjoy!

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Handmade Paper Party Garlands, post from 3/29/12

Personalized Candy Favors, post from 3/24/12

Personalized Teacup Candle Favors, post from 3/11 & 3/14/12

Personalized Matchboxes, post from 3/17/12

Planted Moss & Succulent Table Centerpieces, post from 10/17/11


Personalized Matchboxes, DIY

I really couldn’t help myself, I saw an image on Pinterest and pinned it to my bridal shower board. ¬†I had to! ¬†I mean, what better accompaniment to a hand poured candle than a personalized matchbox? ¬†If you should be interested, my board (and some others) are on Pinterest here.

I already had kraft paper on hand from the tags made for the hand poured candle favors, and the bride and groom’s wedding image, so I gave it a go. ¬†A few weeks ago I went with my brother in-law to the Alameda Antiques Market (you HAVE to go here) to gather vintage bottles for centerpieces. ¬†While there, I bought some vintage matchboxes on the cheap – the kind that were kinda faded and weathered. ¬†I printed their image onto the kraft, and cut the new ‘covers’ to size with a paper cutter. ¬†I used a bone folder to get the corners just perfect, and used a glue stick to adhere the paper to the original matchbox. ¬†I should note that I cut the paper to fit around the box, minus the striking side. ¬†No fires, please! ¬†Once the glue started to dry, I pressed firmly, and tied a bit of bakers twine around them. ¬†Viola! ¬†Super easy, try for yourself!

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