Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Red Red Red

I have no idea how to recreate this chandelier... but I must find a way.

From Michelle Engvall's blog, care of Once Wed

Table Notes

Always sweet to get notes from your guests, and what better way than a notebook right on their table? They can make entries at their leisure and the books will be a fabulous keepsake, not to mention a great way to number/ name your tables!
[again from Once Wed, and their DIY projects]

The Cupcake Stands Alone

...or not, and nver will with this great idea for a DIY cupcake stand

[again, care of Laurie and Once Wed]

What You’ll Need:
2 terra cotta saucers (I used a 7” and a 10” saucer, but you can use any size you like)
2 terra cotta rose pots (The pots I used are 5” and 6” high. You can use any size as long as they are taller than the height of your cupcake and frosting.)
2 yards ribbon (or what ever it takes to make it around the circumference of your saucer)
Decorative or scrap book paper
Acrylic paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sponge paint brush

Terra cotta pots are available at most nurseries and home and garden stores.
Cupcakes shown are available at Hello, Cupcake in Tacoma, WA

1. Begin by painting both sides of your terra cotta saucers and only the outside of the terra cotta rose pots with your acrylic paint and sponge brush (see figure one and two). Paint a second coat if needed.
2. Allow the paint to dry completely.
3. Turn the saucers upside down and glue the bottom of the rose pots to the back side of the saucers using your hot glue gun. Use a generous amount of glue. (see figure 3)
4. When the glue has dried, turn your cake stands right side up and carefully glue your ribbon to the edge of your saucers. (see figure 4)
5. Cut two circles out of your paper to line the inside of the saucers. (see figure 5)
6. Stack stands and arrange your cupcakes.

2 terra cotta saucers $7
2 terra cotta rose pots $3
acrylic paint $2.50
2 yards ribbon $4
1 sheet paper $1.50 Total = $18 for two stands


A study of tulle:

Airy, ethereal decor ideas.... again from Once Wed, thanks to Laurie.

Who needs 5 feeet of fondant when there're CUPCAKES

A creative cupcake idea from Jen, care of Once Wed

"One easy DIY project that I loved was our cupcake flags. They can be anything – a picture, a graphic, a phrase – whatever follows the theme of your wedding. I made little 2” designed circles with horseshoe, a hitched horse and tandem bicycle images with phrases like “lucky in love”, “gettin’ hitched” and “bicycle built for two”. All you need is thick paper, a circle cutter, white lollipop sticks from the craft store, and some clear strong glue. Voila!"

Shabby Chic

Again from Once Wed, an idea for paper garland, compiled of coffee filters, tissue paper, and old sheet music....

Blang BLANG!

A BRILLIANT idea- rock candy bling! A great, inexpensive, creative, and eye-appealing idea from Once Wed.

And here's a little Rock Candy: 101 from Ask.com