I love sewing projects – there is something about stitching an item yourself that makes it so special!Â These beautiful table runners were made by Adrienne from For the Love of Weddings.
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DIY Monogrammed Embroidery Hoops
We have another gorgeous DIY project for you today!Â Rafters of Cedars creates some of the most gorgeous chuppas we’ve ever seen and we’re incredibly lucky that Diana has shared this tutorial on how to create your own monogrammed embroidery hoops. They would be lovely asÂ an accent piece at weddings, anniversaries, or also in childrenâ€™s rooms.
Winter Brunch Table
A mid-winter brunch soiree can be just the ticket to an elegant yet intimate affair.Â We designed this graceful table with the soft, white light of a winter snowfall in mind.Â Simple wood elements and subtle nods to nature brings the outdoors in, highlighted by the romantic old-fashioned floral arrangements in muted tones of yellow and gray. A few easy handmade elements accompany our little brunch tabletopâ€”download our step-by-step instructions for pinecone place card holders and paper-wrapped vases and use them to help inspire a wedding, bridal shower, or simply for a festive winter celebration!
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Tablescape
If you’re searching for seasonal inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape, look no furtherâ€”Holly Heider Chapple has designed the most gorgeous, organic spread and given you the steps to recreate it at home! “My intent when I created this design was to come up with a concept that a beginner could do,” as well as use flowers that are readily available at grocery stores, Holly says. She’sÂ definitely succeeded with this simple how-to! Follow along with this beautiful images from Genevieve Leiper Photography, and let us know how your own Turkey Day tablescapes turn out!
DIY Autumn Centerpiece
Leaves are falling, pumpkins are out and apple cider is calling our name! Thatâ€™s right, fall is in full swing and at Elizabeth Anne Designs, we couldnâ€™t be more excited to celebrate the season.Â To help us bring the beauty of fall indoors, we have an amazing DIY floral arrangement from one of our newest Vendor Guide members, Blooms by the Box. Blooms by the Box is an amazing resource for those wishing to create their own wedding floral arrangements. They have a wide variety of quality flowers that you can order wholesale, as well as all the tools, vases and containers you could ever need! Â Their expert advice and tutorials like the one below make bringing your floral dreams to life a snap.
Friday Flowers: DIY Modern Tablescape
A while ago, we shared this Modern Yellow and White Tablescape and everyone loved it so much that for today’s Friday Flowers we’ve got a tutorial for you on how to create it yourself! Designed by Dani at Studio Fleurette, this tablescape is fresh, modern, and easily modified for any style of event! Change out the type of flowers used (switch out the craspedia for roses perhaps?) and voila – a completely new look!Â Here’s the down-low on creating this organic, stylish tabletop.
DIY Doily & Cupcake Liner Garland
This doily and cupcake liner garland adds a romantic, handmade touch to your decor, and itâ€™s super fun and easy to do! You can use the doilies as they come, but we decided to tea-stain ours to add a little color. We also used a variety of different sized cupcake liners to add dimension.
Hammered Spoon Place Cards
Hammered spoons are a beautiful addition to your wedding tabletop.Â Perfect for an elegant, rustic wedding, use them as favors, escort cards, or table numbers – the options are endless.Â I’m so happy to have McKenzie Brickl of La La Soiree and Kate Sommers of KNG Sommers Photography stop by EAD today to share a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own hammered spoon place cards, and you can see them in action on a lovely olive green and gold tabletop they created!
Pretty Pastels & Metallics
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon!Â Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm.Â Â Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from PlateÂ are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display.Â And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting toÂ the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, andÂ all of the decorative accentsÂ used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.Â
Masquerade Ball: DIY Tutorials
As promised, to go along with this morning’s Parisian Masquerade Ball Inspired Creations Contest shoot, Courtney Callahan of Courtney Callahan Paper, Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling, andÂ Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn PhotographyÂ are back to share how-tos for their fabulous DIY projects with us!Â Click on the links below to jump to your favorite project.
DIY Terrarium Centerpieces
Last weekend I visited the adorable Chicago floral shop Fleur and learned to build a beautiful and simple terrarium!Â Terrariums are perfect housewarmingÂ or hostess gifts, or easy create-ahead centerpieces.Â Â They areÂ simpler to make than you think, and (bonus!) they last a long time and require little attention.Â Follow along below or view the printable instructions here.
How to Make a Boutonniere
Boutonnieres are an easy DIY project, great for floral beginners and fun because you can use the basic technique to make all sorts of variations to customize it to the look of your wedding!Â I picked up the pretty peach roses, white ranunculus, and eucalyptus at my local Whole Foods, but of course, any flowers will work.
Victorian Holiday Reception: DIY Projects and Instructions
Whew!Â This morning’s fabulous Victorian-inspired holiday shoot was just full of holiday craft ideas!Â Kristen from Kio KreationsÂ was kind enough to provide tutorials for all of her wonderful creations and you can find them all below.Â Since this post contains lots of projects, you can either scroll through all of it, or click the links below to jump down to the section you’re interested in seeing.
Simple Printable Napkin Rings
Looking for an easy, pretty addition to your thanksgiving table?Â Rachel from Heart of Light created these super-simple printable napkin rings that would be perfect.Â I love the accent of a sprig of fresh herb, or tuck a flower inside for a more romantic tabletop.
Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Pre-ceremony
After our first look and a quick glance at everything in the tent, I went back in hiding to the bridal trailer, aka, dumping ground for all my crap and place where I could silently freak out. I typically read about people wanting to come and see the bride before the ceremony and the bridesmaids having to shoo them away, but I actually didn’t have that problem at all and had a good amount of time all by myself. Luckily my two girlfriends and sisters kept me company up until the venue coordinator came by and told me “It’s 5 until the hour, but not that many people are here. What do you want to do?”
Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Tent Details
After our first look, I took a quick walk-through of the tent, looked around, and just stood in awe. Everything I had planned for was set-up. I pointed to one of the tables and said “Oh, wow! That looks so nice!” and my cousin turned to me and said “Well, you should like it! You picked everything out!” Good point cousin–but I hadn’t seen it yet. It had all been hypothetical. Seeing everything come together was a big deal.