When I was weeding through pictures of hair fascinators for my bridesmaids, I was totally in awe of how beautiful some of them were. After goofing off with my now husband in a craft store, I had a light bulb moment that I could make my own feather hair pieces. These were seriously easy to make. And you can totally DIY your own as well. I believe in you!
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Where we bring you the greatest do it yourself wedding projects from our Contributing DIY Editor Liz Gubernatis and from the wonderful minds of our offbeat brides.
I made these boutonnieres for our Pirate Crew, AKA all our friends and family who are stepping up to help staff our wedding. They will help identify the helpers to any guests or vendors who may need assistance with something. They were super-fast, and super-fun.
I can hardly even consider it a real project because I put zero effort in to it, aside from coming up with the idea in the first place and picking out the fabric. Despite my sewing machine still being unopened in the box (for three years) I was all like "I can do this!" So my mom and I headed to a craft store in search of a gigantic piece of fabric to make this happen…
Are you endeavoring to make your own flowers for your wedding? Well then, you must be nuts. I myself am in that same boat. I've scoured the internet looking for coffee filter flower tutorials. I've found some good ones, and I've sort of combined them all into my own method. Let me tell you how I made these, because I've made about 24,145 of them, and I want you to join me in madness. Here we go…
In my post about live-streaming your wedding, I singled out Google+ Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live as my favourite option if you want to broadcast your wedding to more than a few people and have a recorded copy saved — for free. Here's my screenshot-laden tutorial so you'll be up and streaming, no sweat.
The secret that some bartenders don’t want you to know is that nearly any cocktail can be improvised into a mocktail. Why don’t they talk about this more often? I don’t know. I take the completely opposite stance. I feel that being able to cater to any kind of guest demonstrates flexibility. Today I’m going to share with you some of my go-to mocktail recipes.
We were inspired by this post on Craftster to make a Companion Cube card box. And then we found the basis for our templates (to which we made some crucial modifications) over here. But we had to make a bunch of mods to make these work the way we wanted them to, and it was kind of terrifically complex. So I figured in case anyone else wanted to give this a try, I'd post what we did to help ease the process for y'all. So here goes…
In a community of artists, seamstresses, metallurgists, and crafters, I am awed at the DIY talent that abounds on Offbeat Bride. I always fancied myself creative, but I don't have the passion, the patience, or the prowess to do the massive projects undertaken here on a daily basis.
When my sister was planning her camping-themed wedding she was adamant that (due to budgetary constraints and DIY overload) she did not want to have traditional paper programs. Enter the digital program.