Things We Love: Easy DIY projects (no, really!)
We’ve all seen them…those annoyingly perfect, almost completely DIY weddings. I’m sure you, like me, think “how do they have the time and energy to do all of that?!?” My wedding is now just under 6 weeks away (!!) and I can barely handle the tasks I have left to complete let alone think about doing them completely myself, from scratch. Not only that, but does anyone else feel a little subpar when trying anything DIY? Martha Stewart and co. make them look sooo easy and then I attempt them and it takes me an hour to make one favor box, and it’s not a pretty favor box by the end of that hour. As a complete crafts failure, I am here to spill the deets on some seriously easy DIY projects that should save you some time, money and sanity (and who couldn’t use a little more of that!?).
1) Place cards: When I saw these place cards I almost died. They must be too good to be true! Here’s the scoop: I paid $10 for a gorgeous template that I can type right on and print at home. So, I can choose a fab font that looks pretty without paying a calligrapher and I can print them at home for the price of some cardstock. Genius!! She has different patterns and colors to suit your needs but I chose the below patterns, perfect for my mostly black and white affair.
2) Shower game: This suggestion is for you, maids. We all know that opening gifts is a necessary part of any bridal shower but let’s face it, it can be uber boring for the guests. Bridal Bingo is the perfect way to keep them interested! You can print the bingo cards at home (see below for an example) and the guests fill in the gifts they think the bride will receive in the blank spots. When she opens said gift, the guest can mark their spot and once someone gets a Bingo a fab prize awaits! The mention of a prize will certainly keep people paying attention to the lovely bride no matter how many gifts she has to open!
OK, I know that my projects all involve the printer but like I said, I am not crafts proficient and this is about all I can handle! Hopefully that’s a good start for you, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more easy projects to make this whole wedding planning process thing a little less stressful!