DIY Projects: Twine wrapped jars

Decorating jars is pretty much the only thing I can tick off my rapidly growing to-do list.

It’s super easy to do, and can be done whilst sitting in front of the tv (I’ve been watching the 6th series of Sex and the City). You don’t need any glue or sticky stuff to keep it in place, all you need is twine and the ability to wrap it round a jar and tie a bow at the end! And what’s really good, is even if there’s a tiny bit of glue residue left over from the label, you don’t need to stress about scrubbing it off because it’ll be covered up by the twine anyway! Genius! Continue reading

DIY Project: Mr & Mrs Letters

One of the first things I bought when Mr M and I got engaged were some wooden Mr & Mrs letters for the top table.

I’d seen them online and thought they looked fab, so after much research to find the best value ones I bought a set. They were sanded and ready to paint so I decided I’d paint them gold; one of the accent colours in our colour scheme. Continue reading

DIY Project: glittery jam jars

I’ve got the hugest collection of clear glass jars and a mixture of different colour glass bottles sitting in one of our spare rooms at the moment. And the more I look at them, the more I’ve been wanting to do something to them!!

I’ve decorated some of my glass jars already with white, cream and champagne coloured ribbons to try and balance out some of the rustic-ness of our decoration with something a bit more elegant and bridal. But it was missing something. And that something was glitter. Continue reading

DIY Projects: personalised labels – part two

On Friday I revealed the personalised labels I’d bought from Easy2Name and showed you a sneak peek of the personalised bow-ties I’d stitches the labels onto.

Today, I’m showing you two out of three of the fur coats I’ve bought for my Bridesmaids to wear on our big day during outdoor photos  and how I’ve personalised them! Continue reading

My DIY Projects

Over the last two years since getting engaged, I’ve undertaken A LOT of DIY projects in order to save money. After all, there’s no point in paying someone else to do something you can quite easily do yourself for much cheaper!!

I’ve already shown you my DIY veil that I made for a tiny £4.04, but from Friday onwards, twice a week on a Monday and Friday (until I run out!) I will show you all one of the many more projects I’ve completed and perhaps it’ll help you to have a go at doing your own!

Some of the many more projects I’ve had a go at include customised clothing, venue decorations, stationery, signs for use around the venue, plus LOADS more!

Got a DIY project you’d like to share?! Get in contact and it may be featured on my blog!!

My DIY veil

A few months back I had a go at making my very own DIY cathedral length veil!

It’s not perfect or wedding dress shop quality, so I don’t think I can change careers just yet, but it looks great to me! And what’s even better, is that it cost me a whole £4.04 to make!!!! I haven’t tried it on with my dress yet so it will most probably need some changes to the length, but when I put it in my hair to try it out, it looked really good!! Continue reading