weddings

Creativebug Online Classes

Have you guys heard about Creativebug? It is new website where you can learn to take all kinds of craft classes from your favorite crafters. Last week, I took a Creativebug class taught by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky. They walked us through the process of using freezer paper stencils to make Mr. & Mrs. Chair Banners for a wedding. The whole process was really easy and fun. When I purchased the class, it was stored on the site so I could take it on my own time – and as many times as I want! I was really excited to see that some of my other favorite crafters (like Christine Schmidt and Heather Ross) also teach classes on the site. You can purchase each of their classes individually, or set up a monthly subscription and take as many as you want. I picked out some of my favorites below.

1. Mr+Mrs Chair Banner 2. Rice Paper Lantern 3. Paste Paper 4. Ombre Napkins 5. Pompom Garlands

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Calligraphy Candle Place Cards

I’ve always loved the tall and skinny prayer candles found at the Dollar Store. Although inexpensive, they can be decorated to look quite elegant. I love the idea of using these for an evening event (like a wedding!) Light them right before dinner so they glow as each guest carries them to find their table. (Or, try these with votives inside.)

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Hand Drawn Monogram Bags

Great packaging makes all the difference. These hand drawn monogram bags are super easy and work perfect for any kind of favor bag. We made them for a Valentine’s Day project but they would work perfect for a shower or party too. What I love about this is you can throw it together right before the party. No major planning involved.

Materials Needed: A printout of letters, Muslin Drawstring Bags, a Paint Pen
Step 1: Cut out the letters you will need,
Step 2: Place the letter inside the bag where you want to trace it.
Step 3: Trace along the lines to create a simple monogram. Et voila! You’re done.
Step 4: Fill with treats or cards for your guests.

Credits + Contributors:
All photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

Field of Flowers Costume

Happy Monday! I’m trying out a new way to work on posts starting today that will be more collaborative and I’m really excited about it. We’ve been working really hard on it and are still figuring out the details but I hope people love it as much as I have loved working on it. Since it’s officially October 1st we thought we should start out with a Homemade Halloween Costume Series. This Field of Flowers costume is ridiculously cute and sort of had us wishing we had an adult sized suit of our own. It was pretty affordable and easy to put together but it did involve getting fancy with a glue gun (don’t fear the glue gun!) See below for full instructions and our source for affordable flowers.

To Make a Field of Flowers Costume it is really very easy. Avoid craft stores when looking for fake flowers (their flowers are kind of pricey for this project) and head right to the dollar store where you get get huge bunches for $1.

Materials Needed: shirt, leggings, beanie, glue gun, and fake flowers.

Step 1: Remove fake flowers and leaves from stems.
Step 2:  Dab hot glue onto the back of the flower and attach to clothing. Put the best flowers on the front and on the hat since they will be seen the most.
Step 3: Continue gluing but leave a 2″ area empty around the top of the leggings so that the shirt will lay flat when on.
Step 4: Finish adding flowers then have the costume tried on to look for any bare spots to fill in. Et Voila! You’re done. The whole thing took us about two hours and was pretty easy.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
“Materials” photograph by Paul Ferney.
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison
Thanks to little E for modeling!

Bridesmaid Kits from Menswear

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Here is a little project that takes about 45 minutes to do and about $6 in supplies. These little bags filled with gifts for the bridesmaids are made from old menswear jackets from the thrift store. You can find such quality fabrics in old vintage pieces to rework into something new. This project was put together by Alexis Birkmeyer and I think it is so clever. You’ll need basic sewing skills but it is really really simple and takes less than an hour to make. You can find the template and complete instructions below. When it’s done fill it with gifts for your bridesmaids.

Click through for complete instructions and photos.

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