weddings

A Backyard Wedding

by Casey Baudoin

You don’t have to break the bank these days, to make your wedding day amazing.  Why not have an intimate backyard wedding?  Invite guests with a handwritten card, make fringe garland to string from tree to tree, and borrow mis-matched chairs from friends and family for an eclectic look for guests to sit!  What a special day that would be!

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1. bow tie  2. outside dinner  3. fringe garland  4. card  5. chairs  6. cake topper

Mini Paper Fan Printables

By Amy Moss

Inspired by summer, I’ve designed these Mini Paper Fan printables that you can use for a variety of party projects like:

  • Gift packaging or party favor bags.
  • Decorations or name cards for table place-settings. (They would be perfect for a garden party!)
  • Wedding escort cards.
  • Summer or spring party/wedding favors.
  • Party or wedding decorations.
  • A paper fan garland.

I’ve designed two sets of fans: patterned and ombré. Feel free to mix and match or stick to just the one color, depending on your party styling needs.

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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

This post is sponsored by Creativebug! Get $15 off any subscription package with the promo code: OHHAPPYDAY before it expires 7/1/13

 

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