weddings

Glittered wire name signs

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

When I got married I used the wedding as an excuse to get my craft on. My mom, sister and I went nuts making everything from the paper flowers to the monogram initials on the gate of the reception site. Every so often I think of little DIYs that I would have loved to do for the big event like this glittered wire name sign for the bride and groom.

Materials: wire, wire cutters, gold spray paint, gold glitter, scissors, ribbon, spray mount

Step 1: Take your wire and leave a bit of room for the curve of the first letter of the word you are going to spell.

Step 2: Start forming the first letter in cursive. Keep the letters loopy so the wire is easier to work with.

Step 3: At the last letter leave some extra wire for extra flourish like the beginning of the word.

Step 4: Spray the wire name gold.

Step 5: Wait a bit for the first layer to dry and then turn it over and spray.

Step 5: Using your spray mount, spray a portion of the wire and then quickly cover it with some glitter. Make sure you’re working on a piece of paper that you don’t mind chucking afterward.

Step 6: Continue spraying and pouring on glitter until it’s covered. Let it sit while it dries.

Step 7: As soon as it’s dry, shake off the extra glitter and return back into the bottle.

Step 8: Tie a ribbon to two letters and tie to a chair.

Voilà!

The beauty of this project is that it can be used for all types of events like monogramming a name for a birthday or bridal shower. Try mixing it up with different colors of glitter and ribbons to really funk it up.

Photography by Hilda Grahnat

An Anniversary Party

Did you know I hated my wedding day? I loved that I got to marry Paul but other than that it was an awful emotional unorganized day! I used to feel bad about it until I would mention that to people and many would say they felt the same way! Ha! For that reason this anniversary party appealed to me so much. Three years after their simple wedding (that they liked!) Drew and Lynette Danburry had a beautiful dinner party at a friend’s home to celebrate their anniversary. They have lots of talented friends who contributed the flowers and the cake (that cake!). Even the linens and dishes were borrowed. It’s all the party none of the pressure! The amazing Leo Patrone took these photos and I’m so happy to share them here. Vendor credits are listed below. Would you ever have a fancy anniversary party? Paul and I are coming up on 7 years and I’d love to have a do over!

Photography: Leo Patrone / Cake: Pink Peach Cakes / Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Dress: Lynette Danbury / Event Design: Audrey Moore / Location, Linens and China: The Villa, Cedar Hills, Utah

Chocolate Letter Placecards

Today on Project Wedding I’m sharing a project about chocolate letters as place cards. Its the perfect graphic detail for designers and typophiles.

Photos by Oh Happy Day

Giant Confetti Bags DIY

This DIY project contains two things I am obsessed with. 1. Giant Confetti. They sell it at all the party supply stores here in France and I have to admit I have stocked up on way more than I could ever justify owning. And 2. Printing on paper bags with a home printer. It is still one of my favorite tricks ever for fancy looking favor bags. Go here for more pictures and my tips on how to do this at home.

Photos by Oh Happy Day

Mini Masterpiece Favors

I came up with this little favor idea for a wedding (or shower!) for Project Wedding. It is really affordable if you have access to someone with art skills. I really loved how they turned out. See how to do it and all my sources right over here. A special thanks to Vivian Lee for assisting me on this (and to Paul for helping me with the paintings.)

All photos by Oh Happy Day