Posts Tagged ‘Weddings’

DIY Table Number Napkins

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Hi Friends and happy Monday! I thought I’d start the week off with a DIY project that I created for larger events like weddings, showers or anything that requires multiple tables. Instead of traditional numbered cards I thought it would be fun to number the napkins instead. They make for a striking presentation that your guests are sure to remember. The template comes in black but can be easily customized by changing the color of the napkin.

Complete instructions and step-by-step photos after the break.

DIY Book Cover and Bookmark

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

As promised, I’ve got another wedding DIY for all of you today! Better yet, this Book Cover and Bookmark coordinate with yesterday’s DIY Favor Bags. Adorned with the phrase “True love stories never have endings” this bookmark says it all. What better way to celebrate your big day than with a beautiful book to remeber it by.

Weddings are a day shared with family and friends and a brief moment to express your gratitude and feelings for one another. Sometimes it’s hard to say it yourself so let your favorite book or collection of poems say it for you. Simply cover a book with paper in coordinating colors and weave a bookmark through for the perfect favor. The best part, the bookmark doubles as a seating card with space at the bottom for a name or note.

A book favor would be lovely at an intimate wedding or at a book themed bridal shower. These would also make perfect gifts for your wedding party as a token of thanks. Don’t have a favorite book? Cover a journal or album of photos instead. It’s a simple way to add a personal touch to just about anything.

Decorative Paper (Like these from Snow & Graham, Elum or Hello Lucky)
Color Printer
Card Stock
Craft Knife
1/8″ Craft Punch

Download the Bookmark Template and follow directions within the template on how to enter names, cut and construct. Punch hole at top with 1/8″ craft punch and thread coordinating ribbon through hole at top. Add a little more detail by adding an eyelet to the hole before tying the ribbon.

Pre-cut and fold your decorative paper to wrap around your book. If the book already has a cover, use as a template for the new one. If creating one from scratch, make sure it’s the same height as the book and remember to leave at least 3 inches on either side to fold in to the inside front cover. Once wrapped, firmly crease the spine and edges with fingers.

To weave the bookmark through, you’ll need to create two slits in the center of the book cover using a craft knife. The slits should be slightly wider than the book mark; approximately 2″ wide. I recommend making a sample one to practice and use as a template for the remaining book covers. After slits have been cut, wrap cover around book and carefully weave bookmark through slots.

Canvas Coasters

Friday, October 30th, 2009


I’m loving these canvas coasters by Mekala of The Tie That Binds. They come with four different love sayings on each coaster or you can get a custom design. These would make for a sweet detail for a wedding or anniversary. I love how the cream of the canvas works with the red and black illustrations, it all looks so rich and luxurious!

Happy Halloween everyone and have a fun weekend! xoxo

Menu Wheel and Pom Pom Vines

Thursday, October 1st, 2009



I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these Menu Wheels by Anna Bond since I spotted them on Design Sponge earlier this week. What a lovely and personal touch to add to a wedding dinner or special event. I’m all for the extra touches so these are right up my alley. To see the full post and to get complete how-to instructions check out Design Sponge here.



The menus coordinate perfectly with Anna’s other recent DIY project for Once Wed. Her Pom Pom Vines are equally as charming and lovely. Stop by Once Wed for all the how-to deets and of course check out Anna’s blog, Rifle, for updates on her incredible work. I can hardly wait to see her feature in the next Martha Stewart Weddings!

Shabby Chic Wedding Shoot

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


Hello friends! My apologies for not posting yesterday, I took the day off to celebrate my husbands birthday. We ended up going to an amazing restaurant here in Seattle called How to Cook a Wolf. For you Seattleites I highly reccomned it. Yumm!

Anyhoo, back to T&T land! I spotted this AMZING wedding shoot on (my all time favorite blog) Style Me Pretty yesterday and I just couldn’t resist sharing some of the pics here. The details OH MY! Every last element has been thought through. It’s images like these that make me wish I could get married over and over again. Is that weird?! This was done by the talented Gloria of Gloria Wong Design and will be featured in the Fall / Winter 2009 issue of Brides Northern California due out September 1st.

Don’t miss a detail of this shoot! Be sure to check out all 5 parts to this feature on Style Me Pretty: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5