Sunday, November 20, 2011

DIY details

I took on many DIY projects in the months leading up to the wedding. For any brides planning to do things yourself, I advise: Start projects as early as possible! I am a natural procrastinator and though I got some projects done ahead of time, many were completed in the two weeks before the wedding. Thankfully I had a great friend at work who talked some sense into me or I would have waited even later! Here's a peek at some of the the things I did for the wedding. If anyone would like a step-by-step tutorial for any of the projects feel free to leave a comment below!

Max's sign. SO last minute. And SO easy! 

 Painted on Saturday morning at 6 am. As in the Saturday of the wedding. 

A sweet friend helped with these... I almost forgot about them! I bought hangars on Friday and assembled for myself and all of the bridesmaids. 

Spray painted frame + chalkboard paint on the glass. The burlap votives were also handmade. 

And the moss ones. 


Very thankful for a friend who was patient enough to set up the printing for this. Assembly was tedious but a great zone-out-in-front-of-the-tv project. 

Simple. And painted on Thursday before the wedding...

Another simple project made from a plywood board painted with several coats of chalkboard paint. Moss was glued onto board with a hot glue gun. 


I can't actually take credit here... My sweet momma sewed all of the burlap runners for the wedding! This one is now being put to great use on our kitchen table. 

4 comments:

Carolina On My Mind said...

Love the little details of your wedding! I especially like the "Here Comes The Bride" sign, the little boy is adorable as well!

Ashley Welling said...

Lori, everything looks amazing! I love the personalized cornhole!

Sarah said...

I love the chalkboard drink menus! I'm thinking about doing something similar for my wedding but I was wondering if you put a clear coat of anything over the top so that the chalk doesn't run or rub off. I'd like to make them ahead of time and just store them but I don't want to ruin them. Thanks!!

Kate said...

Omg - I'm obsessed with everything. I just made a chalkboard for my "seating sign" - It turned out just but I LOVE your handwriting for the signature drinks.. I just might have to give it a shot!