Originally when designing my wedding I was very ambitious and vowed to make everything myself... including my own dress. I wouldn't say I was overly ambitious because in hindsight I know I could've done it but to be honest I'm glad I didn't. I did manage to make my own sash and my neice's Little Lady dress (I prefer that title over flower girl... it sounds too "hippy"). All the fabric I had purchased for the bridesmaid dresses that never came to fruition had to be used and will continue to be used for quite some time as I have YARDS (okay metres... stupid angloization).
I really am pleased with the way it turned out and Lydia looked fantastic! I love that kid.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Growing up my Mom was quite the hostess. There were few Saturday evenings when we were home alone as our house became a social gathering spot for everyone after church. She would dress the table in the early morning adding little details like those vintage salt and pepper shakers or a well placed spoon. One fixture we were never out of was napkin rings of every imaginable shape and size. To this day I'm still fond of them so for my wedding although extremely low budget, as we've already discussed I decided to make some. I'll fill you in on the how to as well!
2"x 2" wood squares (I had an old stair rail that I carefully cut with a miter saw to a 1/2" thick but you will also find what you need at hobby and craft stores although England is lacking them quite horribly.)
hot glue and a hot glue gun
fabric of your choice
spool of matching thread
an additional embellishment of your choice ( I chose feathers)
Step 3: Now this is where having a quick hand comes in. Take a square of your wood and hot glue a small dollop in the center then place the twine across it and press down with your finger to secure. Next add a spiral of glue on top of the twine and place a single fabric circle on top and press down to secure. It should look like this:
http://www.oncewed.com/23104/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-miniature-fabric-flower-garland/ ) on top of the feather. Your feather should be poking out so that its visible but not sticking out too much. Unless you prefer it that way by all means. Let it dry and you're done!