She’s crafty!…Bachelorette Swag DIY style

MY BEST FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED IN ONE MONTH! ONE MONTH YOU GUYS!

This is exciting stuff. And in honor of her countdown to the chapel, I’ll going to be posting some of my fav. wedding Robin Hooding loot over the next month.

Starting with one of my very own!

When my little Pocket Jenny (because she is literally the size of a Polly Pocket…I kid you not) decided to have her bachelorette in LA, to say I was excited would be an understatement. I had pretty-woman-sans-prostitute-thing-with-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-a-dash-of-clueless-and-a-splash-of-beaches visions dancing in my head. This would be epic.

But the reality of anything destination for a wedding is that it’s all about mixing your splurge-worthy items with your savvy-saves – unless you’re marrying a millionaire, then splurge all the way to Bora Bora where there are huts OVER WATER. So to make sure it was an unforgettable weekend, the bridesmaids all collaborated ideas, personal touches and big plans for a girly, special and personalized weekend at the beach.

One of our savvy-saves were theses fun “kits” that I made as a surprise “Welcome to LA – The Real Bachelorette of Beverly Hills” gift for everyone. Based on the “kit” idea, they mixed a little practical (PINK DRINK CUPS) with unnecessary fun (mini-tiaras). So for any of you looking for a sweet, savvy way to gift your girls, hope this give you some inspiration!

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What you need:

  • Drink Container – There are tons of options. Target has little mason jars with straws, you can get any number of water bottle varieties or make your own. I chose pink ones similar to this from Sports Authority.
  • Adhesive labels (basically stickers to stick your design to the cup) – You can also find these a few places, but I found ones large enough at Staples and chose opaque ones to make sure you could read the saying. However, we found out that when they were wet from condensation the print would rub off, so next time I’d put a protective spray over top.
  • Mini charms – These double as name tags and drink tags! {I can’t find them online, but they are in the wedding section of Michael’s Craft stores and come in packs of 4 I believe}
  • A Metallic Paint Pen – To write on the bottles {Also can’t find the link but got it at Michael’s}
  • Then you just fill the inside with any fun, personal items for your bride and girls! Fun ideas include mini tiaras or something to all wear during the party weekend, snacks or gum, chap stick, lotion, nail polish, anything cute and small!

For the outer decoration, I wanted to have a quote for the weekend which is what I used the sticker for. I went with “Tan Lines May Fade, but Memories Last Forever” inspired by our beachy theme {My Pinterest Inspo}. Using the paint pen, I also added each girl’s name and role or relationship to the bride.

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On the lid I used the mini charms for each girls initial, which I tied to the top with a small ring as a “drink tag”.

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The inside was filled with fun snacks including Luna bars, some favorite candies and gum, as well as some bachelorette necessities like heart-shaped sunglasses and of course glowing rings! Then I topped them off with mini-tiaras (I got these from a party supply store, but this link also has them on Amazon) and voila! Cute DIY gifts that any bachelorette party can enjoy!

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Hope you enjoy this super simple, fun idea to shower your girls!

What are some of the fun DIY projects have all your crafty brides and bridal party pro’s whipped up?

xo

Writing on the wall

This is for anyone who’s written their wedding vows, a best man or maid of honor speech, a toast. For those moments so special that you want to capture with the perfect words. And for knowing that sometimes, the best words have already been written…

{SMP}

Creating your backdrop with words from your favorite love songs, your own wedding song, your vows, a love story…

{SMP}

Hand written menus, thank you notes, prayers…

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{SMP}

Table decorations

{Robin Hooded}

And for remembering your first dance…

{Emmaline Bride}

Vowable art for your home together or as a gift for friends.

How do you say what’s in your heart?

#YOLO

Paris. Amor. Lavender. Tiffany’s. Bubbles. Champagne. Tory Burch. Aqua. Sparkles. Purple. Teal. Diamonds. and Fairy Tales…

And Fairy Tales…

Because my little Yuri only gets married once. Because you only live once. You only love once.

#YOLO

Paris with Love

Teal Ombre

{Teal Ombre Bridesmaid Dresses}

Lavender Ombre

{Purple Ombre Bridesmaids Dresses}

The layout

{Mixes of Turquoise and Violet}

The eats

{DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts for the Guests – Tutorial}

{Frozen Fruits and Champagne Jello Shots}

Eat Cake

{Ombre cake with Gilded Detail}

Bouquet

{Beautiful Bouquet}

Flower Arrangements

{Colored glass and lavender florals}

Tory BurchOh Tory…

Get Social

{Instagram and Love Notes}

Puppy

{Puppy Love}

But most importantly…

This week in Robin Hooding…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been inspired by all the gorgeousness online. These are just a few of my latest favs. Hope you enjoy!

DIY Sequin Cocktail Glass Collars

One of my absolute favorite stalk-worthy wedding bloggistas has posted a fun DIY right in time for the holidays! How cute would your NYE champagne be decked in sequins this year?!

But of course you couldn’t dress up your cocktail while neglecting yourself…

Hair Flair

Voila! Hair flair if you dare. Lovely locks won’t be complete without one of these.

That is unless you have a crush worthy style like this

Half Updo

With some curl. A little wave. A bit of criss-cross action and a twist. This style is simple, yet elegant from wedding aisles to holiday parties!

And speaking of parties, don’t forget the little one! Deck her out with her very own sparkles using these fabric stickers (FABRIC GLITTER STICKERS!!! LOVE!)

Confetti Dot Skirt

And what holiday would be complete without a little bling?

Jennifer Stano - Wedding Bling

 

But honestly. Let’s. Just. Stop.

How beyond gorgeous and covetable is Mrs. Stano David’s ring bling? I mean seriously. Now that’s a Christmas Miracle…

Ah…but back to reality, how adorable would it be for your future hubby to pop the question while picking out a Christmas Tree? That’s the premise behind this lovable little post.

Christmas Proposal

So whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa…

Globe Guest Book

 

Wherever you are around the world.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s pursuits in Robin Hooding! Happy Holidays everyone!

This week in Robin Hooding…

A fun DIY for the perfect polka dot.

 

{Get all the details on this dainty veil from Green Wedding Shoes}

And from a backyard garden to a beach far away, we bring you a unique toss on the post-ceremony celebration!

{Wish you were here from Jet Fete}

Then with a leap of faith, the always creative, Diego Munoz brings us an unbelievable Trash the Dress photo once again.

{Can’t wait for his blog updates? Don’t forget to like his page and get first glimpses of  his out of this world works of art}

And finally with a tap of ruby shoes, we find ourselves back home with a personal fav. The lovely, talented, diva with the details, HeathOriginal brings us this beyond adorable Oz themed baby shower.

From lions and tigers.

To sweet baby smiles…

This couldn’t be a more perfect addition to our weekly roundup of Robin Hooding. And while I realize this last treasure is not a traditional “wedding” find, my tres adorablae niece makes it totally legit (not biased at all).

What have been your favorite finds this week? Any gorgeous gowns? Beautiful bouquets? Fabulous photographs? Please share!

 

Gift It: DIY Ideas for an Engagement Party

A couple weeks ago my life erupted in sparkles when my adorable Maid of Honor announced she and her cute as can be fiance just got engaged. Skip forward to multiple cups of coffee, some anxious may-not-make-it early AM standby flights, and a secret airport rendezvous with a very special co-conspirator to one very shocked, tearful hug and operation Surprise-Jenny was a success!

Another success for the weekend? An super cute, totally practical and thoughtful (toot my own horn? don’t mind if I do.) DIY gift for their engagement soiree! I wanted to get something that would be good for both the groom and bride-to-be. Something that would get them excited for their engagement. So in a moment of inspiration I decided to make them a Wedding Fund!

What you need:

1.) A jar: You can find great apothecary style jars at Michael’s or any kitchen or container store. Mine was a large cylinder with chalk name tag from Cost Plus World Market.

2.) A label: If yours doesn’t have chalk you can add on a ribbon and name tag or even paint or make a chalk area like mine.

3.) Cash, cash, money! However much you want to contribute, just go to a bank and ask for 1’s or coins. You could also mix in little notes of love and well wishes for the couple.

4.) Some ribbon or charms to tie around and decorate.

They had a cute inside joke called “Project Wedding Cake” when referring to their plans to get married, but you could label yours any way that makes sense for your newly-engaged-couple.

So pen a creative name and voila!

Project Wedding Cake Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What creative ideas do you have for showering your favorite couples with love?

 

DIY Beaded Sandals

The week was halved. The sun is shining. America celebrated its birthday under a sky of fireworks and with sea of smiling faces. Old Navy brought back their 1-Day $1 flip flop sale!

What better way to end this week than with a little DIY love for your feet (even better if you scored some new flippy floppies from Old Navy)?

This fun visual tutorial is easy to follow and even easier to customize to your own style. Like bling over beads? No problem. Prefer pink to white ribbon? No worries.

{Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original link, so please leave a comment if you know who to thank for this fun footsie find!}

How will you be styling up your footwear for this summer?

DIY flowers of the plaster variety, and in other news I got distracted and forgot to post this

I can’t believe I forgot to post one of the most unique DIY flower ideas I came across in all my Robin Hooding Wedding goods!

{Plaster Dipped Flowers on A Subtle Revelry)

How seriously exquisite are these!?

They definitely won’t make it across the border, but will be gracing our house. I may also add them to our Friday luncheon line-up just because they’re so beautiful!

What do you think? Paper or Plaster?

Luch time shenanigans: DIY paper and fabric flowers

2 months to go. TWO months to go until Zee German and I are Zee Wedded Hubby and Wifey!!! Which means it’s creative crunch time. A year of Pintresting, Blog Stalking and Planning is about to be tested for Round 1 (because we didn’t read the fine print that destination weddings are easier ONLY WHEN NOT HAVING A FOLLOW-UP RECEPTION – Future Destination Brides-to-Be you are welcome.).

With the wedding decor being very DIY themed, we figured it’s about time to see just how many of these ideas we can actually do. So with the enlisted help of some sweet co-workers the next couple Friday’s will be dedicated to “Pinterest Crafts”. Up this week: Flowers

Here are a collection of a few of my favorites and links to the DIY Tutorials. Let me know which you think are the best! Have any of you tried making them? Any others I missed? Let me know! {Sharing is Caring my friends}

{Giant Rose}{Mix and Match Pastels}{Paper Collection}{Water Color Corals}

These are a little more structured with a true geometric form and would look great as centerpieces or lining the aisle. And of course the giant variation added a unique touch to the beautiful wedding showcased on Green Wedding Shoes. Otherwise known as the most viral wedding post since THIS arch below. Which just so happened to also be on Green Wedding Shoes. (Talk about your monopoly on beauty!)

{Shaped Crepe Flowers}{The Arch that Launched a Thousand Searches}{Chiffon Classic Beauty}{Crepe Paper Pretties}

This arch was actually what got me into the idea of paper flowers. And how amazing is that design by Jesi Haack!?

The only difficulty is that we’ll be flying in to Mexico and somehow I don’t think transporting enough pinwheels and flowers to make that glorious archway will be too much fun across the border. But hopefully in our experimenting we’ll find a fun, realistic compromise.

So craft away my lovelies and do tell which ones you find most inspiring!

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xoxo