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

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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!

OMCuteness Overload

THIS. KID.

Hipster Baby

 

Died. This kid just killed me with her cuteness. I  mean. HIPSTER BABEH!

And apparently you can totally make her adorable knit scarf (hypothetically, because if you’re me and all knitting projects end up looking like sorry attempts at Celtic knots. Well then, you’re out of luck) if you hop over to this lovely guide —–> HERE {cue cuteness}

And in other news, it’s 12 min. past the last repeating date of a century.

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!

 

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!

{And don’t forget to “like” my page so we can be Facebook Friends!}

xoxo

Lovely in lace

This weekend was doubly exciting as a bride to be! Not only did I try on my dress for my mom, but I also had an appointment back to back with my darling friend and got to see her lovely lace leading pick! My friend in her beautiful lacy, fitted gown is today’s inspiration.

And if you haven’t noticed, lace is definitely trending this wedding season. So whether you’re going to be donning a delicate, lace dress, or just looking to add some dainty details, you’re sure to find gorgeous ways to do so! Here are just a few of my favs…

{1} One of my absolute to die for favorites this year has been the beautiful garders showing up on Etsy, La Gartier and of course Pinterest. Emily Riggs Bridal starts us off with a gorgeous lace garter with jewel detail, which takes my top pick, because who doesn’t need a little extra bling to match their ring?

{2} But if you’re really going to embrace lace this year, you have to get it in full length. This dress has been all over Pinterest and is sweetly romantic with its edged sweetheart neckline and slight flair. THANK YOU Watters for bringing us the Natalia.

{3} And every bride needs some fabulous hair flair to complete their ensemble, especially for after the ceremony when the veil will no longer be worn. Number 3 is near and dear to my heart as the exquisite creation of Sally Crew, a local Seattle designer with talent for miles. And she just happens to be one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet! Seriously contact this wonderful designer. She works wonders to capture your full “vision”. Customized. Brilliantly beautiful. What’s to consider?

{4} StudioWedbyMirela. Get ready to show some leg ladies, because these yummy designs are obviously meant to be seen. And you can kiss the garter toss goodbye – these are keepers!

{5} DIY + Lace?! These envelopes are a bride’s holy grail of lace love.

{6} Why leave the lace to the wedding day? Don’t forget to style up your Rehearsal or Bridal Shower with this stunning lace cocktail dress by Vera WangOr this one from Asos.

{7} Manolo Blahnik. That is all.