Oyster Garland

Oyster Garland

Pinterest can be a blessing or a curse. I’ve always tried look at it as a blessing and a source of inspiration. For our wedding Head Table, I wanted to add some depth to the Captain’s Table and tie all the different center pieces together, we had three- candles, flowers and oyster balls.

Inspiration.

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My inspiration led me to creating an Oyster Garland. The end goal was to create something beautiful, but that would also be easily set out by our venue. You don’t want to turn your DIY project into something you’re working on the morning of your wedding.

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Potato Stamp

Potato Stamp

For our Welcome Bags I had a vision of a stamped “E” on a Kraft Bag. I searched the internet high and low and couldn’t find a stamp large enough to make an impact on the bags.

Step 1. Print off the “E”.  Using our font – Bembo – I printed off a bunch of different sizes.  I settled on one I thought would look substantial on the bags.

Step 2. Using Scissors, cut the “E” out of the paper to make it into a stencil.

“E” Traced in the Potato

Step 3. Make a cut horizontally about 1/3 of the way into the potato – large enough that it would fit your stencil.

Step 4. Flip the stencil around so that it is mirror imaged.

Step 5. Use something sharp with a pointed end (pen, skewer, or anything else you feel comfortable with) to trace the stencil to make an outline of what you need. Remove the stencil.

Step 6. Use a knife to cut out the negative space of the stencil. Clean it up and it’s ready to go!

Finished Stamp

Use the Stencil:
-Paint the stencil and press onto the item you’d like to paint (making sure the stencil is positioned correctly).
-Repeat as many times as needed

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Materials Needed:
– Russet Potato
– Knife
– Paint
– Paint Brush

This is a great project to make with kids (depending on their age would obviously impact how much they can help with making the stamp).

Have you made a potato stamp before?

Watercolor Escort Cards

Watercolor Escort Cards

I may be a psycho, but there are a few things I’ve known I wanted to incorporate into our wedding since day one. For plated meals, your venue/caterer will need to know which individual requested which meal type. Some people choose

To keep with our wedding suite (or maybe our wedding suite was built off this idea), I painted watercolor stripes on each escort card. The watercolor stripes tied into our fully Paper Suite (keep your eye out for details for our suite) Paper Source has great blank escort card options.

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