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Fingerprint Guest Book Picture - tree covered with prints

Fingerprint Guest Book PictureThis easy project is a wonderful wedding reception memory. Instead of signing a guest book, guests are invited to make their thumbprint on a picture of a tree.

 

Bird Seed Heart Wedding Favors - favors in bags

Bird Seed Heart Wedding FavorsMy daughter's wedding has a natural theme and so we wanted a favor that would be consistent and something anyone could enjoy once they got it home!

 

The completed wedding frame.

Inexpensive Wedding Gift IdeaHere is a thrifty wedding gift that only cost $5.50!

 

The completed wedding anniversary card.

Wedding Anniversary Greetings CardYou don't need to be brilliant at drawing to make this cute anniversary card. Just follow the instructions and with the addition of some scraps of paper and glue you'll make a card to be proud of

 

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair Signs - ready to hang

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair SignsThese bride & groom signs are perfect to display on your wedding chairs or to display on your get ready for wedding room door knobs. This is an inexpensive project to make and you will have lots of supplies left over for future projects.

 

Let Love Grow Wedding Favor Gift - finished favor

Let Love Grow Wedding Favor GiftAre you on a budget for your wedding? You can make your own wedding favor gifts! For this project, I only needed to purchase spray paint and ribbon (actually ribbon would be optional to save even more money if you wanted), then the rest of the supplies I already had on hand.

 

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu Holder - finished holder

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu HolderIf you have an IKEA nearby, I highly recommend TOLSBY frame for 2 pictures - it is only $1.00 and is perfect to use for wedding table number and menus!

 

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake Decoration - two small wedding cakes decorated with fresh flowers

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake DecorationHere is a tutorial on how to add fresh flowers to a cake while also making the cake food safe.

 

Succulent Jar Centerpiece - hand holding finished jar

Succulent Jar CenterpieceAt my wedding venue, there will be a couple of tall, small round bar tables outside. Since the tables are on the smaller side - I need the centerpiece to be smaller and sturdy. Here is what I came up with.

 

Finished kraft paper card with bridal dress

Wedding Dress Greeting CardThis is a cute wedding dress greeting card made with simple supplies - paper doilies, kraft paper, glue, and ribbon roses. This concept could also be used as a bridal shower invitation card.

 

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece - centerpiece on venue table

Succulent Wedding CenterpieceWedding centerpieces are very expensive, especially if you want to have flowers or living plants.

 

DIY Folded Name Place Cards

DIY Folded Name Place CardsWith just a few simple and inexpensive supplies (which you may even already have at home), you can make this project! This method will save you a lot of money versus ordering custom place cards plus you will have paper/paint left over for other projects!

 

Wedding Reception Table Topper - finished project

Wedding Reception Table TopperI made these table toppers for a wedding reception. My thrifty idea was to make them as inexpensive as possible as well as to make the table toppers recyclable for the the bride and groom as they begin newlywed life.

 

DIY Last Minute Wedding Invitation Cards - finished sample invitation

DIY Last Minute Wedding Invitation CardsI mailed or handed out all of our wedding cards and realized we were short a few cards. Instead of purchasing another DIY wedding invitation kit, I decided to look at what I had on hand and was able to come up with this last minute wedding card. I had extra blank floral cards and envelopes. You could use this as a guide to even make your own wedding cards or any invitations!

 

DIY Jar Lamp Wedding Souvenir

DIY Jar Lamp Wedding SouvenirIt's a big save when you make DIYs. My cousin's wedding is almost due and my advance gift for them is my handmade wedding souvenirs. They would love to have lamps, but it's expensive in the souvenir shops so I made some for free as a gift so they wouldn't have to buy expensive ones.

 

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Wedding Countdown Frame - 9 days flag on display

Wedding Countdown FrameAdd a cute touch of decor to your home with this countdown frame. This countdown frame is designed for a "wedding", but the concept could be applied to other special events like an engagement party, birthday, concert, etc.

 

Natural Centerpiece for Wedding or Parties - decoration on a cloth covered table

Natural Centerpiece for Wedding or PartiesThis simple yet lovely centerpiece was made for my daughter's wedding by the both of us. I think it is so natural looking and sweet. Just like my daughter! It really wasn't costly either compared to some of the things I saw!

 

Bride and Groom Clothespin Decor - fun wedding decor piece

Bride and Groom Clothespin DecorThese are adorable little DIY wedding favors or guest name card holders that you can make for cents on the dollar. Paint a clothespin as the bride on one side, the groom on the other, then pinch to make them kiss. What a sweet couple!

 

Bridal Dress Flower Vases - closeup of finished vase

Bridal Dress Flower VasesThis project is inexpensive and simple to make and would look adorable on tables at a bridal shower or even a wedding!

 

Memorable Party Favors - closeup of 3 finished favors

Painted Rock Party FavorsWe will be creating over 100 of these for my daughter's wedding reception, but you could use them at showers, birthdays, or other important parties! Personalize them however you'd like with colors, words, graphics, even stickers, or pressed flowers. A fun project to make with bridesmaids too!

 

Floral Glass Jar Wedding Favor - finished jar filled with candy

Floral Glass Jar Wedding FavorIt is spring and the wedding season has started. Turn empty cheese spread glass jars into wedding favors. Hot glue flowers around the jars to make them fit with a spring themed wedding, fill the jars with chocolates, and voila! Your guests will certainly love these unique wedding favors.

 

Coffee Wedding Gift

Coffee Wedding GiftDo away with the wrapping paper for a more eco-friendly present.

 

Closeup of finished favor.

Valentine's Day Wedding FavorsGetting married on Valentine's Day? Make these cute wedding favors and continue to spread the love.

 

Embroidered Wedding Veil

Embroidering a Wedding VeilTo make a beautiful "embroidered" wedding veil that isn't expensive, do the following: Make a basic veil out of tulle. Draw a basic design on the veil using permanent marker. Use embroidery floss (all strands) and a narrow embroidery needle to sew the pattern onto the veil.

 

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Bridal Shower DecorationsFor my sister's bridal shower, we used clear glass cylinder vases with white costume (parade) beaded necklaces inside, at the bottom. The beads looked like pearls! It was gave a decorative touch that was simple yet well-complimented.

 

finished topper

Ribbon Wedding Cake TopperThis fun and thrifty decoration is perfect as a topper to a plain wedding cake or as a wedding decoration. It uses Styrofoam, ribbon, paint, and a clay pot to make a mini-faux wedding cake.

 

Front of wedding dress favor.

Wedding Dress FavorInexpensive, yet elegant, use the wedding colors to complete these simple little favors that take only minutes to make.

 

Faux Wedding Cake

Frugal Faux Wedding CakeMy fiance Ken and I just pushed up our wedding date from November 1st to October 5th. So we don't have a lot of time and most definitely not a lot of money. We just found out that Ken's son has enlisted in the Marines and will be leaving on October 17th.

 

Making a Silk Bridal BouquetThank goodness the days of HUGE Bridal bouquets has passed! Small, round bouquets with stems showing are being used more often in Weddings. Your local florist would be glad to bunch up a cluster of roses and tie with ribbon but believe me you'd pay dearly!

 

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Making A Ring Bearer's PillowCut 2 heart shaped designs from a desired fabric. You can use white satin or if you want a little color showing, use colored fabric and cut a lace overlay so that the color shows through the lace. I cut mine about 8 inches around.

 

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