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DIY Wedding Invites and Mad Lib RSVPs

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, I’m a DIY-er. I like doing things myself to save on costs and to make sure that what I do has a custom element more personal to me. That and it just feels damn good to make something yourself and see the finished product!

So. Since it’s been since NOVEMBER since I last posted a blog…I feel it’s only fair to try to show a little snippet of what has been keeping me busy 😉

You guys have seen these invites right?

I REALLY liked this style. I love the story-telling aspect of it and the different fonts used to create interest.

We’re on a VERY tight budget. Scott is back to work now after about 4 months of being unemployed so whatever money we could have saved…well, we couldn’t save. So for this reason, we decided we would just do black text. It wouldn’t take much to add color though and make it more like the style above. However, I think ours works… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Crafts, Uncategorized

 

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Tile Coasters and Other Crafts

Aren’t these just AWESOME? Okay, maybe I’m just a little bit partial…I mean, I did make them 🙂 

 

Thanks to good ol’ Pinterest, I managed to make something I’m not really keen on the idea of actually letting go.

 

This, folks, was made by using 4″ by 4″ ceramic tiles, some scrapbook paper, modge podge, and some polycrylic.

 

I actually made a whole SLEW of things with tile I picked up from the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. But the coasters above are my favorite. 

 

See, I set out with the goal of making something I saw on Pinterest as a task set forth by a friend, who decided to have a “Pinterest Party.” If you have not had one of these with your friends, you NEED to do it. I think it helps some of us along who would just pin things all day instead of actually, ya know, DO the crafts 😉

Oh. Yeah, the pic quality kinda stinks. Had to use my cell phone for pics since the batteries in my camera are officially dead. Sadness.

So, what are all those other pieces? Well, let’s take a looksee shall we?

Here we have the other set of coasters I made to take to the party since I couldn’t let my first set go…

And then we have some wall plaques! I figured the father and mother themes would be good to pass along as gifts 🙂 I just have to figure out some way to mount a hanging bracket of some kind to the back, to make them functional.

 

And then, an extra experimental idea – the trivets. I’m still working on putting more coats of polycrylic to these and also need to decide on a “backing” like felt or cork perhaps, so the tiles won’t destroy the tables/counters they may be used on. I can’t wait to see them SHINE!

I still can’t get enough of the design and flow on my first set of coasters…I really can’t…

See the design and how they match up???

Yeah…I’m just that smitten…

So, whatcha think?

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Crafts

 

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