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26Sep

DIY: Paper Fans Download

DIY: Paper Fans Download

DIY: Paper Fans Download

These pretty DIY wedding decorations are easy to make, and are great for covering a wall or used as a garland across your top table.

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26Sep

DIY: Confetti, Sweet or Favour Cones

DIY: Confetti, Sweet or Favour Cones

DIY: Confetti, Sweet or Favour Cones

Make your own confetti, sweet or favour cones with our super-quick last-minute make (Yep, they won't take long!).

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23Sep

DIY Download: Straw Flags

DIY Download: Straw Flags

DIY Download: Straw Flags

The perfect compliment for your wedding cocktail or welcome drink. Over the next few weeks we will put up some lovely drink recepies that will work nicely with these downloadable straw flags.

If you are looking for paper straws, then cleck out the Creative Brides Wedding Shop. We have lots of colours and patterens starting from £2.50 for 30 paper straws. We also stock double sided sticky tape which will help to fix your flag to the straws.

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23Sep

DIY: Jam Recipe

DIY: Jam Recipe
We all know that strawberries and cream go together like a dream, but have you ever sprinkled ground black pepper over fresh strawberries? It's a taste sensation, as the pepper really enhances the strawberries (balsamic vinegar is incredible too) and it takes strawberry jam to a whole new level.
 
Recipe by Chic'n'Cheerful
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23Sep

DIY Download: Jam Jar Labels

DIY Download: Jam Jar Labels

Seriously Jammin’ Jam Labels / These jam jar labels work really well with the Seriously Jammin’ Jam recipe by Chic 'n' Cheerful. You will find it by clicking here.

Directions: Print me, cut me out and stick me onto your jar using spray glue or double sided sticky tape.

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22Sep

DIY: Colourful Wool Letters

DIY: Colourful Wool Letters

DIY: Colourful Wool Letters

This one was in our magazine a few years ago. Although recycled, it was popular. So for those who missed this colourful and fun DIY then here it is again!

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22Sep

DIY: Free Photo Booth Accessories Download

DIY: Free Photo Booth Accessories Download

DIY: Photo Booth Accessories

Everyone loves a photo booth and it's great looking over the photos after your wedding. We've come up with some simple photo booth accessories that you can print at home on card and attach to a stick.

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22Sep

DIY Download: Chalk Board Chair Signs

DIY Download: Chalk Board Chair Signs

The Chalk Spot offers beautiful rustic and shabby chic personalised chalk baords and keep sakes for your wedding. Clair has just launched her own YouTube Channel and also published a book, so you can learn for yourself.

If you are looking to create these chalk board chair signs, then check out The Chalk Spots DIY kit which is only £15.00

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20Jul

DIY: Greenery table garland

DIY: Greenery table garland

DIY weddings are all the rage at the moment, especially as there are so many tutorials and guides for you to learn from (our NEW YouTube channel launches soon). Adding details you have made yourself will not only save you money, it is also a great way to integrate your own personalities and style. Many think DIY wedding details are just for creative and arty types. Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted has put together a how-to on making a simple and elegant greenery table garland decoration that everyone can make.

What you will need: A collection of paint cans / Spray paint in the colours of your choice / Succulents in different sizes and shapes / Your choice of greenery: moss, ivy and eucalyptus / Mixture of candles

 

Directions:

Step One / Spray paint cans in the colours of your choice. It’s nice to use a few contrasting colours to suit your wedding theme

Step Two / Create a garland that curves to the length of the table using the different varieties of greenery.

Top Tip / choose varieties that won’t wilt too quickly; you will want them to last the whole day

Step Three / Place succulents and moss around the top edges of the paint cans leaving room to place a candle or two.

Step Four / Place paint cans randomly or symmetrically along your garland

Step Five / Add different sized candles to the tops of a few of the paint cans

Step Six / Add some moss to cover any of the paint can tops that might be showing

Step Seven / Place some smaller tea lights in between the cans and at the front of your garland

Step Eight / Add some succulents to the garland to complete the look.

Top Tip / Ask the venue to light the candles before you and your guests enter the roo

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13Apr

DIY: How to open tissue pom poms

DIY: How to open tissue pom poms

If you've bought some of our lovely pom poms from our wedding shop, then here are the instructions of how to open them. 

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19Jan

DIY: Photobooth Speech Bubbles

DIY: Photobooth Speech Bubbles

DIY: Photobooth Speech Bubbles 

Another great DIY project by the very talented photographer, Rebecca Douglas...

I am always thinking about ways to grow and personalise my offer to my lovely brides and grooms. I really loved images that I was seeing from wedding photo booths and wanted to develop one, and this idea coincidently happened at the same time I was asked to shoot a photo guest book. The bride & groom wanted guests to write messages on blackboard speech bubbles and hearts for them to keep as a lasting photo memory of their day.

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19Jan

DIY: Mini Paper Bunting

DIY: Mini Paper Bunting

DIY: Mini Paper Bunting

Today I decided I needed some bunting in my life! I love bunting as it's a great way to decorate  a marquee, naked wall or even a cake. We have a very 'cream' office at Creative Brides, so over the next few wekks we will be injecting some colour and crafty decorations that you can also use for your wedding.

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18Jan

DIY: Letters of Love

 DIY: Letters of Love

DIY Project One: Letters of Love

One of our favourite photographers, Rebecca Douglas, is also a MASSIVE fan of anything crafty (another reason why we LOVE her!). Rebecca married her lovely hubby Mark on 27th October 2007 and to celebrate every year Rebecca makes Mark something meaningful based on the theme of the anniversary (nice idea). For their 5th wedding anniversary she made some art from some wooden letters 'M&R'. Here's Rebecca's DIY project which is perfect for wedding decorations, gifts and 1st (paper) and 5th (wood) anniversaries.

 

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