Bouquets are DONE

Hooray I finished the bouquets!  I added a little bit of bling because I promised my Maid of Honor she can have some bling (I also used boring normal pins on theirs so I needed to cover them up, I bought the pearl-ended pins for mine).  My dress has a lot of sparkly stuff anyways, so I left mine simple.

Bridesmaid bouquets



Card Box

I had originally bought a box at Goodwill I was going to use, but when I realized it would be a lot more effort to rehab that box I bought a new one from Michael’s for around $2.99.  I’m worried it might not be large enough for the bigger cards, but it should at least hold the majority of them… hopefully.  I’m pretty much out of time for making a new one, so there’s no plan B and my cards may be scattered around the table if they don’t fit.


Posting again – and Kid Favors

Okay so I have been MIA from here, but I decided to come back and post short posts about what I’m up to and I can follow up with longer posts after the wedding.  Things have been so hectic, but I have gotten a lot done.  I’ll post a few mostly photo posts to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, in no particular order.

Less than two weeks!!!

First up is the Kid Favors.  We thought it would be a cute idea to have bags of little toys to keep kids busy.  They have miscellaneous dollar-store toys for both boys and girls and don’t really have anything too exciting in them, but hopefully the kids will like them.  I made around 15, just in case some adults decide to grab them also, but I only expect around 10 kids or so.

Kid Favor Bags


I’m still here.. and still planning (just not posting)

I’ve been crazy busy lately and working on origami lilies like crazy so I can make my bouquet and finish up the centerpieces.  I haven’t been posting updates since I’ve been trying to actually accomplish stuff instead of writing about it, but I’ll try to sit down and write updates on my invitations (SENT), my thank you cards that are in the progress of being made, the stringing of the cranes, the guestbook I purchased, and everything else I’ve done that hasn’t made it onto the blog yet.

For now, here is a teaser post about my centerpieces.  I spray painted most of the bottles (I think I have 10 painted) and have started filling them with flowers.  I still have about a bajillion lilies I need to fold and I need to paint a few more bottles, but I’m pretty happy with how they are turning out.

One of each colored centerpiece vase.


DIY Invitations v2


Front of invitation

My DIY envelope. Yes, the paper is shiny!!! (and I made it myself)

Invitation version 2 with the bottom fanned out.


Bouquet and/or Centerpiece Origami Lily Flowers (progress)

So I was lurking around Offbeat Bride, as I often do, and decided to post an update about my finished 1,000 Origami Cranes.  A fellow member posted on my update and so I checked out her updates and saw the most lovely bouquet of origami lilies and fell in LOVE so I decided I had to try to make one!  I made a single lily and it was relatively easy and didn’t take a horribly long time so I decided to make a ton of multi-colors and see if I could at least use them in the centerpieces if they didn’t work out as a bouquet.  I’m still undecided on if they will be a bouquet(s) and/or centerpiece flowers, but I decided I’m going to make as many as possible and then decide later!

The "vase" is one of my unpainted centerpiece bottles that will be painted after it finally warms up outside!


1000 Cranes – DONE!!!

We have officially made 1000 cranes!

So many colors!

The box is chock-a-block FULL of cranes!


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